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12.18.2008

The Big Board: Men

Something I'd like to do here is update you somewhat regularly (maybe every two weeks?) on how all Auburn sports are doing.

I know you're probably not interested in the minute details of the tennis team, for instance, but my guess is you're willing to invest five seconds to see how they're doing in a general sense. Since Jay Jacobs says he's striving to make Auburn the nation's "pre-eminent athletics department", let's take a peek at Jacobs' progress.

Here's your glance:

FOOTBALL
2008 final record: 5-7 (2-6 in SEC games)
2008 finish: tied for 4th in SEC West
Next game: A-Day game, 3/28/09

BASKETBALL
2008-09 record: 5-4
2008-09 rank: none
Next game: @ Virginia, 12/20

BASEBALL
2008 final record: 28-28 (11-19 in SEC games)
2008 finish: 5th in SEC West
2009 opener: vs. Elon, 2/20/09

CROSS COUNTRY
2008 final record: Finished 5th at the NCAA Championships in November
2008 final rank: 13th
2009 opener: tba

GOLF
2008-09 record: 23-28-1
2008-09 rank: none
Next match: John Burns Intercollegiate (Wahiawa, Hawaii), 2/18/09

SWIMMING & DIVING
2008-09 meet record: 2-0
2008-09 rank: 8
Next event: vs. Texas, 1/8/09

TENNIS
Fall season record: 11-13 (4-7 in SEC matches)
Fall finish: 4th in SEC West
Spring season opener: Auburn Spring Classic, 1/23/09

TRACK & FIELD
2008 final outdoor record: Finished tied for 2nd at NCAA Championships
2008 final outdoor rank: 2nd
2009 outdoor opener: at Georgia Tech, 3/27/09

228 Comments:

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Blogger FSJ said...

One

7:39 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

You trying to get him fired. That doesn't look to good.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks for reading, FSJ.

7:40 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

After looking at the big board hiring a coach with a 5-19 record seems par for the course.

7:44 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I'll have to do some research to see where Alabama stacks up...

I am sure we are equally inept...

7:44 PM  
Blogger mdaniel said...

Jay,
I read the thread what does One mean?

7:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Thanks Jay. The one thing I really liked about PM's Tracking the Tigers blog back in the day is that he'd update us on the progress of various Auburn sports, without, as you say, bogging us down in the minute details of tennis. I appreciate that very much. One more thing that truly makes this the HABOTN.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

"One": FSJ is noting that he's the first poster.

I'll have to summarize the women tomorrow. Two long lists would be too much to ingest at once.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

md, its something the kids do to let everyone know they're the first to put a comment on the blog. its a very popular thing in places like Tuscaloosa and Starkville, as well as on various techie and anime blogs on the internets.

7:59 PM  
Blogger mdaniel said...

Thanks PF,
I'm. not up to date on these things.
No offense Jay we're ok w/o the womens stats!

8:03 PM  
Blogger mdaniel said...

Got my priorities, gotta go watch "The Office".
Late

8:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I have a daughter.

I think women's stats are necessary.

Golf scholarships = good.

8:08 PM  
Blogger youwouldliketoknow said...

who is this loser that calls himself "mdaniel", i mean seriously he must have no life

8:08 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

You forgot the Equestrian Team

8:09 PM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

So, we are a track & field and swimming school. Hmmm

8:12 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Does Auburn have a male equestrian team, Phred? When they help with car pool at the elementary school it's always chicks.

8:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

youwouldliketoknow, mdaniel is a regular here and we don't usually participate in childish name calling. I think you are looking for the al.com forums.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Kristina ... Oh. Makes sense now that I think about it.

Okay, how about a rodeo team? Do we have one? We should if we don't.

8:18 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

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8:19 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Women + horses....

Giddyup!

8:20 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Jay I think what's more important is these kids graduation rates. Wins and losses are just part of the picture.


Thanks
Jay Jacobs

8:27 PM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

How's the equestrian recruiting going? Any 5-star horsies out there this year?

