Cardin Drake

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About Cardin Drake

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    Austin, Tx
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  1. Cardin Drake

    Saban visit by helicopter to Jackson-Olin

    When you don't have a staff, you probably need a helicopter to go everywhere you need to go.😁
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    2020 4* QB Robby Ashford

    His High School coach had two D1 QB;s on his roster. One of them could play more than 1 position. Don't be an idiot. No high school coach sits D1 talent behind another. Saban offered Gatewood at QB. I don't know how he will pan out. But lots of people were impressed with him in high school.
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    Bama GT QB Jalen Hurts Picks OU

    I didn't think Hurts would consider Auburn because he's just the kind of classy kid who wouldn't want to burn his Alabama bridges and stir up that much trouble. But Alabama may have burned their bridges with him in the Clemson game. It's unforgivable that they didn't' give him a real shot. I doubt he will come here, but who knows? I hope he gets a soft landing somewhere and does well.
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    Marlon Davidson announces his return

    Dang, I thought most of these guys were leaving. It says a lot about the atmosphere on the team. Fantastic news. Gotta credit the coaches!!! And what a great group of players. Next year is looking up!
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    2019 O Line Recruiting

    Yeah, the Spur guy who grabbed Bevo's left horn while simultaneously kicking the woman in black out of the way may have saved 2 people some serious injuries. Funny now, but damn...
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    2019 O Line Recruiting

    I actually agree with that. UGA's main problem was they were bitterly disappointed to be in the Sugar Bowl. Bevo trying to gore UGA before the game sorta set the tone, lol.
  7. Cardin Drake

    2019 O Line Recruiting

    Well, UGA may have some talent, but they were getting their asses handed to them all night from a so-so Texas defensive line.
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    2019 O Line Recruiting

    Here's the thing. Stars don't tell you as much for OL as they do other positions. There is safety in numbers. If you can't get the 4 & 5 star guys you want, take some 3 star guys. If you can't get them, take some 2 star guys. It is hard to tell who will pan out on the OL. 3 or the top 6 Offensive tackles in the 2017 NFL draft were 2 star or less. They went to Western Kentucky, Troy, and Western Michigan. It's hard work evaluating OL talent. But it is critical to offensive success. We need to take more of them. And do a better job evaluating deeper into the talent pool. 2 OL in a class is just stupid.
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    2019 O Line Recruiting

    This is a bit of an echo of what others are saying, I know. There aren't enough 4 and 5 star offensive lineman to go around, and I understand how you can lose a recruiting battle for a top guy. What I don't understand is how you screw up the numbers. Offensive lineman almost always take a year to 3 years to develop. You have to have a pipeline, and you need to take 3 to 5 guys every year. Once the pipeline breaks down, you just can't fix it. It's not like corner back or running back where you can frequently get immediate help. I don't know if the pressure to win now keeps the coaches from thinking 2 or 3 years in the future, but yeesh. You can't tell me there aren't 3 star lineman going to Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and a host of other schools that we couldn't have gotten had we recruited them. 2 OL in this class is a disaster. If you have a good QB, and a good offensive line, you can always find good skill players. Great skill players with a mediocre offensive line is still just a mediocre offense. We need to find some help here. Badly.
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    GAME THREAD: Auburn vs Tennessee

    I'm not happy about the game, but the offense is moving the ball and the defense is playing pretty well. Stidham threw 2 very dumb ints and we are still up. Need to finish it in the 2nd half. Could be much better without the turnovers, but could also be much worse without the defense stepping up.
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    Clemson Grad Transfer QB Kelly Bryant (Mizzou)

    Well, I have no info. But I've been asking myself if events at Clemson would have unfolded the way they did if there were no "issues"?
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    I know it's only been two games but...

    I have one data point for this year. The OL did a reasonable job against a very tough front 7 in their 1st game. Am I satisfied? No, but I think the negativity at this point is unjustified. We'll have another data point after Saturday. We know they will have to up their game to beat Bama and Georgia at the end of the year. That shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Rather have our problems than those of 99% of the teams out there.
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    All Things Shaun "Worm" Shivers (merged threads)

    Dang this is an awesome thread!!!
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    Devan Barrett

    Teams in high school frequently have their best athletes at RB and QB. We are somewhat thin at DB, and he has 5 guys in front of him at RB, even though I think he is a capable back. Switch to DB makes perfect sense, both for the team, and for his own future. I hope he can make the transition. And come on, even his initials are DB.
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    All Things Shaun "Worm" Shivers (merged threads)

    Man, this guy is fun to watch. A faster version of Joe Morris. I don't want to get too far out over my skis, but the combination of power, quickness, and speed brings to mind Barry Sanders. He may flat out be our best back. Starting to get the feeling that he is going to be something special....