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Monday, October 3, 2022

BOOM! ROASTED! Week 5: Sing-a-long

If there is one thing I can say positively about this past weekend is…it was in fact a weekend. I am starting to feel like a broken record (much like the Auburn offense) but the sadness syndrome was not limited to East Central Alabama and that is a positive thing for you and me! Cause at least we can laugh with each other…NOT AT EACH OTHER. We are better than that and you know it…except for FSU…if you’ve been to Tallahassee you know what I’m talking about. So let’s get to it and get Roasted.

I’M SORRY, DID YOU HAVE JOKES BRENT VENABLES?

‘Member when Brent Venables went all nuclear on a future conference mate and said he passed on the Auburn job because he reeeeeeally wanted this OU job?

Yeah, that came outta nowhere. But, hey, its cool and we totally wish him well. Cause he is a really good Defensive coach so I’m positive he put a strong DC in place to help him manage the defensive side of the ball…

Oh…that’s a….huh….that is technically a Defensive Coordinator.

I can’t imagine what would have happened at Auburn if Ol’ Brent actually got pasted the interest check stage and agreed to become coach only to hire Ted Roof as the DC? It could always be worse Auburn fans, remember that.

So, how is Brent and Ted’s Excellent Defensive Adventure going? Well…

Yeah that was last week…Adrian Martinez..

Yeah…former Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez, THAT Adrian Martinez, threw for 382 and scored a grand total of 5 (THAT’S FIVE!) TD’s against OU in an upset win, 41-34.

But that was last week and I am sure Brent and Ted got everything tightened up and ship shape for their trip to Fort Worth to take on the Frogs.

Oh that’s…

Wait…where was the…

Dear Lord, they know it isn’t flag football right?

Ok, that’s a lot of points…but…what does that even mean Mark Jones? And that’s a brave statement there bud. But I digress…What on earth is going on with OU’s defense Brent?? They gave up 41 at home to the Power Towel and now 55 to TCU! Did you guys get too much Nebraska funk on you when you were there a few weeks back?

Well, no matter, I am sure they can get right this week against *checks notes* oh sweet Jesus no.

Lord God in heaven…The stoppable force meets the moveable object in Dallas this week.

Wait, and we are getting both of these teams? Well, at least we know what we are getting west of Texarkana from here on out…

DON’T YOU JUDGE ME

Sometimes life gives you one thing. Just one thing. And you have to make due with it. You don’t question it, you don’t try to add to it. You just take it for what it is and enjoy the hell out of it.

That said, I give you.

Enjoy the shit out of it. Let it wash over you to know that no one is perfect.

I don’t have anything to go here, just remember that for a while on Saturday, there was real sweat coming off the foreheads of these two talent collectors and I need just a little bit to keep hope alive. Now that will not be the case this weekend at all, and that’s fine, its necessary to ensure what needs to happen, happens. Just remember, brighter days are ahead, we just need to…sigh…endure.

That’s all the effort I can muster up this week, sorta like this cop in Eugene this weekend.

I want to get after her on that, but that is a big mood for a Monday morning. What did else happened that I didn’t hit? Or do you want to praise my efforts? Feel free to post below in the comments you beautiful people.

Enjoy your Monday everyone.



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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Auburn football fans beg for Lane Kiffin on Twitter following LSU loss

Auburn football fans had already seen enough to want someone else besides Bryan Harsin in the head coaching seat before October 1st’s LSU matchup at home, but a 17-0 lead turning into a 21-17 loss — following interceptions from Robby Ashford and receiver Koy Moore in the fourth quarter — was the straw that broke […]

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Auburn football ‘may’ target Deion Sanders, per FOX analyst Bruce Feldman

Following a 21-17 loss to LSU in which Auburn football gave up three unanswered touchdowns after building a 17-0 lead in the first half, there are a literal handful of Auburn fans hoping to have Bryan Harsin as head coach for another game. Koy Moore’s interception — yes, that statement is somehow not a misprint […]

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Tiger Talk Presented by Alfa Insurance

Tiger Talk Presented by Alfa Insurance featuring Coach Bryan Harsin, Coach Karen Hoppa and Luke Deal

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SNAP JUDGMENTS: LSU 21, Auburn 17

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Auburn
John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

You guys wanna fire Bryan Harsin?

