New Offensive Coordinator! Rhett Lashlee of Auburn

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  1. Pudge

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    In Offensive Coordinator parlance

    Cummings to Verducci to Corley ... to Lashlee ...

    is like going from Taurus to Sentra to Elantra ... to Mazerati
     
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  2. BugsyCT

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    Trying to temper expectations, but AD Dave and Head Coach Randy may have hit a home run with this choice.
     
  3. FluxTZ

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    This is exactly what I thought of when this hire was announced. Love it!
     
  4. Dream Jobbed 2.0

    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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  5. Coach J

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    Anyone care about the Corey Edsall hire now???? Just saying....
     
  6. Dove

    Dove Vance comin'

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    Before I get really, REALLY excited...is this #fakenews?
     
  7. Jimdish255

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    Competent coaching. Some growing pains at first but wow a great move. Lets get some quality blockers out there and move the chains boyz!!!
     
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  8. HomeKing93

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    I didn't think we had any chance at Lashlee, this is a great surprise!
     
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  9. MilliniumPrince

    MilliniumPrince Jonathan 3:16 means we just beat your ass!

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    He is a bit run heavy, but the optics of this hire are mind blowing!!

    Big day for the good guys!!
     
  10. Coach J

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    LOL, he would actually probably do a good job in that spot, provided they gave him a muzzle, and as a bonus we wouldn't have to pay him after his crazy buyout! I crack myself up, sometimes.
     
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  11. sportsart

    sportsart College Football has stage P5 cancer.

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    Is it s spread or a spread offense with a zone read? The spread used to be like a hurry up 2 minute drill with mostly passing.

    Those spread/zone read type offenses are now designed to run first out of what looks like a passing formation.

    We need a high FBIQ QB to run it. We shall see.
     
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  12. UConn990411

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    Big Balls Benedict is having a heck of an offseason so far.

    Wow.
     
  13. polycom

    polycom I heard a beep, who just joined?

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    Alabama is a bit run heavy....
     
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  14. jk0411

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    Lashlee has been tied to Malzahn since he was a hs qb. While OC in title, Malzahn made all the calls and even though supposedly giving up play calling part way into the season, Auburn fans say his fingerprints were still all over the offense.

    Timing was good for Lashlee to get out (or as some suspect, shown the door) as Malzahn's seat is a little hot and he could be gone if they have a bad year next season.

    Lashlee now gets to be a true OC, gets out from Malzahn's shadow and if successful, will get a chance to be a HC which is what he wants.
     
  15. WestCoastHusky

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    This is totally unexpected. Big thumbs up to DB.
     
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  16. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    #ArkeelFor1200Yards
     
  17. JMick

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    actually, no. they're typically one or two read offenses. HS QBs have no issue running it
     
  18. metsfan2323

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    Yeah, imagine people complaining about that when Benedict is reducing costs and selling about 8,000 in additional season tickets. Benedict should run for Governor.
     
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  19. Jax Husky

    Jax Husky Larry Taylor did nothing wrong

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    Apparently, Gus Malzahn was still treating Lashlee like a GA and there was much friction. Auburn fans claiming he was told to look elsewhere, but many others saying he was desperate to leave and have autonomy. Auburn was 1-2 with the Gus Bus calling plays, and 7-3 under Lashlee.
     
  20. Coach J

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    Actually with this type of quality coaching and a presumed uptick on the recruiting front (make mental note they were ranked 111 in the country before HCRE was hired) it really won't take too much to make a nice move in this conference. If they can grab a 5th yr senior QB and another transfer or two they can be real good, real quick! I like it!
     
  21. 3rdbass

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    Wow! Just heard this in after the Uconn basketball game in cbssports. This is great news for the football team! How did this happen? Lol!
     
  22. cttxus

    cttxus Trusting the Process-Hoping for Greatness

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  23. Coach J

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    Don't forget Dave Benedict came to UConn from Auburn, he obviously went back to the well.
     
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  24. huskymedic

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  25. Jax Husky

    Jax Husky Larry Taylor did nothing wrong

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    I'm hearing Auburn wants Sonny Dykes (fired as Cal HC), but I have no doubt they would take Art Briles. Auburn will do ANYTHING to get one up on Bama.
     
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  26. businesslawyer

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    So some quick things to add to this. We will have a lot of senior starters in 2017 on both sides of the ball. Until the bottom fell out after 8 games, while wins and losses didn't show it the team was slowly improving from 2015. The point is, if we have a QB next fall getting back to 6 or 7 wins is doable. There may be some rebuilding to do after that, starting with the '18 season, as Diaco's recruits become the upperclassmen.
     
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  27. MilliniumPrince

    MilliniumPrince Jonathan 3:16 means we just beat your ass!

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    Alabama can recruit the guys that make that possible.
     
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  28. itgoeslike

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    Stunned. I was pulling for this guy as HC. What a coup. Didn't see this coming. DB earned his salary this month. The tandem of RE and RL has me optimistic for the first time in what seems like a very long time. . .
     
  29. FluxTZ

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  30. housekeys

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    Maybe that is why he left? Perhaps, as conspiracy kitty, likes to say, he wanted to air it out and was held back. Now he has free reign at UConn. Hmmm? This is great.
     
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