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Video update, 10/7

One of the HOTTIES emailed me a good question to ask Tuberville today.

I'm leaving his full response, some 75 seconds, here for you to ingest. I think it's a question everyone here has wondered before.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just the intensity he had today in practice, he was just crazy."

Franklin normally spends practice with the quarterbacks and then watches team drills from the sidelines or behind the offense. Tuesday, he was right in the middle of the action.

"If he didn't run a route, he was right there in your face telling you how to run the route," Smith said. "He ran the route for us. It was just a different guy I saw out there today.

"The intensity from all the coaches was just on another level today. You can tell the coaches are out there to make us do better and they're demanding a lot more."

There was also more attention to detail.

"He stopped the whole play and came out and showed us how to run the route correctly. If we messed the play up, we'd run the same play three times in a row. We definitely had to be perfect," Smith said.

Can you be perfect???

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet it was funny watching him run a route

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason I was thinking he was already out there doing that. Guess not. So what is Knox friggin' doing?

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preminission...If they lose to Arkansas, "we just ran em to hard in practice, it's all my fault".

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I helped with the water today. You'd be surprised at how much water a college football team can consume!

But don't worry, this whole "Franklin teaching the receivers" thing won't last long. It's just a publicity stunt to show how hard he is trying. Why, I'd bet I'll be back to teaching these kids the best ways to round off routes and how catch the ball with your shoulder pads before this week is over.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right, Tubs. Sure! And Bill Clinton is a much more important President than Washington or Lincoln too!

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, he didnt really answer your question. He spun it and answered his own question like a typical politician would.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I'm glad Franklin has taken an interest in the offense since we just lost to effin' Vandy. What if we had won that game? Would we still be at "medium" intensity during practice? Why hasnt he been coaching this way all along if this is the preferred method to bring about results?

Dont get me wrong, I'm all for high intensity and whatnot, but why now?

4:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

A little request:

I'm doing a story on Petrino's return to the Plains for Saturday's editions. I'd like to include one or two HOTTIES in that project to represent the fan perspective on Petrino.

If you're willing to step up and represent the peeps, shoot me an email.


4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Do you really think Tubs is "sold" on this offense?

For some reason I don't think Kodi will hang around for next season. I

4:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sold on this offense? I think he's sold on the idea of incorporating elements of the spread into the package they've been running for years.

If he ready to sell out and run The Spread like you see at Missouri or Oklahoma or Oregon?

No. Not in my opinion.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you require, Jay? The Petrino project? I guess that's what the email's for, eh?

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that's precisely the problem, in my opinion, Jay. I don't think you can "dabble" in the spread offense, so to speak. You either run it, or you don't. Obviously, we don't.

That has to be frustrating to Franklin. When Franklin was announced as the new OC and, yet, no other changes were made on the offensive staff (pun intended), I feared that we would be in this situation.

Interesting how it takes losing to a Vanderbilt to increase the intensity. I guess playing for the SECW, SECC, and MNC isn't motivation enough. Oh, and the fact that Tony's running routes out there is extremely telling.

Great blog and info, by the way. Best on the 'net.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sooners somewhat dabble in the spread. It's possible, but maybe complex. We ran a pro style offense prior to this mess. We should be able to run a variation of the spread.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I tend to agree that dabbling in a spread is bad.

But ... Oklahoma does it.

Just sayin'.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is easiear for the offensive line, why so many procedure penalties?

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oklahoma could dabble in the wishbone, the spread, the run & shoot and several other offenses in the same game with the offensive talent they have on the field.

6:21 PM  
Blogger scott,will not,from tucson said...

i seem to remember that, in a psyche class i took, if one is making a statement and, while making that statement, one is looking up and to the right (anatomical right), then one is relying on imagination or fabrication. ctt "up and to the right". that said, i would not like to be arkansas, at this point.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott, can you elaborate a bit more. I'm interested.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

jrmax ... I just let you see what Tuberville is saying.

I can assure you that everyone said Franklin's system was easier during the summer. It somehow has become much more complicated of late.

8:01 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

Scott, I don't get the last sentence. What are you talking about?

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think you absolutely CAN dabble in the spread. that is exactly what crowton is doing at lsu. he took aspects of the spread and incorporated into what lsu was already doing and they proceeded to take 2 inexperienced quarterbacks (familiar) and whip us.

i don't think its asking too much of franklin for him to incorporate stuff that is PROVEN to be useful in the sec and incorporate it into his version of the spread.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is if you have (which Auburn does) one of the best defenses in the NCAA how do you not see the ineptitude of the offense? If they can make yards on themselves why not Vandy or Miss St?

And Jay I see Petrino as a mercenary or hired gun kind of like Javier Bardem's character from "No Country for Old Men" i.e. possibly psychotic.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

He's not psychotic.

