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Nick Saban should be fired. If Alabama doesn't win the natty next year and beat every team by double digits, he's gone.
I was impressed by Auburn's effort even in OT. When Bama tied Auburn to send the game to OT, I thought we would roll over but it took 4 OTs for Bama to eke out a win. An Auburn columnist who was at the game said it was the quietest Bama fans had been after an Iron Bowl victory and said columnist has been covering Auburn football for 40 years. Good luck against Georgia!
I'm not sure we beat South Carolina. Although Carlson was in a slump, his injury should also be considered. If the game is settled by a field goal, we don't have a kicker that has even attempted a field goal their entire stint at Auburn! With Bo and Carlson, I thought if we played an error free game and Bama played like they did against LSU and Florida, we had an outside shot at winning. Isn't Bama down to 2 healthy running backs? Not sure they can beat Georgia without all their studs on deck.
The loss to Mississippi State hurts more than any other this season. I thought Harsin was an upgrade when we replaced him with Malzahn, but after yesterday I'm not sure. If we beat South Carolina and are competitive with Bama, 7 and 5 doesn't sound solid but at least respectable. I've grown accustomed to mediocrity as an Auburn fan and now think a 10 win season is our ceiling.
The loss to Mississippi State hurts more than any other this season. I thought Harsin was an upgrade when we replaced him with Malzahn, but after yesterday I'm not sure. If we beat South Carolina and are competitive with Bama, 7 and 5 doesn't sound solid but at least respectable. I've grown accustomed to mediocrity as an Auburn fan and now think a 10 win season is our ceiling.
I am from a house divided as they say in Alabama and got degrees from both schools to appease my parents lol. If Bama plays Georgia in the SEC championship game (likely). I'll be pulling for the Tide because at least Auburn still has a more recent natty.
I don't always agree with the comments in your posts tidefan, but give you credit for giving Auburn credit when it is due. Good to see Bama fans like you that are not total haters.
I am a big albeit realistic Auburn homer and consider 8 and 4 in Harsin's first season as quite an accomplishment. If we beat Mississippi Stare and South Carolina and keep within 2 scores against Bama, I'd be thrilled. While I would love to see us win out, I just don't see it happening and worried about Missy State now because I could even see us stumbling against them. At the beginning of the season, I was predicting my beloved Tigers going 6-6 or 7-5.
While I wish that were true dcroz, I think Saban has elevated Bama to such a level that it would take hiring and firing at least 2 bad candidates before that would happen. It will be interesting to see who accepts the Auburn gig with all the stipulations I hear the boosters are demanding. I thought when Gus was fired, we already had our guy but boy was I wrong and wish Gus was still head coach.
I find that surprising as well. I wonder if they were going to offer him the job with the stipulation that he keep Steele on as DC. While I would like Steele to remain as DC, Napier may have wanted to hire his own defensive staff. Although speculation is futile at this point, I cannot imagine why he would choose to stay on at Louisiana. The way this hiring process is going, I would have rather just kept Malzahn at least another year. He never had a losing season at Auburn.
Are you really saying Steele is as least as good of a DC as Bo Pellini? You must have not watched much SEC football this year if you think that. That comment is beyond ridiculous.
Agreed tide fan. While I wish Steele would stay on as DC, I will be dumbfounded if he is the next head coach at Auburn. I just can't fathom why they would pay 21 million to get rid of Malzahn and promote from within. If that were the case all along, I would have given Malzahn another year and if he did not have at least 10 or so wins, can him then (we aren't losing but a few players so that should be a realstic goal). The lack of recruiting elite OL prospects over the last 3 or 4 years is telling and may have had a factor in letting Malzahn go. I was growing weary of Malzahn but do not understand how some Auburn fans despised much and afraid we could go the way of Nebraska or Tennessee if we screw this hire up.
I believe LSU's pass rush will cause Nix to make a few mistakes that will ultimately cause us to lose the game. I hope I'm wrong but I think LSU has improved more as the season has progressed. Plus the geaux tigers and Other in seem to have our number.
Coozie I would worry more about your team. Last time I checked, they were down 21 to 2 to Kentucky.
Arkansas' new coach has done what Morris couldn't achieve in 2 years as head coach. Before last weekend, I thought this would be an easy W and a chance for Auburn to play a lot of new faces and gain experience. Now, I think the game is a toss-up and would not be surprised if Arky won.
Our OL is not physical enough to hold up against good defenses as evidenced by Saturday. When one of your starters is a former defensive lineman that just converted to OL this season it should raise red flags. Another starter is a transfer from Akron which also raises concerns.
Our OL recruiting has been pretty bad the last few years. We signed around 6 this cycle but not one 4 or 5 star. I think OL play and the offense will be Malzahn's undoing. If it starts to bleed over to the defense like it did against Georgia it could equal a losing season. I hope I'm wrong.
Judging from that performance,Arkansas has a legit chance of beating us next weekend. Even our defense looked suspect in this one. We got exposed by Georgia.
I would be thrilled with an 8 - 2 season but realistically think it will be 7 - 3 or 6-4 with losses to Alabama, Georgia, LSU (Orgeron has our number) and see Texas A&M or Tennessee as a toss-up.