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  1. For a while now we've had a small group of posters that regularly get into it with each other on various threads. It usually starts with some disagreement over the team - coaching decisions, what players should be playing, whose fault a loss or lack of success is, and so on. But then it quickly morphs into a bunch of personal bickering and name calling. A lot of it comes from a long history of animosity between the posters in question, with people dredging up old conversations or arguments to prove some unimportant point. But the end result is, these few people end up taking over a thread completely. What started as a regular discussion on QB play or offensive philosophy turns into a 20+ page megathread where 75% of the posts are these same folks rehashing their same disagreements for the umpteenth time. We're tired of this happening. I've been dishing out more and longer suspensions for people. I've sent PMs to people telling them to put each other on ignore. It gets better for a few days and then it resurfaces - usually because makes some passive-aggressive comment they know will set another person off, trying to say "I told you so" over a play that happened in the latest game. It's to the point where it's driving people away who just want to discuss Auburn sports with fellow Auburn fans and not have every other thread ratchet up to a "10." So fair warning, some permanent bans are eminent. I don't know how to get people to see the difference in a normal debate and disagreement and this thread takeover meltdown crap that's been going on so the solution is going to end up being that we just remove the folks perpetuating it until no more of that type of poster is left. I'm not saying you can't argue. I'm not saying you can't be passionate. I'm not even saying we're going to drop the hammer every time someone gets called a name. We're all grown adults here. But we need to start acting like it and if the moderators or admins tell you to cool it, it better start happening immediately or folks are going to be looking for a new address to talk about Auburn. So just know, we're done tolerating this and trying to get people to do the grown up thing on their own. Don't test us by getting as close to the line as you can without crossing it then going all "What, who me?" when we kick you off the forums. The people doing this know who they are but this goes for others as well. Quit ruining the experience here for everyone else.
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  2. For everyone bitching about the D...20 pts given up to the team ranked #4 in total offense, #3 in rushing offense, #7 in scoring, and #24 passing offense. Give it time...
    66 points
  3. Talking with my friend Doug Saturday morning, I found myself calling the LSU game “pivotal” for Auburn and Coach Harsin. It was just a casual conversation about the upcoming game, but once the game was over, I felt even more strongly that this game was something of a milestone in Harsin’s rebuilding of the program. Auburn passed that milestone in rather splendid fashion. No, we are certainly not “there” by any means, but we aren’t where we started, either. To go to Baton Rouge on a Saturday night and take down a desperate LSU and 90,000 of their fans is no small accomplishment. Had Auburn lost that game, it would certainly not mean Harsin’s process had failed, or even that it was behind schedule. But a win would mean the process was moving along as planned. There is pretty much NEVER a football game where some things could have been done better. But there are certainly games where there is more good than bad, and more often than not, those games end up in the win column. This one, as most are, was a test, and Auburn passed the test. Led by Bo Nix in possibly his best game as an Auburn quarterback, the AUBURN Tigers met every challenge with confidence and tenacity. There were some disappointments for sure, but nobody folded his tent and accepted a loss. We’ve all heard the phrase “A football team reflects the personality of its coach.” I believe we are seeing that with Bryan Harsin. Harsin seems to be as focused as any coach I can remember, and focus is HUGE in football. I think it’s important, as we watch the team grow from game to game, to keep in mind that Harsin is constantly “coaching.” Not just the players, but the coaches as well. If we look closely at the offense and the defense, changes from the Penn State game to the LSU game are obvious. In play calls on both sides, and, of course, in players themselves. Look closely. If you’re not seeing it, you’re missing something very important. I’m sure it’s obvious by now that I’m happy with what I saw Saturday night. I hope you are too. There are extreme challenges ahead in the coming weeks, and there will be disappointments in terms of wins and losses. But what matters at this point in the process is that we get better every day and every week. So far, that is happening. With “progress” in mind, here are some things I think I saw in the LSU game…… Bo Nix was as sound in his fundamentals as I have seen him since he’s been at AU. Despite a strong pass rush from an LSU team leading the nation in sacks, he set his feet most of the time, and delivered a catchable pass. The tendency to overthrow everything was gone. His body language both on the field and on the sideline showed confidence and determination. It was a pleasure to watch. The offensive line is still a work in progress, but as a whole, they are getting better. There were some missed blocks, and there were some “blocks” that were actually WORSE than “missed”. But there were far more successes than failures, which I think is progress. Nix was under pressure often, and pulled off some miracle escapes, but