Your “Auburn in October… wut?” game day post

[You didn’t think I was gonna pass up the opportunity to post that, did you?]

Okay, it’s happening and it feels weird.  But it’s the hand we’ve been dealt, so play it, we must.  Random bullet points:

  • I do not think this is going to be a game for the ages.  Both defenses are sufficiently better than the opposing offenses for that.
  • Against Georgia last year at Auburn, Bo Nix was Auburn’s leading rusher.  Last week versus Kentucky, Bo Nix was Auburn’s leading rusher.  That’s a good sign, but better would be Georgia’s defense clamping down on Nix, too.
  • Auburn was +3 in turnover margin last week, which was the defining factor in a game that saw them outgained and losing the time of possession stat.  Needless to say, that can’t happen tonight.
  • Seth Williams is a handful.  Will Georgia’s secondary be able to manage him?
  • One thing that needs to improve on Georgia’s part this week is the screen game, which blew against Arky.  Assuming Kevin Steele intends to bring maximum pressure against Georgia’s o-line and QB whenever the opportunity presents itself (wouldn’t you?), Monken better have some answers.  A competent screen game would be near or at the top of that list.
  • Please feed Zeus tonight, early and often.
  • I like — no, make that love — the matchup of Georgia’s front seven against Auburn’s offensive line.
  • Williams aside, I am a little concerned about whomever Auburn puts in the slot.  Georgia’s coverage from the star last week wasn’t always the stoutest.
  • Another solid game from Georgia’s special teams would be nice.

Bottom line, assuming my usual turnover caveat, points are going to be hard to come by tonight.  I’m not sure Georgia hits 20 and I think it likely Auburn won’t.  Let’s say Dawgs win, but by less than the 6.5.

Have at it in the comments.  See you on the other side.

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137 responses to “Your “Auburn in October… wut?” game day post

  1. benco04

    I keep coming back to the turnovers UK had. What’s the game look like if Kentucky is able to hang onto the ball a bit better? You could say the same about us against Ark, but we had two turnovers of our own.

    There is no good-on-good in this game, except maybe for Williams and whoever covers him. The units qualities are pretty disparate across the board. And for me, that generally equals a jimmies and joes kind of game. We have lots of them on defense. UGA by 6, perhaps 23-17.

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  2. Russ

    I’m thinking we hold them under 14, say 13. We score 20+. Defensive struggle but the good guys win tonight.

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  3. californiadawg

    I think we’ll see an inverse of last year’s matchup. Auburn will take the lead early as our offense comes out slow again, but we’ll wear them down and come away with the win. 28-21 dawgs.

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  4. Holiday Inn Bagman

    I like having Tyson Campbell back healthy this year to line up against Williams. He had a great first game and is a better physical matchup.

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  5. DaveinAZ

    This I know for sure. If all of the above predictions come true, I will be miserable the entire game! Please! Let’s have some early success on offense!!

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    • rigger92

      Haha, yeah, I hear you. But, when we score it will be because an individual effort, IMHO. There will be a few scores that come out of nowhere, unless out O gels and becomes a solid side of the ball.

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  6. SBIV came close to throwing a couple of picks last week. Can’t give them any cheap scores tonite. Running game must do better than it did vs Arky.

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  7. theotherdoug

    I’ll go ahead and say it. We whip their ass!

    UGA 38
    Auburn 6

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    • willypmd

      Yeah, I’m strangely optimistic as well.

      I think we score in the 30’s and Auburn in the high teens low 20’s

      I’ll go 31-20

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    First shots of the crowd shows dozens without masks. FFS, we really want to show the nation how fucking dumb people can be on prime time TV!? Unbelievable!

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  9. gurkhadawg

    Weird seeing Sanford that empty. It’s the fewest people I’ve seen at Sanford since I went to a couple of spring games in the ‘70’s.

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  10. mddawg

    Fuck ’em up!

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  11. That’s the code, Mailman… let the leather packages FLY…! [dirty Aubrun finally pays]

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  12. Got Cowdog

    Stetson Tarkenton?

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  13. gurkhadawg

    Is that Joe Burrow play QB for Georgia?

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  14. gurkhadawg

    Someone tell me again about how Auburn is going to blow out the Dawgs.

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    • Got Cowdog

      I’ve been keeping my mouth shut all week. A little good Irish whiskey and a couple of Guinness? I’m feeling salty…
      Looks like the Dawgs are too.

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  15. FlyingPeakDawg

    I just wanted to stop by and say I hate Auburn. Thank you.

