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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)?
  4. I chose the cat card. Hope everyone has a purr-fect Valentine's day
  5. 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.
  6. (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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I noticed during the game that Nix seemed to be pointing downfield and then pointing and saying something to the sidelines or the line judge after Auburn got set. Is it possible that the officials would not have called the penalty if Nix had not pointed it out to them in front of a national television audience? If so, shame on the officiating crew!
  11. It was not on TV but it was broadcast on radio. Gary Sanders doing play by play and Gusty Yearout doing color. "Gusty your mouth will work".
  12. We are all going to hate it when an opponent's staffer or player gets injured in one of these events. It will bring more bad publicity for Auburn University, and denigrate the good that the football team will have done. A possible solution would be to allow a certain amount of time for the opponents to clear the field and then allow fans to come on the field and celebrate with the team. Impose a ($1000) fine for anyone violating this rule.
  13. Yeah I like this one or maybe "Clank, Bama, Clank". Either one will do fine or maybe I should "think about it for a second".
  14. Heard anything from Yella Fella? I was referring to the more congenial attitude being exhibited by the tide fans. Sorry to get your hopes up.
  15. If they win Saturday, this will all be over.
  16. He has been maddeningly inconsistent with his passing. Two examples: The first shuttle pass against Sanford, perfect. The second one was a disaster. The pass to Joiner on the leak route against UGA a disaster. The pass to Joiner on the same play against Sanford was perfect. Accuracy seems to be a fundamental problem and I am not sure it will improve with experience. I have observed him stepping up in the pocket more instead of running to the outside where it seems good things seldom happen, so I do think he has improved. I think his decision making has improved also. Overall I just think that he has gotten better as a QB, except for the accuracy issue.
  17. Part one, not happening - Offense too inconsistent and have been all year against quality competition. Hope I am wrong Part two, absolutely happening - Thank you Steven Leath
  18. Well, at least not anymore (Re: JG's departure).
  19. No he won't be terminated this year. It is just too much money. Here is a question. How many of you, even if your net worth was greater than say ($500) million, would donate the money for the buyout ($26.625) million to an institution that hired a university president (Steven Leath) who signed the ($49) million seven year contract in the first place? Remember that same institution rewarded the aforementioned university president with a separation package north of ($4) million when he was unceremoniously terminated recently. I know I wouldn't.
  20. There is plenty of Gus hate out there tonight and so I won't add anymore. I still think the biggest problem is recruiting on the offensive side, specifically o-line and running back. So if Auburn hires a new or interim coach they better be certain that the guy can recruit with Saban, Smart and Sweeny and possibly now Mullin, or history will repeat itself.
  21. The defense has an inherent disadvantage to the offense because the offense knows what the play is and they are attempting to disguise it from the defense. The offensive lineman are typically the largest players, as a group, on the field and can wear down a defensive line over the course of a game and linebackers too for that matter. I really feel bad for this years defense because our offense has left them on the field for far too many plays. At this point I just want to see all of our elite defensive players get to the end of the season uninjured and get to the NFL and get their money. Of course I would love for us to beat Georgia and Alabama but seeing those guys succeed is more important to me right now. So in summary I would rather have a good offense than a good defense if I had to choose one or the other.
  22. Maybe we could hire Steven Leath as a consultant, and he could convince the University to give CGM a seven year ($49) million extension. Yikes! You know, to keep him from bolting to Arkansas. Any support for this out there?