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Friday, October 7, 2022

Staff Picks — SEC Week 6

NCAA Football: Georgia at Missouri
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

This week marks our first with only conference games. Plus, since no one has a bye, we’ve got a full slate of SEC play. Sadly you’re going to have to watch at least 30 minutes of something else from 2:30-3 before Vandy hosts Mississippi.

The standings are a bit bunched up, but may I recommend fading one Ryan S. Sterritt. He doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing.

Missouri (-) @ Florida (O/U )

SP+ Pick: Florida 31-26

Tennessee (-) @ LSU (O/U )

SP+ Pick: Tennessee 31-29

Arkansas @ Mississippi State (O/U )

SP+ Pick: Mississippi State 33-25

Mississippi (-) @ Vanderbilt (O/U )

SP+ Pick: Mississippi 41-15

South Carolina (+) @ Kentucky (O/U )

SP+ Pick: Kentucky 32-20

Texas A&M (+) @ Alabama (O/U )

SP+ Pick: Alabama 35-16


Staff Picks



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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Auburn football: Marcus Bragg to step up in Eku Leota’s absence

The Auburn football team suffered multiple losses over the weekend when they hosted the LSU Tigers in Jordan-Hare Stadium, starting with edge rusher Eku Leota and ending with the game itself. Now, the Tigers will face their toughest opponent yet on the road without one of their top defensive players on the field. With the […]

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from Fly War Eagle https://flywareagle.com/2022/10/06/auburn-football-marcus-bragg-step/

80 years ago, unranked Auburn demolished No. 1 Georgia in Columbus


They’re not going to keep them from tearing down the goal posts at Memorial Stadium and somehow carting them back to Auburn and having the Auburn players autograph them and putting them on display at a downtown barbershop tonight!

***

It was the rivalry’s golden anniversary game. And there was no way a 4-4-1 Auburn team that had been shutout by Florida, a team the Bulldogs had shutout 75-0, was going to win it.

Auburn was going up against the best Georgia squad in forever — a “Dream Team” heralded the headlines, No. 1 by a mile, just coasting to California en route to a national championship. The bags for the Rose Bowl were packed. And one of those bags belonged to All-American halfback Frank Sinkwich, that season’s eventual Heisman Trophy winner — the best football player in the world… 

… not named Monk Gafford. 

All hail Mighty Monk! Let the national press be late to the party! Let some poor fool in Philadelphia who’d never seen him put him as a second-teamer! Let some poor fool in Los Angeles who’d never heard of him leave him off his list completely! The Fort Deposit Express didn’t care about kudos in the papers. He cared about “hallelujahs” in the stands. 

And God was praised.

During Gafford’s All-American senior season, you’d seen pure joy on the faces of all the peanut-poppin’ Auburn old-timers as he made another cut toward a thousand-yard season. But that day, the smiles had never been bigger. George Petrie was there. He felt reborn watching that kid. Monk Gafford was Dutch Dorsey and Moon Ducote and Jimmy Hitchcock rolled into one — a gridiron god. 149 yards on 20 carries. 

Sinkwich? Six yards on 23 carries. 

Final score: Auburn 27 — Georgia 13.

Afterward, Georgia coach Wally Butts did the whole “Auburn had a better team today” routine. Screw that, said Auburn coach Jack Meagher — Auburn had the better team, period. The best he’d ever coached.

Sure, there had been a few hiccups — all on the road, all in the rain, let it be known. But get’em on a dry field and, Lord, were the Auburn Tigers ever better than that final No. 16 ranking! Those final three games? The blowout vs. Clemson in the only game at home? The upset over LSU? And then Georgia? That wasn’t some last-second miracle. It wasn’t a Hail Mary. No, it was a beating — a beating you were going to tell your grandkids about, the biggest upset of a generation, a coach’s film no one would ever lose, all thanks to the best man he’d ever coached. The best man he’d ever seen play the game.

