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When Auburn faced Alabama last season, the Tigers’ offense shredded the Crimson Tide defense for 296 rushing yards en route to a 34-28 Auburn victory. It was the most rushing yards allowed by Alabama in 2013, and helped cement Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn’s reputation as one of the best offensive minds in America.
In a radio interview yesterday, former Bama QB and current SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy explained why he thinks it’s so hard for Alabama head coach Nick Saban to stop Malzahn’s offense, saying that Saban likes to dictate the tempo of a game with his defense, and that when he faces Auburn, “the offense is playing so fast that it keeps the defense on their heels, it does make it difficult to dictate.”
McElroy also praised how simple Auburn’s offense is, saying it’s very easy to overanalyze, but for most part, Auburn does the same thing every week.
“The looks and things change from week to week but they’re not necessarily doing different schemes, d…