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  1. My dime (accounting for inflation). The hair is a primary problem. Those wild shirts are fine for some settings — I have some. But you can’t do 1980s hair with them. It’s a mixed message. And he definitely overdoes the suits.
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    Prayers please

    Just saw this, and grateful for the happy report, but I am pausing to pray for your son and for you.
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    grading o line for 2017 season

    I feel like we're bullies. When we get a team on the run, our guys look amazing. But look at how we struggled when Georgia Southern and Mercer stood up to us.
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    What was the “tell”

    We have way too many obvious tendencies on offense. I'm not saying it's time for tarring and feathering. Just that if we know what's coming from the situation and formation, you can bet the opponents' staff does. Then, after 70 straight dives off the wildcat, we suddenly hand off on the jet sweep and toss the jump pass to sink Bama.
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    Marquis McClain

    A force on special teams too.
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    Hand's contract expires today

    I would have defended Hand a few weeks ago. I'm also a Vandy alum, and there's no way Franklin gets Vandy where they were without some OL improvement. But the inconsistency -- hell, we couldn't block Georgia Southern or Mercer -- leads me to wish for change. There are reasons less talented lines outplay more talented opponents. They don't reflect well on Auburn.
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    Thank You AU Players and Coaches

    This was indeed an outstanding season, and this group is easy to love.
  8. Splendid, Coach! A few thoughts I had. In addition to agreeing with or learning from everything you said. When Cox lined up wide, I told my wife to expect a quick pass there. Bama killed our receivers in those one on one blocking matchups on the quick WR screen, so that play was big. Just the same, it's a tell -- unless we have a complementary play. (Bama deserves credit for the quality of their corner play all night. Dang, they were tough.) Our coaches really helped the OL by keeping 7 in to pass protect and by throwing those crossing routes. We've been calling for those things all season. We'll need them this Saturday too. I've hated the Wildcat this year, even when it's worked. Johnson has never handed off. Well, he jump passed AND handed off. When you multiply the threat, the Wildcat is all the more deadly. I nearly wet myself when Roberts made that tackle. You could tell Scarborough thought he'd go right through it and was surprised to go down.
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    Kerryon Johnson updates

    Until somebody tells us, we won't know what the injury is exactly or whether he can play. With pain it's not just a matter of toughing it out. It's also how pain causes weakness. FWIW when I saw him go down the last time I thought it was a biceps tendon. Obviously it isnt. But there's just no telling. Now, about Georgia. We beat them once. We play them again. It's a different game. I make no assumptions how it will play out.
  10. I don't think it was wrong to think Gus should be fired. I wouldn't have done it during the season. That would be a very bad thing. And I thought he deserved the chance to finish strong. But I had no confidence that would happen. I don't apologize for being wrong. I said then, and I'll say it now, I'm glad I was wrong. But we had good reasons for our opinions.
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    Malik Miller

    That’s what I wondered.
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    Malik Miller

    Feeling all the love and positivity, and man am I feeling it, I still wanna ask, Where on earth is Malik Miller? He seems like the perfect guy to help at the moment, whether KJ can go next week or not.
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    FINAL: Auburn 26 Alabama 14

    Man, that win felt good. It’s been a long time since Auburn just straight-up beat Alabama. You could say 2010, but maybe 2007 is more like it. This team just lined ‘em up, counted ‘em, and beat ‘em. And as much as the team has improved through the season, the coaches did too.
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    Malzahn fine with Auburn’s in-game dancing

    I thought the same as some of you. The dancing actually helps them focus. Football is a grind, and you need to have fun. They weren't taunting or anything like that, just having fun and showing confidence. I loved it. Most of all, good for them.
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    this is a fun team

    One thing that's held steady with this group of guys all season long. They are really easy to like. I especially feel this way about the defense. They play with joy and determination. I know we've started tackling better since Muschamp, and Steele has built on that. But one thing that's easy to overlook: you tackle better when you're feeling positive. These guys do, and they help each other feel positive too. Davidson is especially fun to watch, but it's contagious. And as much as we've worried about the OL, with good reason, no one can complain about the effort they've made or the challenges they've faced. Yet throw a tunnel screen, and those guys get their asses downfield and just mow people down. Same for the receivers.