I wish the Falcons had grabbed him. We need a good backup in the likely event that Ryan goes down. I also wish we had Dee Ford.
I don't understand the goofy reasoning the Falcons have for picking anyone outside the south. All the top ranked high school and college players are on southern teams. You get the best talent that is used to working against the best talent, and you get regional loyalty. It seems like a no brainer.posted @ Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:25
The offensive line should make themselves hungry by trying to be better than Alabama's offensive line that allowed them to run at will against us in the SECC.
Be the best in the SEC... and therefore the nation!posted @ Friday, April 12, 2013 - 14:26
The comments about red shirt freshman Taylor having to learn what to do is testimony that the new Auburn Defensive Line coach either stopped doing what was needed here, or he really didn't know what to do.
I really like the Wilson hire and hope we can keep Bama well below 350 yards rushing in the championship game this year.posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 19:04
Cut faculty and staff pay. All of academia has greatly outpaced private sector jobs (yeah, I am grouping them in with federal and state workers in the land of la la and lollipops) and they need to face the same realities that the rest of us are having to deal with.posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 23:50
He is going to be great on defense, but I would love to see a few plays as receiver. He is big and physical and was a great receiver in high school.
I think he could lay the wood on some down field blocking for Gurley and Marshal. Getting Bennett back will be great, too.posted @ Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 13:14
This is an excellent story! I am glad we have him and I hope he makes Sparty pay for the slight!
Second Tier!!!! Ha! Michael Bennett is a 1st Tier SEC receiver!posted @ Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 19:38
I sure hope we can solve our special teams issues in the off season. Our Dawgs had LSU whipped. Looking at the stats, we killed them everywhere but the score board and special teams.
We will need a punter that gets great hang time and maybe long punts, but at this point, a 35 yard punts that take 5.5 seconds to get to the returner would be great.
This one hurts. I am sorry for all our players and coaches. They worked so hard and did so well.
Do any of you think that the QB position will actually be opened up for competition in the spring? How good is LeMay? Mason threw some great balls on that last drive. I love Murray, but it wouldn't hurt to use a second QB some, or to make sure we have our best player at that position.posted @ Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 11:12
I like the hard, but fair play. Auburn's Nick Fairly was dirty and he had at least two late hits on Murray. That really doesn't reflect well on the Auburn coaches that they tolerated and encouraged that behavior.
I sure hope we beat them next week.posted @ Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 12:05
That was a fun game to watch. I am really happy for all the players who got to play. I wish we had bigger leads more often so they can get in.
BTW, can you all imagine what will happen if UGA gets to the SEC game and actually wins? The BCS will be thrown into chaos. Boise State might actually get into the championship. How crazy is that?
Everyone needs to continue to pressure the NCAA to implement a play-off system. All levels of football down to pee-wee do it. Georgia Southern will likely be in their level (I still think I-AA) when the year is up.
The excuses by the college presidents are weak and unbecoming of someone who professes to be well educated.
I have pulled for Richard more than any Dawg this year. I really appreciate his sacrifices and attitude.
I hope his is ok and can play next week. I wonder if the coaches have considered using him a little in a fullback roll. He is huge and loves to knock the daylights out of other players. You can then slip him the ball at the right moment and he can take it 80 or 90 yards.
GT would love to have him as their B back.posted @ Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 12:30
Is it too late in the season to bring in a dedicated special teams coach who knows how to cover kickoffs? Get the best special teams coach available and give him his pick of players.
If we make it to the SEC championship and LSU is our opponent, we might give up a TD or two and a lot of yards on kick returns. Is it too late to fix this problem?posted @ Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 12:07
I would love to see Samuel in the backfield with Crowell or Carlton Thomas. Thomas can not run up the middle. He needs to go outside. Apparently, Samuel has some trouble going outside (have we run any sweeps with him?), and IC can do both.
I don't know if we have handed off to Figgins or Ogletree this year. Maybe, Bobo doesn't have confidence in them as runners? Use Samuel as a fullback some that has a carrying threat.posted @ Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 11:55
Man, I hate this happened. Nothing good happens after midnight. I am glad nobody got hurt.
Come on Dawgs, go back to the dorm or apartment and do whatever partying you want with a small group at your residence. Don't get in a car or on a scooter.
Better yet, go home, put on some sci-fi or the xbox and get rest.
Washington, we need you, get the punishment done and keep up the training and practice and be ready to take out your frustrations on opposing QBs, Running Backs and Receivers.posted @ Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 21:01
I like Murray, but give Mason a possession or two. How many pick 6's has Aaron thrown this year? That ought to be awarded with sitting on the bench for a possession.
Why no QB sneaks? Are we protecting Aaron? Also, Isiah Crowell seemed really ticked off at the end of the game. What was said to him? I don't like his trash talking, but I love his desire to win. Did anyone check the replay to see if he actually stepped out on that long run? I thought he was in, but the stupid tv crew never showed any close replays. Normally, they show every way to Sunday to show in or out.
I am guessing he must have really been out, or Richt would have challenged, but Crowell thought he was in. That might have contributed to him being ticked with the coaches?
What ever the case, I want players and coaches who want to win and dominate.
Right now, I have more questions than before the game and I am more worried about the Tennessee game than I was before this win.posted @ Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 20:40
@wfmcgee: I hate to say that you sound like the "wine and cheese" crowd of old, the ones that tell you to sit down when you stand and cheer in front of their nice afternoon at the game, but you are sounding that way.
We need to put teams away, so we can then play some back ups. A QB sneak for this short of yardage is nearly unstoppable. We have a huge line and a quick QB, but we try a higher risk field goal? Really?
I know Murray got knocked around a little when he did the QB sneaks last time, but we got first downs. Football is a contact sport.posted @ Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 19:16
Where did the Quarterback sneak go?
I know Murray complained about getting banged up a little on the QB sneaks the week before, but they are effective. They almost always get a half yard to a yard. We have a huge line and a center with attitude.
Why didn't we QB sneak? Why no wild cat direct snaps to Crowell, Samuel or Carlton? How about direct to Boykin?
Its seems Bobo is back to his old ways.posted @ Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 19:06
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