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  1. 41 points
    Fire him tonight. Make Steele interim. Go get Cristobal or Bob Stoops for next year. Tired of seeing inept offense from a guy hired to field dynamic offenses. Whether it's a failure of recruiting, evaluation, play calling, game planning or some of all of it, it's just not working and it's not going to get better. EDITED TO ADD: Two points of clarification since people don't read context... 1. I'm not done with Auburn, I'm done with Gus. 2. This was posted when we were down 21-0 and looking left for dead. I fully realize that won't happen after we made it a game. Carry on...
  2. 15 points
    I was fine with that last night. It was Rod’s night. His words from Kick 6 were ringing in My ears when they hit the field. I had tears in my eyes
  3. 14 points
    I said it. Mario Cristobal. Head Coach. Football. Auburn University. 1. Played and coached Oline. 2. Has head coaching experience. 5 yrs at FIU (built them from nothing). Plus 2 yrs at Oregon. 3. Coached 4 yrs for Saban at bama 4. Great recruiter. Has spent career recruiting Florida and Alabama. If we fire Gus....we should hire Cristobal. All the other choices suck.
  4. 13 points
    Seeing the thread title and who started it, I really wasn't sure where this was gonna be heading.
  5. 13 points
    I'm not questioning your feelings for Gus, but calling someone a coward when all of us on this forum hide behind cryptic handles of anonymity doesn't jive.
  6. 12 points
    2017 easily. We were playing for a championship and playoff spot in December. That's where you want to be every year.
  7. 12 points
    Spent this week with those I love the most, traipsing in our forefathers' footsteps...DC, Williamsburg, Jamestown. Still completely infatuated with Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and Pocahontas. So very, very grateful for the sacrifices then and now, of which I have only a distant glimpse of the courage and the cost. I am a Thanksgiving-all-year girl. Blessed, incredible Thanksgiving to you and your families, one and all, and to our precious, incredible God who loves us each so recklessly, be the gratitude and glory.
  8. 10 points
    The Iron Bowl in Auburn: Ain't nothin' like it nowhere Ray Perkins warned you. He warned all of you whose all-purpose exclamation is Roll Tide. Nothing good can come of it if Alabama goes to Auburn. It's why, as successor to the Bear, he stuck his fingers in his ears and said "Lalalala, you can't make me" when Pat Dye suggested the very idea. Perkins left Tuscaloosa for Tampa Bay, of all places, rather than take a football team to Auburn. After three decades of jaw-dropping, face-palming crimson chaos on the Plains, can you blame him? The Iron Bowl anywhere is special. The Iron Bowl in Auburn is a Mount Olympus of big-time players making big-time plays, a Dante's Inferno of decisive and derisive moments, a Magic Kingdom of beautiful madness - the biennial bipolar opposite of joyless murderball. Twice as often as not, the endgame of this game to end all games is Alabama's ass on Auburn's grass, and they're not going to keep 'em off the field that night. So it was Saturday, 30 years removed from the cold day Perkins vowed would never come, when Alabama first traveled to Auburn but Auburn won the day in the fall of college football's Berlin Wall. Auburn 48, Alabama 45 took that tradition unlike any other to a new level of intensity wrapped in audacity inside an enigmatic epic. Alabama's heroic backup quarterback threw a rivalry record six touchdown passes - but alas and alack, Mac Jones, two of those scoring tosses went to Smoke Monday and Zakoby McClain, who play for Auburn. Pick Six Part Two saw the ball ricochet perfectly from the unwitting receiver's spine to McClain's opportunistic paws with nothing but 100 yards of green grass dead ahead. Which reminds me. A pass play? On first-and-goal at the Auburn 2? With Najee Harris channeling his inner Derrick Henry? Steve Sarkisian has some 'splainin' to do. Time tends to stand still when Alabama travels to Auburn, and it doesn't matter which head coach asks the referee for just a second. Saban did it in 2013, and that moment in time became the Kick Six. Gus