The Defiant

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  1. The Defiant

    Demographic Curiosity

    I am 35 Male Reeltown, Alabama Graduated in 05 from Au in Accounting I am now an attorney
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    Malzahn Extension

    Is it available for the public to review? I would be interested to know who signed off on it. If it was Jay Jacobs, it shows that he should have been terminated and not given an opportunity to continue. This is my opinion.
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    Official Postgame thread

    7 million dollars, another bowl loss, same crap different game. We lack imagination on offense and I'm so tired of Malzahn - he is just plain mediocre.
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    Lingering Questions...Add Yours.

    How about this, If our two starting backs can't play in an an SEC Championship next year and coaches say they believe and trust the backups to get it done, how bout they leave them in to get it done. Why cant they actually "trust" their ability and their coaching instead of lying and having a knee jerk reaction to only give them a couple of series and abandoning them (and the run game) for a guy who is so injured it is very unlikely he can get it done. That doesn't look like the coaches trust the backups to get it done....just saying. Or hire a good running backs coach who will have the next man ready.
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    Offensive News and Notes from A-Day

    I believe that Sean White is a good SEC quarterback. What everyone must realize is that a Quarterback needs a scheme to match his talents and Sean is a pro style QB. The scheme that we have been running for the past two years has had terrible WR routes, just deplorable. We were basically running a version of the Deleware Wing T/triple option. What you have to be impressed with is that on first down almost 4 out of 5 times, we ran the ball. Sean had to make most of his throws when opposing defenses expected the pass, and he had the highest QBR in the league ladies and gentlemen! The kid was and is good, in this scheme he would be better, dare I say pre-injury very close to Stidham. Coach Lindsay's scheme is what a college level offensive scheme should look like in the modern era. It should have viable reads so that when the NFL caliber rushers in the SEC hit the edge, the QB can seamlessly drop the ball into a check off so he can avoid getting pounded. That didn't happen for Sean very much last year, have you thought maybe If he had a scheme that would help him out HE WOULDN'T BE SO INJURY PRONE. How about you all stand back there while Miles Garrett is coming and Gus calls a play where two wide receivers are on fly routes and the other is running a deep post! What about that third down play during the Texas A&M game where on third and long we do the reverse fake and Sean gets creamed. ABSOLUTELY IDIOTIC PLAY-CALLING FOR A PRO STYLE QB.. This scheme that Coach Lindsay has already implemented is ten times better. We actually have detailed routes, we have drags patterns, we have crossing patterns, shallow rubs and we utilize every eligible receiver! If the linemen can gel and be on top of their blocking assignments this scheme is a Qbs dream. I am excited because I SEE DEVELOPMENT, ACTUAL DEVELOPMENT for the first time with the wide receivers and QBs in three years on offense. This will always baffle me though, Gus Malzahn has been called a "offensive genius." I will never understand his mode of thought these past two years, hell maybe he was going through a midlife crisis (insert snarky comment about his Suicide door BMW here) but his schemes were so incredibly simplistic and not much above Pop Warner schemes you see in your community YMCA. If you are a person who is excited out of their mind about Jarrett Stidham, that's great. HOWEVER, pump your brakes if you think he is the next Jon Stauback! The dude went against the second defense, we should probably be more impressed by what Malik Miller did against the 1s, but who knows how good the 1s are as a unit. You will never truly know what kind of QB or football player you have unless you let them go live 1s vs. 1s with no orange jerseys. IRON SHARPENS IRON BOYS
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    Correcting red zone failures

    When you get to the goalline, I believe these are the best options. The offense needs to spread the field in the shotgun and run and have a QB run pass option, QB Powers and have tight-ends in the slot and as lead blockers in motion on the wing. The defense has to think about three options, is th qb keeping it, is the running back keeping it, or is the tight end going to rub and then catch a pass on a fake and you can do the same with a fullback. If you are going to run it, then, yeah power I is effective with a big, fast lineman in as the fullback. Also, you could have the fb in motion as the same scenario before. My point is, plays where linebackers have to stop and think are the best goal line plays in my personal opinion, because you freeze them, this allows time for the linemen to jack them up and give them a jumpstart on creating push.
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    Fountain will not be on the field next year

