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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Auburn putting the "L" in U"W"

Wow, oh what a night! Auburn Men's basketball faces its first top 25 test of the season being ranked higher than their opponent and boy did they deliver like the "Mailman!" The Tigers "Glided" to an 88-66 win over University of Washington which was ranked 25th in the nation coming into this game.



The Tigers jumped out to an early lead Like "The Magicians" they are. Like "The Baby Faced Assassin" The Real Vinoo does not disappoint! With another strong night commanding the floor doing what he does hitting 50% from beyond the arc and perfect from the charity stripe.



With the third most minutes played one Tiger went into Double/Double land with the second game picking up where he left off with his great performance in the first game against South Alabama. With the AP headline reading "Okeke Leads No.11 Auburn past #25 Washington..." All I can say is Chuma is looking smooth like a "Dr." What a great game and I am sure everyone is excited to see what is in store for game 3, 4, 5, and on! Chuma filled every column of the stat sheet with Offensive rebounds, Defensive Rebounds, Blocks, Assists, and Steals! The Auburn high scorer for the night showed that Big Cats can tame Huskies not only football but basketball too.

Okeke with spectators on an amazing statement dunk!

McLemore, Bryce and Doughty did what they do and provided the stability and contribution to allow the Tigers to coast to victory draining the bench with a little over 2 minutes left in the game.

So happy, so many Tigers got onto the court as this campaign continues. We must have a "Next Man Up Mentality." We are deeeeeeeep on talent and when the opportunity presents itself, I expect everyone of our Auburn Tigers to step on that court and do the job as good if not better. This team has amazing chemistry, camaraderie and belief in themselves to finish some business they started last year!



War Eagle y'all this is only the beginning. Shout out to the @AUJungle too for making our 9,121 person arena feel like opposing teams are playing to a packed house in the United Center in Chi-town! What a comment from the UW coach post game about our Auburn Arena atmosphere!

Thank you Justin Lee (@ByJustinLee) for the post.

As Greg Duckworth (@Duck4Auburn) put it best this morning... 



Do not get over your skis y'all a lot of ball to be played and we all know how people love to tear down winners.... stay humble and take every step of this journey to March with confidence and a knowing you have to earn it, and every one wants to knock you down. Don't let it happen! We are already balling in mid-season form in November.

Basketball School too.....

Thank you for taking the time to read and as always love feedback and the debate. 

The un-Official Auburn University everything sunshine pumper!

War Eagle!

AURob (@AURobUSA)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

You really are not fan if you didn't enjoy yesterday #justsaying

I am sure there are some who are not going to like this post at all, good because you are about to be called out. Warning the grammar may not be on point, maybe some typos but I had to get this one out because of the passion I have for the student athletes, the coaches, the teams and Auburn University.

A fourth quarter 10 point come from behind win against a ranked SEC West opponent in a series that since it was reignited in 2012 the home team never has won has our scrappy, never say day, short term memory, never quitting (yeah sort of said it earlier) players going out on the field and delivering a HUGE WIN for themselves, for the fans and for the school they play for. Wow, thank you team for this win, You EARNED it!

Ahhhh my first segue, they EARNED it. It would seem some of you that claim to be fans think you deserve or are owed something by student athletes and coaches. Life clue: no one owes you shit, and you do not deserve anything you, yourself do not earn!~ OMG but Rob, in today's time we expect everything and because we merely type the words, or we say them everyone around us should except them as facts. Sorry, not how it should work and not how it works with the adults in the room. What a couple tweets I came across last night. I am not sure why, but I will protect the owners of these tweets as they may be just off and I don't want to push them further into their dismal abyss...


Bad coach?

This is as of a few weeks ago....yeah, he is out performing in all categories the aggregate of coaches before him, so where did you get your expectations?


Wait, you cannot handle the truth, you do not like facts, you do not be called out for having expectations only set by you and the hype monsters and accept the fact that Gus us delivering. Got that! That is why you cannot be counted as rational.

