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  1. In theory Auburn's recruiting classes from 2009-2012 should be an intricate part of the 2013 roster with leadership and experience provided by the recruiting classes from 2009 and 2010. On paper Auburn's last 4 recruiting classes finished in the nation's top-20 and 3 classes finished in the top-10 according to Scout.com. With an average recruiting ranking of No. 8 nationally, Auburn's 2013 roster should be loaded for Gus Malzahn's first season. A closer examination of Auburn's last 4 recruiting classes will expose the reality of attrition and why you never know what you truly have until the players take to the field. The following is a breakdown of the current offensive recruits on scholarship and how their recruiting classes will effect Auburn's depth chart in 2013. There are no remaining offensive recruits from the 2009 class, which was Gene Chizik's first recruiting class. 2010 Class: There are only 5 offensive recruits remaining from the 2010 class, which means Auburn might have lost out on valuable leadership and experience on the offensive side of the football. Chad Slade is the most experienced player from the 2010 class with 25 games under his belt including 22 starts on the offensive line. Tunde Fairiyike has 24 games of experience under his belt with 2 starts at center. Trovon Reed is the only true skill player remaining from Chizik's first 2 recruiting classes but has only 2 career starts, though he seen action in 23 games. Shon Coleman was highly touted during the 2010 class but medical issues prevented him from being cleared to play until 2012. Corey Grant was a transfer but was initially recruited during 2010. As an Auburn Tiger, Grant has seen limited action in 5 games and has yet to make a start. Punter Steven Clark and kicker Cody Parkey came in through the 2010 class have become the base of Auburn's kicking game since 2011. With their return in 2013, Auburn should be solid on special teams once again. 2011 Class: Auburn's offense will obtain most of their personnel from the 2011 and 2012 classes. There are 10 offensive players remaining from the 2011 class, which was ranked No. 2 nationally. Reese Dismukes has been the most significant player from the 2011 class with 23 starts at center. Greg Robinson has the second most starts from the 2011 class with 11 at offensive tackle. Tightend Brandon Fulse has seen action in 25 games, which includes 9 starts. I terms of skill players, Tre Mason is Auburn's most dynamic and proven offensive player. He has seen action in 24 games, including 6 starts from 2012. Look for C.J. Uzomah to make a major impact in 2013, showing plenty of promise in 2012 from his tightend (H-back) position. Uzomah has 24 games of experience and 1 start as an Auburn Tiger. Quarterback Kiehl Frazier is looking for redemption after spending a season away from Gus Malzahn's offense. Frazier will be competing for the starting role with 22 games of experience and 5 starts. The quarterback race should be intense once all the candidates are on campus. Quan Bray is a receiver, who should have a better opportunity to shine in Malzahn's offense and he has 24 games of experience with 3 starts. Look for Sammie Coates and Jaylon Denson to challenge for starting roles in 2013 at wide receiver. Denson has 25 games of experience and 1 start. He is a very physical, who has demonstrated great blocking ability to this point of his career. Wide receiver Sammie Coates saw action in all 12 games during 2012 and showed great potential to be a deep threat. Like Corey Grant, Mike Blakely is a transfer who is now listed by Scout as a 2011 recruit in Auburn's class. Blakely is loaded with talent but saw action in only 6 games during 2012 with no starts. He still needs to prove he wants to be a part of this team. Chris Landrum was initially signed as a linebacker in 2011 but moved to offense (fullback) in 2012. He has seen action in 2 games. 2012 Class: The 2012 class will provide 11 bodies on offense with very little experience. Jay Prosch returns as the most significant role player with 12 starts at fullback, excluding his experience from Illinois. Offensive tackle Patrick Miller has 9 starts all coming during his freshman season (2012). Quarterback Jonathan Wallace saw action in all 12 games last season, which includes starting the last 4 games of the season. It will be interesting to see how productive Wallace will be in Malzahn's offense, which is more suited for his playing style. Offensive tackle Avery Young started the first 3 games of the season until he was injured, receiving a medical redshirt. Wide receiver Ricardo Louis saw action in 11 games as a true freshman and should be another receiver to watch for in 2013 because of his physical style and athletic ability. Six players from the 2012 class were redshirted last season, returning in 2013 for their first opportunity to contribute. This includes Ricky Parks (TE), Alex Kozan (OL), Robert Leff (OL), Will Adams (OL), Jordan Diamond (OL) and Shane Callahan (OL). Auburn's offensive line will have a youthful look with the majority of contributors coming from the 2011 and 2012 classes. * With only 1 proven RB returning in 2013 and only 2 scholarship quarterbacks returning, Malzahn's staff added JUCO players, Cameron Artis-Payne (RB) and Nick Marshall (QB) along with Devonte Danzey (OG). 2009 Review: Ten players from the 2009 class either never qualified or quit the team before the 2010 season. Auburn did obtain significant contribution from 11 players in Daren Bates, Emory Blake, Nosa Eguae, Nick Fairley, Dee Ford, Eltoro Freeman, Philip Lutzenkirchen, Onterio McCalebb, John Sullen and Demond Washington. Auburn also obtain depth services from Jonathan Evans, Travante Stallworth, Clint Moseley, DeAngelo Benton and Anthony Gulley-Morgan. The mere fact Auburn was able to utilize the services of 18 players from the 2009 class makes it a successful class. 2010 Review: The 2010 class finished with a national ranking of No. 6 in the country and still has an opportunity to live up to that billing. Ten players from the class saw either limited action or none at all and were all gone before the 2012 season. This leaves 17 players who return for 2013. Cameron Newton (QB), Michael Dyer (RB), Brandon Mosley (OT) and Corey Lemonier (DE) were part of the 2010 class, who made a significant impact, when they were on the field.
