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Annoying comment for sure, but well-deserved. Gus is pathetic in bowl games, even ones that should be wins.
Right. Their floor is still incredibly high, even with all the turnover, and with most major programs in the SEC having some pretty big question marks of their own, it's likely LSU could be a playoff contender next year as well.
Not surprising, but I think LSU will survive. Brady was instrumental in the success this year, but it wasn't a one-man show, and it's not like LSU doesn't have his blueprint. LSU had a great season in 2018, as well (which could have been even better had the aTm game been properly officiated). The program is in good shape. Depending on quarterback play, they could be right back in the hunt for the SEC and beyond next year.
If I'm not mistaken, didn't Trask play in fewer games? He certainly faced better defenses.
You and me both. For all the talk about Brown and Davidson coming back, that first half was a nightmare for the Auburn defense.
Just to be clear, then... Doesn't Gus have a better record against top teams than Richt did? Auburn also routinely beats up on weaker competition at GA Tech, Kentucky, and Vandy's level, so what's your point? Richt lost to LSU and Bama multiple times, which is noteworthy when considering Auburn plays in a tougher division. It's not like Auburn gets upset every other week, even though it's probably true Gus is part of more inexplicable losses than Richt ever was. Kind of balances out when you see Gus at least almost won a natty and has a better record against top competition. Auburn's problem isn't having to find a coach who could beat the lesser teams better or more often than Gus; it's finding one who could compete against the top tier competition better. No matter how you want to slice it, though, it's time for him to go. The Richt comparison is certainly apt, though I doubt we'll be able to find someone better like UGA did. Tough way to start out the New Year.
I just don't see Auburn doing much better than this under Gus. The sad thing is, the last three years collectively have already been an improvement. I bleed orange and blue and always will, but I don't think I'll be watching next season if Gus is still around. His flash-in-the-pan offense is not the answer. Chad Morris is not the answer. Auburn has fielded some of the most inept offenses I've ever seen starting from the Jeremy Johnson days. Glad we beat Bama this year, but that's about the only thing we did do. This whole year was a massive disappointment. Once again, Auburn beats up on obviously weak teams and falls to a majority of teams with a pulse. It's a pattern under Gus. Congratulations to Minnesota on a magical season.
Looked out of bounds to me but just got to keep playing.
Ugh is right. Hopefully the second halves will bring about different results.
Not only that, but it turned out to be a bad deal for Auburn. Auburn can't seem to get past Coach O even when they should.
What's up with that weird lead? Who has had the success Bama has had this decade? No reason to bring that up. Auburn appeared in the national championship game twice this decade, won one, and came within 13 seconds of winning another against an FSU team that had obliterated nearly everyone else on their schedule. Auburn has also been to the SEC championship game three times this decade to represent the hardest division in college football. Auburn has had incredible success this decade in their own right--how about framing it that way? With all that being said, I preferred the natty win to the Kick-6, though both are simply great.
What a train wreck of an article. I get it--it's Saturday Down South, but this isn't a product anyone should be proud of. The whole piece is written in a juvenile style that is honestly cringe-worthy. "This is just what the Egg Bowl Rivalry needed, more trolling." This is a terrible lead. Why is it what the Egg Bowl needs? And why the comma instead of a colon? "All kidding aside, the rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State was already one of the most fierce in the nation but for anyone thinking things were going to cool down with Lane Kiffin in Oxford, you have another thing coming." Most fierce? Seriously? And WHO was expecting the rivalry to cool down when one of the most controversial figures in college football got the job? What a dumb thing to say. Also, you either forgot or didn't know to put a comma before "but," which speaks badly of both you and your editor (assuming you have one). "Man, the Lane Kiffin era is going to be an interesting one, that’s for sure." Too obvious to be witty or cute. The style you're going for simply falls flat, especially considering your odd choice of a comma. I think it's fair to say readers deserve better than this, even if we're reading for free. Where can I submit my resume?
With Vanderbilt and the even worse Missouri squad coming up, Tennessee may just finish 7-5. Who saw that coming?
I can't stand UGA football. That being said, the Kirby Smart isn't a good coach talk is so overblown. The man is essentially at the start of his coaching career and has elevated the program in just a few short years. Hoping for a great game next week.
Auburn's defense isn't "that good." I've seen Missouri fans say some delusional things, but that probably takes the cake.
It's locker room talk. Coach is firing up his kids after a big win. Who cares? Nice to see them enjoy this, especially after all the doubters.
Almost lost? Bama scored a garbage time TD to make it look closer than it was. The game was really never in doubt.
Sure, but then nobody would be writing stories about him. lol
Same. Danielson obviously has a fantastic knowledge of the game. I'll never get the "biased" accusations. I've literally seen both sides of a Danielson-commentated game accuse him of bias over the course of the same game. lol If there's any truth to it, I haven't seen it. I personally like his style, but I don't have a problem with people who don't.
Right. Some of those throws were head-scratching. I get that he's a freshman, but that excuse only goes so far.
Auburn's defense being good probably had more to do with the LSU offense being out of sync than you're making it out to be. It's the LSU defense I'd be wary of--simply because that Auburn offense is terrible. Nix gave me Jeremy Johnson flashbacks with some of those throws. Was a fun one to watch, even though we lost. Hope LSU beats Bama in a couple of weeks!
LSU is number one right now, as far as I'm concerned. Defense looks iffy, but the resume speaks for itself.