October 17, 2007

Auburn headed to dreaded Death Valley

Craig Stevens has heard the stories. Josh Thompson has told him a few of them.

The senior's message: Get ready, freshman. You're about to go to Death Valley.

Stevens, Auburn's redshirt freshman starting linebacker, will be making his first trip to Baton Rouge, La. Saturday when the No. 18 Tigers face-off against No. 5 LSU.

It won't be his first trip away from Jordan-Hare Stadium. Stevens has already been to Gainesville, Fla. and Fayetteville, Ark. He's seen The Swamp. He's heard the pig snorts.

But Tiger Stadium, on a Saturday night in October, is a little different.

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