Auburn Fan Writes Insane Open Letter To Jeremy Johnson


It’s no secret that Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson’s drive to the Heisman Award may have taken a quick pit stop along the road to greatness for some repairs.

While the chances for the Heisman may be on hold for right now, he is looking like a possible candidate for the Ray Guy Award for his five arm punts through two games.

When things start getting tough, that’s when the open letters from fans start to come out. After reading Andrew Sims’ open letter to the signal caller for the Tigers, there is no doubt in my mind that things are about to turn around.

Sims touched on the Auburn Creed and really gets to the heart of the matter with “you’re not scared of what lies ahead”. Is there someone cutting onions in here? Here is the letter in its entirety. Go God, Go Auburn, Go Team, Go Family.

"Jeremy,You don’t know me, but I’m one of thousands of fans who love to watch the Tigers play on Saturdays in the Fall.This is your year.“I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.”You’ve waited. You’ve trained. You’ve prepared yourself. And now is your time. It’s all yours for the taking.“I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.”Let’s be honest. It’s been a rough start. Nobody can argue with that, and I know you’re not denying it. I know that with your team and your coaches you’ve said what needed to be said. The “I will do better” and the “We can do better” moments have come and you meant them. Truthfully.“I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities.”You’re not scared of what lies ahead. You know that this weekend, LSU will be a challenge. You’re not afraid. And you shouldn’t be. We all know that you’re still the Quarterback that we saw pass for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against Arkansas last year. Nothing has changed. Except maybe your understanding that this is a game you love to play and that you can play it well.You read your own press. It’s OK. Nobody amongst us could blame you. But it’s time to forget it. You’re now the leader of a team of great men.“I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.”Jeremy, don’t listen to the few that would want to say awful things to you during this time. They don’t represent the Auburn Family that I know and love. The same family that supports one another through all hard times. Your brothers and sisters have your back. Still.“I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by “doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God.”God. He has prepared you for this moment. He is bringing your blessings to pass. Your prayers of one day playing Quarterback for a great program have been answered, and HE will see you succeed. I know that. And you need to remember that.“And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.”And we believe in you, Jeremy. Just like we believe in every young man or woman who puts on the blue, orange or white uniform and represents Auburn University. This weekend you have a great test ahead of you. But know that we believe in you. That we support you. And because we believe in and love Auburn, we believe in and love you.All the best, and War Eagle!Andrew SimsAuburn Alumni — Class of 2010"