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11.10.2008

Better late than never, 11/10

Hey everyone. Sorry for running way behind today. I explained my tardiness in the "Video report, 11/9" thread, so I will not duplicate myself here.

We're always trying to innovate here, so let's try something new today.

Here are Three Reasons Auburn Fans Shouldn't Be Encouraged by what's going on.

(Don't hyperventilate. Better news awaits.)
  • This offense still is a patchwork solution: Tommy Tuberville's decision to fire Tony Franklin on Oct. 8 probably was a good one, but that doesn't absolve Tuberville of responsibility. It's clear that Auburn isn't equipped to run the ball properly right now. Is that strategy? Is that personnel? I think it's a combination of both. The problem for Auburn Fan is that neither issue can be solved during the next three weeks.

  • Beating UT-Martin wasn't easy: It really wasn't. The game was tied at 20 mid-way through the third quarter until Kodi Burns ran wild. He's just faster and better than the guys UT-Martin use on defense. That kind of freelancing probably won't work against Georgia and Alabama. When quarterback draws become The Main Reason your team beat UT-Martin, you know, things are beyond "troublesome."

  • Auburn hasn't said anything official about Tuberville: This coaching staff is uncertain about its future. Forget about Tuberville. He has, as Steve Spurrier would say, a $6 million lottery ticket awaiting him. The assistants, the guys who actually do the coaching, don't know if they'll be here next year or not. There is no lottery ticket awaiting them. That's an exceedingly tough work environment -- and no way to prepare for Amen Corner.

Let's now change speeds.

Here are Three Reasons Auburn Fans Should Be Encouraged by what's going on.
  • Kodi Burns is coming of age: You know I've been tough on Burns this season. He has really caught my attention since halftime at Ole Miss. Sure he was picked three times that day. He also showed patience in the pocket and was thinking about what to do next. His decisions weren't great, but at least he wasn't fleeing the pocket at the first sign of trouble. I now believe he can be a B/B+ kind of quarterback. He needs experience and some coaching. I've seen more improvement out of him during the past month than the nine months Franklin had him.

  • The defensive line is back: Sen'Derrick Marks, Tez Doolittle and Antonio Coleman are excellent players with different skill sets. Opponents don't like them. The trio missed the UT-Martin game and weren't effective against Ole Miss because of lingering health issues. That's all handled. They're ready to ball.

  • Tuberville's back is against the U-Haul*: He operates better when he can paint an us-against-the-world mentality among both coaches and players. Even if he's not playing for his job -- I still can't accurately judge what's going to happen there -- Tuberville certainly is playing to maintain his recruiting allure and his own relevance. He is at his best when challenged like this.

    *Shamelessly ganked from eddie4au.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

135 Comments:

Blogger Kristina said...

I said after the UT-Martin game that I would no longer have any hope that we would win the last two.

I'm such a sucker.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Auburn has a much better shot against Georgia.

Alabama? All I can see there is Jason Bosley trying to block Terrence Cody. Then I see Lester/Tate/Fannin being tackled one second later.

4:49 PM  
Blogger FrontRim said...

Well maybe with CTT's back against the U-Haul (that is a good one!) maybe we have at least one upset in us, question is which one will it be?

4:49 PM  
Anonymous jrmax said...

I want to see how encouraged we still are when Ga beats us by 21.

4:50 PM  
Blogger FrontRim said...

Hey ( I am gonna go Uncle Rico on yall) when I played in HS and had a tough guy to block. I took his knees out the legal way. Pass block him then drop down and cut those knees out from under him.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous hip-hopanonymous said...

I didnt see anything Saturday that leads me to believe we can beat either of the last two opponents. As Jay said, QB sweeps and draws (our go-to) can beat UTM, not UGA or Bama.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous hip-hopanonymous said...

And I was thinking maybe we try a few trick plays over the next two games, but from what we've been told our offense cant grasp simple concepts, so trick plays probably arent gonna cut it either.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous barkley for govenor said...

HAHAHA Jason Bosley trying to block Terrence Cody. After picturing that, I might just have to listen to that one on the radio, because it might get really ugly.