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  16. DaveinAZ

    Run it down their throat and then 3 passes from the 4? Breaking tendencies I guess

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  17. DaveinAZ

    Forgot to mention…I like drivin in my truck!

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  18. gurkhadawg

    Perfect pass by Mailman. We have our QB.

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  19. dawgman3000

    Mail.Freaking.Man.

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  20. Got Cowdog

    Fuck! You can’t do it much better than that! 17 to zip.

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  21. Doggoned

    If I’m dreaming, do not wake me. HBTFD!

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  22. FlyingPeakDawg

    What the hell…let’s go score another TD before the half.

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  23. gurkhadawg

    There’s going to be a blowout, just not the one the douchebags thought.

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  24. Got Cowdog

    Got-day-um. That kind of shit will suck the life out of a defense in a hurry. I’ll drink to that.

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  25. DaveinAZ

    Barrett Salee…Genius football analyst!

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  26. FlyingPeakDawg

    The only thing better than a beat down of Auburn would be for UGA to be smuggled onto the field, let off leash, and have him run, leap, and bite Gus in the nuts.

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  27. Essentially, Game Over. I say unleash the Mail for the remainder of this bloodbath; see what SBIV can do with his sexxy arm.

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  28. gurkhadawg

    Is it too early to start the Mailman for Heisman campaign?

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  29. FlyingPeakDawg

    SEC talent – an embarrassment of riches. SEC officiating – a tragic embarrassment.

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  30. We still have football iq to learn. But we got everything else

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  31. I really want Landers to succeed and turn his career around at UGA but his lack of effort there is symptomatic of why he will be a meme forever. He was wide open and he wasn’t running his route all out. Cost us a TD on a good throw by Bennett. Too bad.

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  32. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Fucking Matt Landers.

    STOP PLAYING FUCKING MATT LANDERS!!!

    Don’t let that stupid motherfucker see the field ever again.

    Walk-in TD. He would’ve had a walk-in TD. He gave up on the route when he had his guy beat. What a stupid, lazy asshole.

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  33. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Kirby needs to cycle stupid fucking Matt Landers out of the program tonight. Enough is enough is enough.

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    • You are a stupid person. Evidence: your mouth

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        I know you are but what am I?

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        • A POS internet warrior

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

            Your lack of self-awareness in this moment is only undercut by the irony.

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            • I’m a 6 times combat deployed Air Force pilot. That Went to J soc. 1995 University of Georgia. That has your worked at 5 blogs been on podcasts eSPN radio. You sound like a petulant child

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              • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

                You had a blog and podcast? Cool. Cool cool cool.

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              • hialtdawg

                THANK YOU!!!! Chuckdawg!!!! I’m printing this out to take to work. I tell everyone at work they should shit on veterans and that mediocre veterans are lionised and more privileged than the damn Kardashians. Sadly, I’m the only veteran they interact with so my awesomeness and goddamn humility ruins the point. You came through like a champ and an Air Force pilot to boot?

                Thank you for my service and your shitty posts.

                p.s. I put the over/under at coffee spewing through people’s noses at 3 when I get to drop this on everyone

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                • Feel free to go fuck yourself. Seriously.

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                • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

                  In the Marine Corps we have a saying about the kind of guys who like to brag or tell everyone about their service as some kind of trump card to win an argument, especially on an internet comment board:

                  If you have to brag and tell everyone what you did, you didn’t do shit. Even if you did.

                  Guys I know with Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts don’t talk this much.

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  34. I rarely get down on players but I’m ready to see Landers ride the pine or transfer. This isn’t a one play or one game thing with him.

    LeCounte made a perfect tackle in this targeting era. Not sure what else he could have done.

    We look good and I’m thoroughly shocked how the game has gone so far tbh. There is another half, though.

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  35. TN Dawg

    Been working all night.

    How bad is Auburn beating us?

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  36. I really have to wonder if Landers has dirt on someone to still be able to see the field.

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  37. Got Cowdog

    Blatant facemask on aubrun… no call.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      How is it the refs never seem to see the face masks or hands to the face against us? Maybe @3yearletterman is right. Anti-Georgia Deep State at work!

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  38. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    A little bit of the bend don’t break from the Georgia defense there.

    The Bulldogs need to answer that Auburn field goal drive with a score of their own to not lose momentum.

    — Tony Barnhart. Probably.

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  39. Auburn’s OTs need to send thank you cards to this officiating crew. Holy shit!

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  40. I have heard all these people say that the zamir and cook were not anything. They have been awesome

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  41. Blastin off to a great 1st half and then grinding the freak out of your opponent is totally good freaking football

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  42. debbybalcer

    Pickens got called for holding but Auburn’s line holds all day

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  43. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    In other news, my man Mike Leach is doing Mike Leach things in playing Arkansas way too close and might actually lose the game.

