Last season’s Iron Bowl ended on one of the craziest plays we’ve ever seen, and led to one of the great field rushes in college football history. If there was any downside for Auburn, and it is FAR outweighed by how amazing the win over Alabama was, it is that the holly shrubs around the field were absolutely destroyed as a result.
PHOTO: The shrubs at Jordan-Hare Stadium after Auburn fans rushed the field: pic.twitter.com/7JgOzXkV5J v @SimoneEli_FOX10
— Joshua Chavers (@JoshuaChavers) December 1, 2013
Even as of mid-April, the hollies had not totally bounced back, but with around 50 days until the kick-off of the 2014-15 season, things are looking pretty good at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
— AU Grounds Crew (@AU_Grounds_Crew) July 7, 2014
Auburn opens up with Arkansas on August 30. We don’t think this SEC contest will have much cause for an Iron Bowl-like celebration based on how Auburn and Arkansas project to be this fall, so the shrubs should survive, for at least a few weeks.