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  1. 11 points
    Honestly in today's world I'm sick of the word protest...just sayin
  2. 9 points
  3. 8 points
    Lashlee has UConn ranked 49th in total offense. They were like 108th last year and really bad several years before. I'd say he made a smart move getting away from Gus "Run up the middle and Punt" Malzahn.
  4. 8 points
    So as a HC, you're gonna sit there and watch that display and not call the OC and tell him to fix it? Riiiiiiiiiiiight!
  5. 7 points
    I really don't care who is calling the plays, Gus is the head coach and is responsible for the product on the field.
  6. 7 points
    Chip may be calling the plays but he is calling the plays Gus tells him to call. There is no way that what we saw in the final 3 quarters against LSU was Lindsey's offense. There was no resemblance to a Lindsey offense.
  7. 7 points
    Great Travis Williams Kevin Steele Rodney Garner (major improvements last couple of years out of him) Good Tim Horton (is he really responsible for ST's?...keeps him from the great category) Greg Brown Chip Lindsey (could be in the Meh category...not sure where he ends and Gus begins) Meh Larry Porter (we have TE's?) Ryan Russell (Awful lot of injuries) Get em Out of Here Kodi Burns Herb Hand Gus
  8. 6 points
    GM - Basically a High School Coach CL - Basically a High School Coach KS - He's fine but a job jumper HH - Job Jumper RG - I can live with him GB - He's okay TH - I like him but his connection is Arkansas LP - I like him but his connection is Arkansas State TW - Doing a good job but again basically a high school coach KB - A WR coach...what? Connection is Arkansas State and recent former player RR - Time for a change at strength and conditioning - Connection is Arkansas State Too many high school coaches and connections to Arkansas/Arkansas State - Auburn should not be a training ground for coaches. I think for the most part that's where we are now. My 2 cents FWIW!
  9. 6 points
    I would suggest kneeling when Gus walks by during the Tiger Walk, but he'd probably think we're bowing down to him.
  10. 6 points
    I am always going to support the players . Gus has too much of an ego . He will find away to get himself unemployed.
  11. 6 points
    My modified chart from the Missouri game covers just about all season....LOL
  12. 4 points
    Our current coach. My list includes (as long as Gus is coach): 1) I won’t attend 1 more game 2) not watching any more episodes of the auburn football review 3) not watching any more episodes of auburn everyday some may think this is being a little sour and harmful to our school, but as an alum that loves our school..........I can’t watch this assclown Coach our team anymore.
  13. 4 points
    Four offensive possessions into the LSU game, Auburn was up 20-0 with 232-yards in the book. Where did it go south? On the opening possession Auburn attempted passes on their first two 1st down plays of the game. From that point, Auburn would try only three more first down passes the remainder of the game. By possession four, Auburn attempted a first down pass to begin the possession. From that point, Auburn would call 17 consecutive run plays, which did not stop until after LSU took their initial lead of the game. With the threat of a passing game, Auburn averaged 5.2 yards per rush during the first-half. During the second-half, Auburn averaged 3.4 yards per rush, when it was more than obvious Auburn intended to run on every first down snap. Gus Malzahn admitted during his postgame press conference, LSU was rolling up a safety to stop the run during the second-half, yet allowed the continuation of all runs on first down. What happened to the philosophy of taking what the opponent gives you? Gus Malzahn said it himself during his post-game press conference. "We couldn’t hang on, and the punt return really broke our back,” he said of D.J. Chark’s 75-yard touchdown play in the fourth quarter. “We were in pretty good shape up until that point.” After building a 20-0 lead, Malzahn was content with watching the lead evaporate to 23-14 at halftime. Making a change at quarterback is not the answer. The problem isn't the quarterback or whether or not the starter is a pocket passer or a dual-threat quarterback. The problem is the play-calling and the use of personnel. Coming into the LSU game, Auburn had averaged 142.2 yards passing on first down during their previous four games. This included an average of 17.8 yards per attempt on first down and 19.6 yards per attempt. Not only was Auburn throwing more on first down, but they were also throwing vertically and having great success. This all changed against LSU when Auburn attempted five passes on first down for 10-yards. Auburn threw the ball deep against LSU, more so than any other game this season. The problem was the majority of the deep throws came on third down when LSU was expecting the pass. During the previous four games, Auburn was throwing deep on early downs when the defense was anticipating the run. After the Mississippi State game, I was concerned about the lack of the intermediate passing game and the trend of throwing short and deep becoming Auburn's signature in passing. This fear subsided when Auburn attempted six intermediate passes against Ole Miss, completing