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  1. Mikey

    Open letter to AUGolf

    No need. When they quit making Regal Beer back when I was about age 15 I switched to Bourbon and gingerale. It's a very fine alternative!
  2. Mikey

    If Malzahn returns

    You are correct on this and it's not specific to Gus. Every team that has a coaching change will have an above normal amount of attrition during the first 12 months after the change. It never fails and there are several reasons why this is so.
  3. Mikey

    If Malzahn returns

    I'll post it August 1, as I normally do.
  4. Mikey

    If Malzahn returns

    Tre Williams played for four years. He didn't have any eligibility left. He was in the same class as fellow LB Deshaun Davis, who redshirted and is a senior this year.
  5. Mikey

    If Malzahn returns

    Attrition has averaged from 7 to 11 over the years. I call attrition a scholarship player that leaves when he still has eligibility remaining. I use August 1st through July 31 as a year. That 7 to 11 number has been normal for every team I've ever checked on. Recently, attrition numbers have increased for every team as transfer rules have been made more lax and leaving early for the NFL has become a more common thing. Recent years attrition from Auburn: Ending July 31 2915=12, 2016=14, 2017=12, 2018=10, so far this year five have left.
  6. Mikey

    Could Gus be a good CEO coach?

    So, a coach gets hired because he's a great offensive mind and play caller, then people want him to stop calling plays and turn that critical duty over to an understudy while the multi-million dollar man strolls the sidelines and plays CEO? That sounds insane to me. Looking around the world of college football on TV Saturday, I saw head coaches from the extreme southeast (Mullen) to the extreme northwest (Leach) and many points in between calling their own plays. It appears that the norm is if a coach came up on the offensive side of the ball he calls his own plays. If he came up on the defensive side, he hires someone to call the plays. There are exceptions, but that's the norm. Defensive play/set calling is harder to determine, but I did see where Tennessee fans were up in arms because Pruitt was calling his own defensive plays instead of playing CEO. I suppose that griping stopped after Kentucky scored only 7 points on the Vols Saturday. Auburn's problem may be that people (the PTB) have been meddling with Gus's offense, not the other was around. In any case, I'd let the guy who was hired because he's a great offensive mind and play caller run his offense and call the plays. If he succeeds, great. If he fails, then fire him and try somebody else. The idea of hiring a guy because he is a great play caller then wanting him to not call plays but instead be a CEO and watch somebody else run the offense is madness.
  7. Mikey

    2019 3* OT Isaiah Hookfin

    He knew how to buy some big-time recruits, particularly from Georgia.
  8. Mikey

    2019 Recruiting Thread

    Who do think is scripting the drives? I don't think Gus is doing what he was doing earlier in the area of play calling. It looks a lot different on the sidelines. I want him to run it whole-heartedly because if it goes back to what it used to be we're fine and if it doesn't get better he'll be gone with no excuses. I watched the 2013 Iron Bowl last week. Lost in the excitement of the Kick Six is the fact that our offense scored 28 other points and basically owned UAT the entire second half. It could be that others meddling in Gus's offense is the problem, not vice-versa.
  9. Mikey

    Monday or Tuesday after the IB

    I don't think Gus gets fired this year. That's probably wishful thinking on that other board.
  10. Mikey

    Georgia Game Report Card

    The statement that poster made was the 3rd quarter is a forgotten part of our offense and he refuses to watch the 3rd quarter. He didn't say it mattered who the opponent was. It could have been the Little Sisters of the Poor, the fact remains that Auburn scored 21 points in the 3rd quarter vs. Ole Miss. Just because the cool kids are all into making disparaging statements doesn'r mean that fallacy shouldn't be pointed out. Say you don't want to watch 50+ yard field goal attempts and you'll be correct. Saying Auburn never scores in the 3rd quarter is incorrect.
  11. Mikey

    Georgia Game Report Card

    There's plenty of stuff to gripe about, but you must have missed the Ole Miss game when AU scored 21 points in the 3rd quarter.
  12. Mikey

    "They're probably gonna fire me"

    I watched the entire game and didn't see anything like that. No comment was made about it.
  13. I believe the plan, or need, is still three. When they fail to get three, then they claim the plan is now two. If it shrinks to one or zero signees, "we're in good shape at LB anyway" will be the card that's played. All three starters are seniors and we'll need some replacements. I hope this class isn't another 2016 when one was signed and that one didn't work out here.. '16 should be close enough that it's still on people's minds.
  14. Mikey

    2019 Recruiting Thread

    Check back. I didn't write that. I was quoting Cole. At least that's what it looks like.
  15. Mikey

    2019 Recruiting Thread

    If you think things similar to my mis-quote of @cole256 aren't being done frequently you aren't spending enough time on the main football forum. Do you think what I did with Cole's post is ethical? My quote of him was obviously an exaggeration for the purpose of illustration, but there are things being done that are not so easily detected and are not done in good humor.