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  1. Maybe Tubs was in Auburn to give his old buddy Noel a reference (no I don't really believe this). WDE, can Mazzone actually be considered a BBQ gang member since Tubs fired him in '01?
  2. Tommy does still have a home on Lake Martin. Tucker Tuberville just recently moved back to the area, I assume staying at the lake house. Would not be surprised to see Tucker as a grad assistant soon.
  3. I think a few people on here need to take a Spavital and chill for a minute
  4. I think JJ switched to #1 this season. In honor of Duke Williams! Kidding about my 2nd sentence. But I do think he switched to #1 for this season. Where did you here this? He's still #6 on the updated roster that just came out. Not sure where, but I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that he was changing his number to honor a high school teammate
  5. I understand the importance of depth and don't want to count chickens before they hatch and all that but...unless Tega could beat out Ashley and Troxell, he would spend his career on the sidelines as an OT. Not arguing whether or not it may happen, just saying. If Troxell redshirts*, then Tega will have 2 years on him. If Tega were to get meaningful game reps this season and possibly even start next/Troxell's redshirt season, then Troxell unseating him would either likely not happen or just mean hell yeah we've got some awesome talent on the OL. *Ashley redshirting doesn't seem likely. Tega would still need at least another year to put on weight to be an OT so it is highly unlikely that he gets any game reps this year. Also, he has no experience at tackle (he barely has experience at football, period). IMO, he would still be behind Troxell, and maybe others, unless he could make up for it with sheer athleticism. The man put on roughly 30 LBS in less than a year. He could easily be up to weight before the 2017 season. If he is moved to OT & does not get injured again he would have a year of atleast practicing OT before 2017. And like I said I don't think Troxel is a year 1 starter unless he has to be IMO. These are good problems to have at the 2nd most important position on the offense. Great move by Gus. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying it's not a good move for Auburn and, quite possibly, the best move for Tega, as well. I was just musing on the possibility that it could also take this freak athlete that we can't wait to see destroying opposing QBs, and relegate him to anonymity. DEs rotate. OTs, like QBs, do not. That is all.
  6. I understand the importance of depth and don't want to count chickens before they hatch and all that but...unless Tega could beat out Ashley and Troxell, he would spend his career on the sidelines as an OT. Not arguing whether or not it may happen, just saying. If Troxell redshirts*, then Tega will have 2 years on him. If Tega were to get meaningful game reps this season and possibly even start next/Troxell's redshirt season, then Troxell unseating him would either likely not happen or just mean hell yeah we've got some awesome talent on the OL. *Ashley redshirting doesn't seem likely. Tega would still need at least another year to put on weight to be an OT so it is highly unlikely that he gets any game reps this year. Also, he has no experience at tackle (he barely has experience at football, period). IMO, he would still be behind Troxell, and maybe others, unless he could make up for it with sheer athleticism.
  7. I understand the importance of depth and don't want to count chickens before they hatch and all that but...unless Tega could beat out Ashley and Troxell, he would spend his career on the sidelines as an OT. Not arguing whether or not it may happen, just saying. Having a top notch backup is a good idea. Good move by Gus. It is a great idea and the possibility of having 6'8" Nigerian Princes book ending the OL is awesome. I kinda think Tega was recruited with tackle in mind anyway, but that's just me. I'm just saying, in a perfect world, your backups would be underclass men to your starters and then they would become starters eventually. It would suck for Tega to become a really good OT and nobody ever know it because he spent his career backing up a great OT who was younger than he. I know that's life, depth is important, injuries happen, and all that.
  8. I understand the importance of depth and don't want to count chickens before they hatch and all that but...unless Tega could beat out Ashley and Troxell, he would spend his career on the sidelines as an OT. Not arguing whether or not it may happen, just saying.
  9. uat signed a LS in 2013. It was mentioned that they have offered a LS for this signing class. I hate to even bring them up but since uat is considered the greatest recruiting machine ever, then apparently signing a LS is not an unheard of situation. Actually, I would guess that many teams have a LS on scholarship. The only difference is that he was originally a walk on who was awarded a scholarship later. A scholarship is a scholarship no matter when it is given.
  10. Hardly a theft when the kid's parents (both of them) are Auburn grads. They just happen to live and work in the tuscaloosa area. Yeah I saw that but it doesn't fit my agenda so I ignored it 😎
  11. Where are we ultra thin at that we can't use one scholarship a year on a specialist? I think we just had a walk on snapper from Leeds last year if I'm not mistaken. What if we lost an MNC because of a bad snap on a extra point or snapped the ball over the punters head deep in our territory that would lead to a loss. Would that make the position more deserving? because years ago kickers didn't scholarships and that's when many teams carried 120+ scholarship players. The sports world has gone the way of "the specialist". 3 point shooters/shot blockers in basketball, relief, setup and closer pitchers in baseball, and now specialist in football. It may or may not be seen as a wasted scholarship in the future but for now I support the coach's decision on personnel. I think he forgot to turn the sarcasm emoticon on. We aren't deep enough anywhere to be giving a scholly to this guy. BTW, didn't Tuberville do this (and caught hell for it) his last year? Tuberville was ahead of his time. I believe he was somewhat of a pioneer in the practice of offering scholarships to kickers as well.
  12. Pretty sure the great Satan at uat signed a scholarship long snapper just a couple of years ago. Plus we are stealing this one right out of their back yard! Where is al.com on this?
  13. Since the 1995 season, the team with the most points wins the game. Is this a trend that you feel will continue or just a phase that has ran its course?
  14. What strikes me as funny is how, right now, while we are recruiting 8-10 linebackers and may sign as many as 5, everybody agrees with Mikey. During the season, when linebacker play is suspect and depth is nonexistent, everybody agrees with Mikey. After signing day, and we sign one linebacker, everybody bashes Mikey for disagreeing. Fight on, Mikey, fight on.
  15. I was really addressing the unacceptable part more than the elementary part. Quite frankly, I don't care how simple, dumbed down, or whatever it is if it works. Many here have moaned and wailed that Gus' pass offense puts us at a disadvantage because of its simplistic, high school level routes. My point is that common thought and the statement "receivers running wide open " are contradictory. And btw, I am not implying that WDE is contradicting himself.