a good bit of the time, he actually had a clean pocket. Although the stats don’t show it, I thought the run blocking was the best it’s been this season. LSU came into the game determined to stop the run, and they did that with numbers until they wore down late in the game. I don’t know what is going on with Tank Bigsby. He is running hard, and does not appear to be injured, but he hasn’t been quite as effective recently as earlier. Hopefully he will get back on track soon. Special teams took a step back this week, maybe a couple of steps. Anders Carlson was not as reliable as usual, and failed to put “touch” on the onside kick attempt. For what it’s worth, I thought the onside kick was a good call, and I liked the plan. Unfortunately, the execution failed. The “overly casual” handling of the kickoff in the end zone by Donovan Kauffman was almost very costly, but will provide a great teaching point going forward. Lastly, we had a field goal attempt blocked. LSU’s plan for that was excellent. They overloaded the offensive left side, meaning every AU blocker on that side had to step down to block the defender to his inside. That left the outside guy unblocked, he timed his rush perfectly, and got there easily. That happens now and then. More frightening to me was the fact that Austin Troxell failed to step down, and had LSU’s outside guy not gotten a hand on the ball, the LSU lineman who beat Troxell inside would have blocked the kick anyway. Time for Coach Harsin to apply some of that laser focus to special teams and the coaches who “own” those. Dropped passes continue to plague the passing game. I counted at least six. As the competition ramps up each week, those seemingly small things matter more and more. Auburn DC Derek Mason continues to play very conservatively. Lots of cushion afforded the LSU receivers through most of the game, then press man on fourth and long. Strange stuff. Mason did get more pass rush this week than in past games, typically lining up five or six defenders in the box, but sending mostly three and occasionally four. Colby Wooden played a tremendous game, both in pass rush and in defending the run. Lots of effort by the DL, and that effort affected the outcome of the game. Derek Hall seems to be quickly growing into his potential as a pass rusher. Still more foolish penalties than we can afford. Discipline takes time and repetition to learn; I believe we will get there eventually. Young Jarquez Hunter continues to impress. Running back is supposedly the easiest position for a young guy to play, but Hunter’s maturity and toughness continues to surprise me week after week. Tight ends. Need I say more? Hard to believe we have discovered after all these years that the tight end is actually an eligible receiver. Huge game this week, with the Dawgs coming to town. Georgia is very good, certainly one of the most talented rosters in college football. I watched most of their game with Arkansas. Arkansas, despite their wins over aTm and Texas, is hardly a great football team. They are well-coached and play hard, but they are not blessed with tons of four and five stars. They dug themselves into a 21-0 hole in the first quarter against Georgia, and the beating was on. Obviously, Auburn doesn’t match up with Georgia in terms of talent and depth. But I believe we are at least close to the point where we can make it a football game. As I keep saying, the important thing is that we are a little better this week than last week. It will be a good measuring stick to see where we are, and I’m looking forward to it. War Damn!
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  4. Goodness...we just had a player CHOOSE to come and be one of us. That should be celebrated and he certainly shouldn't be booed before he even gets a chance. Some of you need to take a step back and be more supportive or take a step forward and go ahead and jump, your behavior is embarrassing. Welcome home ZC, good luck and War Eagle!
    62 points
  5. We don't sniff a W without him tonight! @Momma Worm, tell him thank you for his passion and perseverance
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  6. Message Delivered #WarEagle🦅
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  8. For the first time in a long time, we have a winner in charge. It's starting to show. Get on board now, everyone. He's ahead of realistic expectations. Even the first season is fun.
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  9. Wanted to drop in here and welcome any Auburn fan a place to tailgate for the White Out game. We have a crew of about 15-20 for each home game tailgate. We are very excited to see an SEC team, especially Auburn, make the trek up to Happy Valley and would love to show some great Central Pennsylvania hospitality!!! Praying for great weather And an outstanding atmosphere. If anyone would like to join in please email me at semoore83@gmail.com so we can plan accordingly. Wish you all the best of luck and safe travels. Shawn.
    50 points
  10. "Listen, I’ve given Auburn plenty … of money, but they haven’t asked me about the NIL thing. They’re too busy trying to screw the coach down there to ask me for money,” Barkley said. “They’re too busy trying to screw Harsin out, which I want to say this [and] I haven’t spoken about this publicly. I wish they would leave Bryan Harsin alone and let him coach. I know the alumni are powerful and a pain in the ass, basically. Let the man coach. I know he’s not part of the Auburn family tree, but let’s not sit there and act like the Auburn family tree’s been really working. “The guy’s been there one year. Some players have transferred. Players transfer from Georgia, transfer from Alabama. [Fans] don’t go crazy. Nick Saban loses coaches every year [and] nobody goes crazy. But for some reason, the alumni down at Auburn want a guy they can control and Harsin is somebody they cannot control, and I wish him great success. I support Auburn, whoever the coach is. But I think Coach Harsin deserves an opportunity to do it his way, and if it doesn’t work out, yeah, we can make some changes. But give the man a fair chance, and I don’t think he’s been given a fair chance. And hopefully going forward, they will stay out of it and let him fly or crash. But let him do it his way.” https://www.on3.com/college/auburn-tigers/news/charles-barkley-weighs-in-bryan-harsin-saga-who-he-wants-coaching-auburn-tigers/
