| Coaching Changes|| re: Mack Brown to resign tomorrow - FearlessFreep on 12/12/13 at 8:00 pm|
[quote]The main difference at Bama is that we've been burned pretty badly by boosters, and a lot of their involvement has amounted to jack shite in terms of football success, so they were relatively easily pushed aside.[/quote]What about the boosters that got Saban to come to Bama in the first place?...
| SEC Rant|| re: 2013 SEC Game of the Year - FearlessFreep on 12/12/13 at 3:44 pm|
[quote]Alabama vs Auburn [/quote]Given the rivalry, what was at stake, recent history, and how it played out, I don't even know why there is any discussion.
And I'd have said that if the FG had been good. The first 59:59 made it the game of the year.
The final 00:01 made it one of the best ...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Mason & Robinson - FearlessFreep on 12/12/13 at 1:38 pm|
What about Dismukes? Has he played himself into a first day pick, and would he be likely to test the waters? Would hate to lose him and Robinson.
I think the SECCG performance and the Heisman invite pretty much assures Tre is declaring. Good luck to him! ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Bret Bielema 14th highest paid football coach in country, 3rd in CFB - FearlessFreep on 12/11/13 at 3:48 pm|
Y'all are missing the real story here:
[quote]24 Bruce Arians $4,000,000 [/quote]
$4 large a year for the guy who made [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PibNHp9Gz9U)]this playcall. [/link] :bow:...
| SEC Rant|| re: How much better will Auburn be next year? (Or worse) - FearlessFreep on 12/11/13 at 12:01 pm|
I think Tre and Dismukes declare this year, which will definitely hurt the offense, as will the loss of Prosch.
However, seeing as how a significant number of skill players (including Marshall) have only been running Gustav's offense for 4 months, I think another month of bowl practice, a full ...
| SEC Rant|| re: I just can't imagine Saban letting his last game in the SEC end like that. - FearlessFreep on 12/11/13 at 8:42 am|
Leaving after an Iron Bowl loss?
He's in good company. With the exception of Stallings in '96, every Bama HC since the rivalry resumed 65 years ago lost to AU in his final season.
| SEC Rant|| re: I don't want Saban to leave. - FearlessFreep on 12/10/13 at 7:55 pm|
[quote]We'll be fine without him. We never needed him. He cost us a championship this year. [/quote]
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: I'm I the only one who wants Saban to stay at UA? - FearlessFreep on 12/10/13 at 4:04 pm|
I'll disagree slightly with the argument that Saban isn't a great game-day HC. He typically surrounds himself with talent at the coordinator positions, and most of the time makes excellent game-time decisions. The IB was a bit of an aberration, as were a few of his calls in the 2010 SCarolina game....
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Who Was at the Last Auburn vs FSU Game (1990) - FearlessFreep on 12/10/13 at 3:53 pm|
Forgotten that Weldon stumbled backwards for 7-8 yards after being hit on that fourth down. Ended up being about a 19-yard TFL. :nana:...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Auburn Board Yahoo Pick'em - FearlessFreep on 12/10/13 at 12:45 pm|
Not sure if I was in on the bet, but if I'd had a better last two weeks I'd have wanted to get paid, so...
Let me know and I'll add my $5 to WARTIGER's kitty. :bow:...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Who Was at the Last Auburn vs FSU Game (1990) - FearlessFreep on 12/10/13 at 12:43 pm|
Missed that one, but was there for the 1985 game when Tommie Agee ran wild.
Close game well into the fourth, when AU broke it open with three quick TDs (including a glorious Ron Stallworth 'rumblin', stumblin', bumblin' INT return that capped it).
Great game. Probably the most exciting one I...
| SEC Rant|| re: Most suspect MNC champions of all time - FearlessFreep on 12/10/13 at 12:32 pm|
Don't know about most suspect, but I know which team had the easiest path to the MNC, and it wasn't BYU in '84.
9/8 @ Georgia Tech (4-6-1) W 30-6
9/22 Baylor (8-4) W 45-0
9/29 @ Vanderbilt (1-10)W 66-3
10/6 Wichita State (1-10) W 38-0
10/13 @ Florida (0-10-1) W 40-0
10/20 Tennessee (7-5) ...
| Coaching Changes|| re: Do you believe that Saban is leaving the University of Alabama? - FearlessFreep on 12/10/13 at 8:04 am|
No, I don't see him leaving at this time. I agree with those whi think his involvement with the community post 4/27/11 has tamed his wanderlust. As appealing as the UTx job might be, I can't see any compelling reason why he would feel the need to put himself through the rigors of rebuilding yet ano...
| SEC Rant|| re: Has the SEC office made any commit on the Play? - FearlessFreep on 12/9/13 at 11:18 pm|
Thanks for this, Herman. Been looking for a new sig quote for nearly four years. :cheers:...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Welp Nick Marshall definitely isn't Cam 2.0 - FearlessFreep on 12/9/13 at 1:47 pm|
metafour's was my favorite:[quote]Oh, he's not Cam Newton? Holy frick, pull his scholarship. You mean to tell me he's not going to put up an all-time historic season, win us an MNC, and go on to be the #1 overall pick in one years time?[/quote]One out of three - not bad... :bow:...
| SEC Rant|| re: Tre Mason stat infographic - FearlessFreep on 12/8/13 at 9:14 pm|
[quote]So Tre Mason is now better than Bo Jackson and Cam Newton?
