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The AUperations Order: FRAGORD 6, Kentucky Wildcats

Auburn hits the road for the second time this season and will wear the Stormtrooper Whites for the first time.

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I went all the way back to 2005 for this picture.
I went all the way back to 2005 for this picture.
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The base OPORD for the 2015 football season can be found here.

FRAGORD 1: Louisville

FRAGORD 2: Jacksonville State

FRAGORD 3: LSU

FRAGORD 4: Mississippi State

FRAGORD 5: San Jose State

FRAGORD 5: Kentucky Wildcats

Time Zone Used Throughout: Central Daylight Time.

Light and Weather Data: Electric illumination will be necessary due to game time. Currently there is a 0% chance of precipitation around kickoff, increasing to 15% by game's end. Game time temperatures should be in the 50s, with humidity in the 40-60% region, and winds SW at 4-5mph.

Terrain: Synthetic turf of Commonwealth Stadium

1) SITUATION

a) Enemy -

Intelligence reports indicate the enemy is an up-and-coming SEC Eastern Division foe. They are coached by a defensive-minded coach, and that has shown in their games so far this season. On the field, they are led by an experienced QB in Patrick Towles and a talented running back in Stanley Williams. The Most Likely Course of Action is that they will attempt to beat the Tigers' defense with explosive plays and use their defense to smother Auburn's ground attack. The Most Dangerous Course of Action is that they are able to sustain long drives to wear down the Auburn defense while keeping the ball out of the Auburn offense's hands.

b) Friendly -

(1) Higher Unit Mission Two Levels Up: No Change

(2) Higher Unit Mission One Level Up: No Change

c) Civil Considerations:

The local population will be hostile to the Auburn Tigers.

d) Attachments & Detachments:

Attachments: Auburn Cheerleaders, Aubie the Tiger. Unknown whether the Auburn University Marching Band will be traveling with the team.

Detachments: Still Carl Lawson. Damn it.

2) MISSION

The Auburn Tigers Football Team competes against the Kentucky Wildcats on 15 October 2015 at 6:00pm CDT at ?Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY in order better the national perception of Auburn Football and to work towards post-season play.

3) EXECUTION

a) Concept of the Operation.

The football team will play four quarters of fast, physical football against the Kentucky Wildcats with each portion of the team performing special duties  assigned to them.

Scheme of Maneuver.

The operation will consist of multiple phases. Phase 1- the planning and preparation phase - began with Sunday's practice following the SJSU game and will end with the Reverse Tiger Walk on Wednesday when the team departs for the Remain Over Night (RON) site. Phase 2 - the travel phase - begins upon departure for the RON site and ends with Tiger Walk. Phase 3 - the execution phase - begins upon arrival at Commonwealth Stadium and consists of pre-game warm-ups and game activity. It will end upon completion of the contest. Phase 4 - the recovery phase - begins with post-game locker-room activities and ends upon the team's arrival back at the athletic facility in Auburn.

Offense, the main effort, will attack the KU defense using power-runs and play-action passes. The focus should, yes, again, just like the last few times, be on RUNNING THE DANG BALL, PAAAAAAWWWWWL, and getting the ball downfield. Kentucky's run defense has been suspect to sustained drives, and numerous helpings of Chunky PB & J just should enable the Tigers to move the ball down the field. Actually throwing the ball deep (no, seriously this time, THROW IT DEEP AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE) to prevent too many men plugging the running lanes will be essential. In addition, the offense should attempt to stay ahead of the chains, not beat itself with penalties, and take advantage of pace in order to confuse the defense.

Defense, a supporting effort, will employ fast/physical assaults on the opponent's offense.Kentucky's running back is highly talented and will likely be the main feature in their offensive attack. He is an excellent pass-catcher, as well, and Kentucky will likely attempt to get him in space. The defensive line of Auburn should focus on filling run gaps and containing the edges, while also finding some form of pass rush. Please. Get in the QB's face. We need that to help the secondary. Communication between defensive efforts is also key, and care should be taken with new or younger personnel who are still relatively inexperienced.

Special Teams, a supporting effort, will conduct all kicking and returning duties. Weather should have no effect on the kicking game. The return team should provide holes for the return man. If possible, Johnathan Ford should return most kickoffs given his success the previous week. All advantages should be taken if it is observed that the opposing team has "only fat guys" on the field.

b) Task to Subordinate Units

(1) Offense. Task: Conduct fast/physical hurry-up, no-huddle offensive maneuvers via ground and air attacks. Please. Fast. Go fast. RUN TEMPO, DANG IT. Purpose: Move the ball into scoring position in order to score more points than the opponent.

(2) Defense. Task: Conduct attacking defensive schemes to block the opponent from moving the football toward the end-zone. Purpose: Prevent the opposing offense from scoring more points than the Auburn offense.

(3) Special Teams. Task: Conduct all kicking and returning activities. Purpose: To score points via the kicking and return game while preventing the opponent from scoring points via there special teams.

c) Coordinating Instructions

(1) Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR): Opposing team signals, tendencies, etc. Only to be obtained through ethical, legal means.

(2) Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIR): Injury to an Auburn football player. Loss of Auburn signals to the opposing team.

(3) Friendly Force Intelligence Requirements (FFIR): Health of all players on the Auburn football team. Any issues that affect team chemistry. Status of uniforms and equipment. Status of communications equipment.

(4) Essential Elements of Friendly Information (EEFI): Play calls, signals, game plans, exact injury status of any wounded players.

(2) Timeline

Thursday: 4:00pm, Tiger Walk

Thursday: 4:15pm, Auburn Will Call Opens

thursday: H Hour: 6:00pm, Game Begins

4) SUSTAINMENT

a) Logistics

(1) Supply: No change

(2) Transportation: Charter Aircraft will take the team from Auburn to the RON site and return the team to Auburn for the game

b) Personnel

No change

c) Medical

SEC Medical Observers will monitor each game for possible concussion issues. MEDEVAC is available upon request

5) COMMAND & SIGNAL

a) Command - No Change

b) Signal

1) Call Signs - No Change

2) Challenge / Password - No Change

3) Running Password - No Change

4) Frequencies

TV: ESPN

Stream: WatchESPN

Internet Audio: Auburn IMG Network

Satellite Radio: Sirius 84, XM 84

The time is now FOOTBALL. What are your questions?