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Recently, I had the opportunity to either renew my subscription or let it expire. I decided to give this site another go due to Phillip and Brian's articles and information and the occasional Bodda Getta post. However, what I have read on here within the last few days has left nothing but a nauseating taste in my mouth and an absolute dispicable feeling of disgust and disgrace. I have never seen an Auburn fan base in such chaos and disarray. I've definitely had my moments of anger, frustration, and disappointments over the years with Auburn football, but I have never felt that myself nor the fans as a whole have ever been in a place we are now. I don't know much about Ron Sanders or who he really is, but I hold him in regards as someone with some rationale and insight into this board and the state of affairs at Auburn. Sadly, it seems that even Ron is throwing some stones towards the AU football program and its coaches. Phillip has also not refuted much of anything said lately or defended the staff or program.
I take all this as a "bitter pill" to swallow. I know there are obvious problems within the team as a result of our play; however, I'm NOT willing to abandon this ship, this staff, or this program, PERIOD! Coach Chizik is our HEAD COACH! He hired the staff he's got, and he recruited the players we have! It's his job along with his coaches to fix whatever problems we may have. WE have to trust him to do this! We're in line to sign possibly the best class ever assembled in the history of AU FOOTBALL recruiting, yet we seem intent on destroying this opportunity as fans with all that I have seen and read in the last three days! For example, Piss Poor crowd at the game Saturday for starters; fans booing at the game; fans leaving the game early; and the many stories and tirades on this board. We are and always have been our own worse enemy! IMO, we are on the road to destroying this once proud program and tradition after only two years removed from what our generation had waited their whole lives to see and be a part of, a consensus National Championship! If we stay on this road we're on, fire Chizik, fire the AD, fire, fire, fire, then I'm not sure if we'll recover from this for many years to come. We're simply NEVER going to to be able to hire a Nick Saban calliber coach here, BOTTOM LINE! That's just how it is! This ALL-IN Family that we so proudly proclaimed to be just two years ago needs to shut the Hell up about firing coaches and cleaning house! We need to suppport every player and coach we have and put all our effort into righting this ship! Maybe we change the focus of our offense or maybe we don't, but we right the ship, focus on getting better, hold onto this committment list along with adding a Matthews and Adams, and we will reap the rewards down the road. As I heard in a movie once, "This is our most desperate hour!" Unite AU Family and ignore the HATERS! Let's pull together and turn this thing around! WAR EAGLE to ALL!
kick 'em in the ass, big blue.
Who are you or anyone else to question who is a "True Auburn Fan"? I don't need someone giving me a lesson in fandom to tell me the proper way to cheer for my team.
I have gone back and forth with my opinions about Chizik and the state of our program and question how anyone can really think we should blindly back a coach who appears to be taking the program in the wrong direction. I am not saying to fire a coach or stating that as my opinion as an Auburn Fan but how can you expect people to not be frustrated and to accept what is going on?
There is too much smoke from too many places for me to no think there is a fire somewhere. Shut off the smoke detectors and continue to go All In with Chizik if you choose but when Ron and PM are "throwing stones" and not refuting the truths that you wont believe you might want to take another look at the situation. This goes beyond a losing streak.
Frustrated? For sure! I refuse to believe cleaning house is the answer at this point. I waited my whole like for a NC! I finally got to see one and was fortunate enough to attend the game. I'm going to ride with Chizik as a result for loyalty and greatfulness if for nothing else!
"An Auburn Man needs no introduction"
Attitude is Everything
Auburn has already signed those best classes in Auburn recruiting history that you speak of the last few years and where has that gotten us 1 and 4 this season? With a very good possibility of being 1 and 5 Saturday. My point is we could sign the top prospects year after year andthis will be the outcome. We all need to face reality and see the players are
not being coached up not being prepared and not just down right ready 2 play football with a chip on there shoulder
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