Auburn linebacker Karibi Dede talks about getting a victory over Alabama for win number 40 for the…
Senior Linebacker Playing Final Iron Bowl
"I knew about it because it is that big," Dede explains. "I didn't know a lot about Auburn and I didn't know a lot about Alabama, but I knew about it. You've got your traditional rivalries and this is one of the big, big rivalries in the country. It could be the biggest. It's definitely top three. The tradition, the hatred and passion that goes into this one runs deep." Now as a senior, the Virginia native is making his third start in the Iron Bowl and has a better understanding of the tradition, hatred and passion involved with this game. "People will e-mail you, write you on Facebook or Myspace, call you, leave messages or text messages," he says of Auburn fans. "I had the mailman deliver a package for my roommate. He sat there for a minute talking about the rivalry. He said this is the one--the only one." It didn't take long after the loss to Georgia for the Auburn fans to turn their attention to Alabama. While walking back to the...
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