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  11. War Eagle and thank you for all the time you take to contribute to this forum and reading/interacting with my posts. The 2022 class has been a weird one as our staff has been comfortable with playing the long game. This approach will either succeed come December 15th or it will leave us in the rain without an umbrella. While it is worth noting that these recruiting classes take a long time of getting to know players for years, there are still high expectations for Auburn to consistently recruit in the top 20 on off years, top 15 on slightly down years, and to sniff the top 10 consistently otherwise. Here is a general list of players to watch as we approach the Early National Signing Day (ENSD) a week from now on December 15th. While it's called ENSD, the vast majority of players sign on this day instead of the original signing day which isn't until February 2nd, 2022. Without any further front-loading, here is who we need to keep an eye on heading into the home stretch: December 13th, 2021: 4* CB Austin Ausberry - while he is an LSU legacy and his father works for LSU, he has consistently made it clear that he would not factor that into his decision. Auburn took him at his word and has recruited him harder than anyone other than the presumed favorite. This has paid off and it seems like Auburn might truly lead for Ausberry heading into his commitment. Anything can happen but I expect this to be the first domino to fall for the rest of our recruits. Update: Committed to Auburn #1 JUCO S Marquise Gilbert - FSU seems confident they're going to land literally every single person they are recruiting against us for at the moment. They have to be wrong somewhere. Our staff feels we should land him at this point. So no one really knows. He does visit FSU on the 10th so that might be the tie breaker with them having the last visit. We will see December 15th. Update: Committed to Auburn December 14th, 2021: 3* NT Enyce Sledge - his ranking is admittedly low (somewhere in the 1000s according to 247) but his frame and tape have won the staff over. Nick Eason values Sledge as high, if not higher, than many of the DL still left on our board. This looks like an Auburn vs Oklahoma State battle here at the end. If I had to choose I would lean towards Sledge wearing the orange and blue. 4* CB JaDarian Rhym - committed to LSU but he has felt like an Auburn lean for a while. Brian Kelly keeping the secondary coach has made this a battle again. Still, the relationship he and his family have with Zac Etheridge has put the plainsmen in a strong position heading into signing day. Would be another big win by the staff that has never stopped recruiting Rhym. Update: Committing at 5:00 PM today instead of Wednesday December 15th, 2021: 4* DL Khurtiss Perry - pay attention to whether or not he gets the in-home visit scheduled this week. If he does then I would have to think Auburn gets the nod on the fifteenth. Alabama has really slow played the kid and reportedly weren't happy that he didn't add more weight over his senior season. In the scenario where Perry doesn't schedule an in-home visit with Harsin this week expect him to commit to Bama; which would feel like a classic tide troll job. Auburn's staff views him as a Marlon Davidson type that can play inside or outside which adds to his usage. 4* WR Darrius Clemons - this is a weird feeling for sure. We have always recruited DC as our #1 receiver target and he kind of left us hanging when Oregon had some commitments either get processed or flipped. Now that Cristobal has left for Miami things are looking good for the Tigers again. Miami and Michigan are making strong pushes right now but it could be too little too late. If he signs on December 15th I expect it to be to Auburn... if he delays his signing than expect Auburn to move on from him at that point. Update: Clemons has picked up two CBs to Michigan but some believe Auburn is still in it 3* WR Camden Brown - despite his ranking this kid is a hot commodity late in the process. South Carolina is pushing hard, UGA has a last second OV with him after not recruiting him hard, Auburn is doing an in-home visit Thursday. This has been a crazy recruitment and I have no idea which way it will go... usually the team to get the last OV should be favored so it might be a question of how bad UGA really wants him at this time. To preemptively answer some questions, yes the staff would absolutely take both Clemons and Brown. Update: Auburn's confidence is rising sharply #2 JUCO CB Keionte Scott - not sure who we are really competing with here. It has seemed like Auburn is the favorite for a hot second now. Would be surprised if he ends up going somewhere else to be quite honest. 