Short version. War Eagle Legend.Hey Eagle3- Can you explain the "War Eagle" thing to a volunteer? Why the tiger and the "war eagle?" Just curious.
An AU alum was the sole survivor of a civil war battle. We he became conscious he found a baby eagle on the battle field. He nursed it back to health and brought it to AU's first football game. At halftime the eagle took off from the stands, circled the field, and crashed to it's death on the 50 yd line.(I said it was a legend) The AU team came back to win the game and the spirit of the eagle is said to live on in Auburn. So "War Eagle" is the battle cry. Nuttshell version.