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Miss. St. players said they knew Auburn’s play calls

Kiehl Frazier, Preston Smith AP

Auburn was shockingly bad on offense last Saturday in a 28-10 loss to Mississippi State. Okay, so the Tigers were shockingly bad on defense too, but when you have -2 passing yards in the first half, that’s going to get noticed. As it turns out, that wasn’t just a matter of good defense on MSU’s part.

Per the Dispatch, Bulldogs¬†defensive back Corey Broomfield and linebacker Cam Lawrence said they knew Auburn’s offensive play calls before the ball was snapped:

“We do a great job of preparing and we knew what the play was before they ever ran them,” Broomfield said. “That’s not a joke. We knew what they were doing, where the ball was going and who was getting it before the ball was snapped.*”

“It makes our job as coaches so much easier when Cam Lawrence is signaling over his head every time they were calling a pass,” MSU co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Geoff Collins said Monday.

“My teammates and I got into his head and that’s one thing I’m going to do every game if you’re on offense against me,” Lawrence said Saturday. “He would call out the signals and I’d tell everybody what the play was and he’d get that confused look in his face.” ¬†

Well, that would explain a lot. Quarterback Kiehl Frazier looked lost and almost nothing worked for the Tigers.

Your rebuttal, Gene Chizik?

I’m not aware. We can rectify that problem.”

Auburn will have to. Big, bad Louisiana-Monroe comes to The Plains this Saturday, and I don’t think this country is ready for another “United We Stand” video.

(*Pro tip: stop yelling “Run the dive!” from the sidelines)¬†

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10 Responses to “Miss. St. players said they knew Auburn’s play calls”
  1. woebegong says: Sep 13, 2012 1:04 PM

    That’s not exactly a shocking confession. The TV audience probably knew as much, considering the kid can’t pass.

  2. Romulus says: Sep 13, 2012 1:16 PM

    Remember a few years ago when Mullen complained his headset wasn’t working so Auburn could not wear theirs…They were listening into the Auburn headsets was the rumor…hmm

  3. wabbitslayer says: Sep 13, 2012 1:18 PM

    You MSU guys should have kept that to yourselves and let some other teams have the same fun…

  4. ebrownwareagle says: Sep 13, 2012 2:06 PM

    WE SUCK!

  5. kozbee says: Sep 13, 2012 2:26 PM

    LOL i call that sorry-azz coaching.

  6. gatiger says: Sep 13, 2012 2:38 PM

    MSU could have left the field and he still couldn’t have found a receiver and hit him between the numbers.

  7. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 13, 2012 3:16 PM

    Gus Malzahn doesnt look so crazy after all now eh?

  8. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 13, 2012 3:59 PM

    I told my son, you’re going to hate your new OC!

    Its almost like Phil Fulmer is running the offense at Auburn. Its going to be a long year.

  9. rolltide510 says: Sep 13, 2012 6:07 PM

    As best as I can tell auburn received crippling NCAA suspensions over cam newton’s recruitment, they just kept it a secret. Only way to explain being this bad.

  10. lelandspeed says: Sep 14, 2012 4:55 AM

    No team should ever apologize for being prepared! Great job Bulldogs, work harder and prepare yourself better than the competition and let the results play out. Sounds like a damn good recipe for winning to me.

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