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  1. Bielema's seat isn't terribly hot at the moment, but it'll warm up if he has another lackluster year, and his bread and butter (OL and DL) continue to struggle.
  2. I hated bull in the ring, especially when the coach would increase the frequency till you got 'earholed' by one player while you were taking on another. We had a coach get so mad that he lined players up about 5 yds apart, all facing the runner. He had us run the ball through the entire gauntlet getting tackled each one. He had another drill where one guy was on an island between 2 cones about 5 yards apart, and about 10-15 yards from the goal line. The rest of the team was in the end zone. Each of them, 250+ linemen included, got a running start with the ball. When the tackle was made, the next runner was up till everyone had their chance. The defender didn't have the opportunity to close the gap either. Brutal. I still wake up in a cold sweat occasionally.
  3. IMO, Gus has done a very poor job the last two seasons, not only in game preparation and play calling, but roster management/talent recognition and acquisition. He realized he had no other choice but to make the necessary changes. I am hopeful the arrival of Lindsey and Stidham, along with the emergence of some new, (or perhaps older/healthier players) will bring a pulse to this otherwise stagnant, predictable, vanilla offense we've seen take the field since the end of 2014. In other words, let's revisit this issue during the actual season. He won't last with another year like the last two, but he could be poised for a decent run if he can let go and let Chip and Al take the helm. We'll see.
  4. I fail to see how anyone at Auburn is "breeding mediocrity", but I also agree that the public statement about McClain probably wasn't the best idea, whether it was his own or not.
  5. Based on opinion only, and not considering important info like stats... Fullwood, Brooks, Cadillac, Davis
  6. I was in the student section. WDE!
  7. Cadillac was crazy good in traffic. Seriously though, every time he looked like he was bottled up, he somehow squirted out another 5-10 yards.
  8. I absolutely love it. Big fan of Big Al Borges, as a coach and a person. Great to have him back on the Plains.
  9. Now let's get rid of the "hide the little guy" behind the guard play.
  10. Whatever expectation anyone is putting on Jarrett, or even if he is doing it himself, it's obvious his skill set and upside are superior to any other QB on the current roster, or that has been on the roster for a while. He may or may not pan out, but he gives this offense the best shot at opening up the play book and using the entire field. I'll take that.
  11. No more Cox Cat you say?
  12. If we never ran the wildcat formation again in my lifetime, I wouldn't at all be saddened.
  13. I look forward to seeing Stidham and Barrett in action at the Spring game, but I mostly look forward to seeing what Lindsey can install prior to the first game. That vanilla, predictable, one dimensional offense was hard to watch for a couple of years there, regardless of how many factors were involved in its utter ineptitude.
  14. I saw a couple a little over a week ago at a pub here in Mid TN. They both came in using walkers and sat down together at the bar. I was with my daughter and happened to notice the gentleman left an Auburn cap on his walker seat. Of course, as most of us would, I commented on how nice I thought that hat was. We spoke briefly about our relative time spent at the loveliest village on the plains. Just a genuinely nice man and his lovely wife having a beer and glass of wine on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. He graduated with a business degree from Auburn in 1954! I was proud to have met them, discuss our love of Auburn and exchange War Eagles.
  15. I really want Malik Miller to come into his own this year. He'd be a good bridge between Pettway and KJ IMO.