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  1. 9 points
    Mutual my ass. CT gave silent commits to all 3 teams on their in home visits last week. Gus found out what CT said to UF & the Cornies and said, "I ain't playing these games, especially since I have a Buck prospect like Jibunor and a very good DL option in Caleb Johnson".
  2. 7 points
    The balance between positions was a bit strange to me. I don't understand the focus on WR.
  3. 6 points
    I will be here complaining about our 2012esque finish, so I can do it if needed. It won’t be anything fancy; I’ll list the recruits once we receive a signature and possibly another list of signing ceremony times.
  4. 6 points
    Thanks for all you've done and for all you do for this board, ellitor.
  5. 5 points
    I don't see this "proposal" getting clearance from the NCAA. There would have to be limitations a specific parameters set in place to monitor this from a recruiting/contact standpoint which would add more rules, regulations, and red tape to the already bloated NCAA rule book.
  6. 5 points
    2020 and 2021 will be where we see failures of this recruiting class show up. Just like next year at safety is where we will see issues come up from last years recruiting class failures show. What's good about it is we can identify GT/JC players over the next year to be able to really fill those holes plus put a huge priority in on the high schoolers. I love the players in this '18 recruiting class but it doesn't fill our needs very well. We are getting out of balance after Coach G spent the first 5 years of recruiting getting the defense and offense and position groups balanced with players and talent. Now this year with the misses on the OL creates gaps in year after year filling in, same can be said for safety but some of that is player transfers, Not finding another QB this cycle and seems like we are only going after Nix next cycle. That's 3 QBs after next year and one may get their feelings hurt and decide to go somewhere else. Still no TE except the kid from last year that was a take for an old coaches friend. He may be a stud but I have my doubts. DL is really the only balanced recruiting we have right now.
  7. 4 points
    Alabama was ranked #7 and dragged #5 Florida in the SECCG in 1999. There was definitely a dip for a few years after that, but LSU won the natty in 2003, and mostly stayed ranked in the top 5 for a couple years after that. Also, we had a very good uga team on our schedule in CTT's early years, and we played a very good UT team in '99, '03 and '04 (twice). Our schedule wasn't significantly easier than anyone else's in those years and was pretty tough in CTT's first year. I'm with @ClaytonAU. Gus has some things to be criticized for and a lot of things to be praised for. Some folks only want to acknowledge one or the other, although I suspect a lot of that is more about not backing down in an argument than being objective.
  8. 4 points
    You know what was pathetic when Tuberville took over? The SEC West.
  9. 4 points
    Jacobs had NOTHING to do with this new contract for Gus. He specifically asked not to be involved and it was negotiated, not signed off on, by Leath and one of the BOT members. Leave Jay out of this one. I am sure you can find something else to blame him for. Moreover, your uninformed comments about not being deep at any position shows your lack of knowledge or general insistence to be negative or both.
  10. 4 points
    I don't know how I feel about it all except to try and compare the Fantasyland that is college & college athletics to the real world. Hypothetically, if my boss & mentor leaves the company, I have a choice to make based on life, rules, law... I can take a chance that I'll have to take a pay cut to go elsewhere just cuz I'm pissed, change fields due to my non-compete, etc. Or I can stick it out and enjoy the benefits that come from the great opportunity that I have that so many others would give their right arm for. ...again VERY hypothetical HA! Bottom line is, this is an argument for spoiled people. Like it or not, coaches are paid professionals who make decisions that are best for them & their families and they are allowed to due to the rules & regulations that govern them. .....well, except for Saban, of course. He just does what he wants..but THAT'S a different discussion. The "student-athlete" has rules & regulations that govern their actions too. They can cry "it ain't fair" all they want but they ALSO have options. They can flip burgers, they can work at the school bookstore, they can skip education all together and join the real world with the rest of us and try and get a job. Or they can enjoy the fact that they have a 1 in a million opportunity to do something they (supposedly) love while bettering themselves, getting an education, enjoying the college life while being a coddled athlete and for a TINY percentage of them prepare for the NFL. They DO have choices.
  11. 4 points
    Just getting Bo Nix ready for four straight National Championship runs
  12. 4 points
    We competed this year with the same caliber of signees we are signing in this class and have competed with Saban better than anybody else has over the last 9 years. So yes, we can compete with them with these players. The key for anyone to beat UGA or UAT is at QB. We have one coming back who is capable. We have one going to be a sophomore and one coming in that have better tools. We shall see if JG is what we want him to be. If he is even close, then yes the people we have signed or will sign in this class can compete with those two.
