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    Wheelchair basketball. This is pretty cool, actually. Good for Alabama for developing those programs.
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    I agree with Holland. I do think he would have more sacks when he learns not to overrun the play. He does create some anxious moments for QB's. I hope he can play another level higher this year.
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    Here we are again. A game where Auburn has a great opportunity to take a step forward as a program and to improve our post season resume. We find ourselves a slight (1 point, and several books have as a pickem game) underdog to Arkansas, a top 35 RPI team, at home. A win here would nearly lock in a first round host spot in the NIT. Arkansas plays our style of basketball, but at an even faster pace. They have a nice overall record, but are not as consistent at the record might suggest. While we have had two separate three game losing streaks, Arkansas has two separate spans where they lost 3 out of 4, including a loss at Mizzou. They come in playing good ball, however, winning their last 4. Very similar style of play to Florida, but without as good or as much outside shooting. Statistically they don't jump off the page, and aren't much better than AU across the board. This is a winnable game. We have shown plenty of ability to score, in these opportunity games, we have allowed opposing teams to shatter their season averages, with poor defense. Arky averages 81 a game, so if we allow them to shatter that, we lose, like the Florida game. If we can keep them in that ball park and have a good offensive night, we have a good shot. Vegas has the over/under at 170 for this game for the total amount of points scored, so they too expect a game in the 80's. I would expect to see us go with a smaller lineup, getting shooters and scorers on the floor. Lang will probably play 4 behind Purifoy again, and I would expect Brown to get another start. We have wilted in these games recently, need to man up tonight. War Eagle!
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    He was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing, according to the Washington County (Ark.) sheriff's office. We need to be recruiting whoever caught him and took him down.
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    The press deserves a big slap across the face for slanting "news" for so many years. They are part of the reason a Trump is in the White House. I'm just sitting back and watching two foolish "organizations" go at it.
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    Overzealous political power via ideology is rarely a good thing regardless of whose in charge.
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    Here's my perspective on what happened today and why it's important. POTUS has shown a pattern of calling everything that doesn't fit his narrative "fake news", thus those outlets that have consistently published stories putting the administration in a bad light get that label from him and were denied basic access today. This is not a well-functioning relationship. For all of his flaws, Obama never denied access to adversarial mainstream outlets like Fox News (look at what Chris Wallace said last week on the matter). Obama may have disagreed with the reporting and said so loudly, but that's very different from what happened today. In fact, those in the media are actually OK with POTUS disagreeing with the merits of the reporting. What they are not OK with is limiting basic access, which hampers their ability to do a job. We should also not condone this behavior, as if it goes unchecked, it will become a pattern and can easily lead to only "friendly" outlets receiving access in the future.
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    I've said before, both extremes of on taxes are wrong. There is a point at which taxes create a drag on the economy and reduce productivity and investment and drive away industry and people. There is also a point at which taxes are so low that government cannot function properly, can't meet reasonable obligations, and so on. There's a sweet spot for taxes where it balances all these concerns and gives you a responsive government with good services, well funded schools and so on while having an environment that's conducive to business growth and people wanting to live there. The problem comes when people follow ideology that swings to either side too far and ignore reality on the ground.
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    Seems like an odd time to choose Ole Miss...
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    Ah... but see you're getting it all wrong. North Carolina cheated. Ole Miss cheated AND beat bama 2 years in a row. This, my friends, is why I will always appreciate Rich McGlynn, no matter how overbearing his by the book stance may or may not be... because when we get back to beating bama, they can send in the NCAA dogs and they will, once again, find NOTHING.
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    I think this person reveals a fundamental problem with bureaucrats. He refers to serving an "administration". Too many bureaucrats have lost touch with the concept of serving the country, the people.