Auburn looked as good as it has in a long time for a large portion of this first half, built a 17-0 lead, and then blew it. Nothing in the second half, horrible coaching, and well... we’re pretty sure we know what’s happening in just a few hours.

SNAP JUDGMENTS

Fire him ASAP, get a new AD in there, and get to work.

-Josh Black

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

-Will McLaughlin

I am so f***ing angry at this potato dipsh*t. This team fought so hard, yet was so poorly led. He should be fired before the press conference. Good riddance.

-James Jones

Belief flickered back to life in the first half. I saw an offensive game planned tailored to the skillset of the QB. I saw lessons being learned from last week. I saw an offense invigorated with new life. And then I saw the exact same 2nd half performance I have seen since last October. I saw the same sideline failings I have seen for 1 & half years. The truth is what it is. Bryan Harsin ain’t built to coach in this league & when he’s let go Auburn football will immediately get better.

War Damn Eagle.

-AU Nerd

It has been 350 days since Auburn scored a second half touchdown against an SEC team. Fire him.

-Eamon Smith

Auburn has so many playmakers on this roster. They deserve a coach that works as hard as they do. Change is coming soon.

-Josh Dub

-AU Chief

I seriously wavered between wanting to crush LSU when we were up 17-0 and wanting something to happen so that we’d be able to get rid of this dude. The latter happened. It wasn’t just blowing the lead — Gus did that too — it was everything that went into it. The trick play on a goal-to-go situation, the weird timeout before the fourth down... we haven’t done anything in second halves in like a year, and that’s completely on coaching. Our special teams was a mess last night, that’s on coaching. For a while, Robby Ashford seemed like he was going to have a great game in spite of what was being done on the sideline, and the defense played lights out. Two touchdowns allowed and they basically had the best performance against the pass in the last 15 years.

Just get rid of this dude, let us rage with some dudes that care for the rest of the season, and make real moves as soon as you can.

-Jack Condon



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Saturday, October 1, 2022

GAME OPEN THREAD: Auburn vs LSU

Game 5: WELP.

GAME 05: Saturday, October 1st, 2022

AUBURN TIGERS (3-1) vs LSU TIGERS (3-1)

Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL - 6:00 pm CST/7:00 pm EST, ESPN

  • Watch on ESPN (Broadcast Crew: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, and Katie George)
  • Listen to Andy Burcham, Stan White, and Ronnie Brown on the Auburn Radio Network.
  • All-time series: Auburn trails 24-31-1.
  • Auburn is an 8.0-point underdog, with the over/under set at 45.0 points.


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Auburn football: Robby Ashford could cement role as QB1 vs. LSU

The quarterback battle on the Plains has been one of the key storylines throughout the 2022 offseason for Auburn football, and continues to go on throughout the regular season, as well. Things began with TJ Finley named as the official starter with Robby Ashford as his backup. The pair split playtime throughout the first three […]

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Auburn football hosts Memphis LB commit for LSU game

Today, the Auburn football team will take on their second SEC opponent of the 2022 season under the lights in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game bears a lot of weight for the home team, in terms of SEC standings but also in terms of head coach Bryan Harsin keeping his job. Although a loss tonight could […]

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GAME PREVIEW: Auburn vs LSU

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Jake Crandall / USA TODAY NETWORK

Game 5: Tigers vs Tigers (again)

Auburn is in an interesting situation.

We could’ve seen our beloved Tigers coming into this game today with an interim coach had Missouri done literally any of the basic things you have to do to win football games last week. Bryan Harsin likely would’ve been end zoned like poor Herm Edwards, and someone like Zac Etheridge would’ve been named interim coach to take us through the rest of the season. It could’ve been like our own Varsity Blues Lance Harbor situation!

Not an adult in sight, just kids enjoying the moment. Or, as a friend of mine once put it when we were at Auburn — “COLLEGE, NO PARENTS”. This could have been Auburn!

Alas, Missouri found the dumbest ways to lose a football game, which stuck Auburn at 3-1 (believe me, I won’t begrudge any win... we fired Gus after a good win!) and we retained Harsin for another week. We here at College and Magnolia are decidedly on the side of moving on from our Boise Boys (a lesser-talented version of the BBQ Buddies) and seeking greener pastures.

