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  1. Man, that's a lot of things to sort out between now and then...........
  2. Dinson played like a veteran as a true freshman. His untimely injury caused him to fall off the radar but IMO, he is the second best DB on the roster (behind Carlton Davis). He will be an impact player this season, if he can stay healthy. Book it. Thomas has been a pleasant surprise. As stated, he was not highly recruited but probably gives the best effort, play after play, of any player on the defensive side of the ball. I predict we will hear his name a bunch of times this season. And, for good reasons, not bad ones....I would not be surprised to find out he may be pushing Dinson or Davis for playing time. Stidham? Well, all I can say is he better be as good as advertised cause there is no doubt that he gives us the best chance to be successful offensively. NCM- I have been very vocal about my disappointment at the lack of production from the WR position over the last 3-5 seasons. Stidham playing well is crucial but he absolutely MUST have some help from the WR corp. And this starts with NCM and KD. These two guys must become true possession receivers and/or deep threats for the offense to be effective.
  3. I am thrilled to have JS at Auburn. Hoping he takes the reigns of the offense and becomes a leader. But we MUST get some better play out of our wide receivers. IMO, the WR corps have been awful over the last 3-5 years. We need KD, NCM, DS and others to have banner seasons over the next 2-3 years to realize our full potential. My eyes are going to be on the WR corp early on to gauge how well the offense plays.
  4. Great post. Maybe it is just me but something that has bugged me for years is when I look at the players at Bama, they just look bigger and stronger. Maybe it has something to do with what you mentioned, maybe not. I don't remember the exact players but in the last Iron Bowl, a camera shot showed an Auburn player standing next to a Bama player. Both were very similar in height and weight but the Bama player just looked thicker, longer and more athletic. Now I know that looks means absolutely nothing but, IMO, Bama players are consistently more well developed from a physical/measurables perspective and are very well coached. Whether or not any of this factors into draft picks, I have no idea but it seems to be the case.
  5. Players I will be watching: 1) The entire wide out corps I guess I could come up with a 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 or 10 but we MUST have more production from our wide receivers this season. To sign such highly recruited classes, IMO, our wide outs have under performed for FAR too long.
  6. Beat me to it. That was the first thing I noticed too. Surely he hasn't switched to O-line.
  7. I still remember the first time I set foot on campus. It was in mid 1985, helping one of my best friends move into the old men's dorm on Magnolia where the Business College building is now. I distinctly remember the warm feeling of familiarity. It was as if I had lived there my whole life. I wasn't able to go straight to Auburn from high school but managed to get there a year and a half later. I moved into my first apartment, just a stone's throw from where my friend lived and started classes. As you said, much has changed since then and I don't get back as often as I would like but the memories are still so vivid in my mind. It is truly a special place.
  8. Ha! Ah, yes, the ole "would have been" argument. When you have to resort to speculation, really don't have an argument..........
  9. Duke - None. He was a bad apple that probably needed to go sooner. Robinson - Hard to say. Pettway played exceptionally well until he got hurt and Kerroyn is as good as, or better, than Robinson. So, IMO, the two events had little to no effect.
  10. Oh boy. How many times have I heard this phrase.............................I am to the point that I have a really hard time discounting the "measureables" argument given all the busts Auburn has had just over the last 6-8 years. BTW, I'm not calling you out, personally. Just speaking in general.
  11. 7-9 each season, That's what we got folks.
  12. Yea, I have been off the last five to go back tomorrow too.
  13. Comment just made on the Rose Bowl broadcast that the Sugar Bowl will be broadcast on ESPN 2. So, maybe it will start on time and we won't miss the first 8 minutes of the 1st qtr!
  14. Um.......No Thank You.