PHOTOS: Auburn tailgaters already arriving for massive Iron Bowl

PHOTOS: Auburn tailgaters already arriving for massive Iron Bowl

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

So here's what Auburn 's official Twitter feed had to say Friday night:

How early here is "early"? The Tigers' game against Alabama is set for next Saturday (on CBS), a full 167 hours from now as of this posting.

But this also happens to be the first winner-take-all-for-the-SEC-West Iron Bowl since the SEC's 1992 divisional split, happens to be an Iron Bowl where the Tide is ranked No. 1 and both teams have legitimate designs on a national championship -- in short, the biggest Iron Bowl since at least 1971.

So no, this follow-up tweet from @AUFootball Saturday isn't really surprising:

And neither is this photo from Twitter user Justin Haigler:

Be honest: you wish you could spend your entire next week tailgating. Yes, this game is going to be that big.

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