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Otto 09-05-2010 10:50 AM

Cam had a QB rating of 246.6, the second highest opening day rating in the modern era of Auburn football. We had 16 plays of 15 yards or more. One thing about Gus Malzahn's spread offenses is that running the ball is part of the game (calling Mr. Blakely, sign with Auburn not Florida - calling Mr. Ford, sign with Auburn not Michigan). We are now averaging 223.1 yards per game rushing under Malzahn! This was the third time in 14 games that we have topped 300 yards rushing, as well.

Cam is currently 5th in the nation in QB rating. He is 7th in the nation in rushing. Auburn is third in the nation in total offense, 5th in the nation in rushing, and second in passing efficiency (behind next week's opponent, Miss. State).

Otto 09-05-2010 02:45 PM

...and yes, I realize that it was Arkansas State. Let me enjoy the offense for a minute, though. :)

Otto 09-05-2010 11:59 PM

YouTube - Auburn Football Highlights vs. Arkansas St. (September 4, 2010)

Give it a minute to load... fast forward to 3:02. Watch and be amazed. HOLY CRAP!

*EDIT: I edited just the short clip. Here you go:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-s8IQiL03E

"Elusive" is right. WOW!

mriff 09-06-2010 07:13 AM

He should be fun to watch this year. Wish he was under center at UF.

DallasFlier 09-07-2010 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otto (Post 13666)
...and yes, I realize that it was Arkansas State. Let me enjoy the offense for a minute, though. :)

Yep, we can all enjoy our wins against opening day cupcakes, and all agonize about some of the, umm, "less than crisp" execution - some less crisp than others.

I was not too thrilled with the Huskers D against WKU on Saturday, until someone posted the stats vs. last year's game 1 - improvement in every area, and we know how that D ended the season.

The huge news for the Huskers was that we started the R-Frosh QB, and he looked pretty damn good - albeit against an admitted cupcake. If he can continue to improve and really be good thru the meat of the season, could bode well not only for this year but several to come!

I see the Huskers moved up two notches in each poll - above Florida in the AP poll. Some of that "less crisp vs. LESS crisp" execution in the wins, obviously.

Otto 09-08-2010 05:50 PM

A.J. Green, UGA's All-American WR, has been suspended for 4 games due to selling his bowl jersey to an agent for $1,000.

Otto 09-08-2010 05:51 PM

Big "trap" game for us tomorrow. I think this shows us what this team is made of early on before playing the boys from South Carolina (Clemson and the Cocks). State seems to be much improved from the last few years.

Otto 09-09-2010 11:46 PM

We pulled out a squeaker tonight. Ouch.

mriff 09-10-2010 11:49 AM

War Cam Eagle!

mriff 09-11-2010 02:57 PM

http://coedmagazine.files.wordpress....s-26.jpg?w=533

djm 09-12-2010 02:09 PM

My she is fetching. Probably could defend the goal better than the Gophers. Yesterday stunk.

Otto 09-12-2010 03:32 PM

Wow.

Otto 09-12-2010 03:42 PM

Coaches Poll
1.Alabama (55)
2.Ohio State (4)
3.Boise State
4.Texas
5.TCU
6.Oregon
7.Florida
8.Nebraska
9.Oklahoma
10.Iowa
11.Wisconsin
12.LSU
13.Arkansas
14.Utah
15.Auburn
16.South Carolina
17.Miami (Fla.)
18.Arizona
19.Stanford
20.Penn State
21.West Virginia
22.Michigan
23.Houston
24.California
25.Missouri

AP Poll
1.Alabama (52)
2.Ohio State (5)
3.Boise State (1)
4.TCU
5.Texas (1)
6.Oregon
7.Oklahoma
8.Nebraska
9.Iowa
10.Florida
11.Wisconsin
12.Arkansas
13.South Carolina
14.Utah
15.LSU
16.Auburn
17.Miami (Fla.)
18.Southern Cal
19.Stanford
20.Michigan
21.West Virginia
22.Penn State
23.Houston
24.Arizona
25.Oregon State

mriff 09-12-2010 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djm (Post 13702)
My she is fetching. Probably could defend the goal better than the Gophers. Yesterday stunk.

When are the GG's gonna try out a new coach?

mriff 09-12-2010 05:45 PM

UF drops again in the AP. We'll have to see what a road win at UT will do for us..

DallasFlier 09-13-2010 04:38 PM

Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (with a nice picture) and Auburn's Cam Newton are two of the three highlighted here by Stewart Mandel today on SI.com.

