A thought on a post here about accepting their current mediocrity so closely removed from a BCSNC*. IMO whether they admit it or not, they know in their subconscience that it was bought. Not only bought but lucky in about 5-6 of their games that year. They also know that Fairley played dirty, was encouraged to do so, and was an embarrassment. So it's a very easy slide down that slippery slope back into their old mindset, hence poor attendance.
Very different than an LSU or Florida fanbase in their post BCSNC years.
A couple of things come to mind here. There was a post on tidefans back in November that had a link to an Auburn message board where the fans were talking about how "football's just not that important, there's more to life." I also think of my friend telling me she went into a Campus Spirit the other day where they had all of the Auburn stuff on the right side of the store on sale but not the Alabama stuff on the left side. I seem to remember the Iron Bowl where the AU marching band made up the majority of the AU fans in attendance that day.
ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!
“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.” - Coach Paul "Bear Bryant"