Welcome to The Podcast on the Plains, SEC Country’s daily Auburn football podcast with host Zac Blackerby. SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson joins the show today to discuss the offensive woes that the Tigers dealt with on Saturday night in their 14-6 loss to the defending national champions. On Episode 22, the experts keep asking questions about what happened in the worst offensive performance that they can remember.
Auburn football podcast: Questions still loom around Auburn’s offense
Start of the show: Ferguson shares his thoughts from the Auburn-Clemson game. He’s still confused about the offensive game plan from Saturday. Auburn had a year to fix their problems after letting an upset against Clemson slip away last season and since adding a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterback, the offense looks worse. Ferguson also breaks down what Auburn was trying to do late in the game.
8-minute mark: Gus Malzahn said in his post game press conference that running back Kam Martin did not see the field due to the size of Clemson’s defense. Blackerby struggles with that reasoning. If he was recruited to play for Auburn and play in the SEC, Malzhan had to know that a situation would come up where he would be needed against a relevant defense. Ferguson continues building on that point by saying that Kam Pettway was not fully healthy and needed a break and should not have been driven in to the ground in the first half.
13-minute mark: The offensive line was a major issue on Saturday. Ferguson broke it down earlier this week. The experts discuss what potential changes should be made on the offensive front moving forward.
End of the show: Ferguson explains what fans should expect to see this weekend against Mercer.