Gafford even wound up winning MVP in an SEC coach’s poll that year; Sinkwich came in second. The same thing happened in the SEC’s referee poll.

Translation: The men who saw both boys in action, who knew the game better than anyone, thought Monk Gafford was better than the guy who was supposed to be the best player in the country. So, with all due respect to Butts, and to the Ohio Buckeyes, who were also claiming the crown, soft-spoken Jack Meagher had no problem with shouting it from the rooftops… For the month of November, at least, he’d been in charge of the best damn football squad in America. Gafford and the gang had embarrassed the No. 1 team in the nation, right at the end of the season, right before the Bulldogs blanked No. 2 Georgia Tech 34-0 and shut out No. 13 UCLA in the Rose Bowl. 

Georgia had a great team. Auburn blew them out of the water. 

Auburn won.

War Eagle.

***

A remix of excerpts from War Effort Eagle: The year Auburn canceled football and That time Auburn tore down the goalposts after upsetting undefeated Georgia and put them up at Toomer’s Corner for a week or so



from The War Eagle Reader https://www.thewareaglereader.com/2022/10/80-years-ago-unranked-auburn-demolished-no-1-georgia-in-columbus/

Analyst: Auburn football hiring Urban Meyer would be ‘fun’

Auburn football hiring Urban Meyer — yes, the disgraced former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach who went 2-11 under him in his lone season in charge of an NFL team — would be a ‘fun’ hire according to Mike Farrell. To be fair to Mr. Farrell, to most football fans, that is a 100% factual statement. […]

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from Fly War Eagle https://flywareagle.com/2022/10/06/auburn-football-hiring-urban-meyer-fun/

The Official Unofficial College & Mag Survivor Pool - v6.6

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 01 Texas A&M at Mississippi State
Photo by Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

I don’t really have the energy or the mental fortitude to tell you all about Auburn needing just one second half touchdown to end most of our years in the Survivor Pool. You know how bad it is. I know how bad it is. We all know how bad it is.

Of the 13 remaining pickers going into last week, over half of us chose self-hatred and went with the purple Tigers. And, alas, we were right. Survive and advance.

Unfortunately, we did lose 4 brave souls to the fraudulence of Jimbo Fisher. Y’all might want to check in on that buyout, even Aggie oil money is going to struggle with that one.


RIP

DonahueStryder

elcarg4

SandMountainTiger

Wareagle32789


RESULTS


THE GAMES

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

Arkansas @ #23 Mississippi State - 11:00 AM

Mizzou @ Florida - 11:00 AM

#8 Tennessee @ #25 LSU - 11:00 AM

Auburn @ #2 Georgia - 2:30 PM

#9 Ole Miss @ Vandy - 3:00 PM

South Carolina @ #13 Kentucky - 6:30 PM

Texas A&M @ #1 Alabama - 7:00 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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How to Watch and Listen: Auburn vs Georgia; Time, TV Channel, Weather

Game 6: Is this the end?

Week 06: Auburn @ Georgia

Game time: 2:30 pm CST/3:30 pm EST - Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA

TV channel: CBS (DirecTV channel lineup/Dish Network channel lineup)

  • TV Announcers: Tom McCarthy, Rick Neuheisel, Sherree Burruss

Stream: Paramount Plus

Radio station: Auburn Radio Network list of affiliates and internet stream (Andy Burcham/Stan White/Ronnie Brown)

Weather: Partly cloudy, warm, it’s a good day to get rid of a coach.

Betting Line: Oh. Georgia is favored by 29.5 points this weekend, with the over/under set at 49 points. That’s approximately a 40-10 win for Georgia. That’ll do.



