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  2. Invited Speakers at Universities Students drown out James Comey’s convocation speech at Howard University As former FBI Director James Comey attempted to deliver a convocation speech at Howard University on Friday afternoon, he was immediately met with a wave of student protests and chants in response to police killings of black Americans. Protesters sang "We Shall not be Moved" as Comey stood behind a podium prepared to speak. Chants also included "no justice, no peace," and "go home Comey, you are not our homie!" Although the beginning of Comey's remarks were delayed, but he attempted to reason with the group of students, saying, "I hope you’ll stay to listen to what I have to say, and I just listened to you for five minutes," according to Politico. Comey's words didn't work, and students continued to make their grievances with the former FBI head known. An administrator attempted to make the protesters sit to no avail, but they were not removed from the auditorium. Other students responded to the protests and shouted "let him speak." "I love the enthusiasm of the young folks, I just wish they would understand what a conversation is. A conversation is where you speak and I listen, and then I speak and you listen," Comey said. "And then we go back and forth and back and forth. And at the end of a conversation, we're both smarter. I am here at Howard to try to get smarter, to try to be useful, to try to have healthy conversations." Comey did not get political in his speech or discuss the FBI or his firing by President Donald Trump that eventually sparked a special counsel investigation. His words "focused mostly on offering advice to Howard’s students and extolling the virtues of the historically black university," Politico reported, despite ongoing chants from students in attendance. "Howard University has always been different which is why I wanted to be a part of it," he added. "There is simply too little time taken in the rest of the real world to reflect, to think, to try to reshape the world and yourself. The rest of the real world is a place where it's hard sometimes to find people who will listen with an attitude that they might actually be convinced of something." "Instead, what happens in the rest of the real world — and about four rows in this auditorium — is that people don’t listen at all, they just try to figure out what rebuttal they’re going to offer when you’re done speaking. Sometimes they will pause briefly before telling you that you’re an idiot," he continued. Students also gathered outside after Comey's speech and continued their protest and read the names of black Americans that have been killed by the police. In total about 1,500 people were in the auditorium, Politico reported, but roughly 20 students had carried out the protests, though videos of students outside appear to show a bit of a larger crowd.
  3. Worth Replacing Gus?

    IMO, I believe this softball mess may just do in Jay Jacobs. Surely Pat Dye and others on the BOT's won't jump to JJ's side and help him cover it up even more then what JJ has turned his back on the young ladies as they told Jay what happened and when it happened but Jacobs did nothing about it. The ladies said that in an interview that I saw.
  4. Offense and Defense....What would you rather have?

    I want and expect BOTH also. I don't even like entertaining the mindset of having to chose one or the other. I believe we have the talent and athletes on the roster right now to have Both.
  5. I got off the Gus Bus after Mercer.

    I jumped off the Gus bus after the 2015 season. Remember that year? we had to beat Memphis in the mighty "Birmingham bowl" just so we'd end up with a winning record at 7-6 overall. Oh yeah, our SEC record for 2015 was 2-6. Need I say more about Malzahn and his coaching. I think stats says a great deal.
  6. 2017 Touchdown Auburn Bowl

    AuburnArkansasFloridaLSUSouth CarolinaTennesseeAlabamaFlorida StateOklahoma StateGeorgia51
  7. Kerryon Johnson update anyone?

    I agree numbers were good but to many times it was because he had so much time receivers were wide open. As good as he looked I did not see enough of him hitting receivers as they made initial cuts. A good QB has to hit receivers as they are starting to get open into tight Windows as that is all you get against great defenses. The difference in the Clemson game is their QB threw to receivers who were barely open and they made catches our QB waited and got sacked.
  8. 2017 Touchdown Auburn Bowl

    AuburnTexas A&MFloridaLSUSouth CarolinaTennesseeAlabamaFlorida StateOklahoma State Mississippi State 55
  9. Who Do You Want?

    So why would anyone at all feel like taking the HC job here then? Serious question, who the hell wants to take a job where there's all kinds of helicoptering? Not disputing the meddling but damn if it's so toxic maybe that's why we can only land 5-17 coaches and our ex-coordinators, but that leads me to ask more questions because Gus and Chiz must have seen this stuff up close when they were assistants..... Damn what a disheartening situation.
  10. Kerryon Johnson update anyone?

    Don't know if I totally agreed with this. I know he is stubborn but not that stubborn. That said thank you for posting this I got a huge laugh out of it.
  11. 2017 Touchdown Auburn Bowl

    Auburn Texas A&M Florida LSU South Carolina Tennessee Alabama Florida State TCU Mississippi State 41
  12. 2017 Touchdown Auburn Bowl

    Auburn Texas A&M Florida LSU South Carolina Tennessee Alabama North Carolina State Oklahoma State Georgia 59
  13. Miss State vs UGA

    Hope MSU beats them, gets a case of big head and then strolls into Auburn over confident. Despite my misgivings about Gus I really think if we can handle Mizzou and then take down MSU things could get rolling for us.
  14. Nebraska AD fired

    Having grown up in the 80's and 90's its odd and sad to see how far that program has fallen. Just doesn't seem right for Nebraska to be so down. They should still be in the Big 12 and I hope they find a good coach that can bring them back. But in this day and age with their location and how recruiting is now its gonna take a special coach with a special, oh I don't know the triple option or something...
  15. 2017 Touchdown Auburn Bowl

    Auburn Texas A&M Florida LSU South Carolina Tennessee Alabama Florida State Oklahoma State Georgia 51
  16. If its PM JJ was his source
  17. Some thoughts on Mizzou......

    Me too. If I were a betting man, I would still bet on many inside zone runs.
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  19. Worth Replacing Gus?

    I can see I stumbled in without a pitchfork. Bye.
  20. Offense and Defense....What would you rather have?

    Having a bad offense is frustrating. Having a bad defense is embarrassing.
  21. Kerryon Johnson update anyone?

    how in the world do we find ourselves into the 4th game of the season, our two best backs are hurt and we are afraid of using our bench??? ARRRGHHHHH !!!! This is baffling.
  22. Who Do You Want?

    Oh yeah for sure. When I was younger it was Bobby Lowder and his bunch. The names change but the system doesn't. Auburn has always been Auburn's biggest problem. Not bama.
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