mbmoore

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  1. I suppose I will have to disagree with this--in the NFL, there are some OL that have a zone blocking skill set (e.g., Denver under Mike Shanahan), while others (like Pittsburgh's) are predominantly skilled at power blocking. It's similar in college--Auburn's has been mostly zone blocking, while Alabama's has traditionally been power blocking under Saban. Look how NFL teams recruit free agent OL--it is largely based on what kind of blocking scheme they employ. Of course, there are a select few OL that are both fast and strong and can play either scheme, but they are just that, exceptions to the rule. My senior year in high school, I ended up playing right guard at 152 lbs--there was no way I was going to power block 90% of the DL I faced, and it was true of most of the linemen we had. Eventually, the head coach employed zone blocking type schemes (sweeps, pulls, reverses) to allow us to run the ball; primitive example, but is still mostly applicable.
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    Auburn's 2016 preseason camp schedule

    I'm a little surprised that no one seems to be overly enthused about Nick Coe making it into school--he looks like he's one of those guys who could be a big contributor, maybe not this year but soon, and the sooner he gets started the sooner he can contribute.
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    New Receivers Coach

    I've only monitored discussions on this forum and have never made any inputs, but I feel compelled to do so this one time. I don't know Kodi Burns personally, and have never met him, but from the outside looking in, and from the one person I know that HAS met him, I couldn't be happier with this selection. This is the one data point I have: A co-worker of mine is also a professional level bass fisherman--he participated in one of those Pro-Am fishing tournaments about a year ago, and Kodi was his partner. This guy is a diehard Tennessee fan, so he didn't have any reason to build Kodi up into something he isn't. He told me that Kodi was one class guy, and that he was going places in this world. This view is coherent with everything I've ever heard about Kodi, including how he handled the QB competition in 2009. I think we've got a winner here, both in recruiting and in coaching ability. Sorry to lose Damian, but I can't think of a better choice than Kodi. I wish him and AU all the best.