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The AUperations Order, FRAGORD 8: Ole Miss Rebels

Our military operations order style preview series continues

Since I've moved on from the Auburn ROTC program, I have to use a picture of one of my first Cadets, now a Field Artillery Officer.
Since I've moved on from the Auburn ROTC program, I have to use a picture of one of my first Cadets, now a Field Artillery Officer.
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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

FRAGORD 7, Arkansas Razorbacks

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 best passing quarterbacks and receiving corps in the conference. Their season to date has been Jekyll and Hyde with blowing big leagues, poor road performances, and impressive home performances. The enemy will attempt to shut down Auburn's offensive attack on the ground with what is an even weaker statistical rushing defense than Arkansas' and force the Tigers to win with Sean White throwing the football. Their running game has largely been non-existent and they rely largely on their very talented QB, WRs, and TE. They will likely attempt to target linebackers in coverage and beat the Tigers in a shootout.

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 hostile to the Auburn Tigers. This will be an evening game against an SEC opponent on the road, and will likely feature a very loud and boisterous crowd attempting to negatively effect the Auburn offense.

d) Attachments & Detachments:

Attachments: Auburn University Marching Band, Auburn Cheerleaders, Aubie the Tiger.

Detachments: None


The Auburn Tigers Football Team take on the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi at 1815 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. 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 (if necessary), good reads of the defense on read-option plays, and effective driving of a fast-paced tempoAuburn is coming off a record-setting rushing performance against the Arkansas defense and now faces a defense that is - statistically - even worse. However, this game will be on the road, and that will likely help motivate and make up for some of the defensive issues. Auburn will likely rely primarily on the ground game with a few deep balls and other pass plays utilized in order to keep the defense honest. 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. Ole Miss is led by one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC in Chad Kelly. In addition, they also have one of the best tight ends in Evan Engram and one of the best WR corps, as well. Auburn will need to focus on attacking the weak Ole Miss offensive line, pressuring Chad Kelly and forcing errant throws that allow the defensive backs to make plays on the ball while also maintaining containment on Kelly's ability to run the football. If given time, Kelly can pick apart the best of defenses on the ground and through the air. Ole Miss does not have a great rushing attack, and making sure that they remain one dimensional is key to Auburn's success on defense.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


4:15pm: Tiger Walk

6:15pm: Kickoff

(3) Uniform

As an away game, fans can wear whatever they want. However, shakers with stick handles (rather than the flat paddle handles) are not allowed inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.


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 Ole Miss website.

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: PINE / BOX

(3) Running Password: ACKBAR.

(4) Frequencies

TV: SECNetwork

Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Auburn Network

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