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  1. Prior to this season, the Auburn defense had allowed an average of 182.7 yards rushing per game from 2011-2013. During that 39-game run, Auburn allowed the opponent to rush for over 200-yards, 18 times. Ellis Johnson made run-defense a high priority, when he arrived at Auburn and we are beginning to see the results. During the 2012 season Auburn finished at No. 100 in run-defense. The Tigers improved to No. 63 last season under Ellis Johnson and are currently No. 11 after 3 games into the 2014 season. Tackling has improved dramatically and the players appear far more comfortable in year #2 under Ellis Johnson. The Play... On this play Kansas State has the ball at their own 46-yard line, facing a 2nd & 2. The Wildcats will attempt to run a counter-trey to the boundary side of the field. Auburn has 7 men in the box to defend what is likely going to be a run play. The key to defending this play is LaDarius Owens. He has backside responsibility to defend any cut backs by the RB and the quarterback, should he play-action and bootleg. When the KSU running back makes his cutback, Owens is in position to force the play deep and wide. This allows Johnathan Ford and Kris Frost time and space to run the play down. Rudy Ford closes and makes the tackle on the RB for a loss, forcing a passing situation on 3rd down. Though the DL only accounted for 9 tackles against the Wildcats, the numbers are misleading, when judging the performance of the Auburn DL. In this case, Owens is not credited for a tackle on this play but he was the primary reason why the play resulted in a loss. Through 3 games the Auburn defense is holding their opponent to 59 percent below their rushing average. You cannot establish that kind of production without the DL playing well.
  2. Here's the link saying his leg has recovered and he's learned alot from the film room: http://auburn.247sports.com/Bolt/Auburns-Owens-expected-to-be-full-speed-by-start-of-practice-29219849
  3. Aaron Murray is one of the most prolific quarterbacks in conference history and his three previous starts against Auburn produced highly efficient numbers and results. Though Auburn sacked him 7 times and hurried him 17 other times during the last 3 meetings, Murray has thrown 10 TD passes against the Tigers with no interceptions. Auburn must find a way of applying pressure on the senior quarterback this Saturday or he will likely have a fourth consecutive efficient game against Auburn. On this play Auburn knows Tennessee is going to pass with only 15 seconds remaining in the first half and the Volunteers attempting move within FG range. Auburn rushes only 4 but Carl Lawson is lined up wide outside to take on the LT 1 on 1. The Volunteers LT is Antonio Richardson, a Preseason All-SEC performer with 22 starts under his belt. At the snap Tennessee doubles up on Auburn's DT's as Carl Lawson commits to a speed-rush. The RB assists the RT to double up on LaDarius Owens. Lawson beats the LT on the edge and is able to loop over the top of the quarterback. As Lawson makes contact with the quarterback from behind, he chops the football loose. Tennessee recovers the fumble but the sack results in Tennessee deciding to let the half expire. If Georgia has consistent success running the football it will hinder and slow down the Auburn pass-rush. It will be essential that the Tigers at least apply pressure during obvious passing situations. Georgia is No. 22 nationally in preventing sacks this season.
  4. Auburn's defense comes into the Arkansas game ranked No. 23 nationally in sacks. Of their 20 sacks on the season, 40 percent have come on third-down. Through 8 games Auburn's opponent has converted only 16 of 78 third-down situations of 6-yards or more needed to convert (20.5%). Auburn's improved DL play has been a bonus this season and Coach Garner's effort in rotating his DL has paid off royally for the Tigers in the 4th quarter. On this play the FAU offense has moved down inside the Auburn redzone with a 1st & 10 from the Tigers' 19-yard line. The Owls will attempt a pass play with Auburn rushing only their DL. At the snap Dee Ford comes on a speed-rush, beating the RT with his quickness and speed. Montravius Adams is double-teamed by the center and right-guard. As Ford loops over the top of the quarterback, Adams beats the double-team preventing the QB from stepping up in the pocket. By frame #4, Ford, Adams and LaDarius Owens have collapsed the pocket with the QB having nowhere to escape. Dee Ford takes the QB down for a 6-yard loss, placing the Owls in a 2nd & long and a situation they cannot overcome. The sack was a drive killer, resulting in a FG rather than a possible TD drive. The Auburn defense is 13th nationally in red zone scoring-defense and No. 6 in red zone TD-defense.
