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  1. Lets review that claim of "simply telling people what I was told". You create an account to share bad news from a source on another team, with no credibility on this site. Then you get mad when not automatically believed, call people on this site low IQ poor people living in mobile homes and brag that you make more money then everyone else. Seem to have intimate knowledge about the accuracy of volnation for being an Auburn fan. Demand that everyone needs to line up and apologize when you're ultimately right. Then you're wrong about when he is going to commit. Then you back off your original assertion that Phillips is UT bound. Then you call everyone clowns and whine you arent being treated right. Did I miss anything? Honestly think you were treated better than your behaviour warranted.
    23 points
  2. The problem is you are talking out of both sides of your mouth. At first you are saying he is all Tennessee, and then as an insurance policy you are saying it might not be Tennessee. What you are trying to do is give yourself an avenue to say you are right, not matter the outcome. That is what everyone is reading right through.
    8 points
  3. Phillips just dropped the verbal with Tennessee. NIL deal fell apart last minute. Unless something drastic happens in the next week he’s a Auburn tiger
    8 points
  4. Ok. I was fairly confident. But now I’m concerned.
    7 points
  5. Let's break this down. Injured his senior year (hence the drop in ratings and Bama pulling their offer) Injury redshirt first year at Miami Practically redshirted again to put on 20+ lbs He has 4 years and has already been in a college program for two. At worst he adds much needed depth to a thin position of ours where we have a lot of upper class-men. Additionally, he comes from a school that it's great to have connections with and adds another Alabama native to the roster (which is more important than you would think). This is just a bad take.
    7 points
  6. Well, it's nice to see Auburnbasketballguru posting with a more appropriate user name.
    7 points
  7. If fan karma was real and it affected their sport teams.... Well Alabama football would not be a juggernaut and would have the program history of Mississippi state 😆😅.
    6 points
  8. Jerry Rice is ancient. I bet his hips are about to fall out of socket just reading about a Nick Saban and Kirby Smart defense. Calvin Johnson played at GaTech and then for Detroit. He couldn't even clean the cleats of the WR playing in an SEC West offense. Practice squad for sure. @CameronCrazy did I do that right?
    5 points
  9. Yeah, I don't really get the thing where you envy or despise those who don't have to go through the same terrible experiences you did. I would seem that my primary impulse would be to try and help people who come after me to NOT go through unfair, burdensome crap like I did. My only critique would be that simply cancelling debt doesn't solve the main problem - the fact that college is so expensive now in the first place. I know things rise over time with inflation and such. My parents bought a 4 bedroom house in a good neighborhood in the mid 70s for $35,000. To get an equivalent house in the same city today, which has not experienced any sort of real estate "boom" like say, Nashville, you'd need to spend close around $180,000 or so. I get it. But college tuition has increased exponentially. It hasn't tracked with inflation over the same time period. So we can cancel a bunch of debt and help a lot of people in a snapshot in time, but how does that get college to be more affordable going forward? And in fact, would it possibly make it even worse, as at least part of the rise in cost is attributed to the availability of free money in the form of student loans regardless of any of the traditional markers lenders have used on other kinds of debt to gauge ability to repay it?
