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  1. I guess I can only hope I am proven wrong on the next coaching search. But the last 2 searches have underwhelmed. So not sure the list of coaches you mentioned above are as attainable just because we open a checkbook.
  2. My basic point is that I do not believe a "quality" or "proven" coach is going to come. And then WHEN this new coach is unable to magically find good SEC offensive linemen in the first 2 years everyone will be calling for his head too. Then repeat. I will concede that Harsin, even if given time, may be damaged beyond repair at this point. I am mostly saying that the next guy will not be a quick answer. Someone mentioned that Arkansas and Tennessee had coaches "in fairly short order" turn it around. I don't know what short order is but those programs were not quick turnarounds. They went through coach after coach for a long time.
  3. Guys we are in a bad situation no matter where you look. Everyone wants Harsin gone now. But then what coach in the world would want to come to Auburn? Do you think the coach who would take the job would automatically be able to bring with him a good offensive line? Would he be given 3 years of losing records to get an o-line? Everyone says "Harsin can't recruit". How do we know this? He was decimated by the PTB in the recruiting cycle last year and this year by trying to get rid of him. We have to show some kind of consistency to SLOWLY build up the core players we need (O-line, D-line). 5 stars are not coming here right now (no matter the coach). A good team is a long way off, but it would be an even longer way off by firing Harsin. Unfortunately, the new AD will do what all new managers do and make a change just to make it look like they are doing something. So we will be a very very long way off from having a football team that is fun to watch.
  4. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that DBs in college and in pros are now coached to fight and GRAB when they are even slightly beat, moreso then a few years ago. Maybe I am just noticing it now, or maybe refs are told to call it tighter to improve offensive numbers and thereby viewers (uneducated). I don't see how this is good strategy. A grabbed jersey is easy to spot and refs WILL see it. Now if they call it or not, who knows why (Auburn no call). Which brings me to the reason it is hard to watch. It is now ALL in the refs hands. Every incomplete pass is only incomplete if the ref decides not to call it. It is now like the offensive line where there is holding every play, just if the ref feels like calling it. Now EVERYTHING is in the refs hands. So it depends on ref bias, if the ref is on your sideline or on opponents, one ref that calls tougher than another. Takes the game out of players hands. Now mediocre offensive play is rewarded. Often balls are un-catchable, but doesn't matter because there was a hold somewhere. Often offenses are stuffed on the run for 2 plays, throw a fade, flag comes out and bingo first down! If I were a coach of a out-manned team, I would throw a fade route (on my sideline) to my tallest receiver EVERY PLAY. 1 out of 3 will be Pass Interferene or Defensive Holding. Its just harder to watch now. If I wanted to watch a competition decided by refs/judges, I would watch Ms America pageant, maybe.
  5. Having a game between UGA and UAT also gives us a break for any players suspended for defending a teamate that is getting pounded on the ground.
  6. Karlos did get a flag on the play for a forward lateral, which really could not happen because he never officially had possession. I think the ref threw the flag on instict and then they did not overturn it. Auburn kept the ball but yardage was marked off.
  7. I did the lighting controls for the new endzone. There are now a few AU stickers strategically placed throughout the new endzone suites.
  8. Can we get some more DB's?
  9. A rumor from "whodat" concerning Reed should probably be taken with a swig of Coonass Tabasco sauce. Whodat asked about Reed. Gerry Hamilton answered that Reed may not sign today. FWIW.
  10. Rumor from ESPN: "GerryHamilton: whodat, there are rumors that Trovon Reed may not sign today. Auburn and LSU in a battle "
  11. Not necessarily. Most recent that comes to mind is Trovon Reed's committment to Auburn in front of a bajillion LSU fans. I think Lattimore wanted to make his announcement in front of people that have known and cared for him over the years, thus the church site. I don't think he envisioned the circus that seems imminent. Also, he lives in Clemson country. Auburn's Stephen Davis is a local hero. Probably half the people there would stand up and cheer if he picked anywhere BUT South Carolina. Good points, guess we'll know soon enough.
  12. Not trying to be pessimistic, but I would think a huge public gathering spells good news for the home-state school.
  13. Lets just put the entire 2004 team on the All decade team and call it a day.
  14. Shire5k just made AUBURNJAC's point. Jealousy?! Ha!
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