Here comes the Gus Bus.

Welp, there’s a lot to like in this paragraph.

Auburn opened as a 13 1/2-point underdog for the latest installment of The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry against No. 5 Georgia, according to VegasInsider.com. The Tigers, who were favored in each of their first nine games this season, travel to Sanford Stadium on Saturday…

Quantity and quality.  I’m impressed.

Of course, that can only mean one thing.  Georgia is about to get Auburn’s best shot.

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64 responses to “Here comes the Gus Bus.

  1. I have no doubt we’re going to get the Tigers’ best shot. They know they have no shot at beating Bama this year and probably believe Saban is going to RUTS on them after the game last year. Therefore, Saturday is the game to salvage their season and knock us out of the playoff.

    Dawgs, a wounded tiger is at its most dangerous. Let’s put it out of its misery on Saturday. Be there early and be loud.

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  2. dawgfan1995

    The story below it in the feed I got had this nugget, though:

    -The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry featured a line between Georgia -3 and Georgia -5 this summer at various sportsbooks. Auburn won outright last year as a 2.5-point road underdog in the regular season, and lost as a 1.5-point underdog in last year’s SEC Championship Game. This is Auburn’s largest underdog spot against Georgia since 2012, when the Tigers lost 38-0 as a 15.5-point home underdog.

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  3. Paul

    Their long snappah, oh what the hell. Auburn sucks.

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  4. Mark my words – this game will not be close. And though I’ve never bet on a game and probably never will, UGA will cover the spread. AU should be 5-4 right now, and how TAMU snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on Saturday I’ll never know, being up 13 points with 5 minutes left and a J-H stadium 1/3rd empty from those who already left.

    I’m thinking a 31-13 type outcome; maybe worse, as AU simply is not a good team this year.

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    • illini84

      A lot of the “fans” were never there.

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    • Russ

      Agreed. Without a transcendent player or pure luck, Auburn hasn’t given us trouble in 10+ years. We will stomp them for sure. It won’t be close.

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    • stoopnagle

      31-13 is the basic variant of any UGA score this year.

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    • DawgByte

      This is one of those rivalries where you have to disregard the record of each team. Auburn will loaded for bear and looking to spoil our season. We’ll once again (3 weeks in a row) have to play our A game. The good news is Georgia seems to be coming together.

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    • Don’t forget, and I’ve said this before…Gus is VERY overrated as a HBC and as an offensive genius, especially in big games.
      Stidham, the Big-12 reject who couldn’t win the starting job on a below average Baylor team, is also NOT a big game QB. He doesn’t just melt under pressure, he evaporates.

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  5. We come again to the game for which I covet victory more than any other.
    The insufferable arrogance of Auburn and their fans generates more revulsion in me than any other opponent. If I had them on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the highest rating of my hatred, Auburn would be 297. Florida would be 99 and Tech would be 50. Gus simply makes me want to puke. And don’t get me started on their collection of gang bangers and their cheap shots on our players. The WarPlainsmenTigerEagles and their apparent gender identity crisis continues. It is my sincere hope that the Dawgs play a better conference game this year against these thugs than last and keep in mind that we are now not coasting into the SECCG and our appointment with Darth Saban but are playing for a spot in the four. And that will require great football and convincing wins, here on out.

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  6. And great game against the Cats on Saturday, boys. Well done. (One wonders, though, how many failed goal line scoring attempts it will take before Chaney gets his head handed to him….)

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Since we played Auburn twice last year, it’s now “The South’s Oldest Rivalry.” We started earlier than the pointy headed intellectuals (apologies Senator) at Virginia and Chapel Hill, and have played the same number of games.

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  8. Jack Burton

    “Georgia is about to get Auburn’s best shot”

    Riveting insight Senator Barnhart!

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  9. Russ

    I don’t care much for Auburn.

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  10. Castleberry

    Not for nothing, but this will be our second opponent coming off a win they shouldn’t have earned. Too bad they didn’t vault up into the polls.

    Also, S/P+ likes them. I was wrong last week, but my gut says this is a little closer than we’d all like.

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  11. Macallanlover

    There are enough AU players from Georgia that emotions have to be factored in how much fight the Tigers bring to Sanford, no denying that. But there are flaws in the AU scheme and chemistry that no one foresaw going into the season. Scheme and talent cannot be ignored, both favor UGA, but the chemistry issue will determine how close this game will be.

    For weeks now there has been an undercurrent on Auburn boards about a split in the locker room that seems to involve a group of players and Stidham. He has never jelled in his time on the Plains, I am not sure the last 5 minute collapse by A&M will heal several months of discord. I have no inside info about this, could just be a message board meme but there has been a lot of smoke during their 2018 flop. We will still have to come out firing and get them down but, if true, that alleged split could make the difference about how hard they fight on the road in a hostile environment.

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    • stoopnagle

      “Flaws” like “can’t run the ball at all.” Yes, flaws, for sure!

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      • Macallanlover

        True, their OL is really bad and the RBs are mediocre. Gus has always worked off the run when they have clicked. This year they mega flawed, which has seemed to bring their D down as they wear out. Have no pity for the glorious bastards, none at all. Glad it is at night, out guys will get a rowdy welcome home.

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  12. steve

    Read the comments in the linked AL.com report. As of ~0850 there were >65 and are broken down into 3 groups: 1. Auburn’s psychologically crippling obsession on Alabama bordering on thought-stalking. The article isn’t even about Saban and the commenters can’t control their fingers not to type his name and the concept of ‘douchebag’ in the same sentence. Makes up about 33%. 2. Disgusted Auburn fans looking for the nearest wood chipper to relocate Gus. They gave this plate of Ramen Noodles a price-tag that you would get for USDA Prime Waygu tenderloin and now wonder why it is being served wet in a bowl with no sizzle. 50% of commentators. 3. Deluded AU fans who are calling a cabbage leaf a condom and will wonder why their girlfriend is pregnant Sunday morning. All the rest.
    As long as there is an Auburn we will never see the bottom of the cellar.

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  13. Austin

    Black jerseys are a must to win this game. 😉

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  14. Whiskeydawg

    Looking forward to the Gus Bus

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  15. NoAxeToGrind

    The wise thing to do for the team, as well as the coaching staff on Saturday, and this means you, Chaney, is don’t be stupid. You can’t cure stupid. No repeat of the fXXX up as at LSU when UGA had the ball on the LSU 39, as I recall, and run stupid plays.

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  16. PTC DAWG

    From the LSU/BAMA game..

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  17. Texas Dawg

    I’m sure the Awbarn faithful are excited to know that they extended Gus last year and they have may more wonderful years of having him roam the sidelines

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  18. TMC DAWG

    Being back at home and a night game will help the dawgs: we will play our best game yet to date,

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  19. dawgfan

    Didn’t Auburn have trouble breaking 30 on Ole Miss? Is their front 7 better than KY? Cleveland and Lamont should be back. I’m with Vegas unless we start slow. Dawgs on top by at least 2 TDs.

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