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  1. Where's the ignore button?
  2. The bolder is a good thing right?
  3. So Bubba is the presumed starter at RB?
  4. I like this kid a lot and hope he grows into the 6'3 frame similar to another RB who just won the heisman a year ago...
  5. Well Loof if I wanted an answer from you I would've @'d you instead
  6. Hey @ellitor Sal only has this year to play right?
  7. Excited about the hire, but I won't buy into the elite recruiter stuff until they start rolling in.
  8. Per a source, Auburn has hired North Carolina running backs coach Larry Porter as an offensive assistant, as first-reported by 247Sports ... Larry Porter Coaching Year-By-Year 2014-present - North Carolina Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 2013 - Texas Running Backs Coach 2012 - Arizona State Running Backs Coach 2010-11 - Memphis Head Coach 2006-09 - LSU Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs 2005 - LSU Running Backs Coach 2002-04 - Oklahoma State Running Backs Coach 1999-2001 - Arkansas State Running Backs Coach 1998 - Tennessee-Martin Running Backs Coach 1996-97 - Wooddale High School Running Backs/Defensive Backs A native of Jackson, Miss., Porter spent five years on the LSU coaching staff. He had also worked three years with LSU coach Les Miles at Oklahoma State before joining Miles in Baton Rouge in 2005. He coached the LSU running backs while also holding two key roles on staff assistant head coach and chief recruiter. Porter was elevated to the position of assistant head coach during the spring of 2006. He was twice (2007 and 2009) named as the National Recruiter of the Year by making him one of the top all-around assistant coaches in college football. In his 18 years of college coaching, Porter has mentored a number of future NFL players, including Dontari Poe, Jacob Hester, Joseph Addai, Quinn Johnson, Trindon Holliday and Tatum Bell. He has been part of 10 bowl teams since 2002, including a pair of BCS bowls (2007 Sugar, 2008 BCS Championship). In three of his five seasons at LSU, the Tiger rushing unit averaged over 165 yards a game, including a high of 214 yards per game in 2007. That squad closed out the season ranked 11th nationally in rushing. From 2005-08, the Tigers totaled 108 rushing touchdowns, including 35 in 2007. As LSU’s running backs coach, Porter helped develop some of the finest players at that position in LSU’s history. From 2005-09, LSU produced a 1,000-yard rusher twice Jacob Hester with 1,103 yards in 2007 and Charles Scott with 1,174 yards in 2008 as well as having five players (Hester, Joseph Addai, Quinn Johnson, Charles Scott, Trindon Holliday) selected in the NFL Draft. Porter and the Tigers had a “running back-by-committee” approach during the national championship season in 2007. Hester led all rushers with a career-best 1,103 yards and 11 touchdowns and was a second team All-SEC selection. Williams was second on the squad with 478 yards and six scores, while Trindon Holliday was third with 364 yards and two touchdowns. Following the 2007 season, Hester was picked in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Hester became the fourth running back coached by Porter that has been selected among the first three rounds of the NFL Draft since 2004. At Oklahoma State, Porter’s stable of running backs continued the tradition of “Tailback U,” as he coached 1,000-yard rushers for three-straight seasons. In 2004, Vernand Morency earned second team All-Big 12 honors after rushing for 1,474 yards, which ranked eighth in the nation, and 12 touchdowns. Morency was a third round pick of the Houston Texans in 2005. A year earlier, Tatum Bell earned first team All-Big 12 honors with 1,286 yards and 16 touchdowns. Bell and Morency combined for 2,204 yards and 24 touchdowns for the Cowboys in 2003. Bell then went on to become a second-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2004 NFL Draft. Prior to his arrival in Stillwater, Porter spent three years at Arkansas State, where he coached Jonathan Adams to back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Under Porter’s tutelage, Adams capped his career as the second-leading rusher in Arkansas State history. Porter began his coaching career at Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tenn., serving as head track and field coach, while assisting with the running backs and secondary on the football squad. After two years at Wooddale, Porter moved to the collegiate ranks, coaching the running backs at Tennessee Martin in 1998. Porter lettered four years (1990-93) at Memphis, serving as co-captain of the 1993 Tiger squad, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. Porter and his wife, Sharmane, have three children - Brandon, Omari and Olivia.
  9. I think if Chip begins to bring in his guys, or at least one of his guys, we can then assume that this is Chip's offense. IMO.
  10. Issa no.
  11. I don't understand the Rocker infatuation...
  12. So WR coaches don't improve and teach proper catching methods?
  13. Our drop rate was significantly down from this past season.
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