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    Plain Trouble on "Da Plains" (all AU posts here) - old

    This team has drastically underachieved so far - not that they were true playoff contenders to begin with

    But I have reason to believe there is some friction on the defense staff, caused by the huge contract afforded Will, by a University that posted a deficit last year in athletics and had to rely on SEC Network money to bail them out.

    AND Then addressed the issues by futuring out to buy the "Largest Vizeo Board" in the nation.

    I think there is friction on the staff, that the defensive players are not buying into the whole "Coach Boom" thing, and they all are finding out life without the elusive Nick "The Quick" Marshall directing the read option is not all that great. The new qb is not a guy that wants to get hit, and has speed, but not the quickness and decisive moves his predecessor possessed

    AND - there is the "Duke Factor"

    Their spring game mvp at the WR position, with something like 8 catches, 125 yards and a TD or 2, left the team a few weeks ago, because of dismay at "The Duke" renegotiating his contact, getting a pass for much of 2 a days - and then miraculously working his way back to the first team for Louisville.

    The guy that many called the best wr in the ncaa managed 2 catches for 22 yards against Jax State - while Ricardo Louis tallied 10 for 120, and it was Melvin Ray that was targeted for the game tying score to allow the farmers to avoid one of the most degrading losses in ncaa history.

    Meanwhile, they seem loathe to announce that the guy who has produced and saved their butts two weeks in a row - RB Peyton Barber, is the starter? Maybe more "contractual issues" with a guy like Jovon Robinson?

    And then consider how many transfers and true freshman are listed in their 2 deep, due to attrition and an increasing dependence on juco guys.

    Bama may win the NC, though it is going to be very difficult. We may make the playoffs. BUT I feel INFINITELY better about OUR Team, Players, Coaches, and their direction and purpose, than what I would feel if I was an aub taking that group down to Baton Rouge, and then beyond...

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    Re: Plain Trouble on "Da Plains"

    I live in Auburn and have contact with some who claim to have "connections." It may not be worth anything, but it appears that the way Malzahn has handled Duke Williams has caused some trouble. I have heard that one player left the team because of this. Williams should not be on the team because of how he has handled himself in MANY areas. The failure to be consistent on discipline, in my opinion, is a major factor in this teams morale.

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    There have been some people here at the game that said there was some kind of altercation between Jovon Robinson and Gus on the sideline Saturday during the game. It was said that some other AU players more or less had to "pull Jovon off/away from Gus", in their words.

    IDK if that is true, but the person it came from is a big time AU fan, and said to be was irate about. He said that he thinks this is 2012 all over again.

    It all may be a great overreaction due to the slow start, but I can tell you that the ones I talk to aren't too optimistic about things right now. Gus better turn it around quick, because they are turning on him fast. I heard an old codger at my son's little league game tonight say that Gus was "just another danged Terry Bowden!" I have to admit that I snickered under my breath at that one!
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    Re: Plain Trouble on "Da Plains"

    Myron Burton was the receiver that got fed up and left - and he would have really helped them this year imo

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    Re: Plain Trouble on "Da Plains"

    One thing that stuck out to me while watching their game Saturday was the halftime sideline interview with Gus. She asked him about what they needed to change with the defense. His response was, "we just gotta do better on offense."

    I don't think Gus has the mindset of a head coach. He's still stuck in OC mindset.

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    If they don't do well this year, I think his seat is on hot seat toward the end of the year, and I think there is 60 to 80 percent that Gus will leave... There has been lot of talks about how he has been handling things and I wondered if he's really happy at Auburn...
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    Re: Plain Trouble on "Da Plains"

    Would you been happy in that cesspool of a town with Pat "whisky breath" Dye still there?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustNeedMe81 View Post
    If they don't do well this year, I think his seat is on hot seat toward the end of the year, and I think there is 60 to 80 percent that Gus will leave... There has been lot of talks about how he has been handling things and I wondered if he's really happy at Auburn...

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    I thought Dye loved ole Gus.

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    I thought Dye loved ole Gus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessN View Post
    Dye loves people who can beat Alabama. Once you stop beating Alabama the "review process" starts.
    When the clock hit zero in the Iron Bowl last season, I told my father that, in some dark room on Auburn's campus, a meeting had just begun to start discussing Malzahn's replacement. I love how Bama has so much control over their actions. Beat them and their lives lose all meaning.

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    Without the two miraculous wins over Georgia and Alabama the national perception of Malzahn and AU's program would be entirely different.

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    Re: Plain Trouble on "Da Plains"

    Quote Originally Posted by mikes12 View Post
    One thing that stuck out to me while watching their game Saturday was the halftime sideline interview with Gus. She asked him about what they needed to change with the defense. His response was, "we just gotta do better on offense."

    I don't think Gus has the mindset of a college head coach. He's still stuck in high school mindset.
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    Re: Plain Trouble on "Da Plains"

    I don't have any connections but I can see for myself that Auburn sucks so far this year, which continues last years suckage. I don't know why that is but I agree it appears to be malcontent in the team. Coach Boom has been Coach Bust so far.
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