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  1. 45 points
  2. 24 points
    Ok here ya go: As far as what happened in game, no idea. Something started hurting all of a sudden. Around the upper ribs and shoulder area. He played two or three series after the lick on the goal line. I think everyone thought it was a shoulder dislocation on the play in question. Something hurt suddenly and sharply. on the good side, i THINK that he will be medically cleared and will take things easy in practice this week. I expect him to play Saturday. I cannot at this point guarantee that and i would be careful not to listen to any unsubstantiated reports. Also remember that private medical info is just that. Whispers say that there were no major injuries, hence the pictures and tweets etc. this is all i will be posting about this. Throw things at me if you want. Wde!
  3. 13 points
    'Twas the days after Iron Bowl And all through the South 'Bama fans were silent Not running their mouth The TP was hung from the Live Oaks with care Everyone knew, the Tigers were there The tide headed home, scratching their heads As 'bama fans weeped, crying in bed But on 85 North, there rose a great clatter The Tigers were coming to settle a matter Georgia rejoiced, they won the East But everyone knows, the West is the beast Next stop for the Tigers is ole ATL For UGA fans, all is not well Last time they met, them dawgs didn't hunt They were ranked #1, but that was a stunt Everyone said, "Fromm was the man" But after the game, all you heard was WAR DAMN! Chubb got stuffed, Michel was cut down And come Saturday, ATL will be Auburn's town But until that day comes, here on the Plains Tiger fans yell and scream out great names On Stidham, on Johnson, on Hastings, all quick... One face was priceless......the face of ole Nick WAR DAMN EAGLE! [via Preston Pearson]
  4. 13 points
    When you make a statement like this publicly, then the person you called out turns it around and fixes the problem, then mea culpas should be just as public. I was angry and I didn't see any way he was going to fix it. I was wrong. He learned from what lost us that game and we're sitting at 10-2, dominating wins over both our biggest rivals and a berth in the SECCG with a chance at the CFP. I can't ask much more than that (other than not blowing the rematch). I'm back on the bus, Gus. My apologies.
  5. 12 points
    ^^^^^^ THIS was BLATANT and i posted in the game thread, the only way they could contain Holland without double teaming him the WHOLE game!! and NEVER called... Holland had a HUGE Impact on them even though the stats don't show it, HE controlled THEM even with the TE getting away with holding. Great pic by our new Photographer here...
  6. 10 points
    I shamelessly pulled this from Twitter. If this is true, I might consider buying a ticket on the Gus Bus
  7. 10 points
    Thanks Coach. Two quick thoughts. First, stats or no stats, Carlton Davis was a monster on Saturday. He moved with Ridley into the slot or either side of the field for big chunks of that game. Ridley was a complete non-factor until the catch over the middle against a zone look. Monster performance. Second, the best complement I can give Moultry is, he doesn’t stand out, good or bad. On the best DL at Auburn in a long time, the true freshman just looks like one of the guys. He’s already very good. He’s going to be another of Garner’s monsters in the very near future. Credit to TD for his steady improvement all season.
  8. 8 points
    I only clicked on this thread bc I am more knowledgeable.
  9. 7 points
    Figured it was about time we got a photographer on board with the site. Welcome, Adam Broach (@AUPHOTO), to the team.
  10. 7 points
    We are obviously fortunate that Gus is still here but anyone who was massively pissed off after all the bad losses the last few years- with LSU being the worst of them all- was completely justified in being so. People in his position deserve to be criticized harshly for failing miserably at their jobs, which he has done several times in the last couple years. We are all moving forward together but I'm not really going to get wrapped up in big apologies. Also, our players and assistant coaches deserve just as much credit for staying on mission as Gus does for getting his head out of his butt.
  11. 7 points
    Who was correct in their assessment? It certainly wasn't the knee-jerk "the sky is falling" crowd. If we lose Saturday, you'll be right back off the bus. I'll still be on it.
  12. 7 points
    BS! T Brown searches the fan out and cheap shots him from behind. That is all on a player who can't handle the emotions of defeat. You see other bama players shaking hands and congratulating players as well as fans.
  13. 6 points
    More importantly, look who liked this comment!
