GVX Audio: Mike Szvetitz on Auburn-Tennessee
Many thought before the season that Auburn would be a .500 team. A 7-5 or 8-4 record would be worthy of celebration.
Instead, the Tigers are already 8-1, including a 4-1 mark in the SEC, and are ranked No. 7 in the nation.
The Tigers play Tennessee (4-5, 1-4) on Saturday at Neyland Stadium (TV: ESPN, noon).
Mike Szvetitz, who covers Auburn as sports editor of the Opelika-Auburn News, said the Tigers have won with first-year coach Gus Malzhahn's trademark offensive system.
"Everybody looks at this offense and sees the shotgun and the spread formation and thinks, 'Oh, they're going to throw it,'" Szvetitz said. "But Gus Malzahn's offense is a run-based offense. He actually bristles a little bit when you call it the spread. It's hurry-up, no-huddle and it's based on power running."
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