4* LB Robert Woodyard - has felt like an Auburn lock for a long time now. He is committed to Alabama though so there is some potential for shenanigans but it seems like an Auburn win here for a highly rated LB. He did have an injury that hampered a lot of his senior season and I'm not sure how long he has left on his recovery. That is worth noting and it wouldn't be the first time Bama left an injured player hung out to dry. 4* Justin Williams - Auburn is in a weird spot here with both Citizen and Williams committing on the same day. Truthfully, Williams is probably Citizen's backup plan but it is hard to pull that off when you aren't sure what Citizen is leaning towards doing. Tennessee has been on Williams hard for longer. Some feel that if we miss Citizen we get Williams but if Williams goes with Tennessee then we are probably in a good spot with Citizen. I'm not so sure. Auburn could realistically miss on both and be hunting for a 3* gem among those who didn't sign in December. Update: Auburn was slow playing Williams and it looks like Tennessee is now the favorite 4* OT Julian Armella - a late push by the Tigers have made things interesting. FSU is still the team to beat but we will see. Auburn will visit Armella again this Thursday while visitng Camden Brown. This is one to watch but I wouldn't get your hopes up... yet. 3* OL Anez Cooper - he has lost 50ish lbs but the staff is still split on what to do with him. If other options fall through he might be the plan b. #1 JUCO DL Jeffrey M'ba - not 100% sure he commits on the 15th but he is supposed to make a decision before going home to France for the holidays. He is a monster of a human being and a slew of teams are pursuing him hard. Auburn and Tennessee seem like the favorites. We know RG is a good closer and Tennessee has a lot of confidence in landing M'ba at this point. Update: Auburn is now the favorite. He will sign on Wednesday but he won't make the announcement of who he signed with public until December 19th. 3* CB Myles Pollard - Auburn won't give up but I think he is solid to his Michigan commitment. 4* LB DeMario Tolan - LSU seems like the favorite to keep him committed and in their class. Auburn has put in the work to be in the picture. Another quiet kid that is difficult to read. My guess is LSU right now but there are still some things to develop so we will see. Update: his OV to LSU has all but locked him down for the Bayou Tigers. 4* DL Tyre West - currently committed to Georgia but it seems like he is being processed out of the class. FSU is the favorite (God they are in our way on a bunch of these kids) but he is currently on a two day OV to Auburn. That could be the game changer if it goes well. Stay tuned. Update: Auburn canceled the OV and FSU is the favorite. 3* WR Marquarius White - just not a fan of 155 lbs. players in the SEC personally. You hope they will fill out but as many know that can be easier said than done. His speed is desirable but he is also a Tennessee commit and seems pretty solid to them. Still, the staff has him taking an OV this weekend which could change things. It might be a race between Camden Brown and White to see who bites first for that 4th WR spot. Update: Auburn is no longer pursuing. Those are the key players I think are worth watching over the next seven days. Other than that I expect Bobo to "flip" or decommit soon. There are some guys we are still pursuing hard that are either long shots or aren't signing until February. We will discuss those guys after signing day. There is also a lot of plans on utilizing the transfer portal again and the staff has already been in communication with some players through back channels that aren't in the portal yet. Some FAQs: 1. How many spots do we have? Sadly I have no clue and no one else seems to know. 2. What's going on with the OL? I believe we lose Bobo but pick up at least two more high school OL before going to the portal. It seems like Auburn is in a great position with the FIU (I think) OT transfer that is being heavily recruited by every major program. It isn't ideal but it is a work in progress. The 2023 class is where we should finally start to see some success in OL recruiting. 3. Would we take this guy + this guy? If the staff feels like a QB will leave (Bo or TJ) then we could see them take a "screw it" shot and let Tanner Bailey in the class. At running back the answer is an emphatic no; we are taking Alston + 1 other not 2 others. We are losing one running back from this current group. Adding three running backs to replace one is poor roster management (Tank/Hunter/Ingram/Alston/2022 RB makes 5 scholarship backs already). OL we'll probably take as many as five if we are able and they're not redundant players. Wide receiver I expect us to take two more high school kids and a portal player or two. Defensive line we're looking at 2-3 more. LB we're looking at 2-3 more since Powell is viewed as an edge. DBs we seem to be trying to get as many as possible. With McCreary, Smoke, Tennison, Miller and others being gone that makes a lot of sense. 4. What is a realistic expectation for this class? I have maintained for a long time that a top 20 class is acceptable but a top 15 class should be the goal. Both feel attainable but a top 10 class would take a ridiculous amount of luck. We would essentially have to finish with every single one of our highest rated targets to come close to that. JUCO and transfer players don't contribute to the class ranking and that is something that should be kept in mind. February Signees 4* RB TreVonte' Citizen - another December 15th signee who is pretty quiet like Rhym. He is still committed to LSU and hasn't been too clear on what his plans are with the new staff. This would be a hard pull but Auburn has been kicking this tire continuously for a while now. We never stopped recruiting him even after he committed to the bayou and that has put us in the race to the end. Update: likely signing in February based on information he gave LSU reporters 4* DL/IOL Antavious Woody - dude seemed ready to commit to Auburn at one point but some weird sentimental conversation he had with FSU made him seem like he was no longer going to flip. Auburn hasn't given up and now we are recruiting him on both sides of the ball (previously we were looking at him on defense only) and that seems to have helped. This one feels 55/45 in favor of the noles. Update: now signing in February due to some issues with grades
