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    Art of War

    Exactly. Be creative is really what I'm getting at. Dual enrollment/virtual online stuff in pre-ag/sports medicine/aviation/etc. Have nationwide turf grass research facilities (i.e. football fields) Auburn is known for its great field, play that up across the country.
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    Art of War

    Hire the extra manpower is what I'm saying. Find loop holes in recruiting rules. If what I'm suggesting is illegal recruiting, then don't call it recruiting. If kid expresses interest, notify the "recruiters" at Auburn. And Auburn is a national brand. There isn't a football player in the world that hasn't heard of Auburn. I doubt any Cali kid would be disinterested. We need to change the recruiting philosophy at Auburn.
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    2019 14 week schedule Question

    Thanks. Now I know.
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    Art of War

    Never attack an enemy head on unless you are certain you can defeat them. - Sun Tzu Many recruiting gurus admit that Auburn fights an uphill battle in the living rooms of Alabama and Georgia. We need to devote WAY MORE resources to recruiting and recruit nationally. Auburn is not a state name, but it is one of the most common city names in US. Pick some strategic ones and build an Auburn University AUxiliary football complex at each. The top three would be on major highway outside beltway of Ft Worth/Cleveland/Seattle. The one east of Atlanta would be good. Have analysts assist highschool coaches with game film. Hold 7 on 7 camps. Basketball camps. Vacation Bible schools. Whatever. Couldn't find one in south florida, but put an AUxiliary complex in West Palm Beach. Have a vetinary medical facility there for all the horses in the winter. Hold 7 on 7 camps. Sugar cane co-ops. Whatever. Out flank the enemy. Quit getting our ass beat on the recruiting trail. If Auburn finishes 5 nationally recruiting we lose ground to our main rivals.
  5. This is the longest schedule I can remember. Do you think SEC is trying open up room for a nine game conference schedule in 2020? If so, would they replace a bye week or weak ooc game with the 9th? Thanks. p.s. having 7 teams per division is too much. Even with 9 conf games, we wouldn't rotate thru other division soon enough for my liking. AU doesnt need to play Arkansas every year. Or a&m. Scrap divisions...We need a pod system.
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    Question about Gus and play design

    It's not the x's and o's, it's the Jimmy's and Joe's. We have a totally revamped Oline with not great Oline recruiting. I feel like recruiting on offensive side of ball has been WAY BELOW our rivals the last few years. It is our main problem, IMO, and I am going to have a topic on recruiting board in a bit and I'm sure I'll be blasted for my ideas.
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    No Matter What

    Solid post. I use to give a most valuable post of the day award back in the days of AUnation. This would get it today.
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    Demographic Curiosity

    Well I probably shouldn't be saying this, because I'm trying to keep it a secret, but I just had a fried amberjack sandwich from there and I think I could have eaten 50 of them.
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    Demographic Curiosity

    Oh yeah. Stewbies is legit. Eat there often. Nowhere near 98. How did you hear about it, I am hoping to keep that gem a secret!
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    Demographic Curiosity

    33 Male 2008 (mech engr) Fort Walton Beach From: Headland, AL
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    2018 Recruiting thread (Updated 1/29/18)

    Haha. I see what you did there.
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    2018 4* OG Trey Hill (UGa)

    This is the same discussion as the mega thread. I don't know what "recruiting at a high level means". We can finish 3rd nationally, but if our arch rivals are 1 and 2 every year, then that means we are getting our butts kicked. Here is the thing, I'm not upset about Trey Hill, kid was born with a 99% chance of playing OL at Georgia. Ellitor and Clayton have been saying it over and over, Auburn fights an uphill battle in the living room in these two states. We cannot give up this area, obviously. We still have to fill most of our roster with AL, GA, and FL kids. However, AU's recruiting strategy does not need to be regional. We will never consistently beat bama and georgia in bama and georgia. We have to fight head to head in recruiting, but we also need to out flank them. In GA, especially, the recruiting coordinator and coaches need to have a feel for when to hold em and when to fold em. In AL we have a more legit shot being in state, but the same applys. The philosophy that Auburn can only recruit regionally, and at the same time knowingly fighting uphill battles in the living room's of our home states, it's is strategically a flawed plan. Spread wide and Out-flank them. Multiple 10 win seasons will be instrumental in this war.
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    2018 Recruiting thread (Updated 1/29/18)

    "it's tough being an Auburn fan." We have to keep fighting these battles. We win a few. We can't let Kirby lock Georgia down. I wish we would expand our recruiting area. I believe AU is a national brand in college football and we need to recruit like that. For a stud player in whisky, philly, or cali, atleast make some calls and see if there is interest. Hell, we got 3 Citations, go see them. I feel like we would land some. Also, when we hired Malzahn, someone said AU would be the Oregon of the South. Fast paced, spread, dual threat qb. I love this because on offense, it means we could recruit different type of talent and may not have to battle with bama/uga. I believe there is an advantage to this, but bama is going more spread and uga got Fields. So idk. On defense, Garner and twill have been doing great. And then, most importantly, any delta in recruiting will have to be made up in player development and x and os. Malzahn's offense helps with x and os, jury is out on player development. Main thing just keep fighting. And keep spending money. Gus got the big contract. Now isn't the time to skimp on recruiting expenses. Buy another jet and pilot and visit 25% more players. I'd be all over Louisiana. Ed O is going to fail and we need to take advantage of it. Oh, and, "keep it down home cuz."
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    2018 Recruiting thread (Updated 1/29/18)

    We, as Auburn fans, understand that this class and yrs past have been pretty good. Maybe as good as we can ever hope for. But who is Auburn compared to? You have to understand where our concerns are generating from. Maybe your sunshine pumping is what we need. I'm sure it is better than negativity. But to facepalm what I think is a legit concern? The reality is there are only three football teams in the world. AU, bama, uga. That's it. When another program decides to compete for the sec, then I'll reconsider. So with that in mind, nationwide recruiting rankings don't matter. The ranking that matters is among 3 teams. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd is the only position Auburn can finish in my ranking system. How we fair against bama, uga is all that matters. We need to win this every few yrs to compete. We almost always get 3rd. Not good. The last 10 yrs what is our record vs our rivals? We won two games this yr and we rushed the field. It was awesome, but damn. That is why some Auburn fans who follow recruiting are concerned. I'm not going to tip toe around it. It may be unrealistic expectations, but it is our reality.
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    Help Me Catch Up

    So he is a local guy, family wants him close to home, and we just had a receiver break a iron bowl record for receptions. Maybe he wouldn't play that particular position, idk. But we need to be selling the program and opportunity to this guy. Chip/Kodi needs to revise our route tree and revamp the intermediate passing game and give JR a powerpoint presentation on it! AU has its best passer in yrs (still getting better). We need a couple more receivers to make it work. JR could start 2018 for Auburn. Auburn degree he can right his ticket in this state. Clemson ain't shite. Sell it, guys! Recruit! That's what you are paid for!!!