8:35 PM  
Blogger jhc said...

Definitely liking our well-rounded blog. I'd also like to make sure we note the APR of women's tennis.

Seriously, though; even though football pays the bills, it is nice to keep up with how the other sports are, or are not, doing. I'm pretty sure I won't get this through another medium here in Charleston. Keep up the good work JGT.

8:58 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I wouldn't mind seeing a little more coverage on the Women's Bball team... seeing as they are actually doing something positive this year.

Alli Smalley is from my hometown... from what I have been able to read, she's been doing very well for the Lady Tigers this year.

9:02 PM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

I kind of like the idea of some coverage of other sports. I had heard there were sports other than football. I just never really got into them.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

Do the horsies on the AU equestrian team hate the UAT horsies?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I like to hear about ALL of Auburn's sports.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

Denny,

Your team is struggling with the team coached by Andy "Cabbie Beater" Kennedy.

9:37 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Track and Field is usually pretty competitive.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

Swimming fell back a little last year, but didn't we have some of our stars sit out due to Olympic training? Or am I dreaming that?

9:39 PM  
Blogger Al Gorgeous said...

So you're bascially saying Auburn sucks, Jay?

Those are certainly below average measures.

10:41 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I would like to see a comparison between these stats and where the programs stood prior to Jay Jacobs being named AD...

10:56 PM  
Blogger michael said...

People talkin bout horses! My wife was on the inaugural equestrian team in 2002.

11:04 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

This is the slowest night I can remember in HABOTN history.

11:15 PM  
Blogger KMo171 said...

Dang, this is going to be a painful tradition.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

That is Rick's Team now.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

and the cabbie probably had it coming.

11:36 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Thanks Jay G. That is some research that J Jacobs may want to look at...


(damn we've got a lot of Jays around here...)

11:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

PF = nice way of calling Faker a big ole nerd.

MDanile = disturbing trend you're establishing - gotta keep my eye on you.

6:16 AM  
Blogger Sullivan013 said...

Don't discount swimming at Auburn, if we were a country, we were the in the top ten in the world in medal count at the last Olympics.

I too would like to see some of the stats from previous years before and since Jacobs was appointed. I know that the winningest coach in Auburn Swimming history inexplicably resigned a year or so ago and is now running the Aquatic Center here in Charlotte NC.

Sound familiar?

6:26 AM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

Mdaniel ...

The eyes of Monica are upon you,
all the livelong day.
The eyes of Monica are upon you.
You cannot get away.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

... Do not think you can escape them
At night, or early in the morn
The eyes of Monica are upon you
Till Jay G blows his horn.

6:36 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning, all. I was thinking about that yesterday, Sullivan, when I was trying to make a point that since JJ has gotten there - and JG - that Auburn athletics have slid downhill. I'm afraid it will only get worse as long they are there.

6:51 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

although, I do hope Chizik proves everyone wrong...

6:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Somebody hit fast-forward till 4pm for me. This is going to be a long boring day.

It looks like assistant coaches will start being named after Saturday. That should be interesting.

6:56 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

In your gut, Eddie, who do you think they will be?

6:59 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Monica, regarding your comment about FSJ: if the shoe fits...

7:08 AM  
Blogger mdaniel said...

Jet,
What lyrics, you may have missed your calling!

7:31 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Morning All!! Passing through all the notes from yesterday, and there was something mentoined about an article by someone named Whitlock? It had to do with the coaching search. Just wondered if anyone has a link or can direct me to it. Also SteveFC got me just a touch giddy with the supposed staff talk, and just wish we had a little more of an idea where Coach C is looking for coordinators. Then I came back to earth and remembered we are really not going to know things about this group until it is released from the actual parties involved. Personally I kinda like that idea. Unfortunately I'll have to learn to be patient again.

7:37 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

http://www.comcast.net/articles/sports-general/20081218/Whitlock.Gill/

here's a link to the article, mrtommyd.

