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  1. Who Do You Want?

    I'll throw some names out there, any of which I would be happy with Derek Mason (Vanderbilt HC) Joe Moorhead (Penn State OC, No. 1 rising assistant in college football by Sports Illustrated and Yahoo) PJ Fleck (Minnesota HC) Steve Sarkisian (Atlanta Falcons OC, former USC HC and Washington HC) Chip Kelly (current ESPN analyst, former 49ers HC, Eagles HC, Oregon HC)
  2. Who Do You Want?

    We should fly a jet up to Nashville and hire Derek Mason.
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  4. Who Do You Want?

    You know, I have to agree. Vandy has shown they make the right hires for coaches for their programs. James Franklin is a shining example. Derek Mason has slowly built some momentum at a school who's consistently the laughing stock of the conference. He also seems to be a coach with a straight head on his shoulders. He makes Gus look like a pre schooler.
  5. ***FINAL: Auburn 24 Mercer 10***

    There's a fundamental issue if the coach is having to say anything to the tune of having to get better. A coach should not have to say that in a presser.
  6. ***FINAL: Auburn 24 Mercer 10***

    There's really no rational way to spin this have as being any way a success. In all of our bad and mediocre seasons, games like these are the most telling.
  7. Can anyone help clear some things up for me regarding the inner workings of our athletics department? First and foremost, I want to see JJ fired—I want to make that clear. Too many programs have suffered under his watch, and there should be an AD in place who is much more deserving of the position. Now on to the real subject I wanted to put forth... We have talked about a select group of individuals who hold the majority of control over decisions made within the athletics department—the "Good Ol Boy" group (GOB). I've only closely followed Auburn athletics since 2003, so I'm not completely aware of the GOB's history within Auburn athletics. Can anyone with a longer knowledge inform me on how long the GOB's have been influential? If you remember back to when JJ assembled the coaching search committee that brought us Gus, Mac Crawford was on it. He really didn't fit the bill as he seemed virtually unknown until he was announced to be on this committee. It seems as though he might've had the say for the GOB on the committee for who we should bring in next. Can anyone confirm if Mac Crawford is indeed considered as one in the group? I know these are a lot of questions on a group that A. might not even be that well defined and B. might not even exist as we think of it existing. I'm just looking for some clarity on the political workings of our AD. Should JJ be fired, I know the President and BoT will have the final say on the replacement AD's hiring, but I cannot help to think that the GOB could have an indirect influence as well. This may just be me being pessimistic, but due to these political workings behinds the scenes of our AD, I'm not even confident the infrastructure is in place to hire a competent replacement of JJ should the time come. It's easy to note the better Div I athletic departments, Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA, UNC, Duke, Florida, Georgia. When the time comes for any of these schools to hire a new AD or coach, it seems as though they have a reliable process in place to hire a smart, long term candidate without the influence of any personal agendas. Contrarily, as an Auburn fan, I feel as though these Good Ol Boys are primarily worried about what's best for their own rank of power/egos instead of what's best for Auburn. I want to see Auburn athletics be great, but lately, I've lost a lot of hope across the board in seeing progress in any sport. Unfortunately, I'm quite worried that the source of this goes farther back than anyone really wants to acknowledge. I wanted to get this out to you on here, and I'd like for any long time Auburn fans or anyone with "the know" on our athletics department to clear up any misconceptions I might have. Should I have hope as an Auburn fan?
  8. ***FINAL: Auburn 24 Mercer 10***

    Completely unacceptable performance. This might be the game we look back to as the begins of Gus's end.
  9. ***Auburn vs. Mercer -- Game Thread***

    s*** guys, I hate to say it, but Gus could lose this team quickly. This game has been so apparent they are not into the focus, no discipline, everything just seems to be going wrong.
  10. ***Auburn vs. Mercer -- Game Thread***

    Sure looked like it
  11. ***Auburn vs. Mercer -- Game Thread***

    Nice discipline
  12. ***Auburn vs. Mercer -- Game Thread***

    I know, but would anyone else have enough respect to come work for Gus?
  13. ***Auburn vs. Mercer -- Game Thread***

    The sad truth is Kodi might've been the best WR coach Gus could've hired.
  14. ***Auburn vs. Mercer -- Game Thread***

    It would be great if we split with Gus and plugged Steele in as HC. At the end of the season, evaluate all candidates...maybe Steele keeps the job, maybe not. As long as it's not JJ making the decision because he's going to just take whoever involves less work.
  15. ***Auburn vs. Mercer -- Game Thread***

    This is the first game where I've run out to grab a coffee at halftime just to stay alert. any recommendations on other good games to watch?