Shouldn't that be beating UT-Martin?

4:54 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

Back against the U-Haul...Good stuff there.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Jet G. Ate said...

Tommy needs to read his John Donne ... "From whom the Jet taxis, Tommy T., it taxis for thee."

5:04 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

You know it is Amen Corner time when Pat Dye is coughing up a storm. He's on Finebaum saying he has a tickle in his throat and not feeling well.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Jet G. Ate said...

JGT ... well said.

Bosley v. Cody. SEE, Poland v. Hitler.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if I have seen less confidence in an AU team in the years I have followed AU (since 1981). Including myself. It seems in the past we had SOMETHING to hang our hat on to give some hope(good defense, good running game, etc.) This year? Nothing. I just don't see CTT getting this program turned around. I think Jay's comparison to Fulmer at UT was dead on. I ask honestly does anyone see a big improvment next year?

5:09 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

anonymous...good point. I would feel better about Auburn's chances if they had something on offense to hang their hat on. They have no identity.

Maybe they can get on on Saturday.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Jet G. Ate said...

Maybe if we'd subscribed to freecreditreport.com, we could have seen this AU identity theft coming.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous barkley for govenor said...

That was entertaining...

Maybe Nick Saban will show that to his players before the game this weekend.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Some fairly salty language there, FSJ ...

5:22 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

I want to know what kind of idiot does that.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

Sorry about that Jay..I did'n pay too much attention to the language. I'll delete it.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous barkley for govenor said...

I just played Cod Wow Jay...

For me it doesn't compare to COD4, but I'm not a big fan of the whole WWII thing. Maps are too big, guns are not powerful enough, graphics aren't as good. Still a great game, just not as good as 4.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I am so, so happy I got to see it before it was deleted. I laughed so hard I cried.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

LOL!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

I hate I missed it. I like saltiness.

Oh well, that's a great assessment of things, Jay G.

Hope things went well with the publisher.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I sent it to you, Sensi.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

That Uhaul line is a classic.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Tubby's ability to coach'em up for the big games has a certain Bill Curry feel to it. With Dye, you knew, for better or worse, you were going to get hard nosed play every game. With Tubby, you might lose to Missy State or South Florida or even get blown out by Georgia, but dammit, we're gonna beat Urban and Bammer.

Sad really.

Okay, can you say "Bitter, party of one".

5:53 PM  
Anonymous hicks_poor said...

Did I just hear on a national radio news bit, that Auburn University has been told by its president that the school is going to have to cut back its expenses due to large declines in endowments?

How will that look if they hand Tubs a 6-mil check to leave?

6:06 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

There's absolutely no reason for us to assume. . . . . .that the Germans are mounting a major offense. The weather is awful and their supplies are low. The Germans haven't mounted a winter attack since Frederick the Great. Therefore I believe that's exactly what they're going to do. George C. Scott in the movie Patton.


Alright, now let's go forward about 63 years. There is absolutely no reason to assume that Auburn is going to win out and beat UGA and UAT. They have been damaged on defense, their offense has been built, rebuilt, and then rebuilt some more. There is no identity on offense, they have not shown an ability to score points and, they have not mounted a major November offensive since Cadillac Williams, Jason Campbell, and Ronnie Brown were on the Plains. Therefore, I believe that Auburn is going to do just that, win out.

6:18 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Give credit where credit is due :).

That was my U-Haul line. I know Phred gets 90% of the great lines, but that was my line.

6:22 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

that Bosley vs. Cody picture in my head is making my brain hurt. ouch!

6:23 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

eddie, i hereby give thee credit!

enjoy.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

That is my whole point Denny. CTT has had a great run. But except for 2004, he always manages to lose one or two that he should win.

If he expects to get lasting credit for the Bama wins, why not show up against Ole Piss and Vandy as well.

If we beat UGA and Bammer, I will love it; but, I am ready for CTT to move on.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous tigerfan44 said...

