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  1. Stidham passing charts

    What really stands out to me: 1 INT and 2 TD (short yardage), 3 INT and 0 TD (middle), 0 INT and 7 TD (long ball).
  2. So who wants to keep him now?

    ^^ My thoughts exactly. On the minus side: 2 tough losses - to the defending National Champs and current #2 team (9-1) (at their house) and to one of our biggest rivals and current #20 team (7-3) (also at their house). Both were close games but granted we were in a position to win them both with better offensive coaching decisions. On the plus side: Complete domination of #1 Georgia (9-1), #16 Miss State (7-3), and 4 middling SEC teams TAMU (6-4), Ole Miss (5-5), Arkansas (4-6), and Mizzo (5-5). Beating bama would make this a hugely successful year regardless of what happened in the SECCG or the playoffs! Ask any of those traditional powerhouse SEC teams searching for a coach this year if they would trade places with us.
  3. Butch Jones resigns/fired

    This makes the most sense to me too. If he goes to Tennessee, he'll still have to deal with bama every year. Florida is a much better option and will pay whatever it takes to get him.
  4. I hate Finebaum - but he's right

    https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/auburn-football/paul-finebaum-believes-auburn-may-nations-best-team-beaten-alabama-saturday/ Paul Finebaum believes Auburn may be nation's best team: 'They would have beaten Alabama Saturday' Auburn was nothing short of dominant Saturday against top-ranked Georiga. The Tigers won the game by a wide 40-17 margin, but when you consider the Bulldogs scored on their opening possession and once again in junk time, it puts into perspective the beating Auburn gave the Playoff Committee’s No. 1 team. Having a full day to marinate on Auburn’s performance, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum came away believing the Tigers very well could be the nation’s best team. During his weekly Monday morning appearance on WJOX 94.5 FM radio program The Opening Drive, Finebaum recalled the quiet confidence he saw from Gus Malzahn leading up to the game. “Gus Malzahn came by our (SEC Nation) set Friday, and he was quietly confident,” Finebaum said on the air. “He can be a little introverted, but he was like, ‘Hey, we got some things up his sleeve, we know what we are doing.’ I think that translates to his team. There was an air of confidence all week long.” Finebaum then went a step further, calling Auburn perhaps the best team in the nation — even better than Alabama. “When they play on all cylinders, they’re one of the best teams — I don’t know, maybe the best team in the country. They would have beaten Alabama Saturday, they would have beaten any team that lined up in Jordan-Hare Stadium,” he said. “Now the question is can they play at that level two weeks from now? If they can, they are in a position to get to the Playoff.” Finebaum isn’t alone in his belief that Auburn should be able to challenge the Tide. This time a week ago, Auburn was a 10-point underdog to Alabama but are currently only a 3-point underdog at home against the Crimson Tide. The winner of the upcoming Iron Bowl will head to Atlanta to face Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.
  5. Score Prediction- Georgia

    Auburn 21 Puppies 20
  6. next Head Coach

    Ah, I didn't realize that. Next.
  7. next Head Coach

    After today, put my vote in for ISU's Campbell too. Impressive, and the last time we hired ISU's HC we won a NC. Well, then went 3-9....
  8. This season has been fun so far

    .... and the congregation said "AMEN!". We lost to the defending national champs by 8 points, at night, on the road, with a QB that had only played 1 game in almost 2 years. Yeah, it was ugly, but I've seen nothing but improvement ever since the end of the 3rd game of the season. If we play our cards right, we might even get to right that wrong against Clempson on New Year's Day.... War Eagle.
  9. Guess who is coming to Cal-Berkely this weekend...

    Is Robert Lee slated to do their ESPN broadcast?
  10. Rate your disdain

    Solid 3.
  11. FWIW.

