Scot Loeffler is only in his second year as a full-time offensive coordinator. One area in which he must become better is in his play-calling. The play-calling up to this point has been extremely predictable. It's also been highly questionable.
At times, it seems like Auburn only has three or four plays in their playbook. Jet sweep to McCalebb, stretch play to Mason to the left and a bubble screen to Bray is what a typical three-and-out looks like for Auburn.
It is too often an occurrence that Auburn is in a 2nd-and-long situation. An offense, especially one with a young quarterback, will not be successful if it is constantly playing behind the chains on first down.
Running a draw will never be understood when it is 3rd-and-16 or longer. It's been called multiple times. It shows no confidence in your offense or your young quarterback.
Scot Loeffler needs to use Tre Mason and Mike Blakely more. Tre Mason went from 22 carries against ULM to only nine carries against LSU? Why? Especially when he was showing some success in the second half. Blakely went from 11 carries against Mississippi State to only three against ULM and zero against LSU.
Loeffler seems intent on calling plays according to his offensive philosophy instead of calling plays that are geared toward the strength of his offensive players. In a transition phase, it is more important to do the latter. Loeffler needs to get out of his comfort zone when calling plays and do what his offensive players are more comfortable with.