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1.10.2009

Saturday chillin'

Hey everyone. A couple of our favorite associates, Johnny and Shea, have taken The Daughter this afternoon ... so me and Wifey are going to kick it around Montgomery solo for a while.

I'm not planning to accomplish much professionally today.

Tomorrow will be much different. I'm planning to talk with Auburn's official visitors in the morning and get some reaction. I'll also be covering the Florida @ Auburn women's game at 2 p.m. Auburn is really good. Florida is really good. Should be engaging.

I'll be around tonight for more HABOTN banter.

168 Comments:

Blogger wes said...

1?

1:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Yes sir, you are.

1:08 PM  
Blogger michael said...

1!

I am the first person to post third.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous JayAU'92 said...

I don't understand the quote that introduces the site. Every comment I've heard or read about Malzahn was incredibly positive. Most put it in the category of the Iron Bowl leaving B'ham. "End of days????"

If the comment was ever accurate, it's certainly dated now. Time for an update.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Enjoy your day with wife Jay G.

1:13 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Played all three sports in high school and never seen anything like this, crazy coaches here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s23JTmfJOY

1:27 PM  
Anonymous jhag said...

Toney Douglas here at fsu is a stud, I'm in Tally for this FSU duke game. Just another one Lebo let get away.

1:27 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

LETS GO RAVENS!!!

If they lose, I will be done with all of this. Until then,

WHAT'S MY NAME!!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

Oh where oh where could my OL coach be, oh where oh where could he beeeeeee?

1:39 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

He's at Okie State like the rest of the staff, Griff

1:42 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Tigerfan, goodness that is crazy. Talk about some morons, they new the cameras were there yet the coaches still attacked the players.

1:57 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

So after seeing that tigerfan I had to check on Taurean. here's what I found:

After being dismissed from Florida he went to Bethune-Cookman and went undrafted in 2007. He went to a Pro Day for the NFL in March 07.

Height: 6012
Weight: 243

-2nd team All-MEAC w/94 TT, 8.5 TFL, 3.5 SK, 2 PBU, QBH, 3 FF in '05. Suspended for '04, dismissed from Florida after pleading guilty to culpable negligence in '04 for allegedly throwing a keg at a party, breaking a patron's nose and knocking him unconscious. Sentenced to time served (4 days). Also pled no contest to misdemeanor battery for throwing girl across dorm room in '03. 5 TT, TFL in '03. Redshirted '02.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You've almost made me want to cheer against your Ravens.

2:25 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

to continue a theme from previos thread: loved "blazing saddles". I first saw it at a drive in in huntsvillee, visiting my late cousin and his folks. he had convinced his dad that we wanted to see a "good western". My uncle looked at the film's title and said "sure, let's go." It wasn't but about a minute into the movie that he realized he had been had. still, even he liked it. oh, put me down as against on the rapist guy. some activity is easier to rehab out of than others.

2:33 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

should have typed "previous" and "huntsville"

2:34 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Tommy, wonder where he was taught about fighting. Oh wait a minute that was his coach who he was fighting with. My attempt at being sarcastic.

2:38 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

Yeah tigerfan, its hard to believe he's had all those problems in school, like trying to smash someone's faqce in with a keg, or throwing a chick across a room. You would have thought all those coaches kicking his a$$ and loving him like a son would have helped him figure all that out.

2:46 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

My first Blazing Saddles viewing was oddly enough at a drive in, too. My uncle and the girl he was dating at the time, were keeping an eye on me while the folks were out. I climbed on top of the car and laughed so much that evidently the car shook for about an hour and a half.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Blazing Saddles is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. Its not unusual to hear me drop a quote from it in a usual day.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous jhag said...

Jimbo Fisher was sitting a row beneath me... he's a talker, worked the crowd. The whole time and didn't lay eyes on the game.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Guruwill said...

Jan 23-25 going to be a big recruiting weekend...DL Jamar Travis, QB Tyrik Rollison, WR Rueban Randle(#1 player in nation per rivals), LB Petey Smith, WR Kendall Kelly, OL Johnny Farms, and WR Cobi Hamilton. Also possibly the #1 RB in the nation(per rivals)Bryce Brown.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

mon...you know where we can watch the game online?

