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Prediction Time
« on: August 04, 2023, 11:15:20 AM »
With practice underway, it's a good time to make some prognostications regarding this year's iteration of the Auburn Tigers.  What ya got?

UMass - W
Cal (away) - W
Samford - W
A&M (away) - W
UGA - L
LSU (away) - W
OM - W
Miss St - W
Vandy (away...their homecoming) - W
Arky (away) - W
NMSt - W
Bama - W

Lots of uncertainty around the league at crucial positions.  Arky probably has the best returning QB, but he lost the bulk of his offensive weapons.  Will Rogers is a quality QB, but he's got a new coach and (I'm guessing) a new scheme to learn.  I think A&M will be a shitshow with Jimbo and Bobby P butting heads constantly.  UGA is breaking in a new QB, but with their OL and skill players, that should be an easier transition than the rest of the conference will experience.  I'm not sold on BK at LSU and I think the new QB will be their Achille's heel.

Bama is going to stumble this year.  Poor QB play, Saban with his eye on his beach house in Jupiter...they lose 3-4.

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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2023, 11:31:35 AM »
I am feeling more and more optimistic as we approach (10-2 hopes), but that tends to be every season and we end up closer to my original expectations.  So I am going to force myself to temper expectations and hope that I am wrong.


UMass - W
Cal (away) - W
Samford - W
A&M (away) - W
UGA - L
LSU (away) - L
OM - W
Miss St - W
Vandy (away...their homecoming) - W
Arky (away) - L
NMSt - W
Bama - L

8-4 and a bowl game win, because Freeze doesn't lose those much.
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2023, 12:34:05 PM »
With practice underway, it's a good time to make some prognostications regarding this year's iteration of the Auburn Tigers.  What ya got?

UMass - W
Cal (away) - W
Samford - W
A&M (away) - W
UGA - L
LSU (away) - W
OM - W
Miss St - W
Vandy (away...their homecoming) - W
Arky (away) - W
NMSt - W
Bama - W

Lots of uncertainty around the league at crucial positions.  Arky probably has the best returning QB, but he lost the bulk of his offensive weapons.  Will Rogers is a quality QB, but he's got a new coach and (I'm guessing) a new scheme to learn.  I think A&M will be a shitshow with Jimbo and Bobby P butting heads constantly.  UGA is breaking in a new QB, but with their OL and skill players, that should be an easier transition than the rest of the conference will experience.  I'm not sold on BK at LSU and I think the new QB will be their Achille's heel.

Bama is going to stumble this year.  Poor QB play, Saban with his eye on his beach house in Jupiter...they lose 3-4.

SECW champs emeritus, folks.

I love the enthusiasm, but we ain't going undefeated in the West.
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2023, 02:29:22 PM »
I love the enthusiasm, but we ain't going undefeated in the West.

Make your case.
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2023, 02:44:34 PM »
UMass - W (They ass.)
Cal (away) - W (Probably will be met with a protest or two.)
Samford - W (Future insurance professionals, doctor types, and lawyerings are a worthy sacrifice for Bro. Hue).
A&M (away) - L (I hate Jimbo and Petrino but they have talent. Eventually, it's gonna work. I think they are a sleeper West contender.)
UGA - L (May qualify as a hate crime.)
LSU (away) - L (That defense will feast on a broken body.)
OM - L (this one could go either way, honestly. Lane is gonna take advantage of catching us recovering.)
Miss St - W (Will Rogers is the best QB in the league. Not that clown at LSU. But they won't use him right.)
Vandy (away...their homecoming) - W (They should go FCS at this point.)
Arky (away) - L (Best RB in the league - not that clown in Oxford.)
NMSt - W (Hoover or Thompson would be a more competitive game.)
Bama - L (Will be close but those guys and their refs will find a way.)

6-6 with a win in the bowl game. 7-6. Good start. Recruiting keeps up and with the portal/NIL action, 2024 looks strong.
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2023, 02:54:53 PM »
Make your case.

I think LSU is overrated.  I've said that on several occasions.  But, I mean from the standpoint of numerous analysts picking them to win the West.  However, they still have the best QB in the conference, pretty much the entire offensive line returning, one of the top rated WR corps in the conference, and probably the best defensive player in the SEC.  Add to that, the fact that we're playing them in The Rude. 

