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1.05.2009

Trooper Taylor a Tiger?

1/5/09, NOONISH

Hey everyone. It looks as though Trooper Taylor, the popular Oklahoma State assistant, has agreed to terms with Auburn coach Gene Chizik. I don't have an official confirmation just yet -- official sources haven't confirmed anything -- but here is a story from the (Oklahoma City) Oklahoman about the situation.

UPDATE: Auburn's jet that was stationed in Stillwater, Okla., has returned without Taylor ... or anyone of significance.

I'll have more as this develops during the next few hours.

299 Comments:

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Blogger jhag said...

uno

12:17 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

dos equis?

12:18 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM Beer.

12:18 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

3 car

12:18 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

crap

12:18 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

I hate it when I have one of the last posts on a thread, particularly if I put on my cogent hat to write it, which is a rarity.

12:20 PM  
Blogger michael said...

ate

12:20 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

cinco de mayo?

12:20 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

jhag

-Randle already has a relationship with Trooper
-Randle is scheduled to visit OKState this Friday
-Randle is from Louisiana

Just sayin

12:21 PM  
Blogger michael said...

cinco de lato

12:21 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

atleast yall remember your passwords so you dont have to go trhough the process of creating a new one everytime you want to post something =(

12:21 PM  
Blogger jaywall14 said...

Is it just me or are we putting together a pretty swole-up coaching staff. I wouldn't mess with any of these guys! LOL!

12:21 PM  
Blogger michael said...

So what exactly is the argument going on here with the BC situation? Do the people opposed think BC is wrong, stupid, or illegal for what they are doing? Because I think I would say they might be stupid, but I wouldn't say it is wrong or anything like that. Not letting him interview is an interesting move that seems to be within their rights, and it is probably a pretty good move from where they are standing. They will never hire someone away from a big program, so it's not like they would ever make a splashy hire anyway. They will always have to hire someone under the radar. A coach at a D-1AA school would still take the job because it is a step up, even if the school doesn't let them interview at other jobs.

I don't know enough about the situation, so it may totally backfire. I don't think this strategy would work at top tier programs. But I also don't think BC is wrong. It is a business, they made a business decision, big deal.

12:22 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

zz trooper?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

did the BC thing really follow us to the new thread?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

As the self-appointed arbiter of things good and evil, I hereby declare further discussion of the Boston College situation as EVIL.

Please return to celebration of TrooperDay! Thank you.

12:24 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

ok Guys R Garner is staying at Georgia:

"Rodney Garner is staying at Georgia"

12:24 PM  
Blogger michael said...

When asked about if the departure of all his assistants hurt his feelings, Mike Gundy replied, "I'm a man! I'm 41! I can take it! Come after me! Leave for all I care! The school they left for is garbage, and the AD who allowed them to be hired is garbage! Makes me sick!"

12:24 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Ok for the love of Jet n Mon and all things Holy.... please let the BC thing go....

WHO CARES!!!!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Auburn is giving Chizik tons of financial resources to assemble this staff.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Take the BC stuff to the HBCBOTN, please.

Thanks.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

Nahhhh there's no BC thing here

12:25 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Breaking News: Ole Miss is going to be scary next year.

12:25 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Well now we know what JJ meant when he said money was no object.

12:26 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Jay G.
Waht do you hear as being Trooper Z's salary?

12:26 PM  
Blogger michael said...

The BC situation is organic, and though evil, it is important to the fabric of our being as college sports fans, so it will follow us wherever we may go, like it or not. Embrace the evil and discuss! It's the offseason, after all.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

MObileZ, while I am disappointed, I am not devastated.

Rodney gets some extra coin, and that's good for him. I think we are meeting are recruiting needs on the staff, and I think we can find another solid recruiter/x-o guy.

12:26 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

i dont care about this BC mess

12:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I haven't even confirmed (on the record) that Taylor has been hired.

Salary ... is down the list a bit.

12:27 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Seeing how much it has annoyed everyone, I think I will try and bring up the BC situation as much as possible from here on out.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Welcome Super Duper Luper Trooper (unofficially)

Can ya dig it?

12:28 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

OK ... here's what I said on the other thread because it dovetails with Michael's lastest epistle ...

---

OK, Mike Gundy is a man.

He's 41, which makes him middle-aged. Stress monster.