7:40 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Thank you Luv

7:58 AM  
Blogger Jim in Scranton said...

I just read the article by Whitlock. It just bothers me when there are inaccuracies in an otherwise good piece. He states that Tuberville had 110 career wins and was 7-3 vs. Bama. He was actually 7-7 vs. Bama in his career.

Also, the article says that in 1984, Nolan Richardson was the first black basketball coach hired in the SEC. Arkansas didn't join the SEC until 1992, so that is also incorrect.

I guess I'm just being picky.

8:09 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Wow, quite an article. And I think one passage kind of says alot:

Anybody, regardless of color, can get screwed when a group of ego-driven politicians decide what to do about a coach who threatens their influence.

And after reading it, I hope the Auburn faithful (including the ego-driven politicians/boosters) will be patient, and allow Chizik to mold this team into a winning organization.

8:09 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Back on topic- didn't the diving group win a championship last year?

8:10 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Correct on the Arkansas thing Jim, but they did win the NC as an SEC team

8:12 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Yes, it was quite an article. I agree with you, mrtommyd, I hope everyone is patient.

8:13 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Jim, ya know what - I totally missed your point - nevermind

8:15 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Luv- My gut feeling has the following:

OC/QB- Pat Nix
WR- Shane Wasden
OL- Stacey Searles
TE- Joe Whitt Jr.
RB- Bouleware

DC/DE- Rodney Gardner
DT- Mike Pelton
LB- Joe Whitt Sr.
DB- Jeff Koonz

That is just an educated guess on my part.

8:19 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

Wow Eddie, isn't Bouleware the only one on that list without Auburn ties?

8:21 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

In your humble opinion, do you feel they are good choices?

8:22 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Steve- That would be correct.

Luv- I like the majority of them. I would be questionable about Nix, but I actually am not so much the doom and gloomer about him.

Dye said we needed a bunch of coaches that loved Auburn. I take that as a hint of how the staff will be made up.

8:24 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

They look like a downgrade to me, but I could be wrong. I do think we will miss Gran, Nall, Price, Dunn, and Willis.

8:24 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Does Joe Whitt Sr want to coach again?

8:26 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

I think adding the whitts are a great idea and I would love to see Rodney Garner as the DC. Patrick Nix is probably a solid choice at OC, although it may disappoint some that want a more flashy offense.

8:27 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I, for one, am glad that Chizik is starting with a "clean" slate.

8:28 AM  
Blogger jhc said...

Steve, those are exactly the coaches I'd have on my list. Of those, I think Price & Dunn are the hardest to replace.

8:29 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

I still hope that Willis ends up remaining.

I like Eddie's list in terms of good recruiters.

I would like to see Tracy Rocker return. In terms of all time players, he should be on the list with Sullivan, Beasley, and Jackson.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Steve- I don't agree completely with that statement. Here is my comparison to the old staff:

OC- #@$@#$K to Nix- Anything is an upgrade.
RB- Gran to Bouleware- Preceived downgrade, but not sure.
WR- Knox to Wasden- Huge Upgrade
OL- Nall to Searles- Upgrade in my opinion and most others in the SEC
TE- Ensminger to Joe Whitt Jr- Upgrade, especially with recruiting.

DC in general: Rhoads to Gardner- unknown, Chizik will probably have a big hand in it, and if so, upgrade.

DE- Price to Gardner- Upgrade big time in recruiting, put probably not so much in coaching.
DT- Dunn to Pelton- Draw
LB- Willis to Whitt Sr- Draw. Whitt Sr is an awesome coach and good recruiter.
DB- Rhoads to Koontz- perceived downgrade and probably so because of youth, but potential is there to be a great coach.

My 2 cents.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

I like Willis also, and would like to see him stay, but if Whitt Sr stays on, there is no room for Willis. Whitt Sr is the Mobile guru and LB coach, same as Willis. The question to weather Willis stays is if Whitt stays in my opinion.

