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1.12.2009

Rocker on the way?

1/12/09, MORNING

Hey everyone. A website a few of you turned me to, Footballscoop.com, reports this morning that Ole Miss assistant Tracy Rocker has accepted a job at Auburn. He has been offered the defensive line gig.

UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m.: I expect official confirmation to roll out within the next 90 minutes.

Rocker, 42, won the 1988 Outland Trophy as an Auburn defensive tackle. He has been coaching college ball since taking his first job at West Alabama in 1994. He also has made stops at Troy State, Cincinnati and Arkansas -- where he coached with Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn in 2006.

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Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

uno!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

dos

9:33 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

very nice move again by Chiz.

And a belated great win to the women's team. For selfish reasons, I hope they get sent to the East Lansing site for the first two rounds that I can see them in person during the tourney.

9:34 AM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

brad, your profile pic always cracks me up. what game was that taken at?

that's pretty cool to have a former Tiger back in the fold in Rocker. he is a very large human being.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad's got a little Capt'n in him!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Scottie -

That was taken at the West Virginia game. My girlfriend and I have a running thing by taking Capt. Morgan poses at different places. I have accomplished this feat at Wrigley Field, Auburn games, and other sporting events. Good times.

9:38 AM  
Blogger LowcountryTiger (jhz got old) said...

I think having Rocker coaching the line would be fantastic! Any idea if Chiz has similar ideas to Tubs about splitting the interior and exterior linemen?

9:39 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Where's Michael?

I need him to give me grief over that "?" in my headline ...

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad - Sorry I missed you at WVU. Where was the photo taken? Not in the parking lot of that Boston Beanery was it?

9:41 AM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

I love this hire. I hope it is true. As we all know, Arkansas always seemed to have a tough line. I also like the idea of bringing one of the most decorated Auburn athletes back home.

9:41 AM  
Blogger LowcountryTiger (jhz got old) said...

Jay, the "?" is brilliant! Plausible deniability!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Yes sir!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

AU -

I was in the Auburn RV lot by the Coliseum. WVU actually gave Auburn fans there own lot, and I had a connection to friends with an RV, grill, and booze. It was a long walk to the stadium, but a solid place to party.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

In other news, Kate Winslet (the real one; not Becky B. from the Cotton Bowl) is receiving official HABOTN adulation for her swell Golden Globes get-up.

Well played.

9:44 AM  
Blogger AdamsHouseCat said...

If true this hire will be well received by the AU family. Chiz has done a really nice job of assembling this staff so far.

My biggest remaining concern is offensive line coach. Is there any chance Searels is still in the picture?

A wed wose! how womantic!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Jay,

Was that 6,000 attendance number legit for the game yesterday?

9:45 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Brad, you're not joking about the long walk at WVU. You can't go 500 yards without hitting a hill.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We drove past that a few times and thought about stopping by. There was one trailer that was just all AU'd up. We ended up by the Beanery and walked from there.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

6,000 seems a bit high, but that's the largest women's crowd I've ever seen at Auburn.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JGT - It did seem that it was up hill every way you walked. I don't think I went down hill accept to get to my seat.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Griff said...

Can Rocker coach the OL too??!!?? Crap!

9:48 AM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Anyone got a chance to talk with Chaz Ramsey? Someone needs to slap the boy, tell him to be a man, and get him back on the football field.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I approached the stadium from behind the press box (as you'd expect, nach) and the cliff back there was just unreal.

I'm fairly in shape and that set of stairs beat me up.

9:49 AM  
Blogger just another scottie said...

Goldberg is doin' the "sources" thing on his blog (says Rocker has agreed to come) and also saying that John Tompson is being looked at for secondary coach.

9:49 AM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

I remember back in the day of the Boltons, Vickie Orr, Linda Godby, Chantel Tremitiere, etc., some large crowds for UT and UGA.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Griff, homes, you haven't yet simmered as suggested. Please adhere. It's better for you.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

I heard the beanery was "interesting" from a few people. We had a relatively low key day though at WVU since I was warned by a student there to keep on eye on my woman for protection reasons. Not so fun in that respect.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Goldberg has some home-run sources, too, so I'm sure Rocker is a go.

