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The AUperations Order, FRAGORD 9: Vanderbilt Commodores

The Military-style preview continues with this weekend's Military Appreciation game against a team with a military-themed mascot.

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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

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 featuring a relatively weak passer, one of the better RBs in the conference, and a tenacious defense. They have beaten decent Group of 5 opponents Middle Tennessee State and Western Kentucky, as well as knocking off Georgia. In Athens. On Homecoming. HAHAHAHAHA LOLDWAGS. The enemy will attempt to shut down Auburn's offensive attack on the ground with one of the better linebackers in the SEC in Zach Cunningham - he who stuffed UGA's last gasp 4th down play - and force the Tigers to win with Sean White throwing the football. Their running game is their primary offense behind Zach Webb, and they will likely attempt to control the ball and the clock with the ground game and take advantages of Auburn loading the box to beat Auburn on a few deep passes.

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 a morning game against a SEC opponent with a very tough defense. The crowd should do everything possible to get excited and help ensure the team isn't lulled to sleep by a boring and quiet home stadium.

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 Vanderbilt Commodores at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama at 1100 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 Ole Miss game and ends with the team departing for the Remain Over Night (RON) site in Montgomery. 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. With the running game clicking as it is, Auburn will likely rely on Kamryn Pettway, Kerryon Johnson, and Stanton Truitt to do a good bit of work in this game. Vanderbilt's defense will be the toughest Auburn has faced since LSU - they shut down Nick Chubb fairly well - so Sean White's passing ability may be needed more in this game than it has been in recent weeks. Protecting the quarterback, keeping control of the ball, limiting negative plays, and preventing injuries should be the focus of the offense in this game. I would also like to see an increase in deep passes to work on the timing, throws, etc. 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. Vanderbilt's offensive strength is in its running back - Ralph Webb. Their quarterback is not a threat to keep the ball for serious gains and has not been an effective passer. He is averaging barely over 50% completion percentage has 4 touchdowns to 3 interceptions, and has been sacked 17 times. Auburn's defensive line should be able to focus on shutting down the running game with the help of the linebackers filling gaps while rushing fast and hard on obvious passing downs.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


0900: Tiger Walk

0940: Spirit March (East/West ends of Heisman and north/south ends of Donahue)

0945: Pep Rally

1044: Eagle Flight

1048: Band takes the field

1101: Kickoff

(3) Uniform

This is the Military Appreciation Game. Fans are encouraged to wear Navy. The Military Appreciation Day shirts are currently on sale at the team store.


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: LOSING / RECORD

(3) Running Password: AMERICA.

(4) Frequencies


Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Auburn Network

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