Is that what you Barners are suggesting? [/quote]No.
But he's clearly better than Mark Ingram....
| SEC Rant|| re: Tre Mason stat infographic - FearlessFreep on 12/8/13 at 8:31 pm|
Posted this over on the Auburn board, but thought it apropos to repeat it here:
In 1997, the first year we won the SEC West and went to the SECCG, our leading rusher, Rusty Williams, had 27 fewer yards in 12 games than Tre had in the SECCG alone.
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: anyone wanna make schedule predictions - FearlessFreep on 12/8/13 at 3:57 pm|
Bumping this in pennance for both my negatiger season prediction, and that brain-dead bump I made last week. :dope: ...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Tre Mason surpassed Bo in all purpose yards in a season. - FearlessFreep on 12/8/13 at 1:15 am|
In the idiot's defense, he had a valid point: most of Tre's yards in 2012 came against cupcakes.
Of course that was due less to Tre not performing well against tougher teams, and more of the previous staff's total inability to get him the ball consistently.
Plus, the idiot made a mea culpa pos...
| SEC Rant|| re: Mich St 34, OSU 24 F Auburn to BCSNCG vs FSU - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 10:25 pm|
[quote]If tOSU comes back again this definitely more impressive than FSU or au today. I think it's harder to come from behind than front run. That shows greatness of a team IMO[/quote]
Wasn't Mizzou ahead with 5 minutes left in the 3rd? ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Mich St 34, OSU 24 F Auburn to BCSNCG vs FSU - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 9:48 pm|
Anyone else see that tPOS Sparty DB fling that OSU RB 10 yards out of bounds?
If only there had been a cart......
| Auburn Sports Board|| We had four guys rush for over 600 yards this season - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 9:29 pm|
Tre Mason 1638
Nick Marshall 1023
Corey Grant 664
Cameron Artis-Payne 613
In the four-year period between Stephen Davis' last year and Rudi (1996-1999), we had none.
In fact, we had only one player go over 500 in that period: Michael Burks, with 532 in 1998.
In our 1997, the first yea...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Lost in some of the well-deserved Tre hoopla: Marshal went over 1000 yds rushing - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 7:43 pm|
Meant to type "Marshall" in subject line, typed "Mason" instead :dope:
Not drinking enough, obviously. :pimp:...
| Auburn Sports Board|| Lost in some of the well-deserved Tre hoopla: Marshal went over 1000 yds rushing - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 7:35 pm|
Finished the game with 101 yards and a TD on 16 carries to hit 1023 (with 11 TDs) on the season. And one more game to play.
ETA: Here's what Nick did in the last three games:
Rushing: 52 carries for 289 yards (5.5 ypc) and 4 TDs
Passing: 35-53 (66%) for 458 yards (8.6 ypa) and 4 TDs
| Auburn Sports Board|| I'm calling it, right here, right now. Favorite.AU.Team.Ever. - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 7:26 pm|
Better than 2010.
Better than 2004.
Better than 1983.
Better than 1972.
What these guys accomplished, after what they went through the last two years, is simply incredible.
I'd love to see Gustav hoisting the crystal, but even if we don't get the opportunity, this will still be the ...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Official Game Thread SECCG: #5 Mizzou 42 @ #3 Auburn 59 FINAL SEC CHAMPS! - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 6:13 pm|
B O A T R A C E !!!!!!!!...
| Auburn Sports Board|| We are going to miss Chris Davis next year - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 6:12 pm|
First time in a long time we've had a solid punt returner. :bow:...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Official Game Thread SECCG: #5 Mizzou 42 @ #3 Auburn 59 FINAL SEC CHAMPS! - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 4:50 pm|
I think Gustav tends to outsmart himself from time to time.
Hopefully we pin them deep and go to half up 8. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Mizzou 42 , Auburn 59 FINAL AUBURN SEC CHAMPS! - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 3:41 pm|
Took em long enough to find an angle where you could even see the ball.
Looked like a great throw and catch though. :bow:...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Official Game Thread SECCG: #5 Mizzou 42 @ #3 Auburn 59 FINAL SEC CHAMPS! - FearlessFreep on 12/7/13 at 3:17 pm|