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Two linemen (and one WR/TE) make their decisions

Post No. 1,027

Corey Gaines (at left) has made his decision and it doesn't involve the Tigers.

The Tallahassee defensive tackle committed to Ole Miss this afternoon. Former Auburn beat hack, Neal McCready, broke the news over at

ALSO: Guard Johnnie Farms told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will stick with his commitment to North Carolina.

UPDATE: WR/TE Tracy Moore of Tulsa, Okla., said he'll standing by his commitment to Oklahoma State. He visited Auburn last weekend.


Blogger wes said...


7:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

No need to spam the thread, Wes!

7:58 PM  
Blogger wes said...

sorry :) couldn't help myself.

8:01 PM  
Blogger jhag said...


8:01 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

I've watched this opening scene before in last season's classic "0-fer on Signing Day"

8:03 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I wanted Farms. We need offensive linemen.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So does Ole Miss have about 50 commitments now?!!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Neal McCready's letter to WNSP after they fired him

8:05 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

You know. AU could have had Farms early on in the process, but since w/ had Genius Franklin at OC, no need for a big physical O lineman. Better to go w/ that 245 pounder in Texas (now commited to Iowa State)

8:07 PM  
Blogger jhag said...


8:07 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

with this years recruits Davis has some hosses on both his D and O lines

8:08 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

245lb.....that kid would have had to shed tons of weight for our line

8:09 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

They are both sissies.

8:09 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

So Oku is no longer "commited" to Tennessee...

8:09 PM  
Blogger wes said...

any other OL folks on the board?

8:10 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Silly Walks said...

I told you we needed to send Farms LOTS of shrubberies. No one listened and it's all gone to pot

8:11 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Has anyone started the Fire Jeff Lebo website yet?

8:13 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

about four years ago

8:15 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Silly Walks said...

Jay, I bet every HABOTN thread since September 2008 has had at least one reference to Tony Franklin.

I say, keep 'em coming (preferrably qualified somewhere with the word "dumbass")

8:15 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Well Phred, I'm officially on board now. I've defended Lebo as a good coach for too long. We let an average Vandy team beat us at home. That's the last straw. When the other coachs start to defend you, the end should be near. On other coach defends a guy that kicks their butts. They defend LOSERS.

8:17 PM  
Blogger wes said...

i'm sure the majority of AU basketball fans are on board...all 3 of them.

seriously, at least unrealistically high expectations show that you care. i feel like Lebo could hang around forever.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Silly Walks said...

We don't need any more than one lineman; a center. He snaps it to one of the 10 RBs who start running in 20 different directions. It's the Sybil-Hog formation.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

sadly, if Lebo just recruited ONE reasonably good big man every two years, his record would be twice as good. Just one. We have had NONE in five years.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

I'm out for the night hotties. Have a good week.

8:21 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

yeah that would work, silly walks

8:21 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Jumpin Jack Flash!!@!

Playing to .500 is "unreasonably high expectations?"

That was a joke right?

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wes.....according to the public site, no more OL other than Phillips.

8:22 PM  
Blogger wes said...

something was lost in the translation.

meant to say...AU fans have no expectations.

8:23 PM  
Blogger wes said...

hoopie-thanks for the info. looks like we will remain thin.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Do you think Ole Miss is overcommited? They must expect a few to be nonqualifiers.

Ole Miss 2009 Football Commitments (31)

8:24 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

jay, are you thinking we are ADD and cannot stay on one thread at a time and needs lots blogs to keep our attention
or are you trying to make us that don't want to be interested in recruiting to get excited, upset, and wring our hands over recruiting
and get even more addicted to the HABOTN??!!

8:25 PM  
Blogger wes said...

WEG-i don't know if i could get anymore addicted.

to me, a new thread is like fresh snow waiting to be played in.

8:28 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Well I wanted Gaines but really we are ok at DL with 3 commits and 1 going JUCO. Farms was a long shot but I thought we could pull him. Is Phillips our last hope for this class?

8:28 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

War Eagle Girl ... your post confirms that Jay G's new blogging style is making you ADD.

8:28 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

it's a conspiracy to keep us under 200 posts!!!!

Of course, I like the new snow theory

8:31 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

i do get excited everytime JayG says he is putting up a new thread..,

8:33 PM  
Blogger wes said...

speaking of's the weather around the HABOTN family tree.

here in North Carolina we've got showers and in the 40's.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Moore was a long shot anyway:

Union's Moore sticking with OSU

8:39 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Off to watch the new episode of Medium....have a great night and sweet dreams of new recruits!
War Eagle!