  2. The Schemes: Ellis Johnson will install is 4-2-5 defense, which will utilize multiple fronts depending on the situation and opponent. During the past season Auburn played out of a 4-2-5 alignment but it normally involved an extra CB in a nickel package. Johnson's extra DB will be a safety playing as a hybrid safety-linebacker. Johnson's defense will be far more attacking in comparison to the read and react defenses we saw under Gene Chizik. Despite the change at defensive coordinator, the same defensive philosophy remained in place. The Personnel: In comparison to the 2009 returning roster, Auburn's 2013 returning roster will consist of 48.5 percent of players rated as 4-stars or better according to Scout.com. Should Corey Lemonier declare for the NFL draft, it drops to 46.8 percent. Regardless of Lemonier's return, Auburn should be in better shape than the 2009 squad, which returned 26.6 percent personnel rated as 4-stars or better. Once again the defensive line will be a major question mark coming into 2013. The defense more than any other unit has probably been the least underdeveloped. On paper Auburn has recruited well but it has not translated to quality production on the field. Corey Lemonier will likely go pro leaving an open slot at defensive end. Dee Ford was able to bounce back from his 2011 injury but was dinged up during the midseason of 2012. Lemonier's slot will likely be field by veteran Nosa Eguae, who has appeared in 39 games as an Auburn Tiger. LaDarius Owens will be someone to watch for to make an impact on defense in 2013 with a better opportunity of competing for a starting role. Craig Sanders has been a steady performer and he saw more playing time on defense this past season than any other year. Keymiya Harrell is blessed with speed but needs to add weight and a healthy Justin Delaine would provide much needed depth. Gimel President finally will have an opportunity to play after being red shirted in 2012. There is plenty of potential for this position to be a team strength, especially with an attacking approach in scheme. The interior line is a major concern for the 2013 Auburn defense. Auburn returns 7 scholarship defensive tackles With Angelo Blackson and Gabe Wright being the most consistent performers. The two combined accounted for 11.5 of Auburn's 14 tackles for loss at the defensive tackle position. As a unit, the interior line accounted for only 2.5 sacks in 2012, the second lowest total over the past 20 seasons. Jeffrey Whitaker and Kenneth Carter combined for only 29 stops and 2 tackles for loss this past season. Auburn will need for Devaunte Sigler, Jabrian Niles to step up their game and for Tyler Nero to show what he is capable of as a red shirt freshman. Auburn's interior line has lacked the physical attitude and presence needed since Coach Tracy Rocker left the team after 2010. There is speculation he could return to the Auburn staff, which would be a much needed boost to a position, which has under-performed the last two seasons. Auburn returns only 5 scholarship linebackers from 2012, which is an immediate concern. It will be interesting to see if Chris Landrum and Anthony Swain might return to linebacker under the new coaching staff. Jake Holland was 4th on the team with 73 tackles during 2012 and the leading returning linebacker in tackles. Cassanova McKinzy is the second leading tackler at the linebacker position with only 23 tackles. Justin Garrett is next with 12 tackles followed by Kris Frost with 5 stops during 2012. Javiie Mitchell was red shirted in 2012 and will receive his first opportunity to contribute in 2013. Overall this unit lacks depth and experience, which means a true freshman could come in and play right away. Like the defensive tackles, the linebackers could benefit from a more aggressive approach on defense. Demetruce McNeal (90 tackles) and Jermaine Whitehead (86 tackles) were second and third on the team in tackles. Whitehead started all 12 games and McNeal drew 8 starts this past season. Ryan Smith started twice this past season at free safety but had only 27 tackles and failed to defend a single pass. Trent Fisher was awarded a scholarship before the 2012 season and made two starts this past season. Erique Florence is the most highly touted and athletic of all the safeties but he wasn't always focused on being the best player he is clearly capable of being. Robinson Therezie is another highly touted player in the secondary, who has yet to prove he can be a consistent performer. Like Florence, Therezie has a lot to prove on and off the field before he becomes a reliable element on