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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!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 166, Dec. 28, 2017

Coach John Ray and Doug Dean break down the Auburn vs UCF Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl

All good things got to come to an end, be it podcast show seasons, or football seasons. And for the Auburn Tigers, “very good” is perhaps an apt descriptor for the 2017 season, though not great, having come up one game short of the college football playoff.

Join show cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean, as they break down a likely “who wants it more” matchup between the Auburn Tigers and UCF in the first big New Year’s Day Bowl game, the Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 165, December 18, 2017

Auburn looks to capitalize on Big Six Bowl momentum

While missing the college football playoff scene with a loss in the SEC Championship game, Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers have the enviable position of playing in a New Year’s Day “Big Six” Bowl game against the only undefeated team in the country, UCF, in the Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl. Malzahn’s staff has capitalized on the opportunity to get valuable work for the younger players who will be counted on to make the 2018 season special as the Tigers return 18 starters from the 2017 season.

Join cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they break down where the Auburn program stands now, in contrast to a tumultuous SEC field which is marked by numerous head coaching changes.