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  1. Not to be a fly in the negative vibe here but Holland, Williams and James, two Jr's and a Sr, can get after the quarterback pretty good. those three plus Davidson and Brown and D. Russell are six guys who are interchangeable for the starting spots. We do really need two or three more guys to step up. I agree with the other posters that Cowart has the ability to be one of those three. I also think that freshman TDM will be another, he will play at 240 or so by first game. Hopefully Nick Coe will be another and it would be a great story if Tashawn Manning was the other and he looked really good early in spring before getting nicked up. Rodney likes to play 10 and that is 10, Big Cat giving us anything would just be icing on the cake and i am not counting on that at this time.
  2. it is just like being offered a job contingent on passing a drug test. You have an offer, you can accept but if the contingency doesn't occur then the offer is withdrawn and you go your way and the employer looks for someone else. Pretty simple to understand actually.
  3. Your interpretation of the rule cannot work and that is why it is not illegal. When a lineman goes to cut a defensive lineman or a linebacker that defender can and does jump over the blocker. That is not illegal and is not hurdling. Saying they cannot jump over but must stand on ground and be blocked makes no sense. Also what about a linebacker leaping to meet a ballcarrier trying to jump over the pile for a first down or touchdown. That is also not illegal. if made illegal all you have to do is tell the ballcarrier to hurdle the line high enough and no defender can leave their feet to tackle him. Not the rule and shouldn't be the rule. We have too many rules. Leave the game alone and let them play. If a player is that athletic have the center raise up. Anyway the play was not illegal before but appears it will be now. Just like the stupid horse collar rule. Basically you cannot tackle somebody who is in front of you unless you can wrap your arms around them.
  4. Beaker, no offense but the first play we ran against arkansas was the same speed sweep we ran in the first series of downs to a different wide receiver against clemson.
  5. ill just say again and i have seen him live twice and i am not an alum or fan of his HS, I hope he does not go to a team we play! He is a Barry Sanders type runner and the same height, 5-8. Would really love to sit down with Gus and Horton and Lindsey and hear them analyze the kid.
  6. That will be a mistake. They are not the same kind of back at all. Butterbean will end up playing at 195 pounds or so and has no problem running inside. He is strong and quick not just a jet sweep speed guy. He is also incredibly durable. He has another year spring, summer and fall to get bigger and build on his current resume, but to compare him to a 165 pound guy is just not accurate.
  7. Good for you but i would never want my child exposed to the world view that is Stanford when they could be at Auburn. I guess it is just what you believe!
  8. E, can you help me with this 29 number. They took 24 in 2015 and 2016. In order to take 29 this year they have to have 4 count back to last year. I assume that some of the 24 from 2016 did count back but to work they would have had to count 3 back. Gray shirting last year only makes them have to count them this year. So what your saying is they counted 3 back and with only signing 24 they have 4 extra slots for this year? correct.
  9. young man plays high and lateral agility is not best right now but he gets downfield and blocks and clearly has a mean streak about him. Will have to work on pad level and getting movement on big down shade DT's and 3 techniques. However, he has pretty good straighline movement and likes to block downfield. DB's always hate to get hit by 300 pounders.
  10. E, if you look at AU in 2010 our prior four years composite was 6th,23rd,24th and 10th. So yes we were not outside top 12 but 2 of the 4 years but those two were outside top 20, yet we still won it all. It would appear to me the common factor with Clemson would be a fantastic qb. However, it is another example that you do not have to be in top 12 three out of four previous years to win it all.
  11. E, why do you say we will not be top 10 if we hit on those three guys plus bring on two more 3 stars? We are currently 9th on scout, 9th on espn and 13th on rivals with only 19 commits. If we add those three 4 star guys and two 3 star guys you will just have to explain how we fall out of top 10 when most everybody above us is full and nobody below us has room to take more than 5 guys. Thanks.
  12. You all know more than me but it looks like they are taking another OL. I would think we get TJ or Lasater. If we get R. Johnson looks like we would still take T. Taylor as well. thats 4. From what i am seeing they will fall back and take another ath safety type. Thats 5. If they take another TE as you say then thats 6 and we are full. Pretty sure if we hit on the above that will play out. We all know Big Cat is going to UGA and Parks somewhere other than us. Just hate to strike out on a projected rush DE.
  13. E, not to just be disagreeable but the height deal is way over rated. Carl Lawson is 6-2. Kevin Greene was 6-2. The Harrison guy for Pittsburgh that is playing at 38 is 6-1 maybe. TD has great hips, a quick step and a huge heart. sometimes lower to the ground is better. The old adage low man wins is still as applicable today as 30 years ago. Frankly we miss alot of good players worrying about their height. Centers over 6-2 are at a disadvantage blocking a nose anyway. The point, dont worry about TD being only 6-1 he will be fine.
  14. Who out of all the names mentioned have not pulled their names out of contention? Mazzone not interested. Yurcich not interested. Two TCU guys gone somewhere else. Jake Spavital not interested. who am i missing? Kendall Briles cannot get our NCAA compliance office approval. Not touching Art Briles. So does that leave of names we have heard, Sterling Gilbert and Chip Lindsey?
  15. Could the person who thinks Chip Lindsey would be an awful hire please set forth reasons for this belief so we could all understand. His resume is very good and has worked at Auburn so there is a good chance he could get along. Whether you are a supporter of D. Craig or Gus or neither if you are an AU fan you dont want to hire someone that ends up with feelings about each other like they had. It has a negative impact on the staff, team and ultimately the University. So if there is some real reasons why Chip would not do well since he appears to be a very good qb coach and had a great offense at USM and has Georgia and Alabama connections please share.