    4 points
  10. They've been there, we just aren't marketable at all right now and they had zero interest in us. Forget the WR1's, we haven't even been able to land the WR2/WR3 types that have chosen schools like South Carolina and Pittsburgh over us. This is an obvious problem and I fail to see where they are going to get the excitement to start changing this narrative. You see, Harsin really screwed up by not doing whatever the hell it took to create excitement. What he should have done is landed 2-3 immediate impact transfer OL and told guys like Troxell their time was done. He should have prioritized and targeted a bigger name QB to transfer in here - one that can actually DRAW TALENT to want to play with him. That's exactly what South Carolina did when they landed Spencer Rattler. You see, what we did is bring back a forgettable OL from last season and added a QB (Calzada) who absolutely no one is sold on. We were a very boring/forgettable offense last season, and not much was done to change that narrative. So why would you be surprised that the actual talent at WR that was in the portal has little interest in coming here? Most of the college football world understands that Calzada was A&M's backup, had ~1 good game, looked pretty forgettable the rest of the season, and transferred out because he wasn't going to start this year. He may have tools or upside or whatever you want to call it, but we needed more of a sure thing to build some momentum. The mess at OC falls in the exact same line. We went from a young NFL guy who could have built some excitement that unfortunately should never have been hired...to Eric Kiesau. It's great that Kiesau probably "meshes" with Harsin, but that is simply a low-impact move when it comes to selling your offense. It is actually extremely easy to negatively recruit against too: if I was some other school, all I need to point out is: "if Kiesau is so great, why wasn't he the pick from day one? Why did they hire a guy with zero OC experience over him?". On paper, that entire "saga" comes off as if Kiesau was just a hire that Harsin had to settle on. All of that creates the situation we are in: even with massive immediate need at WR, Auburn, one of the "big SEC schools", is relegated to scraping the bottom of the barrell to find kids that want to come here. That isn't good. Right now the "most likely" addition at WR is going to be Matt Landers - a guy that was horrible at Georgia and had to transfer out to Toledo. He had a few big games at Toledo last season...against MAC competition. We're pretty much relegated to bringing in cast-offs and praying for the best at this point.
    4 points
  11. Just thought this was funny.
    3 points
  12. I'm Bruce Pearl......My plan is to land Phillips and then spend the next month partyyyyying my butt off cuz I've got a great team AND I'm RICH.... I know, it's better that Bruce is Bruce.
    3 points
  13. Calzada Ashford Finley only because Greiner will redshirt.
    3 points
  14. I demand better from our fans. We need a serious upgrade there.
    3 points
  15. If that were the case, then I'd think they would have just given them the title as referenced in the Olympics metaphor. They should have sent it back to a vote. No guarantee the voters do the right thing with a second opportunity but it would have been the fair thing to do. Semi-random thought: I wonder what Oklahoma fans think about it? I wonder if they feel like they should get that title, or if they'd rather people just forget about how they got dragged in that game. God, it still makes me so made that they got voted in. I understand why it happened but it was such a blatant disregard for the purpose of the BCS system.
    3 points
  16. The irony is that the least Christian thing to do is to cast people aside based on self righteous judgment.
    3 points
  17. Bring me all the smoke - I stand by what I said. My point is that we don’t need warm bodies, we need a WR1. We have zero all-sec type receivers on this team. And it’s extremely disappointing to see the level of expectations that most Auburn fans on this board have in recruiting right now. We’re happy about a kid that played zero snaps in 2 years, has been plagued by injury, and by ALL accounts has been a BUST from his junior HS year expectations. Harsin continues to do nothing to address our positions of dire need - WR and OL. And to try to put a positive spin on this transfer is laughable. We are Auburn University. We should expect better. We should demand better.
    3 points
  18. TAMU about to get death penalty then.
    3 points
  19. I'm not saying you are right or wrong, but from a perspective at least, you have just changed your prediction for whatever reason or another. So no real way to prove right or wrong at this point. I don't really care. I just hope he comes to Auburn and makes us a juggernaut. Cheers!
    3 points
  20. Pains you clowns that I have sources and I’m going to be right. Don’t matter if you don’t like me. Gotta deal with facts
    3 points
  21. why are all the insiders that lost their resources so bitter..............and negative
    3 points
  22. You and I predicted this and got ridiculed by some on here
    3 points
  23. There are large segments of Christianity who have come to embrace fascism. They are to Christianity what the Taliban is to Islam. I think they have no idea of just how much damage they are doing to Christianity as a whole.
    3 points
  24. These "college leaders" better be aware of the legal rulings. There is next to nothing they can do about any of this without breaking the law themselves. What the hell did anybody expect when this can of worms was opened? Most expected an un controllable mess and that's exactly what we have today.
