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The Most Important Aspect of Defense Doesn’t Show up in Stats

By on December 23rd, 2015 in Football 7 Comments »
Trying to follow Auburn's search for a new defensive coordinator, one has to wonder why most of the names being mentioned seem to have ties to the SEC. One reason might be the stats put up by SEC defenses.But statistics can say whatever the user would like. So which ones are important? Well, I don't believe any single one is all... Read Full Story

Brave New World – The Tempestuous Future of the SEC

By on December 23rd, 2015 in Football 11 Comments »
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Can you pick out the number of SEC teams that have all of the following:
A) A starting quarterback who has thrown 100+ passes in conference play?
B) A starting quarterback who has at least a 60% completion rate?
C) A starting quarterback who has worked with the same offensive coordinator for more than two years?
There is only one team with only one player that fits these criteria ...

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Morning Musings: Holiday Edition

By on December 22nd, 2015 in Basketball, Football 9 Comments »
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A look at the Defensive Coordinator search, Cam Newton, Auburn Basketball, and the recruiting of defensive linemen ...

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Where does Gus Stand?

By on December 21st, 2015 in Football 18 Comments »
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The storyline of 2016 will be who has the hottest seat in the SEC. Next year’s list promises to be a little longer than usual. So how do they rank from safest to most at risk? Here’s my shot at it:

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Tigers Begin Bowl Preparations

By on December 17th, 2015 in Football 18 Comments »
Malzahn Hot Seat Is coach Gus Malzahn on the hot seat?(John Reed, USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle, everybody! Practices for the Birmingham Bowl began this week, and by all accounts the Tigers have finished three days of hard work on fundamentals. Coach Malzahn had his usual quotes out on display. "I feel very good about those guys," Malzahn ... Read Full Story

Four Directions Gus Malzahn Could Take in Defensive Coordinator Search

By on December 16th, 2015 in Football 22 Comments »
jamie-byrd-ncaa-football-southern-methodist-south-florida-850x560 Auburn began bowl practice on Monday and now that the recruiting calendar is in a dead period, the coaches can focus on playing a very dangerous Memphis team. However, Gus Malzahn still has to divide his time between game planning and finding a new defensive coordinator.The fans are understandably anxious as Malzahn is searching... Read Full Story

Recruiting Stars to Saturday Starts: Defensive Line Edition

By on December 15th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »
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The SEC has some of the very best defenses in college football, year in and year out. While the SEC recruits and develops better than any conference in America, each school does it a little differently. If each school were to have a superlative for their style, what would it be?

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Two Tigers Named to AP All-SEC Teams

By on December 14th, 2015 in Football, News 1 Comment »
18703072-mmmain Auburn's Daniel Carlson, a Lou Groza Award Finalist for the nation's top kicker, was named First Team All-SEC by the Associated Press today. The Walter Camp All-American was one of four players to be a unanimous selection.Daniel was joined on the AP list by offensive lineman, Braden Smith, who was a second-team selection.Carlson... Read Full Story

What Auburn Can Expect from Franklin, III: A Scouting Report

By on December 14th, 2015 in Football 13 Comments »
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Auburn is set to sign the number one JUCO dual-threat QB in the nation in only a few short days. With most people in agreement that Auburn's offense needs to revert back to the zone-read, will Franklin III be the player they need?

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Random Ramblings

By on December 11th, 2015 in Football 22 Comments »
Craig Rambling Post It's a coaching carousel this December.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody. It has sure been a turbulent few weeks in college football! Nearly half of the SEC East head coaches have departed, and assistants are loading up moving vans by the dozens. There will be some wild scrambling by teams across the southeast,... Read Full Story

Showing off an Orange and Blue Christmas

By on December 10th, 2015 in Business - Entertainment, News 1 Comment »
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This year's updated Christmas version includes the War Eagle fight song following Bramlett's famous call. This has got to drive his UGa. neighbors nuts. If you haven't seen it ... it's worth your time.

