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Lol, the team that auburn hasn't beat in the 3 major sports since 2007, aka your owners.
I am just glad this wasn't nuked as I slept my five hours last night. I needed the laughs. Amazingly an eagletiger created this laugh factory. Who would have thought that possible. Ha
There are only four answers to any question: Yes, No, I don't know, or the Correct Answer.
Right. Every program has cycles like these. Y'all had the Mikes (Price, Shula, etc.) and we had the last 5 years of the Fulmer era, the Kiffin experiment and then the Dooley disaster. We'll be back one day, and I hope to see some competitive Third Saturdays in the future. Good luck to you in 2013, sir. LSU and A&M are going to make it tough, but I think the Tide will roll the SEC again.
"What did he do? All he did was score!" - John Ward
Mornin', Vols. Whuh'd I miss?
Now if they could just figure out how to screw it in
Dont forget Dubose... granted, we won the SEC with him... but followed that with a 3 win season.
LSU will be a big game for us, but I really believe A&M get "exposed" early. Saban doesnt often lose to the same team twice in a row, and our players will want to prove something in that game.
2014 is the year people want to position themselves to be the best in this league. AJ being gone and not having an experienced SEC level QB to take over for him is slightly disconcerting.
In honor of the OP... the barn will get beat in the same fashion as last years Iron Bowl. Its one of those "Saban picks the final score" things. I wonder if they are being paid like a division II team to play us....
Surprisingly, not that much, 92. It was all in good fun (for the most part) and everyone refrained from using profanity or threats. Hopefully, it will stay that way. Threads that disintegrate into that are shut down quickly on here.
I love jabbing at bama fans, most of you guys can take a joke. Or, maybe you just don't understand it, and don't reply for fear of looking stupid....Nah, we've already seen proof that's wrong. I have quite a few friends that are bama fans, they can be annoying, but most are good people. Florida fans, however, can irritate me faster than a sandpaper thong. But, hey, that's a whole 'nother thread.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
It's ironic that you have grammar mistakes in this post.
Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear.
No, I don't see AU rolling over and playing dead this season like last, but unless we get a QB to step up, out W/L record won't improve much.
Well normally, pepe, I'd tell you that you and the Vols are about as cool as a school bus wreck, but this seems to be a fun bunch. Aubs are stupid, I suppose we can all agree on that. Constantly comparing themselves to us. Would appear via earlier posts that y'all understand what this is like. Anchor down?
Anyway, also wanted to compliment you on how much weight you've lost since I last saw you. Y'all still together?
Yes, but in CGM's super fast offense... if your offense isnt successful, (and it needs a decent QB to be successful), they will give the opposing teams too many opportunities.
So even if the D is technically better, they will be on the field more often and will wear down. They will get scored a lot on because of the lack of production from the other unit.
So yes, finding a QB will be the most important piece, obviously... but lets not forget the talent level in other positions isnt where it neds to be to remain competitive with the curent elite SEC teams. Too many players purged from those highly ranked classes, so even with a good QB, its an uphill struggle going into this season.
Looks like you got yourself a new tat.
They have a huge case of little man syndrome. How do you all perceive CJF
I did, but you were seriously misinformed.
For the ever-hopeful bammers inhabiting this thread, some bad news for you:
Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs said today that an internal review showed no signs of academic fraud or other violations alleged in a story written earlier this month by Selena Roberts.
Here is the statement from Jacobs:
In response to an article published by Roopstigo.com earlier this month, we have reviewed the allegations of academic fraud made in the story. Even though many of the sources interviewed for the article criticized the reporter for misquoting or misrepresenting them as soon as the story appeared, the allegations were serious enough to prompt an internal review.
The most serious allegation is the claim that academic fraud occurred prior to the 2011 BCS National Championship game. Auburn Athletics and Auburn University Internal Auditing have completed independent reviews of the academic allegations. There is no evidence academic fraud occurred.
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The article alleges improper grade changes took place to make nine student-athletes eligible for the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. That is false. In fact, six players were academically ineligible for the BCS National Championship game, and none of them made the trip to Arizona with the team.
