New Offensive Coordinator! Rhett Lashlee of Auburn

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  1. jazyj

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    Best part is that Auburn ran a lot of 2 TE sets, so we may finally see a use for the player Diaco stuck on the bench
     
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  2. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

    Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Upon entering Connecticut, beware ... no prayers in the huddle. ;)

    Upon hearing the Lashlee news, I sent SMS to Auburn alumni friends with 10 great season tickets for 3 decades on the 50 and separately to a very involved alumnus, late 80s' player/War Eagle neighbor. Looking forward to their respective takes on the news.
     
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  3. FluxTZ

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    Clearly, Athletic Director Dave is excited. Guy can't even sleep!

     
  4. RayIsTheGOAT

    RayIsTheGOAT I was once compared to a young Tragic Bronson

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    So I was on a flight from Atlanta to Hartford on Monday, and in the row next to me was a guy looking through film of a bowl game and taking notes. I figured it was some guy who worked for ESPN. I didn't know who Rhett Lashlee was prior to this, but after seeing a picture of him, it turns out that's who it was.
    I'm sorry I don't know college football better, otherwise I could've told yall this on Monday.
     
  5. huskyinfl

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    Benedict is awesome, I hope he is tweeting from Electric Blue.
     
  6. ZOOCONN

    ZOOCONN the drive to win has to come from within

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    FIFY

    in the garage.....
     
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  7. ZOOCONN

    ZOOCONN the drive to win has to come from within

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    what bowl game???
     
  8. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    Bull s----

    You can sacrifice chickens in the huddle if it gets this offense moving towards an end zone.
     
  9. Bonehead

    Bonehead 'Ollie North of the Cesspool'

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    Not on Susie's watch.
     
  10. minidarren

    minidarren #freeHFD

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    So what you all are trying to say is that TJ will not be our OC? Will Rhett wear sleeves in the winter?
     
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  11. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Not our concern; just that of at least one whiny Connecticut resident based on past history. If praying helps the Huskies score TDs on offense, Lashlee can sacrifice all of the chickens in CT and dial in more prayers than Pope Francis. Following Fish Cakes Fiasco, UConn may need a few prayers to complement coaching competence Lashlee ideally helps bring to PAWS. Pray away!
     
  12. jayfromfla

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    Glad to see all the experts in here had this nailed down.;)
     
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  13. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    Originally thought this might be D.C. Related peeped profile and figured it fit here. Players seem hyped.
     
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  14. CTMike

    CTMike Vanilla Cake > Fish Cake

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    Score > 15ppg = 200k bonus :)
     
  15. BlueDogs

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    There are those who are acclaimed Rock Stars and then some who are Rock Stars. I think we all know the difference now. Director Dave is the real deal.
     
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    Bonehead 'Ollie North of the Cesspool'

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    Poster asking if the stud QB recruit is already ENROLLED at Auburn.

    Other poster - IF Trump can be President we can hire Art Briles....

    :)
     
  17. J187Money

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    Maybe he got stock options.
     
  18. Bonehead

    Bonehead 'Ollie North of the Cesspool'

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    From Burton!

    ;-0
     
  19. EJHarrington

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    It's Christmas in UCONN country!
     
  20. Husky25

    Husky25 Dink & Dunk beat the Greatest Show on Turf.

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    Athletic Director Dave was at the basketball game last night. Stayed for its entirety.
     
  21. freescooter

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    Athletic Director Dave = Springsteen
    Warde Manuel= Michael Bobolli
     
  22. Husky25

    Husky25 Dink & Dunk beat the Greatest Show on Turf.

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    What does The Boss have to do with crappy premade pizza crust?
     
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  23. CTFootball

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    When do we see an announcement about a football, basketball (extension of current) and baseball series with Auburn? That would be the icing on the cake!
     
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  24. GAlawyer

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    There is so much that is exciting about this hire. Gus Malzahn is an offensive mind that's been breaking records back to his HS coaching days in Arkansas, when one of his record-breaking QBs was Rhett Lashlee. After working with Malzahn for years, Lashlee knows offense - dare I say innovative offense - and has great connections in the football world, particularly here in the Southeast. What's not to like about that?

    But what excites me the MOST is Lashlee's character. If you think Randy Edsall is a high character guy, Lashlee is that and perhaps then some. One of his HS teammates from Arkansas was killed in a tragic accident here in Atlanta back in late 2012, and he reached out invited his friend's wife and kids to games during the 2013 season, bringing them into the locker room and spending time with the kids. He converted a number of casual football observers into raving Auburn Tiger fans that year by his words and actions. Sure, their exciting, surprising run to the national championship game didn't hurt, but his character was attractive to people. He has the character of a future head coach, so if that's what he'll be groomed for, I'm all for it. If we're talking about substance and character, I don't think there could be a bigger shift from Diaco to Edsall/Lashlee.

    Welcome to the family Rhett, and GO HUSKIES!
     
  25. ibleedhuskyblue

    ibleedhuskyblue MUFGA !!

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    I don't think we can really take anything from his run/pass % at Auburn. His head coach was an offensive guy, who until just earlier this past season called the plays. There's much thought that OCRL was "play-caller in name only" just to appease the fan base.

    The fact that he even made this move, took a pay cut, came to an area with which he has no obvious connection, seems to signify that he wanted full autonomy with the offense, and AD Dave & Randy gave it to him. His run/pass % at UA isn't really his...it's Gus's to a high degree. Lots of UA fans are happy about this, but when there's that many hands on the offense, it's tough to know who is responsible for what. This move says that OCRL's hands weren't on it enough for his liking.

    Frankly, i'm happy that RE allowed that amount of control to had by someone else (if it is indeed happening the way i think it is). We all know that he has been a bit of a micro manager in the past. The fact that this is happening means that he knows how important it is, even if the credit is more shared for success than it often is.

    This is the first day in a very long time that i have felt genuinely hopeful and happy about our program. This guy is. from all accounts, a knock-down recruiter as well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If we get an aggressive DC who blitzes 70% next, my head will explode !
     
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  26. sub legacy

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    He's probably so excited he can't focus on the pole twirling. Neither would I.
     
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  27. sdhusky

    sdhusky 1972,73 & 98 Boneyard Poster of the Year

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    I'm a little disappointed.

    I would rather have gotten someone not as good in the morning.
     
  28. weyuo

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    They do have open dates in 2019 and 2020 ;)
     
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  29. Butch

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    Holy moly. You didn't blast this hire!
     
  30. uconndogs

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    Can't figure this one out. But, just maybe:

    Edsall to Lashlee - "Help me turn this thing around. I've got 3-5 years at this and then the reigns are yours."

    Either that, or for some reason he was on the hot seat at Auburnn.

    Either way, I think it's a great hire and I think Auburn over the years has run some of the best balanced offenses in the country.
     
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