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  1. keesler

    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    Thank you again for posting this IronMan. You've been saying this for years and folks still babble on and on about funding from the fan base & Boosters. With the $$ AU has guaranteed through the SECN & the SEC in general along with the concessions/beverage/shoe/clothing contracts, there's plenty of sustained guaranteed income along with donor contributions act as guarantor for funding a capital project. There should be nothing holding AU back, money's been cheap for damn near 3 decades - financing has been favorable for a long while.
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    Bama departures

    Very true, he's not a horrible game day coach, but he's not elite either. For every brain fart he's had, he's turned in some brilliant plays too. I won't ever forget their first match up with Clemson in the CFP when Saban/Kiffin wore CU out with that TE OJ Howard. That was brilliant scheming & the onside kick is what won the hardware. Having the balls to pull your QB in that NC game in the 2nd half was great game day coaching. What I find odd, is that sure he surrounds himself with top talent, but some of those coaches he brought in I'd personally never heard of....Gattis, Locksley, Petitbon, Key? I'm not familiar with the in's/out's of the coaching ranks and the constant revolving door but did anyone ever hear of those guys? I knew Enos from his Arky days, and Lupoi because of his USC/UAT days & his recruiting prowess.
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    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    I understand where you're coming from, but it makes us sound like "fair weather" fans. In the last decade, Auburn football has experienced success at a historical level. There have been ups/downs and a lot of staying in the middle, but the Admin, BOT and huge $$ donors could've and should've started a renovation/redevelopment project years ago. A vision for JHS, and a football only complex and a long term plan for constant upgraded amenities all along the way. They simply do not care if Auburn "keeps up with the Joneses", the other elite programs in our region of football. My concern now is they don't appear to care if Auburn "keeps up with the Johnston's", the average to mediocre programs anymore. When the Mississippi schools, Arkansas, So Carl, UK, etc show initiative and are able to find funding, and have a long term plan for the future, why does it feel like AU takes a backseat, and is content to sit back in the corner and watch those programs shine?
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    Griffin King Transferring

    UAB Blazers
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    Griffin King Transferring

    Hell, I'd be willing to transfer too if I'd gone through the rigorous workouts, practices, S&C, meetings upon meetings, AND carry a full academic load and rarely ever saw meaningful PT during the season. Being a part of a P5 football programs is brutal when an athlete is trying to balance the "student" part with the "athlete" part - at some point you just have to weigh the pro's/con's and test the waters for other options. If the thinks he can get on a lower level school and get on the field, then I wish him the best.
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    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    I had you in mind the very minute I stroked the keyboard abw. I know your affinity for the hype videos.
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    qb's - who will start in 2019?

    The backlash he got from that idiotic game plan should've taught him a lesson to never pull that again, especially with his rear-end on the line this season.
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    qb's - who will start in 2019?

    Barring Gus pulling a grad transfer QB, how likely is it he's able to keep 4 QBs on the roster all gunning for the starting spot? Sandburg/Gatewood/Willis/Nix - that's a lot of testosterone vying for the same position. Looking across the conference, I'm not sure another program is so crowded at the QB position.
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    qb's - who will start in 2019?

    I lean your way relative to AU retaining Gus. His contract doesn't reduce significantly until 2022, and then it would still cost +$10mm. This contract is financially unmanageable unless the AU Admin were indeed able to get him to agree to a reduction after the '18 IB, which Gus claims was never even discussed. His top priority after kicking Uga/Uat's ass in '17 and making it to ATL was job security, he succeeded in getting exactly what he wanted.
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    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    Auburn wants to be "cool" in a different sorta way. Big banners, flashy hype videos, giant Aubietron, neat tag lines, annual motto's and slogans, Auburn Fast/All In/Earn It/Tough'n Together/Count on Me. Auburn is cool in an inexpensive way. It's much cheaper to plaster billboards, work social media and create videos than it is to throw up actual brick 'n mortar.
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    Horton reassigned to off field role

    I'm in the same boat with you. I'm skeptical of the "Auburn sources" that give these hacks information. I mean Jay Tate's articles/blogs in the wake of the IB were apparently a bunch of garbage that someone inside the AD fed him. He laid out the whole "reduced contract", "limiting Gus's authority and Malzhan was told the pool of $$ for assistants was locked", etc. Gus debunked the entire notion publicly. Who knows who to believe, but the reporters had a field day with their "sources" and they ended up with egg on their faces when not only was Gus retained with zero encumbrances to his authority but his contract is in tact.
  12. keesler

    Horton reassigned to off field role

    So did you hear from the same "sources" Jay G Tate got his info? Luper is at the top of the list?
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    Horton reassigned to off field role

    I've got no problem with Luper coming back into the fold - Bring back Trooper and the old crew is back together again for another great run. Jay Tate is a tool, and his blast "reporting" last month proved it without a doubt.
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    Horton reassigned to off field role

    Jay G. Tate and his mutha----ing "AU sources" have confirmed horsecrap....... Makes me want to puke up my lunch When did AU part ways with Tim Horton? Tate says CGM will have to dig deep financially to get Luper, yet he told us a freaking month ago that CGM's contract had been reduced he wouldn't be allowed to hire replacement coaches & pay more for them.
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    Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

    Honestly, I think the folks in charge are just fine with the status quo with AU's facilities. They haven't made a single step to push for any major renovations and the old fall back excuse (Jay Jacobs) is gone to Gaytor country.