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  1. 14 points
  2. 9 points
    Today was AU-Some! It was everything to see my son’s teammates come out to support he & Ant at the War Eagle Invitational today & it meant even more when I saw the Head Football coach, Gus Malzahn at the meet supporting them. It said a lot & it meant a lot. Coach Malzahn is a genuine guy & is holding true to his word that we spoke about during the recruiting process, which was allowing these 2 sport athletes to 💯% participate in track & field as they wished. They are some important pieces to the Auburn Football program but Coach G stood by his word! It says a lot about him as a head coach especially in the SEC & today I couldnt thank him enough! It gave me chills to see him & hang out with him today because he could have been doing something else with his free time today.... It made me feel like these guys are important to him & his program. This is what makes us a family, this is what its all about! Im proud to be an Auburn Mom #WarEagle🦅 5A1DE61C-9063-4708-8A92-38196CD9B62D.MP4 A3CD231E-FDD0-4AC3-ABB7-57E670EFF951.mov
  3. 6 points
  4. 5 points
    AU the team to beat gang. UNC not even in it. Gotta think his previous relationship with Coach Flannigan wins it out for us
  5. 5 points
    Well....no one that I can remember has ever questioned the man's character. I mean, we all want things to turn out positive for all involved, especially the players. I used to be as big of a Gus fan as you could be, here's to hoping he's turned the corner on his coaching growth. Wde
  6. 4 points
    Yeah not trying to derail the thread. This section deserves ten pages because this is a very humble act as not only a coach but a human being. With that being said, there might be coaches who are better than him out there. It is okay to feel that way, but why are you openly saying you are against Gus. Yes, if you are saying you are a Gus hater, IMO, you are honestly against him as our coach. I cannot comprehend that.
  7. 4 points
    Totally agree; I don’t know too many coaches that could/can consistently win 9 or 10 games per season with our current schedule. Something has to be done with the schedule, and I don’t believe Gus can do it by himself. Even Deer Antler Spray/Dodge Charger U, does not have to play Georgia out of the east every year and their out of conference schedule is never as tough as ours!
  8. 4 points
    It is time to understand how this started from a contrived "dossier", fed to a corrupt FBI, resulting in a 30 million dollar waste of time. We need to clean up the DOJ.
  9. 4 points
    Proud of the guys today. This was a series they really needed to help themselves out and give them some cushion. They could’ve laid down and rolled over after the home run to tie it up and then the stupid little dinker double chopped over Woley and into no man’s land, but Scheffler battled and singled, Holland battled and walked, and of course, Conor Davis, who was 0-4 on the day, and who I thought Ole Miss just had his number, he’s the one that steps up and wins it. This does so much for us going forward in that we stay a game up on the whole two at home, one on the road mantra. Since we swept Tennessee at home and beat S.C. on the road, we were two games above that mark, but Arky brought us back down to 1. With away series against Vandy and LSU, and a home series vs UGA coming up, we need some insurance. Big news to get a little cushion going into the last part of this schedule. Great to see Jack Owen back too. You can tell it will be extremely helpful to have him back. Hope we hear good news on DD soon too. If we can get the midweek straightened out, and just keep competing in the SEC, we’ll be just fine. If we steal a series or two we’re not supposed to from Vandy, UGA, LSU, we’ll be in host conversation.
  10. 4 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.
  11. 3 points
    This guy bleeds Orange and Blue and loves him some Auburn. WAR DAMN BRYCE BROWN EAGLE!!!!
  12. 3 points
    Article says he now plans to visit Kansas as well, they may be the biggest threat. Has Auburn played Kansas anytime recently? 🤔
  13. 3 points
    Happy Easter/Resurrection Day! Christ Arose!!!!!!
  14. 3 points
    This is easily the best and most civil Auburn board around. Even when people disagree it never gets out of hand and escalates. (Well besides that one time a guy wanted to meet up and fight in a parking lot! Lol) Everyone here is great people and even the ones I disagree with on most everything I still have a fun time talking and conversing with. I am glad there is a lot of disagreements and it is not a echo chamber in here. It makes for a more fun and entertaining board.
  15. 3 points
    I give Gus credit for listening to his deserved criticism from the outside and evolving his decision making with the program. I think many would agree that this last season, off season Gus finally learned what it takes to be a coach at this level and has made some great adjustments to how he handles the program. I also think he realized that this could be his last chance to run a big time program and he has not really spent the time to enjoy much of it. With that said I also hope we see several changes to his offense as he has more weapons than he ever has had and he is gonna need to keep them all happy. There is also a Bruce Pearl Effect happening across the athletic department along with an Greene Effect.
