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  1. mad4au

    New OC Hired Kenny Dillingham

    I agree. This is kind of what I hoped would happen. Hire a QB coach and let Gus call his own plays. It's on him to succeed.
  2. I like those numbers. The D is playing at a really high level right now and getting better IMO. I believe the whole team is coming together at the right moment. This will be a fun ride down the stretch.
  3. mad4au

    The off week coming at perfect time

    I agree, it will be a much needed break and both the coaches and players can use this time to improve. And of course get healthy. War Eagle!!
  4. mad4au

    Article On the D

    My bad guys. They are both free though. (I posted another one on Sean and the O.)
  5. mad4au

    Article On the D

    Steele: 'It's fun to watch these guys grow' Phillip Marshall - 74 minutes ago 4 Auburn Newsletter 0 0 Linebackers Darrell Williams (45) and Tre' Williams (30) celebrate a big play in the second quarter. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) For one half, Auburn’s defense was in full command at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, shutting down Mississippi State’s offense and even scoring a touchdown en route to a 35-0 halftime lead. The game, for all intents and purposes, was over. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele was happy about that. But he said there was plenty of work still to do after Mississippi State scored twice in the second half. After holding the Bulldogs to just 91 yards of offense in the first half, the Auburn defense gave up 198 yards in the second half. “We are happy for the players,” Steele said. “They went out and did what we asked them to do. They affected the quarterback (Nick Fitzgerald). He was a major factor in the rush game coming in. “The biggest thing is they just kept fighting. We are improving That’s a positive. Boy, we needed that shutout. We were trying to get that shutout hard. We lost a little bit of our edge there at the end, but we will learn and grow from it.” The Tigers, 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the SEC, have yet to give up more than two touchdowns in a game. They have an open date next Saturday and play Arkansas on Nov. 22 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. “It was fun to watch,” Steele said. “It’s fun to watch these guys grow. They’ve been asked to improve every week. In most areas, we’ve done that. There are still areas we need to improve on. We got a little sloppy in the second half with some of our tackling. That’s not who we are. It will be corrected. We have to keep our edge and our focus, no matter what the score is. “But to go on the road in the SEC and win – and particularly in a fashion where you are up that many at halftime – is very hard. We have to focus now on what we can accomplish in the open date. We have a tall task coming to Auburn.” The defense scored Auburn’s final points of the first half when end Carl Lawson sacked Fitzgerald, forced a fumble and tackle Montravius Adams scooped it up ran 13 yards for a touchdown. “We have very good pass rushers,” Steele said. “They are relentless. It’s always fun to score on defense, but when the biggest guy on the field does it, that’s real fun.”
  6. STARKVILLE, Miss. — Quarterbacks hit grooves, rhythms and then there are those who carve their way through the competition. Sean White is not a rhythm quarterback. He’s a carver. The Auburn quarterback has sliced up defenses over the last three weeks unlike any quarterback in the SEC, and it’s the primary reason why Auburn (4-2, 2-1 SEC) enters its bye week on a three-game winning streak for the first time since 2014. He was accurate again Saturday during a 38-14 victory at Mississippi State, where he drilled receivers across the middle of the field, hit slants, go routes and wheel routes to finish 14 of 18 passing for 204 yards and one touchdown. White, like he has during this winning streak, shrugged off his own success. “It’s a lot of fun to go out there and play when the offense is working and clicking, and the plays are working,” he said. White’s blistering pace is something to behold. He has completed 77 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and one interception in the last three games. The Tigers’ offense is also converting 54.8 percent of their third downs, which included struggles in the second half Saturday as coaches decided to nurse a 35-0 lead with only one pass play in the final 30 minutes. Oh, and White hit that pass, too: a 19-yard slant to Darius Slayton to convert a third-and-long. Subscribe to the FREE Auburn Undercover newsletter for up-to-date coverage — it only takes five seconds to sign up! White’s accuracy can be traced back to the decision by Auburn coach Gus Malzahn to hand over play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. The Tigers have out-scored opponents 114-34 during that time, and Malzahn said it’s obvious the Tigers look more balanced as well. “He did a great job managing the game again,” Malzahn said of White. “I think coach Lashlee did a good job putting him in good situations, too. We’re a run, play-action team and when we’re able to run the football it opens up the pass and I think Sean was very efficient throwing the football and made some very timely throws.” What fans haven’t seen in recent weeks is White pick apart safeties in the middle of the field. MSU (2-3, 1-2) settled into a zone for most of the first half, which opened up slants, drags and more across the middle. White lofted passes over linebackers’ heads, fired bullets on slants and was absolutely staggering as the offense hit its hurry-up, no-huddle rhythm. White had two miscues Saturday, but only one was White’s fault. He threw an interception targeting Tony Stevens on a route across the middle of the field, but it was Stevens who bobbled the perfectly-placed pass to allow MSU to pick off the ball. “That’s just one ball,” Stevens told himself. “I’ve got to come back out on the next drive and make up for it — and that’s what I did.” Stevens did just that with a 36-yard catch down the sideline on a well-placed pass over Stevens’ shoulder to spark the offense and set up the first of four offensive touchdowns in the first half. White’s lone mistake was an over-thrown ball on a pump fake to Stevens. If he hit Stevens in stride, the Tigers would have scored a fifth touchdown in the game. Like most players, they don’t keep up much with stats, but when alerted of White’s hot streak of completing 77 percent of his passes in the last three games, Stevens smiled and let out an “ooooh.” White entered the weekend leading the SEC in completion percentage and will certainly exit it at No. 1 with a completion rate of 69.7 percent this season. “That’s pretty impressive,” the senior receiver said. “We all know he can do it. It’s just a matter of him doing it out there and I think he’s proving it.”
  7. mad4au

    aTm Game Notes.....

    And ending next year.
  8. mad4au

    I'm Shutting Down the Sunshine & Rainbow Pump

    Not to mention it was only the 2nd time AU had 700+ yards on offense. But yeah....
  9. mad4au

    Freshman Receivers

    His one handed grab was amazing. The do could have been called for pass interference on that play also. Awesome catch. Slayton is going to be a good one as well.
  10. mad4au

    I just want to beat Clemson man

    It's your gut, never bet against your gut.
  11. mad4au

    Quick glance at Clemson

    It'll be a great test right out of the gate for our D, and I believe our DL and LB's will play the run well also. Should be fun. And if our O can score a couple of times and our D hold them a couple of times to start the game, they'll need to throw it more. Coach McGriff has our DB's ready also. Davis and the gang licking their chops. If we can stay away from the injury bug from here on out our D could really be special. Here's to their coming out party Saturday night. Get after it young men. War Eagle!! I really like that percentage Stat.
  12. mad4au

    FWIW JGT opines on Sean White

    Yes, it gets tiresome and it happens in nearly every thread. The ignore button does wonders. War Eagle!! Sean will do well, represent AU well and play hard. About all we can ask.
  13. mad4au

    Quick glance at Clemson

    Thanks Stat. I believe our experience and star power on the DL will take over this game.Their young OL will be tested early and often. If we can contain Watson as the pocket collapses we will have a great night.
  14. Wait WDE, are you saying crack rock taste good? I wouldn't know myself. Maybe that's why there was/is an epidemic. Anyways, Stidham would be a great addition to our arsenal. Hope we get him.
  15. mad4au

    Practice Update - 8/23/16

    Thanks for all you do RIR. I know it has been said over and over, but our DL could be really really nasty. Glad to hear Kyle Davis is back. Hopefully M. Taylor will be able to contribute soon. War Eagle!!