Daily Archive for October 11th, 2007

MAN BUTTER ALL OVER ARKANSAS

NATHAN STEWART / AUBURNTRON ORIGINAL

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WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT EAT BBQ ON SATURDAY

CHARLESTON, SC–WHATS THAT TASTE IN MY MOUTH? MAN BUTTER? CARE BEAR SAUCE?

WORSE.

THAT TASTE WOULD BE THE UNFORTUNATE REMINENCE OF THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS COMING INTO OUR HOUSE LAST YEAR AND THOUROUGHLY RAPING OUR #2 TIGERS. A LOSS EVEN NASTRADAMUS HAD FAILED TO FOR-SEE. A TASTE LACED WITH SWEET AND TANGY MELVINS BBQ SAUCE. ITS A TASTE THAT HAS REMAINED CONSTANT, HAUNTING ME LIKE THOUGHT OF GARGANTUAN TRYING TO GET ME TO MAKE OUT WITH HER AT A ROSS PARK PARTY. QUIVER.

27-10. FUCK.

1 WEEK LATER. I AWAKE FROM A SHOCK RIDDEN COMA, STARING IN THE MIRROR.AFTER WIPING OFF THE WEEK OLD MELVINS BBQ SAUCE OFF MY FACE THAT HAD BEEN THERE SINCE THE PREVIOUS SATURDAY, I VOW’ED TO NEVER EAT BBQ AGAIN WHEN PLAYING ARKANSAS. I WAS LIKE A BLUNTED

PALERMO IN AN ALL YOU CAN EAT CHINESE BUFFET GUZZELING PORK AND SAUCEYNESS. SHOVING THAT PORK IN MY MOUTH DURING AND AFTER THE AUBURN LOSS MUST HAVE FELT LIKE WHAT MIKEY FELT AFTER AWAKING TO JOEL OVER TOP OF HIM IN ATL GA THE YEAR BEFORE: I DON’T RECOMMEND IT. ITS NOT SOMETHING IM PROUD OF, BUT YOU CAN AVOID THIS PAIN BY FOLLOWING 1 EASY STEP:

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT EAT BBQ ON SATURDAY.

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ITS A YEAR LATER. THINGS HAVE CHANGED. I CAN WALK INTO A MELVIN’S BBQ AGAIN AND NOT CRINGE. IM STARTINGTO ENJOY THE TASTE OF BBQ SAUCE AGAIN…AND THE THOUGHT OF SHUTTING OUT THE RAZORBACKS IN THEIR OWN STADIUM DOES TO ME WHAT LIL JON DOES IN RAP SONGS:”WHAT?”GET KRUNK.

AUBURN IS LOOKING VERY GOOD RECENTLY. WE ARE NOT TURNING THE BALL OVER. BRAD LESTER IS BACK. WE CAN RUN; OPENING UP THE PASSING GAME. OUR SPECIAL TEAM PUNTER RYAN SHOEMAKER WAS MORE THAN LIKELY GENETICALLY SPAWNED FROM OLD KODI BLISS SHOE LACES, AVERAGING 48 YARDS PER PUNT…#1 IN THE SEC. OUR GOAL SATURDAY: STOPPING MCFADDEN AND JONES. PERIOD. IF WE DO THAT. WE WILL WIN.I WILL NOT COME INTO WORK AGAIN WITH

ARKANSAS SHIT ALL OVER MY DESK. NOR WILL I BE JUMPING IN THE COUNTON2 NEWS POND IN FRONT ON MY STATION AFTER WORK ON MONDAY IN MY WORK CLOTHES….THAT BET WILL BE TAKIN’ UP BY MY