defense. Jonathan Mincy drew the most starts at corner this past season with 9. He was the 5th leading tackler on the team and No. 1 at the cornerback position. Chris Davis drew the 2nd most starts at corner with 6, allowing him to be the 6th leading tackler on defense with 46 stops. Joshua Holsey (3) and Jonathan Jones (2) were next in line in terms of starts, playing as true freshman. Ryan White and T.J. Davis will provide depth with Davis yet to see action as an Auburn Tiger. This position has the potential to be a team strength in 2013. Inside the Numbers: Over the past 4 seasons, Auburn's defense has been the worst in the conference. During their previous 52 games under Gene Chizik, the Tigers allowed 391.8 yards per game, the worst average among SEC teams. They also allowed 5.54 yards per play, second worst in the conference and 27.1 PPG, second worst in the conference over the past 4 seasons. Over the past 4 seasons, Auburn's defense has allowed 170 touchdowns a stark contrast to the 59 allowed by Alabama. Ellis Johnson has a major challenge on his hands, taking over a defense that was 9th in the SEC in scoring defense, 14th in run-defense, 13th in total defense and 12th in pass-efficiency defense. The Tigers were also 12th in 3rd down defense, 11th in sacks and 12th in red zone defense. During the past 52 games, Auburn's defense held 14 opponents to under 20 points and allowed 22 to score 30 points or more. During the 52 games prior to Chizik's arrival as head coach, the Auburn defense held 34 opponents to under 20 points, while allowing 6 opponents to score 30 or more points. A possible sign the defensive line might have been improving late in the year was the increase in tackles. During the first 8 games of the season, the DL accounted for 19.1 percent of the team's tackles. During the last 4 games of the season, the DL accounte3d for 33.6 percent of the team's tackles. Ellis Johnson has fielded 7 top-30 defenses during his last 14 seasons as a defensive coordinator. He accomplished this feat at his last 4 stops as defensive coordinator at Clemson, Alabama, Mississippi State and South Carolina. While at Clemson his best scoring-defense was 10th nationally, 21st at Alabama, 35th at Mississippi State and 15th at South Carolina. In terms of forced-turnovers, his 1995 Clemson defense was 27th nationally, his 1999 Alabama defense was 31st, his 2007 Mississippi State defense was 24th and his 2011 South Carolina defense was No. 9 nationally. During his last 8 seasons as a defensive coach, Charlie Harbison's defense has finished in the top-30 of pass-efficiency defense, 4 times. His last 8 defenses have totaled 123 interceptions. Auburn's last 8 defenses have totaled 85. Coach Ellis Johnson and his defensive staff won't just be repairing a poor defense, they also have the difficult task of establishing a new culture and mindset on defense. The 2012 defense could not stop the run, could not defend the pass, could not force enough turnovers and was limited in making negative plays. The "read & react" approach on defense Gene Chizik believed in was supposed to limit the big plays in order to force the opponent to work for everything they got. The 2012 defense allowed a play of 30-yards or more every 31 snaps, the 2nd worst ratio since 1992. The plan failed and as a result, the defense became soft. The offense appears to be far more closer to rebounding than the Auburn defense as Ellis Johnson must address talent, depth and work-ethic issues. Gus Malzahn hired Johnson based on his history of fielding a physical and disciplined defense along with being fundamentally sound. More importantly than schemes, Auburn's defense is in dire need of becoming physical and disciplined before they can ever take advantage of Johnson's diverse defense. With the hiring of secondary coach Charlie Harbison and the courting of Tracy Rocker, it's clear that Gus Malzahn wants to bring back a physical and hard working defense. During Ellis Johnson's last 14 seasons as a defensive coordinator, he never had a defense finish ranked 97th or worse in run-defense. He never had a defense that finished 80th nationally or worse in total defense and he had only 1 defense that finished lower than 65th in scoring-defense. These are Auburn's current rankings nationally on defense and the obstacles Ellis Johnson must overcome in 2013. Hopefully Gus Malzahn's vision of having a coaching staff working in unison with the same goals in mind, Auburn can overcome some of their deficiencies on defense. I would not expect a miracle on defense in 2013 but any form of improvement would be a welcome sight.
