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1  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: You can get anything you want ... on: Yesterday at 06:10:50 PM
I actually went into a shrink's office (England AFB, LA) and sang a bar or 2 of Alice's Restaurant.

Back Story:
The Shrink's tech and I had taken some training together and agreed to sing at least a two part massacre if I ever needed to come to the office

I was requesting a TS/SCI clearance which requires a Shrink's OK
So, when I went in I started it, my friend joined and then the shrink joined in - great fun
The shrink grabbed my form, noted I was suitably insane and signed it off
2  Sports / VTTW Message Board / You can get anything you want ... on: Yesterday at 04:27:26 PM
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/m57gzA2JCcM" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/v/m57gzA2JCcM</a>
3  Sports / VTTW Message Board / A Tradition on: Yesterday at 04:21:03 PM
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/lf3mgmEdfwg" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/v/lf3mgmEdfwg</a>
4  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Norvell One (1) - Dabo ZERO (0) on: November 23, 2020, 07:17:59 EST
5  Sports / VTTW Message Board / My name is Trey Smith, but you can address me as SIR! on: November 23, 2020, 07:10:07 EST
6  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Monday on his pick 6 on: November 22, 2020, 08:33:16 EST
If I’m not mistaken, the pass to Smoke was the only pass that JG completed where the football was actually thrown more than 10 yards downfield?
disagree with the term “thrown”
It was more like a lob
7  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: It's a special kind of STUPID to suggest firing a CFB during his 3rd season.... on: November 22, 2020, 08:32:27 EST
However, it is Mucho more stupider (sic) to start a QB like Jarrett GuaranteedTurnover and think that is the right thing to do.  That is not just coaching malpractice in the extreme, I am pretty sure it borders on criminal conduct.  I'm not sure exactly which part of the criminal code that is in question, but dammit Jim, I am an engineer, not a lawyer!  Lookit, practically ALL OF US on here KNEW, not assumed, but KNEW JG was a hopeless basket case 2 fizzleING YEARS AGO.  NOT LAST YEAR, BUT 2 fizzleING YEARS AGO.  WHY IS THIS fizzleING #badword# SO BLIND TO THIS FACT?   And McElroy - you fizzleING MOTHER fizzleING BALL LICKER - GO fizzle YOURSELF!  I thought that was pretty darn cute how you got your friends to do that JG ass licking segment AT THE VERY fizzleING moment you  KNEW a JG meltdown was eminent.  You little swarmy MickeyFickey!  If my good friend Harvey Updike had not already passed on, I woulda been sending him over to your place to do some "landscaping" - you can bet your pimply, freckled ass, you fizzleing #badword#.  I can't believe last night I broke my own rule and decided to listen to the amateur play by play commentators..... WTF was I thinking?????

ANyhow, Pruitt should be canned solely for the reason of his inexplicable starting of JG, but we all know the problems here run a lot deeper than that.  A lot of these shortcomings have been well documented in the last few hours and days, but I will add one more critique - what the hell is up with this defense?  they are like the gang that couldn't shoot straight.  Only they are the team that can't hit straight.  Have y'all noticed that they continually whiff when attempting to hit the ball carrier?  Especially when the ball carrier is being restrained by one of their teammates.  They end up hitting each other viciously and barely even lay a lick on the ball carrier.  No wonder we have injury issues on the defense.  We are killing each other out there instead of punishing the ball carrier.  it is fizzleing maddening.   And then of course there are other things like gross overpursuit and total, complete lack of contain by the D-line. 

The only reason I give a flying fizzle is because folks are starting to talk about firing the "corch".  I am totally in agreement that sane, practical action would allow a coach at least 4, probably 5 years to prove himself - and I have advocated that.  But if a coach is gonna fight the fires that afflict his team with gasoline, you probably need to throw convention out the window.

I can't fizzleING believe this shizzle.  4 fizzleing coaching hires and 4 fizzleING shots to our fizzleING temple each fizzleING TIME!  WTF?  I know I am in a minority opinion here, but I think Kiffin was a good hire.  It was just extremely bad luck that he left.  he had 2 uni's in his contract that he wanted to be able to escape to, and wouldn't you fizzleing know it - USC opened up...MOTHER fizzleER.  Kiffin had a world class staff.  He coached up what little was there.  I know he brought a thug value with the players he brought in - but welcome to the college football world of today, y'all.  Yeah he pushed the NCAA recruiting rules, but I don't think he would have got in serious trouble.  yeah he was an ass and somewhat immature.  who fizzleing cares?  If Kiffin had stayed, I think it would have worked out.  He would not have stayed long, but I think he would have left us in good shape.  I know he laid an egg at USC which is a little hard to justify, but I think that was a little bit karma, and a little bit of Carroll leaving Kiffin to hold the bag.  Ahh who knows.  But we are fizzleing 0 for 4 on fizzleing coaching hires.  We might as well just try again.  I know we have some damn good recruits - but they are worthless if they aren't being coached up and used in some intelligent scheme lead by someone who knows how to play QB.
early to be so fired up, accurate the rant was
8  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Defense Stat: 50% 3rd Down Rate for the Season on: November 22, 2020, 02:03:34 EST
Specifically the last FG drive last night

