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Auburn Tigers

Auburn wrap-up: Tigers’ dilemma — not enough horses, too many elephants

t took about two carries from Tank Bigsby to know Auburn didn't have the running game it needed to challenge Alabama. It took one third-down pass rush to confirm it didn't have the offensive line for the job, either.

Auburn preview: A mismatch on paper, but an atypical matchup

Covid-19 waited in the wings to make its biggest sports-related impact in the state of Alabama until the moment when the spotlight was the brightest, throwing back its cloak, twitching its mustache and stealing the spotlight of Alabama-Auburn week by kidnapping Nick Saban and rushing from the stage, cackling as it departed. Given all of what has transpired during this season, was anyone surprised?

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Auburn

This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.

SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 10

A second good week in a row for the Predictions Dept., with only the LSU-Arkansas toss-up going against us. This week, there is really only one game that should be hotly contested, the Alabama-Auburn contest we preview in a separate article.
Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky wrap-up: A typical UA-UK game in an atypical year

At some point, Kentucky is going to have to decide what it wants to be in football. Does it want to contend in an SEC East that, in most years, will flow through Georgia and Florida because of the inherent recruiting advantages there? Or is it content to be a mid-level opponent, good enough to beat bad teams but never good enough to advance into the upper threshold of the division? The assumption, if Kentucky picks the second option, is that it will be good enough to both put modest scares into the hearts of the division leaders, while at the same time avoid embarrassing beatdowns. But on Saturday against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Kentucky couldn't even pull that off.

Kentucky preview: Not enough claws for these Wildcats to threaten Tide

As the modern college football game has moved more from a defense-based sport to one of offense, invariably there will be teams left behind for awhile that continue to play tough defense yet lack the transformative offensive players necessary to challenge for championships.

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Kentucky

This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.

SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 9

The Predictions Dept. is slowly getting back to its typical success rate in SEC games, no thanks to Covid-19, and finally has a somewhat full slate of games to work with in Week 9. There isn't really a headliner, though, as none of the games on the SEC slate are particularly meaningful. The best of the bunch may be the LSU-Arkansas matchup due to the controversy boiling in Baton Rouge.
Oct 19, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; A general view of the SEC logo before the game between theTexas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

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