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After watching the game Saturday coming back from halftime we ran one back. After that point as Miss St. was driving down the field it just hit me something just didn't feel right. Is it just me or does something about this entire season just feels weird. I can't really explain it outside of this. I remember going to games and knowing or (believing) we always had a chance at least because of defense. Now every game I watch or go to it always feels just unknown. I feel like I'm out of touch with what's going on down there and I have never stopped following Auburn, but for some reason I feel distant from the team I'm use to watching. I never know what team I'm going to get and coaches and players always say the right things but there aren't ever any changes on the field. Am I alone or does anyone else feel like this?
I get what you are saying. Even if some teams I watch are failing, you can tell what they are trying to do to succeed. Right now, it's hard to tell exactly what we are trying to do sometimes, either on offense or defense. Are we trying to establish the run? Throw downfield? Stop the run? Disguise coverages? It's not clear, at least to me.
I 100% agree with you. The Clemson game had a make or break feel to it. Feels weird to say that, but I feel that was the case. I got SO AMPED for that game and felt so deflated after the close loss, I'm thinking the team felt 100 times worse. A win in that game would have brought the confidence I feel this team and this QB needed to set the tone for a productive season. With a close loss, heading into State, I felt 'weird' as you put it. When O-Mac housed the kick off to start the 2nd half, I again got super pumped. But then almost instantly I was like "Well we need to hold them now on defense because if they drive down and answer with a Touchdown, I think they'll win the game." It feels weird to say that a team taking a four point lead in the 3rd quarter would be a dagger, especially given the team being Mississippi State. So yeah, weirds a good word.
I hate being like this! I was amped last week I thought we would take Miss. St. to the woodshed with a 35-17 win because given all the mistakes we played better against Clemson Than we did last week you could feel it coming after we were unable to stop them in the second half. Now this week I'm sitting at my desk wondering what the La. Monroe game holds. I am an Auburn fan regardless if we were to lose every game I would rather be a winless Auburn fan than a classless bama fan. But this is getting harder and harder to watch.
It does because we had gotten so used to knowing that no matter what happened, we would and could fight back and win... Even in some cases in 2011... But this team is so fundamentally different than 2010 and 2011 that, for whatever reason, we haven't been able to spark that fight again... It'll happen, eventually, though... But it is weird watching and experiencing that uncertainty for the frist time in a LOOOOOOONG time.
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True. I'm down just like all of you guys and I hate losing but watching a developing team look like they are starting over every single game is painful instead of progressing. How in the world do you keep going backwards after the recruiting you have, even with the players leaving and being let go. And my point behind that is Utah State starts a freshma QB against Auburn last year and lit them up. Why can't we coach our freshman, sophomore's, junior's or senior's at all?
This post was edited by jtiger14 on 9/10/2012 at 2:28 PM
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