It’s All About Attitude
I commented on this on another post but wanted to expand a little.
This year Gus told us repeatedly that there would be a whole new attitude on this team and he was exactly right.
I remember in the Iron Bowl 2010 early in the game Cam took the ball outside left end and when an Alabama cornerback met him at the sideline Cam delivered the blow, not the cornerback.
That whole team had the “come on, give me your best shot” attitude and this years version of the Tigers is showing the same kind of attitude. I sure did not see any of that last year.
Tre Mason is running harder than I have ever seen him run. Jay Prosch is bulldozing potential tacklers harder and more emphatic than ever. Our secondary is making sure tackles, not just diving at air.
The O Line is coming off the ball with fire in their eyes and blowing people off the ball. Even our shallow linebacker core is running to the ball and making plays. Nothing proves this better than the pic I stole from Derrick showing Sammie Coates “get off me” takedown of De’Vante Harris in the TAMU game.
In short, the whole team is playing like they have a chip on their shoulder and telling opponents to bring their best and it probably won’t be good enough. They have confidence and it shows. That is Auburn football, it is back and …
I for one am very glad to see it.