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I doesn't surprise me that a d-lineman would leave with a change from a predominately 4-3 scheme to 3-4. We are probably going to rotate 7 lineman instead of 10 and the physical requirements are very different. None of the lineman will be true edge rushers and all of the d-line position will put a premium on size and physical play in the 3-4. I hate to see him go but some of the 4-3 d-ends would have to completely transformer their games.
Bryant, Newkirk, and Tutt have all entered the transfer portal. None of them really make sense on the surface. Bryant was a team captain which looks like a bad selection at this point. Auburn stood by Newkirk and the other tackle during two years of injuries to have them walk out when they got healthier. Tutt has started the last two years, I can only guess he thinks his draft stock would go up as a true corner instead of a nickel but it's just a guess. If all of these guys wound up at UT I would think it would trigger and investigation and the Vols can't really afford that after last year unless they're are going to use another set of NCAA probs to fire Pruitt for cause. I don't think we'll ever know the real story.
I'm pretty sure the NCAA has changed the rules so that a player can be evaluated for the draft and then pull out if he doesn't like the results. I don't think he can retain an agent in that process but they have made so many exceptions for Covid I'm not really sure.
I liked Williams and was surprised he didn't have more carries in 2020, but I think there are reasonable explanations for this. When a new coach comes in and demands more there is usually a purge of players who aren't willing to accept the new culture. I think the transfer portal is just speeding this process up. If this is what's happening we'll be better on the other side but it's going to be a difficult process and the next two years are going to be tough.
I'm surprised he got this job. These sound like a lot of the criticisms the UGA fans had with him when he was there. He had a number one defense at Miss State but that team was loaded with talent that I think was the result of Diaz's recruiting and development. The 2018 Florida team likely had more to do with the prior staff than the current. He seems to get elite jobs but only occasionally produces elite results.
I feel the same way about Notre Dame getting in. I'm just not sure there is a deserving fourth team. It's not two loss Florida, TAM has the Bama loss, Notre Dame has the Clemson loss, Ohio State played half a season. This is a poor year to argue for expanding the playoffs because it's hard to argue anyone outside of Bama and Clemson are deserving of a playoff spot.
I would be surprised if Boise didn't recruit California, he was OC at Texas so I'd give him two areas he's connected to but Auburn is going to have a tough time recruiting Cali right now. His staff is going to have to be built to recruit Georgia, and Florida. Even the current Auburn staff didn't recruit Florida as well as I would have expected, but that could change.
Because LSU has no in state rival. It's much easier to say you need to win recruiting in the state when you're not recruiting against anyone. Louisiana is a fertile ground but if a second major program was in the state you'd have to expand you're recruiting base dramatically. I also find it hard to believe you're not recruiting east Texas, Florida panhandle, and Mobile pretty hard.
Anyone who has to tell you they are a program insider probably isn't.
I think the Urban Myer column that said this was recycled from the Pat Dye column that said this in the 80's. I'm sure there are similar columns for every school in the SEC at one point. This column isn't exactly a hot take.
I've never met an Auburn fan who didn't think Lowder, Raines, and Sexton were problems. I personally don't like the fact that Tim Jackson is involved. He did more to politicize the ticket buying process than anyone. As soon as you politicize what the boosters get for their money, you've politicized what they expect. I also think Clark speculating that this was the sticking point is a long way from a smoking gun that this was actually the issue. I think the bigger problem is he coaches in one of the worst conferences in the country and would be asked to consistently compete in one of the best. You can compete at UAB with kids that aren't recruited by Auburn, Alabama, or Georgia. You can't be successful at any SEC school with players who aren't being recruited by the other schools.
I get why Florida fans are upset but it looks like LSU has their team on the field and is going to kick it with plenty of time left. I would be more upset about the decision to rest Kyle Pitts for the Championship Game if he could have played.
Another crap article about Auburn fans who aren't Auburn fans. I already debunked the Hugh Freeze to Auburn article where commentor's weren't Auburn fans. Now you appear to have done the same thing here. Tweeter's fan association. Michael Dugab - Auburn Chris Frye - Arkansas Ryanni Nanni - No team prominent in feed Noak Scott - Oregon Michael Zarro - Arkansas Smooth Operator - Arkansas The Oculus - Clemson (@ClemsonOculus) it's in his tag for God's sake Do you really think Auburn is going to fire their coach based on what other schools fans think? The only question here is whether Saturday Down South is lazy, incompetent, or dishonest. Hard to take you seriously if you can't meet basic journalistic standards.
