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  1. 24 points
    I hope none of them can play and we win by 400. I want them to suffer with the "what would've been" and "if only" type of feelings for the next year.
  2. 19 points
    Missed one thing - strength of schedule Auburn #5 uat #21 now look at those numbers
  3. 18 points
  4. 17 points
    ^more of a stinger than anything else, so yes, should be cleared to play this weekend.
  5. 17 points
    96 hours after arguably the most impressive win in school history. I vote we replace some of our fans first.
  6. 16 points
  7. 15 points
    I'm just going to take care of them all....
  8. 14 points
    This is a good start to understanding Saban's cover3/pattern match coverage scheme. https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2014/12/46950/film-study-nick-sabans-pattern-matching-pass-defense?amp Saban likes to align his corners in a “press-bail” technique. That is where they line up in a tight press man look and then at the snap will "bail" out into their deep zone. However, he really stresses “pattern matching” with his underneath defenders. This is what makes the coverage work: he drills into them the pass patterns they are most likely to face, and although they are in zone, they guard receivers like they are playing man. It allows the defender to carry the receiver through the zone while still being able to peel off and help. Here is a good article on pattern matching And here This will sound simple, but we must be able to take advantage of their aggression and the match ups against their depleted LBs. We also need to stress their zones by having multiple receivers running in and through them. Cover 3 is susceptible in three areas, seams, flats, and middle zone(behind backer and in front of safeties). Using specific Route combinations in our passing game will be key to beating bama. Curl/flats, hitch/seams, levels, smash, China, floods, are all types that we will need to implement to take advantage of bama's coverage.
  9. 14 points
  10. 13 points
    My hope, among these others: 1. Added humility going in next week. 2. Added overconfidence by our "guests". 3. Lots of hidden mojo and moves that lay veiled today.
  11. 13 points
    Why extend the term of the contract? He'll be getting a handsome bonus "if" AU wins SEC Championship and an even larger bonus "if" they win an NC. I fail to understand how AU owes him a contact extension this season....... He wins one game vs a top 5 opponent for the first time since 2013 and a contract extension is in the discussion? What's wrong with giving an extension and a nice raise once he shows 3 yrs of consistency to make up for the 3 yrs of mediocrity?
  12. 13 points
  13. 13 points
    I hope we keep Gus into the foreseeable future. Or at least until someone can show me a coach with better credentials than Gus has and who would be willing to come here. (No up and comers, please. See UF, Tenn and A&M for reasons why not) Look: Three years ago the defense was a wreck. Gus got it fixed. His recruiting has always been great. The kids play hard for him and don't quit. Discipline problems are at a minimum compared to other similar schools. He doesn't cheat. He wins big when he has a healthy, capable QB. We can do a whole lot worse and there are very few that are better.
  14. 12 points
    I'd put Hastings on Minka and make him twist, turn, plant, cut and chase him all day long. I'd put all sorts of stress on that hamstring.
  15. 12 points
    Need to sign at least 21 linebackers this year.
  16. 12 points
    Good morning all, Normally I post a "My thoughts from inside the stadium," but there is not too much to delve into in that regard. Bottom line was we won, but with some injuries. The focus of this thread is to continue a thread I created the Monday before the Georgia game. In an effort to keep the motions I did before that game, I wanted to do this again (a little superstitious here). Tickets: If you are not able to attend and have season tickets, help make sure your tickets fall into the hands of Auburn fans. Many are willing to pay market value for a seat, and others will pay what they can afford. Let's do what we can to help our fellow Auburn family out. Atmosphere: From what I recall, fans are allowed to start their tailgates up on Friday at 6:00 AM this year. Along the lines of last year, RV's can already park there, although they cannot be occupied until Friday I believe. Let's make sure we show up and show out! Gametime: As of right now, there is not a certain color we are supposed to wear. By now it is well documented that the crowd was a major factor into our win against Georgia. Fans did a wonderful job of showing up early, even at the time I always arrive, which is 1 hour before kickoff. I am sure it helped out our players get in the right mindset of their warmups seeing their fans arrive early and start cheering just when they came out of the field. Our main goal as fans in the Georgia game was to make Jake "From State Farm" Fromm as uncomfortable as possible when trying to change the play at the line of scrimmage. We sure did that. We need to do the same thing again here. Our defense last year (almost the exact same guys) held Hurts in check at their own field. Imagine what we can do on our turf, with our fans. Make sure we stand up, and get LOUD. This can be a very special game. Auburn has always thrived when everyone doubts them. Come Saturday, we have a great opportunity to serve notice to the world that Auburn IS BACK. We have the right coaches. We have the players. And we definitely have the fans. Let's do our part to show our players how much we love them, and do our part to help them succeed. As always, you are more than welcome to come say hello before the game in Section 2. If interested, just PM me.
