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.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 169, July 25, 2018

With the kickoff of the long awaited 2018 college football season a mere 38 days away, the anticipation becomes palpable across the nation, with even greater fervor in the deep South!

Join cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they discuss with special guest and best in class prognosticator, Phil Steele, what the season may bring for the Auburn Tigers, the SEC, and among the national contenders!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 168, April 9, 2018

Spring football work is at once extremely important to the coaching staff while being nearly useless in terms of objective forecasts of the coming season for fans and pundits.

But that’s “what we’ve got” in April, and let’s face it, in the deep South, football is already occupying minds.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they break down what Gus Malzahn and his staff have to work with in 2018, starting with a Kevin Steele defense that has all the look of “elite” in the SEC.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 167

No Slow Season in Auburn with a new Athletic Director, recruiting, and a red hot basketball team

As a college football fan, you can always look forward to a little R&R after the January Bowl games, since the news grinds to a halt, right? Well, No, not this January at Auburn University. In the news and of enormous significance in athletics at Auburn is the hiring of forty year-old Athletic Director, Allen Greene, who in his early days has done nothing but impress.

Meanwhile, Coach Gus Malzahn “trades” O-line coach Herb Hand for J. B. Grimes, who served on the Auburn staff prior to Hand, even as recruiting heads into the home stretch for national signing day. And Oh, by the way, Bruce Pearl’s Auburn basketball team is on a red hot run, sitting atop the SEC with a stunning 18-2 record.

Join show cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for insight and opinion on the Auburn Tigers!