Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 198, September 19, 2019

Undefeated Auburn takes its show on the road to College Station

As both Auburn and Texas A&M enter SEC league play this week, this game is considered the prime time headliner in the CBS 2:30 p.m. CST spot, as it promises to be contested deep into the fourth quarter. 

While it may at least technically not be considered a “must win” for either team should they have hopes to win the SEC West title, if you study both teams’ brutal remaining schedules, go ahead and call it “must win”.   In fact, this game pits arguably the two teams with the toughest football schedules in all of college football.

And for both head coaches, the fact of their compensation is not lost on them, as Fisher’s guaranteed $75 M and Malzahn’s lucrative contract were not “invested” for a mere return of being “decent” every year.  Contending for titles is the expectation, else the seat begins to grow as hot as an August in Alabama.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for analysis of keys to this game, and how both coaching staffs will opt to play it on both sides of the ball in hopes of getting off to a winning start in conference play. 

Intro music provided by Royalty Free Music: https://www.youtube.com/royaltyfreezone

Music used: For You King by Ender Güney https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

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Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 197, September 10, 2019

Auburn Tigers are sitting pretty at 2-0, 8th in the nation . . . or are they?

Ah, such is the reality of college football, right?  Is that spectacular glass of Cabernet half FULL?  Or are my eyes fooling me, and it’s half EMPTY in merely week two of the 2019 college football season?

Metaphorically, speaking, that is . . .

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for analysis of exactly where the Auburn Tigers sit week three of the college football season, with arguably the best defense in the SEC, yet an offense which, albeit only two games in, has Auburn fans frustrated and befuddled given that this is head coach Gus Malzahn’s seventh season.

Intro music provided by Royalty Free Music: https://www.youtube.com/royaltyfreezone

Music used: For You King by Ender Güney https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 196, September 4, 2019

Coach Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers Start the 2019 Campaign with a Bang

While it is usually ill-advised to open your college football season against a top-15 opponent, if you find a way to escape with a win, it can inject a big dose of confidence for your team.

That was exactly the case as the Auburn Tigers overcame a slow start, their defense ultimately lived up to billing, and TRUE freshman QB Bo Nix was able to deliver a game-winning strike to WR Seth Williams with only 9 seconds on the clock to seal a 27-21 Auburn win!

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis!

Intro music provided by Royalty Free Music: https://www.youtube.com/royaltyfreezone

Music used: For You King by Ender Güney https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 195, August 29, 2019

Are you ready for some football? As in, the huge Auburn vs Oregon matchup?

For most college football coaches, the textbook wisdom would hold that you schedule the Fighting Sisters of the Poor as your opening game to avoid a blemish on your record right out of the gate.

So what does Auburn do for Gus Malzahn in this, a critical must win season, with the head coach starting a true freshman at QB?  Book an opening game with the 11th ranked Oregon Ducks, who will be starting the odds on first round QB draft in Justin Herbert.

But Malzahn appears to be embracing this opportunity for his Auburn team, who most pundits believe to have the first or second toughest schedule in all of college football.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis, as we kick yet another joyous season of college football here in the Deep South!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 194, August 14, 2019

Fall camp heats up as Auburn prepares for the Oregon Ducks

In an August 31st game which is clearly the most significant prime time opening weekend game, the Auburn Tigers and Oregon Ducks will face off in “JerryWorld”.  While the game may not be technically a “must win” for either head coach, Mario Cristobal or Gus Malzahn, it comes about as close to it as possible if you study the team schedules and gauge the temperature on Malzahn’s proverbial hot seat.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they kick off the football podcasting season, with the huge season opener a mere 17 days out!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 193, May 30, 2019



On a Saturday night, Memorial Day weekend, May 25th, 2019, tragedy struck in a two car accident, taking the lives of Auburn legendary play-by-play announcer Rod Bramblett, and his wife, Paula.

Join show cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they fondly remember the life and brilliant impact of Rod Bramblett, the “voice of the Auburn Tigers” since 2003, and for 10 years prior to that calling Auburn baseball.



Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 192, April 17, 2019

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean with an in-depth discussion of the apparent strengths and weaknesses for Gus Malzahn’s 2019 Auburn football team.

While the focus among fans is naturally the competition at QB, there appears to be an embarrassment of riches at a few other positions.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 191, April 12, 2019

After an absolutely obligatory tip of the hat to Auburn Coach Bruce Pearl, and the 2018-2019 Auburn basketball team’s historic Final Four run, Coach John Ray and Doug Dean take a sneak peak at a few of the key findings from Coach Gus Malzahn’s spring work for the coming football season.

With Auburn’s A-Day game this weekend, the available analytical data to forecast this 2019 football season will ramp up!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 190, February 7, 2019

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode190, February 7, 2019

Breaking down the Auburn 2019 Signing Class

Ah, the twists, turns, and 12th hour drama that is college football recruiting!  On the “second wave” of signing day, February 6, 2019, the Auburn Tigers landed several critical targets including 4-star DL Charles Moore, and top 100 running back Mark-Antony Richards.

The sting lingered, however, with the shocker “flip” of 550-day Auburn committed WR, George Pickens, who signed with Georgia. 

Join cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis of this 11th ranked college football signing class, which is loaded with a number of likely high-impact players, even as true freshmen.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 189, January 18, 2019

Will Auburn finish strong in recruiting?

Coach Gene Chizik said it well – college football recruiting is a lot like shaving, if you go one day without doing it, it starts to show.

Join cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for discussion of important developments in college football and Auburn football, with a particular focus on how Malzahn’s staff is working to finish strong leading up to the February 6th, 2019 (second) national signing day.