  17. 12 points
    Oh LOLOLOL! This article is rich! Just 2 weeks ago some of us were ready, willing, and able to foot the bill for the UHAUL and load the son of a gun sending him on West. Almost begging Arky to take him away. Now after ONE solitary dominating performance against one of our biggest rivals in the last 3 1/2 years, folks are posting threads about a freaking contract extension when his current contract goes thru 2020.....and now will worry about the possibility of the Hogs courting him. This is first class bi-polar disorder.
  18. 11 points
    Please delete this thread. Already been addressed and no one here has any control over who is hired or fired. Just more garbage to deal with. The only thing I'd address in this is who the heck is making decisions like that in our AD environment? It would be beyond stupid for anyone other then the new AD to make the hire... If Gus were to leave. Which I doubt very seriously is happening
  19. 10 points
    AU being represented at the parade. Well done, whoever you are. WAR EAGLE!!
  20. 10 points
  21. 10 points
    For our offense against their defense a lot will depend on how well we can run the ball. We run and possess the ball we win. We don’t and it’ll be a struggle to score enough. Beyond that Stidham has played very well against the blitz. It’s non-blitz pressure that has gotten him to hold the ball and take sacks. He reads coverages and blitz well. Bama likes to blitz when not able to get pressure from their front. They also blitz from both field and boundary now as opposed to almost exclusively from the field in years past. To counter that you throw the bubble or the RB screen or go max protect and go over the top. Bama also like to play combo coverages man on one side zone on another. Jarrett will have to identify at the snap. Gus and Chip seem to do a good job of picking up and teaching these to their QBs. The also play a lot of matchup zone where the DB goes almost to man coverage when a WR enters his zone. To attack this I have always gone to corner timing or curl routes. Have to be careful on the curl routes against aggressive LBs because they can sometimes jump the route. Which we can slow down with a good run game. The only out of the ordinary stuff I would do is try to isolate R. Davis or Hastings on a LB and try to hit a crossing/drag route but wait until they have cleared the middle of the field on the same side I ran a post with Slayton. Im not fond of throwing over the middle with Fitzpatrick playing centerfield unless we can really get him creeping up on the run and hit a pop pass to someone that sneaks by on a fake block Cox/Harris. Just a few things to look for in the game for everyone.
  22. 10 points
    Update tues night: think chances dinson plays much higher now.
  23. 10 points
    Whispers from those in the know say Fitzpatrick and Pappanastos ok to play and all others expected to miss. Tifwiw. Per some reliable sources in Bama country.
  24. 10 points
    We need to get the gameday signs going ....
  25. 10 points
    T Williams is an exacerbation of his shoulder injury. It’s gonna be iffy to get him back this week IMO. we will get the “banged up” from Dinson but it does look like a concussion vs stinger situation. We will see how he progresses this week. looks like all the other injuries were rather minor. Stidham had me worried there for a minute i don’t know about you guys.
  26. 10 points
    I’m not even voting in this poll but can we stop this stupid fire him don’t fire him after every season, every game, every play, every presser, and every practice. Just let everything play out each year and see where we are.
  27. 10 points
    d.s. (No, I will not honor that jerk by spelling his name or even using caps on his initials) is a lying -filthy-low down-uat butt kissing-proven to be so-MORON. If you want to know what is in the best interest of all things related to our Beloved Auburn....simply seek to know the total opposite of his thoughts or opinion. I try to not use the word hate. He is cut from the same cloth as the al.com cultist. Now, I feel as if I need a shower due to having simply read his name. 👿👿👿
  28. 9 points
    I believe it comes down to Kevin Steele vs. Jalen Hurts. Hurts has never been rattled in 2 years as a starter. He's utterly unflappable. Miss St. controlled the Bama game with heart, effort, and execution, and still got outdone at the end of the 4th qtr bc of Hurts. Had Bama had a couple extra mins in last season's championship game, Hurts would have done what Watson did, and Bama would have hoisted the trophy instead. I believe KS is gonna have to mainly plan for how to contain and confuse Hurts. Auburn is gonna flush Hurts throughout the game; it's what happens after the flush that will be key to a victory.
