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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Hello everyone, War Eagle!
SEC Media days are this week which signals, at least for some, the start of the college football season. Topics will vary. Too much emphasis will be placed on answers by players and coaches alike.
Enjoy the spectacle. Enjoy the fever in which the media expounds on all things college football. The end of the silly season is near, and summer camp is next.
Since we don't really care about other teams, (It's true, we don't) I'll give you my expectations and hopes concerning the Auburn Tigers upcoming season.
When we last visited the football subject I said this: "Lets get through the summer unscathed by drama and injury."
So far, so good. At least on the drama end of the spectrum.
If Auburn can get through the grueling summer two-a-days and fall camp injury free, the team will be near 98%, and ready to face their first opponent. The Washington Huskies.
Washington is the preeminent favorite to win the PAC 12 this year. They have a huge offensive line, all starting members are over 300 pounds.
"UW has everything needed to possess one of the strongest offensive lines in college football. Left tackle Trey Adams and right tackle Kaleb McGary are All-Pac-12 first team members who are entering their senior seasons as cornerstones for an offensive line that has four players with starting experience." https://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/college/pac-12/university-of-washington/article206560079.html
The Huskies starting QB is Jake Browning. The Senior signal caller threw for over 2700 yards with 19 TD's and only 5 INT's.
Meanwhile the Husky defense had 15 INT's and 39 sacks in 2017.
This will be a stern test for our Tigers, no doubt. The atmosphere will be off the charts!
It's nearly impossible to see the future, and prognostication has never been my strong suit. Of course, I'll try again, and again.
Auburn returns lots of experience. Tons of big game experience. Taking down two Number One ranked teams last season does that.
I'll stay with my Tigers, and call it: