Saturday, October 21, 2017

Auburn at Arkansas by the numbers: Tigers chasing 1970 team's offense

Auburn will square off against Arkansas in an SEC football game at 6:30 p.m. CDT Saturday at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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W. Soccer. Auburn Squares Off with LSU on Senior Day

Prior to the match, Auburn’s six seniors will be recognized during the Senior Day ceremony.

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Listen to Auburn's 'Tiger Talk' with Gus Malzahn: Arkansas edition

Hear the full broadcast

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Top uncommitted recruits Justyn Ross, Seth Williams named to Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game

Ross, a standout at Central-Phenix City, is considered the top senior prospect in the state

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Auburn softball has combined no-hitter in second fall doubleheader sweep

Kaylee Carlson, Chardonnay Harris and Makayla Martin combined for a no-hitter in the opening game of a doubleheader sweep for Auburn on Friday

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M. Golf. No. 6 Men’s Golf set to begin play at Tavistock Invitational

Auburn men’s golf is set to close out the fall slate of the 2017-18 schedule at the Tavistock Invitational Sunday through Tuesday at the par 72, 7,544-yard Isleworth Country Club in Windermere, Fla.

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PICKS AND PREDICTIONS: No. 21 Auburn at Arkansas

Some picks and predictions for No. 21 Auburn's game at Arkansas (Saturday, 6:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network) from the Opelika-Auburn News sports staff:

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LIVE UPDATES: No. 21 Auburn at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — One week removed from a difficult loss at LSU, No. 21 Auburn is in Arkansas looking for a bounce-back win over the Razorbacks.

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Ruin the Razorbacks! (Auburn at Arkansas, Open Thread.)

Arky Thread

Tigers look to right the ship in the Ozarks tonight.
(Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports)

     War Eagle, everybody! The Auburn football season continues this evening, with a visit to Fayetteville, Arkansas to face the Arkansas Razorbacks. Both teams are walking wounded for this one. However, both teams need a win. Arkansas, losers of 4 of their past 5 games, is looking at not making a bowl game this year, if they can’t turn it around. For Auburn, any remaining hopes of a championship this year go up in smoke, should they lose this game. This must-win contest will kick off at 6:30 PM Central Daylight Time, and will be televised on the SEC Network.

     I do not expect Arkansas to be a pushover in this game. Other than the loss at Alabama, Arkansas hasn’t really been blown out. The loss to TCU was close, till some late game mistakes handed TCU some easy touchdowns. I thought Arkansas should have won against a good Texas A&M team, but couldn’t keep up in overtime. The big loss to South Carolina is deceptive, too, because South Carolina scored 3 defensive touchdowns. It wasn’t like these teams really lined up and whipped Arkansas up front.

     For those who travel with the Tigers, the weather should be much different. Last week, it was the blistering sun. This week in Fayetteville, kickoff temp should be around 72F. Originally, rain was forecast for this game, but that has changed in recent hours, thankfully. The last thing anyone wants is to be wallowing in the mud with the Razorbacks! The temp should fall through the 60s, with a storm front arriving after the game is over.

     As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will at the keyboard for my usual play by play, this evening. War Eagle, and let’s see if Auburn can get back on track against Arkansas!

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Partly Cloudy today!

With a high of 80F and a low of 61F.

Tiger Buzz: Auburn vs. Arkansas TV, key matchups, players to watch

Auburn versus Arkansas TV info, key matchups and players to watch

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Jay Jacobs named to USOC Collegiate Advisory Council - WPMI Local 15 News

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Jay Jacobs named to USOC Collegiate Advisory Council
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the formation of a Collegiate Advisory Council to guide and strengthen Olympic sport programming at the collegiate level. The 11-member council is the first of its kind ...

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What to Think?

Julie Bennett |

I am honored to be joining the writing staff here at Track ‘Em Tigers. As AubTigerman mentioned in his introduction article I have filled in for National Signing Day coverage for TET the past couple of years but, as something of an introduction myself, let me just state that I’m surprised I didn’t say War Eagle before anything else. Yes, I’m Auburn through and through and that will simply never change.

