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11.12.2008

Comment overspill

I tried. I really did. I pretended to be comfortable with the comment count extending beyond 200, but it's just not happening.

Let's continue our discussion about Tray Blackmon, LG televisions, my future at ESPN, how much we love our canines and everything else here.

BLACKMON UPDATE: Tuberville said after practice that linebacker Tray Blackmon has taken a part-time job to help support his three children and may not return next season.

"He's got to make it for what's best for his family," Tuberville said. ``I think a lot of times when guys get injured they tend to look at the other side: Do I need to keep doing this? He's a football player and I think he'll make a decision based on his future -- and for his family. We'll be supportive of it."

170 Comments:

Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Jay remember us when you are at ESPN.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Bear82 said...

Since I know we all hate reposts, i decided not to repost my final post on the old thread; after i finished it i realized Jay had began this one.

5:57 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Does google pay you for every person that registers from this board, if so congrats.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I owe Google for handing all my email needs for ... several years now.

This blog will rule the earth one day. I just know it. Even when I'm at ESPN, me and Hannah will be all up in the HABOTN's bidness.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Dude, you are way to intelligent to be on ESPN.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

I hate the holidays. Parental and in-law drama.

Who's with me?

6:03 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

What will you call it then? The Hottest Louisville Blog on the Net?

6:12 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

love me some Holidays S.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt (RoF) said...

There was a big argument about ESPN on talk radio down here today. Israel Guitierez (not sure if I spelled that right) is gonna be on the Sports Reporters (which I think is the best show on ESPN). Sid Rosenberg, and his pompous self, started trashing people for wanting to use ESPN to further their journalistic careers. Pretty much everyone else disagreed. I heard it discussed on at least three shows today. Strange.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

The Auburner had a classic thought about UTM. Auburn players are taught their entire careers to not touch a QB (or anyone else) wearing an orange jersey. Therefore, our guys just could not bring themselves to tackle them.

The other plays, their guys just fell down (my thought).

6:15 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Holidays depress me. It will be like an extension of football season this year

6:16 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Florida is going to stomp Bama's hopes bad.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

My in-law drama doesn't take a season off.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Mr. S - hate drama, holiday or otherwise

Peter - LOVE LOVE Sports Reporters

Depressed - I'm seeing a pattern. Do you want to schedule some time on my sofa? If so please fax me a copy of your insurance card.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

I hear ya, Jay G. Actually, I get along with the in-laws. My wife and my folks, not so much. Therefore - drama.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Jay G, what makes the new COD good?

How's it different than the standard WW2 shooter?

6:25 PM  
Blogger Cobra_Commander said...

Sorry to see everyone in a funk.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

^^^^FUNKLESS^^^^

6:32 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Thanks for the offer, Mon. This blog is like a form of therapy. My old therapy plan was watching old Christmas movies, CNBC daily and 08 AU football. I don't understand my depression.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Cobra_Commander said...

“Nothing But A Bowl Game” (to the tune of Nothing But A Good Time-Poison)

Hotties listen
Not a touchdown, can’t win a game
Against the mediocre SEC teams
Saturday morning gotta play them Dawgs
And listen to the 3 Daves

I’m always cheering, hoping, for a win
But I can’t get a away from the same old same old
I need my team to pull an upset
If they would let me suit up, I sure would play

Chorus:
Dont need nothin but a bowl game
To resurrect my season
Aint lookin for nothin but a bowl
And it don’t even have to be a good one

My coach spent some money on the spread offense
Then he junked in mideseason
He’s says he’s sorry ‘bout the shape we’re in
But Kodi Burns sure enough can run and run

I’m always cheering, hoping, for a win
But I can’t get a away from the same old same old
We need the streak to extend to seven
If I could get on the field, I’d say give it me!

Chorus:
Dont need nothin but a bowl game
To resurrect my season
Aint lookin for nothin but a bowl
And it don’t even have to be a good one

You see I raise a toast to all the AU fans
Who’ve suffered through the year with me
If being an Auburn fan is this hard
Maybe I should pull for UAB…NO WAY!

Chorus:
Dont need nothin but a bowl game
To resurrect my season
Aint lookin for nothin but a bowl
And it don’t even have to be a good one

6:37 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

LOL Yes, that is a mystery. However, with 10 or 20 years of meaningful, billable analysis I bet we could figure it out.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Cotton said...

I felt left out. So now my name is blue too.
it's nice not having to type my name every post, too.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Cobra_Commander said...