8:41 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

here in this part of NC 43 and clear

8:41 PM  
Blogger wes said...


8:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks again for the link, Kathy.

I added Moore information to the main thread.

8:44 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I was much happier when I didn't follow recruiting.

On a brighter note, I cooked a pretty awesome dinner for Mrs. J-Z tonight. Pan seared grouper with brown butter garlic sauce served with sauteed squash and parmesan cheese grits.

Beats heck out of Beanie Weenies.

Just sayin'

8:45 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Wes, don't trust me. Steady drizzle outside.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

I hope ADD isn't Automatic Death Disorder.

8:46 PM  
Blogger wes said...

THT...sounds familiar. what part of NC (i'm in high point)

8:47 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Working the grouper and cheese grits and unveiling the kicker on a stick on the same day.

J-Z, you sittin' in the recliner in your smoking jacket as the king of your house?

8:47 PM  
Blogger wes said...

master of his domain!

8:48 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Naw...I wouldn't big time you Jet. Just boxers and a t shirt like always.

8:49 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

j-z, perhaps, but you know sometimes you just have to have Beanie Weenies. It could be that whole pregnancy thing.

8:49 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Let's hope not.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Off Topic/Update on Coach Pawlowski's daughter:

Mary-Louise Pawlowski Update

8:51 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

TarHeel tiger it can happen

8:55 PM  
Blogger wes said...

Kathy- is there anything you don't know? you are on the ball.

8:55 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

so we are 0 for 3 from this weekend so far

8:56 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

where's FSJ? I'm curious as to what he's hearing about KK right now?

8:58 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Weren't a lot of the kids from this weekend longshots anyway?

8:58 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

I don't think Ole Miss left room for Raymond Cotton, Pat Patterson ahhaha, that's wise.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

A lot of long shots, yes.

Phillips and Oku still look like legitimate possibiities.

9:02 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Hey Mr. Tate, since you're here... Does the Bill Clark story still have any momentum behind it?

Also, Justin Albert was mentioned earlier in the day. What is his current status?

9:04 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

hi Wes- Orange Co.

9:07 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

If you believe we are going to get the FLA runningback, then we would not be 0 for 3 this weekend.

Has anyone heard where Cotton is landing?

9:07 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

wes, Google is a wonderful tool!

9:08 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

tigercowboy as of now 0 for 3

9:09 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

No BS here....I talked to Bill Clark tonight and he told me that he has not talked to anybody at Auburn. He even told me that some site had contacted him and knew he was the knew LB coach and wanted to get him on the record.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Mr. Tate is my dad. I'll ask him.

9:11 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Well there is one bright spot to our OL issues. Bama has 6 committed with Brandon Moore still yet to decide. Next year we should have our pick of in-state OL.

9:12 PM  
Blogger j-z said... try and pay someone a little common courtesy and you get busted on. Sigh... These kids today.

9:13 PM  
Blogger wes said...

Ahh..."Mr. Tate", a sign of reverence and respect.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Too much grits talk. I'm craving grits and shrimp from that micro brewery/restaurant on the river in Chattanooga.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Monica ... never too much grits talk!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Forgive me, Jet?

9:19 PM  
Blogger wes said...

"kiss my grits" (Flo 198?)

9:20 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Of course, young lady.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Flo from "Alice" 1976-1985

9:21 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

J-Z ... did you get all the Dukes of Hazzard trivia you need?

9:22 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I think so. You guys should make the trip up on Thursday night.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'll be there.

9:27 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

I'd feel better if we get phillips, seems we are addin some speed, though.

9:28 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

ave fun playing tight end and being a blocking dummy Tracy Moore, peice a' crap

9:32 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

haha, we'll live without moore.

jay G: get a radio show

9:33 PM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Looks like I'll be dining at City Grill instead. Sorry.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Watch your blood pressure, hag. you're not getting any younger

9:35 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Moore was a nice fellow; I wish him well.

Good night hotties. I'm off to the airport to pick up the hottiest of all, Mrs THT.

No HABOTN at tomorrow's work site :-(
I'll need Prozac, or maybe Methadone

9:44 PM  
Blogger wes said...

goodnight THT!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Goodnight THT and all Hotties. I'm calling it a day, too. Talk to you all tomorrow.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Goodnight hotties.

