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  1. LOL... he deserved it. He was a top-10 passer and top-10 rusher
  2. Every Auburn fan can appreciate the 2010 season compiled by Cam Newton. This video production highlights his one season at Auburn but pay close attention to the historical data to truly appreciate what he accomplished. Here are some interesting facts: #1 rated Power-5 QB #10 ranked Power-5 rusher #5 Power-5 player in yards per game #1 Nationally in first downs gained rushing #2 Nationally in runs of 10+ yards #1 Nationally in yards per pass attempt #3 Nationally in rushing TD's #6 Among Power-5 QB's in TD passes 97 total impact plays (15+ yards) 32 plays of 30+yds, more than 87 FBS schools First down gained every 2.6 plays Had more total yards than 39 FBS schools Responsible for 51 TD's, more than 85 FBS schools Play video:
  3. I agree with the majority of what you posted except for the last paragraph, regarding the low scoring games. Those low scoring games are rare with the way offenses scheme during the past decade. Over the past decade (2009-2018) there have been a total of 48 games involving SEC games only, where both teams scored no more than 17 points or 4.8 per season. There was only two during the 2017 season and three last year. Again, I agree with your overall point of winning with defense again and winning the close ball games too.
  4. Cameron Artis-Payne (5-10, 212) is one of the most underrated running backs to play at Auburn. He was a JUCO transfer, playing at Auburn during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Over shadowed by Tre Mason during the 2013 season, Artis Payne would have likely made more of an impact in 2013 had he been given the chance. CAP averaged 6.7 yards per rush as the backup to Tre Mason. During the final four games of the 2013 season, Cameron Artis-Payne had only 5 carries. With Tre Mason forgoing his senior year, Cameron Artis Payne finally had the opportunity to showcase his talents. He led the SEC in rushing with 1606 yards, earning first-team All-SEC honors. Comparison of Seasons …....…… ATT … YPA … 10+ runs …. 20+ runs Tre Mason (2013) ……….............……. 317 …. 5.73 …….. 47 ……….. 10 Cameron Artis-Payne (2014) ...… 303 …. 5.31 …….. 45 ……….. 14 During his senior season, Cameron Artis-Payne nearly duplicated the production of Tre Mason’s 2013 campaign. He possessed a different style than Mason, lacking the quickness and burst Mason had during his career. CAP was more of a patient runner, with a running style similar to Rudi Johnson. Collegiate Career Notes: · Rushed for 3412 yards and 43 TD’s at Allan Hancock College. · Earned CCCAA All-American honors. · Named California JUCO Player of the Year. · Gained 2369 yards and scored 19 TD’s at Auburn. · Had 17 games at Auburn with at least 10 rush attempts, averaging 112.2 yards per game. · Totaled 38 plays at Auburn of at least 15-yards. · Career high came against Texas A&M with 221 yards rushing. · Had 11 games as an Auburn Tigers with at least 20 rush attempts, averaging 129.6 yards per game. · Averaged 126.4 yards rushing during his nine SEC games with at least 10 rush attempts. · Ran for 83 first downs during 2014, #6 nationally. · Had 14 runs of 20+ yards, No. 6 among Power-5 RB’s. · Gained a first down every 3.3 offensive touches as an Auburn Tiger. · Totaled 65 runs of 10+ yards as an Auburn Tiger. · Had 45 runs of 10+ yards during senior year, No. 10 nationally among Power-5 RB’s. · Averaged 6.23 yards per rush during the fourth quarter of his senior year. · His 123.7 yards rushing per game during 2014 is 5th best in school history. · Had only 14 games at Auburn with at least 15 rush attempts. Gained over 100-yards during 10 of those games. War Eagle! Click Video:
  5. Tre Mason was a two-year starter at RB, electing to skip his senior season. Posting back-to-back 1000-yard seasons, Mason saved his final season as an Auburn Tiger to be one of the best individual performances in school history. He was the heart of an amazing running game during the 2013 season, which resulted in a SEC title and a trip to the BCS National Title Game. During his freshman season, Mason was more of a speed back, playing at 185 pounds. Two years later, he bulked up to over 200 pounds, becoming an every down performer for the Auburn Tigers. He garnered All-SEC honors during 2013 and was sixth place in votes for the Heisman Trophy. Mason finished his career with 4335 All-Purpose yards and 35 TD's. He totaled 85 runs of 10+ yards and during his two seasons as a starter, averaged 126.7 YRPG during 12 games against ranked opponents.
  6. Probably because the majority of his attempts were speed sweeps.
  7. Having a 6-5, 250 QB in 2010 to defend kind of opened things up. I am sure we will see plenty of elements of 2010 should Gatewood start this season. Newton and McCalebb made for a great inside-outside combination. I would imagine Gatewood and Shivers would pressure opposing defenses too.
