Harman Patil (Editor)

1908 Auburn Tigers football team

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
1908 record  6–1 (5–1 SIAA)
Assistant coach  Pat Dwyer
Captain  Tom McLure
Head coach  Mike Donahue
Base defense  7–2–2
1908 Auburn Tigers football team
Conference  Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association

The 1908 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1908 college football season. The team went 6–1, outscoring opponents 158–10. Auburn featured a strong defense that held all opponents scoreless except the 10–2 loss to LSU. This team was the first during the second term of coach Mike Donahue at Auburn.


Before the season

Mike Donahue returned as head coach.

Southern champions

Amidst fears of many players being ineligible under SIAA rules most sportswriters did not include LSU for consideration as conference champions. Auburn and Vanderbilt were among those listed as alternative Southern champions.

Awards and honors

Captain and quarterback and Tom McLure was selected All-Southern by Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin and Georgia Tech coach John Heisman. McGugin describes his play: "McClure was not particularly fast, but a spirited leader, an excellent general and a sure tackler." Lew Hardage was selected All-Southern by McGugin; and J. G. Davis was selected All-Southern by Heisman.

Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Mike Donahue
  • Assistant coaches: James Dwyer, Dan Wilkinson
  • Manager: Thomas Bragg
  • References

    1908 Auburn Tigers football team Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Aussie Rules the World
    Gino Cappelletti
    Allan Rock