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  12. Whew! That was fun today. Don't expect me on the board much over the next week or two as I catch up on my actual work obligations and some family time. Before I take my little break here is a recap of what happened today and where we head from here in the recruiting class. Letters-of-Intent Received (16) & Enrollment Date: 4-star QB Holden Geriner | January 2022 3-star S Caleb Wooden | January 2022 3-star WR Jay Fair | January 2022 3-star TE Micah Riley-Ducker | January 2022 3-star OL Eston Harris Jr. | January 2022 4-star CB JaDarian Rhym | January 2022 3-star S Marquise Gilbert | January 2022 3-star LB Powell Gordon | January 2022 4-star RB Damari Alston | Summer 2022 3-star PK Alex McPherson | Summer 2022 4-star CB Austin Ausberry | Summer 2022 4-star WR Omari Kelly | Summer 2022 3-star DT Enyce Sledge | Summer 2022 4-star CB Keionte Scott | Summer 2022 4-star LB Robert Woodyard | Summer 2022 3-star WR Camden Brown | Summer 2022 4-star DL Jeffrey M'ba | January 2022 ~~~ 4-star DE Caden Story is still committed and is a Summer 2022 Enrollee there are conflicting reports on why he didn't sign ~~~ February Signees & Portal Players That Auburn is Still Pursuing: 4* OG Antavious Woody - FSU Commit who had to push back his singing due to concerns with his grades. This extra time can only be a good thing for Auburn considering we were trending as of late. 4* RB TreVonte' Citizen - LSU Commit who chose to push back his recruitment. He likely wants to have more time to meet with Auburn's new OC and LSU's new RB coach. Auburn might actually be in the lead at the moment. 3* OG Anez Cooper - Auburn just hasn't committed to making a push here. The staff is supposedly split on how they evaluate him. We will see what the new OC wants to do and if he brings a new OL coach with him. There is some talk we might get an ace recruiter to replace Friend and let Brad coach the X's and O's of the offensive line. 3* OG/OT Jalen Farmer - Florida Commit. The staff likes him and he likes us. This is a battle between UF, Kentucky, and Auburn. Oregon CB DJ James - Alabama native that Auburn is believed to be firmly in the lead at the moment. A big reason that Albert was "processed" so to speak. 4* OT Julian Armella - signed with FSU after initially saying he would push his signing day back. North Carolina LB Eugene Asante Texas A&M QB Zach Calzada Florida WR Jacob Copeland 3* LB EJ Lightsey - Formerly committed to Florida. Auburn was in his top group before he chose the Gators. How interested Auburn still is will be a part of the question. USC QB Kedon Slovis - reportedly our new OC's first target 5* DL Shemar Stewart - we are in his top group but Texas A&M is the hands down favorite. Lots of work to be done here but there is time. Albany EDGE Jared Verse - Auburn has offered but FSU might lead. Oklahoma WR Theo Wease - staying at Oklahoma due to other schools being concerned about his academics Virginia OT Bobby Haskins Virginia OT Ryan Swoboda Cornell IOL Hunter Nourzad Harvard OL Spencer Rolland Florida LB Mouhamoud Diabate UNC LB Eugene Asante Oregon DL Jayson Jones TCU RB Zach Evans Incarnate Word QB Cameron Ward Vanderbilt WR Cam Johnson
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  13. We are all fans, and some are more easily frustrated than others. The more easily frustrated tend to indulge in the blame game. I am certainly no more than a fan, and the next game I coach will be my first. However, I’m seeing discernible improvement in this team from week to week. To a degree I cannot recall in many years of Auburn teams. I hope this is sustainable…especially with Bo. I’m also thinking that many of us should sit down, STFU, and enjoy this team improving.
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  14. Malzahn was 0-13 against Alabama, LSU, and Georgia away from Jordan-Hare Stadium. Bryan Harsin is 1-0. Yeah, it's early, but I genuinely believe we are heading in the right direction. Probably going to take a couple of years before we're competing for championships, but this win gives Harsin a bit of a signature to carry him forward, pushing away those who would nag and complain and end up running him off before he's able to implement his system.
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  15. We are 4-1 with an 8-point loss on the road against a team that will probably move up to #3 in the country...in year one after the last guy got fired. Auburn fans like usual, have zero perspective and are living in loony land. This is not a complete team. How can it be complete in year one when the last coach was fired? This is a growing year - and they just did something that neither of the last two coaches managed to do. I'm tired of seeing posts from people who seem to be suggesting that we're supposed to be competing for a championship this year, or something.
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  16. Hello fam, On this ENSD Eve, I just thought I would take a second and create a thread to shout out and thank the man that has kept us informed all year. @Zeek....stand up job this past year as always. You have done a great job stepping in after E with the recruiting threads all year long. Your work does not go unnoticed nor unappreciated. Thanks for all the hard work. Also a big Thank You to @Paladin @toddc for your contributions, and to all the other regulars that frequent the dark side over here. Been a hell of a ride this class, and I can't wait to celebrate tomorrow. War Damn Eagle.
