Posts Tagged ‘Sullivan013’

The Dirty Dozen – Week 1

By Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 1 Comment »

Adjusting our expectations of our future lineupMajor Reisman: “One”Team: “Down to the roadblock, we’ve just begun”The Dirty Dozen looks at the games that Auburn’s opponents play throughout the season, highlighting points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for their remaining season and their future game against Auburn.ad·just·ment – n, plural: adjustments - A small alteration or Continue Story…

The Professor of X

By Posted on: August 26th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 8 Comments »

What else is the 4-2-5 but a Professor X protocol?There is little doubt that Ellis Johnson knows a thing or two about defense and the Southeastern Conference. He has coached for four full decades, on four separate conference teams, three of whom played in the SEC championship game in each of three decades while he Continue Story…

The Expectation

By Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 7 Comments »

Synchronize your watches to GMT – Gus Malzahn TimeThere are many challenges for an incoming coach at a major university in the NCAA. There is the ever present distraction of being the center of media attention. The higher the profile school, the greater the media focus on his every move and utterance. Then there is the Continue Story…

The Exception

By Posted on: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 13 Comments »

As an amateur statistician, exceptions bother me. There has to be a reason or a rationale for every single outlying figure. When you discover them, they usually lie annoyingly beyond the safe and secure standard deviation or the normal distribution. They poke up or down sharply from the smooth curve, menacing in their oddness.  They Continue Story…

Tempering Steele

By Posted on: August 1st, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »

                                                           A properly tempered sword will sport Auburn colors*First off, let me say that I enjoy reading Phil Steele’s magazine and daily blog. If ever I need to know how many starting offensive linemen are returning for a given team year to year, or how each SEC team’s yards per play compares to any Continue Story…

Gamechanger?

By Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 13 Comments »

You recognize it only after it happens. The moment when something new arrives that changes your life forever. Up until that event occurs, you are confident, poised, clear thinking, at ease with the situation around you and completely secure with your world ordered just as it should be. Then in an instant everything turns upside Continue Story…

Squeezing Even More Out of the Gus Bus

By Posted on: June 25th, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »

snake·bit (see also snake·bit·ten) adjective – Experiencing a period of misfortune or inability to succeedWe all saw the incredible effect and potential of the Gus Bus HUNH offense on the defenses of the Southeastern Conference last year. Auburn transformed from an unremarkable and misfiring offensive scheme in 2012 into one of the most potent and Continue Story…

To the Men of that Era

By Posted on: June 5th, 2014 in Football, Memories 10 Comments »

  Helmet insignia of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade.On an early June evening 70 years ago, many thousands of young men waited in trepidation for a decision to be made. On stormy seas, in the depths of rolling cargo ships, they waited. Most were unable to sleep despite the exhaustion that comes from preparing for military operations, what Continue Story…