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2019 O Line Recruiting

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1 hour ago, McLoofus said:

DLs have also been learning the OL position their entire careers just by competing with them on every play. After OLs, nobody knows more about blocking than DLs. 

Most DBs are also former WRs and quarterbacks. A lot of RB/LBs out there. 

Makes sense. 

They're also typically a lot more athletic and nastier than groomed OL.

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We need a better OL then what Grimes coach has shown us. 5 OL signees in 2 years.  Most teams who's thin on the offensive line will go out and work like crazy to sign 5 or 6 OL every year.

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On 2/7/2019 at 3:00 PM, SumterAubie said:

How close is Simmons to taking over? Or is he even being groomed to take over? Or is that just a pipe dream?

Simmons is about to be entering the transfer portal. So I'm told. 

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19 minutes ago, WarDamnEagleWDE said:

Simmons is about to be entering the transfer portal. So I'm told. 

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7 minutes ago, gravejd said:

Players not liking Grimes coaching style or we trying to weed out folks that are not contributing?

Sammons could be ready to move on his own. He's progressed little while at AU. I think CA needs different scenery & maybe some toughening up.

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1 hour ago, WarDamnEagleWDE said:

Simmons is about to be entering the transfer portal. So I'm told. 

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9 hours ago, gravejd said:

Players not liking Grimes coaching style or we trying to weed out folks that are not contributing?

Grimes is really ruining our entire program from the inside out.

Dude repels both recruits AND current players on the roster.

The level at which he sucks at his job, while still being the 4th highest paid in the country for his position, is actually impressive at this point.

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7 minutes ago, L I G E R said:

Grimes is really ruining our entire program from the inside out.

Dude repels both recruits AND current players on the roster.

The level at which he sucks at his job, while still being the 4th highest paid in the country for his position, is actually impressive at this point.

CA showed up overweight and Herb Hand questioned his toughness before Grimes ever showed up. The book on Sammoms was that he was going to be a project when coming out of high school. I don’t see how Grimes is ruining the program? If a player can’t cut the mustard, then so be it. Not every recruit will. Rodney Garner is a hell of a coach and recruiter and Byron Cowart was possible the highest rated recruit we have ever gotten and he washed out so do we rail coach RG? 

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1 hour ago, AlaskanFAN said:

CA showed up overweight and Herb Hand questioned his toughness before Grimes ever showed up. The book on Sammoms was that he was going to be a project when coming out of high school. I don’t see how Grimes is ruining the program? If a player can’t cut the mustard, then so be it. Not every recruit will. Rodney Garner is a hell of a coach and recruiter and Byron Cowart was possible the highest rated recruit we have ever gotten and he washed out so do we rail coach RG? 

Let's see who had the better line last year? Also who has recruited better? So sure we can rail Rg the same as Grimes 🤔

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1 hour ago, AlaskanFAN said:

CA showed up overweight and Herb Hand questioned his toughness before Grimes ever showed up. The book on Sammoms was that he was going to be a project when coming out of high school. I don’t see how Grimes is ruining the program? If a player can’t cut the mustard, then so be it. Not every recruit will. Rodney Garner is a hell of a coach and recruiter and Byron Cowart was possible the highest rated recruit we have ever gotten and he washed out so do we rail coach RG? 

plus Grimes is not anywhere near a top paid OL coach ...last I saw was in the same range as our other assistants....and see he is way down the list among Div 1  coaches in terms of salary.   .Makes a lot of money by real world standards but not by college standards  FWIW

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On 2/12/2019 at 9:03 PM, Southwest said:

Let's see who had the better line last year? Also who has recruited better? So sure we can rail Rg the same as Grimes 🤔

Scroll through to 2015 and you’ll see these same haters wanting RG run off too. 

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37 minutes ago, alexava said:

Scroll through to 2015 and you’ll see these same haters wanting RG run off too. 

And I remember when Garner was at GA, the bio on his was that he was a great recruiter and an so-so on field coach. We only wanted him for his recruiting knack. 

Turns out he is not bad at coaching his defensive players. And knocking him bc of one or two top recruits not panning out is ridiculous. His overall coaching ability of the players he brings in is very good IMO. 

A lot of times the position coach gets blamed for a player not producing when in reality its the DC and his schemes that contribute to a player not cutting it in the end.

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1 hour ago, alexava said:

Scroll through to 2015 and you’ll see these same haters wanting RG run off too. 

To be fair, he signed one of our best ever hauls in 2013 and then only signed 2 impact players in the next 2 classes. (Cowart was an impact signing, but not an impact player.) And those CEJ defenses were as bad as Auburn's ever seen, DL included. In 2015, it didn't look like Garner was getting results. It wasn't "haters". It was people who objectively saw a lack of job performance.

People thought Jason Campbell sucked after the 2003 season, too. Because up until that point, he had. It wasn't "hate". 

 

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2 hours ago, alexava said:

Scroll through to 2015 and you’ll see these same haters wanting RG run off too. 

There hasn't been much negativity with Garner.

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39 minutes ago, McLoofus said:

To be fair, he signed one of our best ever hauls in 2013 and then only signed 2 impact players in the next 2 classes. (Cowart was an impact signing, but not an impact player.) And those CEJ defenses were as bad as Auburn's ever seen, DL included. In 2015, it didn't look like Garner was getting results. It wasn't "haters". It was people who objectively saw a lack of job performance.

People thought Jason Campbell sucked after the 2003 season, too. Because up until that point, he had. It wasn't "hate". 

 

You could also call it impatience. You could call it not considering the persons entire body of work. I’m glad we didn’t get rid of Jason or RG. I don’t think our fans understand you have ups and downs. Constantly changing staff members just for the sake of change can set you back. Unless you have a candidate you know is a better fit you might better stick with what has worked. 

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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.

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