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  1. Georgia Missouri Florida Tennessee South Carolina Kentucky Vanderbilt Alabama Auburn LSU Texas A&M Mississippi State Ole Miss Arkansas Alabama Clemson 451
  2. My apologies for not getting this up sooner. Week 1 is technically August 31, but since Florida is playing this saturday, we are going to have week 1 picks open longer. You can wait until next week to submit your picks, but the Florida/Miami game won't count if you do. PLEASE READ ENTIRELY BEFORE MAKING PICKS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN YOUR PICKS NOT COUNTING Week 1 Picks Remember to list the teams EXACTLY as I have them below. Do not change the order of the games, or abbreviate on your own. Turn off your caps lock and do NOT double space your picks. Easiest way is copy and paste the games listed below and then delete one of the teams. The only acceptable form of entry is how they are typed below. Anything different will make that selection wrong. I will not correct them. DO NOT edit your picks. Once you make the post, if you want to make a change, PM me and I’ll make the change. I enter games onto the spreadsheet throughout the week and do not go back through the thread, so if you make a change on your own, the changes will be IGNORED. PM me any changes. This thread will lock at 10 PM Friday August 30. In the event that there are games on Thursday night and you don't enter your picks here until Friday, only the Thursday games will not count (provided everything else is entered correctly). So if you forget until Friday, its ok to enter picks as the Saturday games will still be counted for you. If you don’t get your picks in before the thread is locked, you may PM me your picks. I must have them in my inbox before 11AM on Saturday morning in the proper format. The results of this week’s picks will be posted either Sunday Night or sometime Monday (we have a Sunday Night game this week). Each game is worth 3 points unless otherwise noted. The games this week are worth 42 points (does not include bonus points). Tiebreaker will be combined score of a select game. The game for week 1 is Auburn/Oregon. The tiebreaker is OPTIONAL. The tiebreaker/bonus is optional. Remember no editorials on the games, just make the picks. Take any discussion to another thread. I need a little help here from the players: When copying/pasting your selections and deleting one of the teams, PLEASE make sure there are no spaces before or after your selection. Please make sure you delete any blank spaces before and after your picks. To help you understand what I’m referring too, if you highlight your picks like you are going to copy them and the blue highlight box goes past the team name, you have extra spaces in the name and those need to be removed. Game closes to new players after week 3 Week 1 Games Miami Florida 4 Texas state Texas A&M Oregon Auburn 5 Toledo Kentucky Ole Miss Memphis Mississippi State Louisiana South Carolina North Carolina Georgia State Tennessee Duke Alabama Portland State Arkansas Georgia Southern LSU Missouri Wyoming Georgia Vanderbilt
  3. Perhaps we can send it to the replay booth for review.
  4. Hold it. Flag on the play.. 15 yard penalty for wimpy prediction that you and everybody else here knows will come true. Sit out a play. 🤣🤣
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    This is incredible. I nominate this for post of the year. This is awesome news. I'm so very happy for you and your family. God isn't finished with you yet. WAR EAGLE!!!!
  6. That was largely in part due to the fact that Marshall was at QB. Nobody could stop him when he kept the ball. The zone read with Marshall and Mason was a thing of beauty. Only need 1 RB on the field with Marshall taking snaps. Having Marshall for 2 years probably ingrained that into Gus even more and made it hard for him to get away from it.
  7. There's a lot of factors to consider with this approach. RB by committee won't work if the offense is 3 and out. We have to establish the run first and that starts up front. If we are able to consistenly move the ball (see 2013) then who gets the ball won't matter. But, if we are struggling to even stay on the field past 3 plays then this approach won't be successful. Most of the really good backs get stronger as the game goes on but change of pace players can help there as well. Going from someone the defense can't catch to someone that runs them over is a big adjustment to make. Let's hope it all works out that way regardless of how the RB's are used.
  8. First article shows South Coast Conference. A quick google search says its part of the California Community College Athletic Association with its members based primarily in the Los Angeles area.
