Ok, so, there's not a lot, but there's still some things to talk about, here. I know they had confidence in Peyton Barber, and with good reason, but I really don't think Barber needs to be the every-down back. Can he be? Absolutely, he can. That's why he's run for almost 1000 yards this season. However, Robinson just has that extra move and burst that allows him to get bigger gains and break open more explosive plays.
I thought Dampeer said a few weeks back that he would be available by this week? I guess there was a set back, since Avery Young is the #2 Center behind Danzey this week. It's a shame to have this situation for the reason that we do. At least we weren't told Golson's injury was season-ending. The last two weeks we've had to report on someone out for the year.
I do agree that Jeremy Johnson has gotten better. That might sound crazy after Auburn's overall offensive performance this weekend, but it's true in my eyes. In the UGA game he wasn't asked to do much, but I don't think I can say he made a bad read. Bad pass? Yes, absolutely. The interception he threw way over Tony Stevens. He over threw someone on the sideline on a key 3rd down late. There was the Kerryon Johnson overthrow on what would have been a huge gain, if not a touchdown. He doesn't look lost in the backfield like he did against LSU. So, yes, that's an improvement. Now if we could get him to throw the ball accurately downfield.
Gus Malzahn "The bottom line is when we don't do well offensively that's on me"— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) November 17, 2015
Auburn's Gus Malzahn in review: "Our defense did a very good job. I see them getting better each week. Offensively, we didn't get it done."— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) November 17, 2015
Malzahn said they went with Peyton Barber more in the second half "We've got confidence in both of them"— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) November 17, 2015
The thinking of Jovon Robinson only getting 4 carries in second half? Had confidence in Peyton Barber.— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) November 17, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: "I think everyone can see" Sean White is not 100 percent, probably going with Jeremy Johnson as starter— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) November 17, 2015
Malzahn on Austin Golson "It's going to be tough on Austin to play this week" tweaked knee last week. Avery Young No. 2 center this week— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) November 17, 2015
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: Shon Coleman little banged up, no timeline for Xavier Dampeer's return— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) November 17, 2015
Malzahn on lack of big plays in passing game "that's what we've got to solve"— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) November 17, 2015
Malzahn says Robert Leff has been impressive this season when pressed into duty— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) November 17, 2015
Malzahn: Jeremy Johnson went through a storm early in season, but has settled in the last two weeks. (Sorry, that's what he said)— John Zenor (@jzenor) November 17, 2015
BONUS: #LEGATRON WAY TOO HUMBLE
Understated Daniel Carlson of Auburn, who has hit 14 straight field goals: "I think I've done a pretty good job of what I've been asked."— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) November 17, 2015