Will it take a loss to move on from him either tonight or tomorrow morning? Likely, yes. It might take a lopsided loss to do that this week, but if we get a slim loss where the team looks competent on offense, or even a victory, then he’ll get to eat the blowout in Athens next week.

Look, I’m not explicitly pulling for a loss. A three-game winning streak over LSU could happen tonight! That hasn’t happened since the 1992-1994 streak at the beginning of the new SEC. As Auburn creeps toward 800 total program wins (currently at 791), I’ll take any win we can get, I just also want us to move along as a program. We know this is coming, and it’s just a piece of the puzzle that needs to be placed — along with the new AD — before Auburn can start to grow and get back to where they need to be.

WHEN LSU HAS THE BALL: This LSU attack all begins with Jayden Daniels, the transfer from Arizona State. He’s slippery, quick, and he’ll be able to provide a good chunk of LSU’s rushing yardage with Armoni Goodwin (former Auburn commit) out for tonight’s game. Over the course of the season, he’s rushed 44 times for 262 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but his biggest rushing totals have come in the games against better competition in FSU and MSU (32 carries, 207 yards, 1 TD).

While he might be primarily labeled as a runner, his passing has been sneaky efficient. He’s completing 73% of his passes, and he’s got 6 touchdowns with no picks through four games. As the team’s leading rusher as well, he’ll need help from Noah Cain and John Emery, Jr. who should be picking up the slack left in Goodwin’s absence.

What about Kayshon Boutte? Maybe the best receiver in college football when he’s on the field, he had a rocky start to 2022. There were highly-visible outbursts and bouts of bad attitude in the opener against FSU, where he caught just 2 passes for 20 yards. Overall on the year he’s got just 10 catches for 93 yards, and he became a father on Saturday, so if Auburn wants to win we need to hope that the lack of sleep is taking its toll. Instead of Boutte, LSU will turn to Malik Nabers (volume catches — 20 grabs for 264 yards, 1 TD) and Jaray Jenkins (red zone threat with 13 grabs and 3 touchdowns).

Something to watch, LSU is starting two true freshmen on the offensive line, so Auburn’s crowd can have an effect tonight with noise and bringing the atmosphere. Let’s not pretend that LSU is great on offense, but they’re improving and figuring things out.

WHEN AUBURN HAS THE BALL: Man, this section gets shorter and shorter each week. You’d think that we could come up with something positive to say here, but it’s difficult.

Auburn should be defined by the running style of Tank Bigsby, and the punishing ground attack overall, but even that isn’t working. Last week against Missouri, Tate Johnson got injured and Jalil Irvin stepped into his spot at center. It didn’t do anything, and now Brandon Council is going to get the start in the middle. Maybe that pays off a bit, but the rest of the line has been porous as well. Bigsby had 62 rushing yards after contact, and 44 rushing yards total. That means he was getting hit in the backfield nearly every single time he got the ball.

Our passing game may have found some sort of weapon in the increased use of Koy Moore last week (4 catches for 74 yards), and the offense put some different guys in action with Omari Kelly and Camden Brown each getting catches on a touchdown drive. Still, after the first two drives of the game that resulted in touchdowns, Auburn went punt, punt, missed FG, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, turnover on downs. The word “punt” starts looking weird when you have to type it out that many times.

Now, that was against Missouri, who has a decidedly poor defense. They gave us 40 to Kansas State, and struggled for the most part throughout the season. LSU has dudes. Actual dudes on defense, and they’re going to make things difficult for Auburn. They love to overload blitz, and I look forward to seeing our quarterbacks figure out where the rush is coming from and how to adjust accordingly (I actually don’t look forward to that).

SERIES HISTORY: LSU leads the all-time series 31-24-1, but Auburn has won two straight in the series, and is looking for its first three-game winning streak since the expansion of the SEC in 1992.

LAST MEETING: Auburn broke the Baton Rouge curse last year with Bo Nix leading two fourth-quarter scoring drives to give Auburn a 24-19 victory. It was the first win in Louisiana since 1999, breaking the Cigar Curse that Tommy Tuberville put in place accidentally.

