Wednesday, Phil Neel passed away. He was the creator of Auburn's mascot, Aubie.
Neel was a newspaper artist who first designed Aubie to be an Auburn's media guide back in the 1950s. Roughly two decades later, it became a mascot and can be found on the sidelines of football games at Jordan-Hare.
Barry Mask was the first person to wear the Aubie costume and he remembers his first conversation with Neel about how to make Aubie come to life.