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  1. I will tell you who is getting their money's worth, Clemson. Clemson, not even listed in the top (15) for football revenue. Two national titles in the last (10) years. Amazing! Was also surprised to see Auburn slightly ahead of Alabama in revenue. That can only mean that the totals do not include university logo apparel sales at Walmart, that epicenter of crimson tide pride.
  2. Burrow had multiple big bodied receivers that could get position on the defender and catch the ball when it arrived. He was also deadly accurate. I think that accuracy was partly due to believing that his receivers were going to get position and make the catch. To me those receivers were the key to LSU's offense. So yes, I think Stidham could have been very successful in that offense.
  3. Here are the top fifteen revenue producing football programs: Power 5 — Top 15 1. Texas — $156 million 2. Georgia — $123 million 3. Michigan — $122 million 4. Notre Dame — $116 million 5. Ohio State — $115 million 6. Penn State — $100 million 7. Auburn — $95 million 8. Oklahoma — $94.8 million 9. Alabama — $94.6 million 10. Nebraska — $94.3 million 11. LSU — $92 million 12. Tennessee — $91 million 13. Wisconsin — $90 million 14. Florida — $85 million 15. Washington — $84 million Here is the link:
  4. If we are going to continue to play man press coverage, I would like to see the DB's improve at finishing when the ball arrives on go routes. Need to improve on going through the receivers hands/arms & ball.
  5. Harold Joiner is my pick. His 7.8 YPC was pretty impressive. He can catch the ball and the times I saw him with any opening I thought he ran with good body lean and determination. He didn't get many chances but I thought he looked good when he did play.
  6. I would only add to this that sometimes young people just need a second chance to achieve success. They may not be "second best" in the long run.
  7. You know I went to an Eagles concert recently at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The crowd was a mixture of 20, 30, 40, 50 somethings and of course, geezers like myself. Many patrons of all ages were drinking concession beers, I am guessing at least twenty ounce or larger, not really sure since I am not a beer drinker. Of course with all of the drinking, there were the required trips to facilities which meant unseating those of us between their seat and the exit isle for numerous egress and ingress junkets. While this was irritating, the most annoying thing I observed was people, apparently under the influence, acting like idiots. I admit we haven't been to a concert in a long time, but one lesson I came away with is this, "If you are an older person, and you are drinking at an event, you had better be able to hold your liquor, or you will appear a fool to all around you". I saw lots of fools that night. I feel reasonably sure the same thing will occur at AU sporting events.
  8. Speaking of bag-men, I can't believe that nobody has mentioned that infamous name, "Eric Ramsey". I suspect what he did then, "clandestine audio recording" might not pass a legality sniff test today. It cost Pat Dye his job has head coach ("loss of institutional control"). I wonder if it was worth it to him (ER)?
  9. I chose the cat card. Hope everyone has a purr-fect Valentine's day
  10. Bill Newton of 17-16 fame? If so he blocked the two punts that David Langner ran in for touchdowns! He should be everyone's favorite walk-on. Never realized he was a walk-on. Amazing! Another interesting tidbit was that the extra point after Bama's first touchdown was blocked by Roger Mitchel and he may have been a walk-on also. One thing is certain, there have been some great players that were once walk-ons at Auburn University.
  11. (5.1) Yards per carry behind last seasons OL is not too bad, especially considering the predictability of the play calling. I don't know who, in the current group, is going to best that number as the primary back. Maybe the OL will be better, I certainly hope so. Whatever you think about Whitlow, whether you loved him or hated him or just didn't care, I always believed that he gave every rushing attempt everything that he had. He made a lot of yards after contact, and just losing that mentality out of the running back room cannot be a positive. So in spite of the fumbles, I thank him for everything he did on the field for the Auburn Tigers and wish him the best in the future.
  12. Whitlow is the best YAC back we have. As a matter of fact that is his most significant asset. It also means he takes a beating for most of the yards he gains. I think he should definitely consider declaring early, because the physical abuse he takes is likely to produce a very short pro career and if he stays another year in college he is going to take more pounding before he can even get paid to do it as a professional.
  13. I am not exactly sure what year but it was before 1957 because I remember seeing Bobby Hoppe play and I didn't go to any games in 1957. I think that was Hoppe's last year and he would have been about (23) years old that season.
  14. Could CGM's poor bowl record be related to the typical issue of his teams having to play the first three or four games before we know what kind of team he has. I think the long layoff between games may allow his team to get out of game condition. They certainly did not appear game ready today.