Wallace looked good against NM State and Alabama A&M. Against Georgia, he didn't look much different than Moseley or Frazier. They're not only a bad football team, they're a bad football team with injuries (Lutz, etc).
The game should not be competitive at all.
There's not a therapist in America that would attempt to analyze Auburn, they'd start waking up with night sweats and terrors themselves.
As others have said, they are more cohesive offensively than earlier in the season. Wallace manages the game better than Moseley or Frazier and commits fewer back-breaking mental errors, but he lacks the raw ability of either of the former. They've reverted to running more spread/zone read packages and are moving away from some of the pure pro-set stuff they were trying early in the year.
Defensively they are very aggressive and take a lot of risks, but their back-end coverage is horrendous (as has been the case for the entirety of Chizik's tenure) and a physical rushing attack can eventually impose its will against them as they are still not very big on the whole.
Auburn has played better over the last 3-4 games, particularly since inserting Wallace into the starting lineup. But they are still just simply not a good team. They have too many glaring personnel deficiencies at too many crucial spots. They've literally got nothing to lose heading into this game and I'm sure they'll throw everything in their arsenal at us. I'd expect them to try some stuff that they've not really done this season - high tempo, trick plays, lots of spread sets, etc. I think they'll probably attempt to replicate the TAMU game plan, but ultimately their personnel is just not nearly as good as A&M's. Hopefully we'll have our collective heads on straight and put the game out of reach early.
You want to analyze Auburn you'll probably need to ask Staci.
"A long way," he said after being asked how far the Crimson Tide had come since Coach Nick Saban arrived three years ago. "I guess you could say it's the distance from Shreveport to Pasadena."
In regards to the OP: I saw Wallace play in the playoffs. Prattville teed off on him, and he eventually was taken out of the game. Didn't think he was much of a QB then and laughed when I saw Auburn signed him. Their secondary got its first INT this weekend. The only other INT was by Darren Bates.
I haven't seen much of their offense to cause me to worry. I'm somewhat worried about their D because of the DL and Van Gorder is a good DC. With that said, I still don't see how they can match up well with Bama.
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
People are basing how good Jonathan Wallace and their team is by beating an overmatched SWAC team at home along with a glorified high school team in New Mexico State ? Give me a break. Their starters played the whole game against Alabama A&M and that's why the score was so high in the end. Bama took its starters out mid second quarter against WCU. If not then, shortly before halftime. We could have easily scored 84 against poor ole WCU. My guess is that Bama took maybe one day to prepare for Western Carolina. The rest of the week was spent on Auburn and Georgia then resting up.
Can we call them a dumpster fire and just leave it at that?
After thoroughly analyzing all the stats from this year..After the beat down we put on auburn Saturday..I expect their precious eagle mascot to look like this during their 1st home game when it takes flight next season..
Last edited by TideMan09; November 19th, 2012 at 08:33 PM.
it was also at home when auburn thought they could still salvage their season at that point. truth be told, if they play again, LSU would crush auburn at JH or BR. sorry, BUT 2 months later and they still haven't beaten an SEC foe. nothing will change on Nov. 24th.