TigerHorn

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  1. TigerHorn

    Upon Further Review -Southern Miss Game

    20 Combined SEC starts on the OL entering the year...... With that VERY inexperienced OL, we've played so far: The #9, #17 and #38 ranked teams in total defense The #4 and #11 teams in Pass Yards Allowed The #7, #9 and #45 ranked teams in Rush D The #4(Tied, with bammer, we are #3), #15 and #21 teams in Scoring D - less than a TD separates #1 from #21 And a Hog team that is pretty clearly on a mission to improve every week. Just sayin' that there are two teams on the field, and they mighta had jes a li'l to do with our abysmal O performances. Washington, LSU, and yes, USM, are not chopped liver. USM was #9 in total D coming into this game. Their 1 pt loss to ULM was their 1st since 1987 to ULM in a fluky game where they lost 2 picks, 2 fumbles and missed 2 FGs. Bammer is ranked in the 20's (or worse) in all but Scoring D against a cupcake schedule, for reference. (Since so many use them as a yardstick.) MSU ranks pretty high in all D categories as well, so a 3-2 rerun might not be out of the question next week. I'd take it and leave Starkville smiling from ear to ear. Stid definitely has a case of happy feet. He is moving around at times when he should be setting up and throwing. At least two of the false starts tonight looked to be on our brand new C not snapping the ball when he was supposed to. Both of those are eminently fixable. If you watched (and literally heard) USM run over Kam in the backfield when he pass blocked last night in the 2nd half, that's why you wouldn't have had the much smaller, younger Worm Shivers in on those plays. I'm not giving up on this season yet......I think no more than 2 more L's the rest of the way, if we get past MSU and their noise. The one thing that could cause more losses would be losing both starting tackles, which we might have done last night.
  2. TigerHorn

    Shake up the OL

    20 Combined SEC starts on the OL entering the year...... With that VERY inexperienced OL, we've played so far: The #9, #17 and #38 ranked teams in total defense The #4 and #11 teams in Pass Yards Allowed The #7, #9 and #45 ranked teams in Rush D The #4(Tied, with bammer, we are #3), #15 and #21 teams in Scoring D And a Hog team that is pretty clearly on a mission to improve every week. Just sayin' that there are two teams on the field, and they mighta had jes a li'l to do with our abysmal O performances. Bammer is ranked in the 20's (or worse) in all but Scoring D against a cupcake schedule, for reference. MSU ranks pretty high in all D categories as well, so a 3-2 rerun might not be out of the question next week. I'd take it and leave Starkville smiling from ear to ear. Stid definitely has a case of happy feet. He is moving around at times when he should be setting up and throwing. At least two of the false starts tonight looked to be on our brand new C not snapping the ball when he was supposed to. Both of those are eminently fixable. I'm not giving up on this season yet......
  3. TigerHorn

    AU, uat, and merit scholarships

    We have picking a school and major - biomedical engineering - under control. I was more interested in commentary on what bammer is doing vs AU's approach.
  4. The DLG (that's Daddy's Little Girl for those of you not blessed with one) is in her Jr year of HS and is starting to look seriously at college options. For my part, I'm looking just as seriously at merit scholarship options. Long story, but for the 1st two years of her college career, we will be in a cash crunch while at the same time classed as "Never" recipients of need-based aid, so it's all academic schollies for her. Many people in the middle class also fall into this category. Fortunately she is ranked in the top 3% of a class of 523 in an IB curriculum. No SAT/ACT scores yet, but we have our fingers crossed. We have a chance....so, looking at how some schools of GENERAL interest stack up (only AU and Clemson from this group are on her list): AU and uat both made the top 50 list of schools by share of freshmen without financial need who receive merit aid, AU coming in at 18th with 29.8% of incoming freshmen receiving an average of $5,976 per year in aid, and uat at 45th with 24.4% of freshmen receiving a stunning average of $11,919 per year! AU had 3,852 freshmen to uat's 6,838 ('13-'14 school year numbers). uat is doling out an astounding $18.4M/year in merit schollies! AU gave out $6.85M in contrast. In terms of $/student, only the vastly smaller U of Texas-Dallas exceeds bammer's per student numbers. No one else in the top 50 is within $2k. Interestingly, UAH, UAB and UNA all make the top 50, but their numbers pale in comparison to uat's per student $, even though their % receiving merit aid is much higher. USC-e, Clemson, OM, and MSU also make the list. Of those schools, Clemson with a ~$7400/per student average is the highest. Looking only at public flagship universities, again uat jumps off the page at you with a per student number $2k/year, actually almost $3k now that I look at it, greater than the next highest, and more than double the merit aid offered by most universities. It is crystal clear that uat has chosen to mortgage its present while gambling on having a bunch of high achievers doing well later in life with donations to bail them out. It's not a bad gamble, especially when coupled with the hedge in sheer number of admissions. One of those two should pay off, and if both do, they may be a very wealthy school in the future. AU has gotten better, but I wish we would be more imaginative around things like this. Thoughts?
  5. TigerHorn

