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  1. Even if we win a lot of games, I don't see JS entering the Heisman conversation without AT LEAST 3500 passing yards and 30+ TDs. He's not going to approach 1000 rushing yards and I would say 500 is probably pushing it so he's going to have to put up absolutely monster passing numbers just to get his foot in the door in my opinion. The average stat line for the last six Heisman trophy winning quarterbacks is as follows: 3100 pass yards 34 TDs; 980 rushing yards 15 TDs. I don't see Stidham putting up those kinds of numbers.
  2. With the depth we have on the line this year, if MB can contribute 2-3 sacks and 7-8ish hurries in situational pass rushes (which I think is within the realm of possibility), I'd call that a success. He doesn't have to be THE guy but I think he can contribute.
  3. Also, Darvin Adams obliterating the SEC Championship game receiving yards record despite dropping at least one and, if I remember correctly, possibly two walk-in touchdown passes (that would've given him the Auburn record for single game receiving yards) is worth a mention.
  4. I have a couple of thoughts on this one: -The 04-05 Obomanu, Aromashodu, Taylor triumvirate is, for my money, the best trio of receivers I've seen at Auburn. 2009-2010 Adams, T-Zach, Blake is a close second. -Darvin Adams wasn't the most talented but he was EASILY the most consistent I've seen. I can't remember an Auburn receiver who could get open and make the tough catch on 3rd and long as reliably as he could. -From a pure talent standpoint, Sammie Coates probably should've owned most Auburn receiving records by the time he left. He still produced but I would argue that he absolutely could've done more -Also, Rodriguez Smith (remember him!?) does not get NEARLY enough credit for turning in a 50 catch, 700 yard season in 2007 despite Al Borges' phoned-in playcalling and having freshman Kodi Burns and the ghost of Brandon Cox throwing him the ball.
  5. Given our recent history, it's actually pretty generous. We haven't won in Baton Rouge since 1999 and haven't come within a touchdown of them there since 2007.
  6. Dude, did Sean White run over your dog or something? Steal your lunch money? Egg your house? There's healthy criticism and then there's obsession and at this point you might as well start calling yourself Ahab.
  7. For better or worse, he's always going to be in that Larry Coker, Barry Switzer (Cowboys version) "worst coach to win a championship" conversation but I always thought he was a stand-up dude. Glad to see he's found some balance and genuine satisfaction in his life. Would that we all were so fortunate.
  8. I definitely agree. Having a physical, big bodied pass catcher who can consistently make tough, contested catches is always a plus. Admittedly I've only been watching Auburn football since about 2004 or so but other than 2014 Duke Williams, I can't recall Auburn having that sort of player on the roster very often.
  9. See, I'm not sure you could really classify Engram as a true tight end though. He's pretty undersized for the position and I don't recall him being all that effective a blocker. I always thought of him as more of a big-bodied receiver who lined up at tight end and he was a matchup nightmare in that capacity. I agree with you that Sal would have to bulk up a bit and improve his blocking to contribute as a true tight end but I'm curious if Chip has entertained the idea of using him in that hybrid TE/WR role that's become so popular lately.
  10. I don't think we've had many crossing routes or rubs at all the past two years, red zone or no. We seemed to rely almost entirely on bootlegs for our red zone passing game (at least, it certainly seems that way) to very little success.
  11. He was coming off the Arkansas injury and still in a knee brace. The argument at hand is whether or not Sean White is an effective RED ZONE passer. All of the plays you referenced were between the 20s. I personally think that Sean is a capable passer albeit one with limited physical tools who has had the misfortune of playing in a schematically inept offense (at least, from a passing standpoint) for the past two years. If you'd like to make an argument that this isn't the case, by all means but at least make a cogent argument. Stringing a handful of clips together free of any context and framing them as a "mic drop" indictment of SW abilities or lack thereof isn't an argument.
  12. I haven't seen him play so I don't know if the comparison is truly apt but based on his size we could potentially use Cannella the same way that Ole Miss used Evan Engram the past few years.
  13. Not that I'm necessarily a SW apologist or anything but I hardly think that cherry picking three throws (none of which were in the red zone) from games in which it is quite well known that Sean was significantly injured makes whatever point it is that you're trying to make.
  14. Actually throwing the ball and scoring touchdowns in the red zone has been something Auburn has struggled with throughout Gus Malzahn's tenure at Auburn. Go back and watch Nick Marshall's film and tell me how often he threw the ball inside the twenty (hint, it wasn't often). 2013 is the only one of Gus' four seasons as HC where Auburn was effective at scoring TDs in the Red zone. The last two years were particularly difficult to watch but it was an issue in 2014 too. In fact, I would argue that Auburn driving inside the Alabama 10 yard line four times in the first half and coming away with 12 points is a significant contributing factor to our loss in that contest. All of this is to say that I'm skeptical that all of Auburn's recent red zone woes can be laid at the feet of Sean White.
  15. You're right in that aspect but I would argue that producing NFL talent does not always correlate to on field success at the college level. Example: Over the last five years, Missouri, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Miami, and Iowa have all produced more NFL draft picks than Auburn.