3:34 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=6&f=1010&t=3749262

Cool I am a member of a cult.
Check 4th post down.

Thanks Jay.

3:45 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I can't get to that link tigerfan. What cult do you speak of?

3:48 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

On scout message board they were discussing HABOTN.

4:01 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

I know Mclain is bammer but he is good.

4:05 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

jan michael terri, you must repair your head. might i take the liberty to suggest a plumed hat and, perhaps, a zorro mask?

4:23 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Taylor - sorry, just now checking in. This is the only link I have for bball.

http://channelsurfing.net/watch-auburn.html

4:43 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Michael, I jumped on the Jan Terri bandwagon today. Now there is some kind of liquid running out my ears...Oh wait...that's blood.

War Jan Terri on a Stick!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I love it when people say I got Jetgate information from their message board.

Here are a few other "scoops" I got from message boards:

*Brother Oliver will be the next full-time head coach (Nov 98)

*Auburn will trounce Southern Cal (Aug. 03)

*Jason Campbell broke his arm and won't play against Alabama (Nov 04)

*Tuberville has been fired (Nov. 03)

*The NCAA has sent a PLOI to Nick Saban; big investigation forthcoming (March 07)

... if they only knew which message boards I read and which ones I don't.

Here's a hint: I ready ITAT's board maybe three times per year. If they think I'm lying, have Mark Murphy post my stats ...

4:55 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

My name over there is 4th Estate.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Oh, and I have a comp account through Scout.com that precludes me from accessing the limited-access boards.

5:03 PM  
Blogger TB said...

al.com reporting AU interviewing Tracy Rocker.

5:06 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Jay did they hit a nerve. I had your back over there no worries. Anyone that thinks you get stories from message boards are weak.

Cult Member 44

5:09 PM  
Blogger michael said...

"I don't know a lot about ITAT, but I do know that most the people who post there are probably drug dealers and perverts, and they are probably stupid too."

-Jan Terri

5:10 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I would be very excited to get the TraZy Rocker to come back home!

5:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I guess it's a nerve.

Best thing I ever did was to stop reading message boards years ago. I think you'll agree -- there's a lot of misplaced venom and falsity roaming around many boards.

I'm just glad we have this lush valhalla here ...

5:18 PM  
Blogger TB said...

Also looks like Johnny Farms from Perry Ga. is putting us back on the list. wow things are really looking good. I am trying not to get to fired up here but if we can land just a couple of the hi profile guys it would be outstanding.

5:19 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Jay check out my youtube link, great coaching examples.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I'm Gatiger2 over there (4 posts). I just defended HABOTN on that thread also. I lurked for a while and decided it was a waste.

5:20 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Why would Tray go ahead and go to CFL. Why wouldn't he see if he gets drafted first. Just making an NFL roster would pay a lot more than CFL.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I get very frustrated when I read some of the ridiculous statements made by Auburn and Alabama fans on other sites and immediately head back over here for some sanity.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

JGT...Those guys are trying to catagorize you as a "scoop" guy. I consider you similar to PM (before ESPN).....accurate and no spin. PM loves AU and subconsciously lets it show. I also think ESPN is forcing him to put out more info than he can produce with quality.

5:27 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

i have given up other boards entirely. i barely even use my rivals subscription. i doubt i renew it.

JG, i thought you were out with wifey?

5:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I can confirm that Charles' information is correct -- that Rocker has been approached by Auburn -- but I haven't had any luck getting on-the-record conformation just yet.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Scottie, I had to come back home to write a women's basketball story.

Big game tomorrow.

I'm planning to head out again in a bit.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

TF44.....this is just a speculation, but he can probably get some kind of small, but guaranteed $$ deal in the CFL. A NFL deal would probably require him to go through tryouts. Looking from the outside/in...it seems that he needs to pay some bills.

I wish him well. I'll never forget the hit/fumble he put on the Cartersville,GA FB at the 1 yd line that allowed LaGrange to win in OT.

