Déjà vu all over again

So, reports out of the Plains are that Boom and Gus are getting close to tying the knot, “but still some staffing issue (sic) needs to be smoothed out”.

Gee, Dawg fans, where have we heard that kind of stuff before?  Anybody want to take bets on who the “issue” is?

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54 responses to “Déjà vu all over again

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    In other words, who doesn’t want to take orders from Boom? Or who does Boom want to fire?

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  2. Keese

    They’ll keep RG around. He knows the Auburn way

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  3. Scorpio Jones, III

    Was there not some….ah…disagreement over strategy? or something between Boom and Garner at some point in the past at Georgia? Or was that Smart’s brief passage through Athens?

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  4. LorenzoDawgriquez

    I can’t wait for the first explosion between Boom and Bagman. First up if things stay true to his form, Rodney will sulk and dog his recruiting work. Pass the popcorn, this is going to be good.

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  5. Granthams replacement

    That sideline cam might be better than Lane and Nick.

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  6. DC Weez

    I like the idea of Agent Muschamp at Auburn. And after he gets fired there, I hope Tech hires him.

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    • FisheriesDawg

      No. The one thing keeping Tech truly mediocre is their defense. Give them a real, live defensive guy and they become an actual threat rather than a team that slips up and steals a game from us every couple of Olympiads after the season is already shot.

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      • DC Weez

        I think Agent Muschamp has been very overrated for a long time. I have a friend who coached with him. My friend has nothing good to say about Boom’s coaching ability. That assessment seems to have played out at UF (although their defense was pretty good) and Texas (where Boom’s defenses seemed to get progressively worse despite impressive recruiting).

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        • FisheriesDawg

          I agree that he’s been overrated as a DC, but he’s still put together some pretty good defenses over the years. The same can’t be said for Georgia Tech under Fish Fry. Just his overrated reputation alone might be enough to let them recruit some talent on that side of the ball. I’d rather not take the chance.

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      • DawgFaithful

        That defense you speak of completely shut down the SEC’s highest scoring offense in the second half. Just saying

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        • garageflowers

          Three drives: missed FG, FG, and touchdown. Before you say you meant the first half, four drives: touchdown, punt, fumble, and fumble. One punt all game.

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      • Just gonna drop this right here:

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      • Will (the other one)

        Not really. Womack has a great D at Ole Miss, but never had good defenses at Tech. They can’t recruit the depth to be really good on D there, especially going against cut blocks in practice.

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  7. Spike

    Is Jordan-Hare big enough for these big mouths and egos?

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  8. @gatriguy

    One day when Richt sits back and reflects on his time in Athens, he’s going to come to the conclusion that keeping Garner from the very beginning cost him as much as any decision he ever made. Cost him BVG, cost him Kirby Smart, cost him the 2012 SEC title. I have never spoken to a single person that has one good word to say about him except that when Donnan looked he other way, he could bring in the talent.

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  9. Normaltown Mike

    Expect RG to be transitioned to a well paid non coaching position in the Athletic Department. Something like “Recruiting Program Coordinator”.

    When you’re the bag man , you never get fired.

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  10. Least garner is gone now. But the jury is still out on tracy rocker. We were better at stopping the run last year with Chris Wilson. But rocker is recruiting good so we will see how he does in 2015.

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    • Merk

      In truth, Pruitt’s plan to get leaner and faster works well for pass rush and spread, but not so much against the power run. There is only 1 power run team in the ACC and FSU did not play GT last year, so we have no evidence that his approach would have been any better last year. Thus, I think that is the bigger difference than just that Wilson was better at run stopping than rocker. Also note that last year our pass rush was good, but had nothing on this year’s pass rush.

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    • hmmm…. we did pretty damn good against Auburn.

      I think it’s more of a scheme thing were Pruitt plays safeties way back. Grantham liked to have them play closer to the line of scrimmage, then close their eyes and move around like one of those old vibrating football games.

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  11. Silver Britches

    If Garner’s shown the door, you can count on Auburn coming right back after Tracy Rocker.

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  12. Macallanlover

    I can understand Carol Muschamp wanting to get back to Auburn to be near her parents with the grandchildren but that is a questionable decision for Boom to make. With an offer from SC, if he wants to get back to the SEC and stay in the Southeast, he has a ready made HC position opening up in a couple of years as he rebuilds his reputation; at Auburn we are talking two moves because Malzahn looks to be entrenched. I would hate Columbia but Auburn is even worse as a place to live. Spurrier could help him with a respected endorsement, assuming they can get along, and I think they could.

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    • Honestly, I’d have gone to College Station.

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      • Mayor

        This^^. If what Boom is trying to accomplish is rehabbing himself so he can get another major HC gig, College Station is the ticket. The only thing wrong there is D–there is plenty of O. If Boom comes up with a good D and aTm wins big, Boom will be back in demand. Plus, he knows the State of Texas from his stint as DC in Austin.

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    • Chi-town Dawg

      +1

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Macallan I think you’re working small odds there. Muschamp is gonna need a good while to grow into head coaching temperament, if he ever does. Second, he knows SC is a graveyard for all but the most intrepid, skilled souls. Third, Columbia may actually be a worse place to live than Auburn. Hottest place in the universe in the summer, except maybe Macon.

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    • sniffer

      Mac, they don’t live in Auburn, they live at the lake. And its a pretty good lake…

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  13. Chi-town Dawg

    Stoop jumped me LOL. I meant plus 1 for Mac’s comments about the USCjr job and potential to become the HC there in 2-3 years if he does well.

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  14. I knew Barn was going after him when they fired their DC the day after Flarduh fired Boom.

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  15. Argondawg

    First of all the South Carolina job is not open ……yet. Who knows what the OBC is gonna do. A bird in the hand…..

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    • Rumor is Garner to TE coach.

      Savannah and New Orleans are hotter than Macon because of the humidity.

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      • Doggoned

        I grew up in Savannah. Macon feels hotter to me, humidity or not.

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        • Ed Kilgore

          Hot interior cities seem hotter b/c in coastal environments like New Orleans (and to some extent Savannah) it’s socially acceptable to spend much of the summer drunk and half-naked.

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        • Macallanlover

          Not me, as a Savannahian I never looked back when I went to college. Made a mistake a decade or so after that ro visit family around the 4th of July. Never again after mid June until mid October. Not saying Macon and Columbus aren’t miserable but Savannah is a special kind of hell in the heat.

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        • Mayor

          Ever been to Augusta, GA in August? That place is the winner, hands down.

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  16. W Cobb Dawg

    If boom agrees to RG staying, all I can say is RG must be made of teflon. That sucker seems impossible to get rid of once he gets burrowed in.

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  17. Doug

    Wasn’t Boom the DC at auburn a few years ago and didn’t UGA ruin his party there?

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