five for a total of 103-yards. What we witnessed in the passing game against LSU was nowhere close to what Auburn had accomplished during the proceeding four games. It appeared Gus Malzahn was content with the 17-0 lead and would rely heavily on the running game on early downs, sprinkled in with a few deep shots downfield on obvious passing downs. Jarrett Stidham started off on what looked to be a career out, completing 6 of 8 passes for 146-yards and 1 TD. Once the offense went into a shell, Stidham completed only 3 of his next 18 passes for 19-yards. During this conservative mode, Auburn basically conceded two possessions by allowing Kamryn Pettway to play, which included a sweep, where he was tackled for a loss. An injured Pettway gained 7-yards on four carries. The failure to play Kam Martin or Devan Barrett in the running game was another tactical mistake. Another personnel decision was the lack of attention given to Nate Craig-Myers with Kyle Davis out of the lineup. Not one pass was directed towards NCM. During the four games leading into the LSU game, NCM was the second most targeted WR with 13 balls thrown his way. Eli Stove was No. 3 with 11 balls thrown his way, followed by Will Hastings being targeted ten times. Ryan Davis was the leader of the group with 24 passes thrown his way. By the end of the LSU game, Darius Slayton was the most targeted receiver against LSU, followed by Hastings. Sal Cannella was the third most targeted receiver against LSU. What happened to Ryan Davis and Nate Craig-Myers? Putting Malik Willis in just to run the read-option would not solve the problems needed to be addressed. In fact, the pass-offense under Willis would be even more conservative under Gus Malzahn. We have seen this in the past when Malzahn is starting an inexperienced quarterback. What happened Saturday in Baton-Rouge was mind-boggling, to say the least. Auburn's offensive staff elected to go away from what had been so successful during the four previous games. Compounding the problem was that Auburn had enormous success during the first quarter of the LSU game. It wasn't like the offense laid an egg from the opening kickoff. The Auburn offense had LSU on the brink of quitting, but the coaches decided to coast after building a 17-0 lead. It was a decision that cost Auburn the victory and could be even more detrimental down the road for those involved. War Eagle!
  14. 4 points
    13 stops in 38 years of coaching. Most people on here think 13 stops is a lot, but reality is when you have been doing something for almost 40 years then once every 4-5 years is not that big of a deal. Especially based on the turnover of head coaches.
  15. 4 points
    Dont you understand the vast majority of people who post on here dont care they just want someone fired and they dont care when or how or why or even who the replacement will be. They dont believe anyone could possibly want to come to Auburn as a recruit since they are protesting their own university. It is very sad indeed.
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    I will: -Eat at huddle house instead of Waffle House - No longer wear a sweater vest - No longer wear a visor -No longer pick my nose -No longer chew juicy fruit -Trade in my BMW - Allow myself to audible when designing patient treatment plans. I don't want them to know what's coming
  18. 4 points
    I'm not sure why we have to wait to do anything with JJ. Unless directed by the law firm. ??? Gus should be gone the day after the iron bowl. RG to interim coach in whatever crappy bowl we get. Start piling up resumes for potential head coaches and find an AD before Jan 1. Find a head coach before signing day. Find a business guy with no immediate emotional ties to the university as AD.
  19. 3 points
    Auburn currently has the 4th most efficient pass-offense on first down. 28.5% of Auburn's pass attempts have come on first down, which is 127th nationally. This is a percentage normally associated with a triple-option styled offense. Only Army, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech have a fewer percentage of passes on first down. The national average is 38.5% Comparing the ratio of pass attempts on 1st down to 3rd down, Auburn ranks 123rd nationally. Gus Malzahn's offense at Auburn is 26-5 during games the Tigers pass for at least 80-yards on first down and 29-18 when held to under 50-yards passing on 1st down. Among the 125 FBS teams that attempt at least 15 passes per game, Auburn is No. 8 nationally in producing pass plays of 30-yards or more. One out of every four pass attempts on first down had netted a 25-yard gain or better for the Auburn offense, 18th nationally. Auburn is No. 17 in yards per play on first down, averaging 7.1 yards per play. This is primarily on the success of passing on first down, where Auburn averages 12.8 yards per pass attempt. Auburn's 12.8 yards per pass attempt on first down is No. 4 nationally. During the four games leading up to LSU, Auburn averaged 142-yards passing on first down, an all time high for a Gus Malzahn-Auburn offense. Against LSU, Auburn attempted only 5 passes on first down for 10-yards. Running the football 17 consecutive times on first down was offensive suicide, especially with the success Auburn had throwing on first down prior to the LSU game. War Eagle!
