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  1. Tom Luginbill thinks the absence of Kerryon Johnson is the reason why Auburn's offense ground to a halt Saturday. In all the commenting on this issue, Johnson being out is not something I've heard mention, but he makes a good point. More:
  2. Booger McFarland joined Cole Cubelic's radio show to discuss Auburn offense. He identified a lot of problems - haven't we all - but was short on concrete solutions. More details of what he said here:
  3. Antwuan Jackson has finally chosen where he'll continue his football career after leaving AU and a stop in JUCO.
  4. Can the O be fixed this season?

    I don't think the offense needs to be "fixed" to beat Mercer, Arkansas, Ole Miss, etc. The probelm, obviously, is the good teams. What about Malzahn's track record has shown you he can dramatically increase the productivity of his offense in-season? Gus and Lindsey had all off-season - 9 months - with Stidham to "fix" the offense. If they couldn't do it in 9 months, they won't be able to do it in 9 weeks.
  5. I, for one, am not calling for Gus Malzahn's firing. I don't need need to, the data shows it's obvious Auburn needs to start preparing for a future without him. In Auburn's last 15 games, the Tigers have scored fewer than 20 points 7 times. What more needs to be said? Here's my full column from this morning.
  6. Cam's Little Brother

    More details on the game here: Hard to believe Cam's brother is 5-foot-11. 45 point dogs - wow.
  7. If you're jonesing for new Auburn football info eagerly awaiting Saturday's season-opener, here's a look from my colleague Ryan Green - our recruiting analyst - at Auburn's Top 5 remaining targets for the Class of 2018.
  8. My colleague Duane Rankin, who is also a columnist at the Montgomery Advertiser, predicted every Auburn game this season, with a final score. He has the Tigers beating Alabama AND Georgia, but still losing two games. Take a look.
  9. My colleague Jimmy Hyams has released his annual "SEC coaches comment anonymously on each other" column and - how about this - the viewpoints shared on Gus Malzahn and AU are mostly favorable. Here's a sample: "I think Auburn has the best defensive line in the country (despite losing Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams to the NFL)," one coach said. "They have nine NFL players on their d-line. The linebackers are average, the secondary is good. They have four to five very talented corners, and the two safeties are back. The defense is one of the better ones in the country." You can read the full anonymous coach comments on Auburn and the rest of the SEC West right here:
  10. My colleague Zac Blackerby, whose lunchtime talk show on ESPN 106.7 FM in Auburn you may be listening to, ranked Auburn's schedule from least to most difficult. Alabama's obviously the toughest, but which do you think is the 2nd toughest game? At Clemson, at LSU, home to Georgia, someone else? I'd pick at Clemson despite their having a new QB. I think LSU is down this year.
  11. One of my colleagues caught up with the nation's No. 1 outside linebacker recently. The Moultrie, GA prospect has Auburn 2nd behind Alabama.
  12. 2018 4* OT Dylan Wonnum

    Some more good recruiting news to start your weekend.
  13. Thanks for invite + Joey Gatewood info

    @boomstickYes, Gatewood will again split QB reps this season at Bartram Trail HS in Jax. Riley Smith is the other QB and he has D1 offers as well... depending on how the chips fall, he may end up at Ole Miss. Gatewood can play WR at the high school level in addition to QB, which isn't the case with the Smith, so to have them both on the field at the same time, they will use that personnel package. Make no mistake, however, Gatewood is a QB at AU.
  14. I would like to thank everyone at for inviting me and Gridiron Now to share our Auburn stories with you. I'm a '97 AU journalism grad and have been a fan of the work everyone here does for many years. I am the director of content for GN and along with running our day-to-day operations, I also write regularly, generally about AU. I live just outside of Jax, FL now, so my perspectives are given from a more 10,000 ft level. As an example of the high-quality, insightful Auburn coverage we hope to bring you, we have an article written by Class of 2018 AU QB commit Joey Gatewood's QB coach. I think you'll be interested (excited!), to hear what he has to say about how Joey has developed throughout high school and what kind of player he expects him to be in college. Thanks again and I look forward to conversing with you all again soon.
  15. We Need to Give Malzahn Time

    This is why this year's results were completely unnacceptable, and why Gus is on the hot seat. '16 was always going to be a rebuilding year, and Gus totally blew two years in which he had a very good opportunity to make the playoff. Gus's seat will be nuclear going into 2017, and it will be well deserved. Given your analysis, it is probable that we will be swept 1-8 vs. our rivals from '14-'16. Remember, after 2013 we had a golden opportunity to seize control of the SEC. Come '17, it's win 10+ wins or go home. Oh, and it's hard to tell how experienced we'll really be in '17. We may very well be entering with another QB battle. Barber could go pro. I'm not feeling good at all about our future. /rant I hear you. It was pretty infuriating watching TCU beat Oregon with their backup QB, and Baylor beating UNC with their 3rd or 4th string while AU struggles to find one on the roster. There is absolutely no excuse for our current QB situation. That said, I haven't given up on Gus yet. Gary Patterson has been a head coach for at least 15 years, and Art Briles for 13 or so. They both had some bad years sprinkled in with many good ones. Let's watch over the next 24 regular season games and hope that Gus can take a similar trajectory to those guys. I disagree that 2017 sets up better from a schedule standpoint. Clemson in the 2016 opener is tough, no question, but the season starts with 7 of 9 games at home with the only road trips to MSU and Ole Miss - both of who should be taking a big step back next season. 2016 has TAMU, LSU and Arky all at home... next year is the year to make hay.