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The AUperations Order, FRAGORD 7: Arkansas Razorbacks

Our military operations order style preview series continues

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

AUperations Order: 2016 Football Season.

FRAGORD 1, Clemson.

FRAGORD 2, Arkansas State.

FRAGORD 3, Texas A&M Aggies.


FRAGORD 5, Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

FRAGORD 6, Mississippi State Bulldogs

UPDATE: In order to try to make these more enjoyable, all changes from previous versions are in bold. Maybe you'll see parts I've changed every week recently that you didn't noticed I'd changed.

FRAGORD 7, Arkansas Razorbacks

Task Organization: The Auburn Tigers will be organized using this week's depth chart.


a) Enemy -

Intelligence reports indicate that the Auburn Tigers' opponent for Week 6 is a Southeastern Conference team led by a one of the better passing quarterbacks and receiving corps in the conference. They have had a some ups and downs this season with close wins of games they should have won big, tough loses, and very good wins. The enemy will attempt to shut down Auburn's offensive attack on the ground with what is a relatively weak rushing defense and force the Tigers to win with Sean White throwing the football. Their running game has not been as physical - though it is still good - as previous seasons, and they will attempt to establish balance on offense to take advantage of Auburn's secondary in the passing game.

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 populace will be very supportive of the Auburn Tigers. This will be an evening game against an SEC opponent, so the crowd should be loud, rowdy, and ready to support the Tigers

d) Attachments & Detachments:

Attachments: Auburn University Marching Band, Auburn Cheerleaders, Aubie the Tiger, Nova and/or Spirit

Detachments: None


The Auburn Tigers Football Team take on the Arkansas Razorbacks at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama at 1700 hours local time, in order to advance the program's goal of reaching the SEC Championship and College Football Post Season.


a) Concept of the Operation.

The football team will play four quarters of fast, physical football against all opponents 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 - begins at the end of the Mississippi State game and ends with the team departing for the Remain Over Night (RON) site in Montgomery. Phase 1 contains extra time this period due to the bye week. Phase 2 - the travel phase - begins upon arrival at the RON site and ends with Tiger Walk. Phase 3 - the execution phase - begins upon arrival at the 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 conduct fast-paced, minimal communication attacks against the enemy utilizing multiple air and land-based weapons systems. Sean White will lead the unit on the field with quick, accurate passes, good reads of the defense on read-option plays, and effective driving of a fast-paced tempo. The Tigers played one of the most efficient halves of football of any team in the nation in the first half of the Mississippi State game, and they should look to recreate that type of game plan with runs and passes. More passes on early downs, plays using tendencies for misdirection, etc should be expected. With Arkansas having one of the weaker rushing defenses in the conference, Auburn should maintain the last two games' offensive line personnel and lean heavily on the running backs to demoralize the Arkansas defense. Fast, decisive play with minimal substitutions should be the goal. At least 1-2 deep shots should be taken per quarter to back the defense off the line. Through speed of maneuver, simplicity in planning, and security of ball-control, the offense will attack the defense and cross the opponent's goal line as quickly and as often as possible.

Defense, a supporting effort, will employ fast/physical assaults on the opponent's offense. Arkansas is led by one of the better quarterbacks in the SEC in Austin Allen. Auburn will need to focus on pressuring Allen and forcing errant throws that allow the defensive backs to make plays on the ball. He will be a very tough test for the Tiger secondary. In addition, Auburn needs to shut down the Razorbacks' rushing attack and prevent the Hawgs from developing any balance. Creating frustration and getting them out of their comfort zone should be the goal. Through surprise, mass, and economy of force, the defense will prevent the opposing offense from crossing the Auburn goal line through expending of their downs or through creating turnovers.

Special Teams, a supporting effort, will conduct all kicking and return duties. #Legatron will hopefully not be needed for short field goals and is available for trick plays. Through maneuver, simplicity, mass, and economy of force, special teams will attempt to score points when supporting the offensive efforts and prevent opponents from scoring points while supporting defensive efforts.

Fans, a supporting effort, will conduct themselves in a manner befitting proper sportsmanship standards while still loudly cheering on the Auburn Tigers football team and disrupting the opponents' game plan, rhythms, snap counts, etc.

b) Task to Subordinate Units

(1) Offense. Task: No Change. Purpose: No Change.

(2) Defense. Task: No Change. Purpose: No Change.

(3) Special Teams. Task: No Change. Purpose: No Change.

c) Coordinating Instructions

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

(2) Timeline

Times will be adjusted based on subsequent operations.




Depart for RON site


3:00pm: Tiger Walk

3:40pm: Spirit March

3:45pm: Pep Rally

4:44pm: Eagle Flight

4:48pm: Band takes the field

5:01pm: Kickoff

(3) Uniform

Auburn fans should wear blue for this game.


a) Logistics

(1) Supply: The team will be supplied with all equipment needed by the equipment managers

(2) Transportation: Auburn will be transported to and from the RON site by bus

(3) Fan Information: For more info, see the official Gameday Primer.

b) Personnel

Casualty collection point will be the Auburn locker room.

c) Medical

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


a) Command

(1) Location of Commander: No Change

(2) Succession of Command: No Change

b) Control

(1) Higher Unit Location: No Change

c) Signal

(1) Call Signs: No Change

(2) Challenge and Password: PLAYER / SAFETY

(3) Running Password: ELEVATOR.

(4) Frequencies


Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Auburn Network

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