  20. 3 points
    The defense is elite. That's nonsense to categorize them in any other way. They gave up two drives the entire LSU game. The final 13 points needed to beat us came this way: punt return for TD, 19 yard drive for FG, 6 yard drive for FG. The defense held up. They gave up 14 points. The problem is, Gus went so conservative that the defense was on the field the entire second half AND they played with their backs against the wall the entire second half. He also failed to consider the fact that our kick coverage has been kind of sloppy all season. We just hadn't been gashed yet. In a vacuum, he's right. The defense wasn't going to give up 10 points in the second half under normal circumstances. His conservative approach meant they were not playing under normal circumstances.
  21. 3 points
    He must just be doing the first half ?
  22. 3 points
    Fix what? He was already running the ball on 1st and 2nd down. I swear, sometimes I think you guys don't understand Gus' Desperation Turtle offense at all...
  23. 3 points
    Plenty of blame can and should be put on Gus this season but these three you speak of, have little to nothing to do with coach management, and everything to do with un-met expectations and off the field problems! All three of these players were given chance after chance and put in multiple situations to succeed, and they continued to fail. Mostly failed themselves.
  24. 3 points
    Clearly, I'm Macho Man and you are Hulk Hogan. If I had to guess, Kyle Davis was probably hanging around, too
  25. 3 points
    He's telling the truth. Chip is allowed to choose whichever run on first down that he wants to.
  26. 3 points
    Well if Gus goes missing we know who is probably responsible
  27. 3 points
    I am guessing that in most situations like this the player has brought their problems with them to AU....and some are just not solvable in the environment of college...or a sports team.
  28. 3 points
    It would be nice, but its just a question of who would be interested and who would not. Venables would be in my 1B, with my 1A being a big name like Stoops. This is completely my opinion, but I think Venables is going to be great. He knows how to recruit, he knows defense, he's been around great offenses and knows whats required to run one, who to hire, etc. He's a humble, ethical guy. He's been successful everywhere he's been. He'll be able to hire excellent assistants. He's a big name. He's a family guy - he'd fit in the Auburn culture. He's passionate. He stands for the right things...I'm repeating myself. Clearly, I really like Venables.
  29. 3 points
    This is key here, I think. Look at the tree they come from, who did they learn from? For example, Venables above. Dabo learned under Bowden but he learned ALOT from Stallings including how to do it the "BAMA WAY" *wink wink*. Muschamp has improved as a head coach after learning from Bill Oliver, Tubs, Saban and Mack Brown and a little bit of Spurrier. advice. Now lets look at Gus' learning tree: -High School > Houston Nutt > Todd Graham > Gene Chizik love Chiz but that tree eeeeeeehhhhhhhh We need a strong personality from a quality coaching tree who is TOUGH and who's teams form and represent that same personality of TOUGHNESS. Gus is none of these. Regardless of how he used to be, he's now soft, wishy-washy, and worst of all GUTLESS! He constantly second and third guesses himself. (going to hat, no back to visor! More of a CEO, oops ... need to be more hands on, going to hand over play calling, naawww, gonna call plays, done with the clipboard, oh look at that, a clipboard! Going to kick a field goal, uh oh *BOOS* definitely going for it here! ) We don't need a team with a "personality" like this. ^^ Been saying this for a while now: Gus = doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. *whispers* INSANITY... We got the talent, we just, in my opinion need a good coach with solid credentials who is TOUGH. They also do not have to be a jerk to fit that bill *cough* Saban. Just look at our own Coach Jordan.
  30. 3 points
    Mentioned it before, but my wife and I had our reception there. Good times.
  31. 3 points
    I would move Greg Brown to the great category. His DB's are playing better than last year. Injuries are starting to affect DB play but he inherited most of these guys and all are playing better than previous year. Only time will tell if he is a top notch recruiter and this is a tough year to be recruiting for Auburn,
  32. 3 points
    Two reasons. 1) Nobody likes Dan Mullen. 2) Nobody wants Dan Mullen.
  33. 3 points
    Well, in recent years I’ve only been able to make a game or two each season and I’m not gonna not take my 9 year old down to experience AU gameday. Life is too short and we are not gonna miss those experiences. So whatever little I spend in the stadium will go to wherever it goes and I’m fine with that. Doesn’t mean I like what’s happening but there is always a bigger picture with these issues.
  34. 3 points
    Sometimes a highly thought of coordinator is a Smart hire.
  35. 3 points
    Bingo. Life is too damn short to protest Auburn football games. Before you know it, you’re too damn old and decrepit to travel to the games and make your way to your seats. Visit a nursing home and ask the die hard AU fans how they feel about an able bodied fan protesting and refusing to go to games because at midseason the Tigers have two losses.