8:33 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Thanks, Jay. The internet is full of unsubstantiated opinions. It's good to see some facts.

The Georgia State University Athletic Director was fired yesterday. The reason for the firing wasn't made public for personal reasons. The centerpiece of her statement of pride about her work was the basketball team had a 2.01 GPA. hmmm

I think getting a football program going was the best thing done on her watch.

8:34 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

BTW I switched avatars. I wanted to make a statement about how much Charles Barkley loves white people.

The man will do anything for attention.

8:36 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

I disagree with Nall and Dunn. The secondary may be the biggest surprise because I have a good feeling about Koonz. I trust Chizik's opinion when it comes to defensive staff and there has to be a reason a young guy like that could follow him to Texas and Iowa State. I am hoping for something special there.

Knox is a big loss in terms of recruiting, but I don't know enough about Wasden. In terms of coaching receivers, I would be willing to give eddie a shot over Knox.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

I believe Jeff Koonz has a lot of upside, but I'm biased because I know him personally and he is a good friend of my brothers. So somebody may have to take my beer googles off there.

8:38 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

The one good thing I think will come out of this coaching change is that the receivers will likely get a better coach. People have said we lack talent there. I don't believe that. I believe we have taken talent and turned it into caca.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Steve- I generally agree with your statement there. I will be excited to see Pierre-Louis play next year.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

astatguy- I agree with you about Barkley. I have had the fortune to meet him in Chattanooga and he was a great guy and was very cool to talk to. He loves Auburn and I am sure he is just doing what he perceives to help Auburn out, and I know most disagree with him about it.

8:45 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Absolutely Steve, the problem is/was not the talent. We have talent. It just seems like they were either coached down or not made a part of the offensive scheme.

8:45 AM  
Blogger jhc said...

Right on about our WR talent. We have recruited talented receivers that should be able to play in our (or any) system, and we haven't coached them up. I don't think we had a receiver get remarkably better while at Auburn in the last few years; they got older and stronger, but I don't think better. Some went the other way. I know we'll miss Knox recruiting, but I think Whitt and Chizik will more than make up for it.

8:48 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Can't wait to see that little guy returning punts.

8:49 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Did Eltoro sign yesterday?

8:50 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Seeker- He signed yesterday, but is faxing his papers today according to Rivals.

8:52 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

I also don't buy the argument that we didn't have the players to run the spread. If that is true, the spread isn't that good of an offense. A good OC will be able to adjust his offense to take advantage of the skill of the players.

I will always be of the opinion that Brad Lester and Tristan Davis had talent that was really wasted. Injuries had a lot to do with that, but I think there was more than that. Davis, especially, had the potential to stretch the defense with his speed.

8:53 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

With the right coach our WRs will be fine. Anyone know how many 5* WRs Texas Tech has in their starting line-up? Zero. Crabtree is the only 4* if memory serves.

I have just come to the very sad realization that Tuberville will not be a part of the Auburn Family in any meaningful capacity until the Dye era is completely history. It will take CTT players to become coaches and administrators before he is welcomed back here, and that's a huge loss for us.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I read that Eltoro signed yesterday and would be faxing in his LOI this morning.

Eddie - Super sweet picture. Love that big smile on your baby girl.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

sheesh - sorry - didn't see that Eddie had already answered that question.

9:06 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

AUBigCat, within the next couple of years you will likely see Tuberville coaching in the ACC, Big 12, or SEC. I read an interview with him somewhere the other day that said that.

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Thanks Eddie/ Monica

9:08 AM  
Blogger SteveFC the optimist said...

Fulmer interested in the Iowa State job?

link

Now, that would be some of that ironic irony that I love.

9:12 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

The reason the spread failed was not because Franklin couldn't run it, it's because the assistants wouldn't buy into it.

9:14 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I have no doubt that CTT will be coaching again next year. The point I'm realizing is that this was not just a coaching change it was a regime change. And ousted rulers dont get welcomed back while the new regime is in power

9:15 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

By the way, his name is Rodner Garner, not Gardner.
Also, has anyone else noticed the huge number of posters on sites that spell Tub's name with 2 b's. I mean, the guy was here 10 years, you'd think we could spell his name.