Jay its like I tell my kids you don't get good during the season you get better. You get good during off season. I am not sure Kodi wants to put the time in it takes to be an SEC QB. I may be wrong but that is one reason Todd was ahead of him at QB.

6:27 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Thanks Scottie.

Denny- I like it. Win out when all the logic in the world says just the opposite.

I think these next two games will be closer than most expect.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Class act on the video ending Jay..as usual...at ease Mr. Starks..Thank you for making a positive difference in those kids lives.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Jay, I maintain that Kodi could be Vince Youngesque before he leaves. I think he has those type of mad skillz.

He may not be this year. In fact, I expect UGA and BAMA may blow him up; but, he will amaze people before he leaves. IMHO.

6:42 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Good night all. I'm going to enjoy the night with my family. Have a great evening.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt (RoF) said...

Does UT-Martin wear old Auburn practice squad unis from the Russell Athletic years?

7:00 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

patton is my 2nd favorite movie ever. lawrence of arabia is my fave. "damascus!" should be our rallying cry when the dawgs come to town. l of a took it to the turks with a cobbled together offense made up of noone in particular.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh ye of little faith!!

AU can beat Bama - here is how:

On offense: Try to run the ball at Alabama's LBs. They are young and don't have great depth there.

Don't run delays towards the center of the field. It won't happen. However, Cody is hurt and doesn't seem to move laterally quite as well now as he did against Clemson. There IS room to run at the tackles/DEs, which is a matchup AU can win often enough to get some yards.

If AU runs a sweep, make it shallow. FORGET ABOUT RUNNING DRAWS!

When AU throws the ball (it'd be nice to pass on first down ery once and a while!) - don't throw deep to the right side.

Use TE's on short routes (against their LBs) & RBs on down the middle routes out of the backfield (NO SCREENS!!)

On defense: Stop the run - it will be to the left about 90% of the time.

CBs & FS need to press up and smother Julio - keep a safety behind him at all times. If/when he does catch it, make him hurt for it.

Keep a LB spying Bama's TE(s). Nick Walker has good hands, so when he's in, look pass.

In an obvious passing situation (3rd & anything longer than 4) UNLEASH THE HOUNDS! Try to hit JPW as much as possible. Rattle his bell. Blitz from the right side with RCB & RLB, but leave the safeties back for pass support.

Just my take anyway.

Thanks!
Big Oil

7:06 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

Sounds like old school Auburn Football, Big Oil can u be on the plains around 11:30 on Sat to assist with the coaching

7:21 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Peter: Man, that's all I could think about during the game. It looked like two-a-days to me. Defense always wore orange.

Eddie: I updated the blog to reflect you getting propers for the U-Haul line.

7:33 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I said it yesterday and again today.

I hope someone makes sure to get it in Kodi's head this week that what worked last week will not work in the next two games. Too much speed on the other teams.

20-20 vs UTM and giving up tons of passing yards to them doesn't comfort me with Stafford, Green & Massaquoi coming in this week.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

Jay,

You hearing any rumblings about the Tennessee search?

I think they should hire Brewster of the guy at Boise if they can't get Davis. I would [b]LOVE[/b] for it to be Brewster...

8:05 PM  
Anonymous atlantatiger said...

maybe just hope, but i think you said right Jay when you said that Tubervile does it best when no one believes. Auburn might not win, but I believe there is some real hope this weekend. They really might pull it off.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous wootangclan said...

Not sure about what UGA will do but I think UAT will blitz early and often. They have done it all season long. Mostly with a delayed blitz because the db's cover so well the lb's can get to the QB. It could get ugly early if we do not get rid of the ball quickly. now that I think about it, UGA will probably line 8 in the box. SInce no one else has done that all season, why shouldn't they?

8:26 PM  
Anonymous wootangclan said...

Jay-have you heard any rmblings about Leach leaving TTech for the SEC? Is he one that Tenn will go after?

8:28 PM  
Blogger the biscuitator said...

I smell a chop block coming on...

8:33 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Denny...I love the optimism, but..the Germains lost the Battle of the Bulge.

Big Oil...that's good stuff to consider when playing Bammer. I'm just not convinced we have the personnel to do all that.