5:33 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

ahh, sweet relief. After an afternoon of errands and yard work, I'm back with my Hottie friends. Yea!!! And of course, WARRRRRR EAGLE!!!!!!!

p.s. I love Tracy Rocker. My favorite AU defensive player ever. Total class act.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

We could argue all day about if PM loves Auburn. My contention is that he doesn't, but we'll save that one for another day.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Does anyone know the story on Onterrio McCallebb, the rb from Hargrave and committment from last year. Seems he may be enrolled at AU, but there is some confusion about if he is enrolled or not. Is he not qualified?

Also, what's the story on why Raven Gray left?

5:37 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I thought I heard Onterrio McCallebb had one more final to take and should know something Monday. Not sure about that one.

5:38 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Hoopie that makes since about Tray.
Thanks

5:39 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

does au play sc in bball tonight?

5:39 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Thanks Kathy. We need RB's big time. AS well as WR's, OL's, QB's, CB's. Well, you get the picture.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Raven Gray ... just wasn't working out. I was surprised by his attitude. He acted like he was Lawrence Taylor and should be a starter out of the gate.

His knee looked bad to me throughout two-a-days. He couldn't push off. He dropped out of school a long time ago. He's been gone a while.

I haven't seen McCalebb personally. Not sure on his status.

5:41 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

and here is another qustion. does anyone recruit coaches from the cfl? from what i read/hear it's pretty offense orineted. i know the rules/field are a bit different. just don't know...

5:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Men's basketball plays at USC tonight, yes. I am not attending.

5:42 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

"qustion"? what kind of a word is that? meant 'question"

5:45 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Thanks Jay. I knew he couldn't go early, but thought he was rehabbing the knee. Didn't know he had such a bad attitude. There goes another internet king!

Was Slaughter just a bad apple as well? He seemed to be in trouble a lot. I recall he was your pick for impact player of the year this year. Just shows talent doesn't get you there without having the right attitude, work ethic.

More and more, looking at our lack of talent in some areas, and putting 2 and 2 together, it looks like the former coaching staff was coasting.

5:47 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

I had heard the Rivals guy for the Arkansas site say on Sports Call one day he would be shocked if CGM and Tracy Rocker or Reggie Herring would coach on the same team due to conflicts they had at Arkansas.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I liked Chris Slaughter. He didn't seem like a behavioral problem to me. He did have this air about him that was similar to Raven Gray. Chris thought he should be the star.

Personally, I thought he had the talent to be a star. I'm just a sports writer, though ...

5:50 PM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

Kids ... it was an experience today, searching for an apartment in Auburn for Turbo Prop ... it was combination of one part excitement, one part sadness and eight parts jealousy.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

I'd go with the jealousy part Jet.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Jet,

Email me when you get a chance.

mr_sensible_auburn@yahoo.com

6:04 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Rivals is saying that we have "offered" Rocker! I didnt know he still had eligibility left.

6:06 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Hate to hear you do read messages boards, Jay. It kind of makes all my efforts to distribute misplaced venom and falsity kind of seem futile.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wish he did BigCat!

6:07 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Sponge, I was accused of having a "doomsday mentality", but the lack of quality recruits being brought in and STAYING on the roster is starting to show. Blackmon, R Williams and C Slaughter did little on the field, but all three had talent and were highly sought-after recruits. And all three played positions of need at the moment. Hope Chizik can stop the bleeding this year in recruiting. I don't think he can turn it around in this short of a time-frame, but hopefully he can steal a few and build momentum for the future.

6:08 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Folks, don't worry too much about the players that are leaving. I would much rather have discontent players leave rather than hang around.

6:10 PM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

Done, Sensi.

6:11 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

depressed, by choosing the nick you have and choosing to be depressed, I can't really blame someone for suggesting that.

6:11 PM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

Zteve ... I agree ...

It's not the ones that leave that kill you ... it's the ones you keep.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Steve ... I didn't say I read Auburn message boards.

You're more likely to see me trolling the Rock Band boards.

6:14 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Can anyone remember the last 5* that we had to live up to that billing? I honestly cant think of one.

6:14 PM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

That's not how Jay G trolls in here.