  13. 4 points
    New brackets out. ESPN & CBS kept us a 2 seed in the South. 55 brackets have been updated on Bracket matrix since Saturday. We are a 1 seed in 17 of them & are in a tight battle w/ Xavier, Kansas, & Duke for the 4th overall #1 seed.
  14. 3 points
    When have Satan himself running rough shod, it's been pure hell in the SECW. The coaching carousel has been brutal for the whole conference too.
  15. 3 points
    I would argue that no division in CFB history has been as strong as the SECW the last 10 years (notable dip the last couple years notwithstanding).
  16. 3 points
    W/ due respect no way AU is a 5 or 6 seed if they lose 2 or 3 of their final 8 games given how tough the entire remaining schedule is. We would still win the SEC at worst 14-4. Given the SEC is considered a top 3 conference right now, no way we aren't a top 4 seed in that scenario. I just did a simulation on RPI Wizard w/ 3 more losses. Our RPI would still project to be 7th. I'll go 1 step further. It would be unlikely we would be lower than a 3 seed unless we lost a quarterfinal SEC Tourney game to a LSU type.
  17. 3 points
    Make no mistake I don’t hate or love Gus. He has glaring issues. BUT, complaining about his contract is silly because what Auburn is paying him is what the market called for. His good outweighs the bad.
  18. 3 points
    You are correct 1st 5 years win totals Gus- 45 CTT- 38 TB- 46 PD- 42 CTT and Pat Dye took over some horrible teams and only won 5 games their 1st year. After year 5 they each went on a tear that is and was some of the best AU football ever. They both won 47 games over their next 5 years including the down year at the end of their tenure. Next 5 Year win totals PD- 47 10,9,10,10,8 with 3 SEC Titles and playing less games per season CTT- 47 13,9,11,9,5 with 2 SEC Titles TB- Fell off of a cliff CGM- Can he do what CTT and PD did in his next 5 years? I make no apologies for my dislike of Gus for a ton of reasons but up to this point he has done well as far as total victories goes. Just imagine if he did not have the issues that make me dislike him so much. He could/should be at 50 wins easily.
  19. 3 points
    If you don't mind, could you call each signee and get a full interview? Maybe drive to a few and get a selfie with them? 10 extra Shrute bucks if you get them to do a duck face with you in the selfie.
  20. 3 points
    I actually find that encouraging to let his coordinators pick their guys. It shows Gus is giving them more freedom with everything. Last year Steele wanted Brown and got him. If Chip wanted JB, by all means it was the right hire. Again, Grimes can coach. That is more important than being able to be a stud recruiter. Developing guys in itself will draw recruits. Simply recruiting and not knowing how to coach just caused issues and wastes talent. Look at LSU. They were reamed by the commentators at the Senior Bowl for wasting talent, especially in the WR's.
  21. 3 points
    This. Lot of folks ITT reading things that aren't there.
  22. 3 points
    He took TOTAL credit for a stock market on an 8 year run. He created any backlash.
  23. 3 points
    Man the cheerleaders for those chariot races
  24. 3 points
    With the way this whole team has improved from last year to this one, it's almost impossible for me to think Purifoy wouldn't have improved as well. Purifoy has a pure stroke and is a long defender. Put him in a better position this season at the 3, and he's probably a better defender too. The one area I could see Purifoy causing a disruption would've been the minutes for Heron and Brown this year. Brown is thriving with the extra minutes he's getting being basically the only SG on the roster. If Purifoy were playing, he'd be taking minutes from Brown and from Heron because I don't think Purifoy was going to play the 4 much this year.
  25. 3 points
    I think Grimes will be a band-aid to get us through and over the lack of OL development by Hand.
  26. 3 points
    Hey I don’t know if you guys realize this but the reason we were going after a true TE in this class was because Chandler Cox will be graduating after next season and Chip Lindsey wants to step away from the FB position and begin using a true TE.
  27. 3 points
    Don't lose to an LSU team coached by a damn shrimp boat captain & AU would've had a decent chance for a spot in the CFP.
  28. 3 points
    Was to show the masses that Kodi deserved to be a coach at AU. Even though he had a ton of help this year, Kodi owes Porter a lot.
  29. 3 points
    Here's an idea: Let's beat UGA, lose to Bama, then sit home during the SECCG and fill in the #4 spot on the playoff bracket. Worked for Bammer.
