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  1. AUwent

    2019 4* OG William Putnam

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Gus Malzahn's offense. The play calling is extremely subtle, and without a firm grasp of the whirlybird, most of the plays go over the typical defensive coordinator's head. There's also Gus's stubborn outlook, which is deftly woven into his coaching--his personal philosophy draws heavily from Tecmo Bowl gameplay, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the workings of these plays, to realize they're not just successful-they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Gus Malzahn truly ARE idiots--of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humor in Gus's existential catchphrase "we had a good week of practice," which itself is a cryptic reference to Houston Nutt's great catchphrase, "that was a called play, and I called it Chuck!" I'm smirking right now just imagining one of these addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Steven Leath's genius unfolds itself on their television screens. What I pity them. 😂 And yes, by the way, I DO have a Gus Malzahn tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 wins on EA Sports NCAA Football of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personal kid 😎
  2. AUwent

    This will be an unpopular opinion

    Tired of this holier-than-thou attitude a lot of our fans have. If we somehow could convince him to come here, we should take him. He's not going to, but yeah. #Venables2019!
  3. AUwent

    This will be an unpopular opinion

    He’s not coming here, but if somehow he wanted to come, I would take him in a, bad choice of words. But still. My number one realistic choice next year is Brent Venables. Once again, I don’t give a crap about whatever innuendo someone may have posted about him at some point.
  4. AUwent

    This will be an unpopular opinion

    I guess we can try, but yeah.
  5. AUwent

    2019 4* OG William Putnam

  6. YES! This puts us in a MUCH easier position if we fire him next year.
  7. Once again, if prospective coaches next year voice concern about us firing Gus, this needs to be Exhibit A as to why it was warranted.
  8. AUwent

    2019 4* OG William Putnam

    Wishful thinking much?
  9. AUwent

    Dye-Gest: Set a Positive Tone

    He's probably our best coach of all time--and I'm hoping we can find a new version of him in the very near future--but sadly I agree.
  10. AUwent

    6-6 next year

    Let's be would we measure that? And is there anywhere we can find how much his buyout is now...if this whole "buyout reduction" thing actually occurred? (Very skeptical it did--it literally makes no sense...if we were either planning on firing him or doing nothing if he didn't accept it, well, it literally would've made no difference! Strikes me as Moon trying to drum up attention.)
  11. AUwent

    The State of the program

    One more thing, will the official figure on how much his buyout now is be released?
  12. AUwent

    2019 4* OG William Putnam

    The longer Gus stays, the deeper the hole will be. Our OL recruiting is in the pits. JB Grimes has proven himself to be incapable of recruiting. We need a new OL coach. But we can’t really get a half decent one this yr because Gus is basically a lame duck. So. If Gus somehow wins 9 games next yr—I don’t think this will happen but he’s known to do JUST enough to avoid being fired (see 2016 and 17)—we would have to keep him, but we would desperately need a new OL coach. This means that we would need to guarantee him a few more years—not buyout money, but years on the job. Because what decent OL coach would want to come in knowing it might be uprooted in a year? Plus, that would defeat the purpose of hiring one—recruiting. So if Gus turns in a performance not worthy of being fired next year (9-3 AT LEAST), were going to have to guarantee him a few more years PROVIDED he makes a change at OL. So would going 6-6 or worse next year actually be better for us in the long run? And once again, we’re paying him $7 million a year. Top five in the nation. We’re allowing him to stay another year after a performance more than warranting of a firing. KANSAS got Les Miles. So no, we don’t have to be repellent to a good coach.
  13. AUwent

    2019 4* OG William Putnam

    If by some miracle Gus earns an eighth year, THE main priority would need to be to get rid of Grimes. That would put us in a strang(er) spot, because that would mean we would have to give him at least a ninth year to make time for a new offensive line coach--of which we are in desperate need. Honestly, it might just work out better for us to go 6-6 or worse next year to keep us from spiraling further at OL--see FSU.
  14. In all seriousness, did he visit 12/7-12/9, or 11/30-12/2?
  15. AUwent

    The State of the program

    Coaching carousels like the one in 2017 (Frost on the market, Kiffin looking really good) are more the exception than the rule. My overwhelming choice is Brent Venables. IDGAF about whatever innuendo some idiot on SECRant or TheBunker may have posted at some point or another. And yeah, though our facilities aren't by any means bad, we need a football-only facility, something that ol' Crooked Teeth may have cost us. The Aubie Tron was an extraordinarily stupid idea on JJ's part, as well.