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The AUperations Order: FRAGORD 1, Clemson Tigers

The weekly military operations order style preview of the Auburn Tigers

John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

FRAGORD 1, Clemson

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 1 is a fast-paced offensive team led by one of the nation's best quarterbacks in Deshaun Watson. In addition, they have a fast and attacking defense anchored by stout defensive tackles on the front of the line. The enemy will attempt to shut down Auburn's offensive attack through disruption of the ground game at the line of scrimmage and pressuring starting quarterback Sean White into errant mistakes in the passing game. Their offensive attack will involve a hurry up/no huddle attack behind the arms and legs of Watson taking full advantage of a balanced ground and air attack.

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. With it being the first game of the season played late at night, the population will be loud, well-marinated, and ready to give the Tigers some extra support.

d) Attachments & Detachments:

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

Detachments: None


The Auburn Tigers Football Team takes on the Clemson Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL at 2000 hours local time, in order to advance the program's goal of reaching the 2016 College Football Playoff.


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 Fall Camp 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 offense through a balanced attack of rushing and passing using the running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. Clemson's relatively young (but talented) defense needs to be tested, particularly in the secondary. That's where White's accuracy throwing the football comes in. The offensive line will need to give him time on passing plays. Fast, decisive play with minimal substitutions should be the goal. 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. Clemson's offensive line is also young and relatively inexperienced in spots. The defensive front for Auburn will need to establish dominance on the line early and make sure Deshaun Watson does not have time to settle into a rhythm and find receivers. In addition, Watson's running ability has to be accounted for and the Tigers must make sure they seal the edges and keep him from breaking free and getting long gains on the ground. 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 as often this season. 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.

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


6:00pm: Tiger Walk

6:40pm: Spirit March / Pep Rally

7:49pm: Eagle Flight

7:51pm: Band Takes the Field

8:05pm: Game begins

(3) Uniform

Fans are encouraged to wear orange 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

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: LAKES / SUCK

(3) Running Password: HEISMAN.

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