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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.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 164, Dec. 5, 2017

Taking stock of a wild, rollercoaster 2017 Auburn season

Although every major Power Five conference football team sets their sights on a conference or national football championship in the preseason, once the dust settles, a 10+ win season and New Year’s Bowl berth is considered a success.

Such is the case for the Auburn Tigers, who rode an improbable streak in November, taking down No. 1 ranked Georgia and No. 1 ranked Alabama, only to run out of gas in the SEC Championship Game to Georgia 28-7.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they take stock of the season, and the future with a stable coaching staff, and recruiting season dead ahead.

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 163, Nov. 30, 2017

Can the Auburn Tigers continue surging in SEC title game rematch with Georgia?

After thrashing No. 1 ranked Alabama 26-14 in a game which could have been an even bigger margin for Auburn, the Tigers have positioned themselves for what amounts to a play-in game for the four-team playoff.

Are in-season rematches really “tricky” for the winner of the first game, as some pundits like to suggest this week? Not historically, no, and the intrigue as to what strategic elements Kirby Smart’s UGA staff will change to produce a more competitive game is captivating.

Or in the end will it be no more complicated – barring a rash of turnovers – than which team is able to win the physical war in the trenches? If so, advantage Auburn Tigers.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for the Auburn vs Georgia SEC Championship Game preview!

Auburn Football All-Access Podcast, Episode 162, Nov. 27, 2017

Auburn makes case as America’s hottest team in a dominant win over Alabama

With almost every SEC football poker chip pushed out on the table set in Jordan-Hare Stadium this past Saturday, Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers played almost every hand brilliantly, putting away archrival Crimson Tide by the score of 26-14. The Tigers held a potent Bama offense scoreless in both the First and Fourth Quarter, while racking up over 400 yards of offense against the Tide defense.

In winning the SEC West Championship for the second time over Alabama in five years, Auburn punched its ticket for a rematch game with the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game next Saturday.

Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean for an in-depth look at what the Auburn coaching staff did so very well to beat Nick Saban’s Tide team soundly in all three phases of the football game.