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  1. AUTigerTime

    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.
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    Where is the problem

    It boggles the mind that Malzahn gave him a chance. He had a history of being a BAD OL coach. He may have fit the "cool" bill, but we need someone who can both recruit AND coach. I don't really think Grimes is the solution either. I feel like if an honest to goodness search were done for an OL coach this past year, it wouldn't have been Grimes. Re-hiring a guy who is on his last leg of a career seems like a poor choice for a coach that is making one of the highest salaries in the country. It seems like he just mailed it in and said "meh, he'll do".
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    Not liking this new 4 game rule

    I don't see how it's affecting the team. How many catches does he have? Will it really be a loss? Same thing with Jalen Harris. Just put a couple extra backup OL in to block and call it a day. We can run 7 OL, HB, RB, WR sets.
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    Jalen Harris to redshirt then transfer

    It's not like he'll be missed. He wasn't really used anyway. People say we're thin at TE, but we don't even use them. Just stick a 6th OL up there at the position. I wish him the best because he gave it his all while here and i think has the talent to produce. It amazes me we don't use TE or even our WR more. Even if we want to be a run first offense, at least let the WR/TE eat when we play cupcakes. We had 14 pass attempts and 59 rushes against Alabama St. That's insane. What's even the point of playing that game if we aren't going to practice our full offense? Is the point to just smash their skulls in and not learn anything about our players? Our 5th AND 6th string RBs had more touches against Alabama State than all our TEs combined...for the entire year!!! That tells you all you need to know about our offense.
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    LSU postgame thread (merged threads)

    This team just is not a top team and we were pretty blatantly exposed. Defense: Our front 4 on defense is top tier and were just held constantly today. Our LBs are quite good. Our DBs however are just plain not good at all, especially that one (not going to mention his name because he already gets burned enough game after game). We're going to get destroyed on the outside all year. Though it seems crazy that they aren't getting more safety support. These guys CANNOT work on an island. Even remotely. Offense: Our OL was my concern going into this year and yup! They're at best, serviceable. WAAAY too many mistakes, and were getting whooped on pass plays. Stidham was off today. i'm not sure why he felt like he needed to win the game himself. Took way too many chances throwing into coverage. Coaching: They did their best at throwing this game away and in the end gripped defeat from the hands of victory. I'm not sure what our offensive coaches were thinking. We are just not jelling at all.
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    Alabama State Report Card

    I've always been of the opinion that you should play your full offense in these scrimmage games, so that when the big dogs come to play, you have some reps under your belt. Don't wait until you're against the ropes against a top team to pull out plays you've not run in a game-like situation. The passing game comes down to timing and precision. Don't put that pressure on athletes to nail the timing the first time when you don't give them the reps, but REALLY need them to have it finely tuned.