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    Who will take early lead in spring as Auburn's top wide receiver? James Crepea | jcrepea@al.com We're taking a look at each position group as Auburn prepares to open spring practice on Feb. 28. The third of a nine-part series looks at the wide receivers. Projected depth chart: Kyle Davis, sophomore, 12 receptions for 248 yards and two touchdowns Eli Stove, sophomore, 23 receptions for 224 yards and 11 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown Ryan Davis, junior, 25 receptions for 194 yards and a touchdown and three carries for five yards Darius Slayton, redshirt-sophomore, 15 receptions for 292 yards and a touchdown Nate Craig-Myers, sophomore, four receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown Jason Smith, senior, four receptions for 60 yards and one carry for no yards Marquis McClain, redshirt-freshman, redshirted in 2016 Will Hastings, junior, 11 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown Logan Rice, junior, did not record a statistic in 2016 Departed: Tony Stevens, 31 receptions for 487 yards with three touchdowns; Marcus Davis, 17 receptions for 160 yards; Stanton Truitt, seven receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown with 31 carries for 187 yards and two scores Due to arrive in the fall: Noah Igbinoghene, JaTarvious Whitlow Outlook: Spring practice will be the first indication as to who will end up taking over as Auburn's top wide receiver. A potential change at quarterback and the departure of three of the team's leading eight receivers from last season should lead to an increase in productivity in the passing game. It was the first time since 2008 that Auburn's leading receiver failed to have at least 600 yards. There is no shortage of candidates to be the top target for whoever wins the quarterback competition. Kyle Davis is the leading returning receiver in terms of yards per catch and touchdowns (two), while Darius Slayton had the most receiving yards among returning players, Eli Stove had the most all-purpose yards and Ryan Davis had the most receptions. Each have unique skill sets and filled different roles last season and could see some alterations as new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey determines how to utilize Auburn's personnel. Then there's Nate Craig-Myers, who had a quiet debut season, and Jason Smith, who did even less as a junior last season. Craig-Myers should see an increase in production and opportunities in the fall but it will begin with a strong spring. Smith needs to show he belongs in a deep but inexperienced receiving corps or he'll be in for another season with a limited role. Marquis McClain will get his most expansive reps to date in the spring and could be the sleeper of the group to go from redshirted to a substantial role if he proves himself.
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    AL.com All-Access: Who made the best offensive coordinator hire in the SEC West? Creg Stephenson | cstephenson@al.com There's been a lot of turnover in the assistant coach ranks in the SEC this offseason, nowhere more so than at offensive coordinator in the SEC West. Four of the seven schools will have new men running their offenses this fall, which seems like an astoundingly high number for a division that had only one change at head coach. So who made the best hire? Here's how I would rank them: 1. Matt Canada, LSU -- When Lane Kiffin decided he'd rather be a head coach than an offensive coordinator, Canada was the best assistant coach available over the offseason. His offenses put up huge numbers at Pittsburgh, which was the only FBS school to score at least 28 points in every game last year (not to mention, the only team to beat Clemson). Canada inherits a mixed bag at quarterback at LSU, but tons of playmakers everywhere else. 2. Chip Lindsey, Auburn -- Gus Malzahn has promised to put away his clipboard and let his new offensive coordinator run things. If that's true, Lindsey has a chance to be a rousing success. He helped Nick Mullens become a star at Southern Miss, and will have an even more-talented quarterback to direct his offense at Auburn in Jarrett Stidham. However, the odds remain against Malzahn meddling at some point. 3. Brian Daboll, Alabama -- Daboll has solid credentials as an NFL position coach, just not as an offensive coordinator. In all three places he ran the offense, the head coach was fired (once after his second year, twice after his first). The conventional wisdom is that Nick Saban wants to go back to a power-based scheme, and if Daboll can help facilitate that, he'll prove to be a fine hire. But this is not a slam dunk by any means. 4. Phil Longo, Ole Miss -- Longo has a chance to be an outstanding outside-the-box addition, assuming the Rebels don't clean house in the wake of their ongoing NCAA tribulation. Longo helped Sam Houston State lead the FCS in several offensive categories, and he'll have a highly touted pupil with which to work in sophomore QB Shea Patterson. Still, ringing up big numbers in the Southland Conference and in the SEC West are two different things. So what do you think about these rankings? What changes would you make? I'll take your questions and comments on that or anything else on your mind beginning at 10 a.m.
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    #1 Florida State finally lost a game, to Texas A&M - shut out by Samantha Show. Tennessee is still undefeated, I believe. #22 Missouri beat Washington 9-5. And Oklahoma lost its third game, to Tennessee.
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    Proud papa report. Unfortunately, my wife and I both have horrible colds (don't feel bad for me, feel bad for her. I can medicate.) but we've still had a busy and fun weekend. Soccer tournament. My middle child just started her second season of competitive academy soccer. She got close a few times this fall, but hadn't managed to bury one. She's a fullback so she doesn't get many chances unless she's shooting from distance. Last night, she finally got over that hump and cracked one home on a one timer from about 30 yards out. This morning she buried her second, also from distance. She's come a long way.