  3. Auburn's defense has struggled against spread offenses this season and the zone-read has been difficult to stop for the Tigers. Ole Miss and Vanderbilt found success on the ground against the Tigers, something Auburn must improve on. On this occasion, Brian VanGorder calls a line stunt and a CB blitzing off the edge to defend the zone-read play. The play... Vanderbilt has a 1st & 10 at the Auburn 33, set to run their zone-read. At the snap, Gabe Wright and run a stunt with Wright going outside and Corey Lemonier looping over the top of Wright but not attacking the line. Angelo Blackson beats the center inside as the hand off is made to the RB. The QB reads the outside containment and gives to the back, who is immediately under duress from Angelo Blackson. The RB attempts to cut to his right but now faces Jonathan Mincy blitzing off the edge. Mincy gave a presnap look of covering the slot-WR but blitzes at the snap with Daren Bates jumping outside to cover the slot-WR. The RB is now trapped in the backfield and a fumble is forced, which is recovered by the Tigers. Though Auburn's offense was unable to score off the turnover the defense did manage to snuff out a Vanderbilt scoring drive.
  4. * Through the first half of the season, Auburn's opponent has converted 42.2% of their 3rd downs during the first half and 29.5% during the second half. * Auburn's offense has converted only 19.0% of their 3rd downs during the 4th quarter, which explains why they have been outscored 62-3 during the same period this season. * 52.3% of the Rebel's offensive snaps resulted in a 5-yard gain or better, the highest percentage allowed through 6 games. * Auburn's defense has allowed over 200-yards in offense during the second half in 4 of 6 games. * 53.0% of Auburn's first down plays on offense have gone for 3-yards or less. * Auburn's defense allowed 29 plays of 15-yards or more during their first 4 games of the season and 19 during their last 2 games. * Over the past 20 seasons, Auburn has scored a TD on 22 percent of their possessions beginning on their side of the field. This season the Auburn offense has scored on 7 percent. * All 3 of Clint Moseley's interceptions this season have come on first down. * Onterio McCalebb has now caught a pass in 22 consecutive games. * Auburn's 3rd possession of the Ole Miss game that included 13 plays for 74-yards and a TD was the best possession of the season. Auburn had 6 first downs during the possession alone with 4 being the previous high this season. * 24.5 percent of Onterio McCalebb's rush attempts have gone for a loss, which increases to 38.2 percent in conference play. * Ole Miss had 27 rush attempts during the second half, the most allowed by the Auburn defense this season. The Rebels rushed for 76-yards during the first half and 124 during the second half. * Looking at the play breakdown of Auburn's scoring drives this season, 65.8 percent have been run plays. * During the first 4 games of the season, the DL accounted for 22 percent of the team's tackles. For the second straight week, Auburn's DL fell under 20 percent including Corey Lemonier, who failed to register a tackle. * Auburn has now surrendered 59 points off of their turnovers, while scoring only 13 from the opponent's miscues. * It might not be on the level of Fred Talley but Jeff Scott of Ole Miss has rushed for 351-yards on 44 carries during 3 games. That's a very healthy 7.95 yards per pop. He has an additional 5 receptions for 96-yards. * The Ole Miss game marked the 11th time Daren Bates has led the team in tackles from 2009-2012, more than any other player during the same time period. * Through 6 games, 71.3 percent of Auburn's offensive snaps have failed to be part of a scoring drive, the 3rd worst percentage by an Auburn offense over the past 25 seasons. On the flipside, the Auburn defense has held their opponent to a "waste" percentage of 57.3 percent, higher than the 3 previous Auburn defenses before Brian VanGorder took over as defensive coordinator. * Auburn gained 212-yards on 59 plays against the Rebel defense. If you just took the 15-yard plays Auburn's offense had against Ole Miss from 2009, 2010 and 2011, it would combine for 27 plays for 737-yards. War Eagle!
