The reunion of Brian Van Gorder and Willie Martinez in the loveliest village is going to be a good thing for Auburn and their fans. While Martinez was a mediocre at best coordinator, he was a tremendous secondary coach.
Auburn is going to need an improve defense after the departure of Gus Malzahn and his high powered offense. You can win a lot of games, and be competitive in even more, if you have a good defense that gives you a chance to be successful (ahem, UGA in 2011, ahem).
While Tommy Tuberville was at Auburn, Tuberville was a great big game coach. The hallmarks of a Tuberville team was good defense. Tuberville himself is a defensive minded guy, and while he was at Auburn he had some good coordinators on defense-Gene Chizik and Will Muschamp. When Auburn and Tuberville parted ways, Auburn hired Chizik and become known as a high powered offense, but the head coach was still a defensive guy.
However, Georgia has not had any problems scoring points against Auburn. In 6/7 games against Auburn, UGA has scored 30+ points.
Coach Bobo and Murray will have a big test on November 10. With Grantham’s defense, if Georgia can score 30+ points against Auburn for the 7th time in eight tries, then Georgia should even up the all time series with 54 victories.