Oh, I know what my problems are. I'm just powerless to fix them.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Cobra Commander, you need to stop leaving the work to your incompetent henchmen.

They repeatedly thwart your plans.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous jhag said...

beautiful waterfall jay is the best photographer

6:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

No Cobra! lol My post about analysis was for DepressedAUFan. Sorry about that.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Welcome to blueness, Cotton.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I think we should all do depressed a favor, just like you have all done for me. Lie. Lie and say we will beat Georgia and Alabama. Lie and say Pat Dye is returning to the sideline. Lie and say we will be in a good bowl game.

By the way, us going to a bowl game scares me. I can see the headlines now "Troy shocks Auburn in pizza bowl". I would prefer not to risk it.

6:46 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

To add to the sadness, Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell died today. Now all three members of the band are no longer with us.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Jay G,

I could use another hand with my radio show up here in Louisville. I need someone to go Kodiak bear hunting and trout fishing with me.

You will be making some serious coin one of these days.

I still think that Auburn will win out. There are plenty of basketball parallels. My 1982 team, Jimmy Valvanos 1983 NC State team. Additionally, my 1996 team won three in a row as an underdog in the tourney.

Something that disturbs me is that in Jay Gs article today, CTT mentions that he took a job with East Carolina and then Jimmy Johnston called him and he took the job with them. My mentor, Coach Wooden, interviewed with two teams while at Indiana State. The two teams were UCLA and Minnesota. He wanted the Minnesota job. However, when they didn't call him at the appointed time of 7pm, he told UCLA when they called him that he would accept that job. Later that night Minnesota called him and explained that the telephone lines were down due to a snow storm. He told them that he had already accepted the UCLA job. He later stated that that he wanted the Minnesota job because it was a better situation and paid better, but he could not think of an honorable way of getting out of the UCLA job. Just a random thought on how coaching has changed.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Nice song by the way, Cobra.

6:49 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I knew he couldn't do it. I was shocked when I saw the comments reach 200.

6:52 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Tuberville said Blackmon is still going to class, but ``he wanted to get a part-time job because he's got some kids. That's what he needed to do. I'm sure he'll make his decision after the first of the year what he wants to do -- whether he'll stay in school or whether he's going to stay. That's a personal decision for him.


``He's got to make it for what's best for his family. I think a lot of times when guys get injured they tend to look at the other side: `Do I need to keep doing this?' But he's a football player, and I think he'll make a decision based on his future, and for his family. We'll be supportive of it.''

6:53 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Don't need nothin'
But a new coach.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Good to hear Tray is stepping in the personal life. I hope he can get well soon.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous mdaniel said...

I'm so glad someone else gets the in-law drama! I don't remember signing up for any of this. How about Monica getting all the love on the local talk shows? Props to Monica.
AU will miss Trey Blackmon (the little ball of hate).

6:55 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

ESPN? Kind of a big deal.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

I feel you MDaniel.

I invite all Hotties to call the show Saturday and either praise Monica or throw he under the bus.

;-)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Cotton said...

3 Kids? How old is he, 21?
I mean, It's good he's trying to provide for his kids and all, but if he tries to be drafted this year, it won't be very high at all. If he waits another year and gets a big NFL deal his Senior year, he can get his kids real cars instead of toy ones.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Denny, I'm looking forward to that serious coin. Yes sir. I'd love some.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I just don't see a big NFL deal happening.

A lot of guys can hit like Blackmon. Most of them are 6-1 or bigger.

7:00 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I must have misread where it said he had 3.

I doubt he's going to be a high pick this year or even if he comes back next year. He's just too small and not good enough in coverage to play LB in the NFL.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Personally, I think there is a distinct possibility that Blackmon would go undrafted. His career at Auburn has been way to inconsistent. He really needs another year.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm not sure another year would help. Seriously. He's a safety with no feel for the passing game.

7:03 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

He needs another year, 3 inches in height and better coverage skills.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

And, look, I'm no hater.

The maturity he gained from 2005-08 ... was remarkable.

7:03 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Mr. S- If Hotties call your show that have to throw her under the bus, or they wouldn't be true Hotties.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous mdaniel said...

Mr. S,
It's like the blog has intergrated itself on to the talk radio scene around here. It's actually kind of cool, when i can't look at my computer I can listen to the radio and get some idea of what the HOTTIES are talking about.
Jay-G,
My radio did the same thing and I think ultimately it will be for the better. My wife gets Sirius and my son gets XM and my son was bummed he wasn't getting the all AC/DC channel anymore.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

So, anyone know if Lectron Williams has any eligibility left?