Malzahn's request for an extension of the first half was granted Saturday, and Anders Carlson lasered through the 52-yard field goal quicker than Saban could say @#$! Ever since Van Tiffin delivered "The Kick" to give Perkins his last Iron Bowl title in 1985 at Legion Field, the last thing Alabama's wanted to see is this rivalry become a game of inches - and feet. It's a kick in the gut every time. Much respect for Alabama kicker Joseph Bulovas for taking responsibility after his final field goal to tie with two minutes left was sent back by an upright masquerading as Mamadou N'diaye. No use for anyone who felt the need to cyber-assault the Alabama kicker. Because even after that miss, this game wasn't over until Malzahn bamboozled Saban with the trickeration heard 'round the nation. Against most coaches in most places, Saban is the Big Bad Wolf. Against Malzahn in Auburn, he's Wile E. Coyote. With a minute and change to play, it looked for all the world like Auburn would be forced to punt to Jaylen Waddle, a recipe for disaster for the home team and a sixth straight playoff trip for the visitors. Waddle already had scored four touchdowns and set multiple land-speed records. Karma appeared to be conspiring to put Alabama in position to win an Iron Bowl in a manner other than bludgeoning. Except when Auburn subbed in its punter, it stationed him at wide receiver and didn't sub out its quarterback, this subterfuge designed to keep Waddle stationed safely on the sideline. In response, because Saban has yet to hire an anarchy analyst devoted solely to Malzahn's machinations, Alabama subbed out its return team to sub in its defense - but Waddle stayed put. So Alabama had too many men on the field, allowing Auburn to keep the ball, empty the clock and overpopulate the playing surface with men, women and children, at least those who didn't get swallowed by the hedges. Precocious Bo Nix, who made some grown-man throws at critical moments, secured his third straight state championship, and this latest greatest game in the greatest rivalry known to man begat too many nicknames to count. The 12th Man. The Unfair at Jordan-Hare. Punt Bama Punt ... Psyche. By any other name, this crazy game took its place alongside Nix the Elder to Sanders 1993, the Screen 1997, Go Crazy, Cadillac 2003, Honk If You Sacked Brodie 2005, the 2009 Drive, the 2013 Kick Six and other extraordinary Iron Bowls on the Plains. It was Auburn's 10th win in 15 Jordan-Hare Iron Bowls, its second straight there and third in the last four. Malzahn would be saved from the hot seat, his three wins in seven meetings with Saban perhaps even more impressive than Tommy Tuberville's six straight over Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula and Saban's first Alabama team. Saban would be excused from the playoff, but one postseason on the sideline doesn't diminish a decade and change of dominance. For most programs, that's a lifetime of unattainable accomplishment. Imagine if Alabama didn't have to take the trip Perkins desperately wanted to avoid every odd-numbered year. It's been proven against other big-name coaches and big-time programs, but the home-field advantage in Jordan-Hare Stadium is real and second to none - especially against the one visitor who fought the longest and screamed the loudest to stay away. Welcome to the Iron Bowl in Auburn, Alabama. Welcome to Excruciating Lee County. They didn't keep 'em off the field after Auburn 48, Alabama 45. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
  9. 10 points
    I heard that with the time zone changes and the right scheduling that Leach will coach Ole Miss while remaining the head coach at Washington State.
  10. 10 points
    Thank you so much! Hopefully things will work out for the best! We really do love being apart of the Auburn family
  11. 10 points
    What’s she going to do the other 4? 🤣
  12. 10 points
  13. 9 points
    The 1913 unclaimed championship. Before the age of championship rings, the team received a gold charm. Auburn, coached by Mike Donahue, was undefeated at 8–0, outscoring opponents 224–13. This was in the possession of my late aunt.
  14. 9 points
  15. 9 points
    I wonder if the munchkin thinks THIS TOO is unfair???
  16. 9 points
    1. Runs a clean program. 2. His players would run into a burning building for him. 3. He recruits well. Especially in Georgia and Florida.
  17. 9 points
  18. 9 points
    Excuse, justify, deflect Wash, rinse, repeat The schedule isn't causing us to lose games. The lack of competent offense is. In games against good teams the Malzahn offense looks more like the Loefler offense. Gus was specifically hired for his up-tempo, high scoring dynamic offense. We haven't seen that since '14 TAMU.
  19. 9 points
    All's well, thanks so much! Latest colonoscopy confirmed there is no physical evidence left of the tumor so now we're just working on keeping it from any further spread. God is so good! War Eagle!
  20. 8 points
    I hope we get CM. He is a great QB developer, great OC and Great recruiter. Let's all be honest about our positions here. If you like Gus you would say he would let go of the Off. and let CCM take care of it and just give his input. If you hate Gus you say why would he come when Gus would never let go of the Off.. The reality probably is somewhere in between. Which ever view you take I think you are not being honest if you don't say that in every way he would be a great pick up for us and we will be better if we get him.
  21. 8 points
    Teams with nfl offensive lines, Heisman contending qbs and wrs that run like scalded cheetahs are going to score. We made less mistakes than other teams that played them. Our dbs are fine.
  22. 8 points
    I think it's time for Jaylen to graduate and go into the draft. Bama won't do it, because of cynical rules. Auburn should step in to redress this injusice. I suggest that Auburn grant Jaylen a bachelor's degree in kinetic studies, with a double major in receptions and returns. He has attended Auburn and proved his mastery of the subjects on our campus. Further studies at the college level are just a waste of everyone's time. Bob in Winter Haven, Florida
  23. 8 points
    baseball and basketball both have really good coaches, football not so much, the fans are supportive of all sports but the pulling together is just another excuse for an 8-5 coach being paid at a championship level without the results.
  24. 8 points
  25. 8 points
    Richt had no scandals that I’m aware of and he was fired after a 9 win season. Tommy Bowden had a 9 win season and was fired the next season after starting 3-3. No scandal with him either. Gus is a great enigma and will likely remain that. If he beats Bama, that will heal a lot of wounds. If he loses to them, he will have his 4th SEC record of .500 or less in 7 seasons. On the other hand, he has had two SEC West titles. UT and Nebraska serve as examples of ‘it can get worse’. LSU, UGA, and Clemson are examples of ‘it can get better’. But this much I know: Gus’s last two OCs are running offenses putting up ridiculously good numbers. The man who meddled with them and caused them to leave, is not. If Gus gets fired, it will be on him and no one else.
  26. 8 points
    AU's schedule is tough because Bama ,UGA and LSU are consistently in the top 5-10 teams. Know what would make Bama, UGA's and LSU's schedule tougher? AU being ranked in the top 5-10. We bring their strength of schedule down while they bring ours up. Whose fault is that?
  27. 7 points
    You should always be very careful when you look up to a bird, just in case.
  28. 7 points
    We should split up the A-Day roster for a scrimmage between those that committed to the University of Auburn against Auburn University. I wonder who would win?
  29. 7 points
    JG was given opportunity in multiple scrimmages, TWO spring trainings and TWO fall camps and practice every week for two years. The coaches watched all these practices, they also filmed all of these and studied hours and hours of film. They then made the choice of the QB that they thought would give us the best chance to win. Everyone has opportunity in practice, nobody is guaranteed or entitled to opportunity on game day. That is something that is earned in practice. I was pulling hard for JG, he committed to us early and from all indications he is a great guy and true AU man. My sources tell me that he was just too inconsistent throwing the ball in practice. He is clearly a better runner than BN, so all he really had to do is be even, or very close, to BN in passing and he would have been the starter which would CGM would have loved as it would have given him many more options. Selfishly, I hated to see JG go, but I don't blame him for looking for greener pastures. Just because he was not good enough to be the starter at AU right now, does not mean he will not be good enough to start at another program. See Jalen Hurts. Remember, as bad as a team's starting QB may look in the game, the backup on the sideline holding the clipboard is there because he performed even worse in practice.
  30. 7 points
    #1--There’s a very big difference between being a biblical Christian and being a Mormon. It’s a totally different concept of who Jesus is, who man is, who God is, how we fit in the universe, how we get right with God. In Mormonism it all hinges on participation in the Mormon Temple ritual; in Christianity it all hinges on throwing ourselves on the mercy of God and claiming Christ as savior. While Mormon's are good people and some of the nicest that I know, I would not characterized them as being biblical Christians. #2-- You are correct, BYU (95%) , University of Utah (50%) , and Utah State (35%) are the major schools in the state. 62% of the state of Utah are Mormon. Jake Bentley is not a Mormon, that is why it caught my eye that they predicted 100% Utah
  31. 7 points
    After a short break we are back at it but moving into a slower pace of games on the schedule. This will be a period of trying to fix mistakes but also a time for us to work on us, which may include stalling more stuff on both ends of the floor. I bring this up in a preview just to say, sometimes for younger players this period can be difficult. Adding mental challenges as your schedule begins to get more difficult, so I will continue watching our freshmen closely and won't panic if they have an off night (not that I expect it at this point). On to New Mexico, they will have the best combination of size and athleticism we have seen to this point. They like to get up and down and have routinely gotten into the 90s in scoring. They don't jack up a lot of threes and normally prefer to do their damage in the paint, although their best player, Lyle an Ohio State transfer, is a respectable shoot from deep and leads their team in that area.Speaking of Lyle, he is their guy. He leads them in scoring at nearly 20 per, and is second in rebounding and assists. While they are balance in scoring, with 4 starters and their 6th man averaging 10+ points per game, Lyle is what makes them go. They will present us a challenge with their size across the board, the start a 6'10'' and a 6'9' and bring another 6'9" of the bench who might be their second best player. Manigault is a stretch post that can shoot and pass, and play inside as well. He and Lyle are great at drawing fouls and they lead the team in free throw attempts. The Lobos as a team are elite at drawing fouls and getting free throw attempts. They average almost 29 attempts per game (top 5 in the country) and make nearly 22 per game (top 5 in the country). Needless to say, we have some bigs that are prone to some foul trouble and we will be in trouble if that happens. If Wiley and Mac don't maintain position and arms straight up, we may get a longer look at Stretch than CBP was planning on. Some good news on their offense is they tend to commit 15+ turnovers, and I expect us to help them continue that trend. Statistically speaking, we are a better team in almost every area except the free throw line, drawing fouls and making free throws. If we can handle the higher level of physicality, I expect us to be fine. I think they are a top 100 KenPom ranking last time I looked, and coming off a final four, we will be a big target for teams this season. I expect us to push the pace against their 8 man rotation. I hope CBP encourages our guys to continue to play fast and free early in the game, and continue our streak of hot starts. Keys to the game: Limit Lyle. I'm sure Okoro will get a shot at defending him (he plays the 2 ) but we will need all our guys to rotate on him to help hold him down. Move the ball and protect it. They give up 18+ assists per game and cause 15+ turnovers. If we can get to 18+ assists with less turnovers that would be ideal. Don't foul. They bank on fouls, literally scoring 20+ points per game from the stripe. They need these shots to win. Don't foul late in shot clocks or in other bad situations, play smart. Go with the flow, continue the offensive identity of an offense that flows. The ball moves, the players move and ultimately the ball goes in. As we deepen in the season can we keep that rhythm. Rebound. They are very similar to us in the rebounding area, what team wins this battle may go a long way to deciding a close game. Rebounding and free throws often decide close games. These are the only areas where I have concerns in this one. Play smart and disciplined here and we should win. Can our new guys and guys in new roles accomplish that? I think this one will be interesting. Go get em fellas. War Eagle!!!!!!
  32. 7 points
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  34. 7 points
    Wait a minute...aren't all the substituion rules in college football now as a result of Saban's pissing and moaning? He got screwed by his own rule.
  35. 7 points
  36. 7 points
    Just a basic suggestion/request to mods please... Out of respect for the awful news of Pastor Chet's and Mr. Daniel's families can y'all cut those posts out into their own separate thread(s) please? Seems odd to be sharing the space with the other conversations going on. If not, no worries. Just thought it would be a nice thing to do. Thank you.
  37. 7 points
    2019 Passing Stats Fromm: 233 attempts, 67% completion, 1858 yds (206 per game), 8 yds per attempt, 13 TDs, 3 INTs Nix: 248 attempts, 56.5% completion, 1798 yds (199.8 per game), 7.3 per attempt, 12 TDs, 6 INTs That worked out well.
  38. 6 points
  39. 6 points
    Look at Gus. Good head coach. Bad OC. Used to be a good OC. Chad Morris no matter if he calls plays or not gives us a elite QB coach and a really good recruiter. Sign me up as well!
  40. 6 points
    Our plan against lsu was to give up yards. We played softer coverage to keep them in front, knowing that when they got to the red zone we’d be able to cover them tighter. Which is why burrow scored one of their touchdowns. Our open field tackling was one of the best Ive ever seen. You are crazy if you think this wasnt a good db year
  41. 6 points
    I see you're removing all doubt.
  42. 6 points
  43. 6 points
    It wasn't illegal participation. It was Illegal Substituion. CBS didnt' botch anything. They stopped the video and showed the 11 players up near the line and pointed out the returner was downfield.
  44. 6 points
    You can enjoy life or you can let your pride suck the fun out of it.
  45. 6 points
  46. 6 points
    Unless he was at AU. If he was at AU, he'd be a terrible coach after that loss.
  47. 6 points
    Quick comment on Orgeron - the man did great as the interim HC at USC (6-2) and upsetting a powerful Stanford team. He learned a lot from his OM and USC experience. Not a fluke. As for Steele - who knows what you would get? Really knows? I see this: - the D is full of talent (RECRUITING) -the D starts rotating and getting players experience from game one throughout the season (PLAYER DEVELOPMENT) - his players don't take off plays (COMMITMENT - EFFORT) -somehow 2 of his best players who could be millionaires or quite rich this season, chose to return and don't think for a second Steele wasn't a part of that (BUILDS INCREDIBLE BONDS WITH PLAYERS THROUGH TRUST) -Steele also had miserable experience as HC a lifetime ago, in which he learned volumes from (EXPERIENCE) - has worked for some tremendous coaches/programs (CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE) I have no clue if he micromanages or picks his nose. But if he can lead Auburn and get the O to be consistent while maintaining a strong D, WE WIN. He is not a sexy hire, but neither was Tater Tot and he rolled off 20 quick wins. Actually not sure Pat Dye was a sexy hire. You get my point. We need the "right kind of coach", not the "right coach"
  48. 6 points
  49. 6 points
    No you don't. If you come to the point you know the HC needs to be let go you let him go & let the class fall where it may. FWIW if CKS remains the entire D class will also.
  50. 6 points
    I would bet good money that if Steele moves from DC to HC our defense would take a hit. Chizik couldn't field a good D as HC and he was a star at DC. Gus can't field a good O as a HC and he was a star at OC. TWill/Crimedog < Steele as DC. We will be taking away the man who keeps the strength of our team together away from that unit and assigning him all the non-football related tasks keeping him further away from what makes him such a valuable asset to our staff. This would be a reverse Gussing IMO. Not to mention the nega-recruiting we would have to fight on the trail. "He's just an interim until they find someone better" etc. I want Steele to remain 100% focused on the defense because he has been a star at that for us. As soon as you start shifting roles around is where new, unforeseen problems start popping up.