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  1. I understand this position as it's been stated by several posters. I have no idea what TJ would do, assuming he signs, if Bo starts next year, but it's a really solid bet that Bo would leave if TJ starts, b/c his window for ever starting again at AU just shrunk to nil. In a perfect world we have *two* high quality QBs on the roster with a two year gap between them. Not saying that's how it would play out, but there is more of a chance of that scenario with Bo starting than TJ starting (unless you start looking at TJ --> DD?).
  2. I feel like some people are misreading the AUCiv90's post, semi-purposely, due to previous conversations on the subject. AUCiv explains his reason pretty plainly. If I read him correctly we have to have space between high calibre QBs to keep them from transferring. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but if *both* are potentially really good players, if the JR loses out to the So, the JR is gone (transfer portal). The other way around, Finley could play a few games, RS, and have two years left as a starter. This is honestly why I was hoping to see Gatewood pull ahead of Bo. Bo could have RS'd and pu
  3. It's interesting how *young* this guy looks in the pics I can find of him. I wonder if Harsin is thinking he's got a lot more ceiling?
  4. These are the recruiting conversations that are interesting to me. I have trouble, from a pure talent standpoint, of seeing Cody Brown as a "don't even look at him" and Ingram as an "immediate take". I'll grant that I could be wrong on that, too, but I'm sure Harsin has a larger, multi-faceted strategic plan for recruiting and it's interesting to discuss what that may be.
  5. So is it this guy -or- the Vandy DB or would we consider both?
  6. Interesting. I would like to hear from those more knowledgeable than me why Ingram is a quick take and Brown was a no go, especially given the "not great speed" comment. Not trying to start an argument, just honestly interested in the thought, here. Did he play at all at Central Michigan? It doesn't look like it.
  7. Yeah, I expected to get a bit of a recruiting bump with Coach Will Friend, but it feels like we don't get much of a look with the OL transfers that pop up. I'm feeling a lot better about our transfer portal efforts, but we really need an OT (and maybe a center), IMHO.
  8. You do understand that the original post was commenting on how much time **Loy** got compared to DD, as both are backups, don't you? Bo is currently the starter, and was always going to get the starter reps.
  9. My counterpoint would be that I *think* that Harsin used A-Day to look evaluate the team, whereas I always felt like Gus used A-Day to market his product. JMHO, but if true it would mean that it's a lot more meaningful for Bo to look good in a Harsin A-Day game.
  10. I love the way Canion catches footballs. Arms out, strong hands, “my football!”
  11. He carries 260lbs well. I like his motor. Would we take another DT in this class?
  12. He looked like a talented, hard nosed RB, to me. I'm typically one who *does* look at stars and other offers as a rough indicator of potential, but I would be happy with this kid as a four star or a three star. I like the way he runs.
  13. Damari runs hard. I could see him showing up and making an impact.
  14. I typically don't like a lot of skill position comparisons between new (potential) players and previous players because I think that they tend to be wrong. I also tend not to put a lot of stock in the "we found the three star that is really a five star" assertions because I've been around long enough to recognize that stars matter when we are getting them, and they don't matter when we are not getting them. All of that said... this kid reminds me a lot of Tank in the way he runs. He is adamant about no being tackled, moves like a water beetle picking his way through traffic and has great body
  15. I’m 51 years old and this is so typical as to be banal. The old joke used to be “Every time Alabama gets caught cheating, Auburn goes on probation “. Hopefully in an age if ubiquitous information this tactic will become obvious.
  16. So we should change the way we announce these types of offers to "Auburn has contacted the parents of Joe Prospect and requested permissions to begin a formal courtship"? ;-)
  17. Yeah, I tried to imply that I knew no one (outside of AU's staff) *really* knows any of this, but maybe that message didn't come through. I was just interested in thoughts around the subject. We've had a few vigorous conversations about recruits and recruiting over the last month or two and as someone who has been lurking/occasionally posting on AU recruiting boards since the late 90's, I thought it would be more fun to try and build a better lens than five-star vs hidden-gem. I can't create an lens that is *actually* more informed (I'm not being informed), but I can have fun trying to figure
  18. This is honestly a post just for discussion (not a lot going on right now). As an outsider looking in I see that Harsin has a plan that he is clearly and meticulously executing on, but I don't yet see what the recruiting philosophy part of that plan is. I know we've had some debate around various recruits on this board, so that tells me I'm not alone. I'm guessing he is looking at some combination of skill, character, system fit and work ethic, but that all sounds pretty generic. I'm really just looking for thoughts beyond "pick the five star!" vs "trust the coach!". Some of the things th
  19. I’ll take the blame for this rabbit hole.
  20. Holy cow, he’s going to play ILB. Someone buy that kid a couple of Five Guys burgers, stat! I love his engine and IQ, but he’s gonna need a bit more sand in the britches at ILB, IMHO.
  21. TCU vs Texas 2020, offensive plays only, is available on YouTube. Myers plays LT in that game. He has some good plays, but he has several whiffs, too, and he seems to jog a lot. Maybe he is missing the attitude we want on the OL?
  22. I've seen a couple of offers that I wondered about, but it's creating more curiosity in me than concern. I want a crystal ball so I can spy on the strategy meetings and hear what they are thinking. This guy looks too skinny for SEC LB, but who knows what the coaches are evaluating on, or what the long term strategy is? The next 12 months are going to be interesting. In the meantime, I think it's fair to raise questions around NR recruits when we aren't seeing much talk (or at least I'm not) around higher ranked recruits at the same position. It at least makes for interesting discussion.
  23. I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall during the recruiting strategy meetings.
  24. "We"? Not me. I don't understand this sort of attitude. Bo may not currently be the best QB in the nation, but he busts his ass on every play. He's a gifted athlete and a tough competitor who is, according to common wisdom, about to be receiving instruction from two QB whisperers. Why would AU want a gifted athlete like that to leave? What value does that contribute to AU? I wish we had not run off Joey, and I can't understand wanting Bo to leave. At absolute minimum Bo pushes the next guy to be better, but maybe he blossoms under Bobo/Harsin and becomes the five star he was billed as?
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