  5. It appears LaDarius Owens has finally found a home as a DE this season after being bounced around from the DL to LB. Through 7 games, Owens leads the DL in tackles with 23 and he is 4th on the team with 4.5 tackles for loss. With Coach Rodney Garner rotating 9-12 DL each game, Auburn has built some quality depth this season, which has allowed the Tigers to be fresh & productive during the 4th quarter. On this play Auburn is defending the TAMU offense, which faces a 3rd & 8 from the Auburn 39-yard line. The Tigers show a blitz look with a LB lined up over the A-gap. LaDarius Owens takes a wide split, which will likely set up a 1 on 1 match up with the LT because of the "blitz" look. At the snap, the LB backs out but Auburn obtains the 1 on 1 match up with their DE's, Owens and Dee Ford. Owens comes with a speed rush on the LT and beats his man right off the line. LaDarius Owens loops over the top and makes contact with Johnny Manziel from behind. Owens wraps Manziel up as Dee Ford arrives to finish off the sack at a critical juncture of the game. Last season the Auburn DL recorded 33.5 tackles for loss in 12 games. The 2013 DL already has 40.5 through 7 games.
  6. Coach Ellis Johnson had his DE's in a 2-point stance numerous times during the game to defend against the Ole Miss zone-read play. Having his DE's standing up, gave them better vision in the backfield, which positioned them into a better angle of attack. Bo Wallace and Jeff Scott combined for 23 carries for 58-yards on the night and 52 of those yards came on 1 play. The Auburn defense did a great job defending the zone-read play, which was the heart of the Ole Miss rushing attack. On this play Ole Miss is set to run their zone-read play. In frame #2, Bo Wallace attempts to read Carl Lawson but Lawson doesn't commit inside or outside, forcing the decision back onto to the Ole Miss QB. Bo Wallace elects to keep the ball and run inside of Lawson but Lawson is too quick for this to happen. Carl Lawson wraps the QB up as Nosa Eguae knifes through the LT to help finish off the quarterback. Also notice in frame #2 how LaDarius Owens on the opposite side, patiently plays the back side in the event the QB were to take the play outside. Carl Lawson clearly has the speed and strength to be an impressive pass-rusher but his performance defending the run was special. Younger DE's often are caught out of position because they rush up field or over pursue plays but this wasn't the case for Lawson.
  7. Part of the defensive game plan against Ole Miss was to deploy DE's at the DT position, which would give Auburn an edge in speed and quickness up front. The plan worked as Auburn was able to apply pressure on the Ole Miss offense consistently throughout the contest. On this particular play, Auburn actually has 4 DE's across the front-4, resulting in a sack. On this play Auburn has 4 DE's on the line. Dee Ford, Elijah Daniel, Nosa Eguae and LaDarius Owens make up the Auburn front-4. At the snap, Dee Ford attempts to speed rush around the RT to come over top. The Ole Miss quarterback senses the outside pass-rush and attempts to step up in the pocket. Elijah Daniel is able to make penetration from his DT position, forcing the QB to move to his right, rather than stepping up in the pocket. Because the QB slides to his right, Dee Ford is able to reengage his path to the QB, making the sack. It was this kind of relentless pressure, which allowed Auburn to record 6 sacks and 14 additional QB hurries. Some of the sacks were also aided by great coverage in the secondary, which resulted in the Ole Miss QB holding the ball longer than expected.
  8. If the Auburn defense is going to have success against the LSU offense, Ellis Johnson will need to call a more aggressive game. We will likely see more man coverage so that Auburn can overload in run-support. This also means the potential of giving up big plays but it's the gamble Johnson will likely have to take Saturday night. Zach Mettenberger has gotten off to a great start for LSU but has struggled when facing 3rd & 10 or longer. On the flip side, Auburn's defense has only given up 4 of 20 conversions on 3rd down, when the opponent has faced 10-yards or more to convert. On this play MSU faces a 3rd & 14 from their own 48-yard line. Ellis Johnson dials up a zone-blitz with Kris Frost coming up the middle and Robenson Therezie off the edge. Angelo Blackson will back out into coverage at the snap. At the snap, Kris Frost and LaDarius Owens establish penetration into the backfield, forcing the MSU QB to step up in the pocket. Robenson Therezie arrives and is able to slow the QB down by holding his foot. Joshua Holsey closes in and holds the QB until other Tigers arrive to finish off the play. If Auburn cannot place LSU into 3rd & long, it could be a long night for the Auburn defense. Expect LSU to have their share of yardage but Auburn needs to counter with tackles for loss and turnovers to make it a game.