In order to win even one of these 2 remaining games the D must return to early season form and the O must all of a sudden put it all together.

Even with everyone on D returning, we are going to have to mix up the D playcalling...everybody's got the film on our base defense and have figgered it out.

As much as I wish the O could put it together, we aren't even close. It is unreasonable to assume that the Oline, WRs and Qb are all of a sudden play to a respectable SEC caliber. If those guys did, then the playcallers would have to learn how to sustain momemtum once not saddled with player mistakes.

I hope that we keep CTT and there is not too much recruit attrition. Look around...there is not much opportunity to trade up for head coaches this season.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

We've circled the wagons so many times this year, I'm afraid the wheels have fallen off and the wagons are on blocks.

I don't see anyway we can win these next two games. If we can't successfully run the ball against UTM, how can we expect to get any push against UGA or UAT?

8:48 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I was hoping no one catch that.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

But you also see Hoopie that Patton forsaw that. That is why he could attack with three divisions in 72 hours. I think of Alabama much like the British and Georgia reminds me of the Americans that were caught off guard.

I think we are more like the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne right now. Cut off from help surrounded by the Nazis and fighting for our lives. We won that one.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Sorry about that Denny...I don't bust folks to much but...I watch too much history channel to let that one go by.

Someone mentioned something to the effect that this is the least optimistic they can remember being about AU football.....same here(since 1967). Although it is not...it seems worse than 1998...I guess because it is a never ending stream of mistakes.

It doesn't hurt anymore for me,so it is now time to start looking for reasons to build upon for next year...on second thought, I guess that has to wait until the HC/OC issue is resolved.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Denny...Keep me positive Bro..

9:05 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I don't know,,,during the late 70s during the Barfield years things were pretty bleak.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I view these last two games of the regular season as being a crucible in which our team will be forged into hard tempored steel that will prove irrestible to success and impervious to defeat.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome. Totally awesome analysis. Could have said it better myself. Well, really I could. I could have just made up stuff because that's all you can do. And it would have been beautiful. Maybe not beautiful but erect. Erect and bold. Bold and static. Static and really just a bad football team.

9:13 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Oh Tim, you rascal you!

10:14 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

We have a chance against Georgia and Alabama. No, it isn't a good chance. I see this team having the talent to compete with anyone, but nobody on offense has become the playmaker. Kodi and Tate are as close as we have got. Slaughter might step up. Rod is always solid. Somewhere they need to find an offense that can hog the ball and run the clock.

Needless to say, the defense must step up. Against Georgia, our secondary must improve. I have a hard time seeing it happening, but you never know. We have talent there.

Against Bama, we have to stop the run and hope that JPW makes the proper adjustments to give us a win. More importantly, we have to keep Bama's offense in check early.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

"Sir - General Custer was a ..."

You know the rest.

Phred is in the middle of moving. Hope all is well among the hotties.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous wootangclan said...

I say that if we keep UGA from running and passing up and down the field and from scoring, we have a good chance of winning.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

What is more important, avenge the absolutely embarassing thrashing we took last year at the hands of Stafford (45-20, I think) or extend the streak.

12:26 AM  
Anonymous tigerfan44 said...

No brainer extend the streak

12:52 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I disagree. I think the proximity to Georgia and the weakness I perceive in Richt this year lends itself to concentrating more on beating UGA. I'm not sure why, I feel this way, gosh knows I want to extend the streak; but, in terms of helping Auburn, I think a win over Georgia helps us more in the recruiting battles.

Saban and Co. are going to a BCS bowl. If we beat Georgia, we get a foothold against a team that killed us last year. Lose once to Bama and we say, well they were due or some such stuff.

Lose again (especially big) to UGA and we are faced with 2 embarassing losses in a row, Urban in a BCS bowl and Saban in a BCS bowl. Not mention having lost to Nutt.

In my warped way of thinking, I believe it is vastly more important to beat UGA than UA for this one year.

1:51 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Mark- I will have to disagree that beating Georgia is more important than beating Alabama this year.

