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  1. The classes have been good enough to start out better than 2-7 against P5 teams. I will not be surprised if they do not finish above .500 in conference play. At least we know they will make the SEC tourney since Mizzu isn't eligible.
  2. I used FloSoftball rankings for all years. 2020- #4 (This years signees, HS seniors) 2019- #2 2018- #11 2017- #2
  3. Not as much as in other sports like football and basketball. I am not saying you are completely off base but AU has been ranked in the top 10 year in and year out now and we see where we are now. The only ones always ranked in the top 10 are UCLA, UAT, and OU. FSU won in 2018 and their highest class ever prior to that was ranked 12th. That is not happening in football. I honestly believe coaching plays a larger role in success than the recruits they bring in. Right now AU has probably the 4th best coach in the state (including all levels from DI to JUCO) and 5th best if we let an assistant at another school be ranked ahead of our HC. The absolute best non pitcher I know of in this 2021 class is going to a mid-major. She would start defensively for any team in the SEC as a freshman and probably hit daily as well. There may be a handful of TB teams in the country that she would not walk in and take over a spot in the MIF. She has the prototype size and speed of a DI MIF and the 29 ACT to go with it. She is not ranked in the top 100. (Not my daughter and doesn't play with her TB team or HS team)
  4. Don't sweat this one at all. Absolutely not going to hurt. Also one big piece of advice for everyone. Take the player rankings with a grain of salt. There is no way Extra Innings or FloSoftball can possibly rank the players. They rely on the coach, parents, or whoever to basically tell them about the girls. While the players at the top are outstanding athletes and will be great at the next level there are 30 more like them ranked 200 spots lower because they do not play for a certain team or coach. I am sure some of yall reading this have been through the travel ball world and know what I am talking about. This goes on in everything from these rankings to girls commitments. Some programs will show you all of these DI's signees and you are impressed but then you find out they are signing for $500 a year in aid and they are responsible for the rest. A year or two later they have transferred to a mid-major or DII so they can actually get playing time. Sadly too many girls are impacted by adults egos and make the decision that looks best on IG or Twitter instead of the best decision for themselves.
  5. I agree with this. It should be one pot and split. The NCAA should be kicking in addtional money from their TV deals along with the conferences. I also do not think it should be in the thousands of dollars but a stipend everymonth to help meet their needs and have some spendig money. I was always one that thought they get a free education but at the same time getting that free education takes away any time they possibly could have for a PT job. I worked as a referee for intramural sports in college to have spending money. It wasn't much but there is no way an athlete could do that. Athletes getting paid is part of NCAA sports. It always has been and always will be. I worked with two guys who played in college in the early 2000's. One was a DII basketball player and another was a DI-AA football player. The basketball player said they would walk into the locker room and find fountain drink cups in their locker. Just carry it out like a drink and pull the cash out later. The football player played at WKU before they moved up and he said they never paid for a meal. He said there were times when 4 or 5 of them went out for pizza and when they paid their $40 bill with 2 twenties they would get $200 in change back to split.
  6. I believe he was reffering to Clayton Bigsby.
  7. I have been saying this for years. Saban has my upmost respect for his ability to lead and build a program. On game day with equal talent I would take GM and about 20 other coaches over him. Saban has a process and a plan and once it gets outside of that he is screwed.
  8. AU- 31 uat- 17 Gus is suddenly going to realize that running the hurry up is what got him here. uat will not expect us to run our 2 minute offense early and by half time there D will be gassed since they do not have the depth they had in the past.
  9. I don't care if GM loses to uat and finishes 8-4. He is not going anywhere this year. An interim president is not going to sign off on him being fired and paying out that kind of money. He is getting another year and once a new president is in place the clock will start ticking. At that point it is win or be gone.
  10. GM is not going to be fired. The AD's comments after the BOT meeting yesterday give me 100% confidence GM will be here next year if he wants to be here. Green didn't give the dreaded AD endorsement of a dead man walking. He praised the coaching staff and the team and pointed out it was the toughest schedule in the country yet they competed every single game. He also said the more he is around the staff and players he realizes what great AU men they are and how well they represent the university.
  11. There is absolutely no way that Smart and uga went soft on AU in the 4th quarter just so GM could keep his job. uga has a loss to SC and they needed a statement win against AU to help their resume for the playoffs. The best case scenario for UGA was a 21-0 win not a 21-14 win with one Nix pass away from it going to OT with AU having all the momentum.
  12. It was a freak injury and was still the first half of the game. There was no reason for him not to be in there. uat fans are screaming he should have sat this saturday and the one coming so he was good for the Iron Bowl. The rust he showed in the first half against LSU showed why he needed to be in the game this past saturday. There is so much timing required with offenses now that he has to get work in to be effective.
  13. No I don't see it happening. Finacially it would be a stupid move this season. I am tired of having an offensive offense but for the future of the program I don't want it to happen. The buyout would put a very large dent in the cost of the new football complex. If AU wants to make a move wait a year or two if things don't implode and have that shiny new building dangling out there like a carrot for the perfect hire.
  14. Honestly if true this doesn't surprise me at all. Probably has zero to do with GM and all to do with Sexton. He has one job to do and that is maximise earnings for his clients which in turn maximises his earnings. If he isn't doing this he is not doing his job.
  15. I think the $7-10 million more a year they are pulling in by being in the SEC makes both Mizzu and A&M happy to be here. A&M would be much better off had they not over payed for an average coach. He gets paid almost a million more the GM and they will be lucky if they ever get a 10 win season out of him.