Chalk Talk: Auburn vs San Jose State Upon Further Review

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Sep 6, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Corey Grant (20) is brought down by San Jose State Spartans cornerback Dasheon Frierson (5) during the first quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

There is a reason that coaches always want to look at the film before they comment with much detail on the performance of a team or individual players shortly after a game or practice. When everything happens live and at full speed, you only get one look at each play, and your eyes allow you to only see so much.

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During Saturday’s game, there were things that coaches, fans, and sportswriters only saw live that warranted a second look. The main reason is that when 22 men are moving around on the field at the same time, many of which are locked into one-on-one matchups, details are easily missed. That’s why coaches will watch, rewind, watch, rewind, watch, rewind again, watch… and you get the picture.

Now, thanks to DVR, ESPN3, the SEC Network and other new technologies, we can do exactly that. Last night, I finally re-watched Auburn vs San Jose State. Here are some of the things that stuck out to me as an old coach, in the order that I saw them, while watching a replay of the game.