  9. Last season during limited play, LaDarius Owens totaled 11 tackles, 3 for loss and 0 sacks for the season. Through 2 games into the 2013 season Owens has registered 10 tackles, 2 for loss and 1 sack. He had his best game of his career against Arkansas State, drawing praise from his coaches. On this play Arkansas State faces a 3rd & 10 from the Auburn 34-yard line. At the snap Craig Sanders and Montravius Adams run a twist as Ben Bradley simply beats his man up front. Sanders and Bradley come close to making the sack but the ASU quarterback to his credit stumbles away from the initial assault. LaDarius Owens fights through the containment until he reaches the QB to make the sack. When it was previously announced that Owens had been moved to LB, I was concerned he might turn into one of those talented players, who fell between the cracks during his Auburn tenure. It appears Owens is now making the most of his return to DE as Auburn's DL continues to improve as a unit.
  10. If the 2013 Auburn defense is going to continue to improve as SEC play begins, the DL will have to lead the way. I previously documented, the recent DL success through 2 games into the season indicates a trend the defense is headed in the right direction. One of the players Auburn needed to step up this season was Junior DT Gabe Wright. He entered this season with 7.5 tackles for loss through 25 games and has already recorded 3 through 2 games in 2013. On this play Arkansas State will attempt to run between the tackles but Gabe Wright blows the play up in the backfield. A good defensive tackle might not register double digits in tackles during a game but he can still be a major force by disrupting the flow of the play, creating opportunities for other defenders. Gabe Wright has a 1 on 1 match up with Steven Haunga, starting LG for the Red Wolves. Haunga is a senior, who received Preseason All-Conference Honors in the Sunbelt Conference. Wright obtains great pad level and drive off the ball, pushing Haunga 2-3 yards into the backfield. The RB has to stop and redirect himself but his time runs out with LaDarius Owens and Cassanova McKinzy crashing down on the play. The RB is tackled for a huge loss primarily based on the initial push by Gabe Wright. He's not credited with a tackle but he clearly was the primary reason why Auburn was successful on this play.
  11. Last season was No. 73 nationally in TFL per game on defense primarily because of a lack of push by the Auburn front-4. This season under Defensive Coordinator Ellis Johnson and Coach Rodney Garner, the defense is currently No. 6 nationally in TFL per game and No. 2 in the SEC. The defense registered 13 tackles for loss this past Saturday against the Red Wolves, which had not been accomplished since 2004 against Kentucky. Through 2 games Auburn has recorded 29 quarterback hurries, which is more than half of the 55 recorded through 12 games during 2012. On this play Auburn will execute a double-stunt as ASU faces an obvious passing situation on 3rd down. Justin DeLaine has a clear path to the QB after Angelo Blackson ties up 2 OL. Gabe Wright simply beats his man inside as the two DL race to the ASU quarterback. To his credit, the ASU quarterback is able to avoid being sacked by DeLaine and Wright but LaDarius Owens and Angelo Blackson arrive just in time to swallow up the QB, taking him down for the sack. On this one play alone, all 4 DL had their hands on the opposing quarterback. Despite not having Dee Ford available through the first 2 games, Auburn has managed to improve their pass-rush from 2012, which has kept Ellis Johnson from having to blitz on a regular basis just to manage some level of pass-rush. What was feared to be a possible weakness before the season began is pleasantly turning into a team strength.