9:15 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Franklin was the one they didnt buy into. The spread and his system was ok. The way he handled players and asst coaches was not

9:17 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Looks like you have some competition as the spelling and grammar monitor, Monica! ;-)

9:17 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Aubie they spell it the way they pronounce it: Tub-Ber-Ville

9:18 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Thanks Mon about the pic comment. My baby girl is always smiling.

Aubie- Nice catch on the spelling. I had it wrong.

I find myself mis-spelling alot of words on here, or using the wronge ones such as whether / weather. Guess I should preveiw, but I don't have the patience.

9:18 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The spelling issue that always killed me were the people who thought Stanley McClover was Stanley McGlover and Blake Field was Blake Fields.

9:21 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Eddie, you've got beer goggles on at 8:45am? Sweet dude.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Never too early for Beer Goggles Scottie.

I keep forgetting, I need another L Habotn shirt if you have it. How do I get one?

9:23 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Sorry to be picky, but at least I got compared to Monica!

9:24 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

I always like going to walmarts or maybe even walmark

9:24 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Wish i could put my beer goggles on right now...lucky dog

9:25 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

My neighbor says IDEER insted of idea. I like that one.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

The one that always bothered me is when people spell Spike Jones - Spike Jonze...
and Charles Barkely - Gnarls Barkley

9:26 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Walmark is a good one.

I work for a company called Unum. You'd be surprised how many people can butcher a short word. It was even worse when it was Unum Provident... or as several clueless callers have said Union Providence.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

... and M&M - Eminem
and momma and them - mommanem

9:27 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie,

Is your neighbor from the Northeast? Everyone I deal with up there throws random "r's" on the end of words.

9:28 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

too bad my wife doesn't agree. ha.

to get a HABOTN tee all you have to do is call 888-546-3131 and ask for Scottie B. too easy.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Nope, he is from Louisanna.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Aubie - You're a sweet talking thang!

Eddie - I'm wronge all the time.

LOL @ Walmarts and Kmarks

And on a totally unrelated topic it's very difficult to resist all the treats these baking fools bring into the office at the holidays!!!

9:29 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Tell me about it Monica...i've been stuffing my face all morning

9:37 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Scottie B, do you have any mediums available?

9:38 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

By the way, it is very hard this time of year to stay disciplined on a diet, but I am doing just that right now. Down 56 pounds and counting.

9:39 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Monica,

It's amazing how much food gets brought in this time of the year. Thankfully I work from home two days a week otherwise I'd be 500 pounds.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

We've got sports other than football?

9:40 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Wow 56 lbs...impressive

9:40 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

That is super Eddie. I lost 22 pounds this year, but I'm up 2 pounds this month!

9:41 AM  
Blogger TB said...

I am not for NIx as OC, but I can live with Nix as OC as long as the Calloway think goes away. Maybe its part of the master plan. Throw Calloway out there freak everybody out and then sneak Nix in the door. I think this All Auburn dream team could spell disaster. The Bamers tried that and it failed. Maybe it will work out for us.
I heard on dunnaway show yesterday Bobby from Homewood say that Calloway was oing to be in Auburn Saturday for an interview. Not a good thing to bring up while people are driving down I-59. I started looking for Bamer tags to attack. lol

9:44 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Hey, WarEagleRK, they throw random "r's" on words down here too. I never heard it until I moved down here. I'm from PA, so it must further north you are talking about.

9:50 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Calloway wouldn't be a bad hire. UGA was solid while he was there. It couldn't possible be worse than that cluster we just witnessed.

9:51 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

TB - when did bama do the whole all bama coaching thing?

9:52 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Sure he's done a great job at UAB got them with a wining record.

9:52 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

btw, I wasn't trying to be ugly; just stating a fact. :-)

9:53 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Wasn't during the Dubose era that brought in their dream team of former coaches and players.

