Jul 21, 2014, 2:00pm CDT
September 4, 2015
Intro to the Muschamp Defense Part 2: The Blitz
Examining the Muschamp Defense a bit more.
September 2, 2015
Throwing on the Move: Rollouts and Naked Bootlegs
Rollouts and Bootlegs give Auburn's quarterback some advantages he just can't get in the pocket.
August 27, 2015
Flood Concepts: How LittleRock is Supposed to Work
The Miracle in Jordan-Hare wasn't really a Hail Mary. It was a designed play that didn't quite go as planned. We're all glad it worked out, but here's how it's supposed to go.
August 21, 2015
Intro to the Coach BOOM Defense: Part 1, The Buck
Have you been enjoying the offensive Xs and Os posts that WarRoomEagle has been doing? Well now Tuco is here to give you something you've probably been wanting: a look at the Muschamp Defense
August 20, 2015
Outrunning Linebackers Through the Air
Gus Malzahn uses speedy routes through the heart of the defense to pick on opposing linebackers.
August 17, 2015
Short Throws vs. Soft Coverage
With the same look as Four Verts, Auburn can also play ball control with short passes.
August 12, 2015
Going Deep with Four Verticals
When Auburn wants to hit a big play, outnumbering the defense deep is a good way to do it.
August 7, 2015
WHEEL ROUTE. Picking on the Cornerback: Part 2
Auburn has two more plays to pick on the cornerback. One of them is a fan favorite.
August 4, 2015
Picking on the Cornerback: Part 1
Two of Auburn's basic pass plays force the cornerback to cover two receivers. He can't.
July 29, 2015
The "Route" is On
Receivers run very specific paths to find open grass among the secondary. These are the routes Auburn's receivers use.
July 27, 2015
Defensive Coverage Recognition
Every defense has a strength. Every defense has a weakness. The quarterback needs to know what the defense is doing so he can avoid its strengths and attack its weakness. This is how he does it.
August 28, 2014
When a No-Huddle Team Actually Huddles
When a No-Huddle team like Auburn actually huddles, it's still Hurry-Up, it looks strange, and it usually leads to a big play.
August 26, 2014
How Auburn Moves the Ball Through the Air
The Tigers had one of the best ground attacks this year. Malzahn and Lashlee hope to balance it out this year with plenty of passing. Having a second-year quarterback and a deep receiving corps won't hurt.
August 18, 2014
How Malzahn Spices Up the Running Game
Auburn may focus on only three major running plays, but with so many options, fakes and blockers coming from every direction, defenses can hardly keep up.
August 12, 2014
Buck Yeah! WarRoomEagle diagrams the Buck Sweep
When defenders start squeezing inside to stop the run up the middle, the Buck Sweep gets the ball around them instead of through them.
August 7, 2014
Spread? Nope. Gus' Powerful Downhill Running Game
If the Inside Zone is designed to spread and shred the defense, the Power and Counter are designed to obliterate one side of it with laser focus. WarRoom Eagle continues the X's and O's coverage by explaining the Power and Counter.
August 5, 2014
Auburn's Most Basic Run Play: The Inside Zone
WarRoom Eagle explains the rules and techniques for the Inside Zone, a play that Auburn used as a building block for the entire offense. This play has to work before reads and fakes are added to the playbook.
August 1, 2014
Why Does the Defense Look Like That?
Tuco details why defenses look the way they do as a result of how offenses attack them.
July 31, 2014
An Explanation of Gus Malzahn's Crazy Formations
WarRoomEagle continues our Xs and Os efforts with a discussion of the Auburn formations. It might look like a new-age offense, but its roots go back 40, 80, and even 100 years.
July 29, 2014
A Primer Into the Madness of the Gus Malzahn HUNH
WarRoomEagle continues our Xs and Os efforts with a discussion of some of the basics of Gus Malzahn's HUNH offense. There's a reason I (Walt) nicknamed him "Gustav the Mad Scientist of Football" on TheAuburner when he was hired as OC in 2009.
July 23, 2014
Tuco gives us a base of knowledge from which we can all develop a deeper understanding of Auburn's 4-2-5 defense.
July 21, 2014
Tuco Details Auburn's 4-2-5
Longtime commenter, new contributor Tuco gives us an introduction to Ellis Johnson's defense.