The Auburn Tigers are trying hard to make their game against Arkansas on Saturday as personal is they can. Why though? Two Auburn defensive players have already complimented the Razorback offense about how different they look. Oh, yeah how GOOD they look under offensive coordinator Kendal Briles.
Auburn linebacker Owen Pappoe on Arkansas' offense this year:— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) October 7, 2020
"They look better than they have in the past few years. Definitely better than last year."
This is the second time this week someone from Auburn has made this observation...
It doesn’t take rocket science to realize their could possibly be a rift in the Auburn locker room. Are the offensive players having discussion with their defensive counterparts about their unhappiness?
Auburn seems fired up to face Arkansas. To avenge the firing of the former Arkansas head coach, Chad Morris is important to them. But, then to adding compliments about how much better they look is a like a two edged sword. Oh, well! Makes for good commentary I’d say.
Auburn HC Gus Malzahn on Arkansas’ team:
“When you got a team that’s playing extremely hard, I believe that’s coaching, so hat’s off to those guys.”
So, what is Gus’ inside thoughts about the Razorback team and his new offensive coordinator? Who really knows but he really threw Morris under the bus there.
Then, there is this gold nugget from former Razorback commit turned Auburn signee Ze’Vian Capers:
Personal? You are going to have to explain that one to me, bud.
Here is another “personal” tweet from Auburn center Nick Brahms: “It’s definitely personal for him. In that way we’re playing for him.”
Finally, we end this with a hope of what we will see on Saturday. In the words of former Razorback head man, Hugo Bezdek after his team had a resounding 16-0 road victory over LSU in 1909, his team played “like a wild band of razorback hogs.”
Joe Foucha is ecstatic. After having a career high two interceptions against Mississippi State last Saturday, he was named co-defensive player of the week with teammate Bumper Pool. This clip of him talking about what to expect on Saturday gave me the thought of the Bezdek quote.
Best sound byte I've ever heard from @Joe_Foucha— Jourdan Black (@JourdanBlack) October 6, 2020
On the possibility of rain Saturday in Auburn: "Eagles, when it's raining and cold, they go inside. You know a Hog, we love that mud. We love that water. That's what we're gonna be on Saturday, some wild Hogs." #wps pic.twitter.com/DUN76poXVv
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