9:53 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Whats wrong with R's. R. you apposed of them? Rn't you glad u live down here? lol

9:55 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Scottie B, a fax is on its way to you for one medium HABOTN shirt if available. Thanks!

9:56 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Kathy, no Mediums. L and XL only at this point. i should've ordered a few smalls and mediums for the ladies but didn't. bad scottie b....bad!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

OK, thanks anyway Scottie B. You did excellent on the shirts. No complaining from me. I'm one satisfied customer.

10:01 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Kathy, i tried to call you a couple times but it kept going to voicemail. i'll just shred the fax i got. sorry i couldn't help ya. :)

10:05 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

Seeker I believed Mark called all the plays when Neil was "OC". I think they were very happy to se him move to bigger and better things. He would be horrible as an OC at AU. JMHO

10:06 AM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

I'm gonna mispel wurds, use wurds like gonna that ain't really wurds, gonna split my infinitives, splice my commas, and dangle my participles!

'Cuz ah can.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

i dangle my participle nearly every day

10:10 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Just make sure you dangle them over that way jet

10:10 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The R's on the end of words are used by a lot of people in Maine, Mass, NY and the extreme northeast.

Trust me, I've had years of hearing about our "Great Idears" program from people up there, and then people doing here saying "Great Ideals" when actually it's Great Ideas.

10:10 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I wanted to post a comment about Knox earlier, but I got busy. I'm glad Knox is gone. I don't know about his recruiting, but he wasn't a good WR's coach. When was the last time AU had a star at that position? A former player said he learned more during the week of the Senior Bowl than he did in his years playing at AU. If it's Wasden, I hope he can produce some stars.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Scottie B, I'm on a LONG telecon this morning, but it's not keeping me from the HABOTN! Thanks for your help.

10:11 AM  
Blogger michael said...

My mother in law saws "warsh." Drives me nuts.

10:11 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Last time we had a star WR was the 2005 season.

Even though they did well, Taylor, Mix, Obomanu & Aromashodu never really reached the level they should have due to Knox.

10:12 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Truly I don't think we've had a great wr since Frank Sanders, right?

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

God made our good WRs.

Knox tried to undo His handiwork.

10:13 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

WarEagleRK, just yesterday a coworker said, "I done ate." OOOOO, that flew all over me. I looked at him and asked, "You done ate?" And he responded, "Yeah, and I done done it too." Then he said, "I've already eaten." I said, "Much better! Thank you."

10:14 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

The Black Coaches Association is considering a suit to get more black college coaches. I'm sure we'll be front and center for some more bashing if that occurs, but maybe some other schools will join us. I hate to see Auburn become the example for such a negative issue.

If Auburn's administration ever needed a coach to win it's Chizik next year. If he doesn't turn things around all the arguments about "best fit" and hiring the best coach available will ring hollow. Now that Gogue has claimed responsibility for the hiring the fallout could reach his level.

Here's a link to the BCA article:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-blackcoaches&prov=ap&type=lgns

10:16 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Anyone have a problem with the colloquialism "fixin' to"?

10:16 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Well my mom says the following:

jury = Jewelry
warsher= washer

I love her and wouldn't change a thing about it.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Anybody listen to Jox in the mornings? Jay Barker-Evans butchers the English language daily. Memo to Mr Evans - "hisself" isn't a word.

10:19 AM  
Blogger TB said...

I listed to Jox this morning and Barker was late coming in. Missed the first 15 min. during that time there was just one phone call about Auburn. Everything else was up beat. As soon he got there the Hate Auburn crap started. I can't believe Del Greco puts up wit it like that. It was lie a switch got pulled and all the hate Auburn calls started. Man!!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

If you don't approve of ...

"fixin' to" as in preparation
"jury" as in diamonds, pearls
"warsh"
"Coke" as any soft drink
"restrunt" where you eat meals away from home
"Saridee" the day of week football is played on (yes, a preposition)

and a whole list of others, might I suggest to you New Jersey or North Dakota.