  12. Upon Further Review: (Arkansas State, Game #2) Last week Auburn's offense was 4 of 7 facing 2-yards or less for a first down. This week against AU, Auburn was 6 of 8, including 5 of 6 on the ground. Through 2 games, 54.5% of Auburn's offensive snaps has been part of a scoring drive. On defense the Tigers are holding their opponent to 35.7%. Of the 70 combined carries by Mason, Artis-Payne and Grant, 48.6 percent have gone for 5-yards or more and only 5 have resulted in a loss. The trio have combined for 6 run plays of 15-yards or more and 17 of 10-yards or more. Cameron Artis-Payne was a terrific pickup on the recruiting trail by the Auburn Tigers. He gives Auburn the physical runner needed to pound between the tackles. CAP did most of the "dirty work" last night between the tackles averaging 4.4 yards per rush on his 14 trips up the middle. Tre Mason averaged 4.8 on his 7 carries between the tackles. Last season through 2 games, Auburn's pass-defense allowed an efficiency rating of 142.7, recorded 5 sacks, made 1 pick and had 6 QB hurries. Through 2 games this season, Auburn has allowed a rating of 106.6, recorded 4 sacks, made 3 picks and has 29 QB hurries. Of Auburn's 26 offensive possessions, 9 have included at least 2 first downs during the drive, with Auburn scoring on 7 of those 9 possessions. Auburn has scored 15 points from their opponent's turnovers, while allowing only 3 points from Tiger miscues through 2 games. The passing drought continues with Auburn now going 26 consecutive games without their starting quarterback passing for at least 200-yards. By scoring 14 first quarter points, Auburn boosted their record to 106-11-0, when scoring at least 10 first quarter points since 1981. Since 1997, Auburn is now 78-0, when scoring 30 points or more during a game. Of all the teams currently in the SEC, no other team is undefeated during the same time period with at least 30 points. It might not have felt like special teams played a major role during the Arkansas State game but consider the following. The Red Wolves had 5 possessions on offense, where they gained at least 48-yards during the drive. Because their average starting field position was at their own 19-yard line during those 5 possessions, Arkansas Stated netted only 6 points. Where did Nick Marshall target the ball against Arkansas State? 65 percent of his pass attempts were within 5-yards of the line of scrimmage, where he completed 7 of his 10 pass attempts. He was 3 of 7 the remainder of the way for 103-yards and 2 TD's. He did have one pass close to being intercepted and missed out on two vertical routes that would have been long gainers. Of the Red Wolves 12 offensive possessions, Auburn registered at least 1 tackle for loss during 9 of those possessions. Auburn also forced 22 quarterback hurries of which 19 came from the defensive line. The defensive line as a unit finished the game with 27 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 19 QB hurries and 1 forced-fumble. LaDarius Owens had his finest game of his young career with 8 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack and 1 hurry. Through 2 games Auburn's receivers have caught 16 passes for 223-yards and 2 TD's. They are averaging only 13.9 yards per reception as a unit. Auburn's trio of RB's have 512-yards on 74 carries, averaging 6.92 yards per pop. During Auburn's current 26-game streak of not having a 200-yard passer, the starting quarterbacks have averaged only 133.9 yards per game for a passer rating of just 120.7. This includes 22 interceptions and only 20 TD passes. Gus Malzahn's leading rusher from the RB position at Auburn has now averaged 102-yards per game on 5.89 yards per carry through 42 games. Auburn is 32-10 with Malzahn on the staff. As a collegiate coach, Gus Malzahn has been part of a 75 percent win percentage through 97 games and his offense has averaged 462.0 yards and 36.2 points per game. War Eagle!
  13. What a great chess match we witnessed between Coach Ellis Johnson and Coach Mike Leach this past Saturday night. Leach won the first half for the most part and Johnson won the second half. Auburn often gave a blitz look, which did cause some mental errors and breakdowns for the Cougar OL. On this play the Cougars have a 1st & 10. They come out in a 4-WR set with "trips" to the wide side. Auburn has six at the line, showing blitz with a "numbers" advantage. The safeties play for coverage to prevent anything deep. (Did a great job of defending 65 passes and allowing only 2 for 15-yards or more) The Cougar LG must decide to defend a possible LB blitz or engage Gabe Wright. At the snap he elects to rub off Wright but to engage Jake Holland, freeing up Gabe Wright. LaDarius Owens does not crash down, playing the backside in the event the QB keeps. The QB deals off to the RB, who is crushed in the backfield for a loss. * Thanks to Josh Carter for the great game pics.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
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