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10.09.2007

News of the day, 10/9

Hey everyone. Sounds like C Jason Bosley, OLB Merrill Johnson and S Aairon Savage won't be playing this weekend against Arkansas. That's the big news.

DE Quentin Groves and ILB Tray Blackmon practiced today. Not at full speed. Not for the whole time. They were out there, though, and that has coach Tommy Tuberville optimistic that they can help against the Razorbacks this weekend.

Check below for your weekly "Tuesdays with Tommy" synopsis.

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Here is your weekly "Tuesdays with Tommy" featurette. The coach spends 30 minutes or so each Tuesday afternoon answering mostly inane questions from the media. I save you the time and provide a summary of the useful information, which is relayed exclusively in quote form.

*On the Vandy game: "The thing I liked the most is that we played together as a team. Everybody was pulling for each other."

*On Arkansas: "A couple of their players are as good as you'll see in college football."

*On Auburn's injured players at practice today: "Quentin Groves went about 50 percent. Same thing for Tray (Blackmon)."

*More on Groves and Blackmon's situation: "They went half speed 50 percent of the time."

*On the obvious: "We can't just depend on our defense."

*On 'team' in the philosphical sense: "YOu can only be as good as everybody is together. It's not just one guy."

*On injured C Jason Bosley: "He came out and walked around some. He's probably doubtful for Arkansas. Right now, he's struggling."

*On T King Dunlap:
"His fire is burning a little bit hotter. We he injured his arm, the intensity wasn't there. He played much better early in the year."

*On how late games affect the team on Sunday: "We try to wake them up on Sundays. We have contact. It's a grind. Florida wasn't bad because it was the first one. Now we have two (road games) in a row."

*On Arkansas TB Darren McFadden: "He can outrun everybody we've got on our team. All he needs is a little daylight and then you'll be chasing him from behind as we did last year."

*On family members requesting tickets for the Arkansas game: "They think I grow tickets on trees."

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jay, I am a daily reader of your blog, keep up the good work. I do have a couple of questions.
1) How do you think the Tigers will hold up against Arkansas with all of their injuries?
2)Do you think that Q. Groves and others will be healthy enough for that all important LSU game?

2:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Against Arkansas: Auburn can win. Auburn also lays a lot of eggs against Arkansas. It's up to you.

Quentin: My guess is that he doesn't play this week, but returns at 80% against LSU. I think A.C. and Sen'Derrick are better than Groves at 80%, but I'm not a coach.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous buck said...

Jay... my interest is piqued... without naming names, could you rattle off a few of the questions posed by your colleagues which would be classified as "inane"?

3:19 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

Man, I hate injuries.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Oh sure. I have to generalize because I don't write down the questions...

a.) Anything about WHY Brandon Cox has been playing better. This has been addressed 15,000 times during the past two weeks.

b.) Anything about how great Brad Lester looked. Old news. It's Brad Lester. He's back. We get it.

c.) Anything about the road environment at (insert school here). Yawn. They're all tough. So what?

d.) "How good is Darren McFadden?" Duh.

e.) "How good is Jerraud Powers." Duh. This question was fine on like Aug. 8.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Countdown until someone here asks one of these questions:

5 ... 4 ... 3 ...

p.s: Just teasing. HABOTN readers are far more fanciful and learned than your average surfer.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

Correct me if I'm wrong here, Jay, but wasn't our three starting linebackers this year supposed to be Patrick Trahan, Trey Blackmon, and Merrill Johnson? And none of those are playing as of now.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

just wanted to add to my previous comment......I don't blame any of those guys for missing playing time. I just think our coaches have done a great job developing depth and not letting the defense fall apart after losing all three linebackers.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Trahan was supposed to be a starter, yes, but he's been gone a LONG time.

Merrill has either a rotator cuff problem or a grade II separated shoulder. Not good.

I cannot understand what's going on with Tray. Tuberville said, directly, that Blackmon did NOT have a high-ankle sprain. Maybe he strained one of those tendons in there. I tore an ankle tendon a few years ago and it really sucked.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the word on trahan returning back to auburn?

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and what about Terrel Zachery?

6:47 AM  
Blogger NOLA said...

Wait, you tore an ankle tendon? No way! you know, it really did slow down your basketball game.

And hey, how good is Jerraud?

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rumor I have heard is Trahan is heading to Ole Miss next year..Mark

2:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll address this stuff in today's (Wednesday) blog.

3:42 PM  

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