That decision wasn't made until early this morning, though.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this happens, I think "We Will Rock You" would be a fun stadium song.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Eye on your woman?

9:52 AM  
Blogger Griff said...

Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.

On another note, Chaz will be back.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Leave a note for the milkman: NO MORE CHEESE.

9:55 AM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

My favorite Rocker story ... an agent was messing with Kevin Porter and wanting him to lure Rocker along too.

Agent pays Porter to bring Rocker to Atlanta for a fun weekend ... and both get hooked up financially and likely otherwise. Auburn finds out and declares both ineligible before a bowl game -- the Syracuse game, I believe.

One problem: the large human that Porter called "Big Tracy: all weekend wasn't really Rocker. Tracy, who was known as "Rock," proved his innocence with witnesses and had his eligibility restored. Porter, of course, did not.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Meaning that stuff would be said in her direction that would not be considered befitting of an upstanding gentleman.

That's what I meant. Sorry to sound possessive there. That was not the intent.

9:57 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

eye on your livestock would be more fitting for wvu.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad - You are right..at about 5:30pm some guys after buying myself and wife a round of brews at the Beanery came to our table and said. "Just so you know, we are not all Aholes." Come 6:30pm, I ran into my first one. By the end of the night...we met them all.

Brutal.

10:01 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay,

Is David Rocker,(brother and former player) coming as well? a package deal or sorts?

Is Tracy Rocker sponsered by Bryan meat products?

Tracy as been with Houston Nutt for awhile, I think its a great hire.

Maybe he can revisit his old trophy and polish it up.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Yeah AU, we had our fair share too. Luckily myself and the crew of guys I was with are all over 6 feet tall and weigh 200+ each, so no one really got too close.

10:07 AM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

When your fight song is played by the school's marching band and it features a banjo solo, well, it says a lot.

Sorry, Omnica ... I realize it is the state of your residence, but hopefully you will escape soon.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet - Now that made me crack up loudly in my office.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Hilarious Jet! Did any of you see the baton twirler in the band? I'm an open minded guy, but that's the first dude baton guy I've ever seen.

10:11 AM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

David Rocker is a minister in Fayetteville, Georgia. He's a nice fella.

10:11 AM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

Georgia had some dude in their flag corp a few years back. hilarious.

10:12 AM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

I wasn't at the game, but I've been sentenced to a visit there before.

In-law relatives. Believe me, I heard from them after the game. It's the first time other than Christmas cards I ever hear from them.

So, I'd just as soon take a banjo to their cranium next fall.

10:15 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Hotties,

Good Morning!!!

Al.com confirming the CTR Hire....
Also say's CGC is looking at CJT also!!!

"Welcome Coach Tracy Rocker"

10:16 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

how about a flaming banjo on a stick pre kickoff?

10:17 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

The Mountaineer could be kind of like FSU's flaming spear....but with less teeth than the horse.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you banjo people out there...

10:30 AM  
Blogger centretiger said...

Great Hire...Welcome Home Coach Rocker.

10:31 AM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

With just an OL coach and DB coach left to hire, the focus now has to turn to these players Chizik has been going after, the ones we weren't previously pursuing. It sounds like some of them have reacted positive, but until we get some commits, it could just be smoke being introduced to Chizik's sphincter. I want to see something substantial.

10:34 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Welcome home Coach Rocker.

10:35 AM  
Blogger JetToro said...

How about the first time Noel Devine comes running around the end on a sweep, Eltoro pulls out a banjo and clotheslines him.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

centretiger..you from centre,al? did you go to auburn? I ask because i had lots of friends from centre.

10:37 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Auburn made an offer to a WR in Texas last week:

Cobi Hamilton
Wide Receiver
Texarkana (TX) Texas
Ht: 6-foot-3
Wt: 190 lbs
Forty: 4.56 secs

*Considering setting up an official visit

Also One of the nation's top defensive tackle prospects, Tallahassee, Corey Gaines has set up an official visit to Auburn. Gaines is rated by Rivals.com as the country's No. 14 defensive tackle.

Corey Gaines
Ht: 6-foot-0, Wt: 274 lbs

10:38 AM  
Blogger JetToro said...

Harrison ...