  5. Prior to the LSU game, we witnessed the "LO" package with Ladarius Owens lined up as a OLB and MLB on various blitz packages. Against LSU, Coach Brian VanGorder continued to add new fronts in an attempt to cause some confusion among the opposing OL. One of the looks against LSU was a blitz package involving an exchange at DE and LB's. The Auburn defense maintained their huddle the last second, coming out with an odd alignment. The play... On this play LSU faces a 3rd & 6 from their own 42-yard line. They come out in a 3-WR formation with 2 backs for max protection. The max protection is the result of the constant pressure Auburn's DE's had placed on their QB. This on it's own is a a good example of the defense dictating what the offense must do rather than Auburn's defense adjusting to what the offense is doing. When AU breaks out of their huddle, Jake Holland and Daren Bates will line up as DE's, leaving Dee Ford and Corey Lemonier playing LB. We see tight coverage on the 2 outside receivers and the safeties in cover-2. At the snap, Ford and Lemonier will blitz through the "A" gap. To their credit, LSU was able to pick up the blitz, allowing the QB to escape up the field. Jermaine Whitehead crashes down on the play and was able to make the tackle on the escaping QB, holding him short of the first down. Joshua Holsey played very against LSU, showing off his ability to man up with talented WR's. If Auburn runs this again against a pocket passer, I would love to see Holland and Wright running a stunt with Holland looping over to come inside behind the blitzing Ford and Lemonier.
  6. Auburn might not have won the game against LSU this past Saturday night but they just might have found their defensive identity moving forward. An identity they have lacked for nearly 43 games prior to the 2012 LSU game. Even worse, the 2011 LSU game provided a temporary identity lumped upon them of being soft. Something Auburn’s own fan base was buying into and repeating over and over. Against LSU… I saw a defense that came out with a ton of emotion but emotion can often evaporate within the first 10 minutes of a game. This nearly became the case, when Auburn allowed 115-yards on 20 plays during LSU’s first 2 possessions of the game. Just when it appeared Auburn’s defense was on the verge of collapsing; they forced their first turnover. Though the play still resulted in LSU scoring 2 points from a safety, it was the second emotional ignition for the Auburn defense. On LSU’s 3rd offensive possession, the Auburn defense came up with their second forced-turnover and this one resulted in Auburn points. This was the third emotional spark that would burn the remainder of the game. After giving up 115-yards, 6 first downs and 9 points during the first 2 possessions of the game, the Auburn defense allowed just 236-yards, 9 first downs and 3 points during the last 11 possessions of the game. The defense played like a team within a unit, turning a blind eye to what the Auburn offense was doing or not doing on the field. They were going to force their will on the LSU offense no matter what, playing each down like it was the only down that mattered. It was a perfect showing of controlled emotion, determination and an ironclad attitude. This was the type of dominating defense we as fans have come to expect and enjoy during the glory years of Auburn football. As Corey Lemonier stated, Auburn did not want to do their talking in the media and would reserve the right to play it out on the field. Demetruce McNeal spoke of how the defense has bought into Brian VanGorder’s defense knowing it comes down to 11 men knowing their assignment and carrying it out on the field. Against LSU, they did just that and in doing so, found their identity as a defense. McNeal stated there is a major separation from where Auburn is as a defense to being at the top but they now know the path to get there. The only way to reach the summit is to continue working hard mentally and physically. Each man must know their responsibility within the structured environment and carry out there assignment with no excuses. Make the play and do it over again on the next snap. Despite playing one of the best defensive performances in the last 20 years of Auburn football, Demetruce McNeal commented the defense failed to score a touchdown that could have won the game. In all the years I have followed college football, when a defense has the mentality it can and should win the football game on it’s own, it’s a very special place to be mentally. They might not be there yet but this defense has the right mindset and they are clearly driving in the right direction.