In another tweet this twit decided to callout a player. This one infuriated me to no end. Seriously doing this to a 18-21 y/o when you do not even know him, obviously watch him, know his skill is amazing and I wish I could bring you up in front of the Family and make the case to eject your ass from the Family because Family never ever should act this way nor is it anywhere in the creed. Not only did the person not see where it "could have" not been the best thing but they doubled down and kept defending themselves. Here is the tweet:


Seriously!?! What fan after watching this team rise like a phoenix out of the ashes and 55 minutes of rock'em sock'em robot football does this to a student athlete starter who is out there and know what fans, his school, his coaches expect from him as an Auburn Tiger football player as well as go to class and get a college education? What fan does this? I will tell you, not an Auburn fan. May be a bammer or a Ugger or a Gator or just a consummate troll but not an Auburn Fan and especially not an Auburn Man.

By the way I will give you my response and this player, is the guy he led Kerryon Johnson into the end zone for the nail in the coffin TD.


And in case some of you forgot about that "Nail" here is the refresher...


One of the best post game tweets though came from a devoted member of the Auburn Family and a Coach in our family who has been leading our Women's Tennis Team.  I could not agree more and yes, this stings but what she says is so true. I think it screams that quality support is way more important than quantity support,




So, I think it is this simple, if you think after a huge comeback win is the right time for negative criticism you may just want to go cheer for another team. I believe 99% of us enjoyed, loved, and wanted truly to embrace that precious comeback moment. Unfortunately for the haters, you continued to scream and tweet the most brainless criticism on the planet when it comes to sport; "fire the coach." It does not take a genius to say this week in and week out. Constructive thought out, building, and not destroying criticism is always welcome if it is in context of the proper set of expectations and measured against the capabilities of what is being measured. All you "righteous fans" protecting us "sunshine pumpers" out there reed and heed this....


And if this was too convoluted a way to send the message let me let one guy that I am sure all of you cheered for and still  throw out there as being proud that he is an Auburn Tiger put it....


Consider all of you boo birds and negative nannies "shut-up" that is not from me that is from a major leaguer.

As I close out this recap of the buffoonery from what I am sure are a small percentage of people who self-identify with Auburn I would like to say War Eagle to the true orange and blue Auburn Family. I am blessed to be a part of you, I was blessed to graduate from this awesome school and I am blessed because of what this institution taught me coupled with my United States Navy career. 

Thank you for all that you all do beyond sport, make a difference and always be the builder not the destroyer. You only deserve what you earn....

God Bless

P.S. Here is the updated Bus Ticket and we are bowling again! My Coach just earned a bonus..... so why do you think he gets a bonus for getting to a bowl game? ๐Ÿ˜Ž Yeah something to think about with 3 games to go in the season. #thankful 



Saturday, November 3, 2018

A Friday night in Auburn

Sorry for the mixup Y'all - pictures should be viewable now. God Bless.

Some pictures for all of us who are not able to be in Auburn on a Friday night before the game - I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

War Eagle

All photos taken by Randy Comer - thank you again Sir for sharing!












Hope you enjoyed these snaps Y'all! Truly the loveliest village....... anywhere....

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sometimes you can be who you are



We are U.

Wow after a big win on the road in Oxford, MS with some great stats it feels like we all can take a much-needed deep breath. At least it would appear on twitter that has happened. The incessant anti-Gus, anti-player tweets have slowed way down, thank you.



Quick run down of the key stats in my opinion; 0 turnovers, 269 yards rushing, Whitlow had 170 yards rushing, only lost the Time of Possession battle by 22 seconds. Still had some areas of concern; 8 penalties for 80 yards, 5 out of 6 of the 3rd down conversions for q (6 of 17) were 5 yards or greater.




For most of us, we know that U is much more than wins and losses, it’s about the U family. Some people like to claim they do not want mediocrity or are not ok with 8-5 seasons and the blah blah goes on and on๐Ÿ™„. All I have to say is chill. Did you see the Ohio State and Purdue game? Sometimes there is a reason or a force on how things are the way they are and supposed to be. Purdue was not being denied and I believe Tyler Trent along with the Good Lord and the spirit of a team to do something no one gave them a shot to do. Obviously, they did it and they were last night who they are, and they showed the world that.




This U team needs to be who they are and we as U fans and most importantly as U family need to accept that. So many people with so many opinions trying to control the situation. Trust in Al Greene, trust in the U coaches and players. They are the only ones that truly know who they are and what they are truly capable of. Every single “journalist,” tweeter, and opinionated blogger (myself included) only speculate. When you speculate, you invariably assume to fortify your opinions. Now for some of you more experienced folks on the planet you know that when you assume it only ends making an ass out of u and me ๐Ÿ˜Š! Oh, and we all know about opinions too, everyone’s got one like something else and like that something else they normally always stink๐Ÿ˜ฎ.

