Now That I am back on the keypad, I'll try to keep the posts coming somewhat regularly.
Now, let's review the Iron Bowl.
A stinging, yet not unexpected loss to our cross state rival has us all questioning the state of our football program. Will there be coaching changes? Will there be coordinator changes? Will someone try to poach any of our defensive coaches?
These are just some of the many questions I have asked myself.
Auburn lost in a different way against our intrastate rival. Our DB's were beat almost consistently with the deep pass.
With Greg Brown, and the addition of Marcus Woodson, I had hoped that would not be the case. Yet there we are in our last game of the season giving up 377 passing yards with 14 passing first downs, 11.4 yards per attempt, and 6 TD's.
Incredible as those numbers are to digest, Auburn's defense held our opponent to their worst first half numbers of the season, and were only down 17-14 at the half.
The worst quarter for Auburn all season against their top opponents has been the 3rd. So it was again in the Iron Bowl.
Still, I can't lay the blame for the loss solely at the feet of the DB's. The Tiger offense finished the regular season 72nd in scoring offense. By far the worst for a Gus Malzahn coached team.
In time, we will recover from the sting of this loss. We will look at our Bowl opponent, and then to recruiting to bolster the loss of some key players from the past two seasons.
It's Great To Be An Auburn Tiger!