    3 points
  25. I have been, am, will continue to,,, do just that. Why do you hide your edits?
    2 points
  26. Greed and mismanagement from Colleges are a part of the problem, but another issue is that State governments have drastically reduced funding for college/Universities because they saw that Universities could basically fund themselves through tuition. Increasing state and federal funding to colleges would have to go along with any attempt to require colleges to reduce their costs.
    2 points
  27. So, the state cannot regulate the conduct of employees? I did not know that. I appreciate your input but, I still find this as nothing other than a means by which to discriminate against others for simply being different.
    2 points
  28. So the distinction is literally “the other don’t deal with abortion,” but they are founded on the same exact legal principles, amendments, and philosophy. You can just take their word that in the future other unenumerated rights will remain fundamental because they aren’t abortion. I do not.
    2 points
  29. This bill just advanced 7-2 out of commitee in Louisiana. https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1259299 This, should it become law, can essentially undermine Griswold too. Note the language, "from the moment of fertilization." That can be applied to most forms of birth control due to "something something abortifacients." And before you say "no, birth control isn't an abortifacient," I'll direct you to the majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case.
    2 points
  30. I don't think we would have beat USC that year but we sure as hell would have put up a better fight than Oklahoma did
    2 points
  31. I'm advocating for everyone to be able to discuss the issues and concepts in question while others are literally trying to shut down even the possibility of debating the matter by resorting to emotional accusations of suicidal thoughts and denial of existence by even daring to question it. But ok.
    2 points
  32. I think that's what Biden will be trying to do. Forgiving less than $50,000 and capping the income to less than 100-150,000/year . That would give a lot of relief to regular, lower income graduates while not letting the "elites" that went to top school and have the best jobs off the hook for their expenses. I don't think those nuances will matter much to most conservatives though.
    2 points
  33. There is no downside. We're not going to be able to fill all of our open slots with SEC quality starters anyway. If his injury persists, he can be put on medical scholarship and not count against the overall limit. If he's healthy, he might be a good pickup.
    2 points
  34. The margin between us and LSU/Mizzou/Arkansas/PSU/MSU is really small. Ole Miss just a touch more. If we lose all of these games it's coaching & Harsin should be fire. IMO we should be able to split these and ideally win 4/6 and get to 7 wins.
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. We are arguing over these things. It’s not all we’re arguing, but it is a key part because concepts, paradigms, worldviews and vocabulary steer the debate. And by appealing to emotion in this way, he's trying to avoid having to actually defend and explain the central issues and instead using a subtle form of "attack the messenger." If you can get people debating over whether your opponent is a good person or is being mean or some sort, you don't have to spend nearly as much time discussing the actual subject. I’ve seen laws regarding the limits of what we can do to children and minors with regard to transgender treatment options. These are completely appropriate. As Tex and I have pointed out, these decisions have lasting, even lifelong, consequences that children and teens are not emotionally nor mentally developed enough to be making. I’ve also seen laws regarding the extent to which the rest of society had to be compelled to participate and believe in someone’s self-identification. Some of them have to do with basic fairness such as barring trans women from competing against biological women in women’s and girls sports. I don’t know how that one is even up for debate. And then there are issues of privacy and safety for biological women such as keeping spaces such as locker rooms, women’s shelters, restrooms and other areas where privacy and safety is paramount. I’ve seen laws regarding these matters and again, I believe these concerns to be reasonable. Whatever concerns we have for the mental health and safety of trans people, it shouldn’t come at the expense of biological girls and women, expecting them to just shut up and deal with it. I’m happy to discuss