    Keyboard warning - I felt like throwing up when I read the original post, and completed the act on pages 3-6. Please watch your step back there, I had beans.
  12. Florida State 2013 allegations

    Yep - REC doing work.
  13. Florida State 2013 allegations

    Wow! If Florida State has to vacate the 2013 title.... 2013 FSU allegations Football Favoritism at F.S.U.: The Price One Teacher Paid By MIKE McINTIRESEPT. 1, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Share Tweet Email More Save Photo Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin catches the winning touchdown for Florida State during the BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl in 2014. Credit Harry How/Getty Images TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As the Florida State University football team was marching to a national title in the fall of 2013, the school was investigating allegations of academic favoritism involving a half-dozen of its leading players, including one who scored the winning touchdown in the championship game. The inquiry, previously unreported, stemmed from a complaint by a teaching assistant who said she felt pressured to give special breaks to athletes in online hospitality courses on coffee, tea and wine, where some handed in plagiarized work and disregarded assignments and quizzes. The assistant, a 47-year-old doctoral student named Christina Suggs, provided emails and other evidence in late August 2013 to the Florida State inspector general, an independent office. But her case was soon taken over by the university’s attorney. The allegations were especially sensitive for Florida State, which had been stripped of 12 football victories four years earlier because of improper assistance to athletes in an online music course. The university was also at the time facing a scandal involving its star quarterback, Jameis Winston, who was accused of rape but never charged. Photo Christina Suggs was a teaching assistant at Florida State who said she felt pressured to give special breaks to athletes. It is unclear if any of the conduct Ms. Suggs complained about resulted in athletes being improperly eligible to play. In a statement, the university said an outside consultant it hired to investigate found no wrongdoing. It refused to release any more information, saying that to do so would jeopardize the privacy of the students involved. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice OCT. 10, 2014 Florida State Settles Suit Over Jameis Winston Rape Inquiry JAN. 25, 2016 Advertisement Continue reading the main story Even so, two things are certain: By the end of 2013, Florida State had tightened standards for the online hospitality courses. And Ms. Suggs had lost her job and left the school. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The story of Ms. Suggs’s experience trying to hold athletes to the same standards as other students, pieced together from emails, other documents and interviews, came to light during research for a forthcoming book, “Champions Way: Football, Florida, and the Lost Soul of College Sports” (W. W. Norton). It offers a case study of how academic and legal imperatives often collide with the pressures of big-time college sports, at a time when academic fraud and sexual assault scandals are roiling campuses across the country, from Baylor University in Texas to the University of Mississippi. Florida State was the focus of reporting by The New York Times in 2014 that examined the mishandling of criminal allegations against members of the championship football team, including Mr. Winston. One of the players involved in Ms. Suggs’s complaint was James Wilder Jr., who had been arrested three times in the previous year and was on track to get, at best, a grade of D in one course. He emailed his professor as the summer semester was ending to say he needed a B “to keep myself in good academic place with the school.” The professor, Mark Bonn, who ran the hospitality courses, instructed Ms. Suggs to work with Mr. Wilder — he referred to him as “a starting star running back,” before noting that all students should be treated equally — and give him a chance to make up past assignments and submit missing portions of his final project, even though it had already been graded. Ms. Suggs wrote that Mr. Wilder “should have done the work like everyone else” and objected to granting him special treatment, telling a colleague, “I am not offering this opportunity to other students.” The colleague agreed, summing up their mutual concern about Professor Bonn: “Trying to put a stop to his favoritism for athletes once and for all.” Photo Former Florida State players Chris Casher, left, and James Wilder Jr. Credit From left: Joe Robbins/Getty Images; Don Juan Moore, via Associated Press Friends of Ms. Suggs said she was painfully aware of the stakes involved in filing her complaint, including the possibility that athletes found in violation of academic standards might be ineligible to play under National Collegiate Athletic Association rules. All but one of the players identified in her emails went on to the National Football League. “It was a huge heartache for her,” said Barbara Davis, a fellow doctoral student and close friend of Ms. Suggs. “She told me how there had been tremendous pressure on her to pass these football players, even though they didn’t deserve it.” Plagiarized Work In June 2013, administrators at Florida State’s Dedman School of Hospitality circulated a memo to teaching assistants. The school’s online courses in “beverage management,” the memo noted, were popular with “a large number of student athletes” who needed to be tracked closely. “Like the on-ground classes, we’re asked to review athletes’ progress on a regular basis and report how they’re doing to their academic advisers,” the memo said. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Professor Bonn was familiar with Florida State athletics, having done studies on the economic impact of Seminoles games. He also helped conduct a hospitality school fund-raiser with the former football coach Bobby Bowden and the Seminole Boosters, a private group that supports the sports program. Email exchanges show that football players liked dealing with Professor Bonn, who seemed attuned to their roles on the team, telling one to “keep in top shape!” and referring to Mr. Wilder as the “star running back.” He also shared a Tallahassee defense lawyer with Mr. Wilder and other football players in trouble; the lawyer, R. Timothy Jansen, represented the professor when his second wife filed for divorce in December 2012 and obtained a restraining order, which was later lifted with no admission of wrongdoing by Professor Bonn. Photo Professor Mark Bonn, pictured in the center panel holding a wine glass, appeared in a photograph taken of a web page from the Florida State booster club called Old School. The top panel shows the former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, in sunglasses holding a helmet. Professor Bonn’s interactions with Ms. Suggs initially were positive; he praised her work incorporating the concept of sustainability into a course on coffee and tea, according to emails among staff members at Dedman in May 2013. Ms. Suggs, a single mother working from home so she could raise her young son, also received good reviews from Dedman’s director, Jane Ohlin, who called her “absolutely fabulous” and said her “work ethic is above reproach.” By midsummer, though, Ms. Suggs was growing frustrated. She said she felt pressure “to pad grades for the football players, and I told her I thought that was common practice,” said Phil Suggs, her estranged husband. “But she said, ‘Not with me. If they don’t make it, they don’t make it,’” he said. After a defensive end on the team, Chris Casher, handed in plagiarized work, Ms. Suggs alerted a program associate in the office, Aiden Sizemore, who sent an email to Professor Bonn saying the player had “copied every portion of his project” with no citations or sources listed. Professor Bonn allowed Mr. Casher to redo the work, explaining to him the meaning of paraphrase, that copied text needed quotation marks “before the first word and after the last word,” and that sources had to be listed at the end. Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Copied text in Kelvin Benjamin’s project An identical block of text appears in both Mr. Benjamin’s project and this web page. #g-graphic { display: -webkit-box; display: -ms-flexbox; display: flex; -webkit-box-orient: vertical; -webkit-box-direction: normal; -ms-flex-direction: column; flex-direction: column; -ms-flex-item-align: start; align-self: flex-start; -webkit-box-pack: start; -ms-flex-pack: start; justify-content: flex-start; padding-top: 10px; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic { -webkit-box-orient: horizontal; -webkit-box-direction: normal; -ms-flex-direction: row; flex-direction: row; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document { width: 50%; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document:nth-child(odd) { padding-right: 10px; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document:nth-child(even) { padding-left: 10px; } #g-graphic h2 { font-family: 'nyt-franklin', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 5px; font-size: 16px; } #g-graphic img { width: 100%; box-sizing: border-box; border: 1px solid #e5e5e5; } #g-graphic p.credit { font-family: 'nyt-franklin', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; margin-bottom: 15px; } #g-graphic p.credit a { text-decoration: none; } #g-graphic p.credit a:hover { text-decoration: underline; } Mr. Benjamin’s presentation Source page with identical text eissa-alzubaida.com The work of other players listed sources at the end, but they contained page after page of text lifted verbatim from websites, without quotation marks or citations. Those projects — by Mr. Wilder, Timmy Jernigan, Tre’ Jackson, Nick Waisome and Kelvin Benjamin, the wide receiver who caught the winning pass in the championship game — appear to have been accepted without question. Another player turned in writing of his own that was barely grade-school level. “Brazilian coffee is one of few places that has a carnival and the coffee place a major role just as much as the dancing and the food,” he wrote. Several players were allowed to make up missed assignments and quizzes long past the deadlines, even though course policy said it was “unacceptable to wait until the last week of class” to request it; on a couple of occasions, Professor Bonn deducted points for lateness. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Neither Professor Bonn nor any of the players responded to requests for comment for this article. Photo Tre’ Jackson of Florida State in 2014. Credit Joe Robbins/Getty Images Special Treatment It was Mr. Wilder’s insistence that he should get a grade of B that seemed to have caused the most consternation. In his email to Professor Bonn, he claimed he had submitted work that he had not been credited for, while also acknowledging missing a handful of assignments and quizzes. In response to the professor’s query, Ms. Suggs wrote that she “carefully reviewed James Wilder’s grades and can assure you that the work he missed is because he did not do it or did not turn it in.” She added, ”It is my opinion that he should have done the work like everyone else.” Ms. Suggs had already graded Mr. Wilder’s final project, a PowerPoint presentation comparing coffee in Argentina and Kenya, which was incomplete. But Professor Bonn instructed her to allow him to submit missing sections and set a new deadline, prompting her to seek guidance from Mr. Sizemore, her colleague who had expressed concern about Professor Bonn’s “favoritism for athletes.” Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Copied text in players’ joint project An identical block of text appears in Tre’ Jackson, Timmy Jernigan Nick Waisome’s work and this web page. #g-graphic { display: -webkit-box; display: -ms-flexbox; display: flex; -webkit-box-orient: vertical; -webkit-box-direction: normal; -ms-flex-direction: column; flex-direction: column; -ms-flex-item-align: start; align-self: flex-start; -webkit-box-pack: start; -ms-flex-pack: start; justify-content: flex-start; padding-top: 10px; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic { -webkit-box-orient: horizontal; -webkit-box-direction: normal; -ms-flex-direction: row; flex-direction: row; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document { width: 50%; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document:nth-child(odd) { padding-right: 10px; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document:nth-child(even) { padding-left: 10px; } #g-graphic h2 { font-family: 'nyt-franklin', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 5px; font-size: 16px; } #g-graphic img { width: 100%; box-sizing: border-box; border: 1px solid #e5e5e5; } #g-graphic p.credit { font-family: 'nyt-franklin', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; margin-bottom: 15px; } #g-graphic p.credit a { text-decoration: none; } #g-graphic p.credit a:hover { text-decoration: underline; } The players' presentation Source page with identical text wikipedia.org One issue was that students were not allowed to make up missed assignments without a documented excuse, such as a medical problem, approved by the university. Mr. Sizemore replied that he would consult Ms. Ohlin, the school’s director, “as this is above both of our pay grades LOL.” When Ms. Suggs had not heard back later that evening, she reached out to Mr. Sizemore again. “I don’t want Dr. Bonn to get mad at me for not responding to him. I also don’t want him mad at me for not doing what he says,” she wrote. “I really want to keep my job.” “Go ahead with what Dr. Bonn wants to do,” Mr. Sizemore replied, “and just let me know if he tries to have anything else opened without documentation.” Ms. Suggs gave Mr. Wilder the new deadline, but he missed that one, too, and another, before eventually turning in the material several days later. It is unclear if Mr. Wilder got his B. But Professor Bonn forwarded his work to Ms. Suggs, saying, “It looks great.” Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Copied text in James Wilder’s project An identical block of text appears in both Mr. Wilder’s project and this web page. #g-graphic { display: -webkit-box; display: -ms-flexbox; display: flex; -webkit-box-orient: vertical; -webkit-box-direction: normal; -ms-flex-direction: column; flex-direction: column; -ms-flex-item-align: start; align-self: flex-start; -webkit-box-pack: start; -ms-flex-pack: start; justify-content: flex-start; padding-top: 10px; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic { -webkit-box-orient: horizontal; -webkit-box-direction: normal; -ms-flex-direction: row; flex-direction: row; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document { width: 50%; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document:nth-child(odd) { padding-right: 10px; } .viewport-small-20 #g-graphic .document:nth-child(even) { padding-left: 10px; } #g-graphic h2 { font-family: 'nyt-franklin', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 5px; font-size: 16px; } #g-graphic img { width: 100%; box-sizing: border-box; border: 1px solid #e5e5e5; } #g-graphic p.credit { font-family: 'nyt-franklin', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; margin-bottom: 15px; } #g-graphic p.credit a { text-decoration: none; } #g-graphic p.credit a:hover { text-decoration: underline; } Mr. Wilder’s presentation Source page with identical text commisceo-global.com Corrective Measures Although the university maintained that Ms. Suggs’s complaint was without merit, it clearly believed there were problems with the online classes at Dedman. It canceled some of them in the fall of 2013 and revamped the distance learning program, in the face of concern about “academic dishonesty” and other matters, according to emails among university administrators. In addition, Professor Bonn, who had run the distance learning program since 2009, stepped aside from that role. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The one thing I desperately need is for there not to be any ‘drama’ around these online classes,” Ms. Ohlin, the director of Dedman, emailed a colleague in October 2013. “We have problems with plagiarism. Problems with the answers to tests” being accessible. As for the complaint about Professor Bonn and the football players, the university said, “The decision to rework the online courses to ensure they were academically rigorous enough to support the College of Business degree had nothing to do with Ms. Suggs or her report.” Under intercollegiate rules, schools can investigate academic cases themselves and decide if they warrant a report to the N.C.A.A. The main criterion for whether a violation occurred is if any misconduct resulted in an athlete being wrongly certified to play, said Gerald Gurney, a senior associate athletic director for academics at the University of Oklahoma and past president of the Drake Group, which advocates for academic integrity in college sports. “Clearly, there are academic integrity issues here that apply to N.C.A.A. rules, but the key is whether it affected certification of eligibility,” Mr. Gurney said, regarding the concerns raised by Ms. Suggs. “I would suspect that it is an impermissible academic assistance problem, but I’d need more information.” As the 2013 fall semester came to a close and the Seminoles were preparing for the championship game, Ms. Suggs — who already had two master’s degrees — was informed that her job as a teaching assistant would not be renewed because she did not have enough business school credits. In an email to the inspector general, Ms. Suggs said that she believed she had lost her job “due to this unfortunate circumstance with Dr. Bonn and the investigation into the football players.” Photo Timmy Jernigan, left, and Nick Waisome, center right. Credit From left: Joe Robbins/Getty Images; Tomasso Derosa, via Associated Press Ms. Suggs decided to leave Florida State, after five years, with an education specialist degree — one step short of her doctorate. In her email to the inspector general, she added that she was “hoping just to put all of Florida State University behind me as I move forward with my life.” Friends said her decision to leave took an enormous toll. “I can’t stress enough how important this Ph.D. was to her,” said Melissa Isaak, another of her close friends, adding that next to raising her son, obtaining the advanced degree “was the single most important thing in her life.” In the months that followed, in deteriorating health and deeply in debt with student loans, Ms. Suggs struggled to cobble together a steady income from online teaching jobs. She had back surgery in October 2014 and returned to her tiny rented condo in Panama City Beach, Fla., to recuperate. Got a confidential news tip? The New York Times would like to hear from readers who want to share messages and materials with our journalists. .has-top-ad .story.theme-interactive, .has-ribbon .story.theme-interactive { margin-top: 10px; } .story.theme-interactive .comments-button.theme-kicker { margin-top: 0; } .page-interactive-default .story.theme-main .story-header { border-bottom: none; } .story.theme-interactive .story-meta .kicker { margin-bottom: 22px; } .viewport-medium-10 .story.theme-interactive .story-meta .kicker { margin-bottom: 24px; } .story.theme-interactive .story-header .story-meta .kicker-container .sharetools { position: relative; left: auto; bottom: auto; width: auto; margin-top: -6px; float: right; clear: none; } .story.theme-interactive .story-header .story-meta .interactive-kicker { float: left; width: 65%; display: inline-block; } .page-interactive-default .story.theme-main .story-header { margin-bottom: 0; } .page-interactive-default .story.theme-main .story-header .story-meta { margin-bottom: 10px; } .story.theme-minimal .sharetools.layout-horizontal{ width:auto; margin-top:11px; } .story.theme-minimal .sharetools.layout-horizontal .sharetool { display: inline-block; border-top: 0; } .story.theme-minimal .sharetools.layout-horizontal .sharetool:first-child a { margin-left: 0; padding-left: 0; border-left: none; } .story.theme-minimal .sharetools.layout-horizontal .sharetool a { padding-left: 15px; padding-right: 5px; height: 20px; border-left: 1px solid #e2e2e2; } .story.theme-minimal .sharetools.layout-horizontal .sharetool a:hover { background-color: transparent; } .tips-promo button.contact { font-family: "nyt-franklin", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; display: block; width: 84px; border-style: none; border-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-size: 13px; padding: 7px; border-radius: 3px; background: #333; color: whitesmoke; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; } .tips-promo a, .tips-promo a:hover { text-decoration: none; } Learn More Not long after, Ms. Suggs lay down for a nap while her mother took her son out to a restaurant. They returned to find her unresponsive, a trickle of blood seeping from her nose. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The medical examiner determined that she had died accidentally from a toxic combination of prescription medicines for pain, anxiety and depression. ______________________________________________ Mike McIntire is the author of Champions Way: Football, Florida, and the Lost Soul of College Sports published by W. W. Norton. Follow him on Twitter. Continue reading the main story
  14. Hurricane Irma - Clemson game

    I really, really hope and pray that far westward track doesn't come to fruition. Hovers around SE Texas.
  15. Good article on our new QB's history.

    Happily, al.bammer has decided to revamp their own headline after even some bammer fans were offended by it. The headline now reads: Can Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham escape Art Briles' shadow?