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  17. Btw, Austin Davis has accepted the OC position
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  18. Here’s something I am hearing and noticing on campus and in the Auburn community at large and I have an opinion to share if you don’t mind. A lot of us are getting close to the edge of total and utter apathy. Not just about Auburn Football (root cause) but Auburn Athletics and Auburn University at large. There’s a series of events leading to this that will hopefully rectify itself soon but it takes a family coming together to make it happen. In a few weeks Auburn will announce a new President. I personally can’t wait for it to happen as we need a fresh, consistent voice of reason and leadership coming from Samford Hall. We also need some impassioned direction from Athletics. Whether that’s from AD Green or someone else it needs to happen sooner rather than later. In addition, it is past time that we stop acting like petulant children stomping our feet and screaming to the top of our lungs “We Deserve Wins! We pay too much for too little! We need a new QB, a new coach or staff or a else!” We may want these things but we need to see the reason for it, acknowledging past coaching failures to address key components of the program and GIVE THIS MAN A CHANCE to write his own story. To coach the team and build a program. His way! Finally! If after three/four years it doesn’t work out then try again. We have barely done it since Coach Dye. Tubs was the closest thing….it led to 2004. Then he was sunk after one sub par season. Or else we continue to hopelessly meander our way from the bottom to the top and back to the middle of the SEC West for decades. War Damn Eagle! On this 7th day of December 2021…..80 years after one of the most horrific days in US history….can we finally rise above our own selves to embrace who we truly are and come back stronger than ever?
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  19. I have a similar sign in my bathroom, but it's "take" not "give."
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  20. Hey Folks, PSU fan/grad here just stopping by to say good luck on Saturday. And please don't judge our entire fan base by this CalDavis d***** bag... Any PSU fan that seems overly confident in a win is probably trying to convince themselves more than anything. Most of us know this will be a close one. The whiteout is truly a special environment. How much does it actually help on the field? Who knows, but it's definitely in the discussion for best environment in college football. If any of you have the opportunity to make it up there I'd highly recommend it. Looking forward to it!
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  21. I can tell you that the heavy hitters that make decisions will be in attendance Saturday and are ready to see how it shakes out. In short, Saturday is decision day.
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  22. I was willing to give a couple years to prove it, he did Saturday. The timeline has shifted for me. Jake is right though, both can be true at the same time. Unfortunately, many only realize the 2nd part without recognizing that the first had a huge impact on the 2nd
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  23. Thought you were asking for our measurements.
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  24. phillip marshall is reporting TD Moultry will be back for Texas A&M. it seems he was suspended for four games for borrowing a car. i am so happy for the young man as i thought his college days were over.
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  25. Since Dye, this is what I've always wanted Auburn to be. CBH is exactly what Auburn needed and I think that Auburn is exactly what CBH needed. We are going to be a power under CBH
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  26. This was a great day to be an Auburn Tiger! Specifically I want to congratulate Bo Nix. He accomplished as our starting quarterback something no other Auburn quarterback has done since 1999. Considering everything said about him this past week, and being benched last game, Bo went out there with a fire and desire to make sure we did not lose. I am incredibly proud to be an Auburn Tiger and incredibly proud of Bo. Enjoy the win!
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  27. The support for the team is sad and some of the support for individuals on our team is just pathetic. This isn't an individual game and shouldn't be cheered for like it is. If TJ has improved enough to fight off the others then that's a positive and shouldn't be discounted or played out as if it's a bad thing. Support the team, cheer that TJ took the most of his opportunity, stop pissing on everything because "your guy" lost out. Get behind the coaches, get behind the players, and get behind this TEAM.
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  28. His ability to successfully allude is doubtful to say the least. bad joke - I hope all it was is a helmet infraction
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  29. If you went to bed before 10 pm last, you may have missed a few small nuggets dropped on the Auburn family late in the evening. Before you start clicking links and reading a bunch of board nonsense, go ahead and brew a cup of coffee, read your scripture of the day, and contemplate what's really important in life. You'll probably have the chance to see some family this Holiday season, you may have a really great trip planned that's coming up soon, or you may be receiving a sizeable Christmas bonus. I bet you have a really great family and I imagine all the dudes at the gym really appreciate how you encourage them every day. Those are gifts and blessings that should not be ignored...be thankful for them. After you've spent a good 10 or 15 minutes contemplating on all the awesome things in your life and thanking the Lord that he's given you at least one more day to enjoy life, then feel free to dive in to some great message board entertainment that only proves how passionate and exciting the greatest game in the history of earth is. Win or lose, Bo or no Bo, Tank or no Tank, Auburn will still hold a special place in your heart.
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  30. Female perspective on the Harsin ladies. They are beautiful women. Could they tone it down for a more southern look rather than a west coast look? Probably. But as long as they are good people and support our coach and our program well, then who cares? I think they are into fashion and makeup and stuff like that. It’s just their thing. Oh, and let’s refrain from questioning their “class”. That is pretty classless, in my opinion. 😉
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  31. we have had some tough times over the last few years. i would bet my house not one single person on the board wants auburn to fail. can we not pull together regardless of our differences and rejoice in all the things we love about auburn? there is not one single person on here i hate. not one. i want you all to be safe. i wish happiness on all of you. i wish how ever you view covid i hope you stay healthy as well as your family. too often negative energy is wasted. emotions are high and many of us have lost loved ones which with covid is like death by waterboarding. we have beat the covid thing to death and the mods and admins have allowed this. i just think it is time to bring back the jokes, the laughter, and the fellowship we often enjoy with fellow fans. we have all had our say and no one is going to change too many minds especially with anger. so can we move forward and work on the fun part? i am being just as humble as i can with you guys and i often have too much pride but i am swallowing it because i want to rejoice and celebrate the coming season and what is in store. remember we catch hell from a lot of talking heads and news sources so why do we want to add to it? it is time to take a deep breath and ask ourselves do we really hate so many of our fellow fans? i hope not. i know i am not doing this well and i have opened myself up to ridicule. so be it. this should be a place we rejoice in all things auburn. can we do this?
