Even through the rough years of 2007 and 2008, one aspect of our game either showed flashes of brilliance, and at times, was brilliant. Frankly, it's been brilliant for the last 5 years. Defense. It's what we take pride in here in the SEC. It's what separates us from the animals. It's what distinguishes us from the barbarians. BRILLIANT!
Auburn has great defense. That's just what we do. But put Chizik in the drivers seat, and you can bet the defense is going to look good.
Everyone knows Coach Chizik has caught a lot of flack for his head coaching job thus far (even if it was at perennial powerhouse Iowa State). But there is no denying that the man can coach some freaking defense. The highlight of his career is, of course, the 2004-2005 seasons in which he won 26 consecutive games as Auburn and Texas's DC.
I personally subscribe to the theory that, as in Tubbs' regime, the position of Defensive Coordinator is just a title. A puppet position for yes men to do the bidding of defensive geniuses.* So it's a given that this defense is going to be good.
Now I could give you all sorts of stats and numbers and other such witchcraft to support this theory that our defense is incredible, but I'm just not that smart....... or a witch (because I'm heavier than a duck). Suffice to say, Auburn's defense is the bee's knees. I mean you saw what they did to that finely tuned Gus Malzahn offense on Saturday.
So come on out to Jordan-Hare on Saturday, and watch our always powerful defense rock worlds!
*Yes, I realize the irony that, under this logic, Chizik was a yes man. But it's my argument dangit, and I'm sticking to it. Maybe it doesn't make sense. But it doesn't have to, I'm beautiful! ($1 Family Guy).
NOTE: Congrats to Brent on finally getting into the blogging world. Our little girl is growing up! We went from training wheels to training bras, and they both came off too fast, didn't they?