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  1. Chad Morris wants to run Air Raid

    Tulsa had a guy rush for over 1200 yards in 2007 and 1500 yards in 2008. Even beyond play balance, it seems as if our passing game is very conservative. What percentage of our passes are throws within 5 yds of the line of scrimmage - seems unusually high? But maybe not. I will also point out that even in 2008 when he was 61% run at Tulsa, his QB still threw 46 TD passes. Hard to imagine Gus's current offensive philosophy would ever allow those kind of numbers.
  2. AU vs The Nations Best

    Lots of people dismissed the LSU loss as irrelevant because we got to the SECCG anyway, but I wonder if we had beaten LSU, would we have been the #4 seed over Alabama even after losing yesterday?
  3. CFP WEEK 2- Auburn at #10

    I can see where a gut reaction might be there is no way we deserve #10, but we are ranked behind all the one loss P5 teams, and I honestly don't think you can make a case that any other two loss P5 team has a better resume than Auburn. Anyway, we will find out one way or another on Saturday...
  4. I saw Georgia in person

    Since many of our routes take 4+ seconds to develop I assume they are very sophisticated
  5. next Head Coach

    It's his record in games where both teams are ranked. Both wins were in 2014 and Auburn is one of those two wins
  6. Pettway out indefinitely

    Agreed, hopefully Martin can be very productive on his carry.
  7. Win

    I don't think we are on the list, and I would add Ohio State, Wisconsin, Clemson, and maybe even Washington or Virginia Tech.
  8. Lindsey Talks Offense

    Nobody has mentioned it, but Gus has said repeatedly that the primary thing he is looking for is blocking. I think if you want to understand who is playing or not and why, start with that.
  9. Finebaum: CGM to Arky plausible

    A little hard to compare, since we now have a 12th game and it is always a cupcake. On the other hand, Dye only had 6 or 7 SEC games per year compared to 8 now.
  10. Bye Week- Who Returns from Injury

    According to the box score he had one carry. He had zero carries against Miss St and again zero against LSU which led to speculation about him being "unavailable", but he played on special teams in both those games, so...... Just another of those little mysteries relating to personnel usage this year.
  11. Weekly Presser - Arkansas

    Counting FBS games only, last year we averaged 22.2 pass attempts per game. This year we cranked it up to 22.5 per game. Last year we passed on 31.3% of our plays. This year its 32.4% of our plays. WAAAYYYYY more balanced, right? BTW, as a comparison last year Chip at ASU: 48.2% pass previous year at So Miss 50.9% pass I don't know who is calling plays, but it's pretty clear whose philosophy we are following. And even if playcalling is Chip it's pretty clear he is being forced to operate way out of his comfort zone.
  12. Bad loss for AU but...

    Unfortunately you pretty much nailed it.
  13. Up 20-0, here's the play chart

    The "win the sec" scenario is pretty far fetched and probably not worth thinking about. However, the beat everyone except UGA and bama to finish 8-4 is not. And I think everyone is way underestimating the chances Gus keeps his job in that scenario. It took losing seasons before the last 4 AU coaches were fired.
  14. A Quick Look at Stidham's Numbers

    He is 7th in attempts, but Dormady, Fitzgerald, and Allen have only played 5 games. They have higher att/game. If you look at stats, we actually are throwing the ball about as often as last year. (22 attempts per game last year, 24 this year). We are just a lot more efficient when doing it (more completions, more yards per completion). We also aren't running the ball as well as last year (4.9 ypc this year vs 5.5 last year). This just makes me think passing is a real strength of this team, and maybe we should be throwing it a little more. I can't help but feel we have some weapons that are underutilized so far. Of course, we've had three straight lopsided games, so that effects everything. It will be interesting to see what happens moving forward.
  15. A Quick Look at Stidham's Numbers

    He is also near the bottom of the league in pass attempts/per game. As well as he is playing I'd like to see a little more balance. Maybe now that the schedule is getting tougher.