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2.12.2009

Reaction from Chizik's pre-game speech

Hey everyone. As we discussed in an earlier thread, football coach Gene Chizik provided a pre-game pep talk to the Auburn women's basketball team Thursday.

The team beat Kentucky, 81-69.

Here is what the Tigers had to say about Chizik's chat:

PG WHITNEY BODDIE
"That was so cool when he came in. He gave us a really good speech and I don’t if he practiced that before he gave it, but it was really good. I was fired up. That might have had something to do with that first half, but man, that was good stuff. He was just talking about how you can’t look past anyone. You have to take it one game at a time and he was talking about the triple a’s: anyone, anywhere, anytime."

COACH NELL FORTNER

"He was so gracious to do that and I appreciate it so much. Our team and me personally and our staff, we go to every home football game. We love football and we are at all of the Tiger Walks. We know the football players. We love that part of Auburn. I knew the kids would get very excited to have him in the locker room and it was just a typical coach speech. We all say about the same thing, but it was really nice to hear some things come out of his mouth that they hear come out of our mouth all the time and he’s got a lot of fire in him. I just really appreciate him doing that; I know the team really enjoyed it. It was good."

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

Questions? Comments? Post directly to the blog below or email me at jgtate@gannett.com.

364 Comments:

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Blogger WarEagleMac said...

ONE! FIRST TIME EVER!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I figured this would be a wide-open uno.

Nobody here tonight!

9:03 PM  
Blogger WarEagleMac said...

Glad to see I could sneak in... I've been hovering for a while... nice to have an uno on record...

9:04 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Nice coverage of the game Jay G... 'preciate it mucho mucho.

I wonder if Tubby ever showed support for the other sports by stumping for the other coaches like that? I think it was a very nice gesture on CGC part. The other sports/coaches/players support the football team, it is nice to see our football coaches doing the same in return.

9:08 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

ehyou,
I saw in the prevous thread you said you were in Macon.... Macon, GA? or Macon Co?

9:09 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Congrats WEM! and welcome!

Jay GT- I'm fired up now and I didn't even hear the speech. Where's a bammer when you need to smack someone in the mouth?

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job Chiz. Build the family.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I am really impressed with CGC and his efforts to get out and be part of what is going on at Auburn. You know, when I was U of L, I would attend women's volleyball and other sports when my schedule permitted. I think a coach should support other programs as much as possible. That is what collegiate athletics are all about.

I am very impressed with what Jay G calls the Fighting Fortners. This team as all the things necessary to make a good run in the post season. They have good guard play, they are unselfish, they hustle, and they get out on transition very well. Transition basketball can make up for a bad shooting night. From what I have seen of their half court game, they adjust well to changing defenses without the coaches having to do much. To me, that is what coaching is all about. When you have coached your players up, they know how to react during the course of the game. Unlike football, basketball is too fast moving to rely on coaches to make all of the adjustments.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I was out for a while at the grocery store restocking on ice cream and diet coke (both on sale!). I'm ready to take this thing to 200 solo (a la Michael) if I have to.

War Eagle, Hotties!

9:13 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Positive move for everyone. Like it or not, the head football coach is the face of the atletic program at AU and it's nice to see him get out and support the other sports teams. Nice job, coach.

9:14 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

That's the spirit THT!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Please don't take this to 200 solo.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Jim Rome said...

Love to hear about CGC being a part of the WHOLE Auburn family.

Very nice.

Good stuff today Jay G

9:18 PM  
Blogger WarEagleMac said...

Not to pile on the old regime, but did Tubbs ever give pep talks to his OWN team, let alone another Auburn athletic program?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Anyone know why the peculiar 4 CST start for Saturday AU vs MSU men's game?
i.e. will it be on my tv?

9:20 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Jay GT- the thought did cross my mind, but then I realized that's about the only thought that would cross my mind. I just don't have Michael's creativity. And I didn't want to get the banhammer for posting..
167
168
169
170
171
well, you get the picture

9:22 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Headline on Tuscaloosa News article- "Saban urges students to value integrity." Where is Jet?