  7. Defense: Despite injuries to Dee Ford, LaDarius Owens and Justin Delaine, Auburn’s defensive ends finished the season with 35 quarterback hurries. Playing 1 less game than the 2010 defense along with depleted depth, the 2011 defensive ends had more quarterback hurries than the 2010 Auburn defensive ends. Auburn is loaded with talent and experience at the defensive end position, which could translate to a very productive unit in 2012. The return of a healthy Dee Ford matched up with Corey Lemonier could be something very special. If the defensive tackles can obtain a more consistent push inside, it will open up rushing lanes for the defensive ends to the opposing quarterback. Last season Auburn’s defense had 22 sacks and 63 QB hurries, a major drop from the 37 sacks and 99 hurries in 2010. Despite the lack of pressure on the opposing quarterback, Auburn’s secondary broke up a pass every 10.6 plays compared to the 13.2 ratio in 2010. Auburn returns 11 scholarship players in the secondary with 196 games of combined experience. Auburn’s defensive front should be able to apply more pressure on the opposing quarterback in 2012 to go along with a more aggressive secondary under Coach Willie Martinez. Offense: Despite Auburn’s offensive woes during 2011, the running game was No. 2 in the conference, producing 200-yard rushing games and No. 4 in yards per game. The 2011 Auburn running game averaged a solid 5.01 yards per attempt, when not trailing on the scoreboard and 3.6 yards, when trailing. Auburn’s struggles with their pass-offense and overall defense resulted in 42.9 percent of Auburn’s offensive snaps coming when the Tigers trailed on the scoreboard. Auburn was No. 9 in the SEC when it came to playing offense, while trailing on the scoreboard. Losing Michael Dyer was a major loss in terms of proven talent and experience but Scot Loeffler will have five 4-star rated running backs to work with in 2012. The addition of All-American fullback Jay Prosch will be a huge addition to Auburn's pro-style run offense. As bad as the 2011 Auburn pass offense was in terms of efficiency (No. 78 nationally), the Tigers were surprisingly No. 4 in the SEC on 3rd down (146.6 rating). Auburn’s problems came on 1st down, where the Tigers were No. 11 in the conference with a dismal rating of 106.9. How is this even possible? My take is the play calling on 1st down, when it came to the passing game was extremely conservative with and excessive reliance on the perimeter passing game. On third down, Auburn was forced to pass down field, putting more pressure on the opposing defense. Auburn had a pass rating of 170.2 facing 3rd & 10 or longer. Look for an emphasis placed on the intermediate passing routes under Coach Loeffler, a common element in the West Coast pass-offense. Special Teams: Special teams were stellar last season with a passing grade in 11 of 13 games. In comparison the offense had a passing grade in 6 of 13 games and the defense finished at 5 of 13. Improvement on offense and defense should magnify the production of Auburn’s special teams. Auburn was No. 15 nationally in net-punting, No. 35 in punt-return defense, No. 14 in kick-return offense and No. 2 nationally in touchbacks. With the return of Cody Parkey and Steven Clark, Auburn should be in very good shape, when it comes to their kicking game. Cody Parkey was a major weapon on kickoffs during 2011 but finished No. 45 in FG percentage among the 82 place-kickers nationally with at least 15 FG attempts. His FG percentage of 72.2 percent (13 of 18) must improve but he was 7 of 8 inside the 40-yard range and 6 of 10 beyond 39-yards. Thoughts?
  8. A tackle for loss can be extremely disruptive for an offense. During the 2010 season Auburn's defense was No. 16 nationally in tackles for loss. The Tigers dropped to No. 63 nationally during 2011, which was 9th best in the conference. Of the top-6 defenses in "tackles for loss" in the SEC during 2011, 5 of the teams finished ranked in the nation's top-10 of Total Defense. Auburn's defense had 68 possessions, where the Tigers recorded a tackle for loss. The opponent scored a TD on 13.2% of those 68 possessions. During the remaining 92 possessions defended without a tackle for loss, the opponent scored a TD on 30.4% of their possessions. Last season’s defensive line consisted of 14 scholarship linemen with an average of 13.5 games of experience, which included 7 with no game experience at all. The 2012 defensive line will have 17 on scholarship, which will include 7 players with at least 20 games of experience. VanGorder's will scheme to attack the gaps rather than controlling them with the DT's. 2012 could be a good year for AU's growing DL.