7:05 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Mr. S- For those of us driving to the game, is it ok to call in not knowing what the heck you are going to be talking about.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous mdaniel said...

Jay-G
I hear that is is a mean Bleep-to be-bleep! Do you not see that in practice!!!

7:07 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Well, if you do like me, become a Hall of Fame coach and then get a $7million dollar incentive to retire. Serious coin. Also, never turn down a chance for an endorsement. Such Brown Brothers Cadillac, or John E's, Furniture Showrooms, etc. Those really help alot. When I used to drive around in my complimentary Cadillac from Brown Brothers to eat my complimentary meals at John E's, well the coin just started adding up.

7:08 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

No, but I think Derrick Graves & Mayo Sowell are going to each get a 6th year of eligiblity and come back and play LB in Tray's place.

7:08 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Jay is definitely too cool for those ESPN hacks, he needs to get a job at yahoo sports so he can expose some major scandals like the Reggie Bush / USC Scandal that nobody cares to investigate, especially the NCAA.

By the way, did anyone see where the NCAA let Florida State reschedule the Maryland this game to allow a player, Rolle, to have an Rhodes Scholarship Interview in Alabama on Saturday? They are also letting a private plane fly Rolle from to and from Alabama to Maryland for the game. I was glad to see the NCAA allow that.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Eddie,

Email me and I'll send you a show log so you know where we are at what time.

I'm out for the night. Gotta go deal with my head...gotta get it back on straight. I don't do this emotion stuff really well, so this is a test.

Peace out.

7:11 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Will do Mr. S. Good night.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Headlines you won't see.

"Tommy Tuberville turns down $6 million buyout"

"Tony Franklin hired as next Auburn head coach"

"Tuberville declares we don't need to run to win"

"Tuberville hires Jackie Sherrill as new offensive coordinator"

"Tony Franklin admits he wasn't an idiot"

"Kodi Burns announces man crush on Tony Franklin"

"Terry Bowden hired as new Auburn head coach"

"Bobby Lowder and Tommy Tuberville come out of the closet after secret affair revealed"

"Paul Finebaum has nothing to talk about"

7:13 PM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

Why is everyone on this blog feeling so orange and BLUE today?

7:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

thanks mdaniel - it's all about the hotties ya know (well, everyone except Eddie and his bus on crack)

7:28 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

FSJ- Because Brad Lester came out and said that we were going to thump both Georgia and Alabama. Gotta make you feel good.

Monica- The bus is on speed right now.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jay - if you are really ready for a tshirt thing to happen say so and we'll start it moving.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

Ahhhh...I see he went to the Ken Darby school of how to win friends and influence people.

7:32 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Yepp, he sure did FSJ. All words at this point I believe. But like I said earlier, I'm putting my Orange and Blue glasses on heading to the game believing in miracles.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

mdaniel -- maybe my radio is screwy, but I get AC/DC radio at the Boneyard right now. I'm on Sirius. Are you saying your son can't get Boneyard on XM? I thought all the music channels were merged.

Classy deal with Rolle all the way around.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I want control of the t-shirt process.

Shesaid said (weird wording) said she (weird wording) knows some people in the biz who can make some stuff happen.

Once we agree on a color/design, we'll just roll it on out.

7:35 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

The new movie starring Vince Vaughn titled "Four Christmases" looks funny.

I'm actually going to get to go to a movie this weekend because my Mom will have the kids all weekend. I'm stoked about that. Going to see the new Bond flick. I think that Daniel Craig is the best Bond so far, but I'm sure you old time enthusiast will disagree with me.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

Jay,

I want the smallest shirt you can order for grownups.

A really tight t-shirt on an out of shape FSJ is HAWT according to what the ladies tell me....

7:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

yes sir

7:39 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Faker- I thought you you said you wanted a "wife beater".

7:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

FSJ, man, that sounds like a winner. I'll get you one my 6-year-old daughter uses as a scuba suit.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Eddie - I thought that looked good too and I LOVE Vince Vaughn.

7:42 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

FSJ - I think I just threw up a bit in my mouth.

7:42 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

I say FSJ needs that smallest shirt, takes a picture with a bama hat on and makes it his profile pic.

7:44 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I couldn't agree more,Eddie. It's about time he shows his mug.