Quote:

Viewers who tuned in to ESPN last Thursday night got their first taste of Newton, Auburn's 6-foot-6, 250-pound dynamo, who put up more modest numbers against Mississippi State (70 rushing yards, 136 passing) than he did the week before against Arkansas State (171 rushing, 186 passing) despite personally outgaining the Bulldogs, 146-125, in the first half before cooling off. Right now Newton looks a little bit like Terrelle Pryor did earlier in his career (albeit in a completely different offense): capable of moving the chains with a simple scramble, but still clearly a work in progress as a passer.

"We have some designed run [plays] that we feel good about, but the thing you really can't account for is the runs that aren't designed," said Auburn coach Gene Chizik. "That's what he brings to the table with his athletic ability. There's obviously been moments where there was much-needed improvement, but for the most part he's tried to do exactly what we've asked him to do."

And then there's Martinez, the budding phenom in Lincoln who most of the country has yet to see. In two games against Western Kentucky and Idaho, the redshirt freshman -- a.k.a. T-Magic, a.k.a T-Mobile, a.k.a. whatever nickname 'Huskers fans dream up next -- has rushed for 284 yards and five touchdowns, including a 67-yard dash Saturday against the Vandals.

If White is the default comparison for Robinson, former Nebraska Heisman winner Eric Crouch is for Martinez. That may seem a bit premature for a guy who's yet to face a BCS-conference opponent. (He'll get his first crack Saturday at Washington.) However, Wendell Barnhouse, longtime college writer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram who now works for the Big 12, tweeted this Saturday: "People [are] comparing Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez to Heisman winner Eric Crouch. Here's this opinion: Martinez is faster than Crouch."

Crouch, lest we forget, was pretty darn fast when he turned on the jets.

New wave of game-breaking QBs injecting life into teams, sport

DallasFlier 09-13-2010 05:20 PM

Also - a personal thought regarding Boise State. One of the folks on a Husker forum put together stats that make you stop and think.

Boise State cumulative record 2002-present against BCS teams: 7-7

Boise State cumulative record 2002-present against non-BCS teams: 84-4

Even though they only play one or two BCS teams per year, and therefore have lots of time to prep while running roughshod through their weak conference - they still have only managed a .500 record.

Personally, I'm hoping that since James Madison now beat Va. Tech by a larger margin then they did, that the whining that Boise is deserving of a BCS NC slot quiets down some.

djm 09-13-2010 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mriff (Post 13705)
When are the GG's gonna try out a new coach?

Well, Dallas will probably have a comment about the D-coordinator Cosgrove, and Brewster (and the AD) are now reportedly on a short leash. I'd expect end of the year and Brewster is toast.

Also, I'm surprised that nobody asked about which goal she'd defend!:p

mriff 09-13-2010 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DallasFlier (Post 13707)
Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (with a nice picture) and Auburn's Cam Newton are two of the three highlighted here by Stewart Mandel today on SI.com.




New wave of game-breaking QBs injecting life into teams, sport

I saw that. Really good from top to bottom. I like reading Mandel.

mriff 09-13-2010 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djm (Post 13709)
Also, I'm surprised that nobody asked about which goal she'd defend!:p

I don't care which goal she defends. As long as I was able to see her backside in those shorts, wouldn't matter. :D

mriff 09-13-2010 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DallasFlier (Post 13708)
Also - a personal thought regarding Boise State. One of the folks on a Husker forum put together stats that make you stop and think.

Boise State cumulative record 2002-present against BCS teams: 7-7

Boise State cumulative record 2002-present against non-BCS teams: 84-4

Even though they only play one or two BCS teams per year, and therefore have lots of time to prep while running roughshod through their weak conference - they still have only managed a .500 record.

Personally, I'm hoping that since James Madison now beat Va. Tech by a larger margin then they did, that the whining that Boise is deserving of a BCS NC slot quiets down some.

Completely agree. I thought the same thing about Half Ass U (FSU) when they ran roughshod over the ACC back in the 90's. They beat up on the Dukes and Virginia's every year, played no conference championship and then said they deserved a shot at the National Title. Hated that.

mriff 09-13-2010 08:04 PM

Wonder where Dawg, Milk, Test and Iam are?

DallasFlier 09-13-2010 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djm (Post 13702)
My she is fetching. Probably could defend the goal better than the Gophers. Yesterday stunk.

Quote:

Originally Posted by djm (Post 13709)
Well, Dallas will probably have a comment about the D-coordinator Cosgrove, and Brewster (and the AD) are now reportedly on a short leash. I'd expect end of the year and Brewster is toast.

