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  1. Chik-Fil-A is an extremely successful company and the controversy over their stance on gay marriage has only made them stronger. Good for them. While I wasn't necessarily in agreement with their outspoken stance on gay marriage, I applaud their continued booming success and I salute them for staying true and on point with their stated values. This article almost reads like sour grapes - using the terms "creepy" and "infiltrated," "misguided" and "ulterior motives" - I pretty much chuckled at every other sentence. Fat chance of making CFA go away anytime soon. It's good food (for fast food), prepared better and faster than any other fast food chain in America, and it's all done with a smile and a good attitude. Call it disingenuous if you want but I've never had any experience at any CFA over half a dozen states that wasn't genuine. My own worst experience had more to do with the layout of their parking lot and drive through and how busy it was then with anyone working at the establishment.
  2. Calvin Ashley

    Really? I mean yeah in her "Speed" and "Time to Kill" days sure, but now? Eh, pretty but not insanely drop dead gorgeous. Salma Hayek however . . .
  3. Anybody else being reminded of 2014?

    This. The O-line losses after 2013 were still somewhat manageable even though we lost Greg Robinson at left tackle and Kozan to injury where he didn't play all year. We still had Chad Slade, Dismukes, Avery Young, and Patrick Miller on that line which had a bit more experience and I guess confidence than we have now. The runningback thing is also different. QB - advantage 2014 - gotta take Marshall over Stidham right now as Mr. Cool, ice in his veins, and his mobility RB - advantage 2014 - CAP and Grant were legit with experience, 2018 is very young WR - slight advantage 2018 - Slayton, Davis, Myers, etc. beat Sammie Coates' inconsistency and Duke's injuries but not a full advantage due to injuries TE - advantage 2014 - CJ Uzomah vs. whoever we have that won't get targeted OL - advantage 2014 - already explained above DL - advantage 2018 - 2018 is bigger, more talented, and proven LB - big advantage 2018 - this group vs. McKinzy and Frost - not even close DBs - even - talent doesn't make up for lack of experience vs. 2014's veterans ST - even - couple of Carlsons kicking both years I think this team is a step down in terms of experience and personnel in regards to 2014's offense, but is significantly better than 2014's defense. That probably evens out to having a slightly better team in 2018 than 2014 but we'll see how it pans out with the schedule.
  4. Rhett comments on his departure

    Why would it be a shock or a surprise that Malzahn took over at halftime of a game or gave his assistants direction on how to proceed with the handling of a game from a certain point on? He's the head coach. This happens with a lot of teams all the time. Tuberville was well known for shutting it down when he felt comfortable - see 2005 Iron Bowl 2nd quarter on for an example of this. Why anyone would be surprised that Malzahn did and still does this is strange to me. He's perfectly within his rights as head coach to do this. We can argue whether its a good thing or not but I'd say it's pretty obvious in the games - LSU was a very clear example. For the record, I understand his reasoning for this, but that TD they scored on the 4th and goal play should have shook him out of it. It didn't and things went bad from there. He's going to continue to do this - he'll do it again this year and next year and any other year he's at Auburn. Sometimes it'll work and no one will complain, sometimes it won't and we could get into trouble.
  5. Calvin Ashley