7:45 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Did anyone know there was a support CTT facebook group? It has over 1000 members. I am finding all kinds of stuff and I am a greenhorne in trivia 310.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

Real Picture--------->

8:03 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

FSJ- Is that a picture of Clay Aiken?

8:04 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

LOL!!!

8:05 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

See if the picture doesn't look similar--->

8:07 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

That would crush James Spaders ego.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

steve from columbia, lectron williams is down here in Mobile running a swank fitness center. He is a personal trainer and in great shape, I saw where he won some kind of body building competition. So I wish he did have eligibility left.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Fake Steve Jobs said...

Is this better?

8:11 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Goodnight all. I'm out for the night. Clay, I mean FSJ, congrats on the new kid.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

g'night Eddie.

I'm out too. Later all.

8:12 PM  
Blogger michael said...

People who don't use their real face in their picture should be ..... reprimanded! Harshly!

8:14 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay,

Does anyone know where Tray works? It would be crazy this weekend if I came to the game and saw Little Ball taking my order at Burger King or selling programs. If the man has 3 kids at 21 he needs a about 3 jobs.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I simply cannot allow you to confuse James Spader with Clay Aiken. It just cannot be done. I..I..I just don't know what to say.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

was clay aiken in pretty in pink, not figuratively...

8:16 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

This is more like it...

8:16 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Sorry, I couldn't resist FSJ. Here is Terry Bowden at double the size of when he was the coach.

8:18 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

He's twice the man he was at Auburn.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

I saw Terry Bowden leading kids into Charlie's Chocolate Factory...

8:21 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Terry Bowden seems so soft and cozy.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Have anyone of you seen the Bowdens compound in Panama City Beach? they all have houses side by side and vacation together, its right before you turn to Seaside. Terry's is nice I drive by it and think there goes some war eagle money.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

oompa loompa, doompadi do....

8:27 PM  
Anonymous mdaniel said...

Jay-G,
Dead on about the Bones, but this was the 1st day of the new programming. I ask him if is Playboy was still on?? No Reply.
It looks like FSJ is the spokesperson For the PB channel. HA
Jay-G,
No comment about the "little ball of hate"?

8:28 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay,

You need to do a segment on Auburn athletes from the past, like where are they now...

8:34 PM  
Blogger Cobra_Commander said...

I can see that now.

Eric Ramsey - currently working as an agent for the CIA

Brian Robinson - still waiting to be drafted

Brent Fullwood - Security Guard, Wal-Mart in Azusa, California

8:43 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Thanks patdyeswildturkey, I wondered what happened with him.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Jay G must be killing Nazis on COD4

8:58 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Okay, here is a where is he now. Allen Evans. He was the highschool runningback rated the best in Alabama the year some dude named Vincent "Bo" Jackson came to Auburn.

9:02 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Who ended up being better? Vincent or Allen?

9:06 PM  
Blogger FrontRim said...

JGT,
I will get the rumor mill going first thing tomorrow morning.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Cotton said...

Jay G,
So, if Blackmon never had the measurables for the NFL nor the coverage skills, why was he so hyped coming out of high school?

9:19 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

JGT, Can we please get doggie shirts as well, we will be glad to pimp out the blog on our baby.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous jhag said...

gameday is at FAMU?!?!?

9:20 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Jay or any hotties. If little ball of hate has a broke hand what kind of job can he do? I don't know his skill set but I am guessing some sort of blue collar job. Which you usually need both hands .

9:22 PM  
Blogger Cotton said...

jhag,
i just checked the Gameday website. I guess they're really at FAMU. Last year I remnember they went to a game with small schools too, so maybe they are doing one small-school game per year now?

9:23 PM  
Anonymous jhag said...

go rattlers

9:24 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

I would think that it depends on where the hand is broken, he could be in a velcro splint. Does anyone know what part of the hand is broken?

9:25 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

He can be like Stephen Hawkings the Astrophysicist

9:26 PM  
Blogger Matt01 said...

Tray Blackmon - office linebacker. I hear Colonial Banks productivity is up 100%.

Try this link for Tray.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU1jra7RKCQ

I don't know how to do professional linkies.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Blackmon was a terror in high school. His team allowed him to blitz all the time. That helped him generate some incredible hits and the hype was on.

The thought was that he'd mature, I guess you'd say, in college ball. I never saw much improvement. He's still pretty good as a run-stopper. He'll blow a man up. As far as being a complete player -- which is what Rhoads' system needs there -- Blackmon just isn't The One.

