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  1. Praying for your son James and your family.
  2. I'm not a big poster (as you can tell by my total posts number) but I am a big lurker on this site. I really just peruse most of the posts except for the posts from 2 or 3 sources. Those I deep dive into and often can't wait until their next post. JMR, your post is one of those I look for on every visit. I wouldn't blame you for leaving to go somewhere where they were paying you for your insight because your posts are definitely worth it and I'm sure they take some work putting together. Just please don't end it because some dork decided to talk through his nether regions which also is where his brains apparently resides. This site would be greatly diminished without your presence, your insight and your invaluable posts.
  3. I posted this in another topic but I think it really belongs here... It's ALMOST too bad that Bo was as accurate as he was against Mrs. State because as accurate as he was that game is how inaccurate he was against Florida. I guess it only adds fuel to how disappointed I was and how high my expectations were. I know mine were that we would eat their defense up with slants and deep throws. No way they were going to be able to defend the dropped dime long balls and the slant missiles the way he was putting it out there vs moo state. Unfortunately, reality was a bitch. Most of his passes were off. I guess he was due for a bad (true freshman) game. I just wish it wasn't this one. Even the completions were just a shade off. 6 inches less on the throw to Seth Williams and he scores. Hit him with the wide open slant and again, he scores. Hit Sal on the crossing (instead of a foot behind) and the drive stays alive. Hit Hastings on any of the passes where he was open (overthrows) and we are in business as well. It was just that kind of night. Not just for him either. Derrick doesn't trip over his own feet and we probably get a scoop-n-score TD with all those blockers around him. Tutt trying to make sure no one gets in front of the ball had a bounce that launched it straight at him. KJ Britt with a missed tackle that goes house. That guy doesn't miss tackles he missile tackles. I'm sure there were a few more that I forgot because I remember thinking all through the game how much it was not going right for us. Gus is not without blame either for reasons other than the play calling too. How do you not remind your TF QB not to take a loss and dump the ball when we are in field goal range? I can't think that he did remind him and Bo went ahead and ran backwards anyways so that has to be on Gus. Also, how do you not play DJ Williams as good as he showed in the limited time he played last game? How do you not put Gatewood in on any of the 3rd and 1's or 2's? Or put him in at some point just to settle Bo down a little and/or see what he could do? Did Steele ever recognize how they were forcing our LBs to cover wideouts, because I didn't notice if he ever made a change for it? As bad as all that was I'm still amazed we were in that game (down only 4 points) all the way until the 88 yarder that went house. And even then it was not an impossible task (see Oregon game) with 9 minutes left if we could've just stopped shooting ourselves in the foot. Alas, it was not to be and the pedo-targeting continued until the end. I just hope the team can use this as a learning experience, especially Bo but not just him. Everyone, including the coaches, has a lot they can learn from this and they have an extra week to get to it. Lets get the bad Mo out of the way. I know we can and I think we will. It's all still out there but the margin of error just got a lot thinner.
  4. It's ALMOST too bad that Bo was as accurate as he was against Mrs. State because as accurate as he was that game is how inaccurate he was against Florida. I guess it only adds fuel to how disappointed I was and how high my expectations were. I know mine were that we would eat their defense up with slants and deep throws. No way they were going to be able to defend the dropped dime long balls and the slant missiles the way he was putting it out there vs moo state. Unfortunately, reality was a bitch. Most of his passes were off. I guess he was due for a bad (true freshman) game. I just wish it wasn't this one. Even the completions were just a shade off. 6 inches less on the throw to Seth Williams and he scores. Hit him with the wide open slant and again, he scores. Hit Sal on the crossing (instead of a foot behind) and the drive stays alive. Hit Hastings on any of the passes where he was open (overthrows) and we are in business as well. It was just that kind of night. Not just for him either. Derrick doesn't trip over his own feet and we probably get a scoop-n-score TD with all those blockers around him. Tutt trying to make sure no one gets in front of the ball had a bounce that launched it straight at him. KJ Britt with a missed tackle that goes house. That guy doesn't miss tackles he missile tackles. I'm sure there were a few more that I forgot because I remember thinking all through the game how much it was not going right for us. Gus is not without blame either for reasons other than the play calling too. How do you not remind your TF QB not to take a loss and dump the ball when we are in field goal range? I can't think that he did remind him and Bo went ahead and ran backwards anyways so that has to be on Gus. Also, how do you not play DJ Williams as good as he showed in the limited time he played last game? How do you not put Gatewood in on any of the 3rd and 1's or 2's? Or put him in at some point just to settle Bo down a little and/or see what he could do? Did Steele ever recognize how they were forcing our LBs to cover wideouts, because I didn't notice if he ever made a change for it? As bad as all that was I'm still amazed we were in that game (down only 4 points) all the way until the 88 yarder that went house. And even then it was not an impossible task (see Oregon game) with 9 minutes left if we could've just stopped shooting ourselves in the foot. Alas, it was not to be and the pedo-targeting continued until the end. I just hope the team can use this as a learning experience, especially Bo but not just him. Everyone, including the coaches, has a lot they can learn from this and they have an extra week to get to it. Lets get the bad Mo out of the way. I know we can and I think we will. It's all still out there but the margin of error just got a lot thinner.