He's lost two offensive assistant coaches. He's lost his DC to another school, and he's fired a staff member.

What could make his day worse?

What is Auburn hired his offensive line coach Joe Wickline, who has spent half of his quarter century career in the SEC and was at Florida about the same time as ... Chizzle.

That would be too funny. Is it a possibility? I don't know. But it's a consideration.

Now, let's find us a DC.

12:28 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Jet,
I totally agree, btw doesn't Rodney Garner Picture look like Chris from Inverness?

12:28 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

I like that we are taking our frustrations of Texas out on Oklahoma State.

12:30 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Mon,
I love it.... i say we enter the smoke into JHS to the theme music of Shaft next year!!!

I can dig it baby!!!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

great minds, Mobile! ;-)

12:31 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

I'm down with the smoke and shaft as long as there is no interlocking arms.

12:31 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Damn straight Eddie,
if we can't get to Texas by god we will get the somebody in the Big 12.....
Mike Gundy did say "Come at me I'm a man I'm 41"

Hahahahaaha so hell we did!!!!!!

12:33 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

nacho bel grande

12:33 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

I'm a Man I'm no 40!!!!

12:34 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Eddie,
They will wear Leather Long Coat Warm-ups!!!!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

oh my gosh I would so love some taco bell - it's soooooooooooo bad for you

12:35 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

i eat taco bell once a year, and then it reminds me to never eat it again. until i get the craving next year. the cycle continues

12:36 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Eddie, interlocking arms is so 2004.

How about we sacrfice the first kicker who misses one in warmups and carry his body on a stick as the team runs out of the tunnel onto the field?

Granted, we can't do this every game.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Next year's theme...

All Auburn, ALL Oakley Blades and backwards hats and shaved heads and sweet 70's funk music.

I know it's kind of long and not very catchy, but I think it might just work!

12:38 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The only reason I mentioned the BC thing was because people were comparing it to real world jobs, and there is no comparison unless you are the rare person in the real world who actually has to sign a contract which is in essence an agreement between employer and employee that isn't worth anything in the sports world...in the real world it's much harder to break them.

12:39 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Jet, there are a lot of decent kickers on the intramural fields from what I hear. We just might be able to pull that ritual off for every game.

And Chizik could scream at us, "Are you not entertained!?"

12:39 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

As for the BC situation, I say we agree that it is a dang fine headache powder and move on.

As for Rodney Garner, I think the Chiz should show him a $600K check and ask if he has his full attention.

12:40 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i shaved my head for last football season and we all know how that turned out. maybe if everybody did it, though....maybe that would help.

12:40 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So at the very least with these hirings, perhaps we can get consistent special teams and WR's who can get open and catch a ball in 2009.

12:40 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Will,
How about this:
All Auburn, All Bald, All Oakley and All Funky, All The Time

12:41 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

scott, after the results of this last season, shaving our butts might have been more useful, or at least considerate.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

PM reporting Chizik has interest in Wickline ... "Operation I'm A Man, Yes I Am, And I Can't Help But Love You So" continues.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I would have loved to see Scottie's shaved head and No, I won't be shaving my crowning glory.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

nice nooner.

welcome trooper.

(unofficially)

12:45 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

See if we can get Mike Gundy as Co-Offensive coordinator.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

nooner?

12:46 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

ztevefc,
I really don't want to see some shaved butts!!!!

Hell No!!! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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

my wife hated it. thus, i have the messy up-do going on now. whatever makes her happy. i don't have to look at it.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

Mobilz...add some smoke and no locking arms out of the tunnel and I'm in!

12:47 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

OK PF,
Weeeeeeeeeeeee really don't need to know everything.... nooner

That was tooooooooooooooooo much information to share!!!

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PeterF,I think you got Monica's attention!

12:48 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Now, we really need some good croot'n (Bama Accent) news. This was a decent class until the coaching circle jerk chopped the head off of it. We need to top notch recruits to round out the class, and I wouldn't mind a bit if they turned out to be linemen.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

If this is a nice nooner, you're getting too old.

12:48 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

AUnMobilz, sorry, but since we already bent over and grabbed our ankles, I figured we might as well be considerate.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

What about the entrance to Purple Haze and Smoke?

12:50 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

I'm still thinking about the impaled kicker with Ride of the Valkyries blaring in the background.

Then let the band crank up War Eagle.