I eat grits, occasionally say "ain't," am always "fixin' to" do sumpin, and don't really care if it's the nails on some Yankee's chalkboard.

Izzle, Izzle, War Damn Chizzle!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

My late Grandmother said "tuhrectly".

tuhrectly = directly

"Y'all go on up to the church and I'll be there tuhrectly."

10:25 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Thomaston Ga I believe entirely uses the word chimbley. Although the time I spent in Bayonne, NJ it was explained to me the past tense for beat was bet. So there you are.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Here's one that I say that drive my wife crazy - Tump.
as in, "Did you tump that glass over?"
Anybody else?

10:27 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Hey jet, don't forget the three meals of the day are: breakfast, dinner and supper.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

pet peeves =
"continue on" should be "continue"
"I could care less" should usually be "I couldn't care less"
"irregardless" should be "regardless"
"well kept" shuld be "well kempt"


I should note here that those things are irritating. However, wehn I say something wrong or just plain ole funky it's "charming".

:-)

10:29 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

jet But I bet you never had a "samige" before?

10:29 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

I've had to explain the word tump a couple times, Aubie.

10:29 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

I was figurin on someone comin up with irregardless.

10:31 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Monica how do you feel about the word 'conversate'?

10:33 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Man oh man, nothing to do today but watch the HABOTN and wait on Jay's next update. Hate having to do it from work, but you do what you gotta. Luckily they haven't found out about this site yet.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

I tumped over the Duke's maranaze last night when I was fixing a samige for supper.

My wife asked me if I wanted a Coke. I said yeah. She said, what kind? I said Diet Dr. Pepper.

I asked what was up with her brother for the holidays. She said "gonorrhea."

I said, "What?!"

She said, "Yeah, they goin' to Bwaynos Ires after that."

10:35 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I don't hear the word conversate very often. It doesn't illicit a visceral response. There is some controversy as to its legitimacy. I do enjoy word controversy.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

"My wife asked me if I wanted a Coke. I said yeah. She said, what kind? I said Diet Dr. Pepper."

I SO miss this! I HATE the word "pop" that they use up here.

10:38 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

'well kempt'....i like it. :)

10:39 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

'well kempt'....i like it. :)

10:39 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Oh and the "t" in the word "often" is silent.

Yes, I could go on and on like this all day. Yes, I'm quite the life of the party.

sigh...

10:39 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Pop takes some getting used to. Coke encompasses all soft drinks in my book.

10:40 AM  
Blogger TB said...

I made the mistake of asking for grits in Stephens Point Wisconsin Hardees on very early in the morning after working late at the job site and you would have thought I shot the poor women in the head.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Yes, it does, TB.

I've been up here since 1995 and I STILL have to DANCE, MONKEY, DANCE! at parties and family gatherings with my "things they say in the south" routine.

10:42 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Jet- LOL

My wife's an english major so I live with grammar nazi. But she is quick to point out that there is no such thing a "correct english" only "proper" english. If the person you are speaking to understands you then it's correct.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I can't imagine living in Wisconsin or the Dakota's, etc. There are only 12 people there, right?

10:43 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

my grandparents used to say "out toward the webo place" to imply crooked. ie, "that picture is hung out toward the webo place." no idea where that came from...

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

picturing Monica as a dancing monkey.....fantastic!

10:44 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Lots of trees and deer up there in cheese head land. Dancing Monkeys now thats funny.

10:45 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

TB I had the same experience in Ohio several years ago at Kenyon College. I asked them where were the grits and they told me "in Georgia"! Yankee jerks! lol

10:46 AM  
Blogger TB said...

They just don't know what they are missing AUBigcat.

10:47 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

1983 Shoney's in Waldwick New Jersey. I asked for sweet tea to drink with lunch. It was at that moment that I evidently grew a second head.

