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  1. I thought you were connected WDE? You know very well if you are what they get away with in Mobile, no need to say it here.
  2. Posters, look i can tell you coach grimes knows how to coach and the kids do like him and listen to him. I cannot tell you why last year was so bad but just like baseball you have to start with being strong up the middle and we were not. That was not totally his fault since he had not been here for two years in between. As to coaching he understands footwork and hand placement and runs an upbeat get after practice, but yet finds ways, unlike Ricky Trickett, to make learning and getting better fun and competitive for the players. He apparently needs some help recruiting and i say apparently but looks like we are providing that help. Otherwise he is a good coach and unless you have seen him run his practice and you KNOW he does not have a clue about coaching the OL i really wish you would back off. It ONLY hurts Auburn.
  3. Will be interesting to see if he can enroll in January 2020? If so it will make pickup even better
  4. guy moves his feet well. Would be great if he grew taller appears to be a better OT prospect than OG. Gets to next level very well but plays high and would have trouble right now getting movement on a big 2/3 technique DT.
  5. Looks like you can strike Sammons from that list. I do not see how we cannot look for a transfer who would sit and a GT next spring unless we think we can sign in the 2020 class one of those rare guys who can play OT as a true freshman. Heaven forbid anyone gets hurt.
  6. why does everyone keep saying that for 2020 the starters would have no live reps at Auburn? Troxell and Brahms have already started games and will play alot, maybe even start a game or two based on injuries or performance in 2019. With the new 4 game redshirt rule Osburne, Bell and Jones could all play in four games this year and still be counted as redshirt freshman in 2020. Finally, one would certainly expect that Manning, Stutts and Irvin among others will play some in 2019 maybe even Sammons. Thats 9 guys with some to starting experience. Number would be better if 12 or so with that experience plus the guys being brought in next class but other than super thin at OT not a disaster. It has happened that people like Sammons have turned the corner and boy we need that to happen. Otherwise Osburne has to be good, fingers crossed, and we absolutely have to find another James or Driscoll in the transfer portal this year or GT next spring.
  7. Guys, nobody thinks our OL recruiting was anything other than adequate. Please consider everything about recruiting and Auburn however when you are being so critical. As a general rule we dont get the 5 star lineman that our main rivals do. We have and always have had to outwork and out hussle and just want it more to compete. We have won in 2010 and 2013 with lots of experienced guys. That has been Auburn for 100 years. Do to the things are work against us we have to do more to get the same situation that others can get for less and we have never been able to push the legal envelope as far as others because we have our two biggest rivals on each side of us watching our every move. Just recently we have gotten almost equal ground even in the State legislature. So us as fans making a hard job even more difficult does not help. I am 100 percent with you that we failed to get a big time Left Tackle prospect. I do think just as strongly that Osborne can play right tackle, heck Oklahoma moved their 6'4" guard to tackle this year and had the most dynamic Offense college football has ever had. You do not have to be 6'5" or taller, it can be done. I guess i am saying it would help for a little less being so negative, not saying be a sunshine pumper, would help. I'll sign off yall have at it.
  8. Wouldn't know it from your post! Is there never any sunshine at all where you live?
  9. Well since year after next has everyone frothing at the mouth what will we have to work with. First a redshirt jr. in A. Troxell. He should be good for sure at Rt maybe Lt. Thats one. Second we will have redshirt Jr. Nick Brahms. He did not play well this year but started 3, i believe, games. Like Troxell he will have been in the system for a long time and will be a fully developed guy in 2020, thats two. Two other guys who have all the talent necessary to be sucessful at Og will be Tashawn Manning and Brodarius Hamm, if Hamm does not move to OT. They will be big strong Rs Jr. guys. Thats four upperclass guys who have been at Auburn 4 years. We will also have Kameron Stutts as an upperclassmen and Jalil Irvin. Irvin was pretty highly thought of coming out of high school. That will be 6 guys who will have been in the system and in the weight room for three or four years. By 2020 the three guys we just signed will sophmores or Rs Freshmen. Thats 9 and i did not count Prince Sammons because to this point we have not seen anything to give us hope other than he was a 4 star guy that played dt in high school who will be a sr if he stays and will be 6'7" and 310 or so. Thats 10 if there are no grad transfers and not counting any true freshmen. Not as good as this year with all five back but not the absolute disaster some make it out either. Before spouting off take the time to look at the roster, watch guys play late in games and watch their fundamentals and if possible talk to people who do see practice. You would be surprised how much energy JB shows and how much coaching he does, if you care.
  10. Just to point out we are not rebuilding anything in 2019 on ol or rb. All five starters on ol return plus two backups that also started during year due to injury. As to rb bookie and shivers return only lost asa due to transfer. When your going to poor mouth and put down Gus get it right it is not hard to find a correct accurate reason to do so.
  11. you miss the part about the last five years?
  12. when you are so down on a coach that winning the sec and playing for natty and playing for another sec title doesnt seem like a good season to you then you need to look in the mirror and think about what you are saying. With the schedule we have in 2019 it could very well be a long season but ridiculous comments like this reveal your true color. Get over the hate.
  13. There was so much chatter about OL recruiting i took a look at the team who has won two of the last three national championships. In 2018 that team signed two (2) yep that is correct two OL one 4 star OT and one 3 star OG. In 2017 that team signed 3, yep just 3 OLs, two 4 star OTs and a 3 Star OG. In 2016 that team signed 5 OLs, two 4 stars, two 3 stars and one 2 star. Of that group only one was designated as an OT. So in the last three years the two time national champions have signed only 10 OLs and of those 10 only four were OTs. Just think about that for a minute.
  14. Citing James and gholson is inaccurate neither were grad transfers both had three to play two. There have also been some pretty good teams with high percentage of juco players in past Kansa state won 9-10 games a year doing it and Jackie Sherrill had a pretty good run at moo state. A good coach does what he has to do. If he cannot get them by recruiting he gets them by transfer a win is the same no matter