other laws on an individual basis and I’m sure in many if not most cases we’ll end up on the same side or close to it. I’m not out here defending the denial of a right to employment, housing, who you live with, what clothes you wear, what you change your name to, simply being left alone, and so on to trans people for instance. I’m rather “live and let live” on the matter to a great extent. But when you wish to compel me or others to indulge your self conceptualization through forced verbiage and other compulsory acts and practices, we’re going to being to depart ways. As I said above, it’s far more than minor annoyance. Words, ideas and the parameters of acceptable debate matter. As does performative virtue signaling and propaganda. Yes, act like an adult who is capable of living with the fact that other people don’t share your concept of reality, and that doing so is not a de facto indicator of hatred, “denying existence”, or anything of the sort. Being suicidal because you’re suffering actual abuse, violence and so forth is one thing. Being suicidal because all of society will not join you and bend to your concept of self identification, and dares disagree with you is an entirely different matter. And it’s not on those members of society give in to your sensitivities. Look at this another way. I’m a Christian. I believe in a supernatural, all powerful being who created everything that exists. I believe that His commands for us are good and should be followed. I believe that He sacrificed himself because of our sins and to reconcile us to himself. I draw my understanding of life’s meaning and purpose, the place of human beings in the universe, the entire concept of existence and so on from this belief. I could go on but you get the point. This isn’t ancillary for me. It’s who I am. It’s the crux of my identity and understanding of who I am and why I’m here. At the same time there are tons of people around the world, in places of great influence and power in this country, and even on this message board that wholly disagree with me. They don’t believe in the supernatural at all. They don’t believe in any of the reasons and purposes I ascribe to. They have an entirely different concept of human existence - how we got here, and why we are here (if they subscribe to a “why” at all). I know they feel this way about it because I’ve read their writings on it and/or debated with them many times about it. They reject my self concept altogether, even if they agree with some aspects of it such as The Golden Rule. What am I to do with this knowledge? If a prominent political figure, influencer, filmmaker, writer, academic or all of the above and then some argue that they disagree entirely with my belief system and concept of self identity, is this violence? Are they denying my existence? Should this refusal to acknowledge my concept of the universe, human existence and reality be seen as a reason to shut down their speech and drive them from the public arena to protect my mental health? Or should I just learn to process major disagreements, even on things that are of utmost importance to me and absolutely critical to my concept of self identity like a mature adult?
    2 points
  37. Sanctioned? What does sanctioned mean? They'll get a nasty letter telling them to be less obvious with what they are going to do anyway?
    2 points
  38. What Auburn's summer enrollees can bring to the table 3 hours ago Best potential landing spots for coveted WR transfer Jordan Addison Buzz is aplenty for the transfer portal this time of year, and for good reason. In Auburn’s case, now that the May 1 entry deadline has passed, Bryan Harsin has a clear picture of what type of talent is available to attempt to pluck in order to fill certain gaps heading into the fall. But the Tigers will also receive reinforcements from the high-school level soon. The program’s late enrollees from the 2022 class are set to arrive on campus later this month and in early June for summer workouts. “We still have several guys that haven't been on campus that are going to be part of our program,” Harsin said this week. “So really, by June or middle June, you hope you're at full strength with your team, and you can see everybody, where they fit, where they're at, watch them develop, get into August, get everybody the reps they need, figure out what your team's going to look like going into the season, make your decisions on the depth chart, then get guys ready to play." The newest Tigers will start with "voluntary" training, then begin to work on their bodies with strength and conditioning coach Jeff Pitman and his aides, while also developing a rapport with their new