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  1. Hspoprn

    How Would You Fix This Team? Pt. 1

    Can't run the "Old Gus" offense with a pro-style quarterback. IMO this has been the greatest coaching failure, having a pro-style qb and trying to run either a zone read or HUNH offense is a recipe for defeat and frustration.
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    Upon Further Review -Tennessee Game

    Pro-style qb's do not do well in zone-read offenses. Stidham is not the problem - not developing the proper offensive scheme to maximize his abilities is the problem. No qb can perform without an OL. To paraphrase Gus Moron " We don't have a talent problem, we have a coaching problem."
  3. Choose 1 running back and run them every play until they get injured.
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    Mark My Word 2018

    MMW: Gus will not allow Chip to run the offense. Chip leaves AU after this season. MMW: Saban and the bammers win consecutive nattys. MMW : Tennersee wins at least 7 games. MMW: There will be fewer than 20 fights between fans at the AU/UA game in tuscalooser. At least 10 of the altercations will be drunk bammer fans fighting each other. MMW: Auburn fires Mickey Dean after this softball season.
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    Poll: Cord Sandberg, Willis, Gatewood, or Bo Nix?

    Toss up who will start, but all 4 will play. Don't laugh, we have an offensive genius for a HC, ya know.
  6. September 1st, if the past is any indicator................
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    Receivers...what we know and what we don't

    Truer words were never spoken.
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    pat dye: offensive line key for 2018

    If history is any indicator, Gus will play all three of them the first few games.
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    could be easiest home slate in years

    Seriously, why does #butgus even have fall practice ? The first few games look like a rec team where everybody on the squad is required to play.
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    Receivers...what we know and what we don't

    Also, we have a WR who is 5' 8" tall committed for 2019. WTH ?
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    2019 softball recruiting thread

    No pitchers ?
  12. Thanks for posting. Situation with Dean could get interesting.
  13. Hspoprn

    Women's College World Series

    Sort of off-topic: I didn't watch all of the games this weekend, but watched a good bit. Did not see one slapper make a contribution. Power hitting was abundant. Is the era of slappers over? I personally hope so.
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    Softball: The Future

    The main strength of Draper was her speed on the bases. If she got a base on balls, odds were highly in favor of her stealing second, resulting in a RISP. With power hitters, sure you give them the green light occasionally with a 3-0 count. Doesn't make much sense to do it with slappers/speed players though. They have one mission -- get on base.
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    Softball: The Future

    Thanks. Wish we had gotten her. As noted in a previous post somewhere on the forum, it is almost impossible to teach a player how to swing the bat at this stage of their career. It is, however, the responsibility of the coach to instruct them WHEN to swing the bat, and when NOT to swing the bat. Draper getting the go-ahead to swing at pitches with a 3-0 count is the coaches responsibility., and was simply foolish. If she ignored a "take" sign from a coach, she should have been on the bench. Teaching batters to not swing at pitches that bounce in the dirt before the pitch reaches home plate is also the coaches responsibility - Practice sessions and a little bench time works wonders for this ( see post re: Rivera -- If she is taught plate discipline, she will be an All-American). Will be watching with interest how well Dean recruits, and what the off-season brings.