Dear Auburn Tigers,
I write to you tonight in disapointment of your perfomance tonight against a rising South Carolina squad. Rising, yes, but to take you to the buzzer is inexcusable. Better players, better program and you almost choked. This was a classic Auburn Tiger/Tommy Tuberville underperformance. There is absolutely no reason that Tommy Tuberville, Al Borges and Will Muschamp should ever be outcoached. Ever. Steve Spurrier is a hell of a coach, but only one man.
Coach Tuberville, this was the one time where the Tigers had the national spotlight all to themselves. What do you deliver? Another classic Tubs underperformance. Why did the team not understand the importance of this chance? Dreamcrusher, you!
Do you really think Auburn will be the 2nd ranked team in the country now? USC will jump you and maybe another team or two or three. And I can't argue this and neither can you. You have just made your case to be left out of the National Championship Game, again. Now being undefeated by the end of the year is a different story and not looking good for the Tigers.
One more thing CTT, who the dresses you? You look ridiculous with long sleeves, Under Armour and a golf vest. Big ears & glasses, as well. Please correct ASAP.
I reinterate, CTT, CAB & CWM should never be outcoached...although the onside kick was a brilliant move, saved the game and Tre Smith even tried to fumble that away. It would be greatly appreciated if he never saw the field again. Or Zach Gilbert.
David Irons, SHUT THE F@#K UP!!!!....You really need to shut the f@#k up!!!! Your behavior is embarrassing to the Auburn program. Your interference is out of control. Do not run your mouth when the reason for the incompletion was the QB's bad pass and not your play which is average at best right now. Seriously, be a man, be a senior and shut the f@#k up. I will let you know exactly how many times you got smoked after I watch the replay.
Coach Will Muschamp,.......?????? Where was the passion you displayed two weeks ago? What the hell is going on out there?
My beef with you lies here.........
*3 man line gets no pressure with your best DE dropping in coverage at MLB. Quentin Groves is an edge player and will play outside backer at the next level, not pass coverage MLB. A 3-4 would be great if we had LB's...not 8 DB's on the field. Dede didn't play all that well so thank heavens for Will Herring's INT. Did you not notice the difference in the rush with 4 down linemen? And on South Carolina's offensive line??
*DB's are awful....I can't honestly say I saw one DB chuck a WR coming off the line tonight. This "don't get beat deep" coverage is killing your team. LSU took advantage and USC took advantage. The combination of no pass rush and loose coverage will kill you down the road
*Syvelle Newton played a great game and was the best QB on the field but he was a WR at the beginning of the year(yes, he is a former QB but still). 240 yards, 2 TD passes(and nearly a 3rd save an overtime sending drop). Inexcusable. He routinely gashed the Tiger Defense for first downs and rarely got hit. When are we gonna see a knockout???
*Blitzing works....why the hell won't you use until desperation? Again, where is this blitzing we were expecting? Bringing more pressure would be greatly appreciated. Go after the QB, again when are we gonna see a knockout???
*David Iron's mouth....you are the coach....make him shut the f@#k up. You are embarassing the Auburn family when you allow that trash to fly.
*Zack Gilbert.....play Lorenzo or Tristan instead.....38 should never see the field again.
Lil' Chamo, I love you, the old you, please return next weekend with your passion and better D scheming and playcalling. I would like a shut out of Arkansas if you please.
The misdirection & play action was terrific. Al, playcalling is a lot about feel so I encourage you to roll with it and have some fun. It really compliments the power running game and drop back passing attacks. Brandon, don't be a weirdo. Work on them, mechanics.
A W is a W, but Auburn, my Tigers, you might/probably blew your chance for the NCG if it comes down to 3 undefeated teams, although the thought of undefeated is a mother of an assumption right now and looking doubtful.
Coach Tuberville, coaches and the Auburn players, we expect much of whom much has been given. You have done a terrific job recruiting and building a good program. It is time to live up to ability. You have all of our support here at the Daily Football Fix (w/ the possible exception of the Dr.) so please go out and kill. I am happy as hell we are undefeated. I appreciate you and the team putting us in this position. Go kill it. Shut down the Arkansas run game and knock MM out of the game with blitzes of clean hits. It is time to play like Auburn again.
Dye hard and a little disapointed,
Wilbur Churchill...the King of Tigerland