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  1. realistic expectations

    Actually in the past 7 years we won 2 out of 7 against UAT. Not quite what you ask for but those years have been unusually tough for everybody against them.If you take a longer view it really doesn't look quite that bad. Sure the bear beat everybody but then he had a few unfair advantages. All his games against us were home games and he was the only one allowed to pay the players. Since Pat Dye took over we are a more respectable 18-19 against them. Once the games were moved out of Birmingham we are 2-2 in Montgomery.8-6 in Auburn and 7-5 in Tuscaloosa. If you look at all games back to the 1890"s we have won 43% of our games against them and if you take out our 4-19 record against the bear ( before many of you were born) we have a winning record of 31-26 against them. Looks like we turned it around about 30 years ago. I apologize if any of these numbers are incorrect ( I got them from Wikipedia) but they are surely close. Yes the past 5 years are unacceptable and I believe Gus bears most of the responsibility for this and yes I believe he is in over his head but this too will pass and I am not ready to drink the kool-aid yet.
  2. 2017 Touchdown Auburn Bowl

    AuburnAlabamaLSUMississippi StateMissouriFlorida StateMiamiPenn StateNotre DameOklahoma State
  3. Basketball Probe

    I don't know much about the law here but it seems to me that this is a case of entrapment where the FBI initiated a criminal enterprise and then enticed participants with large amounts of money and some were too weak to reject it. That doesn't make the coaches innocent but it feels like the FBI is the more guilty party here. Unfortunately the victims here are the teenagers who trusted their coaches and will probably end up losing their college careers and education as a consequence. Of course the other victim is our school that is being dragged through the mud and will probably have our basketball program destroyed. I know there is a lot more to this story that we have not heard yet but this is how it feels right now.
  4. 2018 5* QB Justin Fields

    I would really hate for us to miss out on JF but like many have said we still have a pretty good quarterback situation. But the other side of that coin really scares me. What if he goes to UGA and takes those other 8 prospects with him?
  5. 2018 4* WR Kearis Jackson

    Wow! Looks like Snuffy Smith.
  6. 2018 4* RB Dameon Pierce

    Nope. He got canned yesterday.
  7. 2018 5* QB Justin Fields

    Well I am 72 and in my second childhood so most of you young-uns are more mature than me.
  8. And a d... leadoff walk comes in to score.
  9. Softball vs. Georgia - game 3

    That announcer reminds me of John Madden. Has to explain everything.
  10. OT: Prayers needed

    Prayers on the way E
  11. Softball vs South Florida

    Thanks. My computer crashed right in the middle of this reply. Hope I did not cause any confusion.
  12. Softball vs South Florida

    Appreciate the video. I am guessing we are the ones in blue but does anybody know the inning or the score?
  13. Women vs. uat - Game Thread

    Seems like the women always have horrible starts and the men cannot finish. Maybe the coaches should swap teams for a week or two and then we might get 2 good teams... or ...it could go the other way and we could just give up on both of them.
  14. Why is AU not protecting home court?

    I only get to watch the games on TV so I know I miss a lot but it looked to me like we had a bunch of freshmen that are just learning how to play defense in the SEC. When those teams started to increase the pressure in the second half they seemed to get confused about their assignments and the whole defense fell apart. We have some pretty talented guys but Kentucky is the only team I have seen that could play so many freshmen and get away with it. Maybe our expectations have been a little too high. We have been pretty bad for a long time and it is not going to turn around overnight. Give them another year to gel and I believe they will be truly competitive by this time next year and hopefully real contenders in 2019. A little more size and depth wouldn't hurt either.
  15. 2017 4* DE Ryan Johnson

    Good one. LOL