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Shon Coleman and Daniel Carlson Make All-SEC

By on December 9th, 2015 in Football, News 3 Comments »
9802726 Shon Coleman's story has been one of the most inspirational of any player in college football. The Auburn junior beat cancer to return to the field and start 24 games the last two years, becoming one of the best offensive lineman in the SEC. Tuesday he was recognized along with teammate Daniel Carlson as All-SEC.Daniel is only a... Read Full Story

Congratulations to TET College Pick’em CHAMPION

By on December 8th, 2015 in Football 6 Comments »
Pickem graphic And the Golden Bo Trophy goes to.....UGLYJOE! By the slimmest of margins, UglyJoe leaped over @AU_History in the final week's pick'em to claim the 2015 TET College Pick'em contest, 161-109 to 161-107. That's right, two points. A congratulations also goes to PortCouncil for fighting off WDE_TightLines for third place, 158-109 to ... Read Full Story

Who Runs the SEC Coaching Carousel?

By on December 8th, 2015 in Football 14 Comments »
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The coaching carousel is in full swing in the SEC. The same coaches are being hired at the same places, and fans are getting the same results. But why do the dollar signs continue to go up as the product on the field goes down?

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Barning from CoMo: Time to Ramble

By on December 8th, 2015 in Football 7 Comments »
usa-today-8863350.0 It's certainly been an eventful week in the college football world, as news at one school has caused a chain reaction of sorts at multiple others. So now it's time to play catch up with what has been a busy week around the nation.Auburn fans criticizing Muschamp's decision to take the South Carolina job... need to stop. This ... Read Full Story

The End of an Era?

By on December 7th, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
Mark Richt, Steve Spurrier A Golden Era of SEC Eastern division Coaching comes to an end in a dreadful collapse.Fifty two. That's the number to remember. Keep it present in your mind. Think about that for just a moment. Fifty two.Fifty-two days separate the annoucement that Steve Spurrier would resign as coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks (October 12, ... Read Full Story

Boom Goes the Dynamite

By on December 7th, 2015 in Football 41 Comments »
What a mess. Looking for the silver lining in the Auburn football program is not for the faint of heart. Auburn’s $1.6 million gamble on Will Muschamp has resulted in complete chaos.  It would be easy to point fingers; but, let’s face it, who wasn’t on board with the hire a year ago?Why South Carolina saw fit to give Musc... Read Full Story

It’s Official: Auburn to Face Memphis in Birmingham Bowl

By on December 6th, 2015 in Football, News 6 Comments »
435_Entrance_to_Legion_Field There was a slim possibility that Auburn might be invited to the Liberty Bowl. But as expected, Auburn accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the Birmingham Bowl. The Tigers are pitted against the University of Memphis of the American Athletic Conference.The Orange and Blue Tigers (6 - 6) will be playing the Memphis Tigers (9... Read Full Story

Decision Time For Muschamp – Stay or Go? … 7 Updates: Announcement expected Sunday of Muschamp to Carolina

By on December 6th, 2015 in Football, News 31 Comments »
e6d9ec747c7419056d0f6a7067002e1a Today Auburn Defensive Coordinator Will Muschamp interviews for the head coaching job at South Carolina. Auburn and Carolina fans both have ears tuned toward Columbia to see if he will be the next Gamecocks coach.There have been other names mentioned for the job, most notably Arizona's Rich Rodriguez, but you can bet that Muscha... Read Full Story

When the “What If” Machine Works: Auburn vs Cincinnati

By on December 5th, 2015 in Football 12 Comments »
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There isn't an Auburn fan, or a fan of Tommy Tuberville, who hasn't wondered "what if Tuberville got to coach against Auburn." That has been diverted in Auburn's last few 8-5 seasons due largely to superior bowl bids. But, 6-6 and banishment to the SEC West cellar almost provided the "what if" machine a perfect chance to explore that possibility.

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