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  32. 9 points
    Doc, please, no more about their running game.
  33. 9 points
    Really hope Chris Davis gets to be the honorary mic man for this game. Uga hated seeing Nick Fairley out there. They need to introduce Davis with him standing beneath the goal post in the south end zone and let him retrace his steps while leading us in a "War Eagle!" Somebody make it happen
  34. 9 points
    Game #11 Statistical Evaluation (La. Monroe Game) Offensive Report Card 01) Avg 6-yards per play on 1st down: [6.67] pass 02) Convert at least 40% of 3rd downs: [50.0%] pass 03) Avg at least 4.5 yards per rush: [6.60] pass 04) Score on at least 1/3 of possessions: [38.5%] pass 05) Keep 3 and out series under 33%: [7.7%] pass 06) Average 8.0 yards per pass attempt: [9.79 yds] pass 07) Score at least 75% inside red zone: [75.0%] pass 08) TD red zone above 60%: [75.0%] pass 09) Avg at least 30-yards per possession: [42.5 yds] pass 10) 40% of offensive snaps part of scoring drives: [41.7%] pass 11) TD / Turnover ratio above 1.6: [2.5] pass 12) TD ratio of at least 1 every 17 snaps: [14.4] pass 13) At least 8 impact plays: [10] pass 14) At least 2 big plays: [4] pass 15) Pass rating of at least 126.3: [176.4] pass Score: 15 of 15 (100.0%) Pass Defensive Report Card: 01) Avg under 6-yards per play on 1st down: [2.82] pass 02) Convert below 35% of 3rd downs: [40.0%] fail 03) Avg at least 4.0 yards per rush or less: [2.83] pass 04) Score 1/3 of possessions or below: [15.4%] pass 05) Keep 3 and out series above 33%: [23.1%] fail 06) Average below 7.5 yards per pass attempt: [6.03 yds] pass 07) Score below 75% inside red zone: [100.0%] fail 08) TD red zone below 60%: [100.0%] fail 09) Avg under 30-yards per possession: [25.6 yds] pass 10) Less than 40% of offensive snaps part of scoring drives: [20.8%] pass 11) TD / Turnover ratio below 1.6: [.667] pass 12) TD ratio of at least 1 every 30 snaps: [38.5] pass 13) Less than 8 impact plays: [5] pass 14) No more than 2 big plays allowed: [2] pass 15) Pass rating below 125.0: [93.1] pass Score: 11 of 15 (73.3%) Pass Special Teams Report Card: 1) Punt Average (Above 41.3): [33.5] fail 2) Punt Return Defense (Below 7.8 YPR): [6.0] pass 3) Punt Return Offense (Above 9.8 YPR): [-4.0] fail 4) Kick-Return Defense (Below 21.2 YPR): [9.0] pass 5) Kick-Return Offense (Above 22.3 YPR): [18.7] fail 6) PAT’s (100%): [6/6] pass 7) FG Pct (75% or above): [0/0] N/A Score: 3 of 6 (50.0%) Pass * 50% is a passing score. With the emotional victory over No. 1 Georgia last week, an adrenalin dump was expected against La. Monroe. Gus Malzahn expressed concerned for the possibility of a lack of focus this week, leading up to the Warhawk game. The Auburn offense came out strong, scoring a touchdown on their first possession but the defense allowed ULM to respond with an immediate touchdown to tie the game. During their next four possessions, the Auburn offense totaled only 98 yards from 23 snaps, resulting in four punts. The Auburn defense stood tall, holding ULM to just 73-yards during their next five possessions. The Tigers score a second touchdown just before the first-half expired to take a 14-7 lead. Auburn's offense scored two touchdowns during their first three possessions of the second-half to go up 28-7. Nick Ruffin returned an interception 45-yards, part of three turnovers forced by the Auburn defense. Auburn's two interceptions against ULM ended a 5-game drought with no interceptions. Almost one-third of the yardage gained by the Warhawks came against Auburn's reserves as the starting defense played well from the first possession on. The concern might be for the injuries to Tre' Williams and Jeremiah Dinson during the second-half. It appeared Williams sustained a possible shoulder injury and Dinson might have taken a knee to the back of his head. For the second week in a row, Auburn threw the football more than they ran it during the first-half. The focus during the second-half appeared to be geared towards the running game as Auburn ran the ball 30 times to just 40 passes. After taking a 14-7 