9:37 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Jay he never did add much weight or did he. I may be the minority here but I don't think Bynes is the answer either. Seems a step slow for Sec ball.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

Bynes is a very good SEC LB. 70 snaps a game will make anybody look a step slow.

9:45 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Alan Evans-retired from BF Goodrich tire manufacturing and last I knew had a small restaurant. Still a big AU fan and his son plays for the Auburn 9th grade team I believe. He is a good looking prospect for down the road.

9:54 PM  
Blogger michael said...

The only game he looked slow in was the West Va game. Noel Devine and Pat White make a lot of people looks slow.

So much for SEC speed.

9:55 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

You are probably right Cory. 70 snaps a game is 30 to many.

10:06 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Talking about LB's I don't think Chris Evans gets enough credit. He filled in for TB last year and did great in the middle. To me he seems like our fastest LB.

10:09 PM  
Blogger 2nd Jay said...

New to the community. Anyone figure out why UT Martin waited till the signals were called AFTER the freeze play to set their defense? Ask Tony F.

11:30 PM  
Blogger the biscuitator said...

sup all

11:33 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

2nd Jay- Are you implying something?

If we are doing a segment on former players and where they are now, I want the Lionel James update.

6:44 AM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

LOL Eddie,

I can guarantee you that Lil' Train is not a chauffeur....

Rumor has it that he and Snake Stabler are on tour together.

6:59 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

FSJ- I would have never in my wildest dreams thought I would see Lil Train go down this path. He was the TE coach at Aubrn while I was there and he was a great guy. Something in his life just must have flipped to lead him to this point.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

I'm sure he's still a great guy. Every person I know that has ever spoken to Stabler says he's a helluva guy too. They both just have a problem. Maybe they will get the help they need.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous jhag said...

why's doesn't tubs try to convine the players to stay? This is 3rd big time player we've lost this year... DeRon, ramsey, now tray?

7:38 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

jhag- According to Tubs, we haven't lost him yet, but I bet the odds is not good in his comeback. Tray has had his issues while at Auburn and if its not in the deck of cards for Tray to return, then that is the case. I don't hold Tubs repsonsible in any of this.

7:41 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Eltoro will hopefully be here next year to replace Blackmon...another undersized gut who can't cover the pass.

8:04 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

I mean guy, not gut

8:04 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Undersized gut is the problem with ou O-line

8:05 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Seeker- OL was designed and trained for endurance not power. We never played at the pace that was talked about. The Franklin hire is one of the biggest blunders of any Auburn Coach or any coach that I have ever seen.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Jay, Blackmon has been a terror at Auburn when healthy. Why not put him as a DE next year. Blitz only. If they run, he stops it, if the pass he blitzes. Sounds simple enough.

8:36 AM  
Blogger alum2000 said...

t. blackmon will not be back.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I also don't think Tray will be back.

Josh Bynes is a better overall player. I don't think he's fast, per se, but the point about playing 70 snaps is a good one. You can't expect him to be awesome from snap 50 on.

Blackmon is 5-10 or 5-11. He weighs 220 pounds. Do you think that sounds like an SEC defensive end? Auburn asks its weak-side guy to fall back into coverage somewhat often. Blackmon is a liability in that manner.

9:32 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If a team sees Blackman line up at DE, they will change the play, even in passing situations and run the ball right at him. Any SEC tackle should be able to dominate him at the point of impact.

It would be much like what Wisconsin did running straight at Stanley McClover.

9:53 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Blackmon would have made a pretty good fullback I think. Just run and hit.

9:57 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Strange that one of the rare 5 star players we get is one that has had off field issues and is one who the scouts should have see was too small to play the position as well as they were predicting.

10:09 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Travis Williams wasn't any bigger and we seemed a little more than OK on defense with him. Our thing is undersized. fast linebackers. I don't think his size is what hurt him, I think he had other issues.

10:21 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Jay:

Outside of the new basketball arena at Auburn (which should be very nice indeed), what is the next thing Auburn will be working on facility wise? Will it be an indoor facility or will the stadium be expanded?

The reason I ask is because I noticed that Ian has an article this morning about a BOT meeting that should give preliminary approval for Alabama to expand Bryant-Denny-Tuberville Stadium again.

I was just wondering what is next on Auburn's agenda.

Alabama was stupid to remodel the basketball facility instead or building a new one, IMO.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Wade said...

