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Auburns O-line isn't rebuilding, we return all 5 starters from last year. As for the RB's, we've got plenty of talent, but the o-line and playcalling last year was the issue. Qb's? We've got 2 great options, and while they are unproven, I fully expect whoever wins to become one of the top qb's in the SEC this year. I'm not saying I buy into the 10 wins, but historically after a disappointing season of underperforming, Gus usually gets an unknown qb and excels coaching with his back against the wall.
I love when people hate on millenials. Here's the thing about millenials. 95+% of all current professional athletes are millenials. The fastest man in the world history is a millenial. One of the richest self made men in the world is a millenial. Social media? Thank millenials. The majority of Iraq and Afghanistan vets? Also millenials. Is there a portion of millenials that cry and whine? Sure. Here's the thing: the fault lies squarely on previous generations for terrible parenting. The real "safe space" generation is the latest gen, gen z.
Based on the initial declaration that was used against the big 12 (you gotta be a conference champ to enter) Bama didn't earn it. BUUUTTT the committee changed the rules for that osu $$$$$$ and as a result of that precedent I'd certainly say Bama earned it. In my eyes any 1 loss team in the SEC West should earn a spot, but that's just me.
When's the last time Tennessee won anything of significance? The SEC? Natty? SEC East?
Gus deserves alot of criticism, but his offense when equipped with the right personnel, doesn't. People constantly say it's bad for qb's. I don't think so. Gus has had 4 different Qb's set countless different single season records, particularly in passing. Heck, Stidham, in just 2 seasons, became #2 all time total passing yards. The stats paint a much different picture than the analysts and talking heads.
That high school offense has produced 1 national championship, 2 SEC championships, and 3 SEC West championships.
Had the refs called the double dribble, the foul wouldn't have occurred and Auburn would have won. They didn't call the double dribble but they did (rightly) call the foul. Sucks, but it is what it is at this point.
Wins/losses don't really tell you whether an offense is great or not. It's possible to have an amazing offense and a poor defense and still lose alot of games. It really comes down to stats and performance against good defenses. Offensively Auburn has performed great against good to great defenses far more consistently than not. Alot of Gus's losses have been in the 1 score range, and alot of those losses came down to poor play calling and decisions, which is definitely a hit on Gus, but not his scheme.
Say what you want about the offense, but it's produced countless records and sent quite a bit of players to the NFL. Is Gus a qb guru? No. But 1 thing is certain, he's drastically developed Gatewood over the past year as evidenced the past 2 spring games.
All I need/needed to see in regards to Gatewood was some significant improvement in the passing game. This spring showed he's developed shockingly well in that regard, so ultimately I'm 100% on board whether he gets qb1 or Nix does. I feel like it's really a toss up at this point between the 2, with Gatewood currently ever so slightly ahead since Gus was helping Nix with reads and progressions.
Since Stidham declared I've stated on the record that it would be Gatewood or Nix. My initial impressions had Nix with the edge, but that was contingent on Gatewood not developing in the passing game. Gatewood appears to have progressed quite nicely thus far, which is shocking considering Gus has yet to show he can develop qb's so I wouldn't be surprised at all now to see him get the nod.
Malzahn has yet to be consistent. Every other year he's on the hot seat. He's yet to develop a quarterback. As a Head Coach hes been mediocre. He needed an extension, but he was not worth what it cost.
I don't deny that it was a foul, my only issue was Virginia had been doing the same thing all game and never got called for it. If you're gonna call something at least be consistent and not wait till the game is on the line.
Being the underdog means the other team can overlook you to an extent. Also, Auburn has been an underdog all tournament except for rd 1 and yet they keep winning. Besides, underdog is just an opinion.
I know you're butt hurt over that a$$whooping today, but Coach Pearl has already been cleared of that mess. Whatever helps you sleep at night though.
The only whining and crying I see is from UGA fans. I personally don't like having to play UGA then Bama in a 3 week span. The UGA game is always physical and wears a team down right before the biggest game of the year. Someone, anyone, show me a tougher stretch than playing (potentially) UGA and Bama on the road then the SECCG. That said, quit crying about the back to back UGA road games. Auburn had nothing to do with that, you can thank mizzou and aTm.
National Championships: Auburn 1 UGA 0 National championship appearances: Auburn 2, UGA 1 Throw in Auburn has beaten Alabama 3 or 4 times, UGA has beaten Bama 0.
Within the current decade Auburn has had 2 national championship appearances and walked away with 1 championship. When's the last time UGA won a natty?
Not to discredit the victim, but is there more proof than just a recording of said victim and some guys voice? I'd like to think so considering the drastic consequences. Is there a police report accompanying the recording?
I sincerely hope Willis isn't the starter. I've always been extremely underwhelmed with his performance, and he's yet to show that he's a dual threat, all he ever does is run. Gatewood has shown promise, but my money/hope is in nix.
This. The Auburn/Georgia game is our biggest rivalry outside of the Iron Bowl. I might miss a game or 2 every season, but I always clear my schedule to watch the UGA game and the Iron bowl.
Trevor, Tua, and Jalen. As purely a fan of football, Jalen to Oklahoma sets up so many interesting plot lines for next season.
He should excel at OU as well as get some pretty good polishing. Playoffs are certainly going to be interesting next year.
He's the same height as Wilson, but Wilson has 35 more lbs of muscle mass which is crucial.
Not to mention he's had 2 years to develop and learn from Mayfield and Kyler Murray.
He was the 9th ranked pro-style qb, 12th qb overall, and was ranked ahead of Jalen Hurts at the time. Allegedly he ran a tight race with Kyler Murray for the starting spot this past season. He'd be a solid addition to help us get through the growing pains next season but ultimately Nix will be a better qb in the long term.