  30. 3 points
    In my 28 years I have NEVER seen them recruit this good. I was not scared of richt on the trail. Kirby scares the heck out of me. He is a monster. This feels a lot different than how they recruited before. Yah they have mostly always out recruited us but they are recruiting elite the last 2 classes. saban territory. ANYWAYS back to Auburn since someone will hate more of the georgia talk!!! lol This class would go from really good to great if we just met our obvious needs on the OL. We failed to do that which leaves fans underwhelmed. OL and DL are the 2 positions where you cannot have a class like this. Not with the way we recruit. We are to good for this.
  31. 3 points
    Damn. I’m really sad that Kim’s arms shrunk after we signed him😔
  32. 3 points
    Quote: " AU will hold 1 spot for a potential transfer down the line, whether it be Grad Transfer or Undergrad. " Which is a kind way of saying we aren't going to fill the class with several of the targets we've worked so long and hard to get. I'm still holding out hope that we catch a signing day break. Big Cat Bryant is the only pleasant signing day surprise we've had in recent years.
  33. 3 points
    Guys. Stay on Auburn. If you want to talk UGA recruiting there's a thread for them at the top of the Rivals section. No personal offense to anyone. I'm just sick of hearing & reading about UGA right now.
  34. 3 points
  35. 3 points
  36. 3 points
    Auburn players tend to have more longevity in the NFL than some other teams, but a large percentage make it as free agents, not on draft day. We need more 1st and 2nd rounders to turn kids heads.
  37. 3 points
    Auburn basketball is ranked higher than North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, and UK. Let that sink in.
  38. 2 points
    I think Newkirk has the POTENTIAL to be a dominant player.
  39. 2 points
    In Tubs' time you could win at least a share of the West with a 5-3 conference record. You have no shot in today's SECW to pull that off with just 5 conference wins as it stands right now
  40. 2 points
    He did and the talent on that team is light years better and not even close to what CTT and Dye took over. Actually if you go back and look at the rosters it is pathetically humorous.
  41. 2 points
    His buyout protection is strong, very strong! When people want to get rid of him in another year or two, 75% of the contract will be owed. Keep in mind, there’s people who want rid of him now.
  42. 2 points
    BTW, if they'd just legalize weed and give it to all the players for free, then nobody would care about this rule.
  43. 2 points
    Or what? Gus has been in "put up or shut up" situations for years now. Message board fans like us can make this statement every season and it makes no difference in the wide scheme of things related to the Auburn football team. Gus doesn't answer to us, he doesn't have to meet our expectations every year and it's plainly obvious his job is more secure now than at any time in his tenure at AU. Gus couldn't "put up" when he lost to CU/LSU, but he "shut up" a lot of folks with huge home wins over UGA/UA and those two wins gave him ample leverage to bend Auburn over a barrel and pull a $49mm/7 yr contract out of the Administration. There's no put up or shut up for Gus because he is safe and secure for a long, long time.
  44. 2 points
    Wolk is an idiot. Of course AU doesn't have the same type of "mafia" as LSU does. LSU doesn't have a school like uat to deal with in state as AU does. But I can tell you we do have people in the trenches in the state. A lot of people.
  45. 2 points
    Laugh emoticon for that part only. You're absolutely right. 20 point lead. Poof. We literally stopped scoring points on purpose and tried to win the game with only one half of our team. Shrimp boat captain. Don't know what that makes Gus that day, but it ain't good. Even Forrest Gump would've would've kept a 20 point lead by accident.
  46. 2 points
    Golf said that too when he saw the first chariot
  47. 2 points
    Unpopular Opinion: We aren't 21-2 If Purifoy and WIley had been starting right now. WIley's playstyle slows down our pace and shooters mentality, and Danjel Purifoy had lost his shot and didn't make the team better down the stretch. Sure they might be good players on their own or in a different system but I can't possibly see Auburn's Chemistry any better than it is now.
  48. 2 points
    I have a friend who sent his daughter there for soccer. She was a mediocre player but he’s paying $75k+ a year to have her there getting trained, etc. Maybe it will “pay off” with a college scholarship...he’ll be $300k in at that point, lol. Some people have more money than sense I guess....
  49. 2 points
    Vote to release the Ds minority memo passes unanimously. Goes to Trump now.
  50. 2 points
    THSCA has kicked them out of Texas as far as playing them