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  1. Painting the endzones orange and blue

    Tiger, I'm with you 100%. I have three hats with the Tiger Eyes logo and one with the traditional interlocking AU. For some reason, there is a vocal contingent of Auburn fans who hate the Tiger Eyes logo. It may have something to do with Terry Bowden. I just remember those terrifying linebackers with the Tiger Eyes logo on the back of their horse collars. They were real intimidators. That's why I like it.
  2. Auburn coaches distraught

    It's obvious Gus is extremely afraid of interceptions. That's why he will throw the long bomb. If it is intercepted, it is far enough down field that we can prevent a pick-six. If it is intercepted, it is no worse than the punt that would have followed the incomplete pass so he's breaking even. He doesn't like to throw across the middle for fear of the pick-six. These are old school coaching phobias expressed in the well-worn adage: only three things can happen when you pass and two of them are bad.
  3. The Woes of Malzahn- Insights and Looking Forward

    War Knight...nailed it.
  4. Rate your disdain

    I will watch the Mercer game. I always watch the games. However, we must beat LSU and UGA this year. No excuses with the talent we have.
  5. what is conditioning?

    Shabby said, "That's what I was wondering. is stretching the best preventative measure and is it effectively done as a part of the program." There are mixed views on stretching as a preventative, especially as a rehabilitative strategy since the muscle is already frayed. It's like tugging on a worn string, in effect aggravating the injury. Muscle balance was mentioned earlier in the thread, and this is probably a key to prevention. Once a hamstring or adductor (groin) tear occurs, the odds are higher for that athlete to suffer a similar injury in the future than for someone who has never suffered such injury. Therefore, prevention seems to be a key strategy.
  6. Trust in opening up the playbook

    ?? Not sure I agree. We know he is not the best runner. He has the least ability of all of them in that regard. While he is known for his throwing accuracy, JJ threw for a higher percentage completions and had a higher QB rating last year. So not sure about him being best QB in every aspect. Professor, thanks for the thoughtful reply. If I might continue my military analogy, the Platoon Leader is not supposed to be used as a rifleman. His main function is to direct his fire teams/squads and call for and direct air support or other indirect fire to create a three dimensional assault. The function of a QB is to lead the team and also to present that third dimension as a passer. Gus Malzahn has seemed to put an inordinate emphasis on a QB's running ability above his passing ability. This hamstrings the offense. It is much more important to have a QB who can pass really well but is an average or below average runner than to have a great running QB who is only an average or below average passer. The QB can dump off to running backs, fullbacks and tight ends to create almost as much diversity in the running game as he is able to create by simply running it himself. Conversely, by being a limited passer, the defense is able to take advantage of this weakness in a variety of ways. Jeremy Johnson showed that he was a capable wildcat QB in the red zone where long passes are not required. He has just enough moxie to complete the short throws, and more than enough body size to accomplish short yardage running gains. But in the open field, Sean White has the accuracy to stretch a defense to the point that it takes some of the pressure off the running backs. I wish Gus would use the tight ends and fullbacks more than he does to further complicate the options for opposing linebackers.
  7. Trust in opening up the playbook

    I liken this QB situation to a commander who has access to helicopters, but the enemy has effective air defense. Well, the helicopters don't do you any good if you keep them the ground. The best option is to use them until they get shot down. Therefore, Sean White should be the starter. He is the best QB in every aspect but one: the odds of him getting injured are higher than Jeremy Johnson. But that's why you have back ups. Gus needs to play the best eleven guys until they can no longer take the field.
  8. Let them play in the SEC West and see where Clemson would end up. The competition in this division takes a physical toll on the players and requires the very best coaching and recruiting to keep up.
  9. Mackenro Alexander Transferring

    He was brought in to play the "star" position which no longer exists.