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  1. Top AD candidates becoming clearer

    UVA AD Carla Williams
  2. Top AD candidates becoming clearer

    No idea if it is true or not, but when her name was first brought up weeks ago on this forum it was mentioned that several people already closely involved with the AD are pushing for her. That seems a bit concerning. Etheridge also sounds like another good ole boy type hire to me but I have no idea what his relationship with BOT or current AD employees are.
  3. Report: Malzhan staying

    We have the best QB in the SEC, best RB, senior heavy oline, and top 10 defense. We scored zero in second half vs Clemson. Scored zero in second half vs LSU. Scored zero in second half in Georgia loss. Outside of giving coach more money and a bigger buyout what gets better next year? I’m not really feeling that optimistic even though I wish I could. I really want to get excited about about potential but I feel like things didn’t change. I think this contract means at least 3 more seasons for Gus though so we will find out by year 8 what we have.
  4. Projection: Peach vs. UCF

    Teams ranked below us with way more exciting opponents. I think AU should have won a case that Central Florida vs Miami was a much more appealing game. Same for AU vs OSU or USC in Cotton. I think politicking is a major factor and our leadership failed.
  5. Projection: Peach vs. UCF

    Auburn AD should apologize for not getting AU into one of the other bowls. Just horrible.
  6. Looking too far ahead (playoffs)

    I can understand your take on last season and it makes sense. Though my point was not to dwell so much on the past but to get a feel for Auburn's chances I do have a gripe in how emphasis on what is important to getting in changes. TCU got left out based on the whole idea that they didn't play in a championship game (in OSU's favor) and then that was not so important (in OSU's favor) last year. See before the season started in 2014 the NCAA published a list of criteria the committee would judge teams on. Winning a conference title game was not on that list (winning a conference title was and TCU did that). Also on their list was results vs common opponents (they both played Minnesota. TCU 30-7 over Gophers and OSU 31-24 so edge clearly to TCU). Another factor was strength of schedule. TCU finished the regular season ranked number 11 sos and OSU number 26 sos. Also the committee was to evaluate significant injuries. OSU was down to a 3rd string QB while TCU had an All-American in Boykin. These are the reason I felt then and still do that the emphasis was changed to get the final results. But if we win out I think I am actually most concerned with how the committee views the loser of the Miami - Clemson game in comparison to Auburn. It could be Miami, Oklahoma, Clemson in the first 3 spots. Will be very interesting to see it all unfold and it is certainly nice that AU is in the conversation this late in the season. And thank you for being civil. I appreciate your thoughts.
  7. Looking too far ahead (playoffs)

    The committee gave out a list of specif criteria that they were going to judge teams by. TCU beat OSU in almost every point. I used to have a picture of the graphic but no longer do. It included SoS, results vs common opponents, etc. They had to ignore their own criteria to get OSU in over TCU.
  8. Looking too far ahead (playoffs)

    Not reading the rest of your post. You come across like a cry baby and hostile because someone does not agree with you. Life must be hard for you. I don't know why typing your either of your responses could not have been done without so much rudeness but I guess some people (like you obviously) are just like that. Bet you are a real joy to be around. Then again hiding behind a keyboard and talking down to people is probably about as brave as you get.
  9. Looking too far ahead (playoffs)

    Seeing the Rose Bowl Stadium was one of the main reason I made the trip. Been to many games at various college stadiums such as Washington, BYU, and appreciate the history. The problem is that the Rose Bowl is a complete safety risk. Those one way tunnels that barely fit 2ppl across at a time are potentially a huge issue. They are also inconvenient because if you must make a bathroom break you have to stand in a 20 minute line to get back through the tunnel.
  10. Looking too far ahead (playoffs)

    Making both AU and Bama fans travel to that dump in Pasadena to watch a rematch would be a crime. Though after my last trip there for the FSU game I don't think I would go back no matter who AU played. The area was okay but the stadium was terrible.
  11. Looking too far ahead (playoffs)

    Playoff article
  12. Looking too far ahead (playoffs)

    The NCAA has always come up with a reason to fit the narrative they desire. TCU was left out because they had not played in a title game a few years ago. Last year PSU did, beat OSU and won their conference and winning a title game no longer mattered. Penn State has been left behind in the popularity contest as much as AU over the years. You can pretend their brand is favored as much as OSU if you want but that is not reality.
  13. Looking too far ahead (playoffs)

    I hope you are right but I don't trust the politics.I think last year proved the committee cares more about money than about which teams deserves to be in playoffs. PSU won the Big10, won the Big10 Championship game and beat OSU head to head. Yet OSU was given a playoff spot instead. If the committee can make an argument for the name brand program over the upstart then the blue blood gets in. The defending champion Clemson beat AU head to head. I think we have a real issue if Miami wins the ACC. I think Alabama gets a higher seed than AU unless we dominate them. A close win at Jordan-Hare is not enough based on the PSU vs OSU results. But if Clemson wins I think a case will still be made for both Miami and OSU over Auburn.
  14. So many people are saying that if AU wins the SEC Championship they are in. But when I see the rankings all I see is chaos. I still think there is a possibility the LSU game costs AU a playoff spot even if AU wins the SEC. Consider this: Contenders Oklahoma, Miami, Clemson, Wisconsin, Alabama, thUGA, Auburn, Ohio State (hear me out) Possible scenarios: OSU beats Wisconsin in Big10 Championship (probable) and Wisconsin is a one loss team with no quality wins. OSU is a two loss team and Big10 Champs. If Oklahoma beats TCU in the rematch then Oklahoma unanimously claims one spot. If TCU wins I think that helps our chances because I think we get in before them. At least one spot is definitely going to the ACC , however the could get two teams in playoffs: If Miami beats Clemson in ACC Championship in a close game. Miami takes one playoff spot. In this scenario nobody outside AU family would complain if the committee selected the defending champs that already beat Auburn in head to head. Or Clemson squeaks out a win vs Miami and Miami is a one loss team. The ACC could possibly get two teams in the playoffs. Especially if OSU wins the Big10. But if Miami played Clemson closer than AU and Miami only has that one loss? Well 1983 comes to mind. An OSU win over Wisconsin opens the door for a one loss Alabama. Since I think OSU will beat Wisconsin I think Alabama is going to the playoffs even if they lose to AU. I don't think we would have to worry about our spot going to OSU but I could be wrong. Last year Penn State beat OSU head to head and won the Big 10. Yet OSU went to the playoffs anyway. If the committee thinks name brand Bama or 2 loss OSU is better for ratings it could happen to us too. Sure I know I am looking way to far ahead but its kind of fun to think about this stuff. And I am glad we can still be thinking about it. .
  15. What this game reminded me of

    Yeah we jumped to number two after that 2004 thUGA game and had a chance at the BCS title game. Then we stunk it up against bama and slipped back to number 3. I think a case could be made for the SEC title game against USC in 2010 (56-17). Really dominating win vs the SEC east champ. UGA made a lot of mistakes that helped us out. USC just got dominated.