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  33. I was originally planning on making a post on Sunday, which was the day last year we lost him, but I am worried I will be too busy to do so. For those of you that are new to this forum, on February 13, 2021 we lost one of the best posters this forum ever had. @AUsince72, Nathan Lawless. He was always cool-headed in his conversations, and demanded an immense amount of respect whenever he did speak. Nathan always kept his head high, despite dealing with cancer, and helping to ensure his wife, Sonya, and two beautiful daughters were taken care of. Nathan is a better person than I could ever be, and I still think about him whenever I post on this forum. I consider myself lucky to have gotten to know him. @Barnacle, I never did hear back from Sonya on if there is an education fund in place for her daughters and did not want to reach out again in respect for her privacy. Do you know if one was ever set up, or will be?
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  34. Guys, it all makes sense now. We sent in Bo Nix as a trojan horse and he recruited three Ducks to Auburn. He still loves us!!!
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  35. This is pure 100% BS, and put out by Phillip Marshall no less. It reeks of Gus Malzahn, or something the Nix family has floated out there. Auburn fans are no better nor worse than any other fans in CFB. Hell, go to a Bama message board after they lose and see the stuff they say about their players. Read the things they tweet. Pretty sure they were sending that kicker death threats when he lost the IB.
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  36. But we lost 5 in a row... I'll say it again, it seems like a lot of recruits and players know a little more than some loud whiney fans.
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  37. Here is the reality that some of you need to realize: In today's coaching realm, "big time" OC's want to work for DEFENSIVE MINDED head coaches so that they have full autonomy over the offense. This is why Jeff Grimes went to work for Kalani Sitake at BYU, and then Dave Aranda at Baylor (and why it doesn't make much sense for him to come here). This is also the big driving force behind Jeff Lebby leaving Kiffin to go work for Venables at Oklahoma. It's why it doesn't make any sense for Joe Brady to come here when he can easily find a job where the offense is all his. When the HC is a defensive minded coach, there is never any confusion as to who deserves the credit for any offensive success. Furthermore, there is less likelihood of meddling from the HC (like what happened during Malzahn's entire tenure here). With Bryan Harsin as the HC here, the offense will forever and always be HIS offense. He's not going to allow anyone to come in here any just do whatever they want offensively. At most, there is going to be an understanding that the OC can make additions or "morph" the pre-existing offense, but that's it. When Kittley's name popped up, I saw people talking as if he'd bring the Air Raid here. That's insane - even if he was hired, he would be running some VARIATION of Harsin's offense. Most "big time" OC's want to progress their career and become HC's themselves. It's easier to sell yourself and your ability if there is no question as to who deserves the credit for offensive success. This is why when you look at coaching staffs around the country, the teams that have offensive minded HC's more often than not have young or "underling" OC's. You might see a few retreads like Mike Bobo where we got him by paying him a lot of money and allowing him to get the hell away from South Carolina, but how many cases can you find where you have a "big name OC" butting heads and sharing the spotlight with an offensive mined HC? It's why suggestions like Dan Mullen were always stupid. Why would Dan Mullen want to come here and have Bryan Harsin dictating what he can or can't do? When he could theoretically find a job where the HC is a defensive guy, and will let him control the offense entirely? By the way, the opposite of what I wrote above is also true. Look at who the DC's are for Bama under Saban, and UGA under Smart: Pete Golding - hired away from UTSA (where he was the DC for two seasons) to become "Co-DC" and ILB coach at Bama. Promoted to DC after just one season. Dan Lanning - hired away from Memphis to be the OLB coach at Georgia, he had never been a DC anywhere. After one season he was promoted to DC - again, the first time he's ever been a DC. Why didn't Saban and Smart hire "big time" DC's? Seems odd that they'd need to reach for inexperienced small-school guys. Or do you think this is the byproduct of the HC in both cases being a hands-on former DC themselves? In which case the defense is actually their defense? In which case it wouldn't make any sense for an already established "big time DC" to coach under them? Everyone wants to bring up how Saban can go and hire Kiffin, Sarkisian, Bill O'Brien, etc. to be his OC....but seem invisible to the fact that on defense, he is NOT able to pull those types of names. It's not just Pete Golding; go look at Kirby Smart's resume before he became the DC at Bama - he had only been a DC for one season prior, and it was at VALDOSTA STATE. This shouldn't surprise anyone; why would an established and "big name" DC want to play second-fiddle under Saban when they can explore opportunities where they have more freedom? Now go look at Josh Heupel at Tennessee. His OC is Alex Golesh who was his "Co-OC" at UCF for just one season the year prior. Before that, Golesh had only ever been a position coach - he had no other play-calling experience whatsoever (and when he was Co-OC at UCF, it was still Heupel calling plays). Golesh is basically just an OC in name only; and whatever plays he's calling, are basically just whatever Heupel wants him to call.