  5. I'm good with everything you said except it won't be a meeting of top 10 teams. I'm thinking we'll be outside the top 10 after this loss. Not sure beating Arky, regardless of how bad, will get us back in the top 10 unless some really unexpected things happen between now and then.
  6. Tuesday thought...sure am missing me some StatTiger breakdown. Have there been any sightings?
  7. I seem to recall this guy named Tre Mason that did that regularly and with great success even (and especially) against Alabama and they couldn't stop him. So much so that Saban was begging the Refs for a second to try a super long field goal rather than having to face more of it in OT. Wound up with something like 1800 yards for the year if I recall right. Don't recall anyone was complaining about it that year though but I could be wrong on that too. Now if you want to say Boobie is no Tre, I'm good with that. Maybe Gus thinks Boobie should be able to do it or maybe Boobie can do it and even does do it in practice. I would expect a running back to be less winded after a long run than the big defensive dudes that just chased him downfield and maybe Gus is trying to exploit that. At any rate, I don't have a problem with it this early in the season especially if he's making folks think it's a tendency and setting something up for later in the season. I do seem to recall we have thrown passes out of that same setup last year and before albeit with mixed results. But hey, what do I know...admittedly, not much.
  8. It still amazes me that we are 2-0 and folks already want to fire the coach. Can we at least lose a game or 2 before you guys try and run the coach out of town on a rail? We beat 2 pretty good teams and covered the spread each time. Let me explain that in case some folks don't understand what that means...we beat these teams by more points that the experts and money folks believed we would beat them by (yes, I'm being a smart butt, I know you know what it means). Spelled out, that means we were better than expected. And yet, we got folks contemplating a mental dive off Haley Center or the end of the world. Oregon beat a Nevada team that beat Purdue by 71 points (77-6). This was a team that, at the time, was ranked higher than Auburn. You can argue that our defense is the only reason we were in a position to win the game in the end and you won't get an argument from me. But it was the offense that scored the 3 second half touchdowns to get the win, not the defense as great as they were. You can even argue that the offensive line sucks and I won't challenge you on that but to already be throwing in the towel before we even suffered a knock-down seems pretty defeatist to me. Do I think Gus made some bad calls in both games, heck yes I do. Do I think that if the O-line would've executed a little better the margin of victory would've been even bigger, heck yes also. Sometimes a play looks bad and ends bad because players don't execute, plain and simple. Did we see this same line execute in the same crappy way last year, heck yes we did. I guess we just expected them to be better from the experience of it but that might not be so. We'll just have to see what happens. But talking about getting rid of a coach when he hasn't lost a game yet seems a little premature and immature to me. And yes, I know that nobody said that specifically or had a fire Gus hash tag in their post. But if not that then what was your point? OK I'm through, go ahead and blast away, call me a sunshine-pumper if you like (even though I'm not sure I did any pumping either) but as you do so please point out which part of anything I said that is not true. I just don't think it's time to step to the edge yet, that's all.
  9. Sorry, I had a emoji in my post but when I edited my post I must've cut it off. I had assumed something like that since it said the same thing for me. Thanks for the info tho.
  10. Hey, I'm new to posting on this site but can someone explain to me why it says 'AU Fan' under this 'Christopher Bozeman' dude's name? He's def not anything AU. He's a fan of which team? Oh, that definitely explains it. I thought I smelled dawg crap.
  11. I'm thinking this post belongs in Rivals also, yes? Or is there still a chance?
  12. Agree 100%. Will add that in this case though I'm not so convinced we will live to regret it. Based on his signing-day actions and the qualification questions we might have been saved from a flawed recruit...or maybe not. Time will tell. As for me, I can live with not getting him after the sham he pulled. I figured he was self-centered but he now appears to be a low-character person as well. I can do without that. JMO.
  13. I thought I would be more upset but it's almost like my subconscious already knew he wasn't coming here even if my conscious (and logic) was ignoring all the signs like him not signing on early NSD when even 5 stars like Pappoe went ahead and signed to the school they were committed to but Pickens opted not to. I mean really, how many of these high star guys have we had in the past that ever ended up signing with Auburn? Some of the cruitin' pros on here can probably think of a few but I can't recall any of these prima donna types that made a lot of noise and went on to sign with the good guys. Anyone? While he may be a loss, I think there was a good possibility he might have been a liability either as a distraction in the locker room or a waste of recruit-space when he doesn't make the grades in the classroom. Just my 2 cents.
  14. Wait, so let me get this straight. 5 star players never underperform? It's the coaches that don't develop them, is that it? Has nothing to do with the players, is that what you are saying? Or is it just the 5 stars that Gus recruited? Just trying to understand why you are jumping down Lutz's throat for the joke he made? A joke by-the-way that I and probably others understood.