6:15 PM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

What was Cadillac?

6:16 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

You mean there are other types of message boards?

6:16 PM  
Blogger AdamsHouseCat said...

New poster here.

No one here would no me from, well...

In have lurked here for quite a while. I hope to be able to contribute something going forward.

I also recall my first experience with "Blazing Saddles". I didn't know any better- thought it was a western. I am sure I must have wet myself. Will somebody please go back and get a **** load of dimes?

6:16 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Ben Obomanu - 5* c/o 2002

6:17 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

I don't really care too much about stars. I will take Senderick Marks with his two stars over Leon Hart's five stars anyday.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis
for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate
from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

I will say not more.... WDE

6:18 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Welcome AdamsHouseCat

6:19 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Yea jet Caddy might have been a 5*

6:20 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Welcome HouseCat

6:20 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Hard to pick who to pull for, Tennesseee or Baltimore. I know we have one member that is a Baltimore fan, but Tennessee gets extra credit for the redneck flames on the sides of their helmets. It is really a tough call.

6:23 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Zteve, my nickname was chosen in this season of misery. I am much more optimistic about this program now than I would have been if the old coaching staff had been retained. My point was that past mistakes in recruiting have taken their toll. Others may feel otherwise.

6:23 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Zteve people say they dont care about stars but AU in general and CTT in particular get racked over the coals for not getting top recruits. I thought CTT did an excellent job of scouting and developing alot of talent that we had (WRs excluded). We know his philosopy was to scout early and recruit locally. Now we get to see if Chiz can bust the myth that you cant consistently recruit top talent at AU. He's off to a great start it looks like.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous jhag said...

nice start to this bball game

6:26 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

I thought Tuberville brought in top talent, just not top stars.

By the way, Palm is about to come out with a new phone called the "Pre". Now, I wonder what marketing dude came up with that name?

6:26 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Welcome to the posting side of HABOTN, AdamsHouseCat!

All you other lurkers (and you know who you are) this is a great time to start posting! :-)

6:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I agree with you, formerlyDepressed and I'm not depressed. You can't please all the hotties all of the time. :-)

6:33 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Lutzenkirchen is solid to Auburn now. Says he's done looking elsewhere. That's a huge score.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Congrats to the Ravens on a game well played and won.

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

I have heard Lutzenkirchen described as Trott with hands.

Hope that's true. Sounds promising nonetheless.

6:41 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

6:42 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Mr. S - It was a snot knocker!

6:42 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Monica, despite what some may think, I am not always a glass half-empty person. But anyone who takes an objective look at the AU program must see the decline. I don't call out players, but when a true freshman LB who you stole from Duke on signing day has to see meaningful playing time due to lack of depth that is a bad sign. And he played his heart out, so this is no slam om him. I just hope to see some life come back into the program. Last year there were some dead, listless crowds at J-H. I WANT us fans to have hope. Sorry for the sermon.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Glad to see that we got Lutz back.

Kinda random story, I was in Chicago last summer on vacation (kinda) and I was in Harry Caray's when I guy walks up to me and says War Eagle, and told me that that was Auburns next TE over there. He brings his son over and introduces him. Kinda strange running into a Auburn Commit when we were both half way across the country.

Ran into Eric Smith's little brother a few months ago. Sounded like he was going to end up a tiger as well.

6:44 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

jet....best thing we ever did was buy a condo after the first year in a dorm...too much money out the door to rent...so different than when I was in school

6:47 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Catching up on AU stuff...I see we are talking to Rocker?

6:47 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

War Eagle Adam's House Cat!! All tigers are welcome even Adams

6:48 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

does anyone know why SportsRadio 740 is not streaming the bb game live but is on regular radio?

6:49 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Zteve sometimes you need the right coaching to cross the bridge from talent to star.

Lutzenkirchen is a HUGE deal. Trott has the best hands of anyone in the Spring. Maybe he's just not a Fall guy.

Monica any word on how much we are offering Rocker? $400,000 seems to our salary of choice these days.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

I think there is some problem with streaming the AU Network games online - as in advertising issues or something.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm right there with ya, Depressed.