ARKANSAS PRODUCER

CRYSTAL AFTER WE RIP THROUGH THAT TEAM! YOU CAN BET ON SEEING IT HERE FIRST MONDAY AFTER THE WIN.AUBURN SOLDIERS UNITE. STEP YO SHIT UP THIS WEEKEND! JUST REMEMBER: THE HARDER WE PARTY, THE BETTER WE PLAY.SO AS I FINISH TYPING THIS WHILE TAKING AHUGE THURSDAY NIGHT DUMP…I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS…JUST LIKE A MOGWAI IN A GRIMLINS MOVIE… DO NOT EAT ANY BBQ AFTER MIDNIGHT FRIDAY. IT TURNS

ARKANSAS INTO TIGER KILLERS

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CHURN IT CHURN IT. LETS GET SOME PAYBACK! FUCK

ARKANSAS! LETS GET THROUGH THIS…LSWHO… AND GET TO

ATLANTA!WAR EAGLE! 

STAT OF THE WEEK

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Auburn has won seven straight SEC road games since losing at LSU 20-17 on Oct. 22, 2005. Auburn has never won eight straight conference games on its opponent’s home field.

Slap Fight!

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Prior to the 2007 Auburn season home opener, Tiger fans engage in some good natured feline-esque pawing.

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T-shirt of the week

 

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speaking of t-shirts…when are we making ours???

idea 1) front: HEY BAMA back: better lube up cause were going 6 deep

idea 2) front: HEY BAMA back: fear the left cause you already been pimp slapped with the right

any body else got any ideas?

Blackmon back?

It’s the question of the week.

Will any of Auburn’s injured starters be healthy enough to play at Arkansas Saturday?

Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville didn’t seem too confident about their chances following Thursday morning’s final practice of the week.

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Blackmon tweaked his injured ankle last week.

“We’re not getting a lot of help from guys coming back,” said Tuberville. “We’ve just got to go and do what we did last week. Guys that are going to be there are going to play hard and play with consistency.”

According to Tuberville, defensive end Quentin Groves (dislocated toes) and safety Aairon Savage (twisted knee) were held out of Thursday’s practice.

There was more encouraging news on linebacker Tray Blackmon (sprained ankle) and center Jason Bosley (sprained knee).

“Bosley took a few snaps, but not many,” he said. “Quentin didn’t practice. He’s not ready to go. Blackmon took a few snaps. He’s probably about 80 percent. Savage didn’t practice.”

Linebacker Merrill Johnson is also still limited by a bruised shoulder.

“(Johnson) took some snaps,” said Tuberville. “In this game, a bruised shoulder, it’s not the perfect game to come back in.”

Tuberville was unsure how many of the injured starters would be on Auburn’s 65-man travel roster.

“We always wait until we get through with the Thursday practice to see who can help, who didn’t help, who we can count on. If they’re not going to play, they won’t go.”

Quick Hitters:

***Tuberville said that freshman WR Quindarius Carr will travel with the team to Fayetteville but will not play unless AU’s WR corps is hit with injuries.

***Freshman punter Ryan Shoemaker leads the SEC with a 45.1 average.

***Auburn has won 14 consecutive games in their white road uniforms.

***Auburn has a 9-6-1 series edge over Arkansas, including a 4-3 record in Fayetteville.

***Kickoff for the Auburn-Arkansas is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. CT at Razorback Stadium, which seats 72,000. The game will be carried live on ESPN.

“(We need to) play hard on the road, get our minds right,” said Tuberville. “It’s been good practices all week. Hopefully it will turn over into playing like we practice.”

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AU opening up the offence

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There’s a simple answer to Auburn’s turnaround on offense.

Turnovers.

In consecutive losses to South Florida and Mississippi State, AU committed 10 total turnovers. In three straight wins since, the Tigers have turned it over just three times.

But if you dig a little deeper you’ll find several other factors.

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Cox has completed 71 percent of his passes the last three games.

Quarterback Brandon Cox has certainly stepped up his play as has both of AU’s young tailbacks. The return of junior tailback Brad Lester and adding a couple of more true freshmen to the offensive line has brought more toughness and energy to the group.

There’s also been a more creative approach to the gameplan and playcalling.