  36. 3 points
    He is not going to publicity display his disdain for Gus, especially since he was good to tucker.
  37. 3 points
    What do you mean “if” he is in a coma? Dude has been coaching like he’s comatose for 3+ years now....
  38. 3 points
    No, go to the games as usual, buy some concessions, keep the money flowing, get your normal seats, and wear the brown paper bag. Nothing says “”Ef this!!” like the brown paper bag. Empty stadiums can be confused for apathy and can also look pathetic. Not to mention it hurts our budget for buying cool new amenities while we try to keep up with recruiting.
  39. 3 points
    Not going to a game this season. I'll still go to Auburn to visit, and probably buy some stuff, but that's because I love Auburn University and the town of Auburn itself. I spent some great years there, and made some lifelong friends.
  40. 3 points
    McClain is the seam, slant and up the middle type of receiver. So that should answer your question.
  41. 3 points
    Anyone still complaining about Hastings is just having a hard time admitting they were wrong.
  42. 3 points
    This doesn't surprise me most "audibles" are called from the sideline in college and high school. And who knows in the NFL it essentially headsets in the helmets for QBs. This isn't the issue with Gus. The issue with Gus is his inability to recognize adjustments and living and dying on every play. He's masked it a little this year but you can see it in his body language still. And I agree with him a loss isn't the end of the world. Only the end of the world is the end of the world but for fans, especially those that traveled to BR. What was the average amount they spent? 400 per person? I'd say that might be about average. 2 people thats 800... a family well over 1K... home games 2 people depending on distance it's probably about $300 a weekend with tickets costs and such. So for many families that's probably their entertainment expense for the year. Probably go to games other then hunting, fishing, youth football, or any number of hobbies. So for us it is about more then just 1 game 1 loss. It's a slap in the face to our investment that we as fan put into this program. We are a better team then LSU. We lost to them. We didn't lose because of execution. We lost because of coaching.
  43. 3 points
    NCM would have 30 catches this year and be a household name if he played for Ole Miss.
  44. 3 points
    What has changed is people's access to information.
  45. 3 points
    We really just need to do it now. Why wait. Have Chip run the offense and Kevin run the defense. This season can't end soon enough if we have to wait for another 2 months. The excitement of AU football is gone.
  46. 3 points
    "Stable" is a relative term, at best, when applied to Auburn right now. We can hire a new AD and then replace Gus. In my mind, literally Gus's only hope is to knock off an undefeated Georgia or Alabama to finish 9-3. But 8-4 with a fourth straight defeat to both of our biggest rivals will certainly be the death knell for his tenure here. You're absolutely nuts if you think 7-5 keeps him here. There is no coach at a top tier school in the country would can survive 8-5, 7-6, 8-5, 7-5 with that including going 0-8 vs the school's two biggest rivals. None. Zero. There are candidates out there who would be worth looking at. The bottom line is this, you can't continue doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. We know what we've got with Gus and it's 7-8 wins a season with talent that should win 9-12 games. JJ will not make the next hire. Nope.
  47. 3 points
    Hell no. We don't even think about throwing to the backs. Not even as a dump option. Edit: I do think we attempted the wheel against LSU. Devan Barrett, who hasn't been in a game in what a month(?), came in for that play. And everybody over ten years old said "Here comes...."
  48. 3 points
    Is this a joke? I mean do you really not have enough football acumen to see what's taking place in these type of games? Do you really not see how we were mixing it up and throwing the ball around and moving the ball pretty much at will in the 1st qtr with ease, then once we get a lead we pretty much run dives and throw bombs on 3rd and short? Did you really not see how Gus told the team at the half "we're up by 9 in a place we haven't won at in a while, we're in good shape"? I mean....who says that when the team you're playing against has pulled back into the game and stolen all the momentum and also gets the ball 1st in the second half? You don't. You get in their ass and get them fired up and come out blasting with aggressive play calling, not vanilla, let's try to not lose, up the middle runs. You also, don't punt on 4th and 4 inches only up by 2 points. For crying out loud man, stop trying to rationalize this inept coaching and call it what it is. A chicken**** coach that doesn't trust his players or coaching staff...or himself for that matter to go out and win games by being aggressive and playing big boy football.
  49. 3 points
    They had two OL out, and were starting true freshman. Make sure all the facts are on the table.
  50. 3 points
    He just got outcoached by Farmer Fran.... and the Mercer coach. And JSU last year.... Gus is a bad coach who cannot change, adapt, evolve, or get out of his own way.