Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Too Many Questions
What we saw Saturday evening in Athens, Georgia was a a complete dismantling of an Auburn team that at one point was seen as a title contender. The final score of Georgia 34 and Auburn 7 is indicative of the performance by an uninspired Auburn team.
How could this team not be ready for this game? Why is our defense seemingly performing worse and worse each week? What has gone wrong with our special teams? All are legitimate questions. All are being asked this week.
This goes beyond frustration. Well beyond disappointment. Auburn's coaches know full well that they've had the better team for two consecutive weeks. Yet, the results are two losses. It's not so much that we lost, but how we lost.
Turnovers, penalties, defensive misalignment, and the ever popular miscommunication are the reasons. What we as fans don't know is, why are these things still happening this late into the season?
The schedule we have faced this season, had pretty much dictated we couldn't get thru completely unscathed. In most pundit's eyes we were going to see at least two losses. That wasn't how I saw it thru my Orange and Blue glasses.
We have the talent, at least offensively to score at will on anyone in the country. For one half against LSU, it looked as though it all finally started to click. Now, even that is gone. Defensively, there is enough talent to at least make some stops, and create turnovers. That was happening, now it is not.
Did the incident between Jermaine Whitehead and one of the coaches divide this team? Do some if not all of the players see this as a point of contention with the coaching staff? Only those deep on the inside know the answer to that.
There are lots of questions. Some I have asked here. The main question that needs answering is a tough one.
How is Coach Malzahn and his staff going to turn this team around?
The answers are coming soon I hope,