BigWhiskey91

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  1. BigWhiskey91

    Jalen Harris to redshirt then transfer

    There were reports over the summer of some players not respecting JS as a leader due to his lack of involvement over summer. O’Donnell how much of that is true. But if he’s talking and trying to be a leader, and no one is listening, he probably dropped the ball awhile ago in terms of gaining that respect. All I know is that I don’t like the optics of all the transfer talk and the players only meetings. You would think we were 1-2. Maybe it’s an emotional reaction to a tough loss in a game we could’ve won. I don’t have any insight on that. Hopefully we can get to Arkansas and score a needed big win and hopefully get the ship back on course.
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    Jalen Harris to redshirt then transfer

    I was making light of a video of Dalton’s pregame speech a few years back. He seems soft spoken and not alpha male type like you and loofus mentioned. I always felt Stidham was more of a soft spoken locker room guy. Not that it is a bad thing, but I was excited over the last few games to see him actively talking with the rest of the offense between drives.
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    Jalen Harris to redshirt then transfer

    A little bit of Andy Dalton leadership? xD
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    Jalen Harris to redshirt then transfer

    The way we are using Seth Williams is the way I thought we would use NCM tbh.
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    Question about Gus and play design

    My thought for increased throwing would be more quick throws. Screens, swing passes and checkdowns. But as effective as it can be, I don’t think this fan base would be prepared for the struggles throwing 40-50 times a game can cause if you aren’t executing. Haha
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    Question about Gus and play design

    Injuries. We were already thin coming into fall camp. The unit has worked well in pass protection but still trying to find consistency run blocking. Too many missed assignments. Hard to find that out until you see it on Saturdays.
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    Question about Gus and play design

    Hoping some changes at Center will help. Other then that, it’s gonna be a combo of reps to build chemistry and individual improvements.
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    Question about Gus and play design

    Yeah I am hoping we see more 5+TE sets going forward. As for Stidham, I wonder how much of it is him and how much of it is Coaching him to not throw it unless it’s wide open. Hell, his third down pass to Seth (Miracle catch that was inc, but roughing the passer was called), Stidham threw it into triple coverage. So I go back and forth on that. I feel like Stidham isn’t going to start pushing/forcing passes unless it’s a third down or if it’s a bomb. Whether that’s him or not I don’t know. He didn’t seem to play that way in his tape at Baylor. I’m curious if his performance would be better if we threw more consistently throughout games. I’m talking 30-40 pass attempts. Might be helpful if our run game continues to struggle.
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    Question about Gus and play design

    The wheel disappeared for a bit as we used them a lot in 2009-2011. We still use them though! We had an epic wheel route to Asa Martin that setup our third TD against LSU. Now we like to run it by making it look like a pass to the flat with the lead blocker actually being the targeted receiver!
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    Question about Gus and play design

    To piggy back off of Corch, I will say that personnel and OL performance has dictated our play calling a lot over the last two years. Last year, our pass blocking was pretty poor. We ended up utilizing more screens and misdirection to take advantage of the pursuit teams were able to have against our OL. This year, we have made some changes and shown a few wrinkles here and there. One of our big tendencies when we line our RB up our wide is to motion them in next to the QB and then snap it and throw a swing pass to them in the flat. Against LSU, we showed this same look, but instead of motioning, we threw a quick screen out to Ryan Davis giving him 3+ blockers. Then we have the sugar huddle. Most of the time, we break out undercenter and run a toss or a playaction to Cox in the flat. Against LSU, we did the same, but rolled Stidham out and hit Slayton on a drag route across the formation. It was beautiful. Broke several tendencies there. Then we have the new Max protection look. We have cox as the RB and either an extra tackle as the ‘TE’ or Jalen Harris. It’s a good way to add protection and has been successful. To counter the personnel predictability, we have thrown to Cox on checkdowns or when he’s chipped an edge rusher and sat in a hole in the coverage. Did this a ton against Washington. Was hoping for more against LSU. I have noticed more so that we have been using Jalen Harris lined up as a true TE and on our first TD against LSU, we were having success running the ball out of that look. Had a nice throw to the flat to Cox for a jet first down out of it too. Gus/Chip have still been adding, but I want to see what they will do to scheme open some explosive plays. Our offense thrives on it and so far it hasn’t been there. Need more double posts to pick on the single high safety we seem to see frequently.
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    Keep in mind

    The final drives in the first half were fantastic. Great execution combined with excellent play calling. The one thing that isn’t being highlighted is that when we got in the redzone, we came away with three touchdowns against a really good defense. I liked some of the small subtle changes we made to some of our looks on offense as well. Lots of small things that are normally tells of the play itself were broken a few times which is always great to see.
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    Keep in mind

    This is Golfs account for when he has a few too many PBRs.
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    Unispired, unprepared, underachieve

    LSU only ran a true 5 man protection on 2 of their 30+ pass attempts. 90% of their pass attempts were 7 man protections. Hard to get to the QB when you only rush 4-5 guys against that.
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    Gus’ Ceiling

    Would’ve been nice if our QB didn’t break his forearm on the first drive of that game too.
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    So what's to come?

    What exactly was your complaints with how he coached the game outside of the result? I thought the offense started off tight, and the play calling opened up. We went for it on fourth down a few times and scored TDs mostly (including in the redzone). I thought Gus managed the game well for the most part. We lost the turnover battle, field position battle, and in the end, committed more critical penalties than LSU. LSU was able to execute well especially on third down. In fact, Auburn was very fortunate to escape the first quarter being down only 10 points.