12:52 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

It looks like Trooper is a done deal and Wickline is a possibility. Sorry OSU, but I am enjoying this.

12:53 PM  
Blogger scottie bZZZZ in tennessee said...

i can envision the smoke/hendrix combo already eddie. i'd be down.

12:53 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Is this known as the all Auburn all OSU program? I thought we were expecting a staff full of Auburn folks.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good lord I am playing catch up....

ESPN predicitons by Schlabach is because he is a GA Bulldog.

The staff is shaping up very nicely, do you think Barkley is rolling over in his jail cell?

12:57 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

One more thing ...

"Livin' on a Prayer" has gotta go.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OSU's website doesn't even show Trooper Taylor as part of their coaching staff:

http://www.okstate.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=200&KEY=&SPID=143&SPSID=1419

12:57 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

AU1N04 ...

Only if his cellmate makes him.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet - He might have been made a couple of times already.

12:59 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If it's Hendrix, I'll suggest "Voodoo Child" as the intro rather than "Purple Haze".

12:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

sacraficial kicker? no wonder Auburn's getting a dedicated special teams coach.

12:59 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Not that I am superstitious, but.......

Alabama has not won a game since I received my Orange and Blue HABOTN t-shirt.

I may have to give it to an Auburn fan or sacrifice it to appease the football gods before next season.

:-)

1:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

I'll only let go of Bon Jovi if its replaced by Hendrix AND Journey.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just cause I can >>>>>>>

1:02 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

FSJ,

Keep it till the UA/VT game. If they lose, you can send it to me.

You may even want to keep it even longer to make sure that this is a solid theory.

1:02 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

if the shirt is the problem FSJ i'm ordering 87,000 for the 2009 iron bowl and passing them out at the gates. let me know. :)

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see Petey Smith play lastnight?

1:04 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Peter F, congrats on the nooner! Always reminds me of the Starland Vocal Band - "Sky rockets in flight... afternoon delight"

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AU1N04...I watch Schlabach on CSS "Talkin' Football". He vacillates from uncanny insight to unconscious declarations without much in between.

1:05 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

scottie...

I'm just glad that sucker didn't arrive before the Iron Bowl....

:-)

1:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

the drive through the 'glades has been nice today. 76 degrees, sunny, and tons of alligators and birds to look at. I thank the new Auburn coaching staff for my good fortune.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

PF ... I'm willing to make a deal right now on that.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zhoop - That's funny!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Oh, PF ... congrats on the nooner.

I'm a man. I'm 45. We don't have nooners.

1:07 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Journey???

1:07 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

i saw Petey make one play last nite and they mentioned he was down to bama and auburn. that's about all i saw. he looked pretty stout physically.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So no one saw Petey Smith? Lay a huge hit?

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thx Scottie B - He had a few good plays. One diving deflection of a pass and one huge hit.

He is a lot stockier than I thought but fast.

1:10 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

i was back and forth. i was trying to catch up on that 24 2-hour special. i'm giving 24 a try.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

We have a new family tradition. During the Ok St bowl game, every time there was a shot of Gundy the whole room shouted, "I'm a man, I'm 41!".
This could rival "Hi Bob" (Newhart) as a new drinking game.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is da plane? Just cause there is nothing going on this very second.

1:12 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I'm down with the Kicker on a Stick/Wagner idea, but Journey makes my ears bleed. We need angry, pent up fury type of music.

Might I suggest a little Rage Against the Machine?

Killing in the name of...

I'm digging this whole hyperlink thing.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice coaching hires so far. So...how much of this success should be attributed to: 1. Desire to coach for Chizik?......2. The chance to coach at AU?......or 3. The big $$$ we're paying?

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely missed 24 and have just realized that. UGH!! Was it good?

1:18 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

100

Do we have any idea what position Trooper is going to fill.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zhoopie - I think it is a combo platter. Chizik has worked with some prior, who wouldn't want to be the one to take AU to the next level, and money was no object.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Zhoopie ... when the hottest chick in school goes to prom with you ... dont' worry why.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

bill romanowski used to listen to Tiny Dancer to get himself ready for the game ( I have a link to the interview at home, I think. will post when I get out of the car), and he was one of the most fierce players ever. I don't think "angry" music is necessary.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AU104...I agree on the combo platter. I was just looking for opinions on the % of fried, broiled or boiled.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Broiled is the only way to have a Crabcake!