9:22 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

wow, 2 posts in a row. Maybe I am well on my way ;-)

9:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jay G, were you playing on Facebook during the game?

9:23 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Dr. HABOTN,

I am here with you.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Depressed,
that's even funnier than if one of those Merrill Lynch honchos had uttered it to the shareholders

9:25 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

To take it to 200 solo... you would really have to believe it wasn't a solo act. In other words, multiple personalities would have to come into play.

no it wouldn't


yes it would, hush!


don't you tell me to hush... you hush...

9:26 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Saban was giving the old Dow Scrubbing Bubbles speech.

"I want you to value integrity, so I don't have tooooooo."

9:27 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

depressed... that's about the equivalent of a democrat saying we need to be fiscally responsible.... lol

9:27 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

PiW Jet, my Liege, your SGiW is here to ensure the healthiness of all hotties. Have you had your bowl of ice cream yet tonight? I had mine with a big slice of apple pie/crisp...something appley with a yummy crust

9:28 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Dr. H ...

I have not ... I seared cow on the grill for TurboProp and the Stewardess, and I ate a little more than I should have, so I am practicing self-denial. For some reason.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denny...I'm 6'-3" and didn't play Hoops. Your contrast of BBall vs FB game coaching was insightful. Good to see you back.

THT...I'm worried about your HDL levels. Ice cream is good, but don't hurt yourself.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Let's throw some more wood on D.Miller...he's on fire!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Hoopie,
You are very kind. I truly appreciate your concern. My HDL are fine. Don't worry, this ice cream fad will pass when/if the lbs creep on. If I hit 185 I cut out the sweets for a while (sure beats exercising).

9:32 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

185? you need a greasy burger

9:32 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Breyer's was on sale 2for1 and so was Ben&Jerry's. Mrs THT says I can't be trusted at the grocery store.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Denny ...

As a Hall of Famer, do you find that the girls are more coachable than the boys?

9:33 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

unless you're saban's height

9:33 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I've requested greasy cheeseburgers with chili and slaw for dinner tomorrow night. Been cravin' one all week.

So any idea why a 4 pm start time Saturday? That seems like a peculiar time.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I'm not much taller than Saban, and I'd take 185 right now.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

DR. H ...

I think that's the Fox Sports South (or whatever it's called) TV slot.

9:36 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

185 and I could hide behind a q-tip...

9:37 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I've always thought Saban should coach womens gymnastics. That way he could look 'em in the eye while cussing 'em out.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I was barely 6' (counting the hair) many years ago. Loss of hair and dried up discs have probably shrunk me to 5'11.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

he'd be looking them in the toes if they were on the beam.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

If Fox Sports, that's my channel 50. The games I don't get are the Comcast Sportsouth because TWC is too stinking lousy to carry a competitors network

9:40 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I was about 140 when I got married, nothing but skin and bones. Mrs THT has done a good job of fattening me up.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Ok, that's it. I'm going to take a 30 minute break to give someone else a chance to talk.

9:43 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I was 185-195 in college and looked like i was on drugs...

9:43 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Illinois playing Northwestern on ESPN2 ... Illinois looks like Auburn ... 1 for 11 from the FT line.

9:45 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Dr Habotn, you can type faster than I can think. Not much of a compliment I know.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

ok, y'all said enough... at least for me to break my vow of silence.
9th grade typing helped even though there was almost a 25 yr gap between that course and a computer.

my Saturday 5 EST basketball offering: Rice at Texas. Please.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THT....is there caffene in that ice cream?

9:51 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

a smidgen in the diet coke, probably a smidgen in the chocolate syrup (which went on the ice cream, not in the coke...hmmm there's a thought)

9:53 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

no caffeine in the ice cream or the syrup. oops, it was a caffeine free diet coke.

must have been the Tara Gum in the ice cream.
or the sugar.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

Fox Sports South has MSU/Auburn 4pm Saturday

9:56 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I think he may have crushed up some speed to put on his ice cream

9:58 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Thanks Paladin. I don't get Fox SS or the Comcast channel, whatever it's called :(

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 posts in 6 min = old fashioned sugar buzz. Kinda like my daughter after 3 donuts.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I asked Michael if one of his puppet's would share its meth with me but he said he burned all his puppets.