If we beat bama, we knock them out of the title discussion for the most part and if Florida follows up with another victory, Alabama would be relegated to the Capital One Bowl more than likely.

I do believe that Georgia is the better matchup for us if there is one. Their offensive line is not very good right now, and if we can get the defensive line to play again, we should be able to put pressure on them. I do agree with Hoopie in that our D has been exposed in the base look.

I know that special emphsis is put on these two games, so lets hope that their is a plan. I believe we have the talent to win them both but I have not seen where we have the chemistry or the leadership to do so. Kodi has taken some strides over the last three to four weeks, but his role next year will have to be as a leader and he needs to keep gaining confidence that he can do so.

6:40 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Ask the people in power who are going to be deciding on jobs what game is more important.

They will say it's important to be competitive in both, but beating Alabama is always going to be more important than beating UGA. Especially with the perception that Saban has already moved Alabama past us in just 2 years.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Sullivan013 said...

How can you be an Auburn fan and not believe?

Call it what you will, but the boys can and will play. As Richt proved last year, these games are all about emotion. Upsets do happen, and Auburn has just as likely a chance to win out as ECU did to win their first two against Va Tech and WVU.

Would anyone bet on it? Probably not, but that's the beauty of college football. Sometimes you just have to watch and hope.

Someone mentioned Patton. While George is a favorite, he doesn't fit the situation as well as another favorite of mine: Henry V of England.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGLR_en___US253&q=Henry+v&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

"All things are ready if our minds be so"

War Eagle!

7:47 AM  
Anonymous jdinmacon said...

I sure hope Jason Boseley reads this blog.

eddie - I'm not so sure us beating Bama would knock them out of the title picture. I guess it depends on the other one loss teams - I would think Texas would have the best shot, since their one loss was to a much better team, but don't count out the computers factoring in Bama's SOS. IF (and that's one giant IF) we somehow beat Bama, our own suckiness would certainly damage their credibility.

7:47 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

JD- I was elluding that it would not knock them completely out if they were to somehow beat UF, but it would move them behind USC in the pecking order in my opinion.

7:58 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

sullivan, maybe the auburn staff could hand out longbows to the 1st 10,000 fans that show up. that might even things out! good reference, there.

8:09 AM  
Blogger the biscuitator said...

Gosh,

Worked all day yesterday. The Grandparent Inlaws came in town and spent the night w/Mr. & Mrs. Biscuitator. That's like having a second job. Now I've got to got back to work again...whew...when am I going to get my posts on???

8:19 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Hey HOTTIES.

I stayed up way too late playing the new Call of Duty game. Won't even say what time I came to bed, but it was way past midnight.

Today's schedule:
*Players around 11 a.m. (I'll blog after that if anything interesting is said.)

*Tuberville at 1. I'll provide a live blog.

*I'm due to be on The Roundtable around 1:30. I have no idea why they'd want to talk with me about this team!

*Video of Tuberville y players around 3.

*General warm-fuzzy feeling all day.

8:57 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

They want will want you to talk about how this team has no shot and Tubs needs to be gone. That is my guess.

Look forward to the piece anyways.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I agree it is not conventional wisdom; but, I still believe beating UGA is better for us this year in terms of recruiting than beating Bama will be.

We have to make inroads where we can this year. Georgia has shown weaknesses. I say go for the jugular.

9:08 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Mark- If we go for the jugular, what are we really aiming for?

Right now it looks like we are jack and playing the Giant. I'm going to be happy just to climb up the beanstalk without falling.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous jdinmacon said...

All Time favorite first person shooters:

Wolfenstien 3D
Doom
Quake
Medal of Honor
Call of Duty

I played way too much MOH in college. Online multiplayer was highly addictive, especially when you could use the high-speed T1 connection at school.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous jdinmacon said...

eddie - I think TT may jump the Tahd if they beat Oklahoma and the Tahd eeks out another win.

If we play them close can we count it as a moral victory? Wow. I can't believe I actually typed that.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

JGT.....I like warm and fuzzy because I'm a sensitive guy and..well that's just how I am.

