| SEC Rant|| re: Who was your last true freshman to start at QB Game 1? - FearlessFreep on 4/16/14 at 10:53 pm|
[quote]AU-Stan White 1990[/quote]Stan graduated from Berry HS after the '88 season and redshirted at AU in '89.
I don't think AU has ever had a true Frosh QB start a season opener. ...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Official Auburn Football Spring Practice Thread - 14th Practice, April 17th(8AM) - FearlessFreep on 4/16/14 at 10:08 am|
[quote]This has been the most sunshine filled Spring ever.[/quote]I dunno, I was on ITAT a lot in the Spring of 2003. We're decidedly pessimistic compared to what I remember reading back then. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Arkansas already starting Auburn Game prep - FearlessFreep on 4/14/14 at 3:44 pm|
Actually, this is an excellent idea by Bart.
It's pretty much the biggest game of his career. Starting game prep 138 days out is probably wise in this case. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Arkansas already starting Auburn Game prep - FearlessFreep on 4/14/14 at 2:54 pm|
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: What is the biggest non Auburn game you have been to? - FearlessFreep on 4/14/14 at 2:39 pm|
[quote]Game 4 of the 1996 world series... second to last game ever at fulton co... john smoltz v andy petite. [/quote]If it was the Smoltz vs Pettite 1-0 contest, that would have been Game #5, which was the final game at FCS. I was there as well.
I was also there a month earlier for the final r...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Justin Garrett is Bo Jackson's son - FearlessFreep on 4/14/14 at 11:11 am|
Yeah, I can see that...but I was always suspicious why Bo looked so much like the dude on the right in this pic:
Coincidence? :blackheli: ...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: I miss those great Auburn defenses from 2003-2008... - FearlessFreep on 4/11/14 at 10:54 am|
[quote]I hated the fact that we would come out flat (usually at home in the 11:30 JP timeslot) to a team we had no business losing to... Arky 2002 and 2006 are great examples. MSU 2007 being another.[/quote]UGa 2006 was the worst ever, by far.
- Possible SECCG and BCS Bowl on the line
| SEC Rant|| re: Bear Bryant made $15k, plus 1% of ticket sales, at Texas A&M - FearlessFreep on 4/9/14 at 2:41 pm|
[quote]1 percent of tickets sales would be pretty good today[/quote]No doubt.
Back in Bryant's time at TAMU, it was probably worth tens of dollars every year. :pimp:...
| SEC Rant|| re: Who all else on here has actually coached some football? - FearlessFreep on 4/9/14 at 2:38 pm|
Never coached, nor played at any level above the backyard.
However, I once had a face-to-face interview with an SEC HC for a recruiting coordinator position (back when they didn't have to have on-field responsibilities).
I didn't stand a chance in Hell of getting the job, but it was fun to a...
| SEC Rant|| re: Largest win streak your team has on a SEC foe? - FearlessFreep on 4/9/14 at 9:37 am|
FTR, in football we have only two current losing streaks against SEC foes:
LSU - 3 games (last win 2010)
Vandy - 2 games (last win 2007) :banghead:...
| SEC Rant|| re: Mississippi State Will Be In New Uniforms - FearlessFreep on 4/9/14 at 9:27 am|
[quote]Mississippi State atrocities through the years [/quote]
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Braves wearing their Hank Aaron throwback unis tonight - FearlessFreep on 4/8/14 at 10:48 pm|
Good friend of mine works for a charity down in West Palm Beach - every spring they sponsor a golf tournament and bring in a celebrity guest. A couple of years ago Hank was the celeb, and my friend (a very attractive and personable 40-something babe, who can actually play golf) was responsible for e...
| SEC Rant|| re: Good job Kentucky and Auburn - FearlessFreep on 4/8/14 at 1:37 pm|
[quote] Kentucky choked because they were favored and lost. Auburn choked because they led the whole game and then gave up the winning touchdown with 13 seconds left.[/quote]So, when Arky was favored against Rutgers AND blew a 17-point 2nd half lead, does that mean they choked twice? ...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: I miss those great Auburn defenses from 2003-2008... - FearlessFreep on 4/8/14 at 11:10 am|
[quote]I just want to get back to the days when if we were up by 17 or more points, it was over with. Since 2009, I have not felt comfortable with a lead no matter how large it was. [/quote]Would you also prefer the days when the game was over when we fell behind by 14 or more points? Offhand I can ...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: I miss those great Auburn defenses from 2003-2008... - FearlessFreep on 4/7/14 at 11:47 pm|
The game has changed radically from the Tubs Era at AU.
To put it in perspective, in 2004, when we were #1 in scoring defense, there were only 3 BCS teams that averaged more than 36 points a game on offense - coincidentally, #2 & #3were the two teams who met in the Championship, USC and Oklahoma...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: I miss those great Auburn defenses from 2003-2008... - FearlessFreep on 4/7/14 at 6:53 pm|
And with all that defense, we still managed to lose 21 games over those six years averaging 3.5 losses per season.
