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8.16.2008

Scrimmage Two, 8/16

Hey everyone. It sounds like Scrimmage Two went to the offense. That's what CB Jerraud Powers thinks. LB Merrill Johnson said the same thing. I'm OK with declaring a winner.

NOTE: Media wasn't permitted inside the stadium. I have to report on what coach Tommy Tuberville and eight designated players said about the event.

I'm OK with that philosophically, which we have discussed. If I'm a reader, I want numbers. Now you know why numbers aren't here. Thanks for your continued understanding.

Here are some Things You Need To Know:
  • The offense scored on at least its first two possessions. C Jason Bosley said they scored a touchdown on the first possession and a field goal on the second. ``It was a blur after that," he said.

  • Defenders said there were a lot of missed tackles today. DC Paul Rhoads counted 26 last week. LB Chris Evans said he's worried there were more than 26 today. ``I would say the two weeks of training camp really showed today. That's not an excuse but you could really see it. We need to get back to being tough mentally and physically," Evans said.

  • WR Philip Pierre-Louis (aka Frenchy, pictured above) was the offensive star. Players on both sides of the ball said Pierre-Louis was working the defense. Johnson said he missed a tackle against No. 82.Here's what Tuberville said: ``He's not a big target, but the quarterbacks have a lot of confidence in him. There were other guys who made plays. Just standing out there and watching, the guy who made the consistent plays was him (Pierre-Louis.)"

  • As crudup noted, TB Ben Tate had "about a 60-yard run" (Bosley) and WR Rod Smith scored on what Smith described as a 50-yard pass. He was said to have been working against freshman CB D'Antoine Hood.

  • Smith said QB Kodi Burns "tagged off" his original route (a comeback) and requested that Smith run a stutter-and-go on the touchdown pass. Smith beat freshman DB D'Antoine Hood for the score.

  • Tuberville: ``Defensively, there really wasn't anybody who stood out."

  • Tuberville seemed satisfied with the two quarterbacks' play. Not impressed; just satisfied.

  • DE Jomarcus Savage injured a shoulder in the scrimmage. Tuberville doesn't believe the injury is serious.

  • RG Bart Eddins, who injured a shoulder during practice this week, is expected to miss only a week. He was examined by Birmingham-based orthopedist James Andrews. No damage was found.


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I reached what I consider a crescendo of my Project Gotham Racing 4 career last night. I finally gathered 1,000,000 Kudos points and "bought" the Million Kudos gamer picture. Yay me.

Questions? Comments? Post directly to the blog below or email me at jgtate@gannett.com.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Cruddy said...

Also, Ben Tate had a 60 yard TD run and Smith had a 50 yard TD reception.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I have video up before ITAT and AuburnSports.com.

Do I get a cookie for that?

1:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The HABOTN vs. internet sites staffed with at least two full-time guys each:

Slightly slower, much more free.

1:29 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i noticed you've got video/and commentary before auburnsports.com. shame on brian matthews. that is what makes the HABOTN truely HOTTT.

so, is pierre-louis pronounced like 'thelma & louise' or like 'louie-louie'?

1:59 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

oh, sorry, forgot, yes, you get a cookie. sugar or chocolate chip?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Jeffrey Lee does the video for AuburnSports.com ... he's slower because he uses major-league equipment that provides way better pictures than I'll ever post here.

I say it "lou-E". The kid said either way is fine.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Crudup said...

Jay, you had the breakdown pubbed first. We were all waiting on something. As I said before, I like your stories and all the inside stuff you have on the players. I like to know their nicknames, why they were really fighting, and who cooks the best fish.

This is good stuff right chere at the HABOTN (pronounced ha-bot-in) to me. And I have some face time up front. Always a bonus.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speed (plus vid) kills.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Anonymous said...

Sex

6:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sex? Good.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous mm hmm said...

I'm very curious to see this Frenchy fella on the field. I can't seem to get Prothro off my mind when he watch his high school and hear of his, what seems to be, easy transition to at very worst being a solid role player as a true freshman.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm intrigued as well.

There is a precedent with Franklin. Jerrel Jernigan was the Troy version of "Frenchie" last season. The kid was a sensation.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous mm hmm said...

Sorry for the typos. Jernigan is still there, right? Troy was perhaps the most exciting team to watch last year. Never in my life would I imagine TF would be AU's OC.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Jernigan is still at Troy, yep.

Heck of a player in the right system. Auburn made a mistake by not taking him when he asked ... but, to be fair, all schools have a few of 'em.

9:27 PM  

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