teammates in player-led practices. Combined with the transfer additions — of which Auburn has already reeled in some much-needed help at wide receiver, in the form of Miami’s Dazalin Worsham as the team’s first post-spring transfer commitment — here’s a refresher course on the Tigers' eight summer-enrollee freshmen and what they could bring to the roster. RB DAMARI ALSTON 2022 position ranking: No. 32 RB Auburn Undercover’s take: Midway through spring practice, Auburn had only one scholarship running back in Tank Bigsby — before former Hewitt-Trussville standout Sean Jackson was promoted from walk-on status. Sophomore Jarquez Hunterwill be healthy for the fall, but there’s no solidified No. 3 running back for the Tigers at the moment. Alston’s blend of tough, in-line rushing, combined with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, will likely allow him to slide into Shaun Shivers’ role from last season — and keep Auburn from needing to grab a tailback from the transfer ranks. WR CAMDEN BROWN (Andrew Ivins, 247Sports) 2022 position ranking: No. 65 WR Auburn Undercover’s take: Harsin this week highlighted wide receiver, defensive line and a couple spots in the secondary as positions of need in the transfer portal, so a high-level freshman contributor at those spots will be welcomed, too. Brown is viewed by many as a possible sleeper in the Tigers’ 2022 class, with plenty of athleticism at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds. Besides tight end transplant Landen King, there aren’t a bevy of red-zone targets for Auburn’s passing game at the moment; Brown could find a niche there if he’s able to play-make on the outside this fall. 247Sports scouting report: “A big-framed wide receiver that produced as a senior at one of the more storied programs in South Florida. Aces the eye test with lean, muscular build. Looks to be over 6-foot-3 and could eventually play at 215 pounds or more. Seems to be the most comfortable at this stage in his development working the deeper parts of the field. Adjusts well once the ball is in the air and will elevate over defenders in order to make a grab. Also isn’t afraid to layout for a pass and get his jersey a little dirty. Shouldn’t be viewed as a burner, but does a nice job of firing out of his stance and chewing up yardage as he looks to get vertical. Has the size to be a rather effective blocker at the next level, but will need to keep adding strength. Could also eventually find some more wiggle and will need to keep progressing as a route runner in hopes of consistently creating separation against much quicker college defensive backs. Figures to settle in as an outside receiver for a Power 5 program. Skillset suggests that he can be a multi-year starter with the right mindset. Likely to excel in more of a pro-style attack that asks its wideouts to master the higher numbers on the route tree.” WR OMARI KELLY (Jason Caldwell / Inside The Auburn Tigers) 2022 position ranking: No. 18 ATH Auburn Undercover’s take: The highest-rated of Auburn’s three freshman receivers in the 2022 class, Kelly, who was also coveted by Alabama and UCF, is more of an explosive game-breaker than a possession receiver. And explosion was exactly what Harsin harped on in the spring, preaching its importance for his offense moving forward — and demanding much more of it. At 6-foot-1, Kelly’s inside receiver spot will be a bit more crowded than Brown’s this fall, but the four-star prospect still has plenty of athletic tools to make his mark if given the chance. And if not, he’ll serve as a key depth piece in a room that desperately needed some. DT ENYCE SLEDGE (Jason Caldwell / Inside the Auburn Tigers) 2022 position ranking: No. 119 DL Auburn Undercover’s take: The lowest-rated recruit of the non-specialists in Auburn’s 2022 class, Sledge is a project player for Jimmy Brumbaugh along the defensive front. At Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana, he was capable of blowing up offensive lines with his size and strength (6-foot-4 and 305 pounds). At Auburn, he can play nose tackle behind Jayson Jones, Marquis Burks and Jeffrey M'ba. With Marquis Robinson withdrawing from the portal, D-line depth isn’t as dire as it seemed a couple months ago. LB ROBERT WOODYARD (Andrew Ivins, 247Sports) 2022 position ranking: No. 13 ILB Auburn Undercover’s take: A flip from Alabama during the December signing period, Woodyard is Auburn’s top-rated recruit in the class, sitting inside the top 150 at No. 141 in the class. With more than 220 tackles between his junior and senior seasons at Williamson High School in Mobile, Alabama, Woodyard now has an opportunity to immediately contribute in a linebacker