AU Alum Excited About Trip to Glendale

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Right after the Georgia game, we went ahead and booked our flight and hotel," says Jana Tarleton.

Tarleton flew to Las Vegas and then plans to take a bus to Glendale.

"It's going to have flat screen tvs, sofas, couches, we have somebody driving us."

Tarleton, who also serves as the President of the Columbus-Phenix City Auburn Club, says several folks opted for the fly-drive because it's cheaper.

She says the biggest question though, "How to get tickets without breaking the bank?"

The university's allotment was 17,000, but that hasn't stopped die hard fans.

"There's a lot of people going out there, that do not have tickets, and I think just being there, even if you can't be in the stadium, people are going, I mean this is huge for us," says Tarleton.

Antarrious "A.T." Williams is also making the trip to Arizona.  He was a starting linebacker on the 2004 team.

One would think a win would mean a little redemption, but Williams says that's not what it's about.

"What we did in '04, is in the past, we can't take away what happened in the past, but moving forward in the future, we're just excited about this year, says Williams."

A.T. says some of the old guys plan to have a little get together while they're in Glendale.

Overall, though, fans like Williams and Tarleton say they're just glad to be going.

"Nail biter games, I mean every week, it was like, can I get more blood pressure medicine! So, we get here, and now we're going to Glendale. I mean, it's a dream come true to be honest with you," adds Tarleton.

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