    I think Cowart was a miss as far as prospects go. Good, yes but I remember those comments from his high school coach basically hinting that he did really well against poor competition when he was hyped up but had troubles with tougher competition. Cowart did turn things around though and was moving in the right direction when he left Auburn, though he certainly wasn't starter potential yet. Holland and CeCe Jefferson were better prospects in 2015 and it's shown since. I think Ashley is a known commodity, everyone knows he's actually that good. Right now I expect he's just trying to acclimate to college. I hadn't heard anything really negative about his play since he was overweight last year. I was under the assumption he was in good shape and playing well.
  6. Sometimes that's unavoidable. Even great coaches bungle it up at least once a year. Auburn is no different but letting it happen more than once per year is concerning, especially since its been happening at least 2-3 times a year since 2014. Those kinds of things will definitely keep the outside world's perception of Auburn on the lower end. Fix it by being more prepared for the situation. Auburn under Malzahn has always had the ability to play up to the competition level of anyone they face (or beyond it) and level the playing field at any given time, even against more talented teams. We did this at least 4-5 times last year in a significant way and it proved that Malzahn does indeed have what it takes to make Auburn beastly on the field. But when he reverts, it's bad and it concurrently makes the program look hapless too. Hopefully . . . HOPEFULLY, now that Malzahn has this nice big contract and knows he's not being fired anytime soon, he'll let loose and go nuts with letting Chip call the plays, go for the jugular, etc. rather than seize up and get conservative. A guy can hope. If so, Auburn will become nationally relevant REAL quick.
  7. Sure it will. Auburn was a very respected program in the 2005-2007 time frame because Tubs had us winning 10+ games a year average and at the top of the SEC in those years. Then came 2008 and the last 10 years have been nothing but chaos. We were nationally respected in the late 80s when Dye won those 3 straight SEC championships. While it's true we won't ever reach the level of championship success that Notre Dame or Alabama has had, it doesn't mean we can't be considered an elite program over time with consistent success. Just think about Florida - certainly not a blue blood with virtually no success up until the 90s. They've been up and down since but are still considered a place of legends and past greatness because of those 10-12 years under Spurrier, and Meyer's championships in 2006 and 2008 helped add to that. FSU and Miami are two others - didn't really win big until the 80s/early 90s but have a reputation for excellence as a result, even though now, they have clearly fallen on hard times - you won't watch a broadcast of either team without hearing the announcers at least mention their former glory. Clemson has a long way to go to be considered a blue blood but if they stay consistently good for the next 10-15 years and win another championship, they'll probably be considered a power program in football within a decade or two. Auburn could be as well, but we have to have consistent success over time, rather than our "flash in the pan" championship teams here and there. No one disputes that teams like 1993, 2010, or 2013 weren't good, but they weren't indicative of a program at an elite level because we couldn't maintain that success. Tuberville's 2004 squad didn't win the MNC, but they did pave the way for the 2005 and 2006 seasons where Auburn got a lot of respect and was able to continue that success even with the offense looking ugly by the end. We need to win a championship, preferably this year :), and then follow that up with more 10 win seasons for a while. Prove that we aren't going to fall back into mediocrity after another year and we'll establish some national respect. But that's easier said than done.
  8. Chickens-Home-Roost-Etc....

    THIS. Why lie about it? We can argue about the immorality of it and that's fine and valid but an affair that occurred 10 years ago between consenting adults SHOULD have no bearing on the governing of the country in 2018. The lying makes this whole situation ridiculous. He's making it even harder for people to support him on anything - as if it was easy before.
  9. Hooker was actually a really good and capable division and corps commander. After Chancellorsville, he would continue to be successful in the Western Theater. He just was a very poor army commander - couldn't handle the responsibility, etc. He was like Chizik - great defensive coordinator, very average head coach. Chancellorsville was an easily winnable battle. If Hooker had the confidence to follow through with his plans on May 1st, Lee would have been wrecked. Not to mention the number of casualties between the two armies was actually equal, meaning Lee sacrificed more of his army against Hooker to win a pyrrhic victory that didn't change the strategic situation in Virginia and sapped the army of 13,000+ men including Stonewall Jackson. Hooker just lost it once the battle started and got really paranoid and defensive. If Meade, Hancock, Sedgwick, Slocum, or Reynolds had been in command, the result would have been different. At any rate, this is dumb and shouldn't change.
  10. Men vs Alabama

    Not good with Chuma having 3 fouls and Spencer with 2. Biggest worry going into the 2nd half.
  11. I think it was Moseley you're thinking of with the Pick-6s. Trotter was never the same after the Clemson game in 2011 - something happened in the 2nd half, think he got banged up and was never 100% after that. His play declined the next several games until he got pulled vs. UF for Moseley. Then he had that awesome Peach Bowl performance against UVA when Moseley went down and everyone loved him again. Then he said he was leaving. I always though Trotter was the best of that bunch but that was not saying a whole lot. He could maximize his own abilities but had a relatively low ceiling - kind of like a responsible Sean White - capable of making most if not all of the throws but limited by lack of overt athleticism and size. He's good enough to get you 7-8 wins on the season but would need a lot of help from a supporting cast to get you to championship level success. That said, he's been with the Rams for at least a season or two now as an offensive analyst and he was coaching at Briarwood right after he left Auburn. He's got at least some promise for coaching in the future.
  12. Football Only Facility

    Is this even possible? To demolish the top 4 or 5 floors of a building but leave what's underneath intact? Would this also mean getting rid of the 4 wings attached to Haley or are we talking just the main center building and tower?
  13. 2018 4* WR Justyn Ross

    Better than Bama, either way. I'd be okay if he does indeed head to Clemson. Makes all that work Saban and co. did a complete waste of time. And we still have a shot - however slim - with Chase. And if we don't get either Ross or Chase, we still have a monster class. That said, come on home Justyn!
  14. Locker Room Renovations

    Seeing those pictures, I really like the way it’s positioned. It’s going to help with trapping more sound from the crowd onto the field. They definitely need to do the same thing on the other side for the student section. It’s gonna look really nice when it’s finished, but obviously a little out of place. Greene can’t get started on this stuff fast enough.