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  38. I want CBH to have everything and everyone he wants around him. The sooner, the better. No excuses, everyone just get better.
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  39. That's a lot of words to say, " I don't know a damned thing, but I'll write about it anyway."
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  40. I’d say we are in good shape, because Harsin is getting all his ducks in a row. 😁
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  41. The day is finally here! I will be updating this original post with Auburn Football's official confirmation of each National Letter of Intent received. War Eagle! First in is 4* RB Damari Alston the leader of this class fittingly kicks the day off right! Second officially in is our longest commitment 4* QB Holden Geriner was Harsin's first Auburn commit. Third is a legacy player and a bit of a tweener Safety who me work his way into being a linebacker 3* S Caleb Wooden. Fourth we have 3* WR Jay Fair from the great state of Texas. While he is small, the dude has more speed than most could ever dream of having. Don't let his rating fool you he is a prime candidate to push for early playing time in the slot. Fifth is another long time commit and a big pull from the state of Nebraska 3* TE Micah Riley-Ducker. He is a long Tight End that the staff hopes can develop into a Kyle Pitts type of passing threat. Sixth is the man looking to continue a tradition of great kickers at Auburn in 3* Alex McPherson. Seventh is a dude straight from the bayou in 4* CB Austin Ausberry. He is a smart player from a football family and a huge win by this staff. Eighth and our highest rated commitment is 4* CB JaDarian Rhym who the staff flipped from LSU. Big recruiting win here. Ninth is 4* WR Omari Kelly. He is an impressive athlete that played both ways in high school and was a big win over Alabama for our recruiters. Tenth is yet another player to bolster our secondary. 3* S Marquise Gilbert is rated as the #1 JUCO safety prospect. Eleventh is 3* NT Enyce Sledge aka the Sledge Hammer. Dude is huge and moves well despite his size. Three inches taller than Fair with the same mass. Twelfth is the Auburn High School local EDGE 3* Powell Gordon. He'll take some development and bulking to reach his potential but his work ethic and football IQ made him a must have for this staff. Thirteenth is 4* JUCO CB Keionte Scott who still has three seasons to play. Huge win here over BYU and Tennessee. Fourteenth is 3* OT Eston Harris Jr another Auburn High School player. Fifteenth is the flip from Alabama 4* LB Robert Woodyard.
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  42. I don't get it. Gus' tenure was smoke and mirrors and we've got people that truly believe we were better off with him. We knew there was going to be a tough rebuild after 2016. Nothing has changed. Suck it up, pull up you big boy pants, and either believe in the necessary hard work or get outta the way. People bitch about well he can't recruit...really? What has he done to prove that inaccurate? He took Gus' 40+ ranked class and created the 19th ranked class in about a month. He hasn't proven he can't recruit but people keep regurgitating that BS. Those that want to be successful, those that believe in hard work and are willing to put it in, those that believe in AU are still here. The others that people are bemoaning their loss have proven they don't have those character traits. People get ready There's a train a comin' You don't need no baggage You just get on board All you need is faith To hear the diesel's hummin' You don't need no ticket You just thank the lord
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  43. one of my best friends just passed with lung cancer. not looking for any sorrow but i will not have time to do the article thing for a few days even tho i might try to post when things slow down. i just want someone to have your back on the site. it has been important to me to help out the board even if it is in a small way. he was like a brother and i am just destroyed. he smoked four packs of cools a day most of his life so i would encourage any that smoke cigs to quit. anyway if anyone would step up it would mean a lot to me and a few of the posters that come here. on the bright side the ex is better but still has five spots on her liver waiting to hopefully be burned off. i know some of you laugh about me and the articles but i find joy in these type of things trying to help out. thanks.
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  44. IMO, the team yesterday beats Penn State and it's not close.
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  45. I’m done with this for the day but I will summarize my opinion because everyone can’t wait to hear it 😂 I support Coach Harsin in everything he is doing right now. If something happened that Coach felt like Corn deserved to be fired for then so be it. He benched our starting QB yesterday. He benched Tank on the last drive. He benched the majority of the starting WR’s on the last couple of drives. I believe that accountability has arrived in town in the form of Coach Harsin. There may be more heads that roll, who knows. I think the message is clear. Be prepared to perform or be prepared to pack. That is the mentality of a champion. We have lacked that in Auburn for a long time. He may give me a reason in the future to doubt him but for now I am on his team. War Eagle guys. Good luck Coach Corn
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  46. Was reading about this on another board, but apparently Harsin hosts a practice on Sunday afternoons for redshirts and scout team only (basically anyone who doesn't dress to play on Saturdays), allowing dedicated time for those players to receive coaching. I'm not sure if other programs do this, but I think its brilliant from a player development standpoint. SIAP, but thought I'd pass it along.
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