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  1. auskull

    Malik Willis

    No truer words have been spoken. Unfortunately its all the other things associated with a head coach that need attention also.
  2. Yes I am excited about our freshmen class. To compete in this league we need this every year, and, at least three deep in the OL (30+ SEC caliber players) and similar for the DL (12+). We need significant improvement in player development, strength and conditioning. Our guys in the trenches need to punish the opponent such that they leave the game beat up. We are nowhere close to having this reputation. Under the present staff, I cannot see a path to achieving year to year consistency. One stellar freshmen class without the numbers in the trenches and improved player development gets us to where we are now.
  3. auskull

    Chip Out As AU OC (thread title updated)

    Soooo... what does this mean for our Bowl game in a few weeks? Changing OC's is a big deal with such a short time to prepare. Is Gus the interim OC in this game?
  4. auskull

    OLine question

    I think I am just burned out from hoping and wishing about "next season" for so many years. Kinda like the definition of insanity. Knowing that if we win more than 8 games (at least 4 conference games) it is just a fluke.
  5. auskull

    The Official Meltdown Thread

    Yeah, way too many zeros.
  6. Sounds to me like Raymond Harbert guaranteed CGM's existing contract and Leath is making an effort to lessen the buyout and Harbert's exposure. If that's the case, who has AU's best interest going forward?
  7. auskull

    Malzahn not safe after all

    Im ready for a change, if nothing else, just for change sake. Six years is plenty of time to build a program. We can pay a lot less to lose consistently to LSU, UGA, UAT and anybody else with a top 15 program.
  8. auskull

    AU coaches quit right before half

    Its the end of year six. Why are we still having these conversations? The coaches have become conditioned to accept getting beat even before we take the field. This year, LSU, UGA, Miss St. and A&M have had first or second year coaches and already surpassed us. Long term, not looking good. Our program peaked in 2013. As the saying goes, are we better off today than we were four years ago? 3-5 in SEC (0-2 EAST and 3-3 WEST). Was this our vision six years ago?
  9. auskull

    Who would replace Malzahn (merged threads again)

    Anybody, just shoot up here amongst us because somebody has got to have some relief.
  10. auskull

    POSTGAME THREAD: AU 21 Bama 52

    The real story is we are 3-5 in the SEC. We will taught a 7-5 record but we are nowhere competing in this league. Many years ago I fried my financial advisor because I can lose money myself instead of paying someone to lose it for me. Kinda like what we have at AU. Do we need a $40 million coach to go 3-5 or 4-4 routinely in this league? We have literally lost our senses.
  11. auskull

    Broken record of Mazahn hits

    That article sounds like somebody has been ease dropping on our family conversations. I recognize most of that. Are we in a quandary with no championship outcome in sight. Just run of the mill.
  12. auskull

    Hunting With Eagles in Mongolia

    I saw the darnest thing at the golf course this spring. I was on the #1 fairway and a gigantic hawk dived and swooped by me from my left side across the fairway and no more than 2 feet off the ground. When it reached the tree lined rough on my right side, it suddenly ascended straight up along side a tall pine tree and picked a squirrel that was, frozen still, while coming down the tree. I guess you always thought to look up when trying to spot a hawk, but this time it was flying nap of the earth coming from a steep dive all the way across the fairway. Needless to say, I was spellbound at both the size of this bird and the cunning.
  13. auskull

    What if Gus resigned?

    True, but as I stated, I didn't remember. However, on that note, I never believed Bowden resigned on his own. There have been other coaches in the past, as have been stated here, but do you believe Gus will just resign and walk away? Again, that may be the official reason given.
  14. auskull

    Allen Greene comments

    I suspect Greene is having conversations with the money folks and developing plans to find a way to a better situation. He, like the other ADs will continue saying the party line until such a decision is made, whenever.
  15. auskull

    What if Gus resigned?

    I can't even remember the last coach who resigned because of losing the team, fans, and etc. These guys have egos and always think they can get it done. Problem is we are headed for, or already at a rebuilding phase, much like when Gene was let go. Someone will eventually come in and start rebuilding, developing players, and hopefully just reloading. Until then......??