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    • Got Cowdog

      No offense to the Pirate, but I like Sam Pittman and it won’t hurt my feelings if Arky is better than everyone thought.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        My fanboying over Mike Leach ends at the feet of the Pitt Boss. I too love that man.

        Yesssiiiiiiirrrrrr!

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    • J.R. Clark

      Leach is a mouth-breathing moron. So far he’s coaching like he always does. He will win one game he shouldn’t (check) and lose two that he shouldn’t (one down, one to go). He is in no way, shape, or form a genius.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        There you are. You were missing all week. You know what’s interesting?

        It’s actually YOU who has the Mike Leach obsession. That you can’t see it is absolutely hilarious.

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  44. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    WEBB!!!

    Dude has a nose for making play! Safety last week, INT this week! Love that Dawg! Maximum effort!

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  45. Hot fucking damn. Beating the shit out out of au

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  46. DaveinAZ

    I think we have us an OC!

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      Love that screen call to that specific player.

      Chaney or Coley would’ve ran it for Landers or something.

      Bobo would’ve called a draw.

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  47. I’ve never worn a man’s Jersey and never will. But I reckon we all need to go buy a Stetson Bennett Jersey

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    • Got Cowdog

      My Boykin buddy squats and shivers looking at the fetch dummy in the water until I say “fetch up”.
      I wonder how long it will take me to change it to “13”.
      Probably not long, she’s pretty sharp for a Spaniel.

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      • Honestly have no idea what you just said

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        • Got Cowdog

          LOL. My bad.
          My hunting dog is a Boykin Spaniel, her name is Hazel. She’s a retriever, a water dog. She had to learn not to retrieve until told to, as I don’t want her to jump on the first bird she sees fall. It disrupts the birds flying in, and she will naturally mark the birds she sees fall as long as she is sitting with me. Her command to retrieve is “Fetch up” and as many times as I say “Fetch up” she’ll sail and look for a bird, or in this case a dummy. We practice most every day, it’s her jam.
          Thing is I could change “fetch up” to “13” pretty easy since she knows what she’s supposed to do anyway. I was making a reference to Stetson by Dawg Bennett’s number…13.
          Go Dawgs…

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          • RangerRuss

            I’m proud to say I understood. I know folks in Sakerlina that raise and sale blooded Boykins. Most become the USCum version of yard carps.

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            • Got Cowdog

              Hah! Hazel is the shit. She knows a few commands:
              Un-uh: Stay
              Sshh: Be still and quiet. Stay
              Hunt close: Come back
              Hey!: Look at me
              Fetch up: See above
              Give it: Put whatever you have in your mouth in my hand
              For fun? “Let’s run down the hill”, “Let’s ride on the boat”, and her very favorite: “Saddle up let’s go see Papa.”

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            • Got Cowdog

              Seriously, I pitched a fit when my wife brought her home. I didn’t want another dog, much less an over/inbred specialty breed. Turns out she’s the best all around dog I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

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  48. Grilled fried auburn in October is still sweet

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  49. The clock is now a bitch. Lol.

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  50. Derek

    I tried to tell y’all:

    Auburn shouldn’t have shown up.

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  51. We are kicking their ass

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  52. Never in doubt. I like driving in my truck

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  53. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    I wish Kirby would’ve allowed the offense to throw the ball to win more in the second half. We had the offense rolling in the first half, and he shut it down. Again. He has to stop doing this, because 27 points is not enough to beat Bama and win the SEC this year.

    We need to keep our foots on the gas, and I’m sick of not blowing out teams we should blow out. We should have over 40 points in this game.

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  54. Derek

    I guess leach And his fan boys need to stfu too!

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  55. Derek

    I like driving in my truck

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  56. Derek

    I don’t care for auburn

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  57. This is one the greatest Georgia football games of all time period

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  58. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Also, Gene Chizik looking like a dumbass on the SECN College Football Wrap-up Show right now. LOL.

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  59. DaveinAZ

    Classic Mike Leach team. Win a big one then lose to no one.

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  60. We just threw Auburn against the fence and said fuck you

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  61. jdawg108

    Why not let D’wan run a two minute drill? Find some rhythm.

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  62. debbybalcer

    How bout the. DAWGS and congrats to Coach Pittman on Arkansas.

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  63. cbinpc

    Asking for a friend … what’s the drive a truck reference? Been following for a while but can’t put that one together

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