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The AUperations Order, FRAGORD 12: Alabama Crimson Tide

We've reached the Iron Bowl with this year's military-style preview of the Auburn Tigers' football season.

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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

FRAGORD 8, Ole Miss Rebels

FRAGORD 9, Vanderbilt Commodores

FRAGORD 10, Georgia Bulldogs

FRAGORD 11, Alabama A&M

FRAGORD 11, Alabama A&M

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 12 is a Southeastern Conference team that is ranked #1 in the nation and the odds on favorite to win the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row AND IS THE BEST TEAM OF ALL TIME PAAAAAWWWWLL. There's just no use in really playing the game because Auburn just has no shot. The TAHD's defensive line is just going to destroy whichever QB Auburn puts in the backfield and Auburn's defense - which thinks it's legit - doesn't have anyone who could break the 2-deep for the Almighty Saban. Stupid Barners. They don't have a shot at stopping the TAHD's super powerful offense. Never mind that Auburn's defense should be better than LSUs and LSU's defense shut down Alabama on all but one (full of holds) play.

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. They speak a rudimentary form of English, can't tell you directions to anywhere but the stadium (because most of them have never seen any other part of the town), and will just repeatedly say "Roll Tide" to you. Even if you're across the world, minding your own business, and enjoying yourself with your family and/or friends, they will find a reason to come up to you, interrupt what you're doing, and say "Roll Tide." They're just that pathetic.

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 Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL at 1430 hours local time, in order to advance the program's goal of reaching the College Football Post Season and just generally pissing off Alabama fans.


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 Alabama A&M 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. The Quarterback situation for Auburn is still unclear, but Bubba Pettway is supposed to be around 90% healthy and Chandler Cox will be back, so the general plan should be to let the offensive line get the first push and then the Bulldozer wide the lanes for Bubba to do what he does best. If the QB is Sean White, then I don't know what to expect in the passing game. If it's Jeremy Johnson, expect a few deep shots. Jeremy does have a cannon, and Auburn has some fantastic young receivers. If it's JF3, we'll see how his speed translates against one of the best defenses in the nation. The Tigers will have to throw the ball some, so the offensive line is going to have to play their best game of the year against the Tide's defensive front that features one of the best in the nation in Jonathan Allen. 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. The game plan for Auburn should consist of stopping the run and doing whatever they can to pressure Jalen Hurts without letting him break containment. The plan should be similar to the one Auburn used against Desean Watson. The difference is that Hurts breaks down under pressure - he's one of the worst in the FBS when pressured - while Watson thrived. The Tide don't have the big-name running back this season, though they still have very good ones. The key will be to shut down Hurts' screen passes and make sure he doesn't break free for any long runs. To do this, the defensive front will have to fight one of the best offensive lines in the country while also taking on officials who refuse to believe that holding is a penalty allowed to be called against Alabama. 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


1230: Tiger Walk, Gate 20

1430: Kickoff


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: ONE / SECOND

(3) Running Password: LUTZIE.

(4) Frequencies


Stream: (Computer) app (mobile)

Radio: Auburn Network

The time is now ARNBOWL. What are your questions?