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It’s All About Attitude

By on October 29th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football 15 Comments »
Sammie Coates Russian Legsweep

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.

15 Comments

  1. sullivan013 sullivan013 says:

    This is coaching, starting from each position coach up to the coordinator level. What I see is a very disciplined and precision-oriented team. When replacements come in, they are highly motivated, show proper technique and adjust perfectly to the either the offense or defensive sets called.

    I have yet to see any ‘lost puppies’ on either squad even late in blowout games when the coaches are granting playing time to three deep positions. That expertise apparently extends down to the last man standing on the sidelines.

    I believe that is the basis for the confidence and attitude we’re witnessing from this team. They know what they’re about, have practiced well and are confident in their knowledge of both the offensive and defensive game plans.

    It’s a new day, indeed.

    • MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

      His whine of the month subscription has been upgraded to the whine of the week.

    • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

      Seems like he’s already laying out the reasons why they won’t win on Saturday. Give me a break.

      “They’re a bunch a cheaters PPPAAAAWWWWLLLLLLLL!”.

      And who says that he’s not a comedian.

      • MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

        Dear Mr. Beilema,

        Speaking for Auburn we are terribly sorry we did not give you a wide enough camera angle on game film to see our full two point conversion alignment. Don’t you get ESPN or do you still have a set top antenna. Maybe it’s your wife not letting you watch. In your defense, if that babe told me to not watch TV, I would never touch the on/off button.

        Yours truly,
        GM

      • sullivan013 sullivan013 says:

        He is right, you know, he isn’t a comedian. For that role, there is an implication of wit and intelligence.

        A clown needs no such attributes.

  2. mikeautiger says:

    I liked what one of the defensive players said after the TAM game. He said something similar to this – we do not worry or get scared because we are coached what to do, we have a good plan and if we do that we know it will work out. No Fear, says a lot about the leadership coaching our boys.

  3. dabble says:

    gene chizik is a lucky idiot. aye carambla !!!
    he did keep it together that one year and did close the wagons well.
    but, anywhoo00000.

    we skulldrag the hogs by 35 +.

  4. DaZeD DaZeD says:

    Agree 100%…just don’t waste your throwing arm on an FAU defender. Save it for a Bammar player and use the left shoulder instead. It would’ve sucked balls if Nick would’ve been lost for the season trying to do his own version of the “slammy” against a cupcake team. Lashlee has stated that this was impressed upon NM after he was pulled Saturday night.

  5. Tigerstripe Tigerstripe says:

    The play/picture of Sammie slamming down the defender is the epitome of this season for two reasons: the attitude and the fact that the youngsters (Soph Sammie) are sending the message. We expect Eguae and Prosch to man up off of the bus but it’s a whole different level when you see the newbies do it. It looks like the poodles standing behind the Dobermans are growing their canine teeth.

    We needed the let down at LSU as a teaching moment for NM and my guess is JJ would have made the same mistakes had he been taking snaps – It needed to happen so we know how not to stand up to the bully…

    It’s the perfect storm coming. The rest of the season is to get the word out that we ain’t who you played last year… We are coming to your party and we’re gonna kiss your girl and dance with her and you better hope she doesn’t leave with us…

    • MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

      If you want a friend, get a dog
      If you want a hug, go to a day care center
      We are here to kick some ass

  6. DaZeD DaZeD says:

    Updated: Gus had additional film footage FedEx’ed to Bilemma headquarters in an effort to temper any hard feelings Arkansas might have from the earlier version provided them . Auburn is calling it the Smeagol PAT formation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwtgVF3BMTg