June 8th, 2011
04:26 PM ET
The East Room of the White House was transformed into an Auburn football pep rally Wednesday as President Obama officially congratulated the Tigers for their BCS Championship win last January over Oregon.
The visit was delayed more than a month ago so the president could survey the deadly tornado damage that affected large parts of Alabama.
Obama gave a particular shout out to Cam Newton – Auburn’s former quarterback and winner of the Heisman Trophy - as well as Robert Gibbs, the former White House press secretary who attended Auburn and is a die-hard fan of the team.
But it was Gibbs' son, Ethan, who ultimately stole the show. Himself an Auburn fan, Obama asked the younger Gibbs to come on stage with the players. It was then all did not quite go as planned - check out the video above.