The upside of the Blackmon thing is that I think it makes it pretty obvious that Tubs is running a clean program. No way this situation comes up if Tray is getting checks from rogue boosters.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

The hotties are awfully quiet this morning.

10:35 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Travis Williams played in the middle and had a little more height on him. I believe he was 6'1"

Antarrious Williams was closer to Blackmon's height, but could play in coverage much better than Tray.

10:38 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Blackmon at fullback does sound like a good idea

10:43 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

the calm before the storm Monica......

i'll tell ya, this has been the most blah Georgia week i can remember. i'll be there saturday but it hasn't really sunk in yet. heck, that may be a good thing.

11:12 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I remember seeing Travis Williams in street clothes in person, and I was like, "Are you kidding me? This guy plays middle linebacker in the SEC?" I don't know, maybe he was a legit 6" 1'. He certainly wasn't as thick as Blackmon. Either way, he got the job done, and if he had the physical tools, I know Blackmon does.

11:27 AM  
Blogger shesaid said...

I'm all about the shirts getting done. If someone is willing to do some sick graphic design work, I'll handle the shirt order and manual labor involved. Jay, feel free to email me any suggestions and/or details that will be crucial to making this happen.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

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11:33 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm right there with ya, Scottie. It so doesn't feel like ANY game is this weekend much less the GA game. This has been the longest season ever IMO. We'll survive.

Good thing I made my own excitement this morning cuz the hotties had a slow one!

11:35 AM  
Blogger michael said...

What'd you do, Monica? You didn't set something on fire, did you? That's exciting but it is also bad.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Ben McNeil said...

Its worth the drive to united food...and fuel.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous jdinmacon said...

height on a linebacker is overrated. I used to run into Takeo Spikes at Arby's and he was maybe 6 foot tall. He was all solid rock muscle though and had a neck like a bull. And he enjoyed the Arby's 5 for 5 as did I. Nothing like downing 5 Arby's beef n cheddars and then trying to sit through a poli-sci u102 or whatever course.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I was reading up about UGA a bit. It seems that UGA's defense sucks and they have a great offense. Since our defense has been good and our offense sucks, it could be the perfect matchup.

11:41 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Resisting the urge to be a smart aleck------>>>>>

11:41 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

are we starting a new thread before round table comes on? You know we always have a lot to say about that!

11:43 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

FSJ- The next thing on Auburn's wish list for facilities improvement would be a 100 yard indoor facility. Tubs has lobbied for it already and I believe it will be agreed to whether he is here or not.

As far as everyone being quiet this week, it is just that. All my Georgia fans are being very quiet also. They believe the year is over with since they lost to Florida. There is definitely not that passion that normally goes with this week.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Michael - You hit it on the head exactly.

Faker - Resisting the urge to be a smartie? There's a first.

WEG - good idea

11:52 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Jay, no it doesn't sound like a DE, but as far as Tray is concerned, he could just be a passing down DE and create all kind of havoc.

Hate to hear he is not coming back. Maybe Canada Ball for pay is in his future. Hope he finds a home.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

There isn't anything approved yet as far as facilities although they are doing some remodling in the athlectic building.

11:53 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Kristina- The athletic complex needed it badly. It was a place that was stuck in the 80's if you ask me, especially the locker rooms.

11:56 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

For me this is always a big week instead of Bama....I grew up in Ga and have lots of Ga fans in my family...i am the outcast much like in the state of alabama
my dad played for Ga a year before going to the Citadel in the late 40's and I also had an uncle on the board of regents with lots of cousin and nieces and nephew there.
I was the only one in the state of Alabama to vote for the 2005 GA game at the al.com I was there and it was awesome but riding back to Atlanta afterwards was very quiet with a bunch of Ga fans

11:57 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I'm not sure how much updating they are doing. They are sort of rearranging space.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Working on a new thread now ...

12:06 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Kristina- I know they did an overhaul of the locker rooms and training area. Not sure on the rest. I'm sure the equipment room got remodelled too.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

WEG - lotta history there!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm headed over to Salsarita's right now!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I should send my mom in there.

12:14 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Hopefully this is a week where some things sink in and we can execute some plays and make some first downs to keep the dogs off the field. Us winning the time of posession in the next two games is paramount in having a fighting chance in either or both. Special teams help would be appreciated as well.

12:14 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

I'm not going over there until I have a Hottie shirt so I can show my true allegience!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

new post up discussing the tshirts WEG

12:25 PM  

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