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Malzahn’s Trick Play Helps Auburn This Time

In the 1st quarter of last week’s game with the Vols, Gus Malzahn signaled in a play that called for Travante Stallworth, a freshman receiver lacking what most would call height, to crouch down behind the O-line (wonder what that smelled like) and take a hidden hand-off from Chris Todd. Stallworth waited for the play to develop and ran around left end for ten yards.

Have you seen this before? I have. In 2006, Malzahn, who was the offensive coordinator for the Arkansas Razorbacks at the time, called the same play in the upset of our beloved Tigers (ranked #2 at the time).

So like many things this season, I have learned to love things that I used to hate: the spread offense, Trooper Taylor (when he was at Tennessee), Gene Chizik (for leaving Auburn for the same job at Texas), and the Reggie Fish trick play now lovingly called the Stallworth Scramble. Keep the bus rolling.

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4 comments

AUmike734 10/07/2009 at 11:30 am

Awesome play!!

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jahbinks 10/07/2009 at 11:31 am

War Eagle We “Do what we do”

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JT 10/07/2009 at 3:00 pm

Not only do I remember this play – with anguish – from the ’06 Arkansas game but when Malzahn hired on at Auburn we talked about that play and guessed at how long it would take before we saw it at Auburn. A little over 4 games, as it turns out.

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Arkansas Preview: That Annoying Little Gnat - WarBlogle.com 10/08/2011 at 9:36 am

[…] I can not remember the last time I went into an Auburn-Arkansas game and felt 100% confident that the Tigers would come out with a win. It has nothing to do with the talent or the way the teams are playing at that point in the season. It doesn't have anything to do with the coaching staffs. It has everything to do with the fact that Arkansas has generally given Auburn fits since they joined the SEC almost 20 years ago. I still have nightmares of Fred Talley and Reggie Fish. […]

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