Auburn football: Tigers — on field and sidelines — recognized after dominating Iron Bowl

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Re-watching domination never gets old

Perhaps the best thing about winning the Iron Bowl is that Auburn players, coaches and, most importantly, fans will have some fun footage to watch for the next 364 days.

Auburn shut down the Crimson Tide’s dynamic offense and walked all over their threatening defense on Saturday. Alabama may have inflicted some errors on itself, but for the most part Gus Malzahn’s team controlled its in-state rival.

Check out a few of the biggest Iron Bowl moments from Saturday:

Kevin Steele makes the cut 

Kevin Steele has been one of the best defensive coordinators in the country since Auburn hired him in December 2015. Now, the 37-year coaching veteran is getting the attention his success warrants.

Steele on Monday was named a finalist for the Broyles Award, given to the best assistant coach in college football. He was a semifinalist last season but this is the first time in his career he is a finalist. And really, there was no way he could have been left out.

Wisconsin’s Jim Leonhard is the only other defensive coordinator named a finalist; the other three are offensive coordinators at Clemson, Oklahoma and UCF. You can see the full list here.

The winner will be announced Dec. 5 in Little Rock, Ark.

Weekly studs 

Quarterback Jarrett Stidham and defensive lineman Nick Coe were honored by the SEC on Monday afternoon.

Stidham was named a co-Offensive Player of the Week, while Coe was named the conference’s Defensive Lineman of the Week.

Stidham, the sophomore transfer who began his career at Baylor, completed 21 of 28 passes for 237 yards and made some impressive moves on the ground to gain 51 yards rushing with a touchdown. Playing in his first Iron Bowl, Stidham was exactly what Auburn needed to take down Georgia and Alabama.

Coe had previously been named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice this season, but he saved his best for the Crimson Tide as he finished the Iron Bowl with 5 tackles, a sack and a quarterback hurry.

In other Auburn football news:

Tweet of the day 

Rarely do I use one of my own tweets in the War Eagle Wakeup, but quite a few people agreed that they like to listen to Johnson talk about sports.

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