I believe Auburn is once again taking advantage of rules, or rules officiating, by playing a different kind of secondary scheme than anyone else in the SEC. I almost labeled the title “SEC Officials allow Auburn to mug receivers on every snap” but they did call a few pass interference calls on Auburn in the Florida game. However the officials were literally forced to through flags because the ball was thrown to the receiver as the Florida players were being held, pushed, etc. What are the college rules on downfield hands checking, holding receivers out of cuts, impeding routes, etc? Whatever they are, Auburn seems to be teaching their DBs to just hold on to receivers long enough at (and off) the line of scrimmage to allow their very good D-Line to get to the opposing QB. Moreover, officials don’t seem to want to call a penalty unless the ball is thrown to a receiver during the actual mugging of a receiver. Does the SEC now allow a DB to impede a receiver all the way down the field...and only be called for a penalty if the ball is thrown to the receiver? Is this kind of like Auburn making a living with the offensive linemen being more than 3 yards downfield on a RPO because NCAA referees initially wouldn’t call it? The way Nick stopped this tactic was he started teaching and doing it too.