  16. 3 points
    The label of “Gus Hater” has been bestowed up some (me included) by the Sunshine pumpers that have no other comeback. Look, I hate (dislike) some things that my wife does, but we’ve been together for 45 years. I hate (dislike) some things that Gus does and I have voiced that opinion as I have observed them over the last 6 years. I have no direct effect as to Gus being our head coach or not, but this is an Auburn Football board and discussions are allowed. Labels are a way for people to be silenced. To the OP; it’s a great thing that Gus is involving former players and as bigbird has stated Gus has changed his approach to the team this year. A great and positive thing. By the way, changing the way you do things indicates it wasn’t real great before hand. Every Spring I start believing the hype, but I must manage my expectations until the season develops. The thing that I dislike the most about the way Gus coaches can’t be seen until the season starts and that is how Gus reacts to dynamic in game situations. So, War Eagle and I hope the season is wildly successful. P.S. I very seldom voice my dislikes of some of the things my wife does, as it does have a direct effect of my happiness.
  17. 3 points
    I think they figure there are lots of coaches out there who would do better than Gus....we just have go get one of them. JMO but the AD probably understand the real world, which is why he's not taking the bait to go coach hunting...even if, as we've been told so many times. some of the rich alums will pay the buy-out for Gus's contract. Meanwhile, Greene (and Auburn) is doing pretty well with the coaches he inherited and I'm happy about that.
  18. 3 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.
  19. 3 points
    Agree; hopefully the Gus haters won’t be out in full force over this one.
  20. 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.
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    Partied hardy last night I guess
  23. 2 points
    After watching the game on replay.....WOW! That was a really, really good game. I think it's my favorite game so far this season. Very happy for those kids, and for Conor Davis since he worked so long for his break-out season. Loved seeing Jack Owen back on the mound, and how about that Brooks Fuller???!!!! I hope the pieces are starting to fall into place now that Jack Owen can be worked back into the rotation.
  24. 2 points
    does anyone remember the name of the sports writer that said all the negative stuff against gus last year was a huge distraction? he said it did effect the team and not in a good way. i wish my memory was better so i could link or post the article. so believe it or not and i am sure some will laugh at this but i believe it to be true. and for the record i agree people have the right to believe as they see fit but when it gets to the point where it effects the team i have little use for your opinion. and last year many of the negative folks were making fun of sunshine pumpers at the same time some were hoping for the team to lose so gus can be fired.and yes many of the negative crowd turned into trolls. and frankly i am happy to see many of them have been removed or gone on to other sites. there is quite a difference between the two.................
  25. 2 points
    I’ll have what you’re having 😊
  26. 2 points
    I understood your point and agree that there are extremes on both sides of the argument. Those posters will not change their minds until Gus is wildly successful or is fired. The disingenuous part is if either happens they will then discuss why they knew it all along.
  27. 2 points
    After 6 years of Gus’ tendencies the frustration of his actions are seen earlier and earlier in the season. This season is a turning point in Gus’ career, there is so much he is going to have to improve upon and he has doubled down on his ability to do so. The first 4 games will probably tell the tale. Hoping for the best. Gus has given us reason for encouragement for this season as he has done the last 6 years. Those that are not all gussy over the start of the season has history on their side. If the season turns out badly, the excuses people will make for why it turned out badly are the ones that are too bias to have a discussion. There are two sides to this point
  28. 2 points
    Yeah but I bet you don't say to this woman, "You know I just don't think you are a good wife." Displaying criticism for action has never been a problem for most on here, even the "Sunshine Pumpers." But there is a direct distinction between having DISCUSSIONS and people who just don't like Gus and don't ever think he will be right for Auburn. At that point, you are too bias to have a discussion. There is a distinction that needs to be made. Nevertheless, Gus has given us reason to be encouraged for this season.
  29. 2 points
    We are not going to have a 7 or 8 win season. Mark my words. It’s GOING TO BE FUN. FAST AND FUN AND FAST SOME MORE
  30. 2 points
    Temperature is 41 right now in Lexington. High Sunday 66, and 75 on Monday; so should have good softball weather. Kentucky is a team about like us, with good hitting and so-so pitching, Neither team has a pitcher with an SEC ERA under 3.5. They mainly rely on Grace Baalman, who gave us little trouble last year, and Autumn Humes, who did. Their SEC BA is .288 compared to .289 for us. ( I hadn't realized that McCrackin is hitting only .245 in conference.) Their biggest threat is 3B Abbey Cheek, hitting .463 in SEC play, with 9 homers. Their shortstop Katie Reed is quite good at the position, and a serious threat at the plate as well. She homered against us last year. Their catcher Kayla Kowalik is a freshman with no homers, but a very good hitter. Kowalik has thrown out only 2 of 30 baserunners attempting to steal, so expect us to run. UK is 58 of 70 on stolen bases this year, compared to our 65 of 80. Kentucky played a very challenging preconference schedule, so their record is 26-18; but they played teams like Oklahoma and UCLA. For their first conference series, they traveled to Columbia, SC, and stomped a mudhole in the GAmecocks, outscoring them 21-3 in the sweep. They also swept Miss. St., but have lost their other three series, including Arkansas and the most recent one, LSU. They also lost their midweek to Louisville this week. It should be an interesting series with lots of action.