Saturday Down South you have no shame. These are the affiliations of the tweeters. Carl Williams - Alabama William Norris - Florida Slimy Jack - Ole Miss RI - Auburn Ron Lee - Georgia Derrick L Mercer - Georgia Dewon - Alabama Broken clocks are right more often. You couldn't even be bothered to look at these peoples twitter feeds before you decided they were Auburn fans. I literally clicked on the links in your article to figure this out. This narrative we want to fire Gus every time he sneezes has got to stop.
You know how someone is losing an argument? They get personal with an attack instead of sticking to the argument.
You mean these guys selected the one flawed study out of numerous available studies to support their position. Surely they aren't that incompetent and unlucky at the same time. Maybe you could post a link to some of the legitimate studies. This is also from an article on the JAMACardiology.com website. Specifically, the prevalence of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in the community, the prevalence of cardiac injury among nonhospitalized individuals with COVID-19, and long-term outcomes attributable to COVID-19 cardiac injury remain unknown. Isn't this saying they don't know what the cardiac effects of covid are on people who are not hospitalized? Has there been an NCAA athlete hospitalized with covid? It's my understanding these conferences suspended play because of impending damage to an athletes heart before covid could be detected. I want these players to be safe, but the world also needs to start approaching normal. Taking the worst case scenario, statistically exaggerating it, and then building public policy from the flawed information doesn't seem to do either.
Go write about the big 10 if thats your passion. Our passion is the SEC and I'd prefer to read about them. "Ohio State fans, just be aware. Chad Morris is not Ryan Day." What does this even mean if you're going to trick me into reading about the Big 10 it should atleast make sense.
On ESPN Kentucky was 1. Tennesse, Auburn, and Arkansas were 4, 5, and 6 respectively. I don't see how Auburn is left out next year. They predicted they wouldn't be any good this year and they were clearly in. Same thing will happen next year with the 2020 incoming class. The only way I see to leave them out would be if you think they are ineligible and only Pat Forde seems to think that will happen.
We don't measure ourselves by how it affects the red team. I never want to loose an Iron Bowl in the hope that Georgia (who can't come through in these big games) can knock them out of the playoff. That's absurd. It's more likely this loss would have knocked UGA out of the playoff because they would have lost in the SEC Championship game. I also never cheer for Auburn to lose in hopes we get rid of the coach. If we don't have the right guy I'll call for change but never at the expense of the team or the players. The idea of cheering for failure to take a step back so you can move forward is idiotic. The best most reliable way to succeed is seeking success not embracing failure. Somehow you wrote an article about Auburn's transcendent moments and managed to insult us all the way through the article.
No Johnathan Jones? His numbers may not be as good but it was because people didn't throw against him.
Hasn't worked for LSU or Tennessee against Bama. I think it's much more than playing our rival at home.
The #3 team has no wins against ranked teams. I think we should drop Power and call it SEC Rankings. Florida and Auburn should both be ahead of Alabama. LSU, Georgia, Florida, Auburn would mean that no team was ranked higher than a team that beat them. Assuming the SEC title game goes according to plan. I'd be happy to flip LSU and Georgia if Georgia wins.
Jonathan Greenard had a great week with 3 sacks but I think if you adjust for competition Derick Brown should have won DL of the Week for a superhuman effort in the Iron Bowl. Brown didn't get a sack but Auburn doesn't win that game without him. Florida still cruises to a win over FSU without Greenard.
Did Luke really have three years? I thought he had only been the head coach for two full seasons. The sanctions are an even bigger issue. You think it's tough to recruit on a two year contract, how about selling a team that has reduced scholarships and a bowl ban. I don't know if Luke was the right guy, but I also don't think they took enough time to find out if he was the wrong guy. If Ole Miss loses Plumblee, the running back, Rodriguez, and MacIntyre they will be pining for the good ole day that was today.
You're giving him the benefit of the doubt. It's 50-50 this is one of that other teams fans hiding behind a fake account like a 13 year old mean girl on facebook. Malzahn has out coached Saban in 2013, 2017, and 2019. I don't think it's an accident. Even this site rated the other team a C- in their performance this week. They're implying that they had the better team and lost but the reasons were penalties (coaching), substitutions (coaching), and kicking (101 missed kicks in the Saban era, how?). Auburn was better prepared to play the game. Malzahn screws up, he's certainly not perfect, but I don't want to change the name on the door.