  14. 6 points
    It's official... KJ will play
  15. 6 points
    Good morning all, I hope this continues to find you in good spirits after our big game. As always, I wanted to try and share a few things that happened from inside the stadium that the cameras might not have caught. Some of this may be repetitive as well. But like with the Georgia game, can we really ever say 26-14 too much? Well here we go! Auburn trolled Alabama: Just like how Nick Fairley was in attendance for the Georgia game, guess who showed up? Mr. Kick Six himself, Chris Davis, Jr. Who also showed up? Tre Mason. Alabama players: There were several instances where the players were trying to get under our skin. From unnecessary hits, to mocking Sensei Mud. As usual, the refs let this go. Unfortunately for Alabama, that did not faze Auburn. As the game wore on, the mocking gestures turned to desperation. Alabama Fans: The fans around us were not too bad compared to years in the past. Maybe this was because they were truly worried of this Auburn team, and for good reason. I would say the Georgia fans were easily 3-4 times worse than the Alabama fans in how they acted and treated Auburn fans. Auburn fans: Can you really ever thank them enough? Prior to kickoff throughout the entire game (even when we briefly fell behind), there was a sense of calm (mentally). I mean that in the sense that no one was wound up, or uptight. It was a relaxed setting, essentially making it one big party towards the end. And man, was it LOUD. Above us in the upper deck you could hear people stomping on the bleachers. Every fan really needed at least one water bottle with them to keep their voice going, it was that intense. In the last minutes of the game, Auburn chanted to Alabama "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye." That was exactly the song I was needing to sing at that moment. Auburn Student Section: They really brought it today. I would say more than the Georgia game, which is tough. Those stands were completely full 30 minutes prior to kickoff. They got loud, and stayed loud all game. For those that did not see them swinging in unison in the fourth quarter, it was a sight to see. The link is below if you wish to see what it looked like. It is hard for me to admit it, but they brought it more than we did as students in 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ako06L9wTc8 Auburn Marching Band: Again, they need more credit than they will ever get. This was again the "Vegas Strong" show with the LED lights. Very well done. I look forward to your show at the SEC Championship. Chip Lindsey: I won't talk about his play calling and as we all know he was a wizard on Saturday. One thing I do want to point out was his willingness to show Nate Craig-Meyers how much he trusted him. When Nate missed that catch in the first half, setting up a long third down, Chip called a play for Nate to be the first read, again. This was executed very well, and Nate made a great catch, holding onto the ball after taking a lick. That is how you tell your guy "I trust you. Don't let the last play affect the next." This Forum: I really do need to hand it to you guys as well. The week before the Georgia game, many of you realized you needed to put your opinions of the program, or Gus Malzahn himself aside, and go into the week full-throttle. You supported the coaches and the team 100%, and I truly believe that translated over to the majority of the fan base. In turn the stadium has been rocking. This site has been very pleasant to be a part of the past few weeks, and look where we are now! So thank you. Looking forward we are in a great spot. We cannot get overconfident however. We are facing a team that is hungry for revenge of getting embarrassed and will give us everything they have. They also have fans that have been purchasing tickets to the game for weeks now, while we only have had 6 days. If you can make it, please do. This is a great opportunity to see the new Falcons' stadium. Did I also mention College Gameday will also be there? And every ticket you buy, is one less ticket for a UGA fan. Let's travel well to the SEC Championship and continue to show our support for this team!
  16. 6 points
    As I posted; No one has ever improved his lot in life without some constructive criticism, the key it to know what is constructive and to listen to it. The wife is the one to do that and we usually listen. On another note: I always get the last word in an argument with my wife. It’s “yes dear”
  17. 6 points
    Oh I get it now. If you'e a sunshine pumper it's called "analyzing", but if you're an objective fan it's not. Got ya. The rest of us are just crazy and love bashing people. If you were truly analyzing, you could see plain as day the difference in play calling and strategy between Chip and Gus. What you're seeing now is all Chip or at best a collaborative effort which is what we all wanted. The results are obvious based on previous tendencies. I have an idea though. How about we all celebrate the fact that our team has finally come full circle and operating as it should be. I won't and refuse to apologize for expecting more from Gus and if it takes torches and pitchforks to get Gus motivated to what he's capable and being paid to do I'll gladly dust them off for use again.
  18. 6 points
    I was pleasantly shocked to see Tre Williams playing.
