Boom’s number one ranking is already in jeopardy.

Will Muschamp’s top of the salary heap position may last about as long as Melvin Gordon’s single-game rushing record did.  Texas A&M is reportedly trying to obtain the services of John Chavis by offering to make him the highest paid assistant coach in the country.  Even if he doesn’t accept the offer, you can bet that LSU will have little choice but to sweeten his deal accordingly.

Of course, Greg McGarity pays no attention to things like that.

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15 responses to “Boom’s number one ranking is already in jeopardy.

  1. Billy Mumphrey

    Wasn’t twitter “ablaze” with the rumor they were after Pruitt?

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  2. Bulldawg165

    Chavis is worth more than Boom, but not much. They are both very, very good defensive coordinators and I’m a bit nervous about a high powered offense like Auburn’s or Texas A&M’s with a respectable defense.

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    • Russ

      I’m not sure. We always handled Boom’s defenses just fine when he was at Auburn 1.0 and LSU. Plus, I’m not sure Gus’ offense is conducive to anybody putting together a shutdown defense.

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      • Bulldawg165

        “I’m not sure Gus’ offense is conducive to anybody putting together a shutdown defense.”

        This seems to be a common opinion on here, but I don’t think I understand why. Pro style offenses aren’t a pre-requisite for a good defense.

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        • siskey

          I think that the reason people say this often, including me, is because no HUNH team has put together a real shut down defense. Florida under Corch and Strong had a great defense when GPOOE played there but they were a power running team that operated out of the shotgun formation. Oregon has had the most success running HUNH and their defense has been good enough to get to the BCS championship and into the Playoff but it hasn’t been a defense that you associate with championship teams of the past. If you look at the last 10 champs only Auburn in 2010 had an average to below average defense.
          Of the four playoff teams OSU and Bama have the higher rated defenses while Oregon and FSU have QBs who have won the Heisman. So we’ll get to see which is more important.

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          • Bulldawg165

            “no HUNH team has put together a real shut down defense.”

            Except Florida. And Texas ran a spread with Vince Young and Colt McCoy and had a pretty good defense. Not to mention the fact that there aren’t many teams period that have what folks what call a “shut down defense”

            “Florida under Corch and Strong had a great defense when GPOOE played there but they were a power running team that operated out of the shotgun formation.”

            Fact: Florida ran the ball roughly 39 times per game in 2008. Auburn ran the ball roughly 47 and 52 times per game in 2010 and 2013, respectively. The difference in rushing yards per game follows this same trend. (I only looked at SEC championship years, but the rest of the years are pretty similar to these)

            If Florida could have a good defense with their “power running game,” why can’t Auburn?

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  3. The Count

    “Of course, Greg McGarity pays no attention to things like that.”

    Is anyone else terrified the grandpas in BM are going to cause a huge disaster for the fans and program at some point?

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      There is evidence to support your fear, but there hasn’t been a decisive moment yet. We haven’t lost a coach we could’ve kept by throwing money at him. I don’t see Bobo’s departure as strong evidence of stinginess.

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  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    An Arms Race with A&M is gonna be tough. Lotsa $$ in Texas. But the racheting is inevitable.

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  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’ll go on record and predict that Georgia’s fork in the road will be next year, with Jeremy Pruitt. If our defense shows substantial improvement, his phone will be ringing off the hook.

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  6. FarmerDawg

    Are we starting to realize its hard to maintain success when every game has a 100 pt over/under. Good defense has always been harder to find than gimmick offense.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      I’ll take your word for good defense being harder to find…I don’t remember back that far any more. 🙂

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  7. Reservoir Dawg

    The Pastor of Disaster was preachin’ ’em up at the end. Great game and a totally unexpected result given all the coaching shuffle. Lilly didn’t do too bad calling the plays. Way to go, Dawgs!

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  8. Noonan

    The last time I saw Chavis we hung 44 on him in Athens.

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