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    Mega Millions

    Yeah they wouldn't get a penny from me.
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    An unconventional solution

    I wish Spurrier were just a little younger. Unfortunately, any coach would need a good 2-3 years to get the program going in the direction they desire. One year, even for a coach like Spurrier wouldn't help the program, especially if someone else is coming in behind him.
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    AU President

    @homersapien liked b/c I'm in the same boat as you. Good question.
  4. Belief has slowly slipped away. I'm afraid we finally reached the mental breaking point for our defense.
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    POST GAME THREAD: AU 24 Tennessee 30

    I hear you, I just thought the question was begging for him to throw someone under the bus. Better to give a "non-answer" than something you regret later on.
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    POST GAME THREAD: AU 24 Tennessee 30

    What do you expect him to say
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    Music Thread v.1.5(POST YOUR TUNES!)

    Love it when you get surprised like that. One that really, really surprised me (in a bad way) was Blues Traveler. I saw them around 2003 - it was post tummy tuck for Popper, and they just weren't nearly as good as I hoped they would be live. Granted, they may have had an off night.
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    Music Thread v.1.5(POST YOUR TUNES!)

    I know this may sound weird, but I'm a little wishy-washy on seeing them live. It would be an interesting crowd. They came and played a hole in the wall here in Huntsville like a year ago. I didn't know about them at that point. The attorney I work for actually saw them, and has some pretty good videos from it. Wish I could have made it. I love their studio sound though. Maybe I'm afraid I'll be disappointed.
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    Criticism from Stidham's Camp

    You mean if you are calling an offense that your team, as a whole is having difficulty executing, you can adjust your offense? Big, if true...
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    There are some regulars I wouldn't mind purging while they are at it
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    Tennessee Game Press Conference

    He's not lacking in humility. But, he's the leader of this offense. Despite the problems with the offensive line, play calling, etc. he needs to be the one elevating his game. I don't think that's an unreasonable expectation of your veteran quarterback. Let's see how he responds.
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    Tennessee Game Press Conference

    I'm hoping he and Deshaun Davis had a nice little "chat"
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    Post a picture

    That's very refreshing. Rare to see, even in high school.
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    Is Chip actually running HIS O?

    I think you're right on both counts.
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    Great idea for a thread. Brilliant.
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    Post a picture

    AWESOME. My sister just married a Notre Dame grad, so I'm hoping to head up there with him sometime. How was it??? Atmosphere compared to an SEC school? How was the tailgating experience?
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    Is Chip actually running HIS O?

    Yeah that's one of the questions that needs to be asked. I don't see him as a complacent person. He has a history of a strong work ethic and complacency would run counter to that. My thought is Gus = Gollum and his offense = the ring. He's not going to let go of that thing until it ruins him. He was a defensive coordinator when he started coaching high school football. When he started as a head coach he went and borrowed offensive concepts from coaches all over Arkansas to develop his own formula. He's ridden that offensive formula all the way to where he is now. Unlike most head coaches, he doesn't come from a coaching tree. He doesn't know anything other than what got him here. Therefore, he doesn't trust any other mode of thinking. It kind of makes sense. The second he lets go of his offense, what else does he have to offer? What is his value, if not in his offensive "genius"?
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    Is Chip actually running HIS O?

    Even if that's true, it doesn't explain the apparent lack of focus that our players have. I agree that Gus has failed to reinvent himself, but our players have a lack of focus and execution that goes beyond scheme or play calling.
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    All Things Shaun "Worm" Shivers (merged threads)

    Miss you too Momma. Hope Shaun's spirits are still high. No matter what's happening with this team, his future is BRIGHT.
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    Is Chip actually running HIS O?

    There was a lot of nervous laughter in our group. I don't want to raise my expectations too high, because I have absolutely no confidence in what we are doing on offense. This is what being an Ole Miss fan feels like. That's not a good thing haha.
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    Music Thread v.1.5(POST YOUR TUNES!)

    Niiice, this must be a new song? Been playing their last album all summer long.
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    Is Chip actually running HIS O?

    This is what rings most disturbing to me. Remember when Gus was still heralded as an offensive guru back in 2013? Remember when we talked about his incessant attention to detail, his perfectionism, and his stated goal of running the number one offense in college football every year? What happened to that guy? What happened to the guy that wasn't satisfied until the offense was doing everything to his standard, to perfection? That's what got him here in the first place. Now, our offense looks ill-prepared and ill-focused. We are missing blocks, dropping balls, overthrowing wide open receives, making penalties. It's the opposite of what Gus built his brand on, and it's very, very concerning.
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    Mississippi State Post Game Thread

    Rough. In the country we're also: 96th in total offense 99th in passing offense 108th in 3rd down conversion 112th in penalty yards 93rd in time of possession
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    Need a Qb

    Yep. When everyone else is struggling, you need a leader to inspire confidence.