lead at halftime, Auburn ran the ball 17 consecutive times on first down. The Tigers gained 4.1 yards per run on first down during the 17 consecutive run plays. The Auburn pass-offense continued their trend of feasting on the perimeter passing game with 50 percent of the pass attempts within 5-yards of the line of scrimmage. Jarrett Stidham was 3 of 8, throwing beyond 10-yards of the line of scrimmage. It certainly was not a polished performance, but it was efficient enough for a convincing victory. The self-inflicted mistakes are a concern as Auburn's defense extended two possessions on penalties and Jarrett Stidham had his third fumble during a center exchange this season. Mistakes like this can be overcome against lesser competition but not against the beast that will roll into Jordan-Hare next Saturday. Auburn's victory over La. Monroe was not memorable, but they're not supposed to be. It was a 4-touchdown sleepwalk, but it did secure the Tigers' ninth victory of the season. If Auburn wins the Iron Bowl next week, no one will remember how this game played out. War Eagle!
  35. 9 points
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  37. 9 points
    Its because we play a lot more man and they play a lot of zone/match
  38. 9 points
    This little quip needs to cease. The man has won 7 of the last 10.....AU needs to quit fielding sub 9 win teams.
  39. 9 points
    I think some of our fans need to chill out. You do realize we would be hiring a coach at the same time UF UT Arkansas and prob A&M are. I can only see us out spending Arkansas on that list. Also nobody wants to come coach and recruit against Saban and Gus is doing a great job recruiting wise and I expect him to start on the field next Saturday. Second Gus is going to beat Alabama and he would not be fired if he lost. Do you people not see the bama fans are getting scared? Finebaum and other mouthpieces for bama spent alot of time spewing Gus to Arkansas rumors today. Yes I know what was being said before the game and they might have heard something but they spent a whole lot of time on it. I expect Gus to win out and make the playoffs which would put him out of consideration anyway. Gus and Kristi both have family still there but they love Auburn and consider it home. Man I see and lot of crow in the near future.
  40. 9 points
    While I did call for his head early in the year, some people seem to think that transitioning to a new head coach is some easy task. It’s not. It would be detrimental to our program if we fired Gus or let him leave. He knows he still has to prove something to the fans and it seems like he’s on a mission to do so.
  41. 9 points
    Good! Another thread on this subject!
  42. 8 points
    Definitely a year of things to be thankful for. A special shout out to all of my Tiger brothers and sisters who can say a prayer of thanks for another year when one wasn't guaranteed or even expected. Keep fighting the good fight and hopefully we will all get to see many more Iron Bowls that are for all of the marbles. War Eagle and Happy Thanksgiving to all.
  43. 8 points
    “Saban touched my butt in the 80s!”
  44. 8 points
    Something like this would be nice
  45. 8 points
    Means he wasn’t good enough to see the field on the other side of the ball. Add 20-30 pounds and see if he can block and be useful to the program.
  46. 8 points
    Stephen Roberts is a senior who has played his guts out for Auburn. He will show up big at the Bama game. Not worried about him.
  47. 8 points
  48. 8 points
    A piece worth reading on al.com about David Langner and Greg Gantt......kinda long but a poignant story of two guys who died too young and their connection before the 1972 Iron Bowl. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/11/alabamas_greg_gantt_auburns_da.html
  49. 8 points
    No I wouldn’t, if he showed it the following year, even if he lost a few but showed the same ability to adjust, gameplan, etc as the UGA game, I would extend him. The way we have lost the last 4+ years has been what’s been frustrating.
  50. 8 points
    Not on November 30, 2013 it didn't