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    Who will develop into Auburn's top pass rusher this spring? James Crepea | jcrepea@al.com We're taking a look at each position group as Auburn prepares to open spring practice on Feb. 28. The fifth of a nine-part series looks at the defensive line. Projected depth chart: Buck Jeff Holland, junior, 13 tackles with two sacks Paul James III, redshirt-junior, three games in three games before season-ending injury - expected to seek medical redshirt OR Nick Coe, redshirt-freshman, redshirted in 2016 Nose tackle Dontavius Russell, redshirt-junior, 29 tackles with two pass breakups in 13 starts Derrick Brown, sophomore, 11 tackles with one sack and one fumble recovery Jauntavius Johnson, redshirt-sophomore, missed 2016 due to injury Antwuan Jackson Jr., redshirt-freshman, redshirted in 2016 Defensive Tackle Andrew Williams, redshirt-junior, 13 tackles with three sacks Byron Cowart, junior, six tackles with one for loss in 10 games Derrick Brown, sophomore, 11 tackles with one sack and one fumble recovery Tashawn Manning, freshman Defensive end Marlon Davidson, sophomore, 38 tackles with six for loss including 2.5 sacks with a forced fumble and fumble recovery Byron Cowart, junior, six tackles with one for loss in 10 games Tyler Carter, redshirt-sophomore, one tackle in three games Departed: Carl Lawson, 30 tackles with 13.5 for loss including nine sacks; Montravius Adams, 44 tackles with 8.5 for loss including 4.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception; Devaroe Lawrence, 13 tackles with three for loss including a sack; Maurice Swain, 14 tackles with 1.5 for loss Due to arrive in the fall: Markaviest Bryant, Alec Jackson, Tyrone Truesdell Outlook: Auburn's two most critical personnel losses were on the defensive line in Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams and spring will be the early indicator as to who will provide pass rush for the Tigers this fall. There are several viable candidates, with Marlon Davidson returning off a strong freshman campaign at defensive end. At the Buck position, look for Jeff Holland to be the leading option to take over for Lawson, who had his best season off the edge. Holland has the stature and skill set to play with his hand down or upright, much in the same way Lawson did. Auburn spring position preview: QB | RB | WR | OL Paul James III will likely be limited this spring and Nick Coe is coming off a redshirt season but is highly thought of by teammates. On the interior of the defensive line, Adams is by far the biggest departure but Auburn also lost Devaroe Lawrence and Maurice Swain. Andrew Williams, who had three sacks last season, Byron Cowart and Derrick Brown should all see increases in their respective work loads in the spring. It's been a disappointing first two years on the Plains for Cowart, who enters his second spring practice. The arrival of Markaviest Bryant in the summer should add another presence off the edge, but until then the development of returning linemen might be the top defensive focus of the spring.
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    The fact that fans now have any expectation of success speaks to what CBP has done in three seasons. This season has already seen real progress and it isn't over yet. As for JJ, many in the college basketball world thought Barbee was a good hire. It was a miss no doubt, but many would have made that same miss.
  20. 1 point
    Good job Jay. Another bad timing extension. Can't even wait until after the season to see how the team finishes
  21. 1 point
    This is a dynamic world. First, you have to realize that the same solution is not the answer to all problems. You have to understand the balancing of production and consumption. Second, you have to understand the basic concept of diminishing margin of returns. Just because a little is good, does not mean more is necessarily better. Ultimately, we should be rewarding REAL investment. That is the purchase of capital equipment. That typically translates to growth and jobs. The capital gains rate is a joke. Sitting back and collecting dividends from a stock portfolio does nothing for the economy. IMO, this problem will grow as, we humans become increasingly productive by inputting more technology rather than labor. Paradigms are, and will be, shifting. We will not be able to rely on the ideologies of the past. At some point, we will have to create solutions that recognize the unique circumstances of the present and the future. Clinging to old, inane ideologies that represent more understanding of the past than the future will only serve as an obstacle to a better future for everyone. We need to understand the significance of the relative values of capital and labor, the balancing of production and consumption, the importance of education but mostly, we must adopt an attitude that ALL workers are significant and deserve respect and a living wage. It is not the responsibility of our government to make sure that capitalism, the capitalist, thrive. The responsibility of our government is to promote the general welfare of all members of our society. Thanks to W. Bush, Brownback, and Jindal, we should all now know that trickle down economics is ideological economics and therefore, is ridiculous and inane. There is value in understanding of all economic theories. Devout, unconditional faith in any single theory is an exercise in either deception or, futility.