1:26 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Wakeriderof87, I assume Troop will coach wide receivers and possibly have an additional title, such a recruiting coordinator or assistant head coach.

This is a major hire the really excites me. In my opinion this is a major upgrade in terms of coaching in comparison with Greg Knox. Receivers have been an issue at Auburn for a long time, including the 2003 season.

1:27 PM  
Blogger scottie bizzle for chizzle said...

AU1, it was my first exposure to 24. not bad. i'll be back for more. at least until Prison Break starts back.

1:28 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Think the band could learn this one? Much better than Living on a Prayer.

Shut'em Down

This would be perfect theme music for a classic Chizik defense.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet, that another clever analogy that I don't buy. When did AU become the hottest chick in school? and if so, why? Was it the AU aura? CGC?, or $$$.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

My hemorrhoid is an upgrade to knox's coaching ability..

1:31 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

PFZ,

Unfortunately (or fortunately), Our players can't take half the drugs that Romo took (allegedly) to get them in game mode.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Wakerider - co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach per Bryan Matthews

1:33 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

Hoopz, I think Auburn is the one going to prom with the pretty girls in that story.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Uh, Zhoop ... AU ain't the hot chick ... the staff hires are.

They're coming to us ... I don't care why.

1:34 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Now that we have an offensive staff, I would like to request we remove the bubble screen to nowhere from the playbook.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

Aubie, is that the sham-wow guy in your avatar?

1:36 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Zteve ... here's a pin ... pop that bubble for us.

1:36 PM  
Blogger jhz said...

It is a little strange that we're getting half a staff from one school, albeit one that apparently has some chemistry (and some success).

1:37 PM  
Blogger TB said...

What about an O line coach. any ideas?

1:37 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

Zhoopie, it's all about the power, the money, the glory, and the funk.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Aubie - Please remind me to show you a picture sometime. I think you'll get a kick out of it.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jhz - It's because they are men, and they are 40!

1:38 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Bill Romanowski was jucied up on horse steroids and was injecting urine from other animals into his blood stream because he felt it gave him a competitive edge...listening to Tiny Dancer to pump himself up before a game is among the most normal thing he has ever done.

1:39 PM  
Blogger ZteveFC (Live to Punt) said...

Wickline from OSU is apparently a candidate for the OL coach.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Mister Tommy! ha nice avataration

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And 40 backwards is '04 AU's last undefeated season.

It is all one big AU1N04 plan!!

1:39 PM  
Blogger The Old Left-Hander said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Just a question, are we sure that when Auburn announced the Iowa State coach, they didn't really mean Oklahoma State. This seems to be more likely, it appears he is bringing his Offensive staff with him.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

TommyD ... that's impressive.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

jhz...we save big dollas on moving expenses by moving half the staff from Okie St all at once.

1:44 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Romo had to listen to Tiny Dancer to calm him down enough to get from the locker room to the field without killing someone with a tire iron.

Just a theory... I could be wrong.

Is the Wickline thing for real, or just a rumor started by Jet? I'm not sure I want that many guys from one staff coming in. That might make for a little too much chemistry a la the BBQ Crew.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh PF...I know our national reputation has been affected by our PTB rumors, but I'm not ready to adopt a low self esteem over it. Our PTB problems coupled with a dirth of proven available coaches may have prevented a blue-blood HC hire, but we're not pocket-protector nerds either.

I was just wondering what folks thought the % were for the various reasons.

1:47 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

Hey baby it's the new bad m%^#%#$% Midwest look of the Auburn Tigers.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

Hoopz, I didn't say it, just explained it.

1:52 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

I bet Gus has input on the O-line coach. I feel he has someone in mind

1:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

After the job Chiz has done so far on hiring, I'm feeling pretty good about what he can do with the remaining positions.

1:57 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Mon,
I'm with you... he has been methodical with his hires, not rushed and plus he got the cheez to make it work!!!

The Power the Z!!!! $$$$$

2:02 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Hey Mon, know anything about these folks? I was checking some things out on recruiting and these looked interesting to me.

Jason Pierre-Paul
Kendall Kelly
Olivier Vernon
Jawanza Sterling

Also, I noticed we have not offered that Reid kid who played like a rockstar in the All Star game yet. What gives there, are grades or behavior an issue?