I'm thinking that's just a cover for the meth lab explosion.

9:59 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Reading about that pre-game speech makes me ready for football season.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Donuts? Yum.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Governor- you don't know how very close I came to bringing home the Krispy-Kremes with the ice cream. I lusted after the stale ones but was too guilt-laden to go to the other end of the store for the fresh ones.
There's donuts, and then there's Krispy-Kreme.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

Do you consider Dunkin Donuts donuts?

10:04 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Illinois takes first lead in game with 2.9 seconds to go win 60-59.

Northwestern, which has never been to NCAA tournament, chokes its guts out. Illinois goes on a 17-2 run to end the game.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Paladin - I'm a snob. I only eat Krispy Kreme. Unlike Mrs THT and most folks, I actually don't like them warm/hot right off the rack.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

I have know problem with Krispy Kreme's that have been sitting in the box for a few hours.

FTR, I do not like Dunkin Donuts

10:09 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

I cannot type on a laptop and multi-task. Trying to follow the blog and listen to Mark Levin podcast. Also, UCLA/ASU is a good game.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inlaws live in Hatttiesburg, Ms, which is a 6 hr drive from No. Ga. We exit the interstate in H-burg at 10 pm and the "Hot-Now" sign is flashing. 4 donuts and 1-1/2hour later my daughter quit jabberin'.

10:12 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I actually prefer the non-hot KK's. The hot ones make the glaze stick to the box when cooling. Of course, if you eat the whole box that is a non-issue.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Hotties Loving Krispy Kreme! Sounds like a FB group.

or not.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I'll never eat another donut if KK goes belly up.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Of course I'll go belly up if I eat too many.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

Saw on Fox Business Channel, yesterday, that KK was in Power 5 to fail. think in was on the David Asman show at 6 pm ct

10:25 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

That Flashing HOT sign at KK is like a frickin magnet... It's like the sirens in the Odyssey... I have to avert my eyes to keep from getting drawn in....


right now, I'm having a homer simspon moment.... donuts... hot donuts...

10:27 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Our nearest KK is about 30 miles away. They say the ones at Harris Teeter are fresh, but ya just don't know. That's the only thing that keeps me from eating them regularly.

10:29 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

If KK goes under, there will be no more donuts. All other donuts are imposter donuts. Except to yankees, who also prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate. I bet Saban eats Dunkin Donuts.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

16 days, 29 minutes to pay for your season tickets.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

My 12 y/o son wants to see a college bb game, would it the worth the ride from where I live (Dark Side) to see the MSU game. My wife wants me to take him to the AU/ala game, but I don't want to give any money to the bammer athletic program.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I don't care for the glaze KK uses. I much prefer the doughnuts from the local deli to the machine at KK.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 saturdays ago, I needed to work with our 2 equipment operators to get some critical work done while weather permitted. We worked from 8am till 2pm with minimal breaks. At 2 pm, "Midget" brought out a full dozen box of KK's from his truck. the 3 of us had 4 KKs/ea. and worked till 5 pm.

"Midget" is a colorful character from the WVA Mtns. Book lernin' is not a priority with Midget.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

oh, a dagger through my cholesterol laden heart, whose chambers are filled with that yummy creamy filling, or custard...I'm not picky. Please speak no more donut blasphemy.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Paladin - AU women are playing in Starkville on Saturday. Probably see a better game there than the one in Auburn. Otherwise, see if he can hold off until the new arena. I'm not sure a BEMC game is what you need for that first impression.

What about UA-B games?

10:39 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Paladin, I can't answer your question on the BB game, but I admire your thinking. No hard-earned money to the evil empire. Have a KK donut as a reward.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Hoopie,
Midget sounds pretty dang smart to me. Who needs book lernin' when you've got the smarts to pick up the KKs?