Also, I'm surprised that nobody asked about which goal she'd defend!:p

djm, I confess I haven't been following the Gophers very close, especially since you haven't been around to remind me-us! ;) I gather from your comments that Cosgrove is doing every bit the bang up job of coaching defense for you that he did for us? Here's hoping you can bring in some good talent to coach soon, and get rid of the trash. (Yeah, I have an opinion on Cosgrove!) :omg:

DallasFlier 09-13-2010 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mriff (Post 13713)
Wonder where Dawg, Milk, Test and Iam are?

Yeah, kinda quiet around here, huh? Milk & Iam, I'm not sure of - Dawg and Test may be licking their wounds.

Otto 09-14-2010 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mriff (Post 13712)
Completely agree. I thought the same thing about Half Ass U (FSU) when they ran roughshod over the ACC back in the 90's. They beat up on the Dukes and Virginia's every year, played no conference championship and then said they deserved a shot at the National Title. Hated that.

FSU at least had Miami and Florida each year. Boise State, if lucky, pulls a strong opponent in a time when most other top tier teams are practicing against creampuffs. Think that Oregon would have still lost against Boise State at the end of the season the past two years? Nope. Virginia Tech played them really tough ... I think the James Madison lost was obviously a fluke, but nevertheless...

Someone on College Gameday (Lee, I believe) said that Boise State had peaked at 3rd. I tend to agree. I don't see Alabama or Ohio State losing anytime soon, but comparing their schedules is a major injustice.

Ohio State has Wisconsin in a few weeks. Wisconsin proved this past week against San Jose State (using Alabama as a comparison) that they do not deserve their ranking. Penn State obviously got manhandled against Alabama. Iowa on November 20th will be Ohio State's first real test of the season ... and that is based on Iowa's more than impressive victory over Iowa State, so that may not be saying much.

Alabama, on the other hand, has Arkansas, Florida, and South Carolina in consecutive weeks. Then they follow that up with Tennessee, LSU, and Mississippi State. Two weeks later, they play Auburn. As much as I hate Alabama, that schedule is one hell of a gauntlet.

...and that is no different from any other SEC school. The way the nation feels about Boise State's schedule, it is worth an argument to say that is the way SEC fans feel about the rest of the nation. :)

mriff 09-14-2010 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otto (Post 13726)
FSU at least had Miami and Florida each year.

You're right. And I might add if not for Miami, Half Ass U would have won four or five national titles. They beat up on the ACC teams, but couldn't find a way to beat Miami who had an actual good team every year.

DallasFlier 09-14-2010 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otto (Post 13726)
...and that is no different from any other SEC school. The way the nation feels about Boise State's schedule, it is worth an argument to say that is the way SEC fans feel about the rest of the nation.

Oh really? :rolleyes: I'll take that argument.

Did you see the schedule the Big Ten has given Nebraska for their first two years? I'll put the Husker's SOS against anyone in the SEC. As a matter of fact, the projected SOS for Nebraska for 2011 and 2012 is #1 in the nation. In division, we play Michigan and Iowa, and out of division they've given us Penn State (our "protected rivalry") along with Ohio State and Wisconsin. Especially with the addition of Nebraska, the Big Ten's top end is looking at least as good as the SEC's and arguably better - with Ohio State, Nebraska, Penn State, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. If we manage to do well in the Big Ten, it won't be because of a weak schedule, that's for sure!

mriff 09-14-2010 03:17 PM

Oh my God! I can't believe I just read that. Reading anything about the big 10 being comparable to the SEC is just crazy. That's just hard to fathom on any level. BUT, I have to hand it to you. You've made the switch and you have a semi-valid argument. :D We'll just have to see how it plays out. (y)

DallasFlier 09-14-2010 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mriff (Post 13731)
Oh my God! I can't believe I just read that. Reading anything about the big 10 being comparable to the SEC is just crazy. That's just hard to fathom on any level. BUT, I have to hand it to you. You've made the switch and you have a semi-valid argument. :D We'll just have to see how it plays out. (y)

Semi-valid, huh? Hmm, lets see - currently the BigTen + Nebraska has 4 of the top 11 spots in both the AP and Coaches polls - vs. 2 for the SEC. Each conference - adding Nebraska to the Big Ten - places 6 of 12 in the polls, but B10+NU is significantly more top-loaded than the SEC. ;)

iam4uf 09-14-2010 06:15 PM

Well hello fella's.. how's everyone doing? Figured I would come in and see what was going on. Kinda dead in here?

mriff 09-14-2010 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DallasFlier (Post 13732)
Semi-valid, huh? Hmm, lets see - currently the BigTen + Nebraska has 4 of the top 11 spots in both the AP and Coaches polls - vs. 2 for the SEC. Each conference - adding Nebraska to the Big Ten - places 6 of 12 in the polls, but B10+NU is significantly more top-loaded than the SEC. ;)

It's early DF. Way early. Like I said, we'll see how it plays out. You have to admit that comparing the big 10 to the SEC just sounds weird. Given how the last few years have played out. Nebraska will bring some power to that conference, but still..

mriff 09-14-2010 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iam4uf (Post 13736)
Well hello fella's.. how's everyone doing? Figured I would come in and see what was going on. Kinda dead in here?

