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  1. 9 points
    It is absolutely true. His name is Don Fuell, a QB from Guntersville. I wrote sports column for the Plainsman in 1957 and hence got to know all the coaches and players. bama was really pissed that they lost Fuell to Auburn. They sent two guys to Fuell's apt. posing as encyclopedia salesmen just to check it all out. I could tell you a lot more details about this deal but will leave it there. But it cemented my dislike for all things bama forever.
  2. 6 points
    i swiped this from another auburn board...........um non pay board. Former Auburn football players were sent this letter today by Gus Malzahn. The coach is trying to open the door more to the past. Here’s the letter: Dear Former Players, We just finished up the spring season with A-Day on Saturday. For the first time, we had a 7-on-7 Auburn Legends game, and it was a huge success. We appreciate all the guys involved this year and will continue the A-Day Legends game moving forward. Our theme this year is “Ride for the Brand.” We are putting Auburn first in everything we do and making a strong emphasis on our core values. We will have the Auburn Creed hanging in every players’ locker and in every coaches’ office. I really appreciate everyone who came to Lettermen’s Day earlier this spring. We had more than 200 former players on the sidelines. That afternoon, I had a chance to visit with a few of you, and it was very insightful. I realized I need to make it a priority to keep you more informed as to what is going on in our program. I want all former players to always feel welcome. With that said, each month you will receive updates on our program from me and my staff. I’d like to invite you to come to our fall camp practices this August. I will send you those dates once they are set. I am also looking into opening some practices during the season and will be in touch as we get closer. This will be my 10th year at Auburn, and I love this place. This program would not be what it is today without you. Thank you for all you have done to make Auburn great! War Eagle!
  3. 6 points
    One thing you have to say about Gus is he runs a clean program. You also don't ever have to worry about his own personal conduct embarrassing Auburn. Most of the players he recruits have been a credit to the university and become fine young men. The small minority that don't are dealt with quickly and professionally. He has recruited very good talent to Auburn while going against some tough competitors. He obviously loves Auburn and wants the program to do well. All of those things are very important. Now if he can just get those wins to be 9 or more, instead of those 7s or 8s, that will be good. Edit: A thought about a minimum 9 wins per year. Gus's biggest obstacle in achieving that has been losing the games he never should have lost. We all know which ones those were. That is when those 8s could have very easily become 9s and 10s. He knows that too so I'm hoping he has corrected that trend.
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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! They did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (How'd I do, Gwill???)
  6. 4 points
    Nicely designed play and great execution to watch in this clip. The play is set up with a couple of short passes to Matthew Hill on this drive. The play itself involves Seth Williams stealing the coverage over the middle of the field on an intermediate route, leaving the corner covering a speedy Hill deep over the middle. Once Hill gets inside of the corner, it was over with as long as the pass is executed properly. Bo Nix makes a great throw, placing the ball in a spot where Hill could adjust to the incoming ball. Nix throws from a clean pocket on this play because of the OL. Watch the OT's (footwork) on this play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p_7551j8pM
  7. 4 points
    Auburn freshman wins event at NCAA Gymnastics Championships Fort Worth, Tex.--Freshman Derrian Gobourne made Auburn gymnastics history on Friday night by finishing in first place in the vault at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Posting a score of 9.95, which matched her career-high set in the regional qualifying meet at Baton Rouge, La., Gobourne became the first Auburn athlete to win an individual gymnastics national championship. “We are so proud of Derrian,” Coach Jeff Graba said. “This meet is extremely tough to be your best at with the intense pressure and not having a team here to vocally support you. “To perform at her highest in this meet says volumes about Derrian’s competitive spirit,” Graba added. “She deserves this national recognition and we are so happy for her.” Gobourne, who is from Sarasota, Fla., advanced to the nationals as an individual after her team came up short of qualifying for the national championship meet. She finished in a tie for first place in the event held at the Fort Worth Convention Center. “It still hasn’t hit me yet,” she said. “I can’t wait to bring this championship back to my team and can’t wait to be here next year with all of them.” The freshman joins Julie Dwyer (2005, 2008) and Caitlin Atkinson (2013) as Auburn gymnasts to earn All-American honors in the vaul
  8. 3 points
    Thank you for the PBP TBrotha.
  9. 3 points
    War Eagle!!!! Way to bring it home in the clutch! Love that we just completed the first undefeated season in the sport and against a gauntlet of top teams all year!
  10. 3 points
    My favorite tweet was this...
  11. 3 points
    Hmmm...I get the feeling that our AD's ability to stand up for him has given Gus a little more breathing room to operate the program he wants to have. We shall see. I hope he truly is less closed off than he has been in the past. My prayers are that he and the players are working hard, having fun and are going to be enough of a success to satisfy the circling vultures.