  19. 6 points
  20. 6 points
    Huh? We lost two games. Whether or not we could have beaten Clemson with better coaching is up for debate, I guess, but whether or not we should have gained far more than 116 yards of total offense is not. And there is absolutely no question that we lost to LSU because Gus did a terrible job that day. And he did a terrible job more than once in preceding seasons, and his recent successes don't change that.
  21. 6 points
    This team has won nothing yet. We don’t celebrate Division champions, we celebrate conference champs and beyond. Next week can put them squarely in the “very good” teams category if they win. If they lose they are just a regular good team that beat their rivals.
  22. 6 points
    We motioned a lot. Beyond that bama sets the edge on defense very good. The speed/jet sweep just doesn’t work very well against them because they play leverage so well.
  23. 5 points
    Game #12 Statistical Evaluation (Alabama Game) Offensive Report Card 01) Avg 6-yards per play on 1st down: [3.25] fail 02) Convert at least 40% of 3rd downs: [50.0%] pass 03) Avg at least 4.5 yards per rush: [3.43] fail 04) Score on at least 1/3 of possessions: [45.5%] pass 05) Keep 3 and out series under 33%: [18.2%] pass 06) Average 8.0 yards per pass attempt: [8.27 yds] pass 07) Score at least 75% inside red zone: [80.0%] pass 08) TD red zone above 60%: [60.0%] pass 09) Avg at least 30-yards per possession: [37.1 yds] pass 10) 40% of offensive snaps part of scoring drives: [57.7%] pass 11) TD / Turnover ratio above 1.6: [3.0] pass 12) TD ratio of at least 1 every 17 snaps: [26.0] fail 13) At least 8 impact plays: [9] pass 14) At least 2 big plays: [0] fail 15) Pass rating of at least 126.3: [156.8] pass Score: 11 of 15 (73.3%) Pass Defensive Report Card: 01) Avg under 6-yards per play on 1st down: [7.20] fail 02) Convert below 35% of 3rd downs: [27.3%] pass 03) Avg at least 4.0 yards per rush or less: [5.65] fail 04) Score 1/3 of possessions or below: [18.2%] pass 05) Keep 3 and out series above 33%: [27.3%] fail 06) Average below 7.5 yards per pass attempt: [4.47 yds] pass 07) Score below 75% inside red zone: [0.0%] pass 08) TD red zone below 60%: [0.0%] pass 09) Avg under 30-yards per possession: [28.5 yds] pass 10) Less than 40% of offensive snaps part of scoring drives: [19.7%] pass 11) TD / Turnover ratio below 1.6: [2.0] fail 12) TD ratio of at least 1 every 30 snaps: [30.5] pass 13) Less than 8 impact plays: [7] pass 14) No more than 2 big plays allowed: [2] pass 15) Pass rating below 125.0: [108.5] pass Score: 11 of 15 (73.3%) Pass Special Teams Report Card: 1) Punt Average (Above 41.3): [35.8] pass ( 3 of 5 punts inside 20) 2) Punt Return Defense (Below 7.8 YPR): [0.0] pass 3) Punt Return Offense (Above 9.8 YPR): [0.0] fail 4) Kick-Return Defense (Below 21.2 YPR): [33.0] fail 5) Kick-Return Offense (Above 22.3 YPR): [15.5] fail 6) PAT’s (100%): [3/3] pass 7) FG Pct (75% or above): [2/2] pass Score: 4 of 7 (57.1%) Pass * 50% is a passing score. Auburn came into the game, 4-12 against No. 1 ranked teams since 1951, and Gus Malzahn is now 3-4 against No. 1 ranked teams. The Alabama following will tell you the Crimson Tide were beat-up coming into the game but won't acknowledge their last two Iron Bowl victories came against Auburn teams without a healthy starting quarterback and running back. Enjoy and savor the victory Auburn fans as you witnessed one of the most significant sights in football. The win tonight confirmed how much this Auburn squad has improved as the season progressed. Auburn is a team that never quit despite the early losses to Clemson and LSU. Throughout all the turmoil, Coach Gus Malzahn assured the fan base this team would continue to improve and would be much better than their record reflected. Rather than allowing the media to distract his team with discussions of Malzahn possibly leaving the program, the Auburn coaching staff had the team prepared to take on Nick Saban's juggernaut from Tuscaloosa. It was another "team" effort required to take down Alabama's loaded roster and reputation of being one of the most elite programs in the history of college football. Auburn's players would not allow the magnitude of the game to become too much to overcome adversity during the contest. Every time Alabama made a play to work themselves back into the game, Auburn quickly responded in all three phases of the game. It was not perfect execution tonight on the part of the young men clad in blue, but an ideal attitude to make the plays when they were needed the most. Despite being the underdogs coming into the game, Auburn played like the favored team, showing