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Linayus

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    Last Call for the Gus Bus?

    Leath may be the shortest term President in Auburn history. He's not very well regarded by many.
  2. We're going on a pilgrimage to find the Holy Grail!
  3. Basically, Gus is the fall guy for anything negative regarding the program. He has to be. He's the HC/CEO and that's part of the job. Is it his fault specifically for the red shirt mishap? Probably not. There is someone else on that sideline that is telling which players to go out there for the play(s) being called. That individual probably forgot in the heat of the moment (blocked punt, red zone offense, a bit of chaos - see below quote) that Asa was only to be used if absolutely necessary. The fact we got a delay of game penalty indicates we were out of sorts on the sideline. Asa probably didn't even think about losing his red shirt in the heat of the moment either. I say all of this because the simplest answers are usually close to the truth of the matter. There was also probably confusion as to whether or not that play counted toward Asa's playing time since the play never actually happened - Auburn (as far as I know) still doesn't have him listed as participating in that game. Regardless of how it all went down, the staff has handled it poorly. Gus has handled it poorly and I still believe he should just come right out and say "We screwed up." instead of just shifting around the whys and hows because it no longer matters. Hopefully, he has at least reached out to the Martins to apologize to them personally.
  4. KB gave Bo a year to adjust. Now we roll with Bo. I don't believe for a second that he has faith in Malik Willis. Cord/Joey are wildcards but I bet you anything we'll be seeing a true freshman QB leading the offense against Oregon.
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    Last Call for the Gus Bus?

    I've always hated the "Gus Bus" tag line.. but it's too late to turn that sucker around now. I'm not part of the decision making process with the University, much less the Athletic Department (but hey, I'll submit an application if they're hiring..) so I'm on board with our team and coaches. I'll go in to next season with the hope and enthusiasm that we'll win it all, but life goes on whether we do or not. If we lose 4-5 games again, we'll probably be seeing a complete coaching staff change and that could spell years of further mediocrity or worse for the program which I hate to even contemplate. So, I'll wish for the best and fear for the worst.
  6. Whatever happens, I hope Gus takes the whole offense on his shoulders and rolls with it. We could be great, we could be just as bad as we were this year. Regardless of the outcome, it's on him now and he'll sink or swim with our success or failure. Hopefully, he has fun and realizes that what he truly loves and is good at is offensive planning and play-calling. Maybe he can find that balance between being the CEO and the OC with the help he has around him. Love the guy - want him (and us) to succeed. If he just can't do it as a HC, hopefully he'll move on and return to being a full-time OC. It'll probably make him happier in the long run.
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    Which Players are Leaving?

    That's a very interesting list of schools. I just hope he doesn't choose Georgia. LOL
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    Which Players are Leaving?

    Only a little ribbing - knowing that's the going "trend" to place him at TE. Might be the spring game before we actually see him in action again though.
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    Bowl Preparations

    If you know you're mismatched at the talent level, you counter that with speed... *light bulb* Ohhhhhhhhh... crap. Kidding.. sort of.. Flash and Worm are fast and talented. lol
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    Bowl Preparations

    1. Given Stidham's tendencies this year, I don't think he'll be attacking defenders for a 1st down. lol I don't think he'll shy away but he'll definitely angle for the sideline more often than turn it up field. 2. Depends on which Purdue team shows up. The long gap between the final regular season game and the bowl games really mess with momentum/timing/etc. Same for us too though. 3. Don't put your hopes on seeing another QB in the game unless we are destroying Purdue early. lol 4. We did this more with Stidham early last year and it wasn't working too well. He just didn't have enough quickness to get away from the edge rusher unless they completely bit on the RB. If Gus forces this style then he'll definitely have to use someone else or run Wildcat more often, which I'm okay with as long as we're not substituting every time to take away our own momentum.
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    Bowl Preparations

    Oh God, you had to bring that one up... I was staring at my tv in disbelief as they ran all over us. I had seen a couple of their games and they looked SLOW (fairly typical Wisconsin offense) until that game and suddenly we couldn't catch them. lol
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    Bowl Preparations

    I'm impressed with Purdue fans buying up their tickets that fast. They'll have an awesome showing in Nashville. Hope we do the same. Still bummed I won't be able to make it. It sucks our guys are getting shorted on bowl practices. I think Auburn's academic schedule has been pushed a bit late this year. Not sure why we'd travel to Nashville on the 23rd just to turn around and send the guys home for Christmas so that makes me think the guys will NOT be home on Christmas day.
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    Asa Martin (update transferring)