Waiting on you man! Come on in. What's your thoughts on UF so far? And where's Milk?

Otto 09-15-2010 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DallasFlier (Post 13732)
Semi-valid, huh? Hmm, lets see - currently the BigTen + Nebraska has 4 of the top 11 spots in both the AP and Coaches polls - vs. 2 for the SEC. Each conference - adding Nebraska to the Big Ten - places 6 of 12 in the polls, but B10+NU is significantly more top-loaded than the SEC. ;)

Ohio State versus Florida (that AU beat).
Ohio State versus LSU (that had 2 losses).

Neither was a close game. When the Big Ten's best team, Ohio State, can actually beat a top SEC school, then the argument holds some weight. Sure, the Big Ten can claim close victories over the SEC in a lot of Capital One and Outback Bowl games, but those are typically matchups of a 2nd and 3rd place team from the Big Ten versus a 3rd through 7th place team from the SEC. Not exactly matching oranges to oranges, ya know?

The Big Ten without Nebraska has been the 3rd or 4th best conference. The Big Ten with Nebraska combined with a resurgence from Michigan and steady play from Wisconsin and Iowa and Penn State will certainly make an argument for 2nd best conference. However, those additional requirements is certainly asking a lot. I think Nebraska is the one true positive right now. Getting the Huskers was huge deal for the Big Ten.

Also, Michigan looks good now. Denard Robinson is absolutely amazing. They started out 4-0 last season before dropping 7 of their last 8 (only win was against Delaware State). With the way they had to win against the Irish, the jury is still out on the Wolverines. They will be 6-0 this season and likely drop 2-3 games at most. Does that same Michigan team make it through games against LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia this season? I think they'd take one possibly two, at best.

iam4uf 09-15-2010 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mriff (Post 13739)
Waiting on you man! Come on in. What's your thoughts on UF so far? And where's Milk?

Well I first want to meet the guy that scheduled both games at noon. Dude, it was BEYOND hot out there.. I swear the feels like temp was at least 110.

I think they started to come around the second half against USF. I am really worried about the upcoming SEC schedule for sure. Our run defense is lacking for sure and with UT having the SEC rush leader it really concerns me. They like to pound the ball.

DallasFlier 09-15-2010 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otto (Post 13747)
Ohio State versus Florida (that AU beat).
Ohio State versus LSU (that had 2 losses).

Neither was a close game. When the Big Ten's best team, Ohio State, can actually beat a top SEC school, then the argument holds some weight.

Isn't it always you SEC guys here saying that previous years don't matter, that's "history" and we're talking about "now?" :)

Do you really think LSU beats Ohio State this year?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otto (Post 13747)
The Big Ten with Nebraska combined with a resurgence from Michigan and steady play from Wisconsin and Iowa and Penn State will certainly make an argument for best conference.

Fixed that typo for ya! ;)

Otto 09-16-2010 03:34 PM

History doesn't matter when it is 50 years ago. History involving the recent perception of the weakness of a conference based on the lack of a performance from its top team does matter, though. It is the recent perception. Perhaps they change that, which is what I'm suggesting needs to happen.

Otto 09-16-2010 03:35 PM

"True Blue" this week in Auburn. It appears that the team will wear "All Navy" uniforms. :)

http://www.warblogle.com/wp-content/...0/09/photo.jpg

DallasFlier 09-16-2010 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djm (Post 13709)
Well, Dallas will probably have a comment about the D-coordinator Cosgrove, and Brewster (and the AD) are now reportedly on a short leash. I'd expect end of the year and Brewster is toast.

Also, I'm surprised that nobody asked about which goal she'd defend!:p

Just saw the news reports that Connor Cosgrove, son of DC Kevin, and a receiver on the team, has been diagnosed with leukemia. No matter my thoughts on Kevin as a DC, my heart goes out to his son, him and the entire family. I hope his son is successful in his fight against the disease.

djm 09-16-2010 09:33 PM

Very true Dallas -- disease is a nasty opponent that should always be on the losing side, but unfortunately always wins in the end. Let's hope the kid makes it and faces that fate in 70 years or so.

mriff 09-17-2010 11:19 AM

Its got to be a devastating diagnosis. At any age. But particularly so for someone that young.


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