    What in the what is going on up there? Well If Fountain wants an on the field job, keep him, designate him Special Teams Coordinator, Ball boy instructor, he was ranked high this year for recruiting in several recruiting sources. I mean taking an off the field job as an analyst (demotion) is not something a good coach at his position wants to hear. With Coach Rodney Garner here I highly doubt that Tracy Rocker will come, I mean what's next, are we going to ask Coach Garner to take an off field analyst spot ( a demotion) for Rocker to come here. I swear, I guess Auburn has to make headlines somehow with Sarkisian taking the Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator position, we have to stay relevant in the dummy headlines too, sheesh.
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    No,I am e4a's ego alter, but seriously I really respect Tommy Tubberville and he is exactly what Gus needs to be in 2017, a CEO type coach.
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    I think Tommy Tuberville would make a good Athletics Director. How bout we sign him up!
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    Rhett leaves AU / New OC discussion (Merged)

    I'm on board with you in this offensive coordinator search, WE GO BIG OR WE GO HOME!
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    Rhett leaves AU / New OC discussion (Merged)

    I'm willing to bet 100 Percent, its going to be Herb Hand and 2017 thru 2018 will be the last year of the Gus Malzahn era.
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    Sean White nugget

    My take....It doesn't matter who we have at quarterback (unless we have a Cam Newton or similar phenom quarterback with crazy measurables) the coaches must create more complex passing routes and create a better passing game. If we do not have coaches who can throw slants, screens, half back screens, tight-end screens, drags, curls, etc. It is my observation that we will waste any quarterbacks time and talent....just my two cents. We run a very basic offense and we under utilize our personnel most of the time. History says nothing will change, but I guess one more year of time will tell If the stubbornness of one Gus Malzahn will change. I believe some sort of air raid mixed in with this the base offensive scheme on obvious passing downs would be deadly. In addition, If these coaches use the first three games to find a quarterback they have wasted valuable time, they need to make their decision in fall camp. If they can't make a decision in fall camp then have their top two guys play in the first game and give them meaningful series. If you cannot find your man after that you have a problem (meaning the coaches) not the players. If I were to see something like the Clemson and Alabama again the ten percent of faith and confidence I have left in Gus Malzahn will be nil.
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    What I would like to see against Arky State.

    What I would like to see is us give Sean White the whole game with John Franklin III in the wildcat and in the red zone where he has his own packages and if he needs to pass the ball let him. I want to see our so called play callers Gus Malzahn and Rhett Lashlee, maybe we call them Galzshee since Rhett is getting thrown under the bus for play calling last year and Gus is getting "more hands on this year" (we all know it's you Gus, you have always called the plays), call a creative passing game and use half-back screens, shovel passes and drag routes for Sean White when pressured. Is it too much to ask for us to ask as the fans for our coach to call plays and be creative in the passing game?
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    On a positive note

    AU64, I guess I have to apologize. However, there were no positives on Auburn's offense except Kerryon Johnson and Will Hastings. Many live in a world where there is bias and spin control, In my world I only see and tell the truth.
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    On a positive note

    There are only two things I can think of to rationally explain the circus I saw on Saturday night in Auburn: 1) The fix was in and the boosters all had their money on Auburn; and 2) Gus Malzahn has drank so much coffee that the caffeine isn't enough anymore, so, he had to compensate and hit a speedball in the bathroom right before the game. I have never seen a coach call plays that looked like he either was intentionally trying to lose the game or either he just wanted to experiment with what his qb's could do against a nationally ranked opponent. I mean when any of our quarterbacks got into any type of rhythm they got yanked, it defies all that is right in the football universe and no coach I know of would do something like that. I mean we called some plays in the Notre Dame box...I think there is a reason no team has run plays out of the Notre Dame box in the modern era, too much defensive speed. Also, we ran the box and the reverse statute of liberty play at-least 3 times against a front 7 blitz like three maybe five times. I also have an issue with Malzahn not knowing how to run a halfback screen, or throwing a wide receiver screen when there is press man coverage, we were lucky that one wasn't intercepted. I believe it is time for us to move away from Gus Malzahn, I believe that the pressure and his lack of creativity as a play-caller has exposed him for what he is, a really good high school coach who cannot adapt to the personnel he has. Speaking of personnel, he looks like he has no clue on how to prepare quarterbacks or develop any offensive talent that we have on the team like what is expected of college coaches. Speaking of college coaches, Kevin Steele did one helluva job with our defense, it was a thing of beauty holding Clemson to 19 points. War Eagle!