Reply To: Miss. State
I’m hoping for continued improvement on both sides of the ball. I know some folks are worried about all the yards our defense has given up, but the performance Saturday Night was the first time in a long time that I felt like our D was playing “Auburn Defense”. I loved seeing us swarm to the ball and the line started wreaking havoc in the backfield. I’ve found myself watching our guys play defense on the replay like I used to! Still a lot of work to do, but I’m happy to see that Coach Garner is getting the line going. The corners are looking good as well. Frost was on his way to a break out game before the ejection and the others filled in admirably enough in his absence.
As for the offense: I feel like we’ve been holding back. Maybe that’s not the right word, but we’re not seeing the pace we should expect. Whether that’s due to letting the guys get their feet wet or an inability to perform at that level I don’t know. Watching Gus talk after the game on the football review I almost feel like they know they’ve got some surprises in store for opponents. Wish it was Saturday!