Excited: Passing game
I don't know how you can say anything else. Stidham looked good. Lindsey looks like just what the doctor ordered. And receivers balled out, especially Nate Craig-Myers.
Looked good in pass pro most of the day but didn't open as many holes for the running backs as I would have liked. Auburn has some great pieces, especially Braden Smith, but we still need to find our O-Line starting five and let them start to "gel" as they say.
Excitement Level: Trying to keep from going full blown Barner mode
I'm a firm believer thinks are never as good as they seem or as bad as they seem. So I don't expect Auburn to be slinging it downfield as often or as successfully as we saw this Saturday. But even so, it looks like Auburn's biggest deficiency on the offensive side of the ball is getting exactly the attention it needs. And that's damn exciting.
It's hard not to be excited about Stidham. He didn't show much, but what he showed was just fine. There were some throws he might not get away with, and he missed a TD to Jason Smith, but the deep balls were near perfect. He gave Craig-Myers a chance to make a play on the ball.