He's just very ego-driven. I think there are a few SEC coaches like that lying around ...

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A hired gun, Pertino is. An opportunist, and hired gun, Saban is.

Mayor of Maybury, Tuberville is.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jay, do you think the root cause of franklin being far more involved, vocal, and intense with the specific positions was do to some sort of clear manadate from CTT to not worry stepping on certain (or all) the position coaches in an attempt to force any dissenters into alignment and fix this mess of an offense regardless of coach feelings?

apologoes for the run-on sentence

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do people ask so many irrelevant questions? Here's the deal. Auburn's offense sucks. The coaches did this. One or all, the coaches did this. It doesn't matter what Tony's actions said today or if there is any irony or symbolism behind them. Fact of the matter is it should have already been done. The simplest thing it tells me is that Franklin is a new guy amongst a crew that's spent more than a decade together and he, Franklin, is saying "screw it" my job's on the line.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post Mr anon! Agree 100%.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At dinner tonight I was just clued into as to what caused this whole dilemma. Tony Franklin was bought off by the U of A mob in January. Together they formulated a plan for the streak to end this year. This is not a joke.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think Mr. Anonymous is close.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Oh, and I got "official" clearance to SEE the WEEZ at Gwinnett Center on the 25th.

So if you wanna come RAWK, you know where I'll be.

9:51 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

ahh ... it's a conspiracy by the Red Elephants. Mystery solved.

In other news, I am announcing my candidacy for President of the United States, based singularly on my ability to develop and deliver BS in a much more concise, clear minded and plain spoken manner than either of our two illustrious candidates. I would appreciate your write in vote in November, and I promise you, the American voter, that I will do everything in my power, during the course of the next four years, to confuse you with as much undecipherable BS as politically possible.

My name is Phred and I approve this message.

9:56 PM  
Blogger dan dan the AU fan said...

Scott from tuscon- I was thinking the same thing about CTT during his answer, he never looked straight ahead. I also wonder what a body language expert, like Bill O'reilly has on his show sometimes, would say about Kodi's gestures when giving his thoughts about staying in the pocket.

10:04 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

or should that have been "indecipherable"? Yes, it should have been.

Is it just me, or does the presidential race remind you of the QB situation at Auburn. "Which one is the suckiest? Okay, then elect the other one."

10:05 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I would like to see video of:

Franklin running routes,
Knox laughing while Franklin is running routes,
Tubby explaining that Franklin running routes is part of his plan, and that while he does not normally run routes, he forewarned the receivers in the summer, that Franklin might eventually run routes.

Finally, I would like to see video of Auburn kick Arky's butt and not have to pay for it.

Don't guess I'll get any of that.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Sorry, "kicking"

10:10 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Everybody has killed Arkansas this year. Is it too much to ask that we score 40 points on them?

10:11 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

As president, I promise to spend 700 gazillion dollars on the AU offense so that we can in fact, kick the snot our of Arky and every other team we play. Then after that, we will take our offense into Afghanistan, find Osama Bin Laden, and score a lot of points on him too.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After how we have played for the past 4 weeks, I'll just be happy to beat Arkansas. Hopefully it's not too much to ask to not turn the ball over and not have stupid penalties as well.


Good to hear you'll be at the Weezer show. Did you get decent seats?

10:19 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Scott from Tuscon: you're thinking of NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming - NLP theorist asser, people generally look up and to your right when thinking about a remembered image (Aunt Martha), up and left when constructing an image (Aunt Martha sitting on top of a flagpole), directly right for a remembered sound (Aunt Martha's gravelly voice), directly left for a constructed sound (Aunt Martha saying she's included you in her will), down and to your right when having an internal dialog with themselves ("Boy, I hate Aunt Martha") and down and left when experiencing feelings (experiencing how you really feel about Aunt Martha).

10:43 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

I think he moved his head in all of those directions. What's that mean?

11:01 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

I also noticed him looking up, but not to either side which means he was asking himself the answer to a crazy question, "what in the hell is aunt Martha doing on top of that flag pole?"

11:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Decent seats = I'm in the house.

We're a ways away from the stage, but I'll have my daughter in tow. She doesn't need to be up front.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it has come to this, huh? Conspiracy theories and dissecting the coaches head/eye movement?

Bad times indeed.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evan came on WNSP this morning to answer to the undying agenda supporting the total dominance of Alabama and the death of Auburn.

He answered to "rumors" that the coaches were all in a rift with Franklin. They're pretty much true according to Evan. He answered the questions as to whether or not Franklin would be at Auburn next year. His answer was no. They also touched on the muting of the coordinators since that's so different than what Saban does at Alabama where he's the only one allowed to address the media. Evan also claimed this is Tony's offense top to bottom and he writes the gameplans and calls the plays. The things that Auburn has been running are "Tony's offense."