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    Good point. Seems like KD and NCM are almost a wash physically, and Slayton's not far behind. Ryan Davis and Eli Stove are both dependable, fast and smooth... should be fun to see it develop.
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    This is an actual story from a Lefty news site, ' slate', is it not ? It's literally " news " , as they see it. So how would it be an attempt by homie to 'mock' anyone here ?
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    Ive worked with Longo before. He is a very good offensive mind. He has inherited a mess though. I don't know how well he will do, but that not based on his ability.
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    I assume that you are mocking some of the more right-leaning members of this forum. If you are then THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!! If you are serious, then I have lost more respect for you.
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    It is at least as bad in Alabama. Here, the republican leadership knows that they need immediate revenue. They refuse to consider more taxes because they figure that passing a tax increase will keep them from getting re-elected. So they create loopholes so that other entities can assess fees to raise revenue that might go to entities unrelated to the fee. One republican state legislator said that it has gotten so bad that some agencies cannot even keep up with where their funding comes from because it comes so many different places. He feels that the legislature has abdicated its responsibility to govern. I can find examples if anyone finds it remotely interesting.
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    War Eagles of the Past: A brief history of Auburn's high-flying tradition Updated February 24, 2017 Posted February 24, 2017 Eagles have been associated with Auburn University for more than 100 years. Although the origin of the battle cry "War Eagle" is somewhat hazy, the birds of prey themselves and the mission to preserve their future are very real. From a static presence on the sidelines of football games to rousing flights over the field, the eagles have become an Auburn icon. It started in the mid-1970’s with six injured birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service brought the birds to the College of Veterinary Medicine and asked Dr. Jimmy Milton for help. Milton founded the Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center, now a rehabilitation hub for the Southeast, according to the Auburn University website. By Julie Bennett A Tradition is Born Although she wasn't the first eagle to call Auburn home, she was the first to take flight in Jordan-Hare Stadium before a football game. War Eagle VI, also known as Tiger, made her first free flight before the Wyoming game on Aug. 31, 2000, according the the Auburn University website. Photo: War Eagle VI flies over the crowd before the start of the Auburn vs Alabama game Nov. 17, 2001. (News staff/Mark Almond) MARK ALMOND Trained to Be a Star Auburn's most famous eagle was hatched in captivity in 1980 and came to live at Auburn University in 1986, according to the university website. (Photo: Steve Barnette) Julie Bennett | jbennett@al.com Last Flight of War Eagle VI Tiger, or War Eagle VI, a 26-year-old Golden Eagle, flew for the last time Nov. 11, 2006, before the Georgia at Auburn football game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Tiger was retired at halftime during a ceremony that recognized her contributions to the Auburn community. (Photo by News Staff Photo/Frank Couch) Frank Couch
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    Watch ten minutes of MSNBC and you you should get the picture.
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    One thing I think people are overlooking is how predictable our offense had become and how it's (hopefully) gonna change a little. IF Gus lets CL call the plays, I think we'll have a big advantage this year because last year everyone in the country could see the next play coming after about week 4. I mean, technically it worked most of the time when everyone was healthy, but it should be beneficial to run something new. If we can leave the spring with a QB named, I'll jump on the hype train.
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    That's nothin'. I saw my old buddy Jerry Popwell snap one 50 yards over the punter's head when he was playing center for AU. I think that was in the Orange Bowl game following the '63 season.
  31. 1 point
    Jay seems to have bad timing with a lot of contract extensions.
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    I'm gonna predict NCM to be our #1 WR next year. He has a very high ceiling, coaches have raved about him, and he has a good bit of versatility. Slayton and K Davis are "safer" pics IMHO. They actually showed some of their potential on the field last year. It really depends on who Stidham develops a connection with, and who he has confidence in. So it's really kind of a crap shoot right now.
