Monday, March 3, 2014

2013 Cut Ups: Auburn vs Arkansas

Before next season starts, I'm going to try to have every (most of) last year's games uploaded. There will be three videos per game.

  1. Auburn's defense vs opponent's offense
  2. Auburn's offense vs opponent's defense
  3. All special teams plays
The first one ready to post is the 2013 Arkansas game. It's first because Auburn opens the season against the Razorbacks in 2014 and I already had the video loaded for editing for some other projects.

Before the videos, here are my preview and review posts about the game for College and Magnolia.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Kick Six Harlem Shake

So the Harlem Shake was at the peak of its popularity about a year ago. In the Hipster Fashion Cycle, it is now somewhere between Ironic and Nostalgic, though, as most memes go, it will never reach Conservative (understandably).

Anyway, in a bit of college football offseason fun, I present the Kick Six Harlem Shake.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New CaM: From LSU to Pasadena

I've failed to relink my College and Magnolia posts since my family grew from two to three. As if an infant isn't enough excitement, Auburn has put on a show since returning from Baton Rouge. Anyway, here are links to all the posts I've done for SB Nation's Auburn community.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New CaM: Auburn 24, Mississippi State 20: Breaking down THE drive

As soon as Nick Marshall's pass landed in C. J. Uzomah's hands, I knew an entire post should be devoted to it.
Nick Marshall accounted for all but three of the 88 yards in a 12-play drive that won the game. He passed for 66 yards, adding 17 more with his feet, and he showed accuracy, touch and great decision-making the whole way down the field. His receivers played as well as they had all game, catching 6 of 8 passes.
Give the offensive line credit, too. Yes, the passes were quick and the no huddle slowed the defensive line, but Marshall was never even hit or hurried. And when State blitzed, Tre Mason did a fine job picking it up.
Read the rest at College and Magnolia.

Friday, September 13, 2013

New CaM: Auburn vs. Mississippi State: Breaking down the X's and O's

From College and Magnolia
Auburn surprised me last Saturday when the Tigers ran three plays in a row from the diamond formation (it was used a fourth time earlier in the game). And then I remembered reading about that formation in the Mississippi State-Oklahoma State breakdown.
The Cowboys had trouble using their usual offense, but they had great success using the diamond formation. Oklahoma State ran five unique plays out of this formation for a total of 11 plays. On the other hand, Auburn only ran one play four times. I wonder if we'll see more variety in this attack this Saturday.
See the rest here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New CaM: Auburn 38, Arkansas State 9: Breaking down the key drives

It's over at College and Magnolia.
Auburn lead Arkansas State the entire game, so there was no single turning point in this contest. But when Gus Malzahn commends his team for their performance on a specific drive, you know it was good. In addition, the Tiger defense was able to stop the Red Wolves on fourth down twice in the first half.
Read the rest here.

Friday, September 6, 2013

New CaM: Auburn vs. Arkansas State: Breaking down the X's and O's

According to defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson, the offenses at Auburn and Arkansas State are very similar. One difference he pointed out was that the Red Wolves use more tight end formations. Over at College and Magnolia, I break down some Bill Belichick quotes that lay out the advantages of tight ends over H-backs and vice versa.
There are advantages to using a tight end instead an H-back and vice versa. To learn more, read this post about some experimenting the New England Patriots are doing. In 2011 and 2012, the Pats went back in NFL time and used both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in two-tight end formations. But this offseason, Gronkowski has not been able to get healthy and Hernandez has been released from the team and indicted for murder, so coach Bill Belichick is changing the offense to use more 2-back formations. Belichick is specifically talking about 12 personnel (one back and two tight ends) vs. 21 personnel (two backs and one tight end), but the basics should still apply to 11 personnel vs. 20 personnel, which is what Auburn and Arkansas State typically use.
Read the rest at College and Magnolia.