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I really like what you wrote and I agree. As you said, if the NCAA publicly dismembers the AU program, destroys the Lowder machine so that they struggle to make a bowl game, I think everyone will be happy.
However, the above senario is not something we need to happen. This is something that MUST happen to get them back to where they belong and put Bama firmly back in the no.1 spot in this state. As much as we don't like to face it, AU has made considerable stride in their efforts. Here are a few examples:
1. There has been a HUGE jump in AU fans since the 70's
2. They now have control of most media outlets in this state that gives them positive spin
3. The won the NC last year
4. They have one of the hottest OC in the country
5. Recruiting for them is going great and they get their share
I could go on but you get the point. I hate AU but, cheating or not, Lowders plan is making progress that you have to take notice of.
I am SOOOO jealous of Tenn and the fact that they ARE the undisputed team in that state. That is what I want for Alabama, ONE team in this state that people get behind and support. ......I will not be happy unless the AU program gets the death penalty and is banned from the SEC but I would settle for just severe NCAA probation.
In Valor There Is Hope.
Make no mistake, AU is a HUGE problem. Anyone that doesn't think so should wake-up.
This isn't the 70's, a seemingly endless string of inept coaching hires NEARLY crippled the program. P.S. great piece on ESPN radio today about how, with hindsight, Dubose could be the worst coaching hire in the history of college football.
AU NEEDS to go away, if they continue to go 8-4, 10-2, etc.. they will continue to be a thorn in our side. It is made all the worse by the fact that they're cheating their assess off and are using recruiting tactics that resemble brainwashing.
If I have learned anything in my 29 years on this earth, it is that AU will do anything, I repeat, anything to top/stay even with bama.
All I need is a lil RTR!
Well said sir!
It will be very interesting to see what AU does when Malzahn leaves. AU won't have a great year, but the offense will still put-up very good numbers. I think the 2011 coaching carousel could get very interesting.
As a side note, most AU fans expect Trooper or Luper to be OC, which is just funny, and expect the one that doesn't get the job to follow Malzahn to the next job to serve as asst. HC/RC.
They also seem to be united in their desire to remain a spread team.
I agree AU is a problem, but I also agree letting them see us upset about the whole thing brings them unspeakable joy. I think we have to move on from last year and if the NCAA gets them, great. If not, punish them in November.
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