Auburn opened the Vanderbilt game with Ben Tate at tailback and fellow running back Mario Fannin in the slot. On the first play, AU faked an end around to Fannin and Tate carried the ball for 12 yards.

When Lester made his debut three plays later, Cox made a quick pitch to Lester who took it eight yards around the right end.

Why did it take nearly half the season before Auburn opened up its playbook? Offensive coordinator Al Borges says the answer is simple.

“When you’re not executing, you’re not afforded the luxury of being real creative sometimes,” said Borges. “You’d better get back to fundamentals of blocking, making good exchanges in your run game, good traps.”

According to head coach Tommy Tuberville, the inexperience at offensive line and running back limited what AU was able to accomplish in practice, and therefore games.

“We’ve had some of that in practice — it just didn’t look very good,” said Tuberville. “You can’t run that stuff unless you feel good about it in a game. All those new starters on the offensive line, they can only absorb so much, and the two running backs.”

But as the youngsters gained experience, Auburn has been able to add more and more to the gameplan. Borges said it’s a similar situation to what AU went through in 2004. The Tigers were pretty basic for the first few games before a 31-point first-half explosion at Tennessee.

“In ’04, the first three games of the season we were very vanilla,” said Borges. “As the team gained more confidence, we were able to do more stuff. And that’s the way I feel right now. As we gain more confidence, we’ll do more things.

“You go out there and you want to run all these fancy schemes and you can’t block guys, it’s not going to work.”

Cox, who’s made the most dramatic turnaround of anyone on offense, certainly feels more comfortable with his teammates.

“We’ve found the guys that can get the job done, and we came together as a team,” said Cox. “We started off with a lot of young guys and some question marks. It took a little while. We had to iron out some wrinkles and get on the same page.

“Now that we are on the same page, we are able to do a lot more offensively and open up the playbook.”

With the Tigers preparing for Arkansas, the first of two straight road games that will go a long way in determining their chances of winning the SEC West, Tuberville says it will be a key for the offense to continue to be creative, control the ball and score points.

AU has averaged 36.7 points per game the last three weeks.

“Our offense is going to be a big key for us as we go on the road,” said Tuberville. “We are going to have to continue to make bigger strides for us to have an opportunity to score enough points to win. We can’t continue to depend on our defense for that.”

Random Stats

* Auburn leads the series with Arkansas 9-6-1, and has won four of the seven games played in Fayetteville.
* Over the past five seasons, Auburn has the nation’s second-best record in games played away from home (road or neutral site games) with a mark of 18-5 (.783).
* Auburn has won its last 14 consecutive games when wearing all white uniforms.
* Over the last four seasons, Auburn has tied for the fourth-best record out of all Football Bowl Subdivision teams with a mark of 37-7 (.841).
* Auburn is 2-0 this season in games nationally televised by ESPN, with victories over Kansas State and Florida.
* Auburn is ranked 14th nationally in total defense (293.3) and passing defense (177.0) and is 17th in scoring defense (17.0).
* After has a turnover ratio of +7 in its four victories and -9 in its two losses.
* In the last two games, Auburn has had six scoring drives of at least nine plays and five that covered at least 74 yards.
* Brandon Cox has completed 44-of-62 (.710) passes for 527 yards, two scores and just one interception, in the last three weeks after completing 37-of-75 (.493) passes for 436 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions in the first three games.
* Auburn’s freshmen kickers have excelled, as Wes Bryum has connected on 8-of-10 field goals including the game-winning field goal at Florida, and Ryan Shoemaker leads the SEC in punting, averaging 45.1 yards per punt.
* Auburn started three true freshmen on the offensive line each of the past three games, and has played 26 freshmen this season (15 true, 11 redshirt).
* Of Auburn’s 170 points scored this season, 128 (75.3 percent) have been scored by underclassmen.
* Tommy Tuberville earned his 100th career coaching victory last Saturday against Vanderbilt.
* Auburn has outscored its opponents 62-16 in the second quarter this season.
* Auburn has won 13 of its last 17 games decided by seven points or less.