  8. Onterio McCalebb was a 4-star running back recruited out of Florida. Auburn signed him based on his speed, and he played from 2009-2012. He was never intended to be a full-time starter at RB because of his size. He always found it difficult to add weight to his 168-pound frame. Playing primarily in Gus Malzahn's offense from 2009-2011, McCalebb carved out his own contribution as a role or utility player. Malzahn schemed to place him into space to take advantage of his speed. Despite averaging only ten touches (All-Purpose) per game, McCalebb finished his Auburn career with 4566 All-Purpose yards. McCalebb ranks 4th all-time at Auburn in this category, which I found to be an amazing statistic, considering his limited touches. He played a significant role in Auburn going undefeated during the 2010 season. Some were critical of his performance because he tended to slip and fall during some of his runs, but his career numbers speak volumes of his production. The video highlights in this production demonstrate how exciting McCalebb was at Auburn but note the statistical data provided, which hammers home just how much he contributed to the Auburn offense. I cannot think of another "role player" on offense that had the impact Onterio McCalebb did within the Auburn offense.
  9. Keep an eye on Seth Williams. He is currently 25 / 26.
  10. Darvin Adams was a two-year starter at Auburn from 2009-2010, seeing minimal action during the 2008 season. Once given the opportunity to play, Adams took full advantage, becoming one of Auburn's most consistent performers at the wide receiver position. During the two seasons he became a starter, 90 of his 112 receptions resulted in a first down or touchdown. That is an utterly fantastic accomplishment. He was not a big physical talent, but mentally, he was never afraid of catching the football in traffic or over the middle. The majority of receptions came over the middle, and he was money in the bank when it came to running square-in routes. In my opinion, Adams is Auburn's best "possession" wide-receiver of all time. With that being said, I would imagine Lawyer Tillman would have crushed some records had he been targeted as frequently as Adams was during his Auburn tenure. He is currently thriving in the Canadian League and hopefully will work it into a second chance of playing in the NFL.
  11. I think it is great that Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams have both returned to their University after giving so much as players from 2001-2004.
  12. Jason Campbell is currently the most accurate passer based on completion percentage in school history with at least 300 career attempts. He had the fifth highest QB rating nationally during the 2002 season and was the No.1 rated FBS quarterback during the 2004 season. Campbell is No. 2 in school history when it comes to career completions, passing yardage and touchdown passes. He was instrumental in guiding Auburn to a 13-0 record during the 2004 season and Auburn's first SEC Title since 1989. Despite his success on and off the football field, fans tend to overlook Jason Campbell when the discussion of great Auburn quarterbacks surface. Competing with Daniel Cobb for the starting role, Jason Campbell did not solidify his control as the starting quarterback until midway of the 2002 season. He redshirted during the 2000 season, and Auburn compiled a 24-14 record from 2001-2003. Having to play under four different offensive coordinators did not help his cause, though he did excel under Bobby Petrino (2002) and Al Borges (2004). When evaluating his Auburn career, it is important to remember he averaged only 18.6 pass attempts per game. Despite being a highly efficient passer during 2002 and 2004, Coach Tommy Tuberville preferred a more conservative approach on offense. Jason Campbell averaged just 17.4 pass attempts during the 2002 and 2004 seasons combined. He was a better athlete than given credit for as Bobby Petrino was the only OC to take advantage of Campbell's running skills. Once Jason locked down the starting role by the seventh game of the 2002 season, Auburn would compile a 26-6 record with Campbell as the starter. During his last 32 games, Campbell maintained an impressive passer rating of 149.9. The Tigers were 10-4 against ranked opponents and 17-4 in conference play. Had he been coached all four seasons by Bobby Petrino or Al Borges, Auburn would have likely won two conference titles and 2003 might have been a national championship run. Campbell was 18-1 as the fulltime starter under Bobby Petrino, and Al Borges combined.
  13. Auburn's running game progressively became worse, averaging only 80.5 yards per game from 1997-1999 and 2.4 yards per attempt. Johnson would become a savior for Auburn's running game woes, recording a school record of ten 100-yard rushing performances during the 2000 season. His efforts on the field was a primary reason the Tigers won the SEC-West, making it to the SEC Championship game. From 1997-1999 Auburn's running backs combined for an average of 9.7 impact plays (15+ yards) per season. Rudi Johnson compiled 21 such plays during his one season on the Plains. With Johnson, there was a return of a "physical edge" to the football team, something the Tigers lacked on offense during the three seasons before he arrived. He lacked speed, but his low center of gravity and physical build made him a difficult target to bring down. Rudi Johnson made the most of his one season at Auburn and was named All-SEC during the 2000 season. He was later named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year and finished #10 in the Heisman vote. His success at the collegiate level resulted in a 4th round draft selection by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he found great success during his first five seasons as a professional.
  14. Carnell "Cadillac" Williams was a highly touted running back coming out of high school as Tommy Tuberville's staff convinced him to sign with Auburn rather than Tennessee. He suffered injuries during his first two seasons (2001-2002), or he would have likely registered four 1000-yard seasons as an Auburn Tiger. He was All-SEC his final two seasons and an All-American his senior year. He left Auburn as the Tigers second all-time leading rusher and established a record for most career touchdowns. Though he was a gifted athlete, his strongest asset as a running back was his ability to make the first defender miss the tackle. He possessed amazing footwork, and his lateral jump cut often resulted in the opposition chasing his shadow. He ran the ball as if it were the last one of his career. Should he apply the same work ethic and effort as a coach as he did as a player, his coaching career should be successful. His excitement and respect for the game are already rubbing off on the players, and his love for Auburn will be a strong selling point in recruiting.