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Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 204, October 30, 2019

In the wake of the crushing loss in Baton Rouge, Auburn still has huge games ahead

The Auburn Tigers turned in what would be considered one of the more brilliant defensive game plans and efforts in Baton Rouge, holding the juggernaut LSU offense to a mere 24 points, half of their eye-popping season average of 50 points. 

And that is precisely what will sting about the loss, as once again in a big road game, the Auburn offense sputtered, stumbled, and could find little rhythm or success.  Nonetheless, the Tigers’ found themselves down only 23-20 with a desperation shot at an onsides kick with two minutes left, which came up short.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion, and how Auburn must rally in a hurry as some huge games remain, all of which will be in home Jordan-Hare stadium.

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

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Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 203, October 24, 2019

Auburn must be road warriors to end 20-year drought in Baton Rouge

The stakes simply do not get any higher in a midseason SEC West tilt between the # 2 and # 9 ranked LSU and Auburn Tigers this Saturday afternoon in Baton Rouge.

LSU is riding extremely high with the nation’s most potent aerial attack, an oddity to even say in the same breath as “LSU”.  Meanwhile, Auburn just may have a mad on as they recently are mentioned at best as an afterthought to contend for the SEC title and playoff selection.

Can Malzahn and Kevin Steele bring a smart, bold plan that knocks LSU back on their heels, and sets up this weekend’s big stunner?

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis!

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

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Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 202, October 17, 2019

How Gus Malzahn’s staff must use the Arkansas road game to ready for the brutal home stretch

In the wake of the bitter – and entirely avoidable – 24-13 loss to the Florida Gators in the Swamp, what lies ahead now for Gus Malzahn’s 5-1 Auburn Tigers is nothing short of a bloody gauntlet which includes a road trip to face currently undefeated LSU in Death Valley, and November home sweet home stands against an improving Ole Miss, Georgia, and # 1 ranked Alabama.

The first order of business coming off the open date is to take care of business in FayetteNam, against a Razorbacks team that fought the Aggies hard, but has more problems on both sides of the ball than they’re likely to fix against an elite Auburn defense, and capable Tigers offense.

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

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Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 201, October 10, 2019

How must Auburn use the open date to correct the problems exposed in The Swamp?

Few football season open dates have come at a better time than this one for Gus Malzahn’s Auburn team, coming off the bitter “one that got away” against Florida in the Swamp, and dealing with the injury of bell cow running back Boobee Whitlow.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the banter!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 200, October 3, 2019

Here We Go Again, 25 Years Later: Battle of Undefeated’s in The Swamp

In a curious twist of fate, the undefeated and 7th ranked Auburn Tigers will head to Florida Field in Gainesville, aka “The Swamp” to take on the 10th ranked and also undefeated Florida Gators.

The last time this happened was exactly 25 years ago, as then Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix led the Tigers to a stunning 36-33 upset of # 1 ranked Florida, who was a 16-point favorite at home.

This Saturday, the Tigers will again be led by a QB named Nix, whose father and high school coach, Patrick, will watch on from the stands.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis of the clear-cut college football headliner this Saturday, October 5th!

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 199, September 26, 2019

Surging 4-0 Auburn Tigers return home to settle score with Miss. State

The consensus pundit opinion of Auburn’s stunning 28-20 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies last Saturday was that Gus Malzahn and his staff flat out laid the wood to Jimbo Fisher and Co in the coaching department.  It was as problematic a loss for the $75 Million man, Fisher, as it was a huge road win for Malzahn, whose surging Tigers are now ranked 7th in the AP Poll and in the conversation as the team with the current best resume as the college football playoff committee might tend to evaluate it.

The big challenge this week is to get the team back to earth, and to that end, Malzahn has trumpeted early and often his recollection of what he called the “embarrassing” loss in Starkville a year ago as the Tigers prepare to face 3-1 Mississippi State in a 6:00 p.m. kickoff in Jordan-Hare this Saturday.

Join cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion!

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 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. 

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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

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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!