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Barnacle

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  1. Music Thread v.1.5(POST YOUR TUNES!)

    Jason Isbell tonight in Birmingham at the Alabama theater. Wife and I decided on a last minute trip and just like the first time we saw him, another memorable set of music. @McLoofus unfortunately, no Amanda Shires ☚ī¸
  2. This guy is exactly who I was hoping we'd hire. Young, energetic, commands attention and by gawd, he's a damn sharp dresser. Look, fundraising is a big, big deal. It means he knows how to sell - sell the University, the Athletics Programs, projects/expenditures. It also means he knows how to sell his vision to the people working under him. It sounds like he already "gets" Auburn, and that's important if he's going to hit the ground running. Last, I know we're not supposed to "see color", but I really appreciate the fact that we hired an African-American. I'm very excited about this hire. He at least presents to be a great face for the University.
  3. JB Grimes Returns to Auburn

    Just like all of Saban's recent coordinators, it seems like.
  4. I'm stubborn but I'm ready to admit

    I got ya. 👍
  5. I'm stubborn but I'm ready to admit

    Lane Kiffin saying he didn't enjoy working for Saban doesn't mean Kiffin doesn't think Saban is a good coach, or a good hire. No one in their right mind could argue that Saban was a bad hire.
  6. Hugh Freeze

    I'm sorry, I'm completely confused by this comment. I was musing with lionheart that Gus may not cheat as much as other coaches because he lacks the imagination necessary to get away with it. Sorry if you thought it was directed at another comment, or you personally. edit: okay, reading back over it I definitely understand why it would read that I was speaking about you, or other people who have personal knowledge about Alabama. That was definitely not my intent.
  7. Hugh Freeze

    Back to Freeze. Him at Alabama scares the crap out of me.
  8. Hugh Freeze

    Some people lack imagination. Just saying.
  9. AU, uat, and merit scholarships

    You know, I go and say that and then see this, this morning. WARNING: NSFW (language, racist language, loud) The problem with recruiting nationally is you end up with a bunch of out of state kids who don't care about your state, your school, it's reputation, it's alumni or traditions and are only there to party. I saw it at Ole Miss. We had tons of kids from Texas and St. Louis and Atlanta. Some good people, but many who just wanted to go to a preppy party school and will likely never contribute to the state of Mississippi, or the University for that matter.
  10. Next OL Coach?

    I always liked Grimes, personally.
  11. Next OL Coach?

    We are talking about the same Cole, right?
  12. Next OL Coach?

    Cole and his followers?
  13. Hugh Freeze

    It's the same way I view members of Congress. Most of these guys are talented, but none of them would have gotten here without unrelenting ambition. It shouldn't surprise any of us to find out what goes in behind closed doors, but damn if they don't sell themselves in a way that has us believing something else. Marcus Aurelius hired a servant to walk behind him and every time a citizen or follower would bow or praise him, the servant would whisper in Aurelius' ear, "You're just a man, you're just a man."
  14. AU, uat, and merit scholarships

    Alabama is doing a lot of things right at the moment. They are very aggressively trying to make Alabama one of the top public state schools in the country, and part of their strategy has been to attract top students through scholarships. They are also pursuing top out-of-state students. I've been very impressed by their leadership.
  15. Herb Hand to Texas

    now I'm just confused
  16. Hugh Freeze

    Agreed in part, but I think you hit the nail on the head earlier. This is Freeze in a nutshell to me. Ambitious and willing to take bug risks to fuel that ambition. The personal problems come from the same vein, IMO.
  17. Herb Hand to Texas

    Perfect. And, a true edit in my heart, nonetheless.
  18. Next OL Coach?

    I agree with you that Cole knows his X's and O's, but Cole would be as green of a hire as you could find. Former player with no coaching experience at any level (that I'm aware of). I'm not saying that Cole can't coach, but he'd need to work his way up the ladder and prove himself just like anyone else. On a side note, Cole takes himself way too seriously for my taste.
  19. Herb Hand to Texas

    Had to look him up before I posted! Either that or I got drunk and thought I was being clever. 😂 You choose!
  20. Herb Hand to Texas

    Strange move by Herman. His former O-Line coach must have been a scrub. Edit: Oh, he was.
  21. good ole decatur daily

    Sorry for the loss of your dad. This is an old, old thread, and I don't recognize any of the posters in it. They are long gone.
  22. It's bad. My wife is a clinical pharmacist. She was telling me last night that they've started administering drugs via syringe instead of IV bags, but now they are running out of syringes.
  23. Yeah I really do hear "I'd have" every time on both recordings. Could be a dress is blue or gold kind of thing. As for what he said. I think he was just saying that he gets along with people better than the media gives him credit for, and that he'd probably even have good relationship with Kim if it were possible. I don't really think that's an insane thing to communicate. He's saying "I'm likeable."
  24. Isn't the debate over whether he said he has or would have a good relationship with Kim? He mentioned two other leaders that he has good relationships with, which would account for the "I have relationships with people." I took his comment about Kim to be anecdotal. People don't usually say "I probably have a good relationship with ______". I also hear "I'd" but that's just me.