  9. If Auburn had any chance of winning the 2011 Iron Bowl, Alabama had to be held to under 20 points and the Tigers would have to find creative ways to score. As it turned out, Auburn managed to score a touchdown on defense and one on special teams but the Tiger defense gave up 226-yards and 24 points by halftime, while Auburn totaled 31-yards and zero points on offense. This has basically been the theme this year against the quality opponents, where Auburn lost any form of consistency on either side of the football. Auburn has been dominated up front in all 4 big games this season, which was confirmed, when Coach Ted Roof openly admitted Auburn’s defense wasn’t strong enough to match up against Alabama’s offense. Just as they did in 2009, the 2011 Auburn Tigers finished the regular season 7-5 but the 2009 version was far more competitive against quality opponents. The 42-14 loss to Alabama marks the fourth time this season Auburn has been defeated by 24 or more points. This is the most 24-point losses in one season from 1951-2011 and a strong reminder Auburn remains a work in progress in becoming an elite team in the Southeastern Conference. There is good news in that Auburn could return as many as 38 of 44 from their 2-deep depth chart in 2012. The first step for Auburn will be improving the performance of their offensive and defensive lines. During the four 24-point losses, Auburn recorded 17 tackles for loss, 7 sacks and 4 QB hurries. Auburn’s opponent recorded 34 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and 9 QB hurries. Arkansas, LSU, Georgia and Alabama basically were twice as productive up front than Auburn, which is where it all begins and ends. Youth and inexperience was the primary issue but deficiencies in talent and coaching cannot be ignored. Talent can be addressed through recruiting but coaching and development of personnel might require coaching changes at the conclusion of the season. Coach Gene Chizik will address and evaluate the entire program and hopefully will make the necessary changes and adjustments in order for the program to continue to grow and prosper. Inside the Numbers… 12 of Auburn’s last 20 opponents were ranked in the top-20. Auburn has now gone 11 consecutive games without passing for at least 200-yards. The 1985 Auburn offense went 12 consecutive games without 200-yards passing in a run-heavy offense. Michael Dyer is on pace for a 1345-yard season, which would be 6th best in school history. Auburn’s 3.10 yards per pass attempt was an all time low for a Gus Malzahn offense at Auburn. Auburn’s 140-yards in total offense was the worst offensive output since Auburn was held to 139-yards against Alabama in 1992. 44.9% of Barrett Trotter’s pass attempts were within 5-yards of the line of scrimmage. 64.1% of Clint Moseley’s pass attempts have been within 5-yards of the line of scrimmage, including 85% against Alabama. Corey Lemonier currently has 13.5 tackles for loss, 15 QB hurries and 5 forced fumbles. For the third consecutive game, Daren Bates has led the team in tackles. He has recorded 34 tackles in Auburn’s last 3 games, giving him 96 on the season, which leads the team. Under Gene Chizik, Auburn is now 13-10 against FBS teams with a winning record. In those 23 games, Auburn has averaged 376-yards and 26 points per game on offense and 418-yards and 30 points on defense. Taking away the 2010 season, Auburn has faced 16 FBS opponents with a winning record. Auburn’s pass offense has compiled a pass rating of just 116.5 in those 16 games. This includes completing 55% of the passes for 6.6 yards per attempt, 19 TD’s and 19 interceptions. Auburn is 6-10 in those games. During the regular season, Barrett Trotter attempted 42 passes on first down and 57 attempts on third down. Clint Moseley has 23 first down pass attempts and 37 third down pass attempts. 46.4% of Steven Clark’s punts have fallen inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Auburn’s defensive tackles combined for 2 solo tackles against Alabama. 57.6% of Cody Parkey’s kick-offs have resulted in a touchback. For the season, 41.8 percent of the opponent’s plays have gone for 2-yards or less. Auburn had Alabama to 2-yards or less on 20 of 58 plays, a season low for the Tiger defense. During the regular season, Auburn’s defense allowed 4.03 yards per rush during the first half and 5.23 during the second half. During the first 6 games of the seasons, Michael Dyer had 5 runs of 30-yards or more from 124 carries. During the last 6 games, Dyer has 1 run of 30-yards or more from 118 attempts. The NCAA currently ranks Auburn’s 2011 schedule as the second most difficult in the nation. The 7-5 regular season is not a surprise but the excessive blowouts were. In reality, Auburn did not lose a game they were supposed to win and actually won one, they probably should have lost (South Carolina 10-2). Auburn’s embarrassing losses is what made this regular season difficult to stomach and why most Auburn fans are concerned about the future. Of the nine key offensive players Auburn had to replace from 2010, the Tigers succeeded with only one, Reese Dismukes. Auburn struggled dearly in replacing the other 3 offensive linemen and failed to settle on a consistent performer at quarterback. Though Emory Blake performed as well as he did in 2010, Auburn was never able to replace Darvin Adams, Terrell Zachery and Kodi Burns. Is there any wonder why the offense struggled so much in 2011? Looking ahead to 2012, the defense appears to have more potential to be successful. Corey Lemonier and Nosa Eguae ended up being a better combination at defensive end than Antoine Carter and Michael Goggins in 2010. Add Dee Ford, Ladarious Owens and Craig Sanders to the mix and the future is bright. This doesn’t even