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alpinetiger
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Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
I hope we talk Newkirk into staying. Newkirk and Trusedale would make excellent 0-technique/NG in a 3-4 system. Both are athletic for their size, carry a bunch of weight and can occupy two blockers. Average 3-technique players but potentially good-to-great 0-technique players.

Big Kat is a man without a position in Mason's defense, IMO. So I wish him well.


BuckFama334
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
God forbid you write this in the existing "Big Kat and Newkirk" thread.


alpinetiger
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
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God forbid you write this in the existing "Big Kat and Newkirk" thread.

Noted. I was hoping people more cogent than you would offer their opinion.


BuckFama334
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
It would have been much more cogent to write your post in the other thread.


alpinetiger
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
Touche. I hope you'll spare me the thirty lashes for occupying so much bandwidth.

My point still stands. I hope we can keep Newkirk. Big Kat would be best served moving on.


makersmark1
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
One thing is certain: Both lines will need to be rebuilt.

Recruiting, development, strength and conditioning, and scheme will all be involved.

I think Pappoe and McClain will both be better outside.

We’ve got to recruit better on the line of scrimmage.
We’ve got to develop players better at the line of scrimmage.

Even though the offenses are more wide open, blocking is the key to passing game or running game.


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LanierSpots
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
When is the last time Auburn ran a true 3-4 defense?

Been a bit


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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
Bill Oliver?


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LanierSpots
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Bill Oliver?


Possibly. I just dont remember any other time. Other than running it a few times here and there.

I have never liked that defense for some reason. Im much more of a fan of the 4-3




PJinAtl
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
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When is the last time Auburn ran a true 3-4 defense?
Didn't Muschamp run a true 3-4 in his first stint at AU under CTT?


CaptainBrannigan
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
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Didn't Muschamp run a true 3-4 in his first stint at AU under CTT?


Hell no. Senator Can't name the 3 branches of government was a 4-3 all the way back to Miami. We were not changing that. That 4-3 with the speed at Lber is what shut down Tebow twice.


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GruntAu
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
I’m not a big fan of it either. We did run it last year against LSU. With Derick Brown and Davidson it can be quite effective


Lee County Tiger
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
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We did run it last year against LSU


Hell that wasn't even a 3-4. More of a 3-3-5 or a 2-3-6.




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alpinetiger
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
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Bill Oliver?


Possibly. I just dont remember any other time. Other than running it a few times here and there.

I have never liked that defense for some reason. Im much more of a fan of the 4-3



Has to be Oliver, but he showed a ton of different looks. Its been interesting for me to read stuff on the 3-4 because not many programs run it. Aranda does, obviously. AU may struggle in year one of the transition.


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JJtheAuburnFan
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
Getting Newkirk back definitely wouldn’t hurt. He’s got potential as a pass rusher and can be disruptive at times. I know the Bigkat int against lsu was on a tipped pass by Newkirk who was being double teamed and still made a play. Newkirk, Banks, Hardy and Hunter are the only ones I see having a chance to generate pressure in a 3-4 as far as lineman. Can’t disagree about Bigkat I’m not sure were he’d fit in Mason scheme.


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i am dan
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re: Different Opinion - Big Kat and Newkirk
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God forbid you write this in the existing "Big Kat and Newkirk" thread.


What? 4 new threads on the Auburn board a week too much for you?


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