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  1. 2018 Recruiting thread (Updated 1/29/18)

    I know we were/are hoping for the best, but to be frank, I'm not sure we should have expected much more. With our OG commits already signed and no OT prospects committed, we replaced the position coach three weeks before NSD. The fact that we brought in a guy with a reputation for being an average recruiter only made the situation more difficult. Just our bad luck it happened at a position of need. This is by no means an argument for fighting tooth and nail to keep Hand, just an observation about how such moves don't happen in a vacuum. As I understand it, when Hand left it cost us a ton of momentum with OTs Gouraige and Barnes. I believe it was H.P. Lovecraft that said, "From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent." Might have been Alanis Morissette, I get them mixed up sometimes. WDE!
  2. 2018 4* WR Justyn Ross

    Anyone know if JC sees a dentist or maybe a CPA in Phenix City? I know I want to file my tax returns before the government shuts down. WDE!
  3. ***2018 NSD Thread (Feb 7th)***

    Same here. I only have so much hate in my heart, and I feel like UGA is causing me to lose perspective on what's really important in life. WDE!
  4. ***2018 NSD Thread (Feb 7th)***

    Let's be real, Auburn isn't a place where you learn on the job how to not get it done. I mean, it's in the freaking alma mater, somewhere in the middle. "Hear the student voices swelling, echoes strong and clear, Don't add too many WRs to the roster, we'll be screwed until next year." WDE!
  5. ***2018 NSD Thread (Feb 7th)***

    If we sign so many WRs it negatively impacts our ability to meet other, greater needs I'll start trashing Kodi for being too good at the job. WDE!
  6. 2019 5* LB Owen Pappoe

    Was that Joe Whitt? If memory serves, that LB group also included a very undersized LB named Travis Williams. WDE! Edit: Wasn't Will Herring also at AU around that time? Antarrious Williams? Somebody call Brodie Croyle, I'll bet he knows.
  7. 2019 3* TE Jackson Lowe

    For 2017, the official athletic department website lists six athletes at the TE position, five if we don't include Canella. There were only two if we also don't include the two walk-ons and redshirt freshman. And if we also don't count the converted lineman, there was only one TE on the roster. You and I disagree on the nature of the discussion. It seems like you're more fixated on the lack of production from a particular formation rather than the ineffectiveness of our utility players (TE, HB type guys). In the interest of clarity, let me analogize and rephrase: It's like you're discussing how to get the most fantasy points out of the TE position. I'm much more interested in discussing why certain players aren't as effective as we all want them to be and how to best realize their potential production. I don't care where the producers line up, so long as the produce. If that's how you want to approach it, that's fine. I like crunching numbers too. I just have a preference on how to frame it all. Leff occasionally wore #98 and lined up as a traditional, hand on the ground TE, but unlike Uzomah or Lutz, wasn't a receiving threat. Point being, the player matters as much if not more than the position. For his career Leff probably had more tackles than catches. WDE!
  8. 2019 3* TE Jackson Lowe

    But isn't the point of the discussion less about literal stats by a specifically-aligned position, and more about target distribution and utilization of available (or in our case, tragically, unavailable) athletes? I mean, guys like Kelce and Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham in his heyday, are technically TEs, but they are decidedly more dangerous when they line up away from the formation, which is almost half the time. In regards to DCs having to plan for a TE, sure, you want them to have to account for certain alignments, but I think they're just as if not more concerned with personnel. As potential receiving threats, who brought on more consternation when they lined up as a traditional TE, Uzomah or Leff? WDE!
  9. 2019 3* TE Jackson Lowe

    Harris and Cannella combined for four receptions (Cox had eight). We threw to Cannella way more than three times, and I can recall at least twice we tried to hit Harris on a TE Slip Screen, and then is seems like he nearly made a tough catch in the back of the endzone. I imagine there were other times we targeted or intended for the TE to be a viable option. My uneducated, conservative guess would be in the neighborhood of 15 attempts (not actual passes thrown, but plays called) to a TE and then a handful more to the HB. The resulting stats are pretty poor, obviously. WDE!
  10. All Things Final Spots in the 2018 Class

    To which hypothetical are you referring? WDE!
  11. All Things Final Spots in the 2018 Class

    Darius Philon. Zero sympathy for that kid. He jerked us around, then got jerked around by uat. I think he even tried to recommit to AU on NSD but we told him to kick rocks. You play with fire, you might get burned. Also, he made it to the NFL anyway. WDE!
  12. All Things Final Spots in the 2018 Class

    Apparently the staff doesn't want Hill as a DB. I suppose that means they had rather let him walk than give him a shot. WDE!
  13. 2018 4* WR JaMarr Chase

    Sincere question (which has probably already been addressed): As I understand it, if Hill flips it will likely be to Clemson to play safety. Since we have a greater need at safety than WR, why would getting a commitment from Chase or Ross scare him off? Why wouldn't he just play DB at AU? WDE!
  14. what length have the enemies gone to

    Didn't we fire a staffer fairly recently for selling closed-practice film or something to uat? Not exactly what you asked for, but it appears uat initially gave that Jody Wright guy a job so he would snitch on Miss St and falsely implicate Auburn during the Cam Newton witch hunt. WDE!
  15. XFL making comeback

    I thought Tre had some serious health issues. I have a vague recollection of his mother saying he had the mind of a child, or something like that. Regarding the XFL, I think it could have a significant impact if guys are allowed to enter out of high school. Maurice Clarett would have definitely skipped college and he was an integral part of a national championship team (I think, I don't remember if OSU or Miami won that game). We might have been in a tight(er) spot if guys that leave school early to be an undrafted free agent (Pettway, Peyton Barber and Darvin Adams) had the option to make money sooner. And even if they enroll, what's keeping them in college? If they can go after high school it doesn't seem fair to say they can't go after one year in college. If I could add one thing to the XFL it would be full-time officials that are required to participate in a referee press conference, just like coaches. I suppose it's possible to have a game with no questionable calls, but I can't think of one. Way back when I submitted an idea for the Birmingham team. Maybe I'm deluding myself, but I think my suggestion was a lot better than Thunderbolts. I suggested Birmingham Ironmen. To give it a taste of uat and Auburn, combine the colors: blue and red could be a metallic iron ore, and have white and orange trim. Logo could be Vulcan's trowel, kind of like the FSU spearhead. Put a smaller version of Vulcan up high in the stadium, and much like the trend in Bham a long time ago, the light changed color if the other team suffers an injury. Team anthem could be Black Sabbath's Iroman, which would let the crowd chant be a fist-pumping, Beavis and Butthead-ish get the drift. WDE!