include the services of Justin Delaine, Devaunte Sigler and Keymiya Harrell. Jake Holland’s injuries slowed his progress and Eltoro Freeman had his moments but the two were not as consistent as Josh Bynes was in 2010. Auburn also struggled in replacing Craig Stevens. Auburn’s corners through 12 games in 2011 combined for 3 picks and 19 passes defended compared to 4 interceptions and 19 passes defended in 2010, through 14 games. Auburn’s safeties have combined for 209 tackles, 6 interceptions and 8 passes defended through 12 games in 2011, slightly better than the 205 tackles, 3 interceptions and 8 passes defended through 14 games in 2010. The primary objective for the 2012 defense will be improving Auburn’s interior defensive line, which was the primary weakness on defense in 2011. Overall, special-teams were better in 2011 than 2010, though Auburn must find a consistent performer at punt returns. Quan Bray could be the man given more time to develop at the position. Auburn has yet to secure this aspect of special teams but they have improved special teams overall since 2009. The concern on offense in 2012 will once again be the offensive line, quarterback and receiver positions. Auburn will likely be breaking in 3 new offensive linemen, with the replacements lacking experience. Once again, Auburn will be searching for at least 2 receivers to compliment Emory Blake. The quarterback race will be wide open again not to mention Auburn could be breaking in a brand new offensive coordinator. Auburn still has a bowl game to play, which means additional practice time shaping the initial stages of the 2012 team. Most fans will be anticipating possible coaching changes, which could include a possible change in the direction of the strength and conditioning program. Auburn will likely bring in another top-10 recruiting class in February but developing the physical abilities of the returning personnel must be a priority for 2012. Many of the issues Auburn had to work through in 2011 required more time to resolve than the time permitted during the course of the regular season. This is why bowl preparations are so vital as Auburn continues to develop their younger personnel. It will be interesting to see the direction Coach Gene Chizik takes this program after he evaluates the current program in place. War Eagle!
  10. The primary reason for the recent improvement of the Auburn defense is the play of Auburn's front-four. Losing Dee Ford was a step back but Corey Lemonier and Nosa Eguae have been solid in run defense as well as rushing the passer. Even LaDarius Owens has shown great potential for the future, especially as he adds more weight to his frame. The combination of Kenneth Carter and Jeffrey Whitaker at defensive tackle is beginning to shape up to be an imposing interior threat. They are playing with more confidence each week and are being to disrupt the opponent's backfield. Their numbers might not show it in terms of tackles and sacks but a defensive tackle can do his job on a consistent basis without registering a tackle. The play... On this play, Arkansas attempts to run their stretch run play to their right. The Razorbacks have a bunch formation to the right side with the intent of overloading that side in terms of numbers. Carter shoots through the "A" gap right at the snap as the Arkansas center intends to engage the Jake Holland. Carter explodes off the ball so quickly, he is actually in the backfield before the QB hands off to the RB. Carter forces the RB to cut the play back inside but Jeffrey Whitaker beats his man inside and is in position to swallow up the RB just as he makes his cut. Jonathan Evans comes on a run blitz next to Whitaker, which helped free up Whitaker to knife through the line. Whitaker bear hugs the RB until additional run support arrives to throw the RB for a loss. Note in frame #2 how Lemonier maintains the back side in the event the QB fakes the hand off for a bootleg. The above play is a prime example of a great play by Carter even though it won't show up on the stat sheet. Except for the 92-yard run by the Razorbacks, Auburn held Arkansas to 84-yards rushing on their remaining 30 carries.
  11. South Carolina Clipbit - Def Gap Exchange or Scrape Exchange The success of a zone-read play is normally based on the quarterback's read of the strong side DE's reaction to the play. The DE normally attacks the the "C" gap (between the tackle and TE position). If the DE plays wide, the QB will give to the RB. If the DE plays the RB, the QB will keep. Opposing defenses have countered by changing up "gap" responsibility in what is commonly referred to as "gap exchange" or "scrape exchange" in order to confuse the quarterback's read. The play... During this play, South Carolina will attempt to run their zone-read play. Stephen Garcia's decision to keep or to hand off will be based on how Corey Lemonier attacks from the "C" gap. Rather than attacking from the "C" gap, Lemioner exchanges gap containment with Jonathan Evans. Lemonier takes the "B" gap and Evans takes the "C" gap. In image #1, you will see the opposite gap control at the end of the line. You can see the traditional gap containment of the DE taking the "C" gap the OLB taking the "B" gap. The gap exchange by Lemonier and Evans confuses the RT, who takes on Evans, allowing Lemonier the inside track to the football. Garcia hands off to Lattimore but Kenneth Carter and Jeffrey Whitaker make a strong push inside, leaving Lattimore no running lane. Lemonier easily runs down Lattimore from behind, who is now bottled up behind the line because of the strong inside push by the DT's. This is a great example of great scheming and terrific line play by Auburn's front-four.
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