Again, to compete against the best, you need to recruit better than the #52 class. Steele is at least partially responsible for that. You cannot hire the guy as head coach and expect better results. The next head coach must be an incredible recruiter or you paid $21M for nothing.
Rivals has Auburn's recruiting ranked at #52, just above SMU. I would assume Steele is at least partially responsible for this, so making him head coach seems like a very questionable move if you must recruit at a very high level to compete at the top of the SEC.
I'm not opposed to this move, but who out there is an obvious better choice? Asking for a friend....
My degree from Auburn allows me to drive a G-Wagon, live debt free, travel the world and work wherever I prefer. If that makes me a loser all good. My success is defined by my efforts, not latching onto a football team to validate my lack of individual accomplishments, as I suspect with Michael493:)
You shouldn't think so much. You might dent your brain. Auburn is 1-0.
Yawn. Same ole' KY.
Yeah, cause Yuengling is impossible to find outside of Philly lol.
Guess Clemson will get their first real test in the playoffs.
You're a funny guy. You see, I love my school but my identity is wrapped up in the success of a team in which I had no participation in creating. It's convenient for you, because to be a "winner" you can point to a school's football team (betting that you didn't graduate from UA). My success, unlike yours, however, is a degree from a good school that allowed me to travel the world, live debt free and drive a car that probably cost more than your trailer. Please continue to live vicariously (look that word up) through your football team.
As an Auburn graduate, I'd gladly trade the current LSU situation for a national championship last year. LSU will be fine, btw.
History has taught us that an Auburn team expected to underperform is very dangerous. In a year when Auburn is picked to win the conference is the time to predict upsets against basketball schools.
IMHO the Alabama vs. Auburn rivalry tops the others for one simple reason. OSU, Michigan, Texas and USC have professional sports. Culturally, those places have more going on than the state of Alabama (I was born in Anniston) Doesn't matter if Alabama beats Auburn by 20 or AU wins by a few points in the last second - It means more to the fans, the alumni, and everyone in the state. The Iron Bowl is the State Super Bowl.
Or when a bama fan, who projects all their dreams and goals into a football team, so they can feel like a "winner". My Auburn degree allowed me to travel the world, live debt free and have paid for homes in Italy and the US. If the football team of my Alma Mater wins, it's a bonus. If they lose, life goes on. I don't own an Auburn t-shirt, bumper sticker or take the time to post on a rival team's article. Settle down and head back to the double wide my friend.
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I would love to see LSU humble Clemson. Clemson played nobody and have a chip on their shoulder? Give me a break.
This Auburn grad say Go Bayou Tigers - Win it all! (And if you get a chance to play Clemson, give them an appropriate humbling)
Auburn graduate here. I say - Go all the way Tigers! (the bayou ones) I would love to see LSU give Clemson a beatdown (if they get the chance) Funny this dude is here talking smack when his team has sucked for decades.
I think Gus is gone if he doesn't win at least one of the two games against Georgia and Alabama. Also, if he loses to either, it better be a close game....
I'm an Auburn graduate and I'd put Florida ahead of Auburn.