  31. 2 points
    The announcers calling the game were Andy Burcham, longtime Auburn broadcaster, and Mark Fuller, former Auburn player and coach and father to today’s Auburn starting pitcher. They may not have great with names or calls, but I can guarantee they weren’t pulling for Ole Miss.
  32. 2 points
    Yep, my dad lives in Frankfort and it was snowing today. They were expecting more storms today. Frankfort is less than an hour from Lexington.
  33. 2 points
    Only time will tell. However, another 7 or 8 win season and our AD and pres should fire Gus.
  34. 2 points
    I think they learn from a game like this but dealing with 18-22 you never know. Ole Miss missed opportunities as well. With the schedule we have going forward it is going to be a huge challenge. Come on 64 be happy with the win
  35. 2 points
    Bruce said the week of his surgery when asked about it a few days later at the final 4 that it went great! War Eagle Chuma!!!!
  36. 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.
  37. 2 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.
  38. 2 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.
  39. 2 points
    Some of those putting the meddling on DT need to get their calendar out and remind themselves who was in office when all the meddling took place.. Also ask why the FBI leadership did nothing and why the US did not retaliate in some fashion against the hackers. Our "intelligence" agencies seemed lack intelligence on this issue...or perhaps lacked direction from the top to take action to stop it. Some of them seemed more interested in stopping DT than stopping Putin's cronies.
  40. 2 points
    Nothing about Bo Nix starting makes me nervous. He looks like he has 2 years of cfb under his belt.
  41. 2 points
    This can only be a positive for the program. Kudos to Gus for doing this.
  42. 2 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.
  43. 2 points
    Hey guys! Just sharing footage from the 4x1 on Saturday.... Auburn is Lane 4.... Schwartz is 2nd leg / Worm is 4th. They won posting a time of 39. 80.... Enjoy #WarEagle 35DFC730-E686-4ABE-AFCF-3E1F4C3D7CCC.mp4
  44. 1 point
    Mark Fuller is as good as it gets in terms of college baseball commentary (and an all around great Auburn man). As had been said before on this forum, I don't have any idea how he calls a game with his own son on the mound for Auburn. If you want to hear a knucklehead go on and on and on, have at it with Chris Burke. Now there's a guy who needs to just shut up.
  45. 1 point
    SAN ANTONIO, TX—A local man was apprehended today while trying to smuggle a Chick-fil-A sandwich into San Antonio International Airport. The man was reportedly acting suspiciously as he approached a TSA checkpoint, looking around nervously and feeling something in his pocket. When he got to the scanners, he was called aside for a check, and sure enough, agents discovered the sandwich. He was taken away by force. Later on, during questioning, the man reportedly claimed he just wanted something to eat on the plane, but investigators weren't buying it. "It was obvious he wanted to bring hate and discrimination into this place in an act of terror," said a member of the San Antonio city council. "It's not ISIS or other extremist groups we need to worry about---it's Chick-Fil-A sandwiches." The TSA was praised for doing its job heroically. "We're just doing our jobs," said a TSA agent at the scene. "We're not heroes. Any ordinary American would have done the same for us, to ensure the people at this airport are protected from bigoted, hateful, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches." At publishing time, sources had confirmed that a TSA agent had confiscated the sandwich.
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  48. 1 point
    Could be but we need some muscle and toughness...and AW has the body to be that guy.....somebody needs to protect the basket from guys like Williams and Silva and guys like that. So who is that gonna be now that Spencer and Dunbar are gone? It's not Amac. JMO but we are a soft team until someone takes the role of enforcer and defender.
  49. 1 point
    DJ seems to have that natural feeling, or vision might be a better word, for running to the right lane or clearing through traffic! He might be a dynamic rusher before his career at AU gets much further along, like next year soon!
  50. 1 point
    guess I figure people ought not to be afraid to take responsibility for what they have to say...