9:57 PM  
Blogger jhag said...


10:14 PM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

OK, since Jet brought it up again in this thread - here's my Dukes of Hazard trivia contribution: Sonny "Enos" Shroyer, whose stellar turn as Paul W. Bryant in Forrest Gump got his first movie role as "The Idiot Convict" in the original Longest Yard.

Of course, you say, that's not trivia - everyone knows that.

What not everyone knows is that what Sonny was doing before joining Burt Reynolds in that 1975cinematic triumph: he was a State Farm agent in Valdosta, GA.

Specifically, he was my dad's State Farm agent.

Oh, and while we're at it, some personal trivia: my dad took me to see Sonny light up the screen in that epic when it hit the theaters - it was my first "R" rated film.

Both Pop and I enjoyed it.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Doug will be out on Thursday and Friday, so I'll be going the distance on WMSP then.

We've got a lot to do between now and then, but save the date. Please listen.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Inverness Chris said...

Top 5 All timer just started at 11 CST -- UNFORGIVEN on Bravo.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

I like it when Doug is out.

I love it when you're the one taking his place.

Now if we could just poison Longshore.....

11:12 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

here's hoping we have better news tomorrow (today here) and Wednesday.


11:54 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

"Just have good players. That is the big thing. Players are the ones who do it for you. You can't win without the players. Remember that." Steelers owner Dan Rooney after the Super Bowl. From CNNSI.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Good morning, Hotties! Wake your hot selves up!

4:36 AM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

I'm up ... but I'm heading to the gym.

4:45 AM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

What's up Mon?

5:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Good morning. Just checking in while my car windows are defrosting.

6:09 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

free dennys for all hotties!!!

6:27 AM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Free HOTTIES for all Dennys*

* -- offered limited to Denny Crum and Denny Crane.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Slim said...

Thanks for the reminder, jhag. I can't believe I forgot! Grand Slams all around!! Hope everyone has a good day!

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, Hotties, on this fine Signing Day Eve.

6:46 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Signing Day Eve and the potential presents are dwindling...that's three down.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Who are the signing day surprises going to be?

This signing day should be much more interesting than previous ones. It could be a complete dud, but I bet there are some fireworks.

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like whom, Eddie? I tend to agree with SeanZ.

6:58 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Too bad there isn't a Denny's within a 100 miles from here...

6:59 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hey 44! Just kickin it on a SDE.

To all you folks who are trying to drop pounds remind me to tell you about something later. I have to take off to the office right now.

7:02 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

ever cleanse?

7:04 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Has anyone got any insight into Jonathan Evans and Terrance Coleman? Disappointing news on Gaines and Farms. If I was UNC, Farms is one of those players I wouldn't feel comfortable about until I had his fax in hand. He has been all over the place recruiting-wise.

7:04 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

I don't really feel comfortable about anyone until we've got a fax in hand.

7:06 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

So... supposedly OL Brandon Moore may not have a home come tomorrow...
Apparently uat and UF have both told him that they have no room for him.

7:08 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Miller, who's reporting re: Moore?

7:09 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

D. Miller, any idea why both schools backed out? We really need some O-lineman but after hearing him talk about AU after his visit, I doubt he will be coming here.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

DMiller ...

I am hearing the same thing about Brandon Moore ... that would be a nice get.

7:18 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

Dennys had to long of a line it was ridiculous, settled for a burger and a cheap snow cone

7:18 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Monica- Getting up early to work out gets easier with time. Take it from me. I am fully accustomed to waking up at 4:20am to go work out.

Luv- I just have a hunch there will be somebody that is not on the radar right now that will sign. I could be completely wrong, but someone like Benton is whom I'm refering to.

7:19 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Well Brandon Moore would be a huge get, but he didn't sound ethusiastic about Auburn...maybe that's a steal for TN or Clemson.

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Mexico wrote: "I've watched this opening scene before in last season's classic '0-fer on Signing Day'"

I fear we are at that precipice once again.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

OK, kids ...

I'm going to be optimistic that everything will be fine tomorrow.

Farms hurts, but we're not done yet.

Let's not go to the Grand Canyon and fixate on falling. Let's enjoy the view.

War Eagle.

7:31 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

LOL, jet. That is a great perspective. I will try to remember that tomorrow.

7:35 AM  
Blogger youngpj said...