composure and confidence throughout the game. Minus the three plays of 30-yards or more allowed against Alabama, the Auburn defense held the Crimson Tide to 245-yards on their remaining 58 snaps. The Auburn offense that has been so reliant upon the big play this season could not manage a single play of 30-yards or more. What we witnessed was exceptional play-calling on the part of Chip Lindsey, who composed three long touchdown drives against an Alabama defense that entered the game as the No. 1 ranked defense and the No. 1 scoring defense. Lindsey orchestrated the ability to counter the numerous blitz packages Alabama has traditionally demolished their opponents with in the past. The Auburn offense never flinched during the game, and the final touchdown drive was the death nail for Alabama as Malzahn did not choose to hold onto a one-score lead. With the game tied at 7-7, Auburn would score four consecutive times on 33 snaps for 228-yards. Auburn has so much more to play for but the closure of the regular season should not be forgotten or overlooked. If this season had taken place prior to 1992, Auburn would be outright conference champions tonight. Regardless of whether or not Kerryon Johnson will be available for the conference championship, it won't change how this team rallied around one another to showcase what might be the best team in the country when healthy. Gus Malzahn and his staff have built a strong football team through recruiting and player development. The players are committed to their coaching staff, and the staff has placed their personnel in a position to be successful. Other than wins and losses, what more can be expected from Coach Malzahn and his staff? As for now, the only obstacle facing the 2017 Auburn Tigers are health issues. War Eagle!
  24. 5 points
    I want Clemson, OU, and Wisky to be in the playoff. We have unfinished business against all those teams. Clemson for the 11,12,16,17 loses Wisky for the 14 bowl loss OU for last year
  25. 5 points
    Can't help but notice the lack of post from Golf in here.
  26. 5 points
    I am not saying they should have hired Schiano.. I just saying this could get ugly for Schiano with absolutely NO evidence he knew anything or saw anything. How fair is that.. McQueary said HE HEARD that Schiano witnessed something. McQueary didn't see it, Schiano didn't tell him.. He HEARD it. Where did he hear it from.. Once again not trying to take up for the guy.. but come on.. how does anyone know if he did or did not see anything.. This guy could be absolutely roasted over open coals over something someone heard.. SMH
  27. 5 points
    I only clicked on it because I knew the smart people would.... and I wanted to fit in
  28. 5 points
    Ok, this post won today. Everyone can go home now.
  29. 5 points
    Viper continuous to live on through his disciples
  30. 5 points
  31. 5 points
    Mikey would stay on the bus until that sucker fell off a cliff while engulfed in flames, into a river sinking slowly to the bottom as alligators closed in wearing laser beams on their heads....but kudos to you sir as you mostly stayed calm and made reasonable arguments for keeping him. I’m ecstatic it worked out like it did. I only and always want what’s best for Auburn and as I’ve stated elsewhere right now Gus is what’s best for Auburn.
  32. 5 points
    Maybe Gary Danielson send the tapes to the league office.
  33. 5 points
    I will be in the ATL Saturday, got confirmation from the SEC just a little while ago! I put my request in from the photo work room in Jordan-Hare after the game last night!
  34. 5 points
    Im glad to be apart of the team here at AUFAMILY.COM! Glad you guys are enjoying my photos, I hope to bring images of some fantastic moments in Auburn Athletics history!
  35. 5 points
    That is the smart/right move. His players love playing for him and play hard for him.
  36. 5 points
    Read an article in that he commented on over on AL.com. Was talking about AU success in the passing game. Was talking about RD . Said there plan was to cut block him but never could get to him. Said he kept out maneuvering their DB. Says a lot about RD and why he is such a good reciever. The guy never seems to miss a pass either. And when he gets the catch he is money. WDE RD
  37. 5 points
    Think some underestimate how important KJ is....
  38. 5 points
  39. 4 points
    Here's what I posted on October 23: I'm happy to see that Gus has figured things out; I did not want to have to go through a coaching search this cycle. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for future seasons and we won't see Gus 'coaching scared' ever again.