So, as we head into the bye week why don’t we all take a lot of deep breaths because the rest of our season is brutal! We all knew this stretch of the schedule was coming and now more than ever our team needs us to be positive and supportive. I mean seriously, realistically, I know we all want to win every game but how many would you be happy if we won? 1? 2? 3? The combined record of the final 4 are 23 – 6. We also know the UGA and bama game are not in our house.


I am sure some will answer it is not if we win it is how well we play which I totally get but having proper expectations on where our team is and what they are capable of is key. I do not believe this team wants to lose a single game and I do believe they believe they can win every game. For years and years when I played sports that is the attitude I had, and you must have when you are an athlete but as a fan you have the luxury of enjoying the game without risking your health or making a mistake that ends up being the talk of twitter for a week. So be a fan, enjoy the games and remember these are 18-20+ year old’s playing a game for our University and they deserve our unwavering support.
I know we all had high expectations and all I am saying is don’t let the last games pass you by without enjoying this college football season. Sure, there are going to be ups and downs but embrace the ups and forget the downs. Enjoy them while you can, embrace being around family and friends sharing the tailgating and watch party experiences for those moments are the moments to cherish for a lifetime.
 I read a quote this weekend and it reminded me that we should never waste the moments or try and be somebody that we aren’t because chances are you are who you are supposed to be, so be the best at that.


Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. 
- Marilyn Monroe



War Eagle y’all, stay positive and believe it when I say it we are stronger together and united as one!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Agony of Defeat

Saturday morning at home, Auburn football lost to an up and coming Tennessee team 30-24. 


Nobody likes losing, period. For the fans this is frustrating, and I get that. Trust me, I do. For these players however, the feeling is hallowing. Agonizing.

Among the goals set for the season, making the College Football Playoff was chief. Everything that this team wanted to accomplish is now not possible.

To make matters worse, there's the beast across the state that has been clicking on all 8 cylinders. There's Florida that has seen a resurgence. LSU waltzed into our house and won, and nothing seems to be going right for Auburn offensively. 

If Auburn can't right the ship, and soon, there will be other consequences. What was hoped to be a Playoff season is now "let's hope we make a Bowl" season. Add to those miseries recruiting will likely take a major hit if the losing streak continues. 

Where does Auburn find the way back to winning football? In the locker room and on the practice field. I for one am hoping they can get it done. For their sake. 

All the other things that happen if this team can't turn it around are on the table. 

I don't want to eat at that table.

WAR EAGLE!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Grim Reality of Auburn Football


Auburn traveled to Starkville, MS Saturday and limped away in a 23-9 losing effort. 

The grim reality is Auburn is struggling offensively.


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PASSING                                                                      AU              MSU
Total (Net)21469
Comp.-Att.-Int.                 19-38-09-17-1
Avg. / Att.5.64.1
Avg. / Comp.11.37.7
TDs00


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TOTAL OFFENSE
Yards304418
Plays5974
Avg. / Play5.25.6
Fumbles - Lost4-2              1-0
Penalties - Yds.2-101-15

It's difficult to have an effective offense when you turn the ball over. Add to this dropped pass plays, and a few missed assignments, and the sum equals a loss. 

I haven't seen an Auburn offense struggle like this in many years. While fewer penalties were committed, the Tigers offense continues its woeful ways. only 15 first downs earned, and 3 of 14 on third down is not a recipe for success.

Up until this season Auburn averaged: (Points per game)

2013-39.5
2014-35.5
2015-27.5
2016-31.2
2017-33.9

Since Gus Malzahn became its head coach.**

The hapless defense had some difficulty getting off the field, yet held the opponent to under 24 points. An effort that would have won every game in previous seasons under Gus Malzahn. 

Just my opinion here, but if the offense had been more efficient, the defense would not have been on the field so long, leading this writer to believe, they would have played even better.

There must be better execution all around. Including the coaches.


Here's to hoping things get turned around quickly.

WAR EAGLE!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Great Expectations

I write this note to the Auburn Family, the players, and the coaches. 

We all entered this season with great expectations of what could be and what may be. Limitless opportunities in front of the fanbase, players and coaches. So many see the announcements on accolades not yet earned and talks of playoff seeding and what bowl we would be going to. And here we are heading into week 6 with all of them still achievable.