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    I wonder if lil Nicky would ever do anything like this? I respect Gus for his willingness to bring in coaches from the HS ranks that are really seasoned veteran coaches like Coach Blackmon. I think I see the vision that Gus has for our program's long term success. He does resemble Dean Winchester a good deal! Tomorrow, I will welcome my newest addition to the Doc family. This will be Bubba-Max, a 7 year old male Corgi in need of a good home. We rescued him through the Corgi Rescue of the Carolinas. He will be the new WDC! (War Damn Corgi II). He will carry the torch with pride and tenacity that are trademarks of Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
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    * Trump was simply tweaking Hillary's nose w/ this, as well as the MSM , who were and continue to be completely on her side, as well as the side of any Leftist in govt. He didn't solicit anything. He was mocking the Left, mocking the Hillary campaign, who was and continues to use and blame Russia for their own incompetence and shortcomings.
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    You're underestimating our current QB. Had he not have been hurt, and had Gus started him from game 1, we could have easily been 10-1 before the Iron Bowl and played our way into the playoffs.
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    Looking at his picture, I'm not sure he's capable of warm fuzzies.
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    That was an unforeseen event, not a planned US military op. Big difference.
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    I consider myself a pretty level-headed fan, but I would certainly align myself with your first paragraph. The state the program was in when Barbee left and Bruce arrived couldn't have been much worse. I definitely give Bruce all the credit for getting this team and program where it is right now in the short amount of time he's done it. There are very few coaches who could've created this type of turnaround this quickly at Auburn, and I don't think any of those coaches would've entertained the thought of coming here. And I blame Barbee for the fact that this program isn't in better shape than it's in right now. He left almost nothing on the roster, especially nothing of long-term value. So, in year three, instead of having some upperclassmen to help guide us and lead us, Bruce is relying on freshmen and sophomores to do those things. Thankfully, the two seniors who see significant minutes are playing better of late. So, yeah. I'm guilty of giving Bruce all the credit and Barbee all the blame. And I'll probably play that game next year as well, although it should be less of an excuse IMO because of the amount of contributions from his high school recruits next year. As for skipping postseason play if we don't make the NIT, I think we take anything we can get. It just means more practice time and at least one more game for the freshmen, and that's valuable, especially tournament pressure (even if it is watered down). And any season that guarantees the first winning season since 2009, led by a core group of freshmen and sophomores, should be considered a success at Auburn IMO. We don't have the history to have expectations that exceeds seasons like this one. Next year should be different, but this season should be celebrated because it brings about a lot of promise and expectation for the future.
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    Considering Auburn has had 1 season with 20+ wins since Cliff left and that was over 5 years ago, I'd say just the fact we still have a chance to reach 20 wins at this point in the season should be considered a small success and a step in the right direction.
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    Ah, some kindred souls! Here are four of my favorite cars over the years. 1. Not sure why but my Dad bought me a 1967 corvette convertible, 427 with 3X2 while I was in school. Way fast...too fast...could barely keep tires on it. I lost my pics of it, but here is a pic of the scale model I have. 2. !968 Corvette vert, 327. Not nearly as cool, nor as fast as the 68, but it had AC! No pics. 3. 2004 BMW Z3, 3L, vert. Really liked this car, but it was too small. No pics. 4. 1996 BMW 2.8, vert. It is a garage queen. Just drive it when I am in the mood.
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    Ashley, Smith , Dunn, Not sure, Golson/James , Golson has to start playing mean to be a factor at OT. Dunn gives AU a lot of options on the OL. Hand thinks Dunn will start at C. I like it.
  43. 1 point
    Gus isn't off the hot seat yet. Gus could still have another 7 or 8 win season next fall.
  44. 1 point
    The interesting thing with the punishment is gonna be how Ole Miss, being a repeat offender, magnifies the punishment.
  45. 1 point
    Do they even have any virgins in Tusc....nevermind...
  46. 1 point
    Do a little research. Federal employees are almost solid Democrats as journalists.
  47. 1 point
    An excuse for what? Even though there have been glaring disappointments this season, this program has made real progress. We will play in a post season tourney 1 way or another, are guaranteed a winning record for the 1st time in 8 years, have a 100 spot RPI jump from 179 last year to 79 this year, have 6 true road wins this season which is 2nd in the SEC, and will have an at least 6 game jump in overall record from last year to this year.
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    Which is the exact reason why I won't label uat as "going backwards" because Saban's most recent hires appear outside his usual style. They have primarily fielded a productive offense that's well balanced, Saban has done it with QBs the likes of McElroy/McCarron/Coker/Sims/Truefrosh Hurts and with OCs the likes of McElwayne/Nussmeyer/Kiffin. Nothing really impressive about those QBs or those OCs in my eyes.
  50. 1 point
    You better lock it before Viper Strike or Tiger Scout see it.