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The Operations Order: FRAGORD 2: Jacksonville State Gamecocks

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The second in my new series. Complete with light & weather data, terrain, and a complete timeline so you don't miss all of the fun events inside/outside the stadium!

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

The base OPORD for the 2015 football season can be found here. FRAGORD 1: Louisville can be found here. Remember, this is a work in progress. I welcome suggestions for changes.

FRAGORD 2: Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Time Zone Used Throughout: Central Daylight Time.

Light and Weather Data: There is a chance of rain and storms during game time. Full daytime illumination can be expected, though it may be obscured by cloud cover. Storms should move out before game time, however. High temperature during game time window is expected to be in the mid-70s.

Terrain: The immaculate turf of Pat Dye Field.

1) SITUATION

a) Enemy -

Intelligence reports indicate the enemy is an undermanned (63 vs 85 scholarships) but determined fighting force still capable of giving the Auburn Tigers trouble. They are a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, highly regarded at their level of play, and are predicted to gain a spot in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and also possibly compete for the National Championship. They utilize a ground attack that gained 300+ yards on the ground in their first week of the season. Many of their players are FBS transfers - some former Auburn Tigers - and they will be highly motivated to prove themselves. Most Likely Course of Action: Jacksonville State is able to keep the game close for a quarter, but talent and depth win out for a large Auburn victory. Most Dangerous Course of Action: Jeremy Johnson struggles, injuries hinder the Tigers from playing at full strength, and Jacksonville State is able to keep the game close enough for a final deadly strike.

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 is highly supportive of the Auburn Tigers. There will be a contingent of visiting fans hostile to the Tigers, but the overwhelming number will support Auburn.

d) Attachments & Detachments:

Attachments: Auburn University Marching Band, Auburn Cheerleaders, Aubie the Tiger, War Eagle VII

Detachments: None

2) MISSION

The Auburn Tigers Football Team competes against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on 12 September 2015 at 11:00am CDT at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL in order to advance in rankings towards the College Football Playoff.

3) EXECUTION

a) Concept of the Operation.

The football team will play four quarters of fast, physical football against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 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 Louisville game and will end when the team departs for the Remain Over Night (RON) site in Montgomery on Friday afternoon. 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 upon the team's arrival back at the athletic facility in Auburn.

Offense, the main effort, will attack the JSU defense using power-runs and play-action passes. The focus should be on plays that help Jeremy Johnson gain confidence in himself and his fellow players. This will consist of short, underneath routes, check-downs upon covered receivers, and deep passing attacks 1-2 times per quarter. Liberal application of ground assaults using one of four running backs should be exercised, as well.

Defense, a supporting effort, will employ fast/physical assaults on the opponent's offense. Jacksonville State's offensive line is young with three sophomores and two seniors listed as starters with mostly freshmen behind them. The defensive line of Auburn should take advantage of this and attack fast and hard to limit the opponent's offensive production. As most of their yards in their opening game were gained on the ground, special attention will need to be focused on the interior of the line and the linebackers filling run gaps.

Special Teams, a supporting effort, will conduct all kicking and returning duties. Rain is possible during the game time window and this could affect kicking the football. In addition, MOTHRATRON may alter wind patterns if winds begin swirling within the stadium. The return team should provide holes for the return man. 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. 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

Times will be adjusted based on subsequent operations.

Sunday-Thursday: Practice/Preparation

Friday: 4:45 pm. Depart for RON site (Reverse Tiger Walk)

Saturday: 9:00am, Tiger Walk

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

Saturday: 10:00am, Video Board Presentation Begins

Saturday: H - 1:00, Pre-game warm-ups

Saturday: 10:44: Eagle Flight

Saturday: 10:48: Band Enters the Field

Saturday: H Hour: 11:01am, Game Begins

4) SUSTAINMENT

a) Logistics

(1) Supply: No change

(2) Transportation: Charter Bus will take the team from Auburn to Montgomery for 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

No Change

The time is now FOOTBALL. What are your questions?