Questions about Auburn's offense

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    1) Isn't it a read by the QB on most of their plays? If so, how do the OL know where they are supposed to block?

    They don't pass much, probably don't work on many pass plays in practice. When they line up you know it's coming.

    2) Why is it hard to slow down, if not stop?

    3) How would you scheme to defend it and why? What do you need, deep DL/LB corps?

    4) Did Alabama and Georgia slow it down or is Auburn's defense suspect?

    5) How good is Tre Mason? He looked like a hoss on the sideline but ESPN lists him at 205.
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    The ability to run the ball with power effectively out of the shotgun out of multiple formations is REALLY hard to stop even if you have a sound defense because there's so many different options to defend.
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    Regarding #1, I dont believe they run a bunch of Reads. I'm pretty sure most of the runs are designed and the fake handoffs are designed into the play as well.
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    It's zone blocking. They block whoever is in their zone; it doesn't matter where the ball goes.

    Because they do it very, very well. Every play looks exactly the same for the first 2 seconds, so the defense has no reads at all.


    DL needs to get penetration. DBs need to play zone with eyes on the QB all the time. Everyone needs to play extremely disciplined 100% of the time.

    AUs pass defense is pretty terrible.

    Really good.
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    I'm interested in this also. Read up on the Delaware Wing T as mentioned by Malzhan as the inspiration. What I find intriguing is the pulls and moment by the o-line. Rather than a line or a trench, there seems to be a two dimensional aspect to the blocking. Rather than opening a hole in the line, it's like they turn the line into a grid where a back has multiple options to run too. I'm going to have to rewatch this game.

    I always heard the reason Malzhan didn't do great at Arky was because Nutt wouldn't let him run the offense the way he wanted to. I suppose now we know that is true.
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    I know it's premature, but Malzahn is the best offensive mind in football I have ever seen imo. I bet he could have made our offense this season great. And to think...he was in HS 7 years ago and only got a shot in college because of his QB going to Arkansas.
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    They have a lot of athletes there too. It's not like he's playing with a bunch of players from Duke. They've had three straight top 15 recruiting classes plus got at least two other SEC transfers on offense.
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    I think am a latent Aubie fan.......
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    That's the ironic part. He got his shot bc of a QB, not his running game in HS!
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    Mitch Mustain turned out to obviously be a product of Malzahn's offense.
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    But Damian Williams is still in the NFL. No clue what happened to the prized TE recruit.
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    Hyperbole much?
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    I found it interesting that Malzahn started as a defensive coach in HS. He is a Texas HS legend and won big there. I believe his QB threw for 60+ TDs one year so he does know the passing game as well. He learned on the job in HS unlike WM.
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    They said on last night's broadcast that like 90% of their yards came on about 3 diffent plays. Smh effective it is.
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    In Malzahn's offense, the OL is supposed to block the nearest wide receiver. No, wait, that's us. :)
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    Wrong. On our Offense, the OL blocks the nearest OL if they block anybody at all.

    Also on any big 3rd down play, they take turns false starting.
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    Malzahn constantly tweaks his offense to the skill set he has available……unlike our coaches who wanted to run a pro set, downhill running game with a "spread option" QB named Jeff Driskel. We have a ton of talent that can fit nicely in a spread attack like Malzahn runs. The problem is finding an OC who can teach and run it!
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    This to me, seems the smartest thing about Malzahn. He ADAPTS to what he has.

    Now, if he could just borrow some secondary help from us for the title game, they would be OK.

    As everyone can see, their D is highly porous.
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    What I don't get is why muschamp is so stubborn with his offensive philosophy. Imagine our d, with an explosive offense like this. That being send the triple option is more explosive than our offense. I'm honestly not sure if our oftense can even be called an offense.
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    Yeah, very frustrating. But we need to get a grip.

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