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2011 Auburn Tigers football
Chick-fil-A Bowl Champions
Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Virginia, W 43–24
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWest Division
2011 record8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachGene Chizik (3rd year)
Offensive coordinatorGus Malzahn
Offensive schemeInverted veer option from spread formation
Defensive coordinatorTed Roof
Base defenseMultiple D
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 87,451)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#19 Georgia x   7 1         10 4  
#9 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Florida   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Western Division
#2 LSU x   8 0         13 1  
#1 Alabama   7 1         12 1  
#5 Arkansas   6 2         11 2  
Auburn   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         7 6  
Ole Miss   0 8         2 10  
Championship: LSU 42, Georgia 10
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 9, 2012 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the college football season of 2011–2012. The team was coached by Gene Chizik, who was in his third season with Auburn. The Tigers played its home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, and competes in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Tigers entered the 2011 season after winning the 2010 BCS National Championship. Auburn finished the year 8–5 overall, 4–4 in SEC play, fourth in the West Division season. They were invited to the Chick-fil-A Bowl where they defeated Virginia 43–24.

Previous seasonEdit

During the 2010–2011 campaign, the Tigers finished the season undefeated, 14–0, with wins over No. 12 South Carolina, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, longtime rival Georgia, No. 9 Alabama, No. 18 South Carolina for a second time in the SEC Championship, and No. 2 Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game.[1] They finished the season as the consensus National Champions, being voted No. 1 in the AP and Coaches' Polls in securing Auburn's first national title since 1957.[2] In addition to the national title, junior quarterback Cam Newton became the third Auburn player to win the Heisman Trophy.[3]

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Alma mater Year Entering
Gene Chizik Head Coach Florida 3rd
Gus Malzahn Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Henderson State 3rd
Ted Roof Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Georgia Tech 3rd
Trooper Taylor Assistant head coach/Wide receivers Baylor 3rd
Curtis Luper Running backs/Recruiting Coordinator Stephen F. Austin 3rd
Jeff Grimes Offensive line UTEP 3rd
Jay Boulware Special teams Coordinator/Tight ends Texas 3rd
Mike Pelton Defensive line Auburn 1st
Phillip Lolley Cornerbacks Livingston 12th
Tommy Thigpen Safeties North Carolina 3rd
Kevin Yoxall Head Strength and Conditioning Coach TCU 12th

Returning startersEdit

OffenseEdit

Player Class Position
Onterrio McCallebb Junior Running Back
Emory Blake Junior Wide Receiver
Philip Lutzenkirchen Junior HB/TE/WR
Brandon Mosely Senior Right Tackle

DefenseEdit

Player Class Position
Nosa Eguae Soph Right End
Daren Bates Junior Left Outside Linebacker
T'Sharvin Bell Junior Left Cornerback
Neiko Thorpe Senior Safety

Special teamsEdit

Player Class Position
Josh Harris Junior Long Snapper

Key lossesEdit

  • QB Cam Newton
  • RB Mario Fannin
  • WR Darvin Adams
  • WR Terell Zachery
  • WR Kodi Burns
  • LT Lee Ziemba
  • LG Mike Berry
  • C Ryan Pugh
  • RG Byron Isom
  • DE Antoine Carter
  • DE Micheal Goggans
  • NG Zach Clayton
  • NT Nick Fairley
  • NT Mike Blanc
  • LB Josh Bynes
  • LB Craig Stevens
  • CB Demond Washington
  • K Wes Byrum
  • P Ryan Shoemaker

Dismissed from team

  • HB Eric Smith
  • WR Antonio Goodwin
  • WR Shaun Kitchens
  • TE Dakota Mosely
  • SS Mike McNeil

Quit team during spring

  • WR Derek Winters
  • WR Philip Pierre Louis
  • TE Robert Cooper
  • OT Roszell Gayden
  • OT Andre Harris
  • LB Jessel Curry

