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  1. David Langner

    Thanks for sharing 64. I had a computer class with Langner when I went back to AU in 1973-1975 to finish what I had started way back in 1957 after a 15 year hiatus in the Marine Corps . He was a real loner though, didn't mingle with the other students very much and mainly kept to himself. I was sorry to hear he had passed away so young. I was really surprised that he wasn't all that big but you could sense he was tough as nails. Would have made a great Marine! WDE
  2. We had a great win over the Dawgs but I don't want us to fall into the same attitude I think GA had. I think they fell in love with their press clippings and would run all over us. Well, as everyone knows, that didn't happen. I am sure saban will have bama more than prepared for us, however I do think we have the talent to beat him. I just don't want us to get over confident with the GA win. It's been my experience that when you play with a little fear of your opponent you tend to perform at a higher level. It will be interesting to see how all this plays out. JMO WDE
  3. Veterans day

  4. South Carolina @ Georgia

    Yes it was 64. A friend and fellow Marine flight instructor flew up to Bham from Pensacole for the AU/Ga Tech game in 1966. It had rained previous to the game and Legion Field was pretty sloppy but it was sloppy for both sides. Shug PUNTED on third down every series that Auburn had the ball until the 4th quarter when the fans were so incensed he ran one more mud play and then punted. I will never forget that game. Ga Tech won the game 17-3. It gave me a severe tension headache, it really did. I know Shug did a lot for AU but his philosophies became extremely out dated. However what followed him was worse, Doug Barfield. He gave me a tension headache at every game!! WDE
  5. I could not understand why in the world they kept running KJ so many times ,especially late it the game when we pretty much had command of the situation, especially when we have our two biggest games coming up. Kam Martin was doing a great job. Senseless to me, I am afraid KJ will be out of gas completely by the bama game. SMH!!! WDE
  6. ***Auburn vs. Texas A&M -- Game Thread***

    Is anybody else besides me getting that LSU feeling?
  7. halftime interview with Saban vs Gus last week

    Great post Tiger 88 and very true.
  8. Finebaum: CGM to Arky plausible

    This seems to me a beware of what you wish for situation. I have observed finebum pushing for Gus to go to AK for quite some time now. I think he wants Gus gone from Auburn because Gus is still a threat to his beloved bama. Remember Gus has beat saban twice which is more than anybody else has done save Ole Miss and the bama TPB have certainly addressed that situation. . I want to see how the rest of the season goes before I join the "off with his head" crowd. Hopefully the LSU game has knocked some common sense into Gus and he gets back to the offense that got him to where he is. One thing I have learned in life is that you learn by your mistakes. Hopefully this has sunk into Gus's mind also. The problems are the buyout and who do we get for a coach? I hope calmer minds prevail here. There is still a lot of football to be played so its a little early to start building the scaffold. JMO WDE
  9. "This game will likely cost us our jobs"

    I totally agree, the offense he is running now has no resemblance to what he ran when he first came on board. HUNH has all but ceased to exist and all we have now is Johnson up the middle and bombs down field which is 50/50 at best. No screens, no intermediate throws. Our offense was exciting to watch because back then you didn't know what was coming next but now every team in the league knows what is coming. I just for the life of me don't know why he can't see this. As what has been mentioned several times on this board, he is scared of losing and goes into a shell with a lead. He needs to throw caution to the wind and go for the jugular but I don't know if he capable of doing that. We will see now if his modus operendi will change after the LSU game. I hope so or he is gone. WDE
  10. EYE OPENING and undeniable facts

    Wow, I don't give yardages much thought, I am more interested in points scored but those numbers really jump off the page at you and substantiate our almost non existence of proper play calling with the talent we have. It really magnifies Gus's stubbornness to adjust to the game. It's pretty obvious that teams have adjusted to Gus's offense which does not change no matter what it seems. He's gotta go. WDE
  11. Coach O says after game he out-schemed Gus

    Bird, I was looking for what you are talking about the whole game and never saw it applied, not even ONCE!!! The worst called game I have ever seen. Are you saying there are no plays ie, slants or MOF in our repertoire? That is insane. God help us. WDE
  12. Hot Seat Coaches

    "I sincerely hope he does not even read message boards.". Amen to that!!!!
  13. Ole Miss Game Report Card

    I have noticed a difference in tackling technique between the Pros and College. It seems like in college they want to make the "big" hit as opposed to getting the runner on the ground and in a lot of cases it winds up being a "targeting" penalty which is really counter productive. The object is to get runner on the ground period! Not to ruin his life. Below is a video of Pete Carroll's , Seattle Seahawk's tackling techniques which makes a lot of sense to me. Take out the legs and the runner goes down. FWIW
  14. LSU

    Great post 64, you have nailed it.
  15. Sean White dismissed

    Sean, take this from a guy that has been down your road. You are at a point in your life that will decide your future in our society and for the rest of your life. In my case, I enlisted in the Marine Corps and it saved me from myself. I am not saying that is your solution but it was for me. I eventually became a Marine aviator and an officer and it gave me a purpose for living and direction. I hope the best for you young man, please don't screw your life up at this juncture, you have a long way to go. If you read this, please take it to heart.and seriously think about it. Semper Fi and War Eagle!!! Slammer