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  1. Happy birthday @Momma Worm!
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    The Official Meltdown Thread

    Hmm I thought this one was more appropriate
  3. Er, desperation was there last year(s), and it appears to be a common response when things are not going his way. His look on the sidelines during the game isn't one of calm and considerate play calling. I more expect there to be a double down on the insanity honestly.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    Well, this has been entertaining.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    Hmm which one? I'm right down from one on Rosswell Rd outside of Buckhead and was thinking about going to it this week.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    Varsity + Waffle House = RIP digestive track.
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    The Official Meltdown Thread

    Time to revive this thread!!
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    And the execution and messaging if a JuCo/trasnfer comes in to take a spot on the team is done very poorly. I know from conversations that the way Gus discarded QBs on the team for Stidham did not leave a good taste in their mouth. Player development is nonexistent at the moment, especially QBs, and the way Gus gave away the starting position to Stidham before really competing for the job made some of the people in the know (or heck maybe they aren't as much as they think) lose respect for him. Now we see the same band-aid fix coming in possibly with Kelly. There is no consistency in the program at the moment, and the people I talked with don't like the direction the program continues to travel.
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    Coach Steele

    There are a few areas where I found myself very frustrated with Steele throughout the year. The d-line consistently had a problem containing and finishing plays (especially on 3rd down) throughout the year. The d-line would get pressure, but the line would fail to sack the quarterback, over run the play, and/or shed the blocker. This plays more on Garner than Steele though. Our secondary was not stellar this year either. We knew it would be a weakness in the year, and the weakness never seemed to improve. What I do find distressing is that the defensive coverage and blitzing schemes did not change when Tua torched our dbs. I was expecting some type of adjustment to counter what has been Alabama's strength in the 2nd half. Again, this could play more to Brown/Woodson as the DB coach. So maybe not Steele directly, but he chose the assistants around him.....
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    similar feeling to last year

    I have to agree with everyone. This article lacks anything substance worthy; the article is the beat writer's version of a cop issuing speeding tickets to meet a quota. TLDR for the article: The feeling is similar the results are not. All emotion with no plan
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    A program at a crossroads

    I think that misses the point. I don't think it has anything to be obsessed with either coach. I think the below point is the main concept. Auburn has not shown consistency in being prepared for the season or for major games in quite some time. This season is a complete cluster gaggle in terms of readiness. Every season as of lately, we come out "trying to find ourselves". That is a scapegoat of an excuse if I have ever heard one. I expect some changes to be needed, but an entire rework of the offense is unacceptable. If I deliver a half-assed product to a client, which I don't; I expect to be chewed out and compared to other companies. Comparisons amongst competitors is natural and to be expected. You strive to grow and get better. If that doesn't happen, you get replaced/termed. People focus on Saban and Kirby because their teams are an example of what Auburn fans are expecting. Consistency, planning, forecasting, and delivery. At a high level, Gus has shown an inability to be adaptable, forward thinking, and prepared. These are inexcusable with this many years under his belt. People will respond "Well, if you think you can do better..", but that is a logical fallacy. Coaching football isn't my specialty; so, I am no expert. You don't have to be an expert to see issues with project management though. This isn't a team new to being at a crossroad; this is a team that is consistently at a crossroad due to more planning. A team in flux with a fan base seeking as much direction and reassurance as the players appear to be seeking.