Originally Posted by Dan B.
Didn't Auburn run a variation of the spread themselves when they won a title? That said, Auburn did have a salty D that year to go along with it, something Sumlin has never had.
That should change, though. The defense is loaded with potential and while this year may be rough, recruiting prowess (let's be honest, the gap is closing hard between Texas and Texas A&M) is going to bring us up, while maybe not to elite SEC level, certainly enough for Sumlin's high octane offenses not having to worry about engaging in shootouts all the time.