10:47 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

This is funny. Chris Weber "shoes" Barkley no respect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpR9s35n8w0

10:48 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Sweat tea the bain of my weight loss program. I can drink gallons.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Jet Says Merry Chizmas said...

MOnica ... I am now convinced that you are the once conjoined, now separated, twin of my wife.

"often"

Her other: "Pen." You don't write with a "pin," it's a "pen."

Whatever.

10:49 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Atlanta's Mary Mac Tea room makes sweet tea so sweet you can stand a spoon straight up in it.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet - You obviously have kick ass taste in women. ;-)

10:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

TB- Do you ever get the backrub from Mary Macs from I'm guessing is the owner.

Mary Macs is good food. If in Atlanta, go try it out.

10:52 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Still can't get enough of Country's sweet tea. My wife's addicted to it. Every time we go through Auburn now we have to make a stop at Country's. Of course that stop also forces me to eat barbecue.

10:53 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Nope no back rub missed that. We hit the place everytime we are there though. Heading that way in Jan. for a Cirgue show and plan to eat there Sunday before heading home.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

This is really old and it has bad language in it. But some of you are obviously bored so I see it as a public service.
DANCE, MONKEYS, DANCE

10:54 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Thanks Mon!

10:59 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I used to be a lunch regular at Mary Mac's, but I never got a back rub, only "move along" looks, great food, and awesome tea. I think they're out of business, but I don't get down to North Avenue and don't know. Mary retired.

11:11 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Man I hope not. That would be horrible.

11:13 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I was in Portland, Maine last year and asked for a sweet tea, and it was like I was passing a note to a bank teller asking for money and saying that I had a gun.

Amazing.

What was worse two of my co-workers that went on the trip with me spent the entire week setting the south back 200 years talking in fake southern belle accents and using phrases that my great grandmother would have remembered her grandparents saying. It was not a fun trip.

11:17 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Yall come down and see us ya hea!

11:19 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

even the folks up here are bashing us. ausome.

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2008/dec/18/auburn-makes-it-easier-for-alabama/

11:19 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Tea - no problem
Sweetened Tea - as long as you sweeten it
Iced Tea - vague concept
Sweet Ice Tea - huh?!?!

11:20 AM  
Blogger ftworthtiger said...

comparing two small town QB's:

http://alabama.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=22880

http://alabama.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=72470

11:26 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

astatguy- I ate there about two months ago. Hope it's still open.

The back rubs are creepy, but it's this one old lady and she walks around and does it to everyone. It seems like she is there everytime I am.

11:29 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

That's great. Tennessee talking laughing about OUR new coach. I'm done with this 5 and 19 cr@p though.

11:30 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

monnie, you feeling better today?

11:30 AM  
Blogger Jim in Scranton said...

I was not happy with the Chizik hire, but someone please explain to me how Kiffen at UT is that much better.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Lane Kiffen has the Full Monte.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

BTW, I love hearing all of your stories!

I have a very dear friend from New Jersey. After she knew me for a while she admitted, "I didn't like you the first time I heard you." She walked into a networking session of a conference in Albuquerque and heard me and a girl from Kentucky talking. She said she knew immediately we were "dumb and slutty". I said, "How could you tell so quickly?" She said, "Your accent." NOTHING to do with WHAT we were saying, just our accents. I pointed out to her that it was merely that Yankee Girl Hate that some ladies from the northern states have for we Belle types.

She loves me now and I love her too (even though she is a yankee AND an attorney).

11:36 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Scottie B. I feel much better today. Thank you so much for asking, sweetie.

11:36 AM  
Blogger TB said...

sweetie and hun two more great south words!!!

11:39 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Haven't you heard Jim?!?! he was a GREAT recruiter at USC!! I could be a great recruiter at USC.

Oh yeah and he coached the Raiders to an illustrious 5-15 record. See ots those other four losses that make him soooo much better.

11:39 AM  
Blogger TB said...

I'm ready for the dead period so we can get this coaching thing done.

11:40 AM  
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