The Auburn Tigers football team represents Auburn University in college football as a member of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, competing in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Since its beginnings in 1892, Auburn football has won 2 national championships, 11 conference championships, 7 divisional championships, 7 perfect seasons, and 3 Heisman Trophy winners. Auburn is the 13th winningest program in NCAA Div1A history, and has compiled over 700 victories, while appearing in 36 postseason bowl games. Auburn is currently 5th in Bowl Winning Percentage. Auburn’s home stadium is Jordan-Hare Stadium, which becomes Alabama’s fifth largest city on gamedays with a capacity of 87,451. Auburn competes in the Iron Bowl, one of the fiercest rivalries in college football, against Alabama. Auburn’s winningest coach is Ralph “Shug” Jordan, who led the Tigers from 1951 to 1975, and won the school’s first national championship in 1957. The team is currently coached by Gene Chizik, who was hired on December 13, 2008. They are the reigning national champions after defeating the Oregon Ducks 22-19 in the BCS National Championship Game on January 10, 2011.
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