2:03 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

It would not surprise me if he is a little more vanilla on the coaching hires on the defensive side of the ball. I think he feels he can recruit defensive ballplayers but wanted to bolster the offensive players we have typically not been able to get.

2:04 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Will,
on the Reid kid he was a Florida lock until a few days ago when CTT spoke to the kids in Florida at the all-star game he opened back up his recruitment.... and added Auburn to his list....

2:05 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Oh, and plane landed w/ no Troop on board? Is he using his own personal powers of flight to get here?

2:11 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

Good point Cowboy and wouldn't surprise me about vanilla so that hiz Defensive skills shine through as well.

2:14 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Trooper has to hitchhike. They used up all remaining funds to sign him.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Trooper wasn't on the plane because he parachuted into Gadsden.

(that's a total, shameless gank from Rivals..hee hee)

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PF..you are right. Thanks for the explanation.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Cotton said...

Three things...
1-Please no more Livin' on a prayer.
2-If Journey is played before every game, Auburn will go undefeated.
3- Why's everyone downing the interlocked arms?

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why's everyone downing the interlocked arms?"

Here is my take. That's a Tubs/Chette thing and it's a little played out, imho.

Just walk on to the field, once in the endzone, run to the sidelines. No jumping, chest bumping, bee stings.

Classy and confident.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I would like to add that having a coach designated to Special Teams is a great idea.

2:39 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I am indifferent to the interlocking arms. Do it, don't do it, whatever. I have mixed feeling on the "Living on a Prayer" issue. You see, I was still a student there when the tradition began, and it was a lot of fun to sing it and such. But now when I go and hear the student section singing it, even into the playing action (something I never recalled doing), it bothers me a lot.

So, yeah, I'd like to see it go, but the student section is the loudest and most passionate section in the stadium, so if they want to do it, oh well, there are worse things.

What do you guys think of the BC situation?

2:42 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Amen Mr. Sensi. Act like you've been there before and you're there to handle business. Journey is just too vanilla. We need a little AC DC Thunderstruck or something with a little fury behind it. I'm having an artist friend of mine sketch out a rendering of the Kicker on a Stick idea. Walk out behind that with Flight of the Valkyries playing and opposing teams would soil themselves.

2:43 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

TROOP A LUPE!

I hope he can bring reuben randle. AUsome hire, this is what our recruiting needed.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

"Why's everyone downing the interlocked arms?"

That was the whole "we love Tubbs" thing after jetgate. Thought that was fine for the rest of "that" year but when the entrance to JHS kept being about "Tubbs" instead of being stoked about the game...well that was a little annoying.

2:47 PM  
Blogger michael said...

As far as pregame rituals go, the "Auburn Will Rise" pregame video is probably the reason we went undefeated in '04. I remember when they added the Courtney Taylor catch to it after the LSU game that year. The stadium went as nuts for that video as they did for the actual play.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Z,

How about this? HARD ROCK

Or for the lighter mood? Cheesy version

2:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Y'all are old and thank Gawd you're not in charge of picking the music.

Living on a prayer is a song of desperation. It's tired.

Teens/20 something's pumped up for a football game "walking" on to the field? That's like faining indifference, that's not "classy".

2:50 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

j-z ... Jet does not start rumors. He expounds on them, and occasionally expands them.

2:51 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

how bout alan jackson's way down yonder on the chatahootchee

2:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

(monica is ignoring jet's last comment)

How about THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC?

2:54 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Mon,
You are soooooo correct thats why we need to enter JHS on something like this:

Green Light

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This more your speed Monica?

2:56 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Ok, if we can't agree on the music, can we just agree on the impaled kicker?

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can do hip music. Check This

2:57 PM  
Blogger Cotton said...

Is everybody assuming Trooper is a done deal? I didn't see it on the blog whether or not its for sure, but other people are saying done deal.

2:57 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Sensi just rickrolled HABOTN. Nice.

Jet, I think everyone agrees we should impale the kicker. The question is to what music will we do this?

2:59 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

Amen Mon. All new Coachez, all new attitudez, lots of new playerz so why not all new kick azz music and some thunder and lightning from the tunnel?

2:59 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Monica ... Does Jet not get credit for proper word usage?

2:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Rick Astley makes his second career HABOTN appearance.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

Oh, snap. HABOTN just got rickroll'd

3:00 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Yes Peter F, that is the Sham Wow guy. I love those things! Greatest invention ever... next to Tater Mits.
I love the Livin on a Prayer thing. Mainly because it sounds cool from my seat in Section 3 when the students sing.
Secondly, I say we lose the Eye of the Tiger song. Ever since they used it in a commercial, all I can think of is "Stan!..Stan, Stan, Stan. Stan, Stan, Stan. Staaaaaan!"

3:01 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I am pretty sure I rickrolled HABOTN at some point.... are you referring to mine or have there been 3 rickrolls?

3:01 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

Barkley, I'm not sure hoochee music is appropriate at JHS

3:02 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Jan Terri should write us an "Impale the Kicker" song.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenzchmidt (50%) said...

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3:03 PM  
Blogger Roman said...

From the previous thread...

scottatl: And Roman...All scholarships are one year deal so if they want to leave for another school who wants them they are free to do so."

Ah...no. Athletes in NCAA football (at least in Division 1A FBS) must sit out a year when transferring and are subject to having their choice of schools restricted (at least if they want to play football on scholarship) by their old school. See Marve, Robert.

Next!

3:04 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Jet,
You just want something on a stick at the entrance into JHS to put the FEAR of GOD into our Visitors!!!

3:04 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Sensi...love where you're going with Down with the Sickness.

Mon, all I know is that when I was in HS, my coach would have benched us for half the showboating crap that goes on now. We ran through the banner played the game and handled our business. Theatrics aren't necessary.

Don't mean to sound like I'm jumping on you, but I think kids would be a lot better off if this went from being about "me" to being about "us". It dovetails into what I was talking about last night or this morning with the signing day circus.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Just for the record: I still can't get concrete confirmation that Trooper is/will be an Auburn assistant.

I have received conflicting information.

3:05 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Ok Guys we have a new name for CGC:

"Chiz the Impaler"

3:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Michael ... I don't remember your rickroll. Apologies if that did occur.

3:07 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

Kicking Butts and Taking HEADS!!!!

3:07 PM  
Blogger michael said...

It probably didn't happen, Jay. I probably thought one day, "I should rickroll HABOTN" and then didn't do it. But hey, I know I thought it one time!

I think we could get Jan Terri to do a version of Get Down Goblin for AU... Get Down Chizik! That would fire everyone up.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Trooper was not on the plane that arrived from Stillwater a few hours ago.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I soooo love Get Down Goblin.

3:10 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

"eye of the tiger" is REALLY old. I suggest "born to run". I know it's older, but it is better--and apropos.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

Ok ... We play the song "Kicker on a Stick." Four plays selected by the team carry the sacrifice to midfield and slam the stick into the turf, at which time Spirit or Nova begins their flight, ripping the corpse of the kicker of the stick dropping his body in front of the visitor's tunnel. Message: if they'll do this to one of their own, what will they do to us.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

JGT, should we be concerned that Trooper was not on the plane?

3:12 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

is there a dc out there who is named Vlad?

3:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Not sure what to make of that development, Just Win.

I don't think it's a huge deal in an of itself, but I find it odd that there has been no official comment ...

3:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I don't feel like you're jumping on me. I'm saying to WALK into the game is goofy. Just run in jacked up like normal kinda like back in the 60's when you were in high school. Nothing more, nothing less.

3:16 PM  
Blogger miztertommyd said...

No Scott, but there is one named Dick Bumpas

3:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

NONE of you are allowed to pick the music. Move along.

Monica gives jet 100 credits for proper usage of expound/expand.

oy vey - poor Mrs. Jet

3:18 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

lol, tommyd. great avatar, btw.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

Mon, didn't they wear leather helmets in HS in the 60's? That might explain a lot.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

HA Mike ;-)

3:20 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big Ball of Hate) said...

scott in tuscon,
Sorry only one i know is Divok!

3:21 PM  
Blogger The ZeanZ said...

It's going to be disappointing if this Trooper news turns out to be a dead end.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Jet Never GiveZ Up said...

I have the song ... I am sitting in the lobby @ the dr. office. Cell phone rings behind me. The ring tune is "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult. Old-school power rock with a funky vibe.

3:23 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

mobilz, our basketball team could use him.

3:23 PM  
Blogger The ZeanZ said...

200, turn the page!

3:23 PM  
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