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Looks like the Gus Bus needs a new driver.

When you can’t even keep up with Malzahn breaking in a true freshman quarterback, that… isn’t good.

It’s sure gonna be ironic if the reason Gus gets canned is because the offensive genius can’t field a competent offense.

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TFW your rabbit’s foot deserts you

One thing that sucked about last night was that it ruined the very enjoyable buzz I’d gotten from the afternoon’s entertainment.

For example, this is what happens when passengers on the Gus Bus aren’t happy:

Yeah, that worked out well, Chad.

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Serving fake juice on the Gus Bus

Man, this is really straining to come up with an emotional edge.

Auburn offensive coordinator Chad Morris was fired after one-plus season at Arkansas last November after posting a 4-18 record during his tenure. Staying in the SEC West, Morris will get to see his former program this weekend when the Razorbacks travel to Auburn…

“I would say it’s definitely personal for (Morris),” center Nick Brahms said, via the Princeton Daily Clarion. “Nobody takes him for granted, because he’s a great person and a great man and a great coach. This is his former team that he coached for, so we’re going to play hard for him.”

You don’t manage to win 20% of the games you coach, get canned for the results (receiving a $10 million buyout in the process) and somehow you’re the aggrieved party?

I’m just spitballing here, but maybe Morris would do better taking the whipping Georgia’s defense administered last week personally.

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Thrown under the Gus Bus

Oy.

Last Saturday in Athens gets easier to understand.

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“Just demoralizing.”

This PFF SEC Film Room post is certainly that — if you’re an Auburn fan.

In this week’s SEC Film Room, we will talk about Mac Jones’ development as a passer, the Georgia offensive line and, first, Bo Nix — who was hung out to dry against the Dawgs.

Lots of enjoyable stuff there, so take a read.

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Bo’s noes

It wasn’t a good night for Auburn’s latest in a succession of Heisman candidates.

Who knew that one of the keys to the game would turn out to be letting Nix throw the ball past the line of scrimmage?

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A lowdown, dirty shame

This sounds bad.

Auburn’s offense — the more things change, the more things stay the same against Georgia.

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It ain’t coachspeak if you can back it up.

No brag, just fact.

Make it six-for-six.

The only thing I can ding Kirbs for is pretending last night was a little different.  Nah.  Same old, same old.

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TFW beating a hated rival becomes a habit

Ho hum, I guess.

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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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