We now enter the gauntlet of our schedule and after enjoying four home games the next two out of three will be played in Mississippi against a couple of teams that pose real threats to where our team is measuring up today.

So what is the point? It is this, we all absolutely love winning but what is interesting this season is we are winning but we are not enjoying it.... On a day with a two and half hour delay that saw Penn State and Stanford. This morning we moved up in the AP Poll to #8 and the Coaches Poll to #9 so are wins more important than how you got there? I think the AP and Coaches have made their statement. They may not be pretty, but this team is fighting and finding a way to win and you could have the greatest team but if you do not win what good is it?




So, as this season continues try to enjoy the wins, the triumphs and have faith that the team is working on getting themselves more prepared based on what happened in the last game for the next game. I assure you, I know myself included I would not survive a single practice let alone a week of practices, would you? The last time I checked there was not a single Auburn Tiger to take the field and say "Geez, I think I am going to try and do really bad today." 

Here is the Gus Bus Ticket from last week! Yes, it has a nice green "W" stamp - keep them coming , no matter how we get them! 



My sincerest condolences and prayers for strength go out to the Thomas Family, friends and team in Pike County, GA where #32 Dylan Thomas a Junior Linebacker tragically suffered a fatal injury on the field. As well as I continue to pray and ask all of you also to pray for #6 Christion Abercrombie a Sophomore from Tennessee State University who suffered a severe head injury and still is in critical condition after collapsing on the sidelines after a play in the Vanderbilt game. 

Albrecht Dรผrer - Praying Hands, 1508

Enjoy the season as best you can and keep in perspective the things that truly matter in life. The tragedies in football this week should put this back in perspective for all of this and I know they did for me. In the end this is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. Embrace the sunshine and avoid the storms.

God Bless y'all, be safe and War Eagle!!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

What I Want To See

STAFF PHOTO

I have been thinking of a few things I'd really like to see from Auburn football this Saturday when it host Southern Miss at 3 pm CDST. 

I am sure many of you have given this some thought. Most probably want a win with little drama.That's a good start to this list.

Beyond a drama free victory, I would love to see solid performances along our offensive line. Few, if any missed assignments. Let's pass block in a manner that our QB doesn't have to scramble excessively. Let's run block in a fashion that our RB's can gain double digit yards per carry. Southern Miss allows 4.90 yards per carry on average. Let's take advantage of this.

ZERO penalties. 

I would like to see our receivers run perfect routes. No drifting toward the sidelines on curl routes. No short angling of the route when running a post route. 

Hopefully we can see marked improvement in those 50/50 type pass plays. Where the receiver has to battle for the ball. I want us to win a very large majority of them.

I would really appreciate seeing a lot of our younger players and see how much they have progressed. That would be a huge indicator that all I've stated previously, has come to fruition.

Bring on the young guys!

WAR EAGLE!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Transitioning From Arkansas to Southern Miss



Saturday night Auburn took down Arkansas 34-3 at home, and improved to 3-1 on the season. 

Some people want to gaze into the negative, and pick apart the team along with the coaches to find something wrong.

Let's look at things from this perspective: Auburn beat an SEC West opponent by 31 points and have the best scoring defense in the conference. 

Was the performance by the Tigers perfect? No. Have you ever seen a complete team win where every single play was perfect? I'll go ahead and answer this one for you. No. 

It's the fourth game of the season. I am shaking my head at some of our fans. 

Next on the agenda is Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles are a pesky bunch with some really good WR's. 

Averaging over 38 points per game and 6.54 yards per play, the key to stopping this offense may be stopping the pass, to make them one dimensional in the run game. 

I know that sounds unusual, but the Golden Eagles only average 3.62 yards per rushing attempt. 

The Southern Miss defense is only allowing 30% of their opponents 3rd down plays to be converted. While allowing just over 25 minutes of possession time the Golden Eagle defense already has 5 INT's this season. 

The keys to success for Auburn offensively, will be taking advantage of the 4.90 yards per carry that Southern Miss allows opponents rushing, while extending drives by converting 3rd downs, and of course finishing drives when in the Red Zone. 

Auburn's defense needs to play a great game, especially in the defensive backfield, and not allow the Golden Eagles extra plays by committing penalties.  