    On that, we both agree. It was a horrible oversight and just made worse by not coming out and apologizing for telling them he'd be red shirted and then committing this blunder.
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    Asa Martin (update transferring)

    Whitlow, Shivers, KMart, Miller, Joiner.. they could all be ahead of Asa and all are returning next year. We can only speculate on talent since we don't get to see them much or at all sometimes. lol But he knows who is getting the reps in practice so that might be an indicator of where he sees himself in the rotation.
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    Asa Martin (update transferring)

    My only assumption about him not getting red shirted earlier was that players like Shwartz/Shivers ended up moving into the roles they originally had Asa projected in. But once again, I admit the coaches screwed up big time. It's 100% on them and it's a crappy position for Asa to be mismanaged in that way. But after the red shirt debacle, I won't fault the coaches for not playing him more if they felt others were performing better in the role he would've been in. No no, I definitely don't want to come across as defending the staff's screw up. That's 100% on them and they honestly need to just say "Yes, we screwed that up and we apologize to the Martin's for letting them down." I'm only defending the coaches for their decision to not play Asa after that if others were doing better. Don't play a guy just because he burned a red shirt if he's not the best person to put on the field. Maybe there could've been a role for him (I totally typed me here originally! LOL) on the offense, but we'll never know now. But I do think, if he found himself sitting that far down the depth chart, that this was an easy way to announce his decision to transfer. If I recall his announcement, he didn't sound salty about it (like say Kelly Bryant - LOL) so he might have been considering it anyway. Regardless - we do all agree the coaches screwed him out of a season.
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    Asa Martin (update transferring)

    First, that's the whole point of red shirting. And who's to say how he would compete in the next 4 years of his eligibility after red shirting his freshman year? It's not like our coaches have exhibited a keen eye for potential. Or next year's RB class could surpass him too. You and I don't know that. The coaches don't know that. He doesn't know that. If HE thinks the current RB grouping for next year will continue to play ahead of him, he's making the right choice to move on now. He can still find somewhere to play for 3 years. How many RBs these days actually play more than 2-3 years at the college level anyway?
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    Asa Martin (update transferring)

    Okay.. let me just throw this out there and be devil's advocate (if someone hasn't already - I'm not reading through 20 pages): I get it. Coaches/Staff screwed up and you "wasted" a season. But did you really? He was what, 4th or even 5th on our depth chart? Was he really going to factor into our offense when you had other freshmen contributing more and who would likely continue that for the next 3 years? Maybe he decided he could use this as an excuse to leave the program without sounding like he was just outplayed at the position and wanted to go somewhere he could play ASAP, which I totally do not fault him for. Parents are protective of their kids, so I get their frustration, especially the way it sounds like the staff didn't own up to their mistake. But I won't criticize the coaches if they felt like Asa didn't add enough to the offense to actually see the field more once they realized the red shirt was gone. All that aside, I wish nothing but the best for Asa. There are a lot of offenses out there that will be able to utilize him more than ours. He'll be fine.
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    New OC Hired Kenny Dillingham

    I will avoid the rest of the thread and reply to the OP - I am really impressed with the hire. We get a QB coach, a great recruiter, and someone who is coming from an explosive offense. We also have Gus calling plays. He is publicly taking responsibility for our success or failure next year. That means 100% that we can say "Gus, you suck.. take the money and go." OR "Way to bounce back, coach. You can stay another year." But God help me.. if we do well and they give him another raise/extension I WILL LOSE MY DAMN MIND!
  19. Hate he even had to send a letter out like that, but here we are. Well articulated though. Loving me some AD Greene!
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    December 7-9 Visitors

    I think they have to take summer classes too, but I could be way off base with that assumption. I seem to be batting about .250 today with those.
  21. I didn't realize that. Thanks!
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    December 7-9 Visitors

    I thought he was a grad transfer? I guess that doesn't necessarily mean only one year of eligibility, but I was assuming.
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    December 7-9 Visitors

    I think Pickens would pick AU over LSU (who has no real returning QB either), especially if Bo Nix can get him alone for a few hours this weekend. Ha!! Joking aside, I would kill for us to get another tall WR to line up opposite of Seth Williams!
  24. Am I the only one miffed that our Punter didn't make the cut?