The article also states that former football student-athlete Michael Dyer was academically ineligible prior to the BCS National Championship game. That is also false. Mr. Dyer was never in danger of academic ineligibility. In fact, he passed 15 hours during the fall of 2010 (nine more than required by the NCAA) and had a 2.8 GPA at the end of the fall semester. Mr. Dyer actually passed a combined 24 hours in the summer and fall semesters.
The article also implies that an academic counselor who works with the athletic department kept Mike McNeil eligible by changing his grade in a course from an F to a C. The article fails to point out that the professor changed Mr. McNeil's grade after documented reasons were provided, including excused absences from classes for medical reasons. The independent review by Auburn University Internal Auditing showed that all institutional policies regarding grade changes for excused absences were followed.
It is also worth noting that while Mr. McNeil also alleges that former Auburn assistant coach Will Muschamp paid him during the 2007 season, Coach Muschamp immediately and publicly denied the allegations, as was widely reported throughout the media.
The article also claims that Mr. McNeil recalls receiving $500 cash to entertain a former prospect, Dre Kirkpatrick, while Mr. Kirkpatrick was on an official visit to Auburn. Mr. Kirkpatrick never took an official visit to Auburn. Mr. Kirkpatrick has since publicly stated that no one at Auburn gave him money or spent money on him during unofficial visits to our campus.
As Auburn's Athletics Director, it's my job - no matter how proud I am of Auburn - to carefully review charges made against our program when warranted.
As the facts demonstrate, the article is clearly flawed. I want you to know that I will always act on the basis of facts. I will continue to fight for Auburn University, and I will continue to defend this great institution against such attacks.
One more thing needs to be said about this story, which unfairly attacked former Head Coach Gene Chizik. Coach Chizik came to Auburn with a strong record of rules compliance and a reputation as a man of the utmost character and integrity. I have enormous respect for Coach Chizik, the way he ran his program throughout his entire tenure at Auburn and also the way he left - with dignity and class.
Glad to hear you "accept" things in Tennessee. Get ready to "accept" your annual @ss whooping at the hands of "The University of Alabama" this October.
Actually, Alex, I'm impressed with him. For those Aub lurkers, I'm impressed with Malzahn too. Had a chance this offseason to hear both speak at clinics. Franklin is a workaholic maniac on a Sabanesque level. No one in the conference is out-working him, trust me, and they're doing things the right way. But, at the end of the day, he's at Vanderbilt and, thus, has a ceiling that's he's just about hit.
Malzahn is a workaholic as well but has the benefit of a more tradition-rich and successful program, which is why he was able to recruit a veteran SEC staff to come in.
Don't see Franklin staying long, but he needs more signature wins. In their current states, wins over Auburn and Tennessee just aren't that sexy right now. If he could clip Georgia, Florida, SC ... then he'd be out.
Don't know anything about Butch Jones. Very intrigued by him and what Tennessee will do under him. Should be interesting.
I missed this post. Sorry.
Excellent points, and they illustrate my concerns exactly.
Personally, I'm one of those of those Gumps who prefers to let Auburn be Auburn. The NCAA couldn't possibly poke y'all in the butt the way you have poked yourselves.
I'm curious though ... isn't your illustrious AD stepping outside his privacy boundaries by disclosing a student-athletes grades?
I personally hope Jacobs doesn't go anywhere.
I watched Auburn practice back on 4/10. On offense, you're seriously deficient at WR and, as you know, quarterback. Seriously deficient. As in, just 4- or 5-win deficient. You'll be fine on the OL (I'm a big fan of Coach Grimes) and your RBs are nothing great, but serviceable.
Why is a bammer fan critiquing the Auburn offense on the UT site? I can't speak for everyone here, but I don't personally give a flying crap.
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"When we step on that football field, everyone flips a switch. And it's on..." - Butch Jones
I think you are under valuing the WR's. It is hard for them to look good without a QB to throw to them, but we don't have a lot of depth there in scholarship receivers. We have a number of walk on receivers practicing right now, and those could lower the perceived talent pool.
As far as RB goes, why do you think we are weak there? Tre Mason, Corey Grant, and Cameron Artis-Payne are studs.
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