Current roster

  • 1 WR Trovon Reid (RFr)-projected starter
  • 3 WR DeAngelo Benton (Jr)
  • 5 RB Michael Dyer (So)-projected starter
  • 5 LB Jake Holland (So)-projected starter
  • 6 CB Jonathan Mincy (RFr)
  • 8 RB Anthony Gulley-Morgan (RSo)
  • 9 WR Quindarius Carr (Sr)
  • 9 CB Ryan White (So)
  • 10 LB LaDarius Owens (RFr)
  • 11 CB Chris Davis (So)
  • 12 FS Demetruce McNeal (So)-projected starter
  • 13 DE Craig Sanders (So)
  • 14 QB Barrett Trotter (Jr)-projected starter
  • 15 QB Clint Moseley (So)
  • 15 CB Neiko Thorpe (Sr)-projected starter
  • 16 FS Ikeem Means (Jr)
  • 18 QB Logan Paul (So)
  • 20 SS Drew Cole (Sr)
  • 21 LB Eltoro Freeman (Jr)
  • 22 CB T'Sharvin Bell (Jr)-projected starter
  • 23 RB Onterio McCalebb (Jr)
  • 25 LB Daren Bates (Jr)-projected starter
  • 28 CB Jonathan Rose (Fr)
  • 29 K Chandler Brooks (Sr)
  • 30 P Steven Clarke (So)-projected starter
  • 35 LB Jonathan Evans (Jr)-projected starter
  • 36 K Cody Parkey (So)-projected starter
  • 37 FB LaDarius Phillips (RFr)-projected starter
  • 38 LB Jawara White (RFr)
  • 40 HB Chris Humpheries (Sr)
  • 43 TE Philip Lutzenkirchen (Jr)-projected starter
  • 45 RB Davis Hooper (Sr)
  • 50 C Reese Dismukes (Fr)-projected starter
  • 52 DE Justin Delaine (RFr)
  • 54 NT Jeff Whitaker (So)-projected starter
  • 55 DE Corey Lemonier (So)-projected starter
  • 58 LB Harris Gaston (So)
  • 60 OG Eric Mack (RFr)
  • 61 LS Josh Harris (Jr)-projected starter
  • 62 LT Chris Slade (RFr)
  • 63 C Blake Burgess (So)
  • 65 C Tunde Funiyike (RFr)
  • 66 OG Thomas O'Reilly (Fr)
  • 68 OG Ed Christain (RFr)
  • 70 OG Shon Coleman (Fr)
  • 71 RG John Sullen (Jr)-projected starter
  • 74 NT Jamar Travis (Jr)
  • 75 OT Brandon Mosely (Sr)-projected starter
  • 77 OT A.J. Greene (Sr)-projected starter
  • 78 OT Aubrey Phillips (Fr)
  • 79 OG Jarod Cooper (Sr)-projected starter
  • 80 WR Emory Blake (Jr)-projected starter
  • 83 TE Chad Croce (So)
  • 85 WR Travante Stallworth (RSo)
  • 91 DE Joel Bonomolo (RJr)
  • 92 NG Kenneth Carter (So)-projected starter
  • 94 DE Nosa Equae (So)-projected starter
  • 95 DE Dee Ford (Jr)
  • 97 NG Derrick Lykes (Sr)

Transfers

  • RB Mike Blakely (Fr)- University Of Florida
  • RB Corey Grant (RFr)-University Of Alabama

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3* 11:00 am Utah State #23 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN2 W 42–38   85,245
September 10 11:30 am #16 Mississippi State Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL SECN W 41–34   87,451
September 17* 11:00 am at Clemson #21 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ABC L 24–38   81,514
September 24* 6:00 pm Florida Atlantic Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL FSN W 30–14   82,249
October 1 2:30 pm at #10 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC CBS W 16–13   81,767
October 8 6:00 pm at #10 Arkansas #15 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN L 14–38   74,191
October 15 6:00 pm Florida #24 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Rivalry) ESPN W 17–6   87,451
October 22 2:30 pm at #1 LSU #19 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) CBS L 10–45   93,098
October 29 6:00 pm Ole Miss #22 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPNU W 41–23   85,347
November 12 2:30 pm at #15 Georgia #20 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) CBS L 7–45   92,746
November 19*† 12:00 pm (FCS) Samford #24 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 35–16   84,842
November 26 2:30 pm #2 Alabama #24 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS L 14–42   87,451
December 31* 6:30 pm vs. Virginia Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Bowl) ESPN W 43–24   72,919
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time Zone.

Game notesEdit

Utah StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Utah State 14 7 3 14 38
Auburn 7 7 14 14 42

[4]


Mississippi StateEdit

#16 Mississippi State at Auburn
by Quarter1234 Total
Mississippi State 14 10 3 7 34
Auburn 14 17 3 7 41

[5]


ClemsonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Auburn 14 7 3 0 24
Clemson 0 21 14 3 38


Florida AtlanticEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Florida Atlantic 3 3 0 8 14
Auburn 10 0 20 0 30


South CarolinaEdit

Auburn at #10 South Carolina
by Quarter1234 Total
Auburn 3 6 0 7 16
South Carolina 6 0 7 0 13

[6]


ArkansasEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Auburn 14 0 0 0 14
Arkansas 7 14 7 10 38


FloridaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Florida 0 6 0 0 6
Auburn 7 0 0 10 17

[7]


LSUEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Auburn 3 0 0 7 10
LSU 7 14 21 3 45


Ole MissEdit

Ole Miss at #23 Auburn
by Quarter1234 Total
Ole Miss 7 10 0 6 23
Auburn 14 3 14 10 41

[8]


GeorgiaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Auburn 7 0 0 0 7
Georgia 14 21 3 7 45


SamfordEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Samford 0 10 3 3 16
Auburn 7 7 7 14 35


AlabamaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Alabama 14 10 3 15 42
Auburn 7 0 7 0 14


Chick-fil-A BowlEdit

Chick-fil-A Bowl
#25 Auburn vs. Virginia
by Quarter1234 Total
Virginia 7 10 7 0 24
Auburn 7 21 12 3 43

[9]


Recruiting classEdit

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

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Coaches' 19 22 19 RV RV 23 RV 23 RV RV 25 RV RV NR NR RV

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BCS Not released 20 23 22 20 24 24 NR 25

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "2009 Auburn Football". AuburnTigers.cstv.com. Auburn University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2009-2010/teamstat.html. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  2. "2010 NCAA Football Rankings – Postseason". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110225154844/http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  3. "Cam Newton wins Heisman Trophy". Associated Press. ESPN.com. December 13, 2010. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5909569. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
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