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  1. aucom96

    10 wins this year?

    It depends on what happens with the offensive line. We were hardly dominating up front last season and lost our best. We have a new coach, but we weren't exactly a consistently dominating force his last tour either. I fear we may have our weakest backfield in years. Stidham should be improved, but will he have the playbook to make a difference and will he have time to make throws? We caught a few teams off-guard with the expansion of the short passing game last season, but the success UGA had adjusting to that in the championship game makes me hope we've worked on some new wrinkles in the off-season. If the line gels early, we could get 10. If the line struggles, we may not win 8.
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    Kam Martin would start today

    I readily admit to ignorance here so forgive that, but it seems so much of our oddball blocking schemes leave a lot of opposing jerseys camping out in our backfield. When you couple that with Gus' love of screen-hail mary or bust, it's hard to see a small back carrying the bulk of the load...which would have to involve a LOT of blocking.
  3. I don’t know that we need to be 50/50, but we need to develop an effective intermediate passing attack. Screens and hail marys aren’t going to back defenses off the line.
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    Gus is ranked 16th on the hot seat

    The fact of that ludicrous contract removes any chance of Malzahn being on any hot seat. The press will continue to sell it because no one really knows what to expect with a Malzahn team. His teams are very inconsistent and often look very clumsy and unprepared...even sometimes in victory. He's got the personality of drywall, runs his program as tightly a government intelligence wing and his offenses are pretty unpleasant to look at most of the time. He wins against the two national championship contenders in a matter of weeks, then drops two duds. It's pretty much the story of his tenure and until he can change that, some rag will keep claiming he's on the hot seat.
  5. aucom96

    Gus is an average coach

    We can get those results a lot cheaper than we're paying.
  6. aucom96

    Gus is an average coach

    As results go, Malzahn is about on par with our average. I just often really don't enjoy watching our offense play. We gets results on the stat line, but we look and react like a backyard pick-up team too often. We too often are clearly unprepared to play games. We've been recruiting at a level I can't remember us sustaining in the past, but Kirby is making it tough in Georgia and the three stars are increasingly dotting our take. In my admittedly 100% uneducated fan opinion, I think Malzahn is a young coach playing with a veteran ego and we'll live or die on his system. We went double or nothing on the guy, so he's going to be here for years to come...and I suspect we just saw the most talent he'll ever put on one field.
  7. aucom96

    Tucker Brown moves to Center

    So a tight end might actually get used for something?
  8. aucom96

    Offense in 2018

    I can accept a run-first offense, but I can't accept our propensity to ram our heads into a brick wall. A good defense can counter our tendencies which are pretty obvious, and our passing game still consists primarily of screens and hail mary's. This season we threw the ball more, but still failed to attack half the field which killed us when teams could get consistent pressure. (Not hard with our swiss cheese pass protection)
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    He needs another year, but in this offense he's a drop-back passer that checks a lot of NFL boxes exposing his body to very high risk having to constantly run out busted plays. Our highly senior OL gave up more sacks than three quarters of the teams in the nation last year. I can't imagine any drop back QB is going to be excited about waiting for a new line to gel next year.
  10. aucom96

    Woodson New Coach

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    Chip: We really didn't make adjustments

    We hired a high school coach who sold books on a scheme. What do you expect? The scheme is who Malzahn - and anyone who coaches for him - is. If it works, it's the scheme. If it doesn't, it's execution. The idea that a staff prepares and takes away what you're doing is not something a book peddler is going to ever accept.
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    Hand's contract expires today

    I was looking at stats and since this guy has come to Auburn, we've allowed more than double the sacks on the season as before. I know we've passed quite a bit more this year, but with a talented, senior-heavy's pretty ugly.
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    Season in review

    This season ended on a higher note than I expected pre-season, but this was possibly the most talent Malzahn will ever compile on one team. I still saw us showing up for some games and then looking completely lost in others. I still saw an offense that has virtually no "plan B" when adjustments or injury change the script. I still saw consistent fundamental breakdown, bafflingly poor playcalling and a passing game that looks more like something from a backyard football game than an SEC level playbook. We're bought in with this guy now, so it feels useless to criticize. I can't say I'm optimistic, but next year's schedule is favorable in some respects. With all of the coaching turnover, we have an opportunity to be in a good position moving forward...but that implies a consistency I've never seen with Gus Malzahn. I don't think I'll ever have any solid idea of what to expect with his teams.
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    Official Postgame thread

    One man is paid 7 MILLION a year to make sure players are motivated and prepared to compete in a bowl game they don't care about. No player is paid to execute. No fan is paid to show up and cheer. This isn't year one for Malzahn and it's far from the first time his teams have shown up looking unmotivated, unprepared and were ultimately outplayed by teams with far less talent. We're stuck with him now, though...and he and his agent know it well.
  15. This is an example of why Gus will never be WORTH top coaching money. He is consistently unprepared and consistently fails to adjust. He catches lightning in a bottle once in a while, but on average he's average.