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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Randy's Thoughts: Georgia

It was a sad night in Athens, Georgia last night for my alma mater. Auburn started out strong, but faded by the second quarter. 

I even sensed the futility of Auburn’s efforts on the field from Rob and Stan on the Auburn Network. They were obviously unhappy with the way that Auburn was playing and it showed in their broadcast.

  I really think that Gus Malzahn should have gone for the first down on Auburn’s second possession. Auburn had the momentum and could have had a 14 point lead the way they were moving the ball. 

Scoring early and quick was the only way Auburn was going to compete with UGA on the field last night. The holding penalties continued to stifle Auburn drives and Nick Marshall had no help from his receivers all night long. I really feel that he is still looking for Duke Williams on the field and his absence has taken its toll on the Auburn offense.

Auburn’s defensive struggles continue and it is time for a change in the defensive philosophy and alignments. UGA did not need to throw on Auburn to win this game. The UGA running backs ran at will on Auburn’s defense and I noticed that a lot of players were out of position. 

It is obvious that this Auburn team is lost and trying to find their way at this time. I just hope that the team that played LSU shows up when they play their last games of this season.
I saw a quote in the Birmingham News this morning that really summed up this game. “Georgia outperformed Auburn in all phases of the game”.

Here's to better days, War Eagle!

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