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‘Work in progress’: Gus Malzahn, in Year 8, still trying to get Auburn football offense rolling
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The drive that perhaps best sums up where Auburn football is on offense four weeks into the season came early in the fourth quarter, right after South Carolina extended its lead to 11 points.
The Tigers marched from their 25 to the Gamecocks’ 7 in just 55 seconds. Running back Tank Bigsby bounced a carry outside and gained 30 yards. Bo Nix hit Ze’Vian Capers on a slant over the middle that gained 19, then Bigsby burst through another huge hole and ran 19 more to set up first-and-goal.
But that’s where the drive stalled — Auburn was forced to settle for a chip-shot Anders Carlson field goal after back-to-back 1-yard runs by Bigsby and D.J. Williams, then a Nix rollout that South Carolina had covered from the start.
That type of inconsistency has dogged Auburn’s offense throughout a 2-2 start.
There have been moments in each of the four games where you can see flashes of what could be with first-year coordinator Chad Morris calling the plays. Nix’s touchdown passes to Seth Williams and Eli Stove against Kentucky. A nine-play, 64-yard drive against Arkansas where Anthony Schwartz caught five passes for 64 yards. Bigsby’s 99 yards on 15 touches in an otherwise ugly defeat at Georgia at least proved a sign of things to come.
But they are just moments — every time the offense has taken a step forward this season, a step back has almost inevitably followed.
Asked about that inconsistency after Saturday’s 30-22 loss at South Carolina, coach Gus Malzahn said, “It could be just Game 4 and not going through the spring.” Maybe that is a part of it — the COVID-19 pandemic cost the Tigers valuable time to learn Morris’ offense and build chemistry along an offensive line replacing four starters.
“A work in progress,” the coach described it.
But every team in the SEC missed the spring. And while offenses around the league have exploded, Auburn’s has remained middling at best — it’s averaging just 21.8 points, which ranks 12th in the SEC and 64th out of 77 teams nationally. The top five offenses in the league are averaging at least 33 points a game.
Morris is new to the program. But Ole Miss, Missouri and Arkansas have new head coaches. All of them have put more points on the scoreboard at 36.5, 25 and 23 points a game, respectively. Morris’ former Razorbacks team scored 33 points against the Rebels on Saturday. Auburn hasn’t topped 30 points since last year’s Iron Bowl.
It’s not for lack of talent or experience. Nix is a former five-star prospect who made his 17th career start Saturday. Both Williams and Schwartz have shown they can be star targets in the passing game – each has a 100-yard game this season. Bigsby has been a revelation in his rookie season, averaging 124 total yards per game in his last three. The offensive line has gotten better the past two weeks.
But all that added up to just 22 points in an eight-point loss Saturday.
“It’s real frustrating,” Stove said. “I see potential. I think we just need to execute the minor details, really. … Everybody’s got to be on the same page.”
Again, there were moments. Auburn led 9-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to back-to-back scoring drives. Even after Nix’s first interception early in the second quarter allowed South Carolina to get on the board, the offense responded with a seven-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that extended the lead to 16-7 with 10:24 left before halftime.
Nix looked cool, calm and collected. He completed 11 of his first 19 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown on a slant to Stove up to that point. The offensive line gave him clean pockets and, for the most part, he trusted them, spreading the ball around to seven receivers. The Tigers converted four of six third downs against one of the nation’s best third-down defenses.
But South Carolina outscored the Tigers 23-6 over the final 40 minutes. Nix started dancing in the pocket again. He completed just 13 of his final 28 passes for 120 and threw two more interceptions. More than a couple of those incompletions were drops from wide receivers who did not appear to be on the same page as their quarterback. The offense converted only 3 of 10 third downs.
“We had a lot of good plays,” Stove said. “But the bad plays were really bad.”
So, again, Auburn is left looking for answers on offense. Just like it was after back-to-back losses to Mississippi State and Tennessee in 2018 with Chip Lindsey calling the plays. Or a trio of low-scoring ranked losses to Florida, LSU and Georgia last season with Malzahn holding the clipboard.
He was made the Tigers’ head coach because of his offensive mind, one that helped spur the program to a national championship in 2010 and nearly another in 2013. Eight years later, that offense is struggling to find its footing.
Malzahn hired longtime friend Morris — his fourth coordinator in five seasons — to help. He gave him full autonomy. But the results so far have left plenty to be desired.
“I think we’ve got a chance to be a good offense, I really do,” Malzahn said. “I think this offense has potential.”
It has six games, starting next week at Ole Miss, to show it.
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Hancher Online presents new work by jazz musician Wynton Marsalis
Education is always at the intersection of collaborations between trumpet master Wynton Marsalis and Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City. And even though pandemic protocols are moving his latest Hancher concert online beginning Tuesday night, he’ll be schooling his virtual viewers on the intersection of jazz and democracy.