Auburn "should" win this game. If our Tigers can improve some more this week, and put together a solid performance, the game should not be in doubt by the middle of the 3rd quarter. 

I see an Auburn win by more than 30 points.

War Eagle!

Editors note: All statistics provided courtesy of cfbstats.com

Friday, September 21, 2018

Catches Yards and Departures: A Closer Look

A lot is being made, rightly so, about the departures of players from the Auburn football team. Some concern is warranted, although a closer look is needed to get to the details.

Lets first take a look at the number of catches being made so far this season. A great big THANK YOU to @AURobUSA for the graphics.

As we see from this graphic, only 7 players have received multiple receptions. The interesting thing, at least to me, is Nate Craig-Meyers only having two receptions.

There are a couple of reasons as to why Meyers had been targeted five times, yet only had two receptions. One is a decided effort by Chip Lindsey to increase the use of the H-Back and the Running Backs in the passing game. 

Meyers, along with his brother Jayvaughn have both decided to leave the program.

Another valid reason is the use of true freshmen Seth Williams, Anthony Schwartz in each of the first 3 games. 

The offensive line struggling to protect Jarrett Stidham, the Auburn quarterback, is likely a factor here as well.

Let's now take a look at the total reception yards for each of these players.

Clearly, Meyers totals being near the same as the RB's is an indication he either hasn't been open during his routes, or targeted enough. 

One other factor is this coaching staff has repeatedly stated most of the younger players would get a chance to "show what they got" early in the season. 

The new Redshirt rules allow each player to play in a minimum of four games and still be able to Redshirt. The new rules also allows for players to declare they will transfer.

My guess is that we have just seen the tip of the iceberg concerning this matter. Next season we will more than likely see a much larger number of teams dealing with this issue. 

This is life in the world of college football now. Get used to it.

War Eagle!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Transitioning From LSU to Arkansas

photo courtesy of Sandos Hotels & sandos.com

All the warning signs were put there to see, and I refused to head their message. The offensive line needs time to gel. The Running Back approach will be by committee. 

Auburn lost at home to LSU 22-21 while at times being explosive, and at other times inept.

Auburn had the opportunity a couple of times to drive the ball down the throat of the LSU defense, and chose to do otherwise. Were those play calls because of the inexperience of our Offensive line? Could it be LSU's defensive front was that good? 

While there were enough Yellow laundry flying to signal the Gulf of Mexico was dangerous to do more than wade into, our Tigers failed to do what they accomplished against Washington in the first game. That was to put together a drive to win.

Couple this statement with the fact that the game NEVER should have been close enough for the officials to make game deciding penalty calls, and you have climbed onto my frustration level.

Moving On

Let's put the RB question to bed now. Jatarvious Whitlow is the man. 

While many of us fans are still licking our wounds, the team and our coaches are busy getting ready for the Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas. The 'Hawgs will invade Jordan Hare Saturday with a sour disposition after a dismal performance at home versus North Texas losing 34-17. 

You read that correctly, Arkansas lost to North Texas. The Mean Green of North Texas are a very good football team, and I mean no disrespect. 

The Hawgs are undergoing a radical change from the "Real American Football" of Bret Bielema  to the Chad Morris philosophy of football, and it will take a lot of time. 

Arkansas is 1-2 thus far, and may be primed for an upset of Auburn at home. The home standing Tigers need to stop the run game of Arkansas and make the Razorbacks one dimensional. 

The Hags threw 6 INT's last week, and this may be the weakness Auburn can exploit.

I have every confidence the Auburn defense will show up strong once again for this game. The question is as it was for the first game. How will the Auburn offense perform? 

When our Tigers decide to play a complete game offensively, they will be very difficult to stop. Can they improve against the Hawgs? Time will tell. I believe improvement will be seen. 

Arkansas will not be the team that stops Auburn.

Auburn 38 Arkansas 13

WAR EAGLE!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Groundhog Day 2018 except in our house!

Wow. I am not sure where to start up 21-10 feeling pretty good and then we just lose focus. We just do not lose focus but it is like someone ripped off our glasses, stomped on them and then we were Mr. Magooing all over the field and on the sidelines.

Magoo is copyrighted by whomever owns Magoo - I do not

Now there were some standout performances by a select few players but this is a TEAM sport and you win as a team and you lose as a team. No matter what that was one of the more poorly played games in the last couple years almost as poorly as....oh yeah this time last year in Baton Rouge. 

