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Auburn accused of stealing signs, and so what?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Bill Snyder says Auburn was stealing his signs.


    Jimbo Fisher made the same claim.

    However, if someone is able to pick up on sideline signals, big deal? Find a better system. I don't think this is unethical. I've heard that baseball pitchers sometimes get incensed because a runner on second can see the catcher's signs, pick up on the pattern, and then signal the batter. Again, BFD. Use signs and patterns that aren't easy to detect.
    All in the game, yo.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They're talking about the signs that the coaches flash to players in open view from the sidelines?

    Yeah I don't see that being a big problem here.
  3. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    I don't see the problem in baseball either.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    It was pretty cool in a way that Malzahn called Duke William's number for the clinching first down after he kept dropping passes in the first half, including a picture-perfect spiral that hit him straight in the hands in-stride. Would've been a pretty touchdown.
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    Get better at your signs.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  6. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    If Fisher didn't change the signs against AU that is on him. Did he really expect Craig not anticipate plays?
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    You don't want the opposing team to be able to decipher your hand signals? Send in the play with a player . . . if you have any who are smart enough to remember what you said 5 seconds later.
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Clemens would drill batters when he thought the baserunners were tipping them off. He's probably not the only pitcher who ever did. But we've discussed before the code or rules pitchers seem to think everyone has to follow to salve their fragile little egos.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Jimbo should decide on 10 of the most profane and misogynistic phrases he can think of and just yell them in from the sidelines on every play. His players would be able to grasp that.

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    Fisher's new Offensive Coordinator.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Snyder must be getting lax in his old age. He used to be the most secretive man in sports. He never would have signals the other team could see, let alone decipher, in his 60s.
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This is about the dumbest thing about the game you'll ever hear a college or pro coach say. You don't want your signs stolen? Change them. Use an indicator. Run the plays in as has already been suggested. If they're smart enough to steal your signs and you're not smart enough to prevent it, you get what you deserve.
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