  12. 3 points
    You're not allowed to bring up prior administration. Orange man bad.
  13. 3 points
    and BOOM......suck it UGA!! WAR DAM EAGLE
  14. 3 points
    I want to believe he has changed but, I'm still skeptical. I would like nothing more than to have him prove me wrong and turn Auburn into the juggernaut we all know is possible. I've heard BBQ sauce is good with crow and am quite willing to try it. No, I'm not crapping on his letter to former players. I think it's a great move and am glad he did it.
  15. 3 points
    I said in another thread that Gus is/has changed his approach to the team and program this off-season. This is another positive.
  16. 3 points
    The young arms that have started coming along deserve to have the old bats do better.
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    I'll have to see it to believe it, but if accurate we will be successful.
  21. 2 points
    free article #PMARSHONAU: The real story of Auburn and the NCAA ByPhillip Marshall 5-6 minutes So what’s the real story about Auburn and its run-ins with the NCAA? What does it mean? Some facts could be helpful for anyone who is actually in search of the truth. Though I express some opinions here, the facts are in black and white. This is not in any way an attempt to whitewash anything or to say that Auburn or anybody else has been mistreated by the NCAA. I move on with the full knowledge that some will take it that way, regardless of what I write. Hare are some facts, indisputable, hard, documented facts. --According to the NCAA database, Auburn programs have been hit with major sanctions by the NCAA seven times. Auburn is tied with 11 other programs, including SEC members Texas A&M and Georgia, for the fifth most all-time. Fifteen programs - including Alabama, Kentucky, South Carolina and Mississippi State – are tied with six. SMU has the most major sanctions with 10. Arizona State and Oklahoma have nine each. Wichita State has eight. --Auburn football was last hit with major NCAA sanctions in 1993. If you are counting, that is 26 years ago. --Auburn lost basketball scholarships in 2004 when the NCAA enforcement staff found a way to call Mark Komara, a summer basketball guy and well-known Alabama fan and supporter, an Auburn booster. That was the last time Auburn was found guilty of major infractions in any sport. --Auburn underwent an investigation as thorough as anyone ever has in 2010-2011. The result was the Cam Newton was ruled ineligible for 24 hours. On Oct. 13, 2011, the NCAA informed Auburn in a letter that it had been cleared. --In the summer of 2011, oddsmaker Danny Sheridan said on the Paul Finebaum show that the NCAA had found the “bagman” that provided money for Newton and that he got the name from a source inside the NCAA. In an extraordinary response, the NCAA issued a press release saying "Danny Sheridan continues to make vague, unsubstantiated claims without backing them up with proof. Contrary to his claims of having an inside source with details on the Auburn investigation, the NCAA has not provided information to Sheridan or anyone else.” --Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl was accused of doing some unseemly stuff more than 30 years ago. He lied to the NCAA at Tennessee and got a three-year show-cause order as a result. He has never once been accused at any school by anybody of buying players. --Auburn’s response to Chuck Person’s arrest was to immediately suspend and soon fire Person, refuse to play Austin Wiley or Danjel Purifoy until things were resolved, consult with the NCAA and hit Wiley and Purifoy with suspensions recommended by the NCAA. If the NCAA had recommended a suspension for Pearl, that would have happened, too. To steal part of a line from “A Few Good Men,” those are the facts, and they are undisputed. And here are some opinions derived from those facts: --It’s too early to say Pearl will come out of this unscathed, though any kind of major action is highly unlikely. The NCAA has the wherewithal to sanction him for Person’s actions because he was the head coach when they happened. --Comparing anything about Auburn or about Pearl to a coach being caught on a wiretap talking about paying a player is off-base, lazy and is not in any way a search for the truth. --Pearl made himself look bad by refusing to talk to Auburn president Steven Leath until the FBI investigation was done. Since Pearl was not and has not been accused of anything by the FBI, I thought that was a mistake on his part in 2017 and I still believe it was a mistake. As a result, Pearl is often compared to LSU coach Will Wade, though there really is no comparison. Anyone who actually examined the situations would know that. --No matter how many times someone says “the head coach always knows,” it makes no sense that Pearl would have signed off on what Person has pleaded guilty to doing. It did nothing to help his program and a lot to hurt it. --Blaming anybody at Auburn because Ira Bowman allegedly was involved in an admissions scandal at Penn is a stretch beyond the breaking point. It’s laughable. --Most of the dirt in college basketball comes from shoe companies and filters through summer leagues. Auburn went to the Final Four without any of those one-and-done kinds of guys that shoe companies are willing to give big bucks to go to certain schools. --College football has its rogues, too, but it isn’t the same. Kids don’t wear football shoes to school. One great player doesn’t make nearly as much difference in football as in basketball.
