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  1. AUTigerTime

    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    Since it sounds like people aren't attending games (and it's apparently only going to get worse), they should just remove both upper decks and go back to roughly 60K seats. At that point, put a dome on it, and then put chairback seats in there with built in cup holders. Maybe THAT will help us keep it packed. And to help fund it, just raise the donation requirement an extra $2500 per seat minimum.
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    2019 Offical NSD Thread

    Only if we replace him with someone who can recruit AND coach. Hand was an utter failure and took all of last year to get our OL back to a collegiate level of blocking.
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    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    Maybe if they reduced the prices to a "non-ridiculous" level, more people would come. Or if they added more seats, they could reduce the prices. It's about supply and demand. There's apparently enough demand that they can keep those prices sky high.
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    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    Well, maybe that's the problem. They should. People should be able to buy tickets directly from the ticket office if there are apparently "seats available". It's asinine to not sell a ticket that's available just because "you have to donate additional money", or have to buy packs of tickets. I completely understand if they want to sell those types of tickets first, but after a certain amount of time, they should be available to the general public. I live too far away to go to multiple games a year, and i don't want to spend an entire weekend away from the house and several hundred dollars to go see us play Crap State International in a blowout. I want to see real games, and i want to buy tickets directly from Auburn. That's not an unreasonable request.
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    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    I'm not sure of the attendance numbers this year, but if we're selling out tickets for 50% of the games, then we need to expand. It's similar to a restaurant. If you have a waiting list for 50% of the day, you probably need to expand your restaurant. You shouldn't wait until you have a waiting list for 100% of the day before you consider expanding. A lot of people just don't want to eat at 3pm. There will obviously be busy times of the day (good games) and slow times of the day (cupcakes), and if you wait until you're always sold out, you will be missing out on a lot of people who wanted to come to dinner at the prime time, and chose to go somewhere else because the wait was 2hrs long. When it comes to football, a lot of their money comes from donations. If people aren't able to get into the stadium to watch games (the good ones), then they aren't coming to the school as often or at all. They aren't bringing their kids. They lose that touch with the University and community. And in the long run, they lose donations/future alumni/interest. If you think that we aren't selling seats, then i should be able to call up the ticket office a week or two before the game and buy tickets for face value to games like LSU, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Ms St. Is that possible right now?
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    New OC Hired Kenny Dillingham

    After so many years of run, run, run. Good QBs just aren't going to want to come to AU. It worked for years with Gus, but QBs want to pass. People ON HERE claimed "why fix what's not broken?". Well, running an offense that is so one dimensional leads to a future of "why can't we get any true QBs?". We should have been more 50/50 with run/pass 3-5 years ago, despite how successful we were under Nick Marshall. Especially later in games when we had already blown teams out of the water. Let Nick pad his stats or die trying. Instead we sit here with a cupboard of projects and wonder what happened.
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    New OC Hired Kenny Dillingham

    What if our offense becomes a Top 3-5 in the SEC next season, and our defense craps the bed?
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    2019 4* Juco OT Bamidele Olaseni

    I knew it was only a matter of time before they started dipping into the JUCO ranks here. Glad they're FINALLY doing it. We need depth AND competition on our OL.
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    Malzahn meets with Green today

    14 years later and we're finally good again! Would you be ok with .500 football until the year 2032 (14 years from now) so long as Malzahn was fired this year?
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    Malzahn meets with Green today

    That's what Auburn fans said before they fired Coach Cliff Ellis....and they went out and hired Lebo and then Barbee...and we got to be the laughing stock EVERY year!
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    Malzahn meets with Green today

    I can't see them canning Gus after a "horrible" year of 7 wins. I'm not sure who the last coach was that Auburn fired who won at least 7 games (or winning season). Plus, he just signed a new contract last year, so it'd look bad on EVERYONE who signed off on it. If next year is more of the same, then sure i could see him being canned. But a winning season and recent (enormous) contract? No way. They need a competent OL, which honestly still doesn't look promising with the current recruiting class. But, i don't think we're far away from being back at a 10 win program. Just sign some top ranked JUCO guys for the OL to save face for next year.
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    2019 Recruiting Thread

    Yea, i realize we got those 2 for another year, but you obviously don't want to be starting true freshman at OT. So it'd be better to get some in this year to get the coached up some. It seems almost certain that we HAVE to go the graduate transfer/JUCO route if we don't get some quality tackles in this class. Besides Troxell, we're not going to have anyone at Tackle in 2020 (baring freshmen).
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    2019 Recruiting Thread

    I'm really concerned about our depth at OT. Do we have any 4-5 star tackles on the radar? Or are we just going to go JUCO after Wanogho and Driscoll graduate?
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    Coach Ryan Russell

    He's been a part of an AU program that has seen a ton of success over the years. Especially in the trenches. This is one year. A year in which the only glaring hole (strength wise) just so happens to coincide with a new set of players on the OL. And the only players on this team that really don't look/play the part of big beefy guys is....the OL. You can only put on so much muscle each year. It's not as if you can take a freshman, and put on 50lbs of muscle in 2 years. Our OL are pretty weak. And they're taking poor angles. And they're missing assignments. So on and so on. We only had one returning starter from last year in Harrell, and he was probably the worst of the 5. We're starting over from scratch up front. 3 (redshirt) freshmen have played on the OL this year as well. It's just a worst case scenario that can't be put on Ryan Russell's back right now. Our recruiting is to blame for much of this (thanks Grimes). And it's finally come to bite us in the butt. We've missed on players we wanted, and the players we've got haven't lived up to expectations. This is mostly due to poor OL recruiting in 2014 and 2016. 2016 was a virtually a complete whiff, where we only signed one guy (Hamm who wound up with cancer). In 2014, we signed Braden Smith and a Juco. That's about it. You can't sign 1-2 OL some years and expect to have the depth to compete in the SEC if some players don't come through. FYI, in 2018...we once again only signed 1 eff-ing OL, and he was only a it's not as if we're being really selective here!! In 3 of the last 5 years, we signed a TOTAL of 4 OL. It's unfortunate, but i haven't seen an AU OL this bad in YEARS, and it's a train wreck that's been years in the making. It's not a Ryan Russell issue.
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    Data on how predictable we are on Offense...

    Why doesn't a journalist ask questions regarding tendencies and provide specific numbers like this? I'd like to see his justification for the tendencies or if he even realizes it.