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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Auburn football: Bryan Harsin sees as good fit for Colorado head coach job

There are only so many ways to pre-eulogize the Bryan Harsin era of Auburn football before its unceremonious demise whenever the Auburn Board of Trustees finds an Athletic Director to make the axe and subsequent new hire. With head coaches like Paul Chryst being dismissed after a single losing season that hadn’t even concluded yet, […]

Auburn football: Bryan Harsin sees as good fit for Colorado head coach job - Fly War Eagle - Fly War Eagle - An Auburn Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.



from Fly War Eagle https://flywareagle.com/2022/10/05/auburn-football-harsin-good-fit-colorado/

Fifth Quarter says Paul Chryst an unsurprising name in Auburn football head coach search

Fifth Quarter, a credentialed sports blog focusing on college sports, linked quite an intriguing name to the impending Auburn football head coaching search — one set to kick off in earnest when the Auburn Board of Trustees does what they’ve been wanting to do since at least this past February’s inquiry into Bryan Harsin. That […]

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from Fly War Eagle https://flywareagle.com/2022/10/05/paul-chryst-unsurprising-auburn-football/

Auburn Football Review: LSU



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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Auburn football: Defense reshuffles with loss of edge Eku Leota

The Auburn football team faced some serious losses on the defensive side of things heading into the 2022 season. Chandler Wooten, Zakoby McClain, Roger McCreary, and others finished up their time on the Plains, and the dynamic duo of Derick Hall and Eku Leota rose from the ashes. Both of the pass rushers have been […]

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from Fly War Eagle https://flywareagle.com/2022/10/04/auburn-football-defense-reshuffles-leota/

Auburn football: Bryan Harsin says freshman kicker “is ready”

For nearly ten years, the Auburn football has had a starting kicker with the last name “Carlson.” Following Daniel Carlson’s insanely successful career on the Plains, spanning from 2014-2017, he was replaced by his younger brother Anders in 2018. Towards the end of last season, the Tigers faced trouble when Anders Carlson tore his ACL […]

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from Fly War Eagle https://flywareagle.com/2022/10/04/auburn-football-bryan-harsin-kicker/

VIDEO: Auburn Phi Mus prepare a Burn the Bulldogs float before the 1975 Georgia game

Auburn was doing a lot of PSA type stuff in the 70s. The film side of University Relations was really coming into its own. They needed footage. They need B-roll. So maybe that’s what this four whole minutes is.

“… and at Auburn University, comely coeds concentrate on campus capers… “

But, you know, why it exists doesn’t matter, not at this point. What matters is that somewhere out there in Auburn land, there are are five or six or seven women — former Phi Mu’s — whose day is absolutely waiting to be made. Find them. Make their day.

Oh, here’s what the burning looked like a few years earlier. So good…



from The War Eagle Reader https://www.thewareaglereader.com/2022/10/video-auburn-phi-mus-prepare-a-burn-the-bulldogs-float-before-the-1975-georgia-game/

VIDEO: Auburn Basketball vs. Southern Cal, 1972

Auburn will begin a home-and-home series with USC at the Galen Center on Dec. 18, 2022… 50 years and three days from the schools’ first meeting. USC won 73-66 on Dec. 15, 1972 in Los Angeles at the Trojan Invitational.

You can watch some of it here.



from The War Eagle Reader https://www.thewareaglereader.com/2022/10/auburn-basketball-vs-southern-cal-1972/

Auburn vs. Georgia Prediction and Odds for Week 6 College Football

Auburn football has not been as big of an underdog against the spread since 2012 when the Tigers battled Alabama in that season’s Tuscaloosa-hosted Iron Bowl. That just so happened to be Gene Chizik’s game as head coach before being replaced by Gus Malzahn the following off-season. Many see this Saturday’s Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry […]

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from Fly War Eagle https://flywareagle.com/2022/10/04/auburn-football-georgia-odds-week-6/

NEW EPISODE ALERT: Orange and True Podcast!

Episode 208: The ‘S’ Stands for “Still Auburn’s Coach”

Crow, Ryan, and Chief are talking Auburn/LSU and playing a game as we wait for Bryan Harsin to get fired.



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