LAST WEEK: Auburn didn’t lose to Missouri 17-14, and LSU had an easy time with New Mexico in a 38-0 shutout. Both teams enter today at 3-1.

TUCKER GREGG AWARD CANDIDATE: I think there’s really only one guy that can claim this, and that’ll be the one who takes off and gets away from our linebackers on every other play, and it’s the quarterback Jayden Daniels. We’re going to see him loop around a dude a time or two and escape a sack and cuss him out.

RANDOM PREDICTION WITH NO BASIS IN REALITY: I’ve said it a couple times before, and tonight might be the time it actually happens. Keionte Scott will return a punt for a touchdown, but the announcers will confuse him with Ja’Varrius Johnson (both wearing #6). It’s Joe Tessitore tonight, so he’ll go “Ja-VARRIUS JOHN-son wwwith a BURST and he’s GAWWWN! Wait, wait, that’s KEIONTE SCOTT! They wear the same number, Greg!”

KEYS FOR AUBURN:

  1. Go all out. If Bryan Harsin thinks that this is the end, why not have a little fun with it. Call the kitchen sink play. Run the oopty-oop, the dipsy-doodle, the annexation of Puerto Rico. What in the world do you have to lose? If you’re actually trying to save your job, seeing your staff have fun and the players having a good time while scoring points and being exciting would go a long way. I used to work on the radio broadcast for the Akron Zips when they went 1-11 in 2011, and in one game late in the season they threw a 5-yard slant on 3rd-and-11 before punting. In the ensuing commercial break, the play-by-play guy said to me “If you’re gonna be sh*tty, at least be sh*tty and exciting”. It’s kind of how I feel about our offense at this point in the season.
  2. Prioritize special teams play. If you’re unsure about making waves on offense, this might be the game where you can find some momentum in other areas, particularly special teams. LSU has been decidedly poor there, giving up multiple long returns over the course of the season. Keionte Scott has been good at punt returner thus far, but last week he said that the sun messed him up a bit. At night that obviously won’t be a problem, and LSU is a team he can probably break one against (see my random prediction above). Auburn will need the help in either field position or points. Also, you can’t have Anders missing field goals from the 40 yard range. He’s got to be on tonight, because Auburn can’t leave any points on the field.
  3. Spy Jayden Daniels. It’s easier said than done, but this guy will make plenty of plays with his feet, and many of them will come on third downs when he scrambles. They’re not going to call a ton of designed runs for him, but he’ll get his yardage. We had some issues with linebackers getting turned around at times last week, so this needs to be cleaned up in time for tonight. Stop Daniels, and the LSU offense will sputter. It all runs through him.


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Staff Picks — Auburn vs. LSU

NCAA Football: Auburn at Louisiana State
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Either it’s a 3-game winning streak over LSU, or we might be done with the Potato Man

All my life, even the bad Auburn teams usually played LSU tough. A 5-5-1 team in 1992 beat LSU on a last-second field goal by Scott Etheridge. The abysmal ‘98 team trailed by just 2 at halftime and was only down 6 with six minutes to go. The terrible offense in 2008 still nearly took down the defending national champions, leading 21-20 before giving up the go-ahead touchdown with 67 seconds remaining. The debacle of 2012 surely wasn’t obvious when Auburn lost the LSU 12-10.

This feels different. I have absolutely no confidence that Auburn can win this game. I’d be willing to bet that any Auburn fan talking themselves into a win is relying on the general weirdness that happens when these two teams come together. I don’t think it matters anymore. Auburn is poorly coached. Auburn does not have a good offensive line. Auburn’s linebackers have struggled with gap control.

I’m not saying this gets ugly, but I just don’t see a way Auburn wins it. What do the rest of us think?

Auburn (+8) vs. LSU (O/U 46)

SP+ Pick: LSU 28-23 (lol how would we score 23?)

Jack Condon

Ryan S Sterritt

Josh Black

AU Chief

Son of Crow

Dr Will McLaughlin

Josh Dub

AU Nerd

James Jones


WAR EAGLE!