Centre? My madre and padre were from Centre.

10:40 AM  
Blogger JetToro said...

Mobile ...

This receiver is 5-foot-3, right?

Couldn't be 6-3.

10:41 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Jet,
Can you imagine that banjo starts playing the "Theme from Deliverance" when he's in the backfield about to take a hand off....and he hears from across from Eltoro "Get ready to squeal like a pig, son"!!!!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I grew up in Gadsden, ended up with lots of friends from centre in high school and college.

10:44 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

No... I know it's hard to believe we are pursuing a tall receiver... but that's what Super Duper Trooper is bring to the table!!!

10:46 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

I'm just going to throw it out there that somebody needs to put up a post on the old thread when there's a new thread up. I tend to leave the comments up and just refresh. Jet, there's a post up for you on the old thread. I love the decapitation by banjo theme. Can we douse their band in moonshine and set them on fire at halftime?

10:46 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Good news

10:47 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

For what it's worth, I knew the 89 Iron Bowl was ours when Bama's band had flag guys in it. Dunzo.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j-z - JGT usually will chime in and say there is a new thread up....it might be a tad busy for him today.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Hamilton is from Texarkana, this song is appropriate.

10:49 AM  
Blogger D. MillerTime said...

Someone fill me in on who John Thompson is, please. I thought CJT was the former basketball coach at G'Town and CJTjr was the current basketball coach at G'Town. Why are we hiring a basketball coach as a DB coach?
I guess he could teach them to box out and rebound jump balls?

10:49 AM  
Blogger AUant said...

Sounds like another package deal in the works. CJT would be a great hire. This coaching staff sure does look good. It's hard not to drink the kool-aid.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Incognito said...

Wish Cobra Commander hadn't turned into Douche of the Year. I'd like to hear his take on a song or two to bring in the new coaches.

10:53 AM  
Blogger D. MillerTime said...

Also, I would like to officially nominate "Kicker on a Stick" as the official mascot of the HABOTN.
Someone artic should come up with a logo and the next printing of HABOTN tee-shirts should have the Kicker on a Stick logo on the back of the T.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous jhag said...

isn't TL son a high rated recruit?

10:54 AM  
Blogger D. MillerTime said...

That last post should say"artistic" not artic.

10:55 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

The kicker on a stick logo is in the works.

10:59 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

D, I was thinking the same thing! Thompson Jr (daddy) was great at recruiting big men though. And JT3ran the Ivy League with an iron fist! I'm just not sure how that will translate on the gridiron though. But who knows Chiz had been pretty good with his hires so far.

The Rock is back home where he belongs. WDE!

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my shot at the logo.

11:06 AM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Here is a little about John Thompson from Wikipedia.

11:06 AM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

For more John Thompson information, see the link at the bottom of the wikipedia article.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a minute there I thought you all were saying we had wrestled JT3 away from Georgetown to coach the Men's b-ball team.

That would AUsome!

11:11 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

looks painful sensi. although kicker on a stick is probably hard to pull off without looking like there's a stick up the kicker's butt

11:11 AM  
Blogger centretiger said...

Yes and no. Not from Centre, AL but live here now. As a matter of fact, I just moved here in November. I did not go to Auburn. I went to Troy. I did however grow up going to AU football and basketball games, so that explains my obsession with AU athletics...

11:13 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Sensi, not quite what I had envisioned. We need more blood and gore than that to inspire fear in our kickers.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

No offense taken. Alabama is not free of the kind of people you met in WV.

11:14 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Monica, We have our own subspecies here. It's called anyone who lives in Chilton or Perry counties.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, nothing says "Obey Me!" like a head on a stick.

11:24 AM  
Blogger JetToro said...

It just thrills my heart to see "Kicker on a Stick" take a life of its own.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Suntiger said...

Has anyone noticed that 5 of our former assistant coaches haven't been hired by anyone?

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Nall got out of the biz altogether.

Franklin is back to consulting.

Gran, Knox, Dunn, et.al were mentioned in a lot of coaching searches.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Suntiger said...

