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    Coaching Staff Changes?

    I won't be that hard on Grimes but basically pass on Searles for me. Miami's lines have not been good and their OL recruiting hasn't been all that great either. At least Grimes gets his guys fired up and playing hard, even if the talent isn't always there.
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    Chizik defends Gus Malzahn

    I'm not saying we shouldn't have still beaten Tennessee. You've got my vote all day on that one. It's still college football, how did Purdue beat Ohio State? It happens. The entire point I was trying to make was that our losses on the recruiting trail have led to our inconsistency more than a lot of other factors have. To talk about the MSU point, I feel like our offensive line is more or less at MSU's level and well.. it's shown all year.
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    Chizik defends Gus Malzahn

    Because they aren't that far behind talent wise, unfortunately.
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    Chizik defends Gus Malzahn

    I 100% agree. So we need to be working that much harder to out recruit these guys. But a lot of people it seems are counting out 'how Bama and UGA are doing' in relation to us when they seem to think we can just find more of the guys they are taking from us. There's a finite level of talent and because we are losing more of that talent than ever before, we are becoming inconsistent.
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    Chizik defends Gus Malzahn

    Okay so I will amend to say that we have clearly adjusted over the last 2 seasons to throwing the ball more due to scheme changes. To address what you mentioned about talent, it kind of proves my point. We ended up in a dog fight with two teams that while we are more talented than them, not as much as we could be. Take any 2 players in the top 8 of Alabama's class in each of the last 3 years and take one from UGA in each of the last 3 years and you have 9 more top level players (scattered over freshman, sophomore and junior classes) on the roster than we currently have. Doesn't even matter the positions. Now I bet we don't lose either of those games. We would have ... a 9 win season. Suddenly we are a lot more 'consistent'. Amazing how that worked out.
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    Chizik defends Gus Malzahn

    We've thrown the ball a lot more the past two years because it's been a part of a scheme change. I don't think that's up for debate? Or are people so blinded by Malzahn hate they aren't seeing that.
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    Chizik defends Gus Malzahn

    I don't think there's as much development happening in college as some people want to think. I think it's mostly that good players come in, a lot of muscle gets added, they learn some techniques and they are out. I think there's only a select few who are really making big jumps. I see that all across college football, Auburn is about the same as most schools in that regard. Scheming, that's true and where Malzahn has to keep making strides but both Alabama and Georgia are paying to have a massive staff to help with that kind of thing. We are not, and probably won't do that in the foreseeable future. We need to understand that. It's really expensive to do that and you start to get into 'tail wagging the dog' territory where the tail is the football program and the dog is the school. We threw the ball this year a lot more than we did in 2013, so it's not that we aren't changing scheme. We just aren't as deep and consistent those guys are, mostly due to roster talent and depth. Practice I assume is more or less the same across college football with respect to the amount of time and intensity, etc.
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    Chizik defends Gus Malzahn

    There are other issues, sure. I said that Malzahn wasn't perfect. But to say that's it's 'just' that Alabama and UGA are adjusting their schemes to fit their players is just blatantly not true. They are recruiting significantly better players in general.
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    Chizik defends Gus Malzahn

    The only thing I think a lot of people don't take into account with Bama/Saban and now magnified by UGA/Kirby is that.. there is a finite level of talent. If UGA and Bama are taking not just top classes but truly off the charts levels of talent, there's just a lot less talent to be recruited by others. If you imagine even a few of Saban's big pulls a few years ago going to Auburn (Kuandjo, Yeldon, Foster- even if now it looks like it's probably fine to have missed on him) you talk about having a different level of talent that probably accounts for a couple games here or there over 3 years. Which, shocker- leads to 9-10 win seasons instead of 8 win ones. Sort of like where we were during the pre-Saban years. That isn't to say Gus is perfect. His mindset and his schemes need work. It also means that we need to be hiring not just good-great recruiters but top of college football recruiters to come here. We need to start winning those recruiting battles more. We have good classes and sometimes great classes but not those elite level classes. I don't think as much 'development' is happening in college ball as people think. Definitely some, but not the majority. So I don't think we need to just throw our hands up and say "Alabama and Saban are just too good, we are fine with where we are" but we need to realize that the level of recruiting prowess Bama and now UGA have is a big factor in our inconsistency. A lot of average coaches in college football win because they have more talent than their opposition. I think the top 5 teams in the SEC this year probably would have looked about the same as Clemson or Notre Dame did with their schedule this year, for instance.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    Yeah I haven't agreed with a lot of the stuff said here all day but I do with this. If Greene is "just staying out of it" because Malzahn wasn't his hire or this wasn't his bed than he was a poor choice for an AD. It's a leadership role. Be a leader.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    Was probably about twice that in all honesty.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    My man. Let's do it.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    Oh I'm aware. I'm just saying they need to figure out which direction and then power down. I think we as fans would support either direction. We just want to see a direction.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    I think it really depends on what our powers see as the way forward. Bill Clark would be excellent to build on for a few years if we think Saban has maybe 3-4 years left. I'm not saying we should totally base our future off Saban but realistically a coach will have a much better time once he is gone. If we think Saban is there for another 7-10 years then we have to go get a Top 5-10 guy, pay him like a top 2-3 guy and then tell him to go kick Saban in the teeth. I don't care either way really. I'll always support Auburn and I'm young enough to be okay with holding out for a few years. But the older, big money guys probably need to make a decision one way or the other.
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    Josh Moon has some Malzahn info

    I have no idea what we can afford. I'm just saying that Liberty could probably pull a big name coach if they wanted. It's about money. Long gone are the Beamer/Paterno type days of a coach loving a school.