I've got and idea for today..let's just listen to the players and coaches and consider their comments at face value without employing the Jim Rome sarcastic feeding frenzy to see who can outdo each other with "takes". Let's just respect what they say and be positive. I'm not talking about naive, unrealistc expectations, just hope.

Sully....you're right...this is the SEC and the ol' emo can play a big part of these games. The X's and O's arent' on our side, but...wouldn't it be great to pull these off.

My neighbor(UGA) and I sponsor an AU-UGA pig roast for the game up at Lake Lanier every year. The AU folks are always outnumbered and this year we're fighting apathy....not good when outnumbered. I'm hoping for one of those miracle games.

9:18 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

JD- I agree that Texas Tech would jump bama, but it wouldn't really mean anything. Alabama and Texas Tech control their own destiny. They win out and the conference championship, they are in no matter what.

That being said, I like our record with Tubs against #1's.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Happy Veterans Day

Point spread so far is 7.5 - 9, GA. Less than I thought it would be.

9:19 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

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9:23 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Monica- first, I echo the sentiment, "Happy Vetrans Day," and I appreciate everything anybody has ever done to defend and protect this country and our liberties. We owe them all much more than they ever receive.

On the Georgia Line, I believe it is right where it should be, which is the lines are suggesting that Georgia would be an almost 2 TD favorite on a neutral site.

I want another 2006 type game where the team with no shot takes it to the other team. Georgia 2006 and Auburn 2006 are very similar.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Did somebody say "moral victory"? What? Is this the ASU or the UAB blog? Moral victory ... holy cow.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Eddie you inspired me to change my avatar. I'm flying a pic of my father-in-law in memory of his service in WWII, K COMPANY, 104TH INFANTRY, 26TH YANKEE DIVISION, 3RD US ARMY.

November 12, 1944 (at age 18)Captured by the German Army near Rodlabe, France and held as a Prisoner OF War until MAY 3, 1945 when he was liberated by the Russian Army. Mr. Jimmy passed away three years ago.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Of course anything can happen in these type games, but I think that UGA wins by 7 if we play well and UGA wins by 21 if we play like we have the second half of the season.

9:44 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Thank you for sharing Monica. God rest his soul.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Mon..that's awesome.

9:45 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Moral Victories- Are we bama during the shula years.

This is terrible.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous jdinmacon said...

phred

i know, i know, it's sad to even mention it, but that's what this season has reduced me to - somewhere, deep in the recesses of my brain, the True Auburn Fan lies, still holding on to his AUdacity, and still shining a single ray of hope that we might actually win one of these two remaining games. My Front Cortex knows better, and tells me it's more likely we'll make contact with a race of aliens in candy-coated spaceships than actually beating UGA or Bama.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Fake Steve Jobs said...

Hi guys. Trying to read this blog on my cell phone is a treat.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Michael4AU said...

Am I the only one who thinks Georgia's offensive line is way less of an advantage for us than people are making it out to be? I get that it's a patchwork unit, but over the last three games I do not feel like they have had a whole lot of trouble running the ball or protecting Stafford.

Even against Florida, Moreno was having a pretty decent game until they got way behind and had to abandon ithe run. So I don't really view that as the huge weakness for Georgia that everyone thought it would be when Georgia lost all of those offensive linemen a few weeks ago. We'll probably have to score some points this week, but at least Georgia's defense has shown it can give up some points, even against a team like Kentucky who had relied mostly on their defense for most of the season before that game.

10:00 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

Thanks for that post Monica, and happy Veterans Day to all our veterans.

I still think AU has a great chance to win and have fixed my schedule so that I can go to the game. Need 2 tickets - anybody got any extra tickets?