"Defense wins championships" is one of the most overrated bromides in the sport....
| SEC Rant|| re: UK vs UCONN NC Chatter: Email From Worst RA EVAR - FearlessFreep on 4/7/14 at 4:17 pm|
[quote]Derek is also the Treasurer for the UConn Water Polo Club Team[/quote]Damn, you'd think as a fellow student-athlete he would have more school spirit in support of his basketball brethren. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: How I see the SEC in 5 years - FearlessFreep on 4/7/14 at 4:10 pm|
[quote]In 5 years either A or B will have happened:
A) He moves on to a destination program after great success.
B) A rule change or people "figuring it out" render his offense ineffective and he is fired.
[/quote]A) Possible, but be honest - how many 'destination programs' are out there? ...
| SEC Rant|| re: How I see the SEC in 5 years - FearlessFreep on 4/7/14 at 12:15 pm|
[quote]TN - top program in the SEC with more than one conference title. [/quote]
| SEC Rant|| re: QB Blake Sims taking COMMAND per Saban - FearlessFreep on 4/7/14 at 9:54 am|
Not to defend the master of dragons, but the fact that Bama's only had two semi-successful African-American QBs, after nearly 40 years of integration in the SEC, is pretty remarkable.
I personally don't buy the racism angle. It's far more likely a combination of bad luck, multiple coaching chang...
| SEC Rant|| re: Rank your team's last 10 NC teams in football (AP, Coaches, BCS) - FearlessFreep on 4/4/14 at 10:07 pm|
[quote]Dude, I just ranked Alabama's last 10 AP, Coaches, and/or BCS championships, and asked others to do the same for their teams. For Alabama that goes back to 10 championships ago in 1961.[/quote]Well, clearly Auburn doesn't qualify, because we have only 2 legitimate championships by the criteri...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: A quick read - FearlessFreep on 4/4/14 at 2:19 pm|
Particularly interesting in this piece is that two former defensive players quoted, Jerraud Powers and Senderrick Marks, didn't feel welcome at AU while their former DC was the HC.
Things that make you go... :dunno: ...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: Top 5 All-Time AU players at each position - FearlessFreep on 4/4/14 at 12:17 pm|
[quote]It's stupid how many great backs we have had.[/quote]What's even more amazing is how many of them played together at some point in their careers.
!978 backfield was Joe Cribbs, James Brooks and WIlliam Andrews - all first-day NFL draft picks, all had lengthy pro careers.
Bo, Brent Full...
| Auburn Sports Board|| re: I am going to make a prediction for this years team - FearlessFreep on 4/4/14 at 12:04 pm|
AU wins 11 or more games in consecutive seasons for the first time in our history.
| SEC Rant|| re: Tosh Lupoi signs on with Bama - FearlessFreep on 4/3/14 at 3:41 pm|
Followed [link=(http://oregon.247sports.com/Article/Tosh-Lupoi-continues-recruiting-Oregon-commit-Tui-Talia-165754)]this link[/link] from the SBNation post.
[quote]The 6-foot-5, 280-pound prep has continued to hear from current Washington assistant Tosh Lupoi, who recruited him for the Huskies ini...
| SEC Rant|| re: Rank your team's last 10 NC teams in football (AP, Coaches, BCS) - FearlessFreep on 4/3/14 at 3:01 pm|
From your OP:[quote]use your team's last 10 championships in the [b]AP, Coaches, and/or BCS only[/b] since those are recognized by all major sources[/quote][quote]Well, if you want to check again I clearly said last 10 so that only goes back to 1961 for Bama.[/quote]So, how many titles did Bama earn...
| SEC Rant|| re: Rank your team's last 10 NC teams in football (AP, Coaches, BCS) - FearlessFreep on 4/3/14 at 1:17 pm|
So pleased to see you finally accept reality that Bama didmt wim a legit title until Bryant got there.
And after Auburn won it's first championship. :cheers:...
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC West - did you know - FearlessFreep on 4/3/14 at 11:50 am|
[quote]im sorry Aurburn and LSU are not not have they ever been on the same level as Alabama. [/quote]From the OP: [quote][b]Since expansion [/b] only once has any of those teams managed to go 3-0 against the [b]"big 3" of the West (Alabama, Auburn, LSU)[/b].[/quote]
[u]SEC TITLES BY WEST DIVISI...
| SEC Rant|| re: Ranking SEC teams by first football season - FearlessFreep on 4/3/14 at 9:37 am|
[quote]Based on my research, Alabama started practicing first of the 1892 teams. [/quote][quote]Auburn & UGA played the first official game. I have not done research into the beginnings of their football program so I can't speak to when their football team got its s...
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC West - did you know - FearlessFreep on 4/2/14 at 10:10 pm|
[quote]Bama was 6-5, Auburn was 5-6 and LSU was 4-7 that year. [/quote] Actually Bama finished the regular season 7-4, and Auburn was 3-8. And when Arky played those three teams, their HCs were Mike DuBose, Bill Oliver and Gerry Dinardo. Which goes a long way towards explaining why the Pigs went 3-...