BTW, just got word Raven Gray is having an issue with attending classes. Don't look for him to be back.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suntiger - I believe he is not even in school now.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad & AU1N04, back to your conversation about WVU fans...we hadn't even been off the bus 5 mins and were walking across the parking lot and some young guys yelled, "F*** you, Auburn!" We were just minding our own business, not even looking at anyone. And that was just the first thing that happened.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Mr. Jay G. Tate, (or any other folks in the know)

What is the status of Reggie Hunt, RB from Daphne? I recall there being an academic issue last yr and he was on the fence until just before the season, which ultimately did not go his way. Will he be suiting up this yr?

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luv - I had been told many times that day to be intimate with Auburn. F Auburn to be exact.

12:06 PM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

LuvAU68,
To be completely random, that sounds similar to the first Va Tech fan I ran into on Bourbon at the '05 Sugar Bowl yelling, "SEC! Stands for Suck Everybody's [South Carolina Mascot]!"

To be fair, we didn't run into too many like that, but it was interesting, to say the least.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AU1N04, we won't ever go back there. It was as bad - if not worse - than Baton Rouge.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monica, you're right about Alabama having people like that. Unfortunately, there's probably AU fans like that.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Mr. United is tired.

12:17 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Does anyone know what time Mr. Tate will be on AM 740 this afternoon?

12:17 PM  
Blogger Will said...

weagle,
I was impressed with how polite the VTECH fans were in N.O. We had a great time with all of them on Bourbon St, buying each other drinks, singing fight songs, yelling our respective cheers. I did not see any bad behavior from either side for that game.

Same thing for Neb fans in Dallas, they were loud, talked funny, and brought a ton of hot blonde headed girls with them, and they were alot of fun to be around.

12:18 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Doesn't Mr. United know that this isn't the Jim Rome show?

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 noon to 2 pm is the worst spot of sports talk radio in the state of Alabama, in my humble opinion.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Robusto said...

I've heard alot of bad stuff about tailgating at LSU. I've had a blast down there, and can't wait to go back.

I did take offense to some youths heckling a AU man and his family, and stepped up to remedy the situation along with my LSU hosts/friends.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm getting on WMSP for the next 90 minutes.

Come check it out.

Link to WMSP

12:21 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Question:

Why is the Birmingham News reporting that we have offered the qb, Cooper, from Daphne, Alabama?

I live in Mobile and have never heard of the kid and I follow sports in detail. No other sites have reported such. Why would we offer this kid over Cotton or Moseley? Cooper's other offers are from USA(south alabama) 1st year prograM.

Is this a hoax, like last year where the kid in California held a press conference on his college choice to find out no one had ever offered him.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:24 PM  
Blogger AUant said...

On right now J-Z.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PDWT, that kid is Kevin Hart and he was from Oregon.

You can watch it HERE by searching through the archived videos in the player.

12:26 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

no check out al.com, recruiting article, its a kid named cooper from Daphne, Alabama.

12:27 PM  
Blogger nelsodt said...

Unlike what I expected, when I went to the WVU game I had nothing but decent encounters. I actually had several WVU boosters upset that we lost as they had put money on us for the win. This was mainly done simply to get rid of Stewart, but hey it was a nice parting gift to ensure they had another year of a horrible coach!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am talking about the recruiting hoax kid from last year. Was there another?

12:28 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

South Carolina and Spurrier are getting trashed in Atlanta for backing off their scholly offer to Jonathon Davis. South Carolina will no longer be allowed to recruit at Tucker High School. I feel badly for Davis, but it's good finally to see another school get thrown under a bus.

Tucker won their first state championship this year. Davis is a 5' 7", 195 lb. S/LB/RB who is rated **** by a national service. Here's a list of Tucker almuni (including Neiko Thorpe, Jabari Davis, Patrick Pass and James Swinton):

http://www.tuckertigersfootball.com/index.php?page=alumni

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Righty1975 said...

You guys do not know me at all but Jay, I work with a big-time Auburn defensive end that played 86-89 and he talked to Tracy this morning and confirmed that he accepted. Not that anyone here would think me credible, but I do know it as a fact-fwiw

12:30 PM  
Blogger Will said...

atsa, I read the same thing. One thing stood out. FIVE FOOT SEVEN. I am that tall and my friends make fun of me for being short (Note: I do not hang out with D1 football players, like this guy will). They can call him a 4 star guy all they want, that's too short. Justin Fetsko was taller than that. Markeith and Clifton were that tall!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Will said...

