Will Improved Auburn Defense Stop UGA Offense In 2012?

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.



3 Responses to “Will Improved Auburn Defense Stop UGA Offense In 2012?”

  1. 1 KStar June 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    UGA better hold Auburn to 30 points or less or they’ll lose.

    Went 0-4 when oposing team scored 30 or more.

    • 2 Jim June 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Well, AU must be a MUCH improved offensive team to score anywhere near 30 on UGA. If UGAs offensive line is just solid they will hang 30 or more on AU.

  2. 3 IveyLeaguer June 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I remember we got behind in the mid-80’s when Pat Dye was began beating us. I wondered then how long it would take to get ahead again.

    Didn’t think it would take this long. It’ll be nice to even it up so we can look forward to pulling ahead.

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