I don't see a number yet, BigCat. Just that it's a lot to entice Rocker to make a lateral move.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I would SO love to sit in on a visit with Chiz/Malzahn/Luper and hear them pitch.

6:56 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Mr. S - You switched back pretty quick sir.

6:56 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Has anyone commented on the fact that Utah is #2 in AP Poll? Think they'll make #1 in any poll?

6:59 PM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

Lutzenkirchen (noun, German in derivation) -- clutch receiver.

7:07 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

anyone watching the Panthers/Card game? Why is Daryl Johnson dressed like a used car salesman?

7:10 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

I think tracy rocker would be a good addition to the staff. I still think Glen Spencer is going to get hired even if Rocker comes. Spencer coached DB's at Duke under Ted Roof at one point. I'd be dissapointed if chizik hired Koonz to come with him even if he has a a Z in his name.

7:15 PM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

Daryl Johnston .. went to Syracuse ... need we say more?

7:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

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7:21 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Auburn is getting killed by the gamecocks.

7:26 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Denny - Good game for the redbirds today.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

AU seems to be mounting a comeback of sorts.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Just down 10.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Down by 14 again.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'd like to see us go after WR Jamal Patterson with things looking shaky with Harbaugh at Stanford.

8:01 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

I think we will get Rocker and Spencer from OSU. I look for CGM to get his own line coach. That is the most critical hire for them to get the ball rolling.

8:03 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

I know that Chiz has done a good job (bordering on great) of getting solid recruiters and coaches, but how BIG will it be for him to steal a STUD in the state from bammer

8:04 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

Monica,

I think I told you the other day about Randell being a lock for bammer. I was told today that he is coming over to stay with AJ for a few days next week.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Well, if he's meant to be a bamer he's just meant to be a bamer.

That AJ looks like he weighs 10 lbs soaking wet.

8:11 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

I know Chizik salary saved us some money but are we getting carried away on assistant coach's salaries.

8:13 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

AJ is a work in progress. You would have thought the bammer hit the lottery with him last year, remember he was a very early commit. You didn't hear much from this season because they had a very poor year at ST Paul's. He is very under weight and not very quick.

8:14 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

The salaries don't bother me. I like the fact of hiring strong assistants and hopefully it will make it tough for them to move on every year. Chiz goal should be to build stability with defections coming from moving on to head coaching jobs or corr.jobs. NOT lateral moves.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I think Chiz & Co. are doing just fine with hires.

8:20 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Tubs was trying to get assistants more money for years it seemed. I like that we are spending this kind of money on our assistants.

We have identified several positions that need to be filled like WR,OL, etc but I think we might need to add DE to that list. We currently dont have one committed for 09. With the loss of Coleman, Gray and the commit of Robinson do you think Gabe McKenzie has to move back there for good next year??

8:27 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I thought Randle had already had a scheduled visit for Alabama next weekend. Not's no surprise. I don't think he has stated a leader in interview I have seen. Hopefully he'll be able to visit Auburn that last weekend. I wouldn't want to have to play 2nd fiddle to Julio. Bama thinks he walks on water.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Tubs should have given his assistants some of his salary!

8:29 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Arizona is surprising a few people tonight.

8:31 PM  
Blogger AUant said...

One good thing about high paid assistants is we don't have to worry about anyone stealing them unless they are moving up to head coaching or coordinator positions.

On paper, as far as assistants are concerned, I don't see spot so far that we have not upgraded or at least broke even. Highly impressed with Chiz's work so far.

8:35 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Who is going to coach DB's , Roof or Willis.

8:38 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

glad to see Lutzencirchen is back in the fold. looks like Johnny Farms is coming in for an official. i didn't realize he had committed to S.Carolina then to N. Carolina. i guess we've got just as good a chance as anyone else.

i haven't read any updates about the bkb game. was it as ugly as the final score or were we competitive?

can't believe the Cardinals are stomping the Panthers. war damn Dansby and Hood!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

Bigcat,
Gabe is a senior this year coming up and Coleman is staying. Robinson has committed to UGA also.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

hope everyone had a good Saturday. Have a good day in Auburn tomorrow, Mr. Tate.

9:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

So has anyone ever figured out why Roderick Hood wasn't good enough to start for Auburn but he has been good enough to start for the Eagles and Cardinals during successful playoff runs? Anyone?

9:48 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I'm stoked about the Trazy Rocker thing. I'd still love to have Jimmy Brumbaugh back in the fold. He could be the official "heart and commitment" coach. If you gave me 11 Jimmy Brumbaughs, I could beat anybody in the league.

I wanted to name my son Brumbaugh...I got shot down.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous alan said...

I never remember Rod not starting. I know he did most of 2001 and all of 2002.

I remember his ghastly punt return vs uga in 02. It made me cry.


He just got a pick by the way.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Michael...my guess is that Hood is a late/slow starter. Ronnie Brown started slow in HS, at AU and in the NFL. Ronnie needs to understand and feel it in order to excel.

10:02 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Jonathon Davis is a recruit who was committed to South Carolina, but they withdrew their scholarship offer. Should schools be as free-wheeling in making and breaking commitments as athletes?

10:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Alan, the way I remember it, he started sporadically, but he did not start most of his senior year. He was a big deal punt returner.

So am I remembering things incorrectly? Is there somewhere online for this kind of info?

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

I'm getting confused myself now Michael. I know he started vs uf in 01. He was all over gafney that night. Tubs did like to play Horace Willis a lot in 2002 though. I'm losing my mind now.

10:10 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

Dear leader - Holy grail was what we sat around and quoted AFTER the full quotation party of Saddles.

Just gotta keep bringing things back around everyone.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

As far as Slaughter goes...I kept waiting for a Jerry McGuire-type metamorphasis. The guy did not leave it all on the field. His elbows were always firmly protecting his ribs and he would not come back to the ball. In addition, he only ran a 4.6 and never got faster.

Tray Blackmon was a 5*. Bart Edins was a 5*, Kodi Burns was a 5*.

I just looked on Scout at our #6 and #9 rated 2006 and 2007 recruiting classes. The attrition from those classes is primarily the top talent. We also put a lot of trust into highly rated "project" type guys that haven't worked out or jilted us when finally becoming eligible.

Depressed....some uninvited advice...you might want to rethink that name....wearing your emo on your sleeve like that predesposes the opinions of some folks. Try "Phormerly Depressed" :)

10:25 PM  
Blogger D. MillerTime said...

wooh... long day...

Random out of the blue question..... can anyone give me a ballpark figure on how much it would cost to replace a HVAC unit?

10:28 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

This is my vote for best quote from a newer movie. Slightly past PG 13 rating here, so you may need avert your eyes if you are sensitive.

Burger Shack Employee: Ding-dong! May I interject for a second? As a Burger Shack employee for the past three years, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that if you're craving White Castle, the burgers here just don't cut it. In fact, just thinking about those tender little White Castle burgers with those little, itty-bitty grilled onions that just explode in your mouth like flavor crystals every time you bite into one... just makes me want to burn this motherf%^&er down. Come on, Pookie, let's burn this motherf#@$er down! Come on, Pookie! Let's burn it, Pookie! Let's burn this motherf#$%er down! Let's burn it down! Let's burn it! So you guys maybe should just suck it up and go to White Castle.
Kumar: You can always get your work done in the car.
Harold: Let's do it.
Kumar: All right. Awesome. Then listen, listen - no matter what, we are not ending this night without White Castle in our stomachs. Agreed?
Harold: Agreed.
[shakes Kumar's hand then gives him pound]
Burger Shack Employee: Wise choice. You guys might have wanted to stay away from our special sauce tonight. Me and Pookie, we added a secret ingredient. I'll give you a hint. It's semen.
[bursts out laughing]
Harold: [Smirks] Semen.
Burger Shack Employee: Animal semen.
[Harold and Kumar scream and drive off as fast as possible]



Super funny movie. The Neil Patrick Harris cameo alone is worth the price of a rental if you've never seen it.