I am a Lifetime Member of the Auburn Alumni Association and, living in the Metro Atlanta area, I’m very active in the Atlanta Auburn Club. I’ve had season tickets since I graduated and follow all things Auburn and always will. So, with intro nonsense about me out of the way, I don’t know …

“What to think.”

Following the debacle in Louisiana (which we witnessed in person), I stated in a comment that I no longer know what to think as it relates to Auburn Football. I did not follow the “24-hour rule” and allowed emotion to dictate those comments during the game and afterward. I have since stepped back from the ledge a bit but I still don’t exactly know. “What to think.”

What to think about the loss last week? I think it should never have occurred. Period, end of sentence. 

What to think about the starting QB being unable to call an audible? Call me ignorant, but I think there should always be a “backup” play as an option the QB can utilize at his discretion. I’ve never played the game and certainly cannot coach, ergo, ignorant in this regard.

What to think about a quote from the Head Coach that states, “Jarrett probably has more flexibility than any quarterback that we’ve had since I’ve been in college,” Malzahn said. “From the standpoint to change protections, the RPOs, the decision-making, he probably has more freedom than any quarterback we’ve had.” I think this quote tells us nothing and does not dispel the story that the QB cannot call an audible.

What to think about the play calling in the second half? I think it left a lot to be desired. We have been assured that play calling in Reynolds Razorback Stadium will not be an issue. Some players interviewed following the loss at LSU said that it was their execution, not the play calling, that was the issue.

What to think about having to shift the OL due to injury? I think this probably dictated both the play calling as well as the push LSU was able to achieve in the second half. I think AU had the offensive line positions covered very well until center Casey Dunn had to come out. The Dunn injury, combined with Mike Horton not making the trip, didn’t help the line. I think there is no way by which this wasn’t impactful in a negative manner.

What to think about the defense? I think Auburn would have played better with Tre’ Williams. To add insult to injury, with no real pun intended, losing Tray Matthews for the second half was an uphill battle and the AU defense suffered because of his abscence.

What to think about the definition of “closer to 100%” especially as it relates to Kam Pettway? I’m sure we’ve also been told this as it relates to other players. I think I have no clue what “closer to 100%” really means. We aren’t being provided a baseline so “closer” can be defined as just “better”, I suppose. I have to hope that “closer” is at least in the 90th percentile.

What to think about Kyle Davis? I think team rules were apparently broken, so I’m okay with players having to learn life’s lessons the hard way. After all, life is tough and it isn’t fair. I’ve certainly had to learn a few of those lessons and learn them the hard way. Let’s hope that those departing Auburn learn their lessons and strive to be better individuals on and off the playing field.

What to think about recruiting? I think I’m a bit curious as to the overall objective. Does AU try and find able receivers and beef up this part of the lineup? Or, maybe think forward and plan for forthcoming losses in other critical areas? Not much to be written at this point. But TET will be right here come National Signing Day so don’t let our coverage worry you.

What to think about Arkansas? I think Auburn should ride in and completely dominate this game from start to finish; no holding back. I think Auburn needs to make a statement and show the doubters that last week was truly an anomaly where the “better” team did not win, but actually “lost” the game.

And lastly, what to think about Auburn? I think this game against Arkansas will at least define “something” but, what?

As always, Acid will have the live game day open thread up later so please tune in for that and participate if and when you can!

It’s Great to be an Auburn Tiger and until next week; what to think?

I think, WAR EAGLE!!

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Softball. Auburn Continues Strong Fall

The Tigers picked up victories over Chipola CC and Wallace State CC-Hanceville Friday night

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Friday, October 20, 2017

AU BLOG MAILBAG: Should Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham be able to audible out of play calls?

This week, I drove from Auburn to Nashville, Tenn., for SEC Men’s Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, drove from Nashville to Atlanta on Thursday and flew from Atlanta to Arkansas on Friday to cover the Tigers’ game against the Razorbacks…

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