If I can't find any before game day, what do you think the chances are of finding some at the game? With our lousy record and it being an 11:30 kickoff, I'd think there would be plenty available. Anybody got an opinion on that? Thanks

10:03 AM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

I have been quite a good bit. I still have some fight left in me. The Ole Miss/West Virginia games took some wide out of my sales. I will be there Saturday, pumped up as I see this as the last home game. From now on Saturdays wont be the same. My wife will have me doing god knows what on Saturdays, maybe a little Home Depot, Beth Bath and Beyond and lunch at Olive Garden (old School quote) So i feel this is my last chance of the season to get loud and rowdwy I pray others feel the same way. I always believe. I get down like we all do, but I am a fan, always have been, I cheer for Auburn no matter the odds, Im not always happy with the outcome and I get frustrated, but I always cheer. I hope the players play to the best of their ability and play with some heart and pride, that and 3 turnovers are our best chance. ha.

10:09 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

If i could give out rep points i'd give em all to jet g ate, a john donne quote, bravo, sir, bravo.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Coosa:
You should check on ebay, I looked at tickets earlier today, and I saw two tickets in section 31 (I think) for $21. I'm sure you'll find some on gameday. Good Luck and WAR EAGLE!!!

10:15 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Coosa, Take hundred dollars to the game and you will have tickets for two in the lowers and money for refreshments. Take it from a pro ticket buyer who has done this a lot before. I already see plenty of good seats for sale for face value.

10:16 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Brother (Michael4au)- Georgia's offensive line is a concern. I believe that. Moreno has made that line look a lot better than it has played just like Cadillac did for us. Stafford has been under a lot of pressure lately and it forces him to make bad decisions. I know that the Georgia Radio believes it is a concern and acknowledge that it almost cost them Kentucky game at the end when Stafford was pressed out and forced to make the winning TD play happen on the fly. Stafford is a great QB and that helps in the situation of not having a great line. Just my 2 cents.

10:23 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

Georgia may be beat up and they may be struggling but the problem I see is that they are a good offensive football team. They have great receivers and a great QB. That alone will put them ahead of us even if our D plays lights out. Our problem is that we are going to be playing from behind and we are not going to win that way. Kentucky believe or not is a pretty good offensive football team and played well against UGA. I have not seen us play well on O all year. Or last year for that matter.

10:29 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Everyone keep the faith, because we are Scary Close on offense.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Good morning all and Happy Veteran's Day!

You guys have been busy. I must say how awesome is a blog that references 15th Century English monarchs? Brilliant!

You guys are killing me and pulling me back into the "hey maybe we can pull this out" camp!

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Fake Steve Jobs said...

Kristina....

I'm all for Auburn winning.....THIS WEEK!

10:53 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Not Football related, but pretty amazing stuff. Watch this clip if you have time:

Photographic Memory

10:57 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

That was amazing!

11:05 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Ever see the one about the blind gentleman who would walk around buildings/landscapes, feel them and draw them from memories of touch. Had never seen a tree or snow and could draw a country setting by walking around and touching it. Simply amazing what our minds are capable of , yet all that is unharnessed seem to be the most impressive things.

11:29 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Watch out for Call of Duty, Jay. Them video games can take over your life. I played way too much of the first Halo my first semester of my sophomore year at AU. This was pre-Xbox Live, where you had to jimmy rig the online stuff through your computer. Anyway, it was pretty normal to play from midnight til about 5 in the morning. My wife still tells stories of passing by our apartment on her way to workout in the morning and seeing that we were still awake playing. Video games are rad!

But yeah, I made three C's that semester, and didn't make another C my entire college career. The GPA was negatively affected fo sure. I had to stop playing to make my grades and stuff.

11:30 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

well I am finally back from hibernation..naw just a vacation from computer or anything else that has to do with work. So real quick rundown..

Glad AU won...still got that sick feeling I've had since 3-2 against MSU but we are getting better.

That "postgate" was hillarious. Gotta keep Jay on his toes. Nice HOTTIES...

I hate the 11:30 kick time but hey it is what it is.

and lastly..I would like to go the Georgia game so I am gonna throw this out. If anyone has a ticket or just want's some more company to the game I may be interested.It's just me so I only need one and I really am great fun I looked online and didn't have alot of luck for my price range. geez i'm poor...I don't mean to turn this into a a-tix it was just a thought..

11:56 AM  
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11:56 AM  
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11:59 AM  
Blogger Cobra_Commander said...

