Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 179, October 11, 2018

For all realistic purposes for the Auburn Tigers, the 2018 season’s hopes to contend for the SEC well into November went up in smoke in a miserable performance in Starkville last Saturday night, as the Tigers lost 23-9.

The heat level on head coach Gus Malzahn, including from his own fan base, is palpable, as almost no noticeable improvement has occurred with the offense now six games into the season. Showing some progress, and delivering a win over first year VOLS head coach Jeremy Pruitt can be fairly called desperately needed.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 178, Oct. 4, 2018

Auburn looks to find offense on the road in StarkVegas

Although the Auburn Tigers sit in the enviable position of a lofty 8th national ranking despite the loss to LSU, there is still a frustrating vibe among Auburn fans because of an offense that is largely anemic five games in. And conventional wisdom is that going on the road for a night game with a stout Mississippi State defense, with cowbells clanging, would not be the Rx for a cure on offense.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they break down this Auburn team, and what it will take to deliver what would be State’s third consecutive loss, and a big win which could help the Tigers get things rolling offensively.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 177, September 25, 2018

Missing Link: The Auburn Offense

It’s treacherous and often “bad karma” to complain about any 34-3 decisive win against an SEC opponent. But nonetheless, Auburn fans are rightly confused and frustrated that despite fielding a terrific defense, and explosive special teams, the offense simply has not found an identity and SEC caliber production as yet.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 176, September 18, 2018

In most any competitive SEC West game, if you hold an opponent to 122 yards rushing, and 14 of 42 passing (33% completion rate), you’d fully expect to have won the game, especially at home. But that was not the case for Auburn last Saturday, thanks to a potpourri of mistakes and blown opportunities.

In an unusual game cluttered with mistakes by the home Auburn Tigers, and a slew of penalties, the door was opened for LSU to pull the upset, which they did, 22-21.

Coach John Ray and Doug Dean analyze the key factors in the loss, as they become critical to correct as the Tigers move on with this Saturday’s Auburn vs Arkansas game.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 175, September 12, 2018

Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers are 7th ranked, undefeated, and sporting what usually wins you big games – a deep and elite defense, and a proven veteran quarterback in Jarrett Stidham. It also bodes well for Auburn that this Saturday’s matchup against 12th ranked LSU will be in the rabid confines of Jordan-Hare stadium, where Auburn has won 13 straight games, including back to back wins over # 1 ranked Georgia and # 1 ranked Bama last November.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis of this interesting matchup, and what it will take for Auburn to beat LSU, moving their record to 3-0 to position themselves well for a “back-loaded” schedule against Bama, Georgia, and very likely, another rematch with Georgia if they were to win the Iron Bowl.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 174, September 3, 2018

Key takeaways from Auburn’s huge win over # 6 ranked Washington

When December arrives, it’s entirely possible that Gus Malzahn and his coaching staff will look back on their huge 21-16 win over the Washington Huskies as critical to a selection by the college football four team playoff selection committee.

Obviously, with arguably the nation’s most brutal schedule, that fond September hope will prove to be a dashed dream unless the team is coached up to correct deficiencies which are not uncommon from an opener against a great opponent, particularly in the O-line and rushing attack.

As the surging LSU Tigers prepare to come to Jordan-Hare on September 15th, there is a lot to discuss, so join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 173, August 30, 2018

Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic
Auburn vs Washington
September 1, 2018

Auburn vs Washington Scouting Report

As legendary Auburn head coach, Pat Dye, was fond of saying about Thursday of big game weeks, “. . . the hay is in the barn.”

If the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic, featuring the SEC’s # 9 ranked Auburn vs the PAC 12’s # 6 ranked Washington is not a “must win” game for both teams’ college football playoff hopes, then it’s about as razor close to that as you’ll find.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they field listener questions, and quickly dive deep into the scouting report on Washington, and the likely keys to victory for Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers Saturday afternoon in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz stadium!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 172, August 24, 2018

Game strategy and critical matchups in the Auburn vs Washington opener

Merely days remain for the coaching staffs at Washington and Auburn to put the final touches on what many consider a likely “elimination game” for the College Football Playoff. As odd as that sounds being the two top 10 ranked teams’ season opener, both the Huskies and Tigers would have to pull the football equivalent of an inside straight in poker to make the playoff after dropping the season opener.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis of Washington, and how Auburn’s staff will most likely deploy as Malzahn and his staff hope to avoid what would be a third straight tough loss in the Mercedes-Benz stadium.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 171, August 17, 2018

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they analyze the critical elements of Auburn’s Fall Camp preparations as the team is a mere two weeks from the challenging season opener versus the Washington Huskies.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 170, August 7, 2018

Quite literally, the sound of “BOOM” can be heard across college football practice fields now as Fall Camp is underway with college football less than 24 days away! Coach Gus Malzahn and staff are focusing heavily on two critical question marks – a reliable starting five on the O-line, and a 2-3 deep running back rotation.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they evaluate the most significant developments for the Auburn coaching staff as they prepare for a major challenge in the September 1st season opener against preseason # 5 ranked Washington.