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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rebuilding A Defense: The Fall

It's not a secret. Really, it's not. Auburn's defense was on a slide from the moment Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks took the field against our Tigers.

That Saturday in Auburn, when we seen the sign that a struggling South Carolina team had figured out the weakness in the Auburn defense, and exploited it to near perfection. Yes, Auburn won the game, but that day, our defensive weaknesses had been exposed for all the world to see.

The Gamecocks completed 30 of 53 pass attempts for nearly a 14 yard per completion rate and 5, count them, 5 touchdown passes. Lots of short passes, and dump screens, kept setting up the long pass for Dylan Thompson, the USC QB.

Next, we will look at the reasons for the defensive collapse and what Will Muschamp may do to change things for our Tigers. Until then....

War Eagle!

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