10:40 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Peter: I always dabble in Facebook ... even at games.

Donuts: KK does nothing for me.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Paladin ... where is the dark side?

10:41 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

May take him to a Samford game, they have the new arena.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

I live in Tuscaloosa

10:43 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Jay GT - r u home safe & sound?

10:44 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Paladin- I find that fascinating. How does one convince one's self that it is ok to live there? I may be an old Hottie, but I'm certainly not as mature as you.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Presidential Jeopardy on Tonight Show.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

Everyone has to live somewhere and i live there. Born and raised here and my father worshipped da bear. I saw the light and left the darkness.

My wife works at uat and when my son visits the office wearing his auburn gear, he enjoys the looks and comments he gets.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Obama, Bush, and War Criminal

10:50 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I am home. Pondering a Yuengling B&T.

10:50 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Dr Habotn, are you really only one person or do you have a stunt double type for you? Amazing.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

B&T now flowing. Didn't take long.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

If the fairness doctrine was reinstated, would Auburn fans receive equal time on F-Bomb's show?

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day...I travelled all over the northeast on bidness. Dunkin Donuts is lame, but hard core Yankees love em.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Winchell's was my shiz in San Diego.

Haven't seen that joint in years.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Paladin- nothing wrong with going home. That's why I'm back in NC. Glad you're providing a proper upbringin for that fine young man.

Jay GT- glad you are home safely. I can rest easier now.

10:58 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Paladin, I will never understand why anyone would call in to his show. He(or any other host) has total control, can cut you off when ready and then talk about you after you are no longer there. Nothing good can come of it.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JG...I had a couple of Yuenglings in a bar recently......Ale, I believe. Good beer.

THT....good luck on 200.


g'nite all.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

when we lived up north (Pittsburgh) we gobbled up lots of bagels; they didn't have a KK then. I'd rather eat dirt donuts than dunkin donuts

11:03 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

I quit listening many months ago to F-bomb. the man crush on nicky little was too much

Check out Gottfried's 2.3 million dollar home for sale. 7 br 6 1/2 baths ... can search it at realtor.com

I cannot imagine him coming close to that price in today's market

11:04 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm out for the evening.

See you all tomorrow.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Ugh- that is certainly not the style preferred by Mr/Mrs THT

11:09 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Good night Jay GT- I'm only 97 away!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Where's Michael? It's about time for him to start his HABOTN shift.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Good night THT.

Good night Dr. Habotn.

and War Eagle!!!

War Eagle!!!!

11:28 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Good evening

11:36 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Wow terrible news from Buffalo, New York...plane with 49 passengers on board goes down none are believed to survive :( sad news

12:05 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

chiz is luvin the ladies...

4:47 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I don't fly often, but it seems like there is a crash, or a terrorist threat everytime before I fly -- I am leaving Sunday for a business trip.

It is sad.

Time to head to the gym.

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Hotties and TGIF!!! Interesting conversation last night...doughnuts. I must say, I've never met one I didn't like!

A big WAR EAGLE to the Lady Tigers! I'm going to see them again when they play UGA again. I hope they open up a can this time!

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. HABOTN, you're late! Too much ice cream last night? ;-)

6:25 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

TGIF HOTTIES!!!

Jay- Really enjoyed the interviews with Roof and Taylor.

This coaching staff seems a lot more personality than any of Tubs staff...but Tony Franklin did raise the bar in that area.

Jet- Sad news about the crash. I saw that on the news this morning while working out. Prayers and thoughts to all the families that are involved.

6:43 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

TGIF Indeed Eddie, It's going to be a long day for the Seanz @ One Coke Plaza but hey that's the breaks, more time for me to loiter around my favorie blog.

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SeanZ, what am I? Chopped liver??

6:59 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

By the way, Chiz is doing all the right things from a PR standpoint, I hear he's really good buds with a certain cleaning lady, I guess we have her to thank for landing new CTT. I just hope the fan base doesn't turn on him next year if we have a season that remotely resembles the 2008 season.

