Why reigniting the pass rush must be a top priority for Auburn football in 2021

The Tigers used to be one of the most feared third-down defenses in CFB. Last year, they were one of the worst. Getting after the QB is key.

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Statistically, there wasn’t a bigger drop for Auburn football in 2020 than the one it experienced in the area of third-down defense.

In 2019, the Tigers were No. 8 nationally in third-down defense, allowing conversions on just 29.9% of opponents’ attempts. If Auburn could get you to the “money down,” it was usually game ov…

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