P.S.

No Reggie Hunt sightings? Hello? Bueller?

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:39 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Here is the article about Cooper.

Just a week ago, Robert Cooper seemed bound for UAB. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback was widely considered a sleeper after starting just one season at the position for Daphne High.

Now, Cooper has multiple offers, including one from Auburn.

New Tigers offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn likes what he's seen of Cooper and head coach Gene Chizik offered Cooper a scholarship just before the prospect left for an official visit to UAB.

"Coach Chizik told me that he and Coach Malzahn watched my film and were really impressed with what I can do throwing the ball and running the ball," Cooper said. "I watched the GMAC Bowl on television and I really like (Malzahn's Tulsa) offense. Right now, it's between UAB and Auburn for me."

12:42 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I'm 5'7". Can I play?

And apparently now we are the haybotn...not habotn.

12:43 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

This has to be a hoax right?

1 year starter, UAB? I live in Mobile and have never heard of the guy, he didnt even make the 1st or 2nd all metro team.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Robusto -

Totally agree about LSU. One of the BEST road experiences that I have ever had. I also agree with the assessment of VA TECH fans. They were great and loved to party (and the girls were fun too!)

12:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jay is trippin.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, Mr. Jay G. Tate, but Tebow is popular because he is real. Plain and simple.

12:49 PM  
Blogger LowcountryTiger (jhz got old) said...

Maybe Cooper will be in there for the wild whatever formation. At 5-7, you won't be able to see him behind the O-Line.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

also 5"7". and slow. i definitely can not play. I love how my friends that are 5'10" at best act like how tall they are and make short jokes. like 5'10" would start at center on a jr high b-ball team

12:50 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Dangit, who is this caller? He's right, it's the leadership that gives Tebow the "It" factor.

I'm agreeing with bama fans again...ugh

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lowcountry,

If Ziemba continues his stellar blocking techniques, plenty of DEs will see whoever they want to in the backfield.

We need to fix the line problems.

12:51 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Recruiting hoax kid was Kevin Hart I believe. It was one of the most pathetic stories in all of sports.

12:53 PM  
Blogger LowcountryTiger (jhz got old) said...

Sensi, I couldn't agree more. I'm still hoping that the reason we haven't named an O-Line coach yet is because Mike Munchak was still in the playoffs.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was sad, SteveFC. Kid needs help.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

OK This dude needs to chill...

12:59 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

PDWT - just did a search on Cooper, here's something for you:


Robert Cooper

1:01 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

God knows I hate Doug Amos, but this show is so much better when he is there.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Incognito said...

Cooper's: GPA: 3.5 and ACT: 27

That's interesting. Last "smart guy" QB AU signed currently third on the dc barreling towards a career in building science.

1:10 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Give 'em hell Jay! I've been over Barkley since he spit on that kid.

1:10 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Garrett Wolfe, who led the nation in rushing at Northern Illinois and now plays for the Chicago Bears is 5' 7".

1:10 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

nice logo, sensi. i had something a little more "apocalypse now" in mind...

1:11 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

How about Barkley on a Stick?

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Incognito said...

Someone call in and ask Moon his thoughts on the Theory of Relativity since he is taking on all caller.

What a douche.

1:12 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

general realitity or special relativity?

1:14 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I just want everyone to know that I am now HABOTNing with Google Chrome. I am soo 2009.

I have to say, so far, I'm digging it.

1:25 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

barkley on a stick? ouch

why is jay talking bad about me on the radio

1:29 PM  
Blogger Will said...

I agree asta, but this guy from GA that So Car pulled their offer from does not play RB, he plays DB or safety. I think you can play a role on offense and special teams at that height, but to defend D1 WR's who are typically six to eight inches taller, not to mention a few lbs heavier is a difft story.

1:34 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

We need Joe Wickline for our OL Coach. Mega Recruiter and heck of an OL Coach for Spread offenses.

Also I hope we get the QB Tyrik Rollison from TX.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will - He is a LB that they were going to move to safety I believe.

