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The AUperations Order: FRAGORD 7, Arkansas Razorbacks

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Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

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 6: Kentucky Wildcats

FRAGORD 7: Arkansas Razorbacks

Time Zone Used Throughout: Central Daylight Time.

Light and Weather Data: Electric illumination may be necessary due to inclement weather. Currently there is a 45% chance of precipitation around kickoff, decreasing steadily by game's end. Game time temperatures should be in the low 60s, with humidity in the 80% region, and winds N at 9mph.

Terrain: Synthetic turf of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

1) SITUATION

a) Enemy -

Intelligence reports indicate the enemy is troublesome SEC Western Division foe. They are coached by a pompous blowhard who has tried his best to create a major rivalry with Auburn over the last few years. On the field, they are led by an experienced QB in Brandon Allen and a talented running back in Alex Collins. The Most Likely Course of Action is that they will attempt to beat the Tigers' defense with a punishing 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: Carl Lawson will make the trip, but will not play.

2) MISSION

The Auburn Tigers Football Team competes against the Arkansas Razorbacks on 24 October 2015 at 11:00am CDT at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Arkansas 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 Arkansas Razorbacks 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 practice following the Kentucky game and will end with the Reverse Tiger Walk on Friday afternoon 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 Razorback 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 Arkansas defense using power-runs and play-action passes. Given Arkansas' pass defense statistics and how Sean White performed against Kentucky, the plan should consist of a number of Sean White passes backed up by the entire arsenal of Auburn running plays. A healthy dose of the Kerryon Johnson wildcat play will likely be utilized, as well. Explosive plays via deep passes to Ricardo Louis, Tony Stevens, or other Auburn wide receivers should be attempted at least once per quarter. 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. Arkansas' running back is highly talented and will likely be the main feature in their offensive attack. The Razorback offensive line is one of the largest in the nation and will attempt to impose their will on the Auburn defensive front. The defensive line of Auburn should focus on filling run gaps and containing the edges, while also finding some form of pass rush. 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 could have an effect on the kicking game as field conditions could be slippery, and the ball may be slippery, as well. The return team should provide holes for the return man. If possible, Johnathan Ford should return most kickoffs given his success the previous weeks. 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. Play like last week against Kentucky, please (except that 3rd quarter). Purpose: Move the ball into scoring position in order to score more points than the opponent.

(2) Defense. No change

(3) Special Teams. No change

c) Coordinating Instructions

(1) Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR): No change

(2) Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIR): No change

(3) Friendly Force Intelligence Requirements (FFIR): No change

(4) Essential Elements of Friendly Information (EEFI): No change

(2) Timeline

Saturday: 9:00am, Tiger Walk

Saturday: 9:15am, Auburn Will Call Opens

Saturday: H Hour: 11:00am, 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: SEC Network

Stream: WatchESPN

Internet Audio: Auburn IMG Network

Satellite Radio: Sirius, XM 190

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