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  1. Let's Grade the 2018 Recruiting Class

    It's not lightening in a bottle when it's a building effort that repeats itself, even if the repetitions aren't one after the other. And yes we fired the head coach of the national championship, but then we hired the REAL national championship coach as our new head coach. Were you watching in 2012? The players were laying down. Why? Because they all knew that what had made things work the previous two seasons was Gus Malzahn's offense. That's why I don't feel too bad about making that analysis I did in my previous comment. I'll even go you one further: last season, the other 10 win season in Malzahn's time at Auburn, also had a senior laden offensive line and a ton of experience elsewhere. Hopefully, Gus is learning how to not have a mediocre season when he doesn't have an experienced offensive line to pave the way for the running backs and protect the quarterback, but thus far that has been as sure an indicator of how the season would go as anything else. Also, it's not irrelevant to what you said. It's an alternative theory about what happened. I'm sorry you missed that.
  2. Offensive linemen have almost always proven themselves to be some of the most intelligent members of the team, so that's not really surprising.
  3. Let's Grade the 2018 Recruiting Class

    No, both of our championship appearances have come with a senior-laden offensive line and a ton of experienced players who had been through a couple of bad seasons before the championship run. For comparison's sake, it took Nick Saban five years at Michigan State, his first Power 5 head coaching job, before he won more than 7 games. Gus has already won 10 twice in his first five seasons at Auburn. Just give it some time.
  4. Let's Grade the 2018 Recruiting Class

    Worm's mom posted on here that he was really at 185 a couple of months ago, and that he has a family history of muscular men, so it wouldn't be surprising if he played at 5'5-5'6 and 200-210 lbs. I think he's the steal of this class, and I think he'll be a much more rounded back than OMac was. He can run between the tackles, hiding behind blockers and absorbing impact while slipping through the cracks in the defense. I find myself comparing him to Barry Sanders...I don't know that he'll live up to that heavy a billing, but he reminds me of The Sandman. All of that to say that I wouldn't put him down as a specialist just yet. Kid is special.
  5. 2018 Recruiting thread (Updated 1/29/18)

    I didn't realize Troxell was still battling injury. Yeah, we're thin on the line, but we've still got talent. Oh, and the word I've heard on Kim is that he's not living up to what the coaches were hoping...something to do with limited reach. That's why I predicted Brahms to win C.
  6. 2018 Recruiting thread (Updated 1/29/18)

    Remember, recruiting is an inexact science, and football players don't always stay at the position they were recruited at. I played in high school against Ben Grubbs, who was a linebacker and tight end/fullback for Elmore County High School. He projected on defensive line at that point, but was drafted as a guard. Think he's still in the League, too. Would I have liked to sign a full O-line class this year? Yes, of course I would. But I'm not jumping off any bridges when I know we still have some talent hanging around for the immediate future. Tega got his feet wet, and Calvin Ashley got a year of conditioning to catch up. I expect them to be the starting tackles, and we have at least Sammons and Troxell to back them up, so it's not like we're running out of bodies just yet (knock on wood). We've got two guards with starting experience (though word has it one of them will sit behind Hamm), and we've got a couple of options at center...I'm guessing Nick Brahms will win that job, but that's pure speculation. We'll have to sign at least 5 in 2019, though.
  7. 2018 Recruiting thread (Updated 1/29/18)

    I think we have enough offensive linemen to get us through 2018, and I think we will load up on them in next year's class. And yes, I do think we've signed enough good athletes to keep up with UAT and UGA.
  8. 2018 4* WR JaMarr Chase

    Oopsie! I'd be fine with taking Chase if it means we move Hill over to DB, but that doesn't seem like it's happening.
  9. 2018 4* WR JaMarr Chase

    If Ross is going to Clemson, I'd rather have Hill. Just so long as Ross isn't going to bammer.
  10. 2018 4* WR JaMarr Chase

    Can't say as this one would make any sense, considering what we have committed already, but I guess maybe the coaches want a recruiting bump?
  11. Jan. 26-28 OV Thread

    I don't know, I just don't see him as being much of a boon for anything other than recruiting rankings. We have other needs.
  12. 2018 4* QB Joey Gatewood (Auburn 12/5/15)

    Simmons is grasping at straws, just hoping something he says stands up. JG has pretty well shown himself to be a superior quarterback to what previous projections suggested.
  13. 2018 4* QB Joey Gatewood (Auburn 12/5/15)

    Sure it has. Stan White to Patrick Nix to Dameyune Craig worked pretty well.
  14. We've had at least two players who fairly well fit that description, no?