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Irons brothers take long road to collegiate success

David Irons might be his younger brother's biggest critic, but he is also one of the primary reasons Kenny Irons is a Heisman Trophy hopeful, writes Mark Schlabach.

Updated: August 25, 2006, 7:41 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn cornerback David Irons Jr. couldn't take his eyes off the reporter's notebook as he sat down for an interview last week. On the back and front covers of the notebook were color photographs of Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm and tailback Michael Bush, whom the school is touting as the "Derby City Duo" in its Heisman Trophy promotions.

"Man, my brother better step up his game," Irons said of his younger brother, Kenny Irons, the Tigers' star tailback. "Auburn probably ...

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