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Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 188, January 1, 2019

There is always a danger in reading too much, or alternatively, too little into a dominating Bowl win in terms of what it may portend for the following football season. For example, the 2003 Auburn Tigers ended that disappointing season with an impressive 28-14 Music City Bowl win over Wisconsin, and in 2004, ran the table undefeated, though spurned from the BCS “mythical” National Championship game. But as many or more Bowl game wins – or losses – prove to be irrelevant to the following season’s fortunes.

Join show cohosts Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion, in this the first show of the New Year!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 187, December 19, 2018

With Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn having survived apparent opposition to his continued tenure as head coach in 2019, the focus moved quickly to the critical early signing period in recruiting.  The Auburn staff is to be commended for holding the 2019 signing class largely intact to this point.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the analysis!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 186, November 30, 2018

Sorting out the mess: How secure is Gus Malzahn as Auburn head coach?

In the wake of a frankly embarrassing 7-5 regular season which included blowout “Amen Corner” losses to archrivals Georgia and Alabama, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has arguably his lowest level of fan base support since 2013.

The lack of confidence in Malzahn is by all evidence not limited to rabid Auburn fans, but is pervasive among Auburn power brokers who reportedly have worked to press Auburn president Stephen Leath and AD Allen Greene to find a way to move on from the Malzahn era immediately.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion as Bowl season is upon us!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 185, November 22, 2018

As a 24 1/2 point Iron Bowl underdog, the 2018 Auburn Tigers certainly have the table set for what would indisputably be college football’s most stunning upset of the year, should they find a way to navigate the admittedly narrow path to victory in Bryant-Denny stadium this Saturday.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion of Iron Bowls past, and the factors which most likely will have to come into play for the Tigers to pull the shocker against the # 1 ranked, undefeated Crimson Tide.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 184, November 16, 2018

As Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn tries to pick up the pieces from yet another embarrassing loss to archrival Georgia in Athens, a very disappointing 2018 season result of 7-5 looms as likely with the remaining two games including a likely win over Liberty this Saturday, followed by what appears a near impossible road game against No. 1 ranked, undefeated Alabama on November 24th.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion of where things stand with Malzahn, and with Auburn football heading into next season as Malzahn appears likely to return for his 7th season as Auburn head football coach.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 183, November 8, 2018

Riding the wave of a stunning 10 point come from behind victory over the Texas A&M Aggies, Gus Malzahn got words of confidence from AD Allen Greene that he will return as head coach for 2019.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion, covering a look back at the win over the Aggies, Malzahn’s newfound job security as head coach, and the renewal of the deep South’s oldest rivalry between the hedges this Saturday night!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 182, November 1, 2018

While in no way impacting the SEC West race standings, this Saturday’s Auburn vs Texas A&M game at Jordan-Hare stadium has major implications for the head coaching future of Gus Malzahn at Auburn. It is not an overstatement to term it “must win”, most likely.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 181, October 25, 2018

It certainly seemed that going on the road to Oxford, MS last Saturday was the right medicine for an Auburn team, and head coach, Gus Malzahn who were under considerable fire after playing so poorly in a loss to the Tennessee Vols. Auburn played superb defensively, largely shutting down the explosive Rebels offense, and the Tigers even managed to break 250 yards in rushing, which had been elusive all season.

At the same time, the good will gained can evaporate quickly if the losing returns against first year head coach Jimbo Fisher and his Texas A&M Aggies who will visit Jordan-Hare stadium on November 3rd.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the discussion as where Coach Malzahn stands, and the opportunity for the Tigers heading into a very challenging Amen Corner.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 180, October 18, 2018

Coach Gus Malzahn on Perilously Thin Ice

Objectively, sixth year Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has gotten himself in an extremely treacherous position in terms of his job security going forward. While that may sound odd to the casual observer given Malzahn’s agent Jimmy Sexton leveraging an insane $32 million buyout last December, the ardent support of both the Auburn fan base and power brokers is evaporating.

Against this backdrop of desperation, Auburn heads to Oxford to take on an Ole Miss team that can light up the scoreboard, yet struggle to stop almost any offense. The outcome could make the coming bye week seem like the longest two weeks in memory with the Texas A&M Aggies coming to Jordan-Hare on November 3rd.

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.