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Auburn football: AL.com buries A.J. McCarron after Bryan Harsin lie

AL.com’s Joseph Goodman didn’t just take out A.J. McCarron after he spread lies about the Auburn football brain trust already telling Bryan Harsin he’s fired on both The Ringer writer Kevin Clark’s podcast “Slow News Day” and Mobile local radio station WNSP. He proceeded to then bury the evidence. In a piece titled ‘Auburn remains elite, but change […]

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Staff Picks — SEC Week 5

NCAA Football: Missouri at Auburn
John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not gonna lie to y’all: sometimes I look forward to a primarily conference-only week, just because it cuts down on the time this one takes. Especially after a long work-week.

As for the current standings, thank goodness I’m still above Crow. It wasn’t a terrible week last week, though I did curse Tennessee for costing me a cover by letting Florida in the back door.

We are leaving off the two FCS match-ups this week (besides, one of them already happened), so it’s SEC-only this week. Let’s ride

Kentucky (+7) @ Mississippi (O/U 54.5)

SP+ Pick: Mississippi 28-22

Alabama (-17.5) @ Arkansas (O/U 60.5)

SP+ Pick: Alabama 37-22

Texas A&M (+3.5) @ Mississippi State (O/U 46.5)

SP+ Pick: Mississippi State 25-21

Georgia (-29) @ Missouri (O/U 54.5*)

SP+ Pick: Georgia 38-15

*—Total from SP+. Tallysight didn’t list one.

Staff Picks



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Auburn football: PTI host calls potential Deion Sanders-Nick Saban rivalry ‘juicy’

Paul Finebaum was right when he said the Auburn football head coaching conversation surrounding Bryan Harsin has moved on — everywhere you turn, someone is talking about who is going to be the next coach. You have FOX analyst Joel Klatt thinking Deion Sanders is the man for the job, while former Auburn baseball star […]

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Unofficial Official College & Mag Survivor Pool - v6.5

Syndication: The Montgomery Advertiser
Jake Crandall / USA TODAY NETWORK

Whew, buddy. A lot of us chose the orange and blue tigers over the gold and black ones, and it literally couldn’t have been closer to disaster last week. But alas, survive and advance.

Unless, of course, you did choose the wrong Tigers. Our fearless cowardly leader, Mr. Jack Condon himself, chose Missouri last week. Shame! SHAAAAAME!


RIP

Jack Condon

@williampwilder


RESULTS


THE GAMES

Eligible teams to be picked in bold. All times CT.

#7 Kentucky @ #14 Ole Miss - 11:00 AM

#2 Alabama @ #20 Arkansas - 2:30 PM

#17 Texas A&M @ Mississippi State - 3:00 PM

LSU @ Auburn - 6:00 PM

#1 UGA @ Mizzou (lol) - 6:30 PM


RULES

For those who haven’t played, the rules are simple. Each week, you are to pick one SEC team to win their game. If you pick correctly, you advance. If you do not, well, see you next year I guess. Once you pick a team, though, you may not pick them again. If you picked Georgia over Oregon in the opener, you may not pick Georgia the rest of the year.

As usual, you can only pick a team who is playing a P5 opponent. No picking Auburn over Mercer, or Tennessee over Ball State. I will go ahead and make a ruling on this now - you can pick Arkansas over Cincinnati, since the Bearcats made the Playoff last year, or over BYU, since they’re kind of a middling Independent.

I’m going to introduce a new way to pick this year by utilizing a Google Form each week. Picks can still be made in the comments section as well, but I wanted to be able to allow our friends on various social media platforms to play as well. Lastly, picks MUST be made by kickoff of the game you are picking.

Those who have been around will know, but a word of advice for any new players - go ahead and outline your picks for the season now. You don’t want to be the one with no eligible teams left to pick in October when everyone is on a BYE.

I will track the results in a Google Sheet, which I will share here each week. If you believe I put you down for the wrong pick, please let me know.




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Lane Kiffin taking Auburn football job called potential ‘peak college football’ move

The talk of the town after Lane Kiffin was visibly upset about fans leaving Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for Old Grove during a presser following Ole Miss’ narrow victory over Tulsa is the Rebels head coach leaving for a better-funded program and a more passionate Auburn football fanbase to be Bryan Harsin’s replacement as Tigers head coach. Former […]

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