7:00 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

Luv, missed ya there and what's wrong with chopped liver, I hear there's about 10 people in the world that will eat it, not too bad. :) TGIF to you too!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Donuts?

I love me some donuts. Krispy Kreme ... Dunkin ... who am I to fuss?

I don't know if it's still in business, but Donut Heaven in Prattville is good, too. Great donuts, and kolaches, as well.

But they're not on the plan these days.

7:03 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Donut King in Eufaula has the best donuts ever.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

D.Miller ...

Making boasts as such requires evidence. Please forward one dozen glazed to:

Gov. Jet
1142 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

7:14 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Yeungling is ok. It's what I use for Bratwurst and I won't cook with something undrinkable.

But when I have beer I like a Guinness. Dominion (a local microbrewery) also makes a good stout and Black and Tan.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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7:24 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

From Doughnuts to Beer. Wow. What a conversation.

Let's see...Doughnuts- Probably Dunkin for me.

Beer- I will still say Fat Tire.

Never tried both together. Probably wouldn't go well.

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet, I'm with you D. Miller's claim! I'll take an assortment!

7:25 AM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

D. Miller - If you're still around, I'm in Macon, GA.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh. That's my reaction to this.

He's doing this because Saban did it.

Bad precedent to follow, Chiz.

Don't just do stuff because Saban does it. That's what Tubs did. That's for losers.

Coffee is for closers.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Good morning Luv et al-
Luv, I considered posting at 5 CST but was afraid it would reinforce what Hotties already know, i.e., I'm Hooked on Habotn. Plus there weren't any donuts in the house to get up for, so I went back to bed.

7:30 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Shopper's grocery makes the best chocolate Bavarian cremes I've had, but nothing beats a hot KK.

7:33 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Dr Habotn, you are told you have to give up donuts or HABOTN. Which one would you choose to give up?

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

depressedAUfan, it sure is taking Dr. HABOTN a long time to answer...

7:44 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Luv, he is obviously torn between two of the loves of his life. We must give him time to think on such an important decision.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Happy Camper said...

Good morning all. I will be reopening my camp today and you are all invited. Please refraine from drug use and fornication as those violations are punishable by machete.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I assure you that good doctor would seek a second opinion.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

A question for all off the subject: What do you use as a benchmark to judge a good breakfast out at a restaurant? For instance, I always order grits, well most always, to me a good breakfast in the south must be graded by the grits and how often they come with the coffee. Bad grits generally bad breakfast. In Montgomery, I rate the breakfast at Flips to be top notch followed by the Capitiol Grill at Mt. Meigs. I find the service at Cracker Barrel to be spotty as well as their grits.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I am alwasy in search of a good breakfast out. My son tells me that Price's BBQ House in Auburn does a good job.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Camper

You are still this guy's b.

8:19 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Mr. Crum - since you didn't specify a geographic preference, I'll throw my $.02 into the mix. J. Christopher's in the greater ATL area (they're expanding to other areas now) is the gatiger family favorite breakfast haunt. We go every Saturday.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Happy Camper said...

Please that Shatner mask wearing little punk never kicked Freddy's butt or dominated a spaceship full of whelps.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

No geographical preference. You never know where you may be and be in need of a good breakfast.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Hotties-
Pardon the delay. Certainly no need to ponder Depresssed's question, I was merely sidetracked with a map inquiry from another site.

I would swear off donuts in a heartbeat, as long as I get to keep my ice cream and diet coke. I'm a Hottie for life (please, no pine box references).

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denny,

I prefer Waffle House as a chain.

If you are ever in Atmore, AL there's a place called Happy Days. Great little greasy spoon kind of a joint.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

gatiger- i agree. Great breakfast at J. Christopher's. We go to the Marrietta location close to Power Ferry's sometimes after Church on Sundays.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Also, Pancake House in Peachtree City is pretty darn good.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Coach- you are EXACTLY right when it comes to breakfast. If they can't make good grits, they can't cook. Mrs. THT (and Miss THT) can cook a mean breakfast.
I was pleased with breakfast at the Auburn Hotel/Conference Ctr last fall. But I will certainly give Price's BBQ House a visit this fall.