  40. 4 points
    E, thank you so much for the update, sounds like mostly of the good variety. we have and will always appreciate you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  41. 4 points
    I'm not saying we'll win easily but, you don't correct a physical whipping like they received in-season. Their emotion will carry them for the 1Q but after that, it's skill, toughness and physicality. I like our chances in that case.
  42. 4 points
    My new theory; Kerryon reached his predetermined pitch count. Gus told him game was secure go out and flop so we have uga preparing for a ghost game plan. He’s 100%. Will get hiesman votes for toughness.
  43. 4 points
    A few things: 1. We're doing a fantastic job of containing scrambling QB's. The last 4 or 5 defenses were notorious for being over aggressive and giving up huge running lanes to mobile QBs. Saturday's pass rush was beautiful to watch our linemen work in tandem to contain Hurts and force out-of bounds throws. 2. We have sucked at throwing any type of screen for what seems like 2 decades... Ryan is a great athlete, Jarrett is a great QB, but most importantly, it appears we spend a ton of practice time working on those...the timing and ball placement is huge. Glad to see it become a strength. 3. Short slants...finally.
  44. 4 points
    This makes me crazy about our fan base. If there is a good play call - Gus turned it over to the OC (even the last 4 years when we had a sub-par OC - we gave him credit for good games but blamed Gus when things went bad). we hear it so much from people that have no source of truth / evidence - that I think people just accept this garbage as fact. The reality is that OC's make bad play calls. The reality is that Gus has the ability to make good play calls - that is how he got this job. Do i think that Gus sets expectations during the week for what the O should look like and plays that he wants to see incorporated - while working with his OC (YES... this is what good Head Coaches do, at least the offensive minded ones). But do I think that every week CL stands on the sideline waiting for Gus to cut in and force a play down his throat - NO... CL would not be at Auburn if that is what was going on. The reality is that our HC and our OC have both said that the OC calls the plays - so why on earth do we spout this EVERY TIME we don't like a play call, that Gus called that one play, or that quarter of the game, or whatever. No OC worth anything would come work for a HC that does that crap - as we went out and got one of the hottest OCs in the nation. He did not come here to fill a void and let Gus call plays when he feels like it. We as a fan base need to accept (unless you have proof) that Lindsey is calling the plays and PLEASE stop this If you have proof that Gus takes play calling away from Lindsey - please explain your proof. But the fact that you don't like a play call and you don't like Gus - does not equal proof. True ... true... and unrelated! end rant, War Eagle - 3 more to go...
  45. 4 points
    I disagree with most of this. His last two seasons had more to do with injuries and personnel. The clempson game was a strategy that was to give yourself a chance to win an ugly game vs try to run an offense you are not ready to execute and let it get out of hand. Lsu there is no excuse. I was not going to defend him because I was in the maybe 10% who didn’t want him fired. However you slice it, the offensive numbers since he has been our oc and or hc have been better than any other time in our history. 2 sec West titles in 5 years is pretty damn good for anyone. My main argument in favor of Gus is that there is not another Saban out there just waiting to coach at Auburn. Gus is holding his own in a tough league.
  46. 4 points
    I don't think any of us should apologize. It took almost losing his job and all this negative criticism coming from the fan base, the boosters, the tv analysts and anybody else who said if he don't learn his lesson now (after the LSU debacle), he is going to lose his job for sure. It took all of that for him to realize he needed to make some changes himself with the decisions he made, actually turning the offensive play calling completely over to CL, and just basically staying out of his own way to save his job at AU. Without that, he would be on the chopping block today. Hats off to Gus for finally seeing the light and moving forward at AU! P.S. The only play you could tell Gus def. called in the IB Saturday was the 2 point conversion clown show. Once he called time out, I knew that play was doomed!
  47. 4 points
    Case being Robert's tackle on Scarbrough to prevent a 1st down. Men of Steele.
  48. 4 points
    I don't buy it. Their morality movement is nothing more than being disappointed they didn't hire a Gruden type hype coach.
  49. 4 points
    sucker punch enough said......takes a big man to do that. aka Phil Gargis
  50. 4 points
    don't condone his actions, if thats what happened, but it illustrates perfectly why fans do NOT belong on the field or any playing surface after the game. Everybody knows the opposing fan base is going to talk trash to the other teams players and nothing good will ever come from that. Stay in the damn stands where you belong.