How do you make a case for us?

As for Bama, they're still light years ahead of us in overall talent. No way to argue that, given that they've had either the #1 or #2 recruiting class for almost 15 years in a row. The only argument against that would be, "Nuh Uh!"

Yes, they are.

Nuh Uh!

Have we beaten them in JHS when they've had more talent than us?  Of course.  2017 and 2019.  And those were such big upsets that we stormed the field.  But to sit here in August and say we will beat them, would be based on no objective criteria other than thinking we can upset them again.  We could, but no way, no how will we be favored to do so.

I'm trying to see any other argument for it.
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2023, 03:53:25 PM »
With practice underway, it's a good time to make some prognostications regarding this year's iteration of the Auburn Tigers.  What ya got?

UMass - W
Cal (away) - W
Samford - W
A&M (away) - W
UGA - L
LSU (away) - W
OM - W
Miss St - W
Vandy (away...their homecoming) - W
Arky (away) - W
NMSt - W
Bama - W

Lots of uncertainty around the league at crucial positions.  Arky probably has the best returning QB, but he lost the bulk of his offensive weapons.  Will Rogers is a quality QB, but he's got a new coach and (I'm guessing) a new scheme to learn.  I think A&M will be a shitshow with Jimbo and Bobby P butting heads constantly.  UGA is breaking in a new QB, but with their OL and skill players, that should be an easier transition than the rest of the conference will experience.  I'm not sold on BK at LSU and I think the new QB will be their Achille's heel.

Bama is going to stumble this year.  Poor QB play, Saban with his eye on his beach house in Jupiter...they lose 3-4.

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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2023, 03:58:09 PM »
I think LSU is overrated...  However, they still have the best QB in the conference

Wat?  Daniels?  Agree to disagree.

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How do you make a case for us?


We almost beat them on two flat tires last year and Ashford threw for 300+


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As for Bama, they're still light years ahead of us in overall talent. No way to argue that, given that they've had either the #1 or #2 recruiting class for almost 15 years in a row. The only argument against that would be, "Nuh Uh!"

Yes, they are.

Nuh Uh!

Have we beaten them in JHS when they've had more talent than us?  Of course.  2017 and 2019.  And those were such big upsets that we stormed the field.  But to sit here in August and say we will beat them, would be based on no objective criteria other than thinking we can upset them again.  We could, but no way, no how will we be favored to do so.

I'm trying to see any other argument for it.

My prediction is predicated on our team getting better as the season rolls on and theirs losing their fire once they're out of the SECW race.
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2023, 04:21:12 PM »
Wat?  Daniels?  Agree to disagree.

We almost beat them on two flat tires last year and Ashford threw for 300+


My prediction is predicated on our team getting better as the season rolls on and theirs losing their fire once they're out of the SECW race.

Good debate to have.

My question on the QB is, who can you say is better? 

Daniels was 266-388 69%  17 TD's and 3 INT's.  144.5 RTG

He also had 885 yards rushing with 11 TD's on the ground.

KJ Jefferson had less yards through the air, but more TD's (24)  Daniels was more productive on the ground in both yards and TD's.  I'd put KJ right there with him, but everything I've read says Arky lost a ton of production at WR.

I can't put Will Rogers anywhere near the top, despite his prolific production.  If he does it without The Pirate running the show....maybe.  But, you don't hear a word from NFL scouts about Rogers. Quintessential system QB. Chris Todd would have put those numbers up. 

Spencer Rattler:  Nope.  Not in the convo.

Joe Milton: No body of work.

One that might blow everybody away is Devin Leary at Kentucky.  He had a monster 2021 at NCST.  Don't know why he only played in 6 games last year. Injuries, maybe?

Anyway, who am I missing?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Bueller?



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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2023, 04:34:54 PM »
Jefferson and Rogers are, in my opinion, superior QBs.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2023, 04:49:50 PM »
Jefferson and Rogers are, in my opinion, superior QBs.

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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2023, 06:24:20 PM »
Jane, you ignorant slut.

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2023, 07:31:04 PM »
Could see where we start out 3-0 before heading into that murderers row to be 3-3.
Maybe lose a squeaker in Baton Rouge and then beat Ole Miss which could very well lead to a string of victories before the Iron Bowl.