1:38 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Rollison made a 13 on his ACT.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Will said...

What are our chances on Bryce Brown? Don't know much about him, is he a good fit for Malz's offense. (hard to imagine a bad fit for this offense)

1:41 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

a bad fit for this offense would be chris todd. or ron dayne.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Will said...

AU1N04- Thanks, I couldn't recall where he played, knew he was being recruited as safety.

Barkley- That has to be some sort of record for the lowest ACT score. Did he take it with his eyes closed?

1:44 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

From watching the Army All-American game, Bryce Brown could definitely work in Malz's offense.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Will said...

What about Cencade Pennington or Eric Hines-Tucker? Would they be good fits Harrison?

1:45 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

i think about half the guys i went to high school with made around a 13.

will-those guys could be on "special teams"

1:46 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

He is a beast but I have not seen anything lately about him coming to Auburn on an official visit. Rivals and Scout don't even have AU listed as one of his options.

1:47 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Bryce Brown could work in Tony Franklin's offense. I watched a few of his interviews and got the impression he would go to Miami to play with his brother, but who knows. He's good in my book either way, because he kept his brother from going to bama.

1:47 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

HABOTN radio is on point today. nice work to JG and 'Mr.' Bag. :)

1:48 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Harrison,
I think anyone who makes a 13 on the ACT should automatically be on "special" teams. In fact they should ride on a "special" bus to the games and take "special" classes as well.

1:49 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

Cencade Pennington, remember seeing that guy in High School run up and down the field against my Alma Mater (Andalusia High School). He was a bust at Auburn though.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

will,you've obviously never been to glencoe

1:51 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Nope, I'm from north Baldwin County, all we raise are mediocre WRs named Mix and super highly successful bankers who live in the Lee County area.

1:54 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

Cencade was a nice guy, though. i had a few classes with him back in the day at AU.

1:59 PM  
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2:14 PM  
Blogger JetToro said...

DoWhat? has spurred an idea ... best player you competed against ... any sport. Name the player and sport.

That way we are not limited to football as not to discriminate against the female ladies of the girl Hotties.

2:19 PM  
Blogger JetToro said...

Turbo Prop, son of Jet, is considering a side business of taking the ACT for anyone who needs it, and may be willing sell a few points off his two tries for the right price. Anything to help the cause, right?

Just sayin'.

2:20 PM  
Blogger TB said...

Colenzo Hubbard (Minor HS 73) Alabama DT. Played against him my junior year in HS. Beat me to a pulp.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Will said...

I won't say I competed against him b/c I didn't see the court much. But I was on a basketball team that played against former AU player Mack McGadney.

On a side note, my wife and a friend once double dated with Jake Peavy. Peavy was with the other girl.

2:38 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

Jake Peavy was in my art class in high school and now I am fairly certain he makes more money in one night's sleep than i do in a year.

2:42 PM  
Blogger JetToro said...

Ron ...

When Jake was in art class with you, was he good at painting the corners?

2:43 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

so you went to St. Pauls' Ron Mexico? i went to MGM.

2:47 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Aundray Bruce...He knocked me unconscious on a fake field goal...Good times my friends, good times.

2:51 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

he was highly skilled in painting the corners almost as much as hitting on younger girls.

I didn't know you were from mobile, scottie. What year did you graduate?

2:53 PM  
Blogger JetToro said...

J-Z ...

This explains ... a lot.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet, did you once host a radio show in the Fungomery area?

2:56 PM  
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2:56 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Just wanted to say War Eagle about Rocker coming on board...This was the hire I have been pushing for

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a hunch, Jet. Tell me if I'm wrong...

2:59 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

to answer the best player you played against question...

Jamarcus Russell (even though i think he sucks) I hit him once and it looked like a midget running into an oak tree.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Played basketball against a guy name Bart May a few times growing up and he was a shooting machine.

3:02 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Time for an early version "Things I learned today on HABOTN."

Mr. Jay G. Tate needs his own radio show. He used those two buffoons today like a Kleenex with some of his witty banter.

Scottie B. is the man!

Gene Chizik is putting together the most awesomest staff in college football.

I can count on Monica to have my Facebook back.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm up here at Auburn now for a bit.