room that doesn’t have much in the way of proven commodities, besides senior Owen Pappoe. A trio of third-year players hope to have their breakout seasons, and the Tigers added an experienced transfer, but Woodyard certainly possesses the talent to outshine them all, if all goes according to plan. CB KEIONTE SCOTT (Snow College Athletics) 2022 position ranking: No. 1 CB (JUCO) Auburn Undercover’s take: From Snow College in Utah, Scott finished as the No. 3 overall player from the JUCO ranks in the 2022 class. Considering it didn’t take long down the depth chart this spring for walk-ons to get involved at cornerback, Scott’s experience should be an immediate factor at the position. With redshirt freshman A.D. Diamond and Oregon transfer D.J. Jamesthe backups behind Auburn’s main cornerback duo, Scott — with standout ball skills and one-on-one coverage ability on the outside — could certainly work his way into a spot in the main rotation. 247Sports scouting report: “A seasoned cornerback with quick feet, loose hips and strong instincts. Makes it extremely difficult for wide receivers to shake him as he embraces hand-to-hand combat and understands how to put himself in position to make plays at the catch point. Has experience lining up on the outside, but competitive nature and compact frame suggests that his future is likely on the inside as he will fight through blockers to make a tackle in run support. Has also proven to be rather effective on the blitz. Made a difference on both sides of the ball as a senior in high school, but was lightly recruited. Ended up quickly emerging as an impact player for one of the nation’s top junior college programs. Described by his coaches and those around him as a hard worker and the type of prospect that wants to get better every day. Will need to adjust to the speed of FBS football, but should challenge for playing time right away and eventually emerge as a starter in a Power 5 conference.” DB AUSTIN AUSBERRY (Parker Thune, 247Sports) 2022 position ranking: No. 22 CB Auburn Undercover’s take: Ausberry was a major recruiting win for Auburn over LSU, which was in his backyard in Baton Rouge. The name of the game here is speed and athleticism; Ausberry played all over the field at the high-school level, including wide receiver. He’s listed as a cornerback on Auburn’s signee roster, but secondary coach Zac Etheridge and the Tigers’ defensive staff project that he could help at essentially every spot in the defensive backfield. Much of this fall for Ausberry will be about finding where he fits best. After that, there’s no reason to think the rangy, 6-foot-1 defender can’t provide immediate assistance — considering Auburn had five defensive backs transfer out since the end of the 2021 regular season. K ALEX MCPHERSON (Andrew Ivins, 247Sports) 2022 position ranking: No. 1 K Auburn Undercover’s take: In terms of immediate need, McPherson now becomes one of Auburn’s most important freshmen. Fifth-year senior Anders Carlson has progressed well in the offseason in recovering from his knee injury last season, but he’s still not expected to be ready for Week 1. McPherson, an Under Armour All-American who owns the state’s high-school record with a 61-yard field goal, should be implemented as the Tigers’ top placekicker on Day 1 of preseason camp, seeing as he’s entering a room with only walk-ons available at the moment. --
    2 points
  39. Anyone that choses to attend and play for Auburn is exciting for me, no matter what ranking others perceive them to be. I am incredibly happy to watch Dazalin in the near future in Jordan-Hare. Welcome to the Family, Mr. Worsham!
    2 points
  40. Oh so that wasn't satire... that's sad dude. you really have no idea what you are talking about and it shows. Dunning-Kruger strong with this one guys.
    2 points
  41. I’m glad to have this young man commit to us. WDE.
    2 points
  42. At one point he was a 5 star before the injuries
    2 points
  43. I’ve got no problem with athletes receiving subsidies and I realize that it will never be the way that it was, but these guys already had it better than most mainstream college students. IMO the current problem with NIL is that there are no controls in place so the sky’s the limit, and I’m not certain that it can be legally regulated.
    2 points
  44. If this happens, would make more sense why we ran off as many as we did. Staff may have had an inkling of this before the public
    2 points
  45. Sir sir this is not a Wendy's. But this is a Auburn. Please report to your nearest wood surface and knock on it!!! 🤣😂 Lawwwwd do you even barn bro?!
    2 points
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