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  1. A spotter in the stands with a wireless mic might do the trick. NASCAR and Indy use this technique for their spotters.
  2. Gus does not use tight ends, and often only has one back sets with 3 or more WRs. If your O Line is having trouble, you need to get more big bodies on the line to help out. Then you can double team tough D linemen. Keep more backs by the QB to pick up defenders who break through. They can block a blitzer and also be a safety valve for a quick dump off if the QB is in trouble. Since Gus relies on short passes anyway, why we are determined to have a lot of WRs running around down field where they do little good is baffling. A running team with a weak O line has to get more mass and blocking power near the running back.
  3. We score more than 21 over Ark, but we don't cover the 29-point spread.
  4. A big fast guy beats a little fast guy. This article sets up a false premise that somehow because Auburn is bigger than UCF it will be slower than UCF. I see their offense getting us early off the edge, but eventually our defense keeps crushing their line until their offense breaks down. We need to probably put a spy on their QB, and mix up who we send after him from play to play. But we need to keep the pressure on the QB. As long as we play disciplined defense, maintain gap control, and don't try to be a one-man army, the defense has all the tools to negate whatever strengths they have on offense.
  5. Auburn already beat bama. In what alternative universe is bama sent to the National Championship quarter finals? The whole system is corrupt and serves as proof that ESPN controls college football like "professional" wrestling. Theater and advertising supersedes sport. The only way to get an honest national college football championship playoff is to have conference champions, and three at large bids for those who need to create wiggle room for non-power five conference champs.
  6. You are misinterpreting that sentence. Obviously, playing Kerryon Johnson and/or Pettway gives us the best options at running back. However, an upside of them not playing IF THEY ARE INJURED is that opposing defenses cannot predict who will carry the ball. In other words, making the best of a bad situation, or looking for a silver lining in a cloud of crap, or turning sh!t into shinola... "Our running back situation is not ideal if KJ or Pettway don't play."
  7. Our running back situation is not ideal if KJ or Pettway don't play. However, the upside is that our coaches will be forced to put in somebody else. That means the opposing defense won't know who to key on. Also, we might spread the ball around to more receivers, as well. Our first half passing attack against bama was a thing of beauty. We ran a bunch of plays to get the ball out to a variety of receivers. But if you noticed in the second half, Gus pared down the aggression and we lapsed into a series of unproductively repetitive running plays. He was obviously running out the clock. I feel like we have some options at running back in Kam Martin, Malik Miller, Barrett, and we might press Chandler Cox into service. Also, Eli Stove did not run his usual sweep against bama, but he can certainly produce against Georgia. And finally, our defense is pretty much intact. Those guys were a terror against the dogs. They dominated UGA's offensive line and I see no reason for a letdown there. I'd say we have a better than 50/50 chance of beating UGA. More like 70%, only because I'm not sure about the running back situation.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. ?? 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.