QB of the future?

I realize Ray Cotton has been tabbed as the next guy, but it'd be cool to get this one, I think.

Your thoughts?

12:00 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

All right, time for Monicatable. Hope its another good one.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

While I like your enthusiasm for this kid, his size would get him killed against the top flight defenses AU plays week in and week out. Plus, we aren't exactly the Mecca for passing QBs.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Michael4AU said...

Brother (eddie4AU), the point is that Georgia has not really struggled for points in the last few games except for Florida (where they were their own worst enemy in the first half before it got out of hand), and we're not Florida.

12:09 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

M4A- While I see your point, I will agree to disagree on this issue. I think it is something that can be used and it is Georgia's achilles heal on offense.

12:14 PM  
Blogger michael said...

This was on JCCW:

"It’s a disappointing season, but we feel like we can make up for our season by winning these last two," Lester said. "If we win these last two games, it won’t be as bad ... I have no doubt in my mind," Lester said. "We should beat both teams by a good amount of points. I feel real good about it."

- Brad "Inside Man" Lester

So, if this is a true quote, does this analysis change anyone's view of Lester's earlier guarantee that Tubs would be back next year? Has our Inside Man gone off the deep end?

12:15 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

we have the talent to win theses next 2 games it is all about "consistency" or another "c" word "coaching." I am quite sure we have the caliber of players to play with the best in the country but our coaching seems to be sub-par. Especially on the offensive side of the ball. We get a little something rolling offensivley Saturday or against bama watch the D come back to its usual nasty self

12:22 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I think we certainly "can" win. Now, is it that we "should beat both teams by a good amount of points"? ehhhh.....

12:26 PM  
Blogger coosa said...

Thanks Eddie and Just Win AU, Glad to know you think I won't have any trouble getting in.

War Eagle to all.

12:39 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

and these mythical points Bradley Lester speaks of are going to come from.......where?

i'm trying to be optimistic, but geez.

12:44 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Lester is an Inside Man, scottie-2-hotty. The points he speaks of are secret. Only he knows about them, which is natural since he is the Inside Man. If we all knew, then he would just be an Outside Man like the rest of us.

12:46 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

ooh, the 'inside man' phenomenon.

i get it know michael. thanks. ;)

12:49 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

MAybe we have been practicing this new formation in secret that we will debut for the Bammers. It can be a ..., uh..., a ...Wait!, I've got it. We can call it the Spread. We have a guy that has run that before in Chris Todd. I bet he can do it. Despite the fact he only has one arm, he can do it.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Have I missed Jay G.'s appearance on Roundtable? I've been on a phone call forever.

12:54 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

maybe they're "rollover points" like the cell phone ads. ""they're just as good as new points".

12:54 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

thanks for asking the question coosa..I think I may jsut go with a hundred dollars and a hope.. I will be going alone any HOTTIES tailgaiting?

12:54 PM  
Blogger Michael4AU said...

I wish we had an achilles heel as good as that on offense. I just think that overall, what gives us a chance against Georgia has more to do with their defense than their offensive line.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

No, Mon unless he was on before Barnhart. I think he comes up about 1:30.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Fake Steve Jobs said...

Ever since my appearance in The Roundtable yesterday, I've been getting prank calls. The weirdo just sits there and breathes heavily. Coincidence? I think not!

1:13 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

FSJ- I didn't realize you gave your phone number out, or maybe you should stop calling yourself on your cell phone. Maybe that will help.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I hadn't heard that the Tenn-Martin locker room was robbed. That's makes us look good.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Fake Steve Jobs said...

LOL!

1:18 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

That happend to us at Florida before. I wasn't at Auburn at the time, but I heard it happend in 1994.

1:23 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Off topic, but while I was Auburn the Best Visiting Locker Room was LSU and the worst was Auburn.

I haven't seen the Auburn Visiting Locker room since I left, but I hear it is the old Auburn Home locker room, which was pathetic also.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I was just wondering if Jay was going on or not.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

"Threadgate" gets a shout-out.

1:44 PM  

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