WarRoom Eagle

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Football novice that enjoys its strategies, tactics, schemes, concepts, etc. I haven't learned anything about football firsthand, so point me in the right direction if you clearly know better than I do.

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The proposed 10-second rule is dumb

There are many reasons to dislike the 10-second substitution rule. Here are a few from an Auburn fan's perspective.

Getting to know the 'Noles: Jernigan and Edwards

Two defensive linemen in particular will do their best to slow Auburn's running game.

Tracking Auburn's improvement via FEI

When looking at some advanced statistics, Auburn's numbers don't quite reflect the team we saw on the field in the last two months of the season.

Getting to know the 'Noles: The receiving corps

The Seminoles' top four receivers each have their own way of moving the ball for their offense.

Getting to know the 'Noles: Lamarcus Joyner

Joyner has become a pass rushing threat since his move from safety to cornerback.

Getting to know the 'Noles: Running game

The Seminoles running game is most effective once a defense is desperate to stop the pass.

Tre Mason finishes sixth in Heisman voting

Auburn running back Tre Mason finishes sixth in Heisman voting.

Film study: SEC Championship Game

Three drives in the middle of the third quarter marked the turning point in the SEC title game.

Film study: Missouri defense

Auburn is at its best when it carries the ball on the ground, but Missouri's defense -- particularly, the defensive line -- is incredibly good at stopping the run.

Film study: Missouri offense

Missouri's offense is perhaps the most "authentic" spread offense Auburn has seen this season.

Film study: Packaged plays vs. 'Bama

The winning touchdown was a play for the ages, but this Auburn victory was not a fluke. The Tigers were able to use pace and packaged plays to move the ball against the Alabama defense.

Film study: The 'Bama D

Alabama has a suffocating base defense, but an "anti-spread" adjustment makes it versatile as well.

Why did Auburn's 2nd-half D falter?

The Auburn defense was suffocating for one quarter, and was still good throughout the middle of the game, but Georgia made adjustments by the fourth quarter to come back from a 20-point deficit.

Film study: Feast and famine

In three quarters, Georgia forced Auburn to punt only once as the Tigers built a 20-point lead. In the fourth quarter, Georgia forced two three-and-outs and gained its first lead of the game. Of course, The Play changed all of that.

Film study: Tigers' balance and stopping the run

Just how unbalanced is the Auburn offense, and will it be forced to put the ball in the air when facing the Georgia defense?

Film study: Nick Marshall vs. Joshua Dobbs

A big day could be in store for Auburn's quarterback, while Tennessee's backup-turned-starter is still climbing the learning curve.

Film study: Auburn's vanilla playbook

Auburn was up only 14-3 at halftime, and the game felt close when Arkansas pulled to within 11 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. In the end, Auburn was able to get an 18-point victory and only had to use some its most basic plays.

Breaking down the 'swinging gate'

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema wants to know how Auburn's 2-point conversions work. If you see him, just send him this way.

X's and O's breakdown: Johnson's success vs. FAU

After getting his first start against Western Carolina, Jeremy Johnson played in relief of an injured Nick Marshall against Florida Atlantic. Everyone loves his deep ball, and rightfully so, but he showed his potential with the intermediate passes, t

Tracking Auburn's performance by quarter

The Auburn Tigers have played well enough to earn a 6-1 record, but mid-game lulls by the offense and late starts by the defense have prevented this team from dominating any BCS-level teams so far.

Auburn 45, Texas A&M 41: X's and O's breakdown

The Tigers had 13 offensive drives against the Aggies and scored on seven of them. Each scoring drive had at least one play that ultimately determined the result. These are those plays.

X's and O's breakdown: Auburn at Texas A&M

With one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, Texas A&M is proof that all an offense needs to be successful is an extreme offensive philosophy balanced with a few defensive constraints and an all-time quarterback to run it all. Yeah, that's i

X's and O's review: Auburn 62, Western Carolina 3

The game was never in question, but the performance of some players brings questions about how this offense can evolve and expand as the season continues into the second half.

(Not an) X's and O's preview: Western Carolina

This game should be no contest. Rather than participating in a competitive game, the Catamounts will receive a big paycheck, and Auburn will get a chance to see what some younger players can do. Also, this writer gets a chance to catch up on some cha

X's and O's review: Auburn 30, Ole Miss 22

Auburns scored its third touchdown of the game with a heavy dose of the read option, while the Tigers' D-line kept the Ole Miss O-line uncomfortable throughout the game.

X's and O's breakdown: Ole Miss at Auburn

Last year, Ole Miss began distancing itself from a disastrous season with a new coach and new offensive and defensive schemes. Sound familiar?

X's and O's breakdown: Auburn at LSU

Cam Cameron is the new offensive coordinator in Baton Rouge, but expect the same pounding runs and play-action passes that LSU usually likes to use.

X's and O's review: Auburn 24, MSU 20

Auburn needed to gain 88 yards in less than two minutes if it wanted to win in regulation. By taking advantage of receiver-linebacker mismatches, the Tigers quickly moved into State territory. A well timed scramble and a perfectly thrown touchdown pa

X's and O's breakdown: Mississippi State at Auburn

It feels like we've learned a lot about this Auburn team in just two games, but Mississippi State is still a bit of a mystery. The Bulldogs were overpowered by the read option running game of a top-15 team in Week 1, and they did the overpowering the

X's and O's review: Auburn 38, Arkansas State 9

Auburn lead Arkansas State the entire game, so there was no single turning point in this contest. But when Gus Malzahn commends his team for their performance on a specific drive, you know it was good. In addition, the Tiger defense was able to stop

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