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  1. Others can weigh in on by-the-book rules and duties of compliance officials. These days I think a staff can essentially draw their own ethical lines and do whatever they don't get caught doing. Several years ago Wes Neighbors said on his radio show he visited a uat practice and there were 20-plus coaches on the field---not on the sidelines watching/evaluating, actively running position drills, etc. He laughed it off, but said that was a big reason uat was so dominant and other programs wouldn't catch up until they also started thumbing their nose at the rules regarding staff and roster management. Seemed to be more of a commentary on the NCAA than anything else. WDE!
  2. Knock, knock. Who's there? The chicken that just crossed the road. WDE!
  3. Ever so humbly, I'll do my part... Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to your house. WDE!
  4. I can do outrageous..... One word, two hyphens.....coach-by-committee. We pay four different quasi-retired HCs $2M to prepare for and call three games each. I have a feeling the post season wouldn't be an issue. Similar idea aimed at the PTB.....six letters, all caps.....STFUHC. We post a sign-up sheet in a swanky suite in Jordan-Hare. Boosters pledge $2M each to coach one game. Two games, $4M, and so on. You win, you keep half of your pledge. You lose, you STFU. WDE!
  5. Ray might be able to convince Ed Reed to coach DBs. I'm not sure where or what, but ER is in the coaching ranks. I think he was Chief of Staff at Miami. WDE!
  6. I doubt we're willing to offer enough to wrangle him free from MSU, but Mel Tucker's buyout is manageable. It's $95M if they fire him, $2M if he resigns. He's got a great resume with a good mix of college and NFL experience. Five years in the SEC working for dink and Smart, another five or so in the Big 10. And he knows how to work the portal. WDE!
  7. No idea if this is accurate, but I read he wanted access to our compliance files. Specific inquiries, as if he was looking for something he could use as leverage over certain boosters. Given that he was still employed by one of our biggest rivals, and being courted behind the scenes by the other, our athletic department considered it too much of a risk and refused. Even Dye, who had been promoting him pretty hard, cooled on the idea. Take it for what it's worth, which at this point is little more than a compelling story. WDE!
  8. Lmao, I was. I thought about letting it percolate for a bit then follow up with a crop duster gif but none of them captured what I wanted to convey. But they're right, I had enjoyed some brown water last night, which definitely contributed to my willingness to poke the bear. (Note to any whiskey drinkers in north Alabama, the Whiskeynaut at Straight to Ale is pretty tasty.) Payton will get a sweet TV gig and ride off into the sunset. Given their rapport, he would probably be a good compliment to Brees. Ryans needs a lot more seasoning, but he's on my radar. WDE!
  9. Pretty big news. I know we have a coach...and we all want CBH to succeed at Auburn...and we all, to varying degrees, support him...and...and...and..... But what if, as has been reported, CSP takes 2022 off to recharge...and we happen to be in the market for a coach...and he's still available..... We could do worse. Also, because it got buried in another thread that was subsequently locked, what do folks think about DeMeco Ryans? Rising star in the NFL, relatively young, Alabama native. If things went south for Harsin and we needed a new coach, would a former turd be popular enough with AU folks? For the record, I'm not writing off Harsin, I just like speculating as a fan, kind of like a HC keeping a list of potential assistants. WDE!
  10. Probably more splashy regionally than nationally, but how bad would Auburn and uat people freak out if we hired DeMeco Ryans? Making a name for himself in NFL coaching ranks and getting looks for HC jobs, especially if they win the Super Bowl. WDE! Edit: Current DC for the 49ers.
  11. A play or so before their final TD there was a batted ball by our DL. The ball hit the turf at just about the same spot Frost was standing when the ball was snapped. Not necessarily saying he was out of position, he had taken several steps forward to cover the RB, but it would have been awesome if he had Alex Lincoln-ed that ball to seal the win for AU. Here's another scenario: What if Deshaun Watson had flipped from Clemson to Auburn?? Jeremy Johnson doesn't happen. Maybe Clemson's rise doesn't happen, and it was AU instead. Or this: What if instead of hiring Dillingham, Malzahn got over himself and hired Kliff Kingsbury (and he didn't immediately interview for other jobs). WDE!
  12. It's definitely unique in professional sports. I think the last time they fired a coach was in the late 60's. WDE!
  13. Pittsburg Steelers coach, obviously, but I would also be fine with Pitt's DL coach. Karl Dunbar had a brief stint under dink at uat, which is his only experience in college coaching. Very good coach, but if memory serves, he didn't impress as a recruiter (not at uat levels, anyway) and they paired him with Tosh Lupoi to make up the difference. For what it's worth, Charlie Partridge is the AHC/DL coach at Pitt. Good mix of college and pro experience. Reputation as very strong coach and recruiter. Has been a HC before (FAU before Kiffin) and has also coordinated special teams. WDE!
  14. Back when I was in school we called that three. WDE!
  15. Thanks for the correction. I'm just happy I got the player/band right. WDE!
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