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  1. ***Auburn vs. Arkansas -- Game Thread***

    Shh! If people too many complain, it may prevent Gus from setting a new NCAA record...
  2. ***Auburn vs. Arkansas -- Game Thread***

    Gotta take the points. We'll need them when Gus goes conservative later in the game...
  3. Pregame Sights & Sounds - Arkansas

    It's more likely due to the players having zero confidence in their head coach and his offensive coaching staff, and I don't blame them one bit!
  4. ***Auburn vs. Arkansas -- Game Thread***

    But Gus said it was a good week of practice...
  5. Pregame Sights & Sounds - Arkansas

    Couldn't help but notice that the players don't look too excited. Of course it's hard to blame them after last week's offensive coaching debacle...
  6. Last Chance

    I think some folks are assuming that those of us that desire a change also desire failure when the two aren't necessarily the same. If I had to guess, I'd say that those that many of those that desire a change really just want the critical issues addressed once and for all and are tired of anticipating a good season only to be disappointed when yet another poorly prepared team takes the field and attempts to execute a game plan that obviously doesn't work, followed by few, if any in-game adjustments. For the life of me I don't think understand how anyone can justify paying Gus his huge salalry based on his performance over the last several seasons. It's well past time for some accountability!
  7. Last Chance

    Do you honestly think that keeping Gus is in the best long term interest of the football team? If so, how many more seasons of the same mistakes can you stomach? The program has been trending in the wrong direction for several years now and there doesn't appear to be an end in sight. I want what's best for the long term interest of Auburn. If that involves hoping for a loss so that issues are addressed in a more timely manner then so be it. At this point I'm probably more neutral than anything. I've seen enough so I really don't care either way and I certainly won't lose any sleep over a loss.
  8. Last Chance

    While I agree with much of what you've said, most institutions give their coaches 3-4 years to prove themselves. Gus is on his 5th year and you want to give him another 5? Coaches rarely make it past 10 years at any stop, so if it takes 10 years build a quality program and then Gus leaves then what have we really gained? I'm not so hell bent on Gus being fired as I am on getting the repetitive problems resolved. I don't care if Gus solves them or someone else. The bottom line is that there's absolutely no excuse for a $4.5m head coach to be making the same mistakes over and over. If I do that in my job, I'll be fired, so why shouldn't I expect the same when ticket prices have gone through the roof? IMO, we took a gamble in hiring a head coach with limited experience and it hasn't worked, so it's time to move on.
  9. Last Chance

    He's had 4.5 seasons to prove himself yet keeps making the same mistakes folllowed by the same promises that they'll be fixed and it won't happen again. How many more seasons do you you feel he needs to turn it around? For me, it's not that we're losing nearly as much as how we're losing.
  10. "This game will likely cost us our jobs"

    That's sounds about right to me. I can gladly accept this season as collateral damage if we can get a quality replacement but the thought of Gus roaming the sideline at the beginning of next season makes me extremely nauseous.
  11. Last Chance

    Rooting against Auburn = Tough Love Sometimes you've gotta go against the grain in order to make things better.
  12. realistic expectations

    Nice catch! I actually had the same thought while I was writing the post, and I don't buy into it either. IMO attrition may be less of a factor if you can make up for it in another area such as player development or consistently superior game day coaching, but we have neither so it's a liability.
  13. Honest Questions

    Hard to argue with any of this other than Gus not exploiting anything. Gus did a masterful job of exploiting JJ and AU during his contract negotiations, and I've noticed that when he's stressed during a game that he exploits his nose pretty well... Sorry but I couldn't resist. It's how I cope with the stress of this season.
  14. realistic expectations

    That's my point. No way in hell was I suggesting giving Gus a pass! I was merely stating that this trend will continue as long as Gus allows it to continue.
  15. realistic expectations

    The problem is that a lot of that talent never makes it to veteran status. It was reported that 14 players either transferred, quit, or were dismissed since the end of last season. IMO as long as the attrition rate continues, we will have a "young" team and will rarely match up well with veteran teams such as UGA and bammur. Couple that with poor coaching and development and you end up about where we are now.