It makes sense to temper expectations in Freeze's innaugural campaign at 6-6 with a bowl invite but I could see the team going from 3-3 and finishing up a more than respectable 4-2 from there... losing perhaps to Arkansas and overmatched by Alabama to finish 7-5 with a good bowl invite.

And who knows? Cash out this first season at 8-5, "Cock of the Walk Baby!"


 
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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2023, 08:38:42 AM »
Although unproven, I think Carson Beck at that shitty school in Athens will grade out the best in the league. Too much talent around him, and he has a good enough arm. Bobo is going to look like a mad genius, but we will all know better.
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2023, 08:41:23 AM »
UMass - W  QB controversy is born as Ashford and Throne throw for 200+ each
Cal (away) - W  QB controversy dies with Thorne saving us from a potentially ugly road loss
Samford - W  QB controversy re-born as Geriner has entered the chat
A&M (away) - W  Sneak one away from the milkmen with a few new wrinkles
UGA - L  Solid effort...just too much mutt
LSU (away) - L  Damn Red Stick magic strikes again
OM - W  At least Lane can tell his new girlfriend about how he turned down Auburn
Miss St - W  Yawn...20+ point win
Vandy (away...their homecoming) - W  Homecoming Queen decides to go study for her Poly-Sci final early
Arky (away) - W  High scoring, exciting game in which Auburn has the ball last
NMSt - W  Geriner has re-entered the chat
Bama - W  Saban is on the phone to the Jupiter movers at halftime
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2023, 09:00:03 AM »
UMass - W  QB controversy is born as Ashford and Throne throw for 200+ each
Cal (away) - W  QB controversy dies with Thorne saving us from a potentially ugly road loss
Samford - W  QB controversy re-born as Geriner has entered the chat
A&M (away) - W  Sneak one away from the milkmen with a few new wrinkles
UGA - L  Solid effort...just too much mutt
LSU (away) - L  Damn Red Stick magic strikes again
OM - W  At least Lane can tell his new girlfriend about how he turned down Auburn
Miss St - W  Yawn...20+ point win
Vandy (away...their homecoming) - W  Homecoming Queen decides to go study for her Poly-Sci final early
Arky (away) - W  High scoring, exciting game in which Auburn has the ball last
NMSt - W  Geriner has re-entered the chat
Bama - W  Saban is on the phone to the Jupiter movers at halftime
You got to know when to holden 'em.
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2023, 01:05:05 PM »
UMass - W  QB controversy is born as Ashford and Throne throw for 200+ each
Cal (away) - W  QB controversy dies with Thorne saving us from a potentially ugly road loss
Samford - W  QB controversy re-born as Geriner has entered the chat
A&M (away) - W  Sneak one away from the milkmen with a few new wrinkles
UGA - L  Solid effort...just too much mutt
LSU (away) - L  Damn Red Stick magic strikes again
OM - W  At least Lane can tell his new girlfriend about how he turned down Auburn
Miss St - W  Yawn...20+ point win
Vandy (away...their homecoming) - W  Homecoming Queen decides to go study for her Poly-Sci final early
Arky (away) - W  High scoring, exciting game in which Auburn has the ball last
NMSt - W  Geriner has re-entered the chat
Bama - W  Saban is on the phone to the Jupiter movers at halftime
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Re: Prediction Time
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2023, 03:21:11 PM »
I predict we will have a very tough time at Cal.  Not because Cal is any good at playing the foosballz.  They're not.  Only team 1-11 Colorado beat last year.  But more because when they get off the bus, they'll be tired from trying to wade through all the protests. 

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2023, 03:30:38 PM »
I predict we will have a very tough time at Cal.  Not because Cal is any good at playing the foosballz.  They're not.  Only team 1-11 Colorado beat last year.  But more because when they get off the bus, they'll be tired from trying to wade through all the protests.

I predict we will collectively fart in their general direction and make them quit football altogether.  It will set the tone for making other teams quit on the field for the rest of the season.
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2023, 03:39:00 PM »
I predict we will collectively fart in their general direction and make them quit football altogether.  It will set the tone for making other teams quit on the field for the rest of the season.

If they don't quit, we will have to taunt them a second time.
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