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    #StatTiger: The Season In Review

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    Post Season Numbers & Thoughts: During the first 7 games of the season the Auburn defense allowed 5.88 yards per play during the first-half and 4.21 yards per play during the second-half. During the final 6 games of the season, the Auburn defense allowed 5.97 yards per play during the first-half and 6.76 yards per play during the second-half. During the first 7 games of the season, 49.0% of the snaps defended by the Auburn defense during the first-half, went for 2-yards or less. It i
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The Rest of the Schedule

The Rest of the Schedule

Gus Malzahn is very aware that his seat isn't cool. The verdict is still out on if his return to play-calling is a positive one. Auburn is 32nd in Total Offense, 42nd in Points Per Game, 91st in Passing Yards, and 8th in Rushing Yards. It's obvious that Gus' run first mentality hasn't changed but it still remains unclear how well this pans out with SEC competition. The first test is Texas A&M and the winding twisting schedule only gets more treacherous from there as Gus looks to not only hol

Zeek

Zeek

 

The Auburn Family Gives Back

Auburn (AL) - There are two popular phrases that echo within Auburn’s student body; these are the Auburn Family and the Auburn Spirit. An outsider unfamiliar with these phrases might ask what the Auburn Family and Auburn Spirit are.  And while any given student can give their explanation of what it is, the truth is that the best way explain this spirit of family to someone isn’t to tell them, but to show them. This is what the Auburn student body did last week for Tiger Giving Day. Tig

WilliamHeartsill

WilliamHeartsill

 

Best5Zach's Best 5 SEC Coaches (and more)

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! It's all the rage! Somebody somewhere did their annual ranking of all coaches in college football, starting with a complete ranking of the SEC coaches. Pundits have an issue with their rankings. You have an issue with their rankings. Me? Yeah. I take exception to them, too. I'm not going to post their rankings up here on my blog. Why? W

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

Best5Zach's Best 5 Offensive Questions Heading Into Spring

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! Spring practice is HERE and I am DYING to read, write, and talk Auburn football. That being said, I am going to try and avoid repeating the same stuff you have undoubtedly read from our beat reporters. Those guys get paid to give you their opinions, and those opinions are already all over the web. If I say the same thing, why would you wan

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

Best5Zach's Best 5 Offensive Questions Heading Into Spring

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! Spring practice is HERE and I am DYING to read, write, and talk Auburn football. That being said, I am going to try and avoid repeating the same stuff you have undoubtedly read from our beat reporters. Those guys get paid to give you their opinions, and those opinions are already all over the web. If I say the same thing, why would you want to c

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

Upon Further Review: Auburn's Understated Need at Center

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! Yesterday was National College Football Fans Watching ESPN In Their Office Day. Also known as National Signing Day. Or #NationalSigningDay or #NDS2015 or a handful of other names. I was right there with you...sorta. I took half a day off for termite inspections for my old house, which I just sold. Nope. No termites, thanks for asking. A

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

Auburn's Understated Needs of 2015 Signing Day: Wide Receiver

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! National Signing Day is only 48 short hours from now. After that...well....it's a long way until Spring Practice. Social media is currently inundated with National Signing Day articles. It is a flood of flips and flops, hopes and dreams of a mythical NSD championship. And, for the 5th year in a row, the rest of College Football is s

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

Auburn's Understated Needs of 2015 Signing Day: Center

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! Social media is currently inundated with National Signing Day articles. It is a flood of flips and flops, hopes and dreams of a mythical NSD championship. And, for the 5th year in a row, the rest of College Football is scrambling for the Tide's scraps. Yes, it's true (and hard to admit). Alabama will sign the most ESPN 300 players in history

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

The Outback Bowl Experience

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! In case you missed it, I covered the Outback Review a few days ago, which is dedicated to the X's and O's of the game. Since we turned this into a family vacation, I figured I would do a write up on our experience. We had a great time and we did it on a slim budget. So, Alyse had to work half a day on the 30th, so we couldn't exactly ma

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

Why Auburn Needs/Wants Jeremy Johnson to Succeed

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! I had a bit of revelation a few weeks ago as I was writing another Auburn Realist article that no one read. While writing Where Does Auburn Look to Replace Offensive Production in 2015 , I was putting together some stats regarding JUCO transfer QBs at Auburn and I came up with some really interesting findings. Here is what I said: "Auburn'

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

#StatTiger: The Season In Review

Post Season Numbers & Thoughts: During the first 7 games of the season the Auburn defense allowed 5.88 yards per play during the first-half and 4.21 yards per play during the second-half. During the final 6 games of the season, the Auburn defense allowed 5.97 yards per play during the first-half and 6.76 yards per play during the second-half. During the first 7 games of the season, 49.0% of the snaps defended by the Auburn defense during the first-half, went for 2-yards or less. It i

Staff

Staff

 

Where Does Auburn Look to Replace Offensive Production in 2015

The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! By now you know that Sammie has declared for the NFL. Am I surprised? No. Did I think he should stay? Well, you can read my article about why I thought he and Duke should return for 2015. With Sammie's departure, all eyes look to #1. To me, he is a more NFL ready player than Sammie and many project him as a 1st rounder. Let's assume for a minute that Duke does declare for the NFL. By a quick estimation, losin

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

#StatTiger: Muschamp Factor

From 1997-2014, the Auburn defense has held their opponent to 11.3% below the opponent's seasonal average in yardage per game. From 2009-2014, the Auburn defense has held their opponent to 2.9% below their seasonal average. During the Will Muschamp era (2006-2007), the Auburn defense held their opponent to 20.3% below the opponent's season average. During Will Muschamp's final season at Auburn, the Tiger defense had the opponent to 24.4% below the opponent's season average in y

Staff

Staff

 

#StatTiger: Bowl Game Boom

Depending on pending injuries or weather, I would expect the Auburn offense to play well against Wisconsin. Gus Malzahn has coached in 10 combined Bowl games and Conference Championships at the collegiate level. During those 10 games, his offense averaged 498.6 YPG and 39.9 PPG. His teams went 7-3 during those 10 outings. This includes 6 games at Auburn, where his offense averaged 518.8 YPG and 41.5 PPG. This includes a 5-1 mark at Auburn. Auburn will check in with Nick Marshall at QB, CAP at

Staff

Staff

 

#StatTiger: Spotlight on the Deep Pass

The Wisconsin defense has been very solid all year up until the B10 Championship. Despite their major beat down at the hands of the Buckeyes, the Badger defense is still No. 4 in total-defense. Some of their success on defense has to do with the caliber of offenses Wisconsin faced but they did hold their opponent to 23 percent below their yardage average for the season. One area Auburn should be able to exploit is the Badger pass-defense. The Wisconsin pass-defense is No. 108 nationally allowing

Staff

Staff

 

Why Sammie and Duke Should Return for 2015

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! Let me preface this by saying.... OF COURSE I WANT THEM TO RETURN, ARE YOU DAFT? I mean, who wouldn't want to see them come back? I guess that's the problem with being a fan of a team. Though we want to see our guys succeed in life, we want to win more. And, if having a certain player gives you a better chance at winning, then you want

Best5zach

Best5zach

 

The Outback Bowl Preview

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! Find the whole post HERE! Still fuming over the fiasco that was the 2014 Iron Bowl. Don't worry. Me too. And while I managed to limit my complete and utter aggravation in the 2014 Iron Bowl Review, just trust me that it's there. I mean, how could it not? Don't you just think about any of ALL THESE PLAYS that happened...or

Best5zach

Best5zach