News of the day, 11/6
We here at HABOTN headquarters appluad you for choosing to spend part of your day reading the HOTTEST uburn blog on the 'net.
Tommy Tuberville again offered cloudy comments when asked about the situation at Texas A&M. It's obvious that he's planning to at least assess the Aggies' interest. The purposes of assessing that interest could be toward considering a move ... or toward creating leverage for contract talks with Auburn. I've been covering him for nine years, talked with him privately for hours, and I still can't get a read on the guy.
I know this: He loves being a wanted man. This is a good time for him to be a wanted man. Don't expect this Texas A&M stuff to go away soon. If Tuberville is interested in staying at Auburn, though, I would expect an announcement within a few days of the Iron Bowl. If the uncertainty lasts longer than that, the Tigers' recruiting opponents will begin loading their proverbial weapons with this material.
Something else is clear: He's not living and breathing to coach at Auburn. If that was the case, as some fans believe, Tuberville would take a page out of Frank Beamer's book. Tuberville would make some rock-solid affirmation, insist that he'll be the coach at Auburn next year and say that he's not interested in Texas A&M ... after Dennis Franchione gets fired.
That's not how Tuberville rolls. It's just not.
Tuberville said today that TB Tristan Davis will not play against Georgia. That represents a reversal from earlier comments. The coach revealed today that Davis, out with a broken bone in his right foot, still isn't able to sprint. That sounds like a problem, yes.
Here are your top defensive producers from the Tennessee Tech game. Players are given points for doing significant things correctly. They are docked points for missing assignments, missing tackles, penalties or loafing.
Here is the full rundown of point distribution.
FROM TTU GAME:
CB Jerraud Powers -- 18
DE Sen'Derrick Marks -- 15
S Aairon Savage -- 14
CB Walt McFadden -- 12
DT Josh Thompson -- 11
CB Jae Wilhite -- 10
LB Tray Blackmon -- 9
DT Pat Sims -- 7
CB Jerraud Powers -- 160
DE Antonio Coleman -- 156
LB Chris Evans -- 148
DE Sen'Derrick Marks -- 147
CB Pat Lee -- 137
S Zac Etheridge -- 136
LB Quentin Groves -- 114
NUMBER OF DOUBLE-DIGIT PRODUCTION GAMES:
none -- 10
none -- 9
Coleman, Marks -- 8
Etheridge, Brock, Powers -- 7
Evans, Lee -- 6
LB Craig Stevens, Groves -- 5
Savage, Sims, Wilhite, Blackmon -- 4
Here are your team defensive goals for the AU-TTU game.
Win: YES, 35-3
Allow 13 pts or less: YES, 3
Allow 3.3 yards per carry or less: YES, 3.3
Allow 5.0 yards per pass or less: NO, 6.6
Create at least 3 turnovers: YES, 4
Allow no big plays (defined as 15+ rush or 20+ pass): NO on run (1); NO on pass (2)
Allow no TDs inside "red area": YES
Force opponent to convert less than 30% on 3rd down: NO, 54%
Tennessee Tech's YAC (yards after contact) number was tba. (I'll get that later.)