Countdown to Football

56 Days

Counting down to football is a long, dry, frustrating process.

One stint of excitement is quickly squashed when you realize there’s almost two months worth of 100 degree temperatures left.

Speaking of difficult stretches of time, have you seen Auburn’s schedule for October?

@South Carolina
@Arkansas
Florida
@LSU
Ole Miss

That may be the toughest 5 game stretch in the entire country.  Although, we don’t really know yet as all five of those teams could be terrible this year.

But nonetheless, the fact that 3/4 games will involve travelling makes matters very difficult for Auburn.

How has Auburn faired in similar stretches of torture in recent history?

In 2005, Auburn faced the following October/November with no bye weeks involved:

@Arkansas
@LSU
Ole Miss
@Kentucky
@Georgia
Alabama

Auburn’s record through that stint?  5-1.

In 2007, Auburn faced this in late September/October with no bye weeks involved:

@Florida
Vanderbilt
@Arkansas
@LSU
Ole Miss

Auburn’s record through that gauntlet?  4-1.  (Remember how young that offensive line was?)

I’m not saying October will be no big deal.  On preseason paper, it looks much more difficult than those previous schedules.

But let’s not act like it’s a nail in Auburn’s coffin this season.

56 Days

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