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    New rules allow players to hire agents and return to school. Deadline to return is May 29.
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  26. 2 points
    I said it last year, but I still haven't been able to get used to the college basketball personnel turnover. You get so attached to watching these guys and it's over right when it's beginning. Makes me wonder at how the top programs maintain their consistency year in/year out. I really wish the NBA would adopt a baseball-esque leave after high school or play three years. That said, COMPLETELY support Chuma's decision and he is going to be a baller at the next level. Such a pleasure to watch, especially as he really came into his own as a player this year.
  27. 2 points
    Tigers are now 26-14, 10-8 SEC. If we can go to Jacksonville and take care of some dern business there, we could get a little mojo back. At bat of the game has gotta be Will Holland’s walk. Turned the tide tremendously. It got to 1-2, and it looked like Holland was going down yet again at the plate, but kept on working and digging in and finally forced a walk to really put that pressure on.
  28. 2 points
    Love doing it! Feels better when we win. What a huge win.
  29. 2 points
    CONOR DAVIS WINS IT!!! WE DONT NEED NO STINKING WALKS!! 6-5 AU!!!
  30. 2 points
    WE ARE TIED!!! Grounded to first, throw pulls the runner off of the plate and the tigers have em loaded with 0 outs! Need a hit, walk, passed ball, SAC FLY, Error, HBP..... I don’t care what just WIN THIS THING!!!!
  31. 2 points
    Cursed is a lazy way of saying this team has not learned to execute as of yet imo
  32. 2 points
    How Mark manages to commentate Brooks' starts as impartial as he does is amazing to me.
  33. 2 points
    Agree; hopefully the Gus haters won’t be out in full force over this one.
  34. 2 points
    This can only be a positive for the program. Kudos to Gus for doing this.
  35. 2 points
    RJ might've pulled up since the QB was no contact. It would be interesting to see how it would've played out in a live game. If he flies in and attacks the mesh without hesitation, he blows the play up and possibly creates a fumble.
  36. 2 points
    Awe, here I’ll fix it. Is that better? 🤗
  37. 2 points
    Nah....can't take people seriously who think they are the only ones capable of rational thought....only thing worse than the arrogance is the verbal anger directed at anyone who does not agree with them.
  38. 2 points
    Rock 'n' Roll's been goin' downhill ever since Buddy Holly died."~~ John Milner in the movie "American Graffiti".
  39. 2 points
    Your arrogance knows no limits....
  40. 2 points
    I was a huge fan of Fanin. I wasn’t sold on Tate. I argued that his fumbling was exaggerated for too long. There comes a point where I just had to tuck my head and walk away defeated. He turned out to be among the worst we ever had holding the ball. Had chronic shoulder injuries that probably caused it. But we just couldn’t hand him the ball anymore.
  41. 2 points
    I am not dishonest and not a fool. I do know that this "meddling/interference" saddled with 2016 hillary win would not mean jack crap to you or people that author the goofy stuff you search and post. A wasted 2 years, you should be ashamed
  42. 2 points
    Can you imagine how freaking fun he would be to watch in our system?
  43. 2 points
    Thought it was Joe Walsh we were talking about??????????????/
  44. 2 points
    And you are the media/PR expert for?????? Yes it's the sunshine pumpers who infect every thread in every forum with Gus hate. It's the sunshine pumpers who won't shut up and can't stop the hateful whining about Gus. And it's the sunshine pumpers who accuse other posters of the inability to be objective because those posters are disgusted by the constant negativity and do not want it spreading like some kind of infectious virus. Posters having fun talking about Bruce or CBT? Let's just inject a dose of the unwelcomed Gus Bashing virus here so all the enjoyment is gone, and then act all superior when called out about it. BTW......I'd rather be painted as a sunshine pumper,although inaccurate, than a hateful,obsessed fanatic who spends hours bloviating about something he really has no idea about anyway. The subject has gone beyond what anyone else but the I Hate Gus miserable groupies want to see. Everybody else got your opinions on Gus months ago and we do not need or want the constant reminders.
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    How about "interpretations" of their actions by people who are not necessarily objective? Walsh is entitled to his opinion...but does not make him right.....just another talk show host with an audience and opinions....
  47. 2 points
    Because Government officials have long been a pillar of honesty. Lying to the press was unheard of until Trump and these guys took over....
  48. 2 points
    I agree about being a favorite. To me, one-cut backs make this play even more dangerous. Their ability to get the defenders to flow outside and then stick foot and go generates even more space. Shivers would be a demon running this play.
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  50. 1 point
    Joiner looked super lean on film . Huge upside with him . A lot of versatility