Looks like I'll have some comments from Auburn's newest defensive line coach by 6 p.m. CST.

One minor issue: The Daughter has a soccer game in Montgomery before then and I'm her chauffeur. Not good.

3:15 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Oh yeah...One more thing. I don't think any of us have delusions that we were ever "all that" when it came to high school athletics.

War Kicker on a Stick!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Best player I went against:

Former MLB starter Steve Sparks, circa 1989. I fouled one off. I didn't last long.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I watched Bill Goldberg play ... safely from the sideline.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

I played baseball with a kid named Jay growing up. (Forgot his last name). He was terrific. Later found out that he ended up playing football at Stanford.

And I also bowled against some guy named Munson...had a great hook.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Klaus said...

Listening to the scintillating Cecil Hurt on Finebaum, can we get Jay-G a regular bit on Finebaum. Who is the regular Auburn writer on Finebaum anyway?

Seems like Cecil is on every other day.

3:20 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

Best player I played against, I guess would be Mike Turk. He entually was a QB at Troy and is/was the HC at Huntingdon College in Mtgy. Quick, fast, really p'd me cause I could never catch him.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I've thought about getting on Finebaum before ...

3:22 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

Steve sparks the knuckleballer?

3:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I dated a semi-pro baseball player, but I don't think that counts.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Klaus said...

Please. At least you have a sense of humor and can change the inflection in your voice.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Suntiger said...

JGT--stay away from Finebaum. He's all about ratings and I don't want to hear him try and humiliate you for a bunch of numbers.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Steve Sparks the knuckle-baller, yep.

We're both Holland Hall grads, I'm proud to say.

3:27 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

TommyD...did you survive the day?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Difficult to humiliate me directly. I don't take myself too seriously?

Wanna rip my paper? I can deal.

Wanna rip my blog? I can deal.

Just don't rip me for failing "Green Grass And High Tides" on expert.

3:28 PM  
Blogger JetToro said...

Best opponent ever faced ...

Tommie Agee, Maplesville High School, Auburn University, Dallas Cowboys.

I whiffed at him on the opening kickoff of the first game of my senior year ... intentionally. Well, maybe not intentionally, but I wasn't too disappointed. And he got a touchdown out of it. So, he scored, and I didn't end up in the hospital. A win-win, if you ask me.

3:29 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

Thanks for asking j-z, yes I did. It appears our group is so small that we can't be downsized further, but there are 500+ that won't make the end of the week. Although my boss has "the meeting" Wednesday. But I made it through Monday!!

3:30 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Good news TD. Jet, I wish I had thought of your strategy. Apparently they didn't bother to teach that to the 3rd string TE/holder.

3:33 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

jettoro what high school did you go to

3:33 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

The French have a very eloquent word to describe people like Paul Fbomb. The word is turdburglar.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Klaus said...

Jay you wrote, "I've thought about getting on Finebaum before ..."

Are you saying that you probably could if you wanted to?

3:35 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

I first met Tracy Rocker when i was about 13 yrs old. Auburn was playing FSU in the sugar bowl and my folks took me to see them play. My mom knew i was a huge TR fan and actually got him and pat sullivan to come and meet me, give me autographs, all that. TR gave me an auburn sugar bowl shirt they only gave the teams and pat sullivan gave me an autograph and some other stuff as well. From that point on i was a solid AU tiger. Glad to know that someone that takes that kind of time out is at AU making impressions on other young folks. CTR has my full support as DL coach. WAR DAMN ROCKER!!

3:35 PM  
Blogger JetToro said...

STJ

3:36 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

Dallas County but he was before my time

3:38 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think I could, yes.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Joshua said...

I played against this guy, Bill Brasky. He was 8'2", 375 lbs., could bench press a locomotive, and outrun a cheetah.

3:41 PM  
Blogger JetToro said...

He was much a man ... as was his brother or cousin, Arthur Lee, who was a year ahead of him in school.

Tommie returned the kickoff and had like 195 on nine carries against us. I remember one play where almost all 11 of us were on him at one point or another.

It was like watch a dad shed his boys off him playing in the yard. Every yard or so, you'd see another body fly off.

They beat us something like 37-0 ... and he didn't play but one series in the second half.

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