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The AUperations Order, FRAGORD 4: LSU Tigers

Our military operations order style preview series continues with the Bayou Bengals of Baton Rouge.

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

AUperations Order: 2016 Football Season.

FRAGORD 1, Clemson.

FRAGORD 2, Arkansas State.

FRAGORD 3, Texas A&M Aggies.


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 3 is a conference foe with powered by a beast of a running back and a newly installed signal caller. They have struggled on the Plains against even bad Auburn teams in seasons past and have not defeated a good Auburn team in Jordan-Hare in a few decades. 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 while controlling the game and the clock through extensive application of Leonard Fournette when the Bayou Bengals have the ball.

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 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 take on the LSU Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL at 1700 hours local time, in order to advance the program's goal of reaching the SEC Championship the 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 Texas A&M 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. I hope. It's been a while since we've seen the Gus Malzahn we believed we were getting when he was hired, and I really hope we see a return to that form, Saturday night. Maximum effort by the offensive line will be needed to open running lanes and protect Sean White; something that was sorely missing in the passing game last weekend. Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson should get the ball a lot in the running game, and the Tigers should attempt to throw on first down every once in a while, too, please. While we're at it, can we get a Jet Sweep? We haven't seen those much, this year, either. 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. Stopping the ground game will be the key to the defensive effort, as we do not want a repeat of last year's performance by Leonard Fournette. Stopping the run has been something Auburn has been good at so far this season, so that's encouraging. LSU has a new quarterback in Danny Etling. He is not the most mobile of QBs, but he is a better threat in the passing game than Brandon Harris was. The defensive front for Auburn will need to establish dominance on the line early and attempt to stuff the run while finishing quarterback hurries and turning them into sacks. 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

4:44pm: Eagle Flight

4:48pm: Band Takes the Field

5:01pm: 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: BARN / BURNING

(3) Running Password: CORNDOGS.

(4) Frequencies


Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Auburn Network

Stats: Auburn University Live Stats

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