  9. PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY. Well, here we are again. It’s August 11th and time to officially begin the 2019 Edition of The TOUCHDOWN AUBURN BOWL. This is our 17th year of the TDA Bowl. I was not the person that started this pick ‘em contest, so I don’t have any winners prior to 2005. But, I do have a list of the winners from 2005 through last year and we have yet to have a person win the TDA bowl a 2nd time. Is 2019 the year for that? Here are the previous winners from the information that I have: 2005 Carolina Tiger 2006 Scottie4AU 2007 TheDrewYouKnew 2008 TigerInBham 2009 WarEagle71 2010 DadyBoyAU 2011 TigerRag229 2012 tigersauburn217 2013 Ravad 2014 eagle76 2015 ValleyTiger 2016 AuTiger_1998 2017 AUbritt 2018 WarTiger Since we have some new posters this year, let me explain what the Touchdown Auburn Bowl is. Each week during the season there will be a group of games to pick the winners from. All SEC games each week will be used in addition to other games across the country. The games all carry point values ranging from 3 points up to 10 points. We begin every year in august by making our picks for the order of finish in each division in the SEC, who we think will win the conference championship, and who we think will win the National title. We also do a tie breaker/ bonus points. This year the tie breaker/bonus points will be: “how many TOTAL POINTS will auburn score this season”? I wish we could do prizes at the end of the year (if anybody has any ideas or would like to volunteer anything let me know) but so far its just for bragging rights and a little fun during the season. We will pick games every week, and then pick every bowl game. There will be a post listing that current week results and the current overall leader. When the weekly winners are announced there will be two totals posted in a single row. First will be the totals from that week. Underneath that will be the cumulative season totals. We will also have beneath that, the weekly power rankings. The power rankings are the percentage of the total games to date that each user has picked correctly. After the championship game, I’ll announce the winner. If anybody has any questions about the game, please don’t hesitate to pm me or start a thread with the question. I don’t want any questions asked in the selection threads. Last year we had approximately 90 players participating at one point or another. We have had some new faces join us this year, and hope they will jump right in and play along with us. This is open to anybody that is a member at AUFAMILY, so everybody PLEASE jump in and join us. . Now, here is some extremely important information and rules regarding TDA Bowl 2019. This is all done on a very extensive excel spreadsheet so all results are kept in one excel workbook. I have developed a pretty sophisticated spread sheet to keep up with this for the entire season. I have it currently set up to accommodate 110 players. HOWEVER, there were several last Year that either never made any picks (after entering pre-season picks) or only picked in the first week or 2. So, my point in making this known, is that if you don’t intend to play consistently every week please don’t take a slot from someone that will want to play every week. There are a limited number of slots for players. Like last season, the game will be closed to any new players after week 3 of the regular season. Hopefully this will encourage you to get a spot NOW in the pre-season predictions thread and continue to pick throughout the season. Now, let me address the point system. First, the preseason: The points for the preseason picks will be as follows. 1.) Picking each division in order of finish will be rewarded like this: 7 points for 1st place, 6 points for 2nd, 5 points for 3rd, 4 points for 4th, 3 points for 5th, and 2 points for 6th and 1 point for 7th. That means predicting the order of finish for both divisions will be worth 56 points (28 points per division). Picking the SEC Champion will be worth 25 points, and picking the National Champion will be worth 50 points. Our tie-breaker/bonus points will be the number of POINTS auburn will score in the entire season. In the event that we have a tie at the end of the season the tiebreaker/bonus points will be used to determine a winner and decided by whoever is closer without going over. If anyone picks this exactly right, they will receive 20 bonus points. (this alone could change who wins or loses). The Bonus points will be awarded regardless of whether it is needed to break a tie, provided someone has picked this total correctly. This makes the Pre-Season picks worth a total of 151 points. Now, these are the posting rules. This game takes a lot of time to run and I need for you, the player, to make it as easy on me as possible. Therefore, we are going to use these rules for posting your weekly picks. Each game picked will carry a point value of anywhere between 3 and 10 points. 1.) post ONLY the team you pick to win the game (do not include the point total for the game, or any editorials about the game. If you want to discuss picks, start another thread.) 2.) DO NOT use nicknames such as tigers, rebels, elephants, dawgs, etc. or to identify teams. The ONLY acceptable form of entry for our conference teams, are as follows: Auburn, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt. Using anything other than the list above will make your selection wrong and it will NOT be corrected and as a result it will NOT count 3.) Post the team EXACLY how I type it out in the initial game list. DO NOT abbreviate on your own, and please find the caps lock key and turn it off. DO NOT CHANGE THE ORDER of the teams. 4.) Do NOT double space your picks. One single line down the thread is how it needs to be. I copy and paste from the thread and having them double spaced, makes me have to go in and manually enter those picks. I WILL NOT DO THIS. NOTE: Shift/Enter will space you down one space instead of the stupid default double space currently in place. However, it’s easier to copy/paste to your post then edit to make your selections. 5.) If you change your mind and want to change a selection before the game starts, DO NOT edit your post. PM me with the change. I enter picks throughout the week, and I will not be going back through the thread to check for any changes once I have recorded your picks. I don’t always go back in the thread to make the changes that are PM’d to me either. It just takes too much time. If you PM me a change, it will be changed on my spreadsheet. DO NOT EDIT YOUR POSTS. 