Getting Our Bearings
I am hopeful that Brian Woodham, who recently left a part-time gig with ITAT to take a full-time job as a copy editor at the Advertiser, will be given an opportunity to take my old job. Brian would be a great addition. I'll let you know if I hear anything about that.
As I explained on Facebook, we will have a board at AuburnSports.com with a stricter standard when it comes to cussing and any off-putting shenanigans. Personally, I'm good with the Bunker and have read it for a long time. They get a little upset when things don't go well, which is understandable, but I feel like that board's reputation for savage commentary far exceeds reality.
With that said, we will have a HABOTN-esque board over there for people whose tolerance for cussing is at zero. Just want to make that clear.
I'll be starting at AuburnSports.com on Monday.
Take care, errybody. Thanks as always for your support!
We have moved!
What are you waiting for?
The NEW HABOTN is now at http://www.habotn.com. Adjust your bookmarks.
See you there.
HABOTN 2.0 countdown begins
It signals a major change in how we're going to operate here. While my primary focus will remain on making HABOTN.com a pool of credible and timely information, we're adding a proper forum to the festivities. Several of our most tenured posters graciously agreed to help me test the forum this week for problems, adjustments, functionality.
Things have been running smoothly over there after a rough beginning. I'm now confident enough to unveil the HABOTN's first-ever renovation.
See you at HABOTN 2.0 later this weekend.
This will be our permanent home: http://www.habotn.com
Auburn goes into the third dimension
I don't have ESPN 3D available to me on Dish Network. I'm curious to hear if you all have access to it.
I am not into this 3D fad. Who cares?
Here is the important portion of the release:
AUBURN—Marking the first time ever an Auburn sporting event will be
televised in 3D, the Auburn football game against Clemson on Sept. 18
will air on ESPN 3D. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN with
kickoff slated for 6 p.m CT.
ESPN was the first to announce in the United States an exclusive 3D
network in January 2010 which was the culmination of more than three
years of testing 3D television.
The Auburn-Clemson game will be the third college football game to air
on ESPN 3D this season, and just the fourth football college game ever
to be broadcast in 3D.
Fans interested in viewing the game in 3D, must have ESPN 3D service
and a 3D television.
Your new roster
1 -- Trovon Reed, WR
3 -- Chris Davis, DB
4 -- Shaun Kitchens, WR
5 -- Michael Dyer, RB
5 -- Jake Holland, LB
6 -- Jonathon Mincy, DB
6 -- Antonio Goodwin, WR
10 -- LaDarius Owens, LB/DE
12 -- Demetruce McNeal, S
13 -- Craig Sanders, DL
24 -- Ryan Smith, DB
28 -- Ryan White, DB
30 -- Steven Clark, P
31 -- Trent Fisher, son of Tennessee Titans head coach, DB
33 -- Jessel Curry, LB
36 -- Cody Parkey, K
37 -- Ladarious Phillips, FB
38 -- Jawara White, LB
48 -- Dakota Mosley, TE/OL
52 -- Justin Delaine, DE
54 -- Jeffrey Whitaker, DT
55 -- Corey Lemonier, DE (I compared him to McGinest and he wore 55!)
60 -- Eric Mack, OL
62 -- Chad Slade, OL
65 -- Tunde Fariyike, OL
68 -- Ed Christian, OL
91 -- Joel Bonomolo, DE
92 -- Kenneth Carter, DT
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
**Onterio McCalebb is listed at 171. That's bigger for sure.
**John Sullen is listed at 312, which is way down from where he was a year ago. Wow.
**I knew Jawara White was a thick kid, but 6-foot-1 and 243 is really thick. Josh Bynes is an inch taller, weighs eight pounds less and has been through Kevin Yoxall's offseason program several times.
**Daren Bates, who opened 2009 between 190 and 195, now is 203. He'll need it at linebacker.
**Ladarious Phillips. That's a man right there.
**Dee Ford is up 26 pounds since last season.
**Eric Mack is 361 pounds. There's your new John Sullen ... but can he commit to reshape his body with Sullen's rigor? Who knows.
Sullivan, the basketball player, is out
No timetable has been given for his return.
The success was deemed a "success," though I don't even know what that means given the context. Mack McGadney had "successful" surgery in 2000 and you know how that ended.
Not saying Sullivan is finished like McGadney was. I'm just saying: There's no way to know.
Sullivan was supposed to be the de facto star of Tony Barbee's first Auburn team. Looks like that plan has changed. It'll be a long year in Auburn Arena.
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University
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Auburn: Soon to be a second-time champion?
That happened. The NCAA took action against the Trojans this summer.
So what now? Though the AP said it won't take any retroactive action, the Football Writers Association of America is open to changing its 2004 champion.
The group's director said yesterday that he's going to talk with several former FWAA presidents and see what they think.
"I'm sensing that people, when they look at the situation, that is a distinct possibility that Auburn thing can come into play," FWAA president Steve Richardson said. "I haven't had anyone convince me why we shouldn't do it."I know what you may be thinking. The FWAA title?
It's at least as good as Parke Davis, Houlgate and the College Football Researchers Association.