    Demographic Curiosity

    Had the exact same issue TigerTime. I gave up and started a new account over there after months of getting nowhere with tech support, but really don't care to expend the effort to post on two boards. After something like 18 years on that site, guess I am all but done. I like the posters here better, just wish there was a little more activity.
  6. TigerHorn

    Demographic Curiosity

    Fitty somethin' Male Texas AU '88, Texas '92 & '02
  7. TigerHorn

    Chip: We really didn't make adjustments

    The first of the two INTs was caused by an OL getting blown back off the line right into Stid's shoulder as he threw. Had the OL not been blown up, it might still have been picked, but we'll never know.
  8. TigerHorn

    Joey Gatewood article

    The commentary on his work ethic and overall attitude is very reminiscent of Braden Smith. I think the day he signed, when he was asked what he was going to do to celebrate, it was something to the effect of "Get back to work in the weight room".
  9. I'm swinging thru AU on a family Christmas trip and we thought we would catch the AU-UConn game on the 23rd. There aren't many tix left on the AU site, and the Stubhub prices are getting up there. Will this game really be packed? Will they open up student seating as they have in the past during the holidays? Trying to keep costs down with the 4 of us going, but I don't want bad tickets either. I've only been in the new arena once, and I don't recall much about the seats. We sat in the student seats for that one.
  10. TigerHorn

    Peach Bowl could be historic

    Pretty cool, I hadn't thought of it that way! Another bit of perspective: We're paying a clearly improving Gus to coach only a little more than ATM and Arky are paying Sumlin and Bielema NOT to coach!
  11. Sounds like a pretty meh hire - possibly a solid coach, but no recruiting connections at all in SEC territory. Wonder if the guy really knows what he's in for? He will do well with a MSU team that returns most of its key players next year, but he'd better make some solid assistant hires to handle 'crootin for the long term. I can't see this as a great hire for this year's class either. http://www.wwl.com/articles/ap-news/ap-source-penn-states-moorhead-be-next-miss-state-coach
  12. TigerHorn

    Siap tv ratings for iron bowl very high

    People will tune in to watch the Death Star and Lord Sader explode......if they think there's a chance it will happen.
  13. TigerHorn

    Is there a chance we lose Lindsey

    His record as a HC was beyond terrible. I think he retires, or comes as close as he can, at AU.
  14. TigerHorn

    CFP Site - interesting

    At TicketMonster.com, they are already showing Auburn vs Oklahoma in New Orleans! Do they know something we don't? Here's the link, check the sideline labels on the stadium diagram. Maybe just left over from last year, but with all the talk of the possibility of playing bammer, clemmy, and ug twice in one season, it's ironic that our first CFP game could also be a rematch of last year's Sugar Bowl. http://www.ticketmonster.com/buy-College-Football-National-Semifinal-Sugar-Bowl-tickets-at-Mercedes-Benz-Superdome-New-Orleans-Louisiana-01-01-2018/1092342?aid=14849
  15. TigerHorn

    Best Auburn team ever?

    One other aspect to this is that our strength of schedule is now #1 in the nation according to USA Today. All three of the top three for SOS are 2 loss teams. SOS was high in '04, but not #1 as best I recall. Ditto for the other years, aside from 1983.