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  1. We don't realize how much we are going to miss Marlon and DB next year. Those types don't come along often.
  2. Agree about Gus reactions after the interceptions. What QB wants to run off the field after throwing a bad pick and see your coach on his knees with a why me Lord look on his face. Pull him over and coach him. Give Gatewood a series and have Dillingham get on the head set and calm him down. Focus on the fundamentals like footwork. Looks like Bo likes to scramble and throw on the run but that is not a formula for success. Step up in the pocket and deliver a strike. Start the game with a few short slants to get his confidence up in a big game on the road. It was a terrible start and Bo's confidence was shot pretty quick and we struggled the rest of the way home.
  3. Amazing how similar Bo looked yesterday vs Stidham last year. They both scrambled at the hint of pressure. Both inaccurate. Our passing game is not about timing. We have no quick slants or passes to the RB or TE(HB) to off set the strong pass rush. We are clueless and make no adjustments. We do not COACH our QBs to step up in the pocket and deliver a strike. It is a passive type attack. We always seem to be on the run. Maybe because on 1st down we either run or throw the bubble screen and end up with a lot of 3rd and longs. Yesterday we had a lot of 3rd and shorts and our OL get obliterated and we punted in most cases. Our offense is the same against any defense so it's not hard to game plan against our Offense especially if you have a decent DLine. And LSU, UGA and bammer all have more than a decent DLine. Going to be some tough games ahead with this offense.
  4. Punt and kick-off coverage was very poor. We need to make some changes to our coverage teams and tell our punter to kick it higher. We will give up a TD return very soon if we don't make significant improvement in that area.
  5. Just committed to bammer. He is 205 lbs but he will be 220 lbs before he sets foot on campus. Bammer knows how to play the game.
  6. Wow, had no idea Muschamp felt like that about DD. Every team needs a DD to keep them going. One of my favorite players. I also lost a little of respect for Muschamp over this one. DD should send him his All-SEC award, but that's not DD. He will be a success whether he makes it in the NFL or not. He just has the will to excel.
  7. The best was to see Stidham have a great game and our seniors that worked their rear ends off for Auburn go out in such great fashion. Happy for the players. They deserved a game like this one.
  8. I don't get overly hyped based on this bowl game. So much of the game is mental. I give Gus absolute credit for having the team ready to play from the opening kick-off. Purdue was not ready to play. In these bowl games that happens. It has happened to us on several occasions. We owned the trenches and that allows you to do a lot. It allows the QB to step up and make reads and good throws. It allows the LBers to make tackles in the holes. Unfortunately, there were several games during the season where we did not own the trenches. The OL played better down the stretch. I have constantly bashed JBG but I do think he coached improvement in the OL during the second half of the season. His recruiting issues will continue to plague us. So it will be interesting to see if this bowl game transfers to the off season and spring practice. I don't think we will play many teams next season that are mentally not prepared or that we will own the LOS. I hope that I am wrong.
  9. Grimes ain't going anywhere. Who do you think Gus could hire as an OL coach? His circle of trust is so small. We are stuck with Grimes for another year. His OL will be a large factor in next year being Gus' last one.
  10. HUGE Miss!!! We were desperate to get some positive news on the OL recruiting front. I hope Gus has enough awareness to understand when he is fired next year that bringing back JBG will be in the top 5 reasons. Nah, he will be too busy counting his millions!!! JABA
  11. I complained at the start of the year when Brown and Marlon didn't make 1st Team SEC. I was wrong. They didn't earn 1st Team SEC. Maybe not 2nd Team SEC. Have they improved or developed over their 3 years at Auburn? No one has more 1st round draft potential than Brown and look at where he is. He might slip into the late first round if he shows out at the Combine, but most likely a 2nd rounder. Has Marlon improved? Has Russell improved. Named one player on the offense or defense that has improved? We don't develop what talent we have and we don't have that much. Yesterday is what you get when you are completely overmatched. Our secondary is garbage. How many plays did out corners make? How many plays did out safeties make either providing support to long passes or coming up and breaking up crossing patterns. They are always late wherever they are. Just a very poorly coached team. I think some of it is due to the defense giving up with our anemic offense.
  12. He can blame the Gus offense with no offensive line, no running attack and poor passing route tree and every scout in the NFL would understand and agree. His stock has definitely been damaged. He did not show the ability to make decisions and step up in the pocket. I think he could grad transfer to an air raid offense and everyone (NFL teams) would understand why. How in the world would you trust Gus to develop a passing attack in the off season when he wouldn't or couldn't do it last year. Even with Freeze, there is high risk that Gus would maintain control of yet another offensive disaster. Why does anyone think the OL is going to be improved? What history with Gus and JB would indicate this? I bet he gets the hell out of Auburn the second the lower tier bowl game is over.
  13. It was BS and for most teams it would piss them off and they would remember it the next time we played, but our guys never seem to get pissed off about anything. 1. If you have to find motivation to play UGA then something is wrong with you and 2. Team takes on the personality of their leader. We are wussies. UGA was glaringly bigger, stronger and tougher than us. They would knock your head off and we arm tackle. Every time we made a tackle, their RB was falling forward. We just didn't seem to have the heart to lay it on the line. I think the team would follow Deshaun Davis to hell and back. Not sure there are many more of those on the team. Too soft.
  14. I would be thrilled with #7 right now. I am fearful we are going to lose some of our top recruits. I hope we can convince them to stay on board and let's see which assistant coaches we can get to try to turn this disaster around.