The Empire is definitely striking back.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I probably disagree with some of that, but Evan does good work and has different sources.

This is not Franklin's offense top to bottom, though. Did Ev really say that?

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. But you have to understand the way the questions were asked. Just oozing with the negative agenda. It's so scripted, Jay, it's ridiculous. It's hard to believe just how bad this broadcast has become.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut 'em loose, Crudup. They're not worth listening to.

8:42 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (CAM-"Da Man") said...

I live here in Mobile and Evan most definitely did not say that!
He did say something that I thought was wrong to mention, and that was "as of today he did not think CTF would be back next year unless things changed". I thought that was a bad statement to say unless he had facts to prove it, but it was his gut feeling if things dont change.
Hell I could have made that statement, not rocket science!!!!
Evan comes off to me as a very bland guy, that kinda just says what he thinks the listening audiance for WNSP wants to hear (ie Alabama Network of doom n gloom) I like him ok but never have been totally impressed with him.
Isnt he a U of A grad?

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AUN, what exactly did Evan NOT say based on my post?

First, he said, "as of today Tony will not be back next year".

When asked if this is Tony's offense Evan said "yes".

When asked who calls the plays Evan said, "Tony writes the gameplan and calls all the plays."

When asked about rumors that there is an internal rift between the other coaches and Tony Evan said he could see some truths in that.


What did he "most definitely" not say?

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, AUN, you clearly backed up my opinion on WNSP as glorying Alabama and presenting a "gloom and doom" position for Auburn.

"Evan comes off to me as a very bland guy, that kinda just says what he thinks the listening audiance for WNSP wants to hear."


So, where's the beef?

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we had a team built to win with power running.
how can tubs/franklin completely give up on what has won auburn so many games over the past 5 years. dumb dumb dumb

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plenty of important people, those who know based on experience, have come out and said Auburn should stick with the spread win or lose for the remainder of the season. It will pay off. Everybody who has implemented the system started out rough. Even Trotter's coach said the same thing.

I'll say this. If Auburn has a few skill players that match a few of Troy's I want to know who they are. Our closest resemblance is Dunn and he ain't it. He's scoring our points this year and that says something about what this offense needs from an athletic perspective. I saw at least 3 Troy skill players better than Dunn. Not just Jernigan.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to add to my lost post. Those Troy players I mentioned also were not feathers. They were very physical and run through tackles...or at least make a major effort. We have 6'2" and over guys who are afraid to do that. Based on what I saw last night from Troy, and based on what I've seen from teams like Ok St and Oregon St, the spread can be very physical.

My vote is to stay the course, keep Tony, and hold my breath till next year.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I deleted that, crudup, because it looked the same as the immediately preceding post ...

9:07 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Pad level is a problem in this offense. The two-point stance is a killer when it comes to running plays. I was looking back on the Vanderbilt game last night ... Auburn was doing the pushing out of three-point stances, losing ground out of a two-point stance.

That's really the epicenter of this offensive divide. Plays and formation and personnel are secondary to the fact that this line (or almost any line) cannot control the line of scrimmage from a two-point stance.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you watch the Troy game, Jay? Watch their O-line? Looked a little different than ours?

Also noticed that their receivers ran their routes a little deeper and they didn't run into each other. Maybe Tony can fix that.

I just don't think our WRs are that talented. Enough said.

9:17 AM  
Blogger scott,will not,from tucson said...

mond: thanks for the post. phred, my last sentence regarding arkansas implied that ctt and the tigers are going to vent their frustrations this saturday at the expense of the razorbacks.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

internal hottie strife.

Troy won last night because FAU is abysmal, not because Troy is so great. Four turnovers by FAU. Don't read too much about the "differences" between Troy and Auburn at this point. The others, I dunno.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can tell, however, that Troy runs the offense completely different than we do. About 7-10 different running plays plus a helluva lot quicker tempo. The routes that they run are also much more crisp and deeper. The quarterback gets rid of the ball quick like he should in that type of offense. Wish we did that.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete, you can't argue that they can run their offense. And the physicality can not be argued either. Did you hear the sounds of the impacts last night? Doesn't matter if it's Pop Warner, High School, or Sunbelt. Troy can play football.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also noticed that (obviously) Troy runs that same zone read run play. But either the RB cuts back the other direction due to good field vision, or maybe it's a called play to cut back. I just kept thinking, why dont we do that? It's a simple variance of a play we've run 30% of the time?

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry if that post isnt clear. I am referring to the RB lining up to the QB's right and taking the handoff heading to the left side of the line (like we've seen a thousand times), only their RB would cut back to the right against the grain and pick up solid yards.

Not to make too big of an issue of one type of play, and not saying that's the only difference in offenses, it just seems curious that we've NEVER seen that and it seems very simple to accomplish.

12:32 PM  

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