“Jazz music is the perfect metaphor for democracy,” he said in a prelude to a solo video performance of “Amazing Grace,” recorded in the Grand Rotunda of Manhattan’s Federal Hall, where the Bill of Rights was approved in September 1789.
“We improvise, which is our individual rights and freedoms. We swing, which means we are responsible to nurture the common good, with everyone in fine balance. And we play the blues, which means no matter how bad things get, we remain optimistic while still mindful of problems.”
He’s expanding on that concept in a Hancher event that represents firsts for everyone involved in this musical community conversation.
Marsalis chose Hancher for the online debut his new work, “The Sound of Democracy,” featuring “The Democracy Suite.” He and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet filmed the concert Sept. 27 in New York’s Frederick P. Rose Hill.
It’s also Hancher’s first online pay-to-view presentation, as the University of Iowa’s performing arts venue looks at new ways to bring the arts to patrons while its doors remain closed.
All of this translates to a one-of-kind experience for audiences, expanding Hancher’s reach far beyond Iowa City.
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“This is a new adventure for us,” said Chuck Swanson, Hancher’s executive director. One that he can share with family, friends and colleagues around the country, giving them a Hancher experience. “The sky’s the limit in terms of who can participate.”
He’s honored to bring them a debut performance.
“First of all, I am very proud to say that this is a collaboration of many presenters around the country, but Jazz at Lincoln Center called Hancher first,” Swanson said.
He credits the strong ties forged between Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center over 12 previous Hancher appearances. This concert will be lucky number 13.
“We have a special relationship,” Swanson said. “What I love about this, is that for them, too, this was a new concept, because they have not done a lot of virtual — and that they reached out to us first.”
Hancher has been testing the virtual realms, as well, posting local video shorts during the pandemic and hosting the virtual world premiere of Step Afrika’s “Stono” dance video in early September.
That content has all been free to view, but that’s not a sustainable model for Hancher — especially not when it’s facing the loss of revenue from canceled and postponed events, as well as the end of $1.5 million in general support funding from the university within three years.
“We don’t want to get out of the routine of charging for performances,” Swanson said, so this concert presented an opportunity to ask for a viewing fee of $20 per household to see a video with “top-of-the-line” production values.
“What a bargain — 20 bucks for an experience that is special,” he said. And even though the video launches at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the link will be active for 72 hours, so ticket-holders can watch at their convenience.
Swanson is especially hoping that families with budding musicians will watch it together. He holds many fond memories of Marsalis opening his dressing room door after a concert, so he could speak with the line of college and high school students eager to greet him.
Then in December 2013, he didn’t want to stop speaking to students between his 5 and 8 p.m. holiday concerts at Iowa City’s West High School. Realizing Marsalis hadn’t even had a chance to eat dinner, Swanson tried to wrap up the discussion, but Marsalis shooed him away.
“He was enjoying that to the nth degree,” Swanson said. “He wanted to continue his spirit of teaching to all these kids, so it’s from the heart.”
Another heart project is “Democracy Suite,” which Marsalis composed during the pandemic.
On Hancher’s website, it’s described as “a response to the political, social, and economic struggles facing our nation. ‘The Democracy Suite’ is a swinging and stimulating instrumental rumination on the issues that have recently dominated our lives, as well as the beauty that could emerge from a collective effort to create a better future.”
With the national elections coming in less than two weeks, Swanson said the timing is right for the debut. He noted it builds on the concept of “thinking about democracy and our freedom, and how it’s just so important for everybody to have their voice and get things together and end up working together and making great things happen.
“That’s kind of similar to jazz,” he said. “All these musicians — they’re separate instruments, but then finally, in the end, it’s all one voice.”
In his “Amazing Grace” video, Marsalis continues that line of thinking.
“The one thing you learn as a jazz musician is how to listen. We don’t know what people are going to play, so it’s very important for us to follow them, follow very, very closely. We have a saying, if you want to find something new to play, listen to the person next to you,” he said.
“The question that confronts us right now as a nation is, ‘Do we want to find a better way to play?’ And if we answer affirmative, we will make it through these things. If we answer, ‘No, we want to be our worst selves,’ we are going to struggle.”
At A Glance
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• What: Hancher Online presents: “The Sound of Democracy,” performed by Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet
• When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the online link available for 72 hours
• Cost: $20 per household; concert link emailed to ticket-holders
• Details and ticket link: Hancher.uiowa.edu/2020-21/jazz-lincoln-center-orchestra-septet-wynton-marsalis
• Questions: Email Hancherfirstname.lastname@example.org
• Related video: Wynton Marsalis discusses the common grounds of democracy and jazz at Wyntonmarsalis.org/news/entry/what-do-democracy-and-jazz-have-in-common
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