Is it the end? Hell no! Get back up, dust off, this includes everyone in the Auburn Family and now make a run at this thing.... Of course we have to win out but hey we did it last year through the regular season! So we know we can do it. Bashing the coaches = no good, constructively criticizing through observations and data = maybe helpful. Being a Monday morning QB, doesn't show you are brilliant at all. Love Auburn, love our staff and players and be thankful. There are plenty of people this week with way bigger problems than losing a football game. trust me, this stings, even ticks me off and I will probably be salty until next week but in the end it needs to be put in perspective. Yes, this did sting.

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Well here is how our ticket is looking. Do I think LSU is that good? no, do I think we played bad? Yes, and I will be doing some data analysis to prove it later on in the week. 


God Bless Y'all, War Eagle and we'll get'em next week!

Have a safe, peaceful week and please try not to assault any dumbA#$ bammers that are trying to be funny even though we know they are not. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

LSU invading Jordan-Hare SMART Goal recap from ASU too!

I was absolutely overjoyed to see our Tigers bounce back in the first quarter after two drives that would have bogged them down last year. They took care of business plain and simple. The only dig is these darn penalties! I know, I know 4 - 30 is not bad but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Penalties in my opinion equal rust and discipline and starting this week we have to ensure neither of these play a role in the games as the tolerance of mistakes is low with the rest of our schedule.

A look back at the ASU SMART Goal and the Tigers nailed it.

Next up LSU! This team is not as easy as the ASU defense last week and in this rivalry anything can happen. In the past 2 years we have seen games that we thought were going one way and shifted in the final minutes. This week, the good non-drunk looking Tigers need to not carry this game into the final minutes. This Auburn Team has the ability to score fast and control the ball with the stable of running backs and receivers we have. Our defense is also going to have to limit red zone trips as well as not get gashed the way they did against the Huskies in game one. 

If all goes well the Tigers should put this one away with 7 minutes to go in the fourth. Time of possession is going to be critical. Believe it or not last week ASU had more time with the ball than our Tigers....that may be OK against a bug but not another Tiger. Also what needs to improve from last week is our 3rd down efficiency, we were 2 of 10!!!! Against UW we were 9 of 18 and we need to get that mojo back which plays into extending drives and keeping them off the field.



Let me know what you think. LSU can win this if we do not execute the plan and stay focused on achieving the goals of the game plan. This LSU team wants to prove they deserved last year's Christmas gift. The good Tigers need to show them it was nothing more than a fluke. Auburn needs to protect this house and send a statement with a huge win against another top 12 team!

Look forward to your comments and feedback!


War Eagle y'all!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Auburn Fast

artwork created by @AURobUSA

I touched briefly in an earlier post about the increased role some of the true Freshman would have on the Auburn football team. 


We have heard about the exploits of Shaun Shivers and Anthony Schwartz over the summer as they competed for various track and field achievements at the high school level.

Saturday night against an outmanned Alabama State team, we caught a glimpse of the speed that Schwartz possess.  Jeff Shearer of AuburnTigers.com  wrote:

"Schwartz's 57-yard touchdown catch, racing past his defender on a perfectly thrown deep ball from Jarrett Stidham, gave Auburn a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter." 

Deservedly, Schwartz has earned the nickname "FLASH" as he set the world junior record with a 10.15 in the 100 meter dash in 2017. Schwartz broke that record in 2018 running a 10.07 in the same event.

Shaun Shivers isn't a slouch when it comes to speed by any account. He placed second behind Anthony Schwartz in the Florida high school championships. 


District 15-2A 100m dash final.

1. @anthony_flash10 10.24
2. @V8Blazing 10.38
3. @tysoncampbell_ 10.43

The 200 meter is an indication of sustained speed. These two are not just quick, they can run at sustained speeds of enough velocity to escape pursuing defenders.


Schwartz, Shivers and Campbell also finish 1-2-3 in 200.@anthony_flash10 in 20.70.@V8Blazing in 21.00.@tysoncampbell_ in 21.10.

What Shivers has as a Running Back is drive. He can hit the hole quick, and deliver a blow when he takes on a would be tackler. Deshaun Davis stated in an interview that Shivers had a "low center of gravity" and was "harder to bring down than he thought" he would be.

Looking forward, these two young men are going to be weapons for this potent offense.

WAR EAGLE!