3 consecutive 3rd down plays
Auburn ends up (due to motion) with single left and a bunch right all three plays
1st time: slant left for a 1st down
2nd time: slant left for a PI (on Taylor, who at least made an attempt to cover the slant)
3rd time: (bunch +1 right): We do NOT cover one of the bunch receivers for an easy pitch and catch for a 1st down - 2 defenders covered one of the bunch receivers, similar to the tying TD in the OT win in Columbia a few years ago when Croom scored the TD

Bonus observations:
Note the difference on how Palmer was covered vs how our DBs cover on the pick 6 - Palmer was engaged ON THE SNAP, hands were put on him.  Our DBs typically (>95% of the time) NEVER actually execute press coverage, they NEVER slow down the receiver at the line.  Often they will initially show press and then back off 10-15 yards and give up the easy throw in front of them because they are SLOW to recover
Also, on that play that was the pick 6: The color guy mumbled something that JG expected him to release outside. That may be true but both Palmer and JG should have noted the coverage PRESNAP (observe the outside technique) and adjusted accordingly.  JG did NOT. (at no time was Palmer open on the route).  Palmer was nowhere near where the lollypop was thrown (Palme back of endzone, lollypop near the goalline
I continue to believe the bust was on Flowers for the Auburn TD.  On the replay it appeared to indicate we were in quarters.

Random observations:
Burrell seemed to play ok last night, definitely an improvement over George.
Difficult to tell on TV but it appeared that in passing situations we had our three best corners in the game (Burrell, Thompson and Taylor -
Thompson playing STAR)
Our LB last night was poor, especially Henry T (2 out of the last 3 games).  I thought Banks the better of the 2 MLBs.  Banks is still a liability in the pass game (so is Crouch) but he was more active and aggressive last night - the Memphis trio needs more PT IMO to prepare them for next year
We do NOT blitz
Deandre Johnson had his best game in a LONG, LONG time last night
Bennett played well, and got to play more - I'd like to see us bookend Johnson and Bennett more at OLB
Our DL play is very poor, across the board.  Occasional flashes surrounded by mediocracy (our new DL coach is NOT getting it done)
9  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Testy postgame news conference on: November 22, 2020, 01:20:08 EST
Actually found the full quote, this was a response to a question about the future direction of the program.  So not as bad as I thought, but still not a great response.
One would think that by year three (3) of working like heck for Fulmer he would have learned the art of deflection, apparently not
10  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 01:18:28 EST
If you dont know how to manage the clock in that situation, in YEAR 3, you are NOT head coach material.
That was pretty much my thought at the time
11  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: On a POSITIVE note on: November 22, 2020, 05:45:44 EST
Also Gray and Harrison played well. Feel good about them and the OL, but not about the future direction of the team under Pruitt.
Auburn defense probably has several in walking casts tonight because Gray was breaking some ankles in the open field
12  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Testy postgame news conference on: November 22, 2020, 05:42:19 EST
Cornbread: "My job is to coach. If you want to ask me a football question ask me a football question."
13  Sports / VTTW Message Board / On a POSITIVE note on: November 22, 2020, 05:37:18 EST
The OL played NASTY tonight
Tonight was Trey's best game of the year, by far - several nasty finishes and some pancakes
We ran consistently behind Cade tonight
Cooper played the most he has in several games
We even lined Cooper up outside once (screwed up the play but he was going to run a route)

Had some busts but the best game, as a group, they have played all year
14  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Testy postgame news conference on: November 22, 2020, 05:32:38 EST
AP question 1:  Do we move on from JG
Question 2:  DJ still your QB - Absolutely
Other questions cornbread got pretty testy with his responses
I give the reporters credit, their questions reflected the fan's questions on the program.
Mr "I'm just the football coach" better start worrying about more than "his mistakes" on calling defenses

The gloves are off, Round 1 cornbread got TKO'd
15  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: We NEED a new DL coach! on: November 22, 2020, 05:04:13 EST
Riddle me this:  How many punts did Auburn have tonight?

Bonus question: how many in the 2nd half??
How many times the the defense hold Auburn in the 2nd half:

Answer: ZERO(0)


16  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: We NEED a new DL coach! on: November 22, 2020, 04:58:10 EST
Maybe so, but this one wasn't on them.
Riddle me this:  How many punts did Auburn have tonight?

Bonus question: how many in the 2nd half??
17  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 04:21:28 EST
TBH, I thought the look on his face said "Even I know I should be sitting".  Just an impression I had. Who knows if it's right or wrong, but that was what it made me think.
Did you see the total LACK of excitement when we scored?
18  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 04:15:40 EST
Oh, and the return of the JG pouty face
19  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 04:09:48 EST
Nice drive

ZERO (0) balls put in harms way
20  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 03:52:19 EST
He juggled the ball
21  Sports / VTTW Message Board / #2 QUIT, fizzleING QUIT on that pick 6! on: November 22, 2020, 03:22:55 EST
That's  two (2) times he has given up on a pick 6!
22  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 03:06:03 EST
2 out of the last 3 weeks off and we still don't have a fizzleing clue how to cover the middle of the field!
23  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 02:44:51 EST
What is the over/under on Auburn 3rd quarter points?  14 or 21?
24  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 02:37:49 EST
What a fizzleing MORON we have at QB!
25  Sports / VTTW Message Board / Re: Game Thread: Auburn on: November 22, 2020, 02:28:19 EST
Nice decision and throw JG!
Throw to a guy BEHIND the line to gain and too low to catch it
Way to fizzleing go!
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