I'm pretty happy that we even have the opportunity to be disappointed right now. My gut feeling tells me there will be at least a few things to be excited about tomorrow.

After the season and the departure of CTT, I figured I would have been bummed out at least a few weeks ago.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

lmao @ Sensi - Mr. Sunshine

For everyone trying to drop pounds, I encourage you to sign up for the Pound for Pound Challenge. For every pound you lose a pound of food will be donated. It's a very fast sign up.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

hag I guess your FB group put too much pressure on Oku cuz he's freakin out now.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Robert Cooper accepted gray shirt per

8:09 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

Morning HOTTIES!!!!

Getting Close! Are we ready for some commitments?

8:10 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

Morning Mon....

My you've been up early!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Well, it was 5:36 here, but yeah that is early for me. Just woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed.

From Rivals main page under the title: "The Next Wave: Redshirts to watch in 2009
Auburn WR Philip Pierre-Louis: This three-star prospect from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas might have earned substantial playing time this past season if he hadn't sustained a knee injury while returning the opening kickoff of the Tigers' first game.

8:18 AM  
Blogger youngpj said...

Mon, how is Oku freaking out? Like a facebook status freakout or a legit freak out?

8:18 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

PJ - It was a Rivals article saying Oku was telling everyone to leave him alone - wants coaches to stop calling him - he needs to to think, etc.

8:24 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

look at Mon rockin' the HABOTN tee. looks like someone is ready for signing day! Phreddie and Eddie must've inspired ya.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Per story on Oku: "I'm not committed to anyone anymore," he said.

"I don't have any plans to sign on Wednesday. I don't know when a decision will be made. I just need some space and some time to think and sort things out. Hopefully the coaches will respect that and understand how difficult this has become for me."

8:26 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Scottie! I'm glad someone finally noticed! :-D

8:27 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Next thing you are going to tell me is that beautiful actresses don't enjoy being stalked. Cry me a river, Oku!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Oku is freaking out because he fears the wrath of Mon if he does not come to AU

8:29 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

I fear the wrath of mon the way Mon on that bet we discussed Re: Rueben Randle, I lost the house.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Sorry I have been out of the loop....Any News on Tracy Moore or Joel Kight?

8:32 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

you fellas never listen to me

8:32 AM  
Blogger youngpj said...

Oku wants the Runningback U.

I just feel bad for Bryce Brown. He was going to be the surprise commit without even visiting, but after Oku, he will have to go elsewhere. (*wink wink)

How many RBs are we going to have on roster???

8:34 AM  
Blogger youngpj said...

Moore says he is staying with Oklahoma St and Kight committed to Ole Miss...

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monica, you'd think they'd learn...

8:36 AM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Sorry Mon....what was that?

8:38 AM  
Blogger Emmett said...

I am glad too see Aycock is on his way to the plains...I hate how things went down with Tech, but I like what I have seen and heard about the kid.

A few months ago Luginbill was expecting him to take over the starting QB role

8:41 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Silly Walks said...

I still do not understand where we put all these RBs (actual and potential). Both Oku and Aycock look like fine gets, but who will block for them???

By the way, the idea of the Wild-Sybil (with 10 RBs running every direction) was a joke. I do not think even Gustave M. can be effective without linemen.

8:41 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

so Aycock has committed then?

8:42 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Silly Walks said...

Aycock was down to GT and Auburn when GT pulled his offer. I think the assumption is that AU is the last one standing, but he certainly has plenty of other options (many offers).

By the way, since when is GT the ACC King of the Hill that can bully coveted 18 year olds?? They are not in the position to yank offers on principle.

8:46 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

I noticed you Rocking the Hottie Shirt yesterday, but I didn't say anything... sorry.

I kinda felt like Jim Brown when asked why he just hands the football back to ref after a TD, and he said "Act like you been there before..."

I just knew you knew you lokked sporty!!!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

LOL No need to be sorry, Mobile.

9:29 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i need to get me a HABOTN shirt pic up here with my kids. they were so funny in the snow yesterday.

oh, if anyone still wants a HABOTN tee i still have a few left in L, XL & 2X.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Come on, Scottie - I gave you video of my kids in the snow. It's your turn.

9:49 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

mon, i know. i recorded video on my phone thinking i could upload it to facebook. not working for me, though. dunno.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Upload it to YouTube and then from YouTube to Facebook or just give us the YouTube link

Your phone video file probably isn't in the format Facebook likes.

10:21 AM  

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