8:29 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

I remember Capitol Grill quite fondly though I only had lunch there. For what it's worth, if my previously mentioned J. Christopher's were to decide to locate in the gump, they'd be a prime candidate for a spot in Eastchase. I've tried convincing them to open up something in the Seaside/Seagrove/Sandestin area but no one listens to me.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Happy Camper said...

There is a gas station/BBQ place in Greenville. Great breakfast...cat head biscuits and the slice their own bacon.

8:30 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

For great breakfast SeanZ recommends the following:

In Nashville, TN:
Pancake Pantry in the village. Stellar breakfast.

In Atlanta, GA:
The Flying Biscuit Cafe or J. Christophers, many locations throughout. World Beater brunch/breakfast.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

cat head biscuits - YUM!!!

cats- Yuck!

8:33 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Gooooooooooood morning Hotties!!!!!

8:36 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

Also, SeanZ has become addicted to Dunkin Donuts coffee...it really is the best coffee in the world. I now am a subscriber to their home-replenishment system.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Howdy Michael and War Eagle!!!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Happy Camper said...

This breakfast talk is making me HONGRY!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Happy Camper said...

I may have to hit waffle house or IHOP for lunch.

8:43 AM  
Blogger michael said...

The worst part about Huntsville is that I haven't found a Barbecue House equivalent place for breakfast. I sure miss that place.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I get the Dunkin Donuts coffee at Costco. For coffee, the absolute best coffee in the world is this:

http://www.landof1000hills.com/

It is from Rwanda, I won't explain the rest, check it out. I have never had better and had plenty worse. When you buy this coffee, you do some good in the world.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I concur that grits are a key element.

Few establishments have the skill to season them effectively. Most leave 'em plain. That's an amateur move.

I also love sausage gravy. If you can't get that right, might as well shut 'er down.

9:00 AM  
Blogger michael said...

My dad always gets Ethiopian coffee,Crum. At least, I think it is Ethiopian, it may be Rwandan. Either way, it is definitely the best coffee I have ever had.

And sorry to go all mainstream, but a chicken biscuit with gravy from Chick fil a is reall really reall good. Most people don't try it with gravy. I'm tellin ya, it's good stuff.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

When we lived near the big chicken, our Sat trips to Auburn always, we're talking 100%, included breakfast at "chickafil"
Yum!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Soupy Grits are a definite sign of amatuer hour and that the restaurant needs to be closed due to lack of competence. Gravy is a must for any breakfast featuring sausage. I haven't had any real red eye gravy from Country Ham, well, since I made it myself. Ham must be of the Country Ham variety, or it is a no go for me.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I'll definitely lather the gravy on that chicken biscuit next time I'm there.

9:07 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Michael probably likes Fruity Pebbles too. Me, I prefer Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch if I'm having a sugar explosion.

9:07 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Good doctor. I expect a full report on your enjoyment.

For best results, separate the chicken and cut up into small cubes. Return chicken to top of biscuit halves, and eat using knife and fork. Drink beverage intermittently throughout the course of meal.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Red eye gravy! Ah Coach, you're bringing back some really great breakfast memories.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Michael- that sounds great. Should I take that medicine with food?

9:11 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

Morning HOTTIES!!!!

It's FRIDAY... FRIDAY Baby!

Sausage, Egg n Cheese Biscuit n coffee, oh hell yeah!

9:11 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

Oh hell yes.... did somebody say "Red Eye Gravy".....memories!!!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

War Eagle! Mobilz!!! and good morning, too.

9:13 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I do like fruity pebbles. In fact, I bought a box last week (mainly for the kids, but I admit I had a bowl or two or three)

We got Cocoa Pebbles this week (first time for the kids to have em), and the kids got into the box and ate just about all of them. Now they are on cereal hiatus for teh next few days (can you believe it is punishment to give my kids eggs and toast instead of cold cereal?)

