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  1. Yeah I thought Tre Mason too. He had what was at the time the 3rd best rushing yd total in SEC history and topped it off with 500 yds between the SEC and NC games. He was also a touchdown machine scoring in every game except Miss St and finishing with 23! Man that was an exciting season!
  2. I hope you're right. I though Malik Dunbar had a lot of WTH moments the year before last but last year had nowhere near as many.
  3. I can't believe his article didn't mention that the 2007 Tulsa offense that Gus led had THREE 1,000yd receivers.
  4. I get the Phil Steele every year because of the massive amount of information in it. I keep it handy while watching games and any question that comes up during the game can usually be answered quickly.
  5. You make some valid points. I guess we were spoiled by Nick Marshall and Cam Newton getting 5-6+ ypc. I mean to be fair I'm probably being a little overly critical of his running ability because we've been spoiled by those guys. Either way I don't ever remember being impressed by his rushing highlights, he gets some decent gains at times but isnt a consistent threat to break a long TD run and certainly never looked all that fast. He only had 4 20yd+ runs last year. Im not saying he is bad. I just don't think he is a good choice for a one and done. I would rather develop one of our younger guys than have a one year band aid. If we could bring in a superstud for a one and done then that is a different story. For example if Khalil Tate were transferring and chose to come here Gus would be getting a new 7 year contract extension one year from now. That guy is like a Nick Marshall clone but better.
  6. Can someone explain why we would want KB? He is not a good runner. He averaged less than 4 ypc in his only full season in 2017 and actually has a slower 40 time than Jared Stidham. He is not a great passer either only managing 13 td passes and 7yds per pass attempt last year. You know who else had 13 td passes and 7yds per attempt?....JS this year. I just dont see the hype. Maybe people view him as a band aid but to me he's not even a good band aid. Why not give Malik Willis a shot? His legs are top notch and as far as the passing goes it seems that 2/3rd of our passes are screens anyways, can he not throw a screen pass?
  7. What makes you so sure they're all coming back? The obvious lack of an offensive philosophy make me worry that some of our freshmen on offense might decide to jump ship.
  8. Im skeptical on Freeze as well. His offenses were not THAT impressive at OM. To me it looks like he had one excellent year, one bad year and three average years. Nothing special in my opinion, but then again I'm just some dude.
  9. Evolution......genetic lottery.......😂
  10. Definitely not apples to apples, I mainly was using him as a general example to show that there have been coaches who took a decade to reach elite results. Great info on MSU, it kind of highlights part of the reason I want to give CGM a couple more years. Saban was under next to no pressure to win at a program like that. He was green and had the freedom to try different things and figure out what works. Gus on the other hand has had to try to figure out how to be a HC while basically in a pressure cooker where his every move is criticized while being expected to win immediately. I get it though, when things are bad people dont want to see the good and when things are good people dont want to see the bad. I just think so far his good has far outweighed his bad but I understand why people are focused on the bad currently. Since 2013 Saban has lost 4 SEC games, 2 of those are to CGM. It takes skill to do that and that gives me hope for the future. Yeah yeah Hugh Freeze got the other 2 but he was cheating. lol War Eagle!
  11. I think if we gave him $30M+ to leave it would be viewed as an obscene amount of money by the general public. Lately it seems like there is a lot more attention on the rising cost of college and the massive amounts of debt students are graduating with so I don't think it would look good to basically piss away $30M+. and it could draw some negative attention. I dont mean from football fans, I mean from the general public. On the flip side maybe it could open a serious public discussion about the absurd contracts that many college coaches are being given.
  12. I don't think it's that cut and dry to know what you have in a coach with only 6 years experience. People would have said the same thing about Saban after his 6th year and CGM has had more success than him up to that point of his career. Does that mean CGM is the next Saban, HELL NO! But we've come this far so unless we can get a big dog I'd rather see how CGM develops over the next couple seasons rather than start the process over again. It may not matter because his buyout is so large for the next couple seasons. I dont know what the highest buyout ever paid to a HC was but the highest I could find was 13M to Jim Mora from UCLA and we are a few years from being in that neighborhood. I think if we did pay the $30M+ to fire him it would be major negative PR for AU. Bottom line is we all want to win and we are in a tough situation. War Eagle!
  13. My point is that he shouldn't have been hired if we expect elite results, BUT since he was hired and we have 5+ years of sweat equity invested it would be a waste to dump him for anything other than an elite head coach when he really hasnt had very long to fully develop as a HC in the grand scheme of things. If an elite coach is available then great, lets get that guy, but why dump him for another "hope he pans out" coach? He hasnt performed at an elite level consistently but he has fixed the defense and the program is in better shape than it was when he took over.
  14. Look I'm no more happy than the rest of you with how this season is going but we need to be patient. Gus hasnt been a head coach long enough to know if he will be great. If you looked at Sabans record after his first 6 seasons you wouldn't have thought there was anything special about him. Sabans record for his first 6 seasons was 34-24, the first 6 for Gus his record was 45-22. It really seems like seasons 7-10 was when average Nick Saban transformed into elite Nick Saban, and he didnt have to face Nick Saban every season while trying to do it. I think Gus deserves a little more patience.......but not much. lol War Eagle!