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The AUperations Order: FRAGORD 8, Ole Miss

The Tigers return home for the first time in almost a month to face Ole Miss.

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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 6: Kentucky Wildcats

FRAGORD 7: Arkansas Razorbacks

FRAGORD 8: Ole Miss Rebels

Time Zone Used Throughout: Central Daylight Time.

Light and Weather Data: Electric illumination may be used due to cloud cover, but should not be necessary. Currently there is a 0% chance of precipitation during the scheduled game time. Game time temperatures should be in the high 60s and low 70s, with humidity in the 60% region, and winds SE at 9-10mph.

Terrain: The immaculate turf of Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

1) SITUATION

a) Enemy -

Intelligence reports indicate the enemy is troublesome SEC Western Division foe. They are led by a coach similar in many respects to our own. On the field, they are led by a dynamic QB in Chad Kelly and one of the nation's best wide receivers in Laquon Treadwell. They also have a strong defensive unit anchored by an outstanding defensive end in Robert Nkemdiche. The Most Likely Course of Action is that they will attempt to beat the Tigers' defense with a balanced passing attack while holding off Auburn's offense. The Most Dangerous Course of Action is that they are able to maintain a successful air and ground attack while their defense stifles the Auburn running attack and forces the Tigers to rely on the catching abilities of our wide receivers.

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 welcoming and friendly 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: NONE. YEP. YOU READ THAT RIGHT. NONE. HE BACK.

2) MISSION

The Auburn Tigers Football Team competes against the Ole Miss Rebels on 31 October 2015 at 11:00am CDT at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL 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 Ole Miss Rebels 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 Arkansas 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 Jordan-Hare 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 Sunday when the Tigers return to the practice field.

Offense, the main effort, will attack the Ole Miss defense using power-runs and play-action passes. Protection of Sean White by the offensive line will be essential. Assuming the wide receivers can catch the ball, Auburn should open up the passing game. 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, Jason Smith, or other Auburn wide receivers should be attempted at least once per quarter. Peyton Barber should be given enough carries early on that by the 3rd and 4th quarter he's building up that late-game head of steam that has served him so well, this year. 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. Ole Miss does not have much in the way of a running game and will attempt to attack Auburn's suspect secondary through the air. The Ole Miss offensive line has been hit by injuries, but saw the return of one of the best offensive linemen in the nation last week against Texas A&M. The defensive line of Auburn should focus on getting to the quarterback and not allowing Chad Kelly time to get into a rhythm throwing the ball. Communication between defensive efforts is also key, and care should be taken with new or younger personnel who are still relatively inexperienced. Oh, and for the first time since the 2013 Iron Bowl, it's time to TURN CARL LOOSE IN JORDAN-HARE!

Special Teams, a supporting effort, will conduct all kicking and returning duties. Weather should not have an effect on the kicking game. The return team should provide holes for the return man. The return team should exercise caution, but definitely take advantages to use Auburn's speed on returns to set the offense up in good field position. 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. We started seeing rhythm and tempo over the last two weeks Build on that. Purpose: Move the ball into scoring position in order to score more points than the opponent.

(2) Defense. Task: Generate a pass rush to slow Chad Kelly down. Purpose: Keep Ole Miss from scoring points. Duh.

(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

Friday: 4:45, Reverse Tiger walk (front of Athletics Complex)

Saturday: 9:00am, Tiger Walk

Saturday: 9:40am, Spirit March

Saturday: 9:45am, Pep Rally (Heisman and Donahue)

Saturday: 10:44am, Eagle Flight

Saturday: 10:48am, Band takes the field

Saturday: H Hour: 11:00am, Game Begins

4) SUSTAINMENT

a) Logistics

(1) Supply: No change

(2) Transportation: Charter Bus 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, XM 84

The time is now FOOTBALL. What are your questions?