6.) The standings will be posted sometime late Saturday night after the last game. In the event there is a game we are picking on Sunday or Monday, then the results will be posted as soon as possible following that game. 7.) The next weeks picks will be put up sometime on Sunday afternoon each week and the threads will be locked on Friday night at 10:00. In the event there is a Thursday game and you don’t get your picks in until Friday, the games that have not been played for that week will all count. The game that was played before your picks were submitted will not count. IF for some reason you don’t get your picks in before the thread is locked, you can PM me your picks (in the correct format) before the games begin on Saturday. The cutoff time for this will be 11:00 AM. As long as I have them in my inbox by 11:00 that day, they will count. Even if I don’t check it until late Saturday. 8.) In addition to posting the weekly standings, I will also be posting weekly power rankings as well. This will show the rankings in the order of who had the higher percentage correct. Keep in mind this may be different than the weekly point winners. 9.) We will be picking every game involving an SEC member as well as select games across the country. There is no such team as USCw or USCe. The ONLY team referred to as USC will be Southern Cal. Using USCw or USCe will make your entry incorrect and it will NOT be corrected. It will be considered WRONG. It’s imperative that everyone follow these rules. Failure to follow these simple rules will result in your picks NOT being counted for that week. Because of my work schedule and officiating, I do not have the time to make corrections for 100 or more players every week. I WILL NOT CORRECT ANY ENTRIES. IF you want them to count, enter them correctly. So, let’s get started making picks for the predicted order of finish of each division, conference champion, National Champion and # of Auburn POINTS.. When posting your predicted order of finish, post in the following order East, West, Conference Champion, National Champion, and number of POINTS auburn will score. (See example below) Just a reminder since we are using POINTS scored this year: 2006 Total Points 322 2007 Total Points 315 2008 Total Points 208 2009 Total Points 433 2010 Total Points 577 2011 Total Points 334 2012 Total Points 224 2013 Total Points 553 2014 Total Points 461 2015 Total Points 357 2016 Total Points 406 2017 Total Points 447 2018 Total Points 402 NOTE: The easiest way to submit entries and avoid errors is to copy/paste from the game list and then just remove one of the teams. If you choose to enter them manually, you will need to hold down the SHIFT key when pressing enter to get them to single space. If they are double spaced they will not count and will not be corrected. Example of posting order East 1 East 2 East 3 East 4 East 5 East 6 East 7 West 1 West 2 West 3 West 4 West 5 West 6 West 7 SEC Champion National Champion # of POINTS auburn will score (Please note there are NO BLANK LINES BETWEEN SELECTIONS) Failure to post in the proper order will result in your picks not counting. This thread will be locked on Thursday, August 22 at 5:00 PM. Good Luck everyone and let’s have a great 2019 season. WAR EAGLE!!! NOTE: Week 1 picks will go up either August 19 or 20. Normally selections are only open a week but with Florida/Miami playing on the 24th, I figured it best to just open the week 1 selections early enough to include that game in the week 1 picks.
  10. I thought about splitting the last few posts out and making a new thread to generate a bit more discussion, but there's a lot of info in the earlier posts here that could be beneficial to some. Here's a refresher (found earlier in the thread) on who's eligible to catch a forward pass (this applies to forward passes caught behind the neutral zone (screens) as well. For some reason this seems to confuse a lot of people. You MUST be numbered 1-49 or 80-99 to catch any forward pass. You must also be on the end of the line OR in the backfield. I think there's a pic on the earlier post showing different formations and who's eligible. But, for example. If the offense comes out with a 2 WR set to one side, one of them MUST be in the backfield for both of them to be eligible. If number 80 and 81 come up and 80 is the widest player in the formation, then he's eligible regardless of where he is in the formation. But, if he is on the line of scrimmage and then 81 is also on the line, that makes 81 ineligible to catch a forward pass because he's "covered up". So, if he goes out and a legal pass is thrown that crosses the neutral zone, it would be a penalty for ineligible player downfield. 5 yard penalty from previous spot.
  11. Also for the uninformed that think officials just show up on saturday and work a game for 3 hours and are done, check out these.
  12. Thought some here might like to watch this. This isn't your opportunity to bash officiating or Steve Shaw (those will be deleted as they aren't the purpose of this thread), but its a great opportunity to get up to date on the rule changes coming and he even reviews a few plays that took place last year and gives examples of penalties under some of the rules and changes. https://www.secsports.com/video/27202204
  13. Split this from the other thread because it deserves a thread of its own.
  14. Posting the entire article HELPS but not necessary. However, posting a portion of it and then providing the link to read the rest is extremely beneficial. The main reason is people often try to get creative with their thread titles (which is annoying) and the article has absolutely nothing to do with their title. There are also times posters create a thread and put a link all by itself with no summary of any kind. Posting AT LEAST a portion of the article would allow posters to get the subject of the article to see if its something they want to read. I'm an advocate of posting the entire article to save everybody time and make it a one stop shop. There are a lot of posters here that prefer not to visit certain sites (thinking al.com) and posting the article allows them to read it without giving the site any clicks (which is often all a site like al.com wants). If everybody that posts a link to the article would include at least a portion of it, it would likely help with the discussion as well. If I visit a thread and there's only a link to an article there, or even with a tiny summary, I'm not wasting my time clicking on it, only to find out It wasn't about what it was percieved to be by the poster.