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like biscuits and gravy. I like my biscuits with butter and jelly. I also have to put sugar in my grits. Does that make me a Damn Yankee, Dr. HABOTN?

9:16 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I had someone from South Carolina tell me that they put sugar in their grits and that I didn't know how to eat grits properly. So, go figure.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

That just makes you a LuvAble Yankee. Damn Yankees woundn't know grits from hominy.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I confess I put sugar in grits when I was a wee lad, but not since I matriculated to Auburn and got all lernt.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Michael- I'm eating Trix right now. Is that good or bad?

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. HABOTN, awww gee, thanks!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. HABOTN, aren't grits made from hominy?

9:23 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I am toast man myself at breakfast. I like the ol' sopping up of egg yolk in my whole wheat toast.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Denny, you couldn't be more right about "The Grits Standard" of breakfast.

I like the Farmers Market Cafe in downtown Montgomery for its grits, grilled biscuits, thick bacon and overall positive breakfast experience.

Dadgum, it's 9:30 ... probably too late to get breakfast.

Doughnuts can be "a" breakfast, or a snack.

"The" breakfast must include grits.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Man, I forgot about the Farmers Market, they have the Gold Standard for grits.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Paladin said...

i eat my grits with sugar and put salt on my watermelon. My family tells me I ain't southern.

9:36 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I know I have already admitted this, but I don't like grits very much.

And THT, Trix are for kids!

9:37 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

I'll take it up a notch Michael - I don't like grits OR watermelon. At all. I will not eat them. And I'm a true southerner. I've never lived any further north than where I am right now. I just can't stand grits or watermelon so sue me.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

my top 3 cereals
1. fruity pebbles
2. cocoa puffs
3. cookie crisp

9:43 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Let's hate on grits for a second: how can you truly be so crazy about something with so little taste? It just takes on the taste of whatever you add to it. If you add enough salt/pepper/sugar/cheese/whatever to cardboard, I imagine you can make that taste pretty good also. Loving grits is kind of like saying you love lettuce. Who says that?

9:44 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Top 3 Cereals:

1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
2. Raisin Bran
3. Frosted Flakes

9:44 AM  
Blogger michael said...

And I love grape nuts with honey, too

9:45 AM  
Blogger michael said...

4 in a row!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Paladin said...

my top cereals

1. Captain Crunch

2. Frosted Flakes

3. Sugar Puffs

9:47 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

if rabbits could talk they would say that. i agree grits are overrated

9:49 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

why would you guys eat any cereal that doesn't taste like candy. No cereal is really good for you so eat the good stuff

9:50 AM  
Blogger michael said...

If rabbits could talk, the first thing they would probably say is, "Stop this insanity! Our feet are in no way lucky!"

This would make me pause, because it is a little more unsettling to cut a foot off of something that talks as opposed to something that doesn't. But in the end I would still take the foot, because you can't trust rabbits, and I need the extra luck.

9:51 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

"Ever eat a Pine Tree? Many parts are edible."

9:51 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

"But that's no ordinary rabbit! Look at the bones!"

9:52 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

a rabbit nearly bit my brother's finger off once. I wonder if he was trying to get a human finger for his own good fortune

9:53 AM  
Blogger Paladin said...

Yuell Gibbons reference ... good ole Grape Nuts

9:54 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

I love lettuce.
Lettuce stop bashing grits.

9:57 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Doc - please, no puns. That's really beneath what I've come to expect from you.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Ok, ok, I don't love lettuce. I just eat salad out of guilt, but only with bacon bits and some other meat on it. And I don't eat the yard weed salads.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

1. Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries.

2. Golden Grahams

3. Raisan Bran

4. Life

10:03 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Do grits = Tuberville in some ways? They both have their HABOTN defenders who don't like to see them trashed.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Luv - sorry I missed your comment. Hominy grits are made from hominy. Plain ol' grits are not. But it's all corn which is my favorite vegetable.
Yes, corn is a vegetable. On that point there is no debate and the truth, if contrary to my opinion, is irrelevant.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Michael, I was eating grape nuts right before the Trix.

10:07 AM  
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