Q&A with biblioblogger and Auburn fan Matthew Emerson about National Championship Game and Theology

On Friday I answered Chad Chambers’ questions about Auburn, football, and faith on his blog, and am re-posting them here. Enjoy and War Eagle!

Cruciform Theology

Matthew Emerson and I decided to celebrate the National Championship Game between Auburn and Florida State University (of which we are fans respectively) by answering a few questions about the game itself and the connections between football and theology. You can find my answers to his questions on his blog – Secundum Scripturas.

1. After last season, the firing of Chizik, and hiring of Malzahn, what were you expectations for Auburn coming into this season?

I fluctuated between 6-6 and 11-1, and eventually settled on 8-4. I thought AU would lose to UGA, Bama, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss. Given the recent recruiting success I knew there was talent at Auburn, and I knew the Tigers were deep and talented where it matters in the SEC – on both lines. I also was counting on Tre Mason to surpass his 1,000 yard total in 2012. What worried me, though, was…

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