10:28 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

j-z - I've wondered about that one and Napoleon Dynamite. My kids loved 'em, but I'm wondering if I need to be with the right crowd to watch them.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

D Miller...if it is a Heat pump (one unit-heating and cooling), then it is $2000 per ton. THis is ball park, but a ton serves 500-600 sf. So an 1800 sf area would need 4 tons and cost $5k to $6k.

If it is a "split system"(outside condenser and inside heating/fan unit), then it depends on whether the heating or cooling portion is broken. Split systems cost less per ton to repair/replace. If you are not too uncomfortable--get prices from several companies, times are tuff and prices vary greatly among contractors.

10:49 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

A lot of people think Ronnie Brown was a late bloomer, or a sleeper that Auburn found. That's not really accurate. He played in Cartersville, a little town north of Atlanta, and could have gone anywhere he wanted. His final three were Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn, and he finally picked us over Tennessee. Rivals had him as a 4 star. We in Georgia watched his recruiting with great interest, similar to Cadillac's in Alabama.

10:51 PM  
Blogger D. MillerTime said...

Thanks Hoopie....
One of the houses we looked at today (the one we like the most) had the HVAC stolen shortly after house being put on market... Since we're strongly considering putting in an offer, I'm trying to figure out how much to write an allowance into an offer to replace it...

11:01 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

According to Ronnie's relatives that have worked with my wife. UT offered Ronnie a scholly to play safety. He only got the 4 star rating late his Sr. year. His Sr. year was my first year to seriously follow Cartersville. At the beginning of his Sr. season many CHS folks only expected him to get offers from mid level D1 schools.

If I remember correctly, he shared starting time at Rb his Jr year.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

D Miller...Thiefs normally only steal AC condensers(the small outside unit), rather than heat pumps. The AC condensors have the most copper per effort.

You should be able to get that replaced for $800-$1200 per ton.

11:44 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

UT definitely offered Ronnie at running back. But whatever - he was well known and widely recruited. Not a sleeper.

I have a friend who played center for the Buffalo Bills. He quit after three years because he was smallish and had lots of (primarily shoulder) injuries. A team doctor finally told him his body wasn't designed for pro ball and he should probably give it up. I think about him with Ronnie and Carnell, and especially Carnell's string of injuries. Ronnie's had injuries, but I think he's got a pro ball frame.

An interesting conversation is to listen to my friend talk about steroid use in the pro's.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous jhag said...

I'm herre staying in rick trickets kids apartment in tally

3:07 AM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

tell rick trickett we need an OL coach

4:07 AM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

Barkley ...

This leave of absence doesn't cover HABOTN, does it?

I would hope not.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Morning, HOTTIES.

I'm headed over to Auburn shortly and will be talking with official visitors on their way out of town.

I should have a report up around 11 a.m.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Good morning Jay G. Bring us some good news! We live vicariously through your AU updates.

7:30 AM  
Blogger JetZilla said...

Go tell us what is the Catch of the Day!

7:59 AM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

mornin' JG. have fun chattin' up the recuits. uhh...i thought you didn't do recruiting????

8:10 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Good morning Jay GT, Kathy, Jet, Scottie B and any lurking Hotties.

Jay GT, thanks so much for keeping us in the loop.

8:44 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

I'm disgusted with AU men FT pct. Are they going to break the NCAA season record for poorest team FT pct?

8:57 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We've been a horrible FT shooting team since Lebo came to Auburn.

You'd think a guy who learned under Dean Smith would have a clue about fundamentals.

9:01 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

TarHeel,

You mean 6 of 14 free throw shooting isn't good?

What about if you add in 6 of 21 from the three point line?

9:20 AM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

Does anyone have an idea on how many more commits we could take? Rivals has us at 20, but i figure with freeman and fairly enrolling early they could count towards last years.

10:14 AM  
Blogger D. MillerTime said...

The men's BB team may have won a few more games this year, but I think it's due to having fewer injuries to key players than it from great coaching. I have yet to see a hint of this team being well coached. Too many sloppy turnovers and turrible FT shooting. I just fail to see the progress. At this point, 5 years into the Lebo experiment, I don't think we should be begging for a little progress. We should have seen it by now.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread up.

10:36 AM  

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