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3.08.2009

Looking ahead

Hey everyone. Well, I'm somewhat tired after a semi-week in Little Rock, Ark. I'll be driving home throughout the day Monday and will be preparing for another great day of blogospheric magic on Tuesday.

That's PRO DAY for the football seniors (might there be a junior or two?) and the Capital City Classic, which pits Auburn vs. Alabama baseball at Riverwalk Stadium. That should be a fun day.

Thanks for everyone's interest and support throughout the women's tournament. I know it's a new area of (potential) interest to a lot of you. You've been awesome.

Before I leave, though, let me give you some reaction to the Vanderbilt loss:

NELL FORTNER
On Vanderbilt's defense: "They smothered Alli all day. She is our best three-point shooter. They smothered DeWanna all day. We didn't get any nice looks. They did a good job of taking that away."

On Christina Wirth, who dropped 20 points on Auburn Sunday: "She played inspired basketball today. She was better today than I've seen on film and when we played them in Nashville."

On regrouping after this one: "We haven't lost very much this year, but it is disappointing. When the prize is as big as the one was today, it's even more disappointing. You know what? We understand what lies ahead and we have to take it and learn from it and use it as we move forward."

WHITNEY BODDIE
On why Vanderbilt is so effective: "They're efficient with their offense. They pound you and pound you. You think you've got them stopped and then at the end of the shot clock, they make a three. They're mechanical."

MELANIE BALCOMB, Vanderbilt head coach
On Auburn: "We know we can't play 'em straight up. They've got great players. You have to do different things to get them out of their flow on offense, disrupt their offense and limit touches to their shooters. They're the fastest team up and down the court in transition that I've ever coached against."

On which defenses she deployed Sunday: "We worked on about six. We used some triangle (and two) against them as well as some man and some ... I don't want to give out all our secrets. We've got games to play."



Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

186 Comments:

Blogger Hornet said...

1?

10:29 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

wow...that's certainly a first (pun intended)

When is the women's selection show?

10:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

A week from today, I believe.

It's good to have you back, Hornet.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

glad to be back -- you'll appreciate the fact that I assist our men's soccer team...few around here appreciate the sport

10:33 PM  
Blogger YoungPJ said...

I love soccer, I wish we had a men's varsity team

10:42 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

Title 9 PJ.....I didn't Auburn when I said "our" if that's what you thought - I'm a high school coach

10:48 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

This March madness is happening so late these days its more like April Madness

10:50 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

jhag - that doesn't bother me nearly as bad as the Super Bowl in February or the NBA Finals in June

10:52 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

true dat... i hope i dont miss march madness while I am eurotripping!!!!!
I JUST thought of that

11:03 PM  
Blogger YoungPJ said...

Hornet, Ah, my mistake. I thought you meant our club soccer team.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

jh - I went to 7 countries in Europe in June of 96 - stayed up until 3 am to watch the Bulls and Sonics in the NBA Finals during the Jordan years

11:09 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

Which 7?

11:11 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

I don't remember the order - but we flew into Brussels, Belgium and flew out of Paris, France. In between hit Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria. Pretty awesome trip with 3 high school friends right after graduation

11:23 PM  
Blogger Irelan said...

Women's selection last year was immediately after the men's and on ESPN2. I assume it'll be the same.

12:59 AM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

Hmmm I wonder if I should wait till I can go without a chapperone BUT all the countries I'm visiting the drinking age is 16 so...

1:10 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties - I'll say again, for a non-basketball fan, I've really enjoyed following along the last month or so. Great work JGT.

5:48 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

jhag,
My daughter and my niece went to Europe by themselves between their jr & sr years at AU. They did 9 countries in a month. My daughter, who brings home 8 pairs of shoes for a weekend visit, took everything she needed in one backpack! You will have a great time.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

tough loss last nite for our ladies. i'm no expert, but our defense looked totally confused most of the night leaving Vandy's 3-point shooters wide freakin' open. it has been a great season.

this women's team reminds me of the 98-99 men's team. we only lost 4 games that year, 2 to UK. hopefully our women can make it further than the Sweet 16, though.

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, Hotties. Disappointing game last night, but the Lady Tigers really did have an awesome season. Coach Balcomb really knows how to coach against Auburn. Now, it's on to the NCAA Tournament!

War Eagle!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Good morning hotties! I'm still recovering after a crazy weekend in Auburn. If any of you made it to the basketball game, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Also I really like going to AU baseball games as well, Saturday was a great day for Auburn sports.

Kudos to the AU Ladies for an outstanding season, tough loss to Vanderbilt but there are bigger fish to fry next week!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

ESPN's "Bubble Watch" finally includes us as a "fringe" participant in the discussion. The major strikes -- best non-conference win was vs. No. 106 Virginia (which will likely finish the season with single-digit victories), then on to No. 204 George Washington.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Had we won that game against Dayton we'd be packing our bags and not talking about bubbles.

7:55 AM  
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8:00 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

i saw we just win the SEC Tourney this weekend and be done with all this foolish talk!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I'm with ya Scottie, only 3 games away.

8:03 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Good morning all. Having a hard time getting going this morning.

Man, Vandy's really got our women's number and has for several seasons. It's strange how things go like that sometimes.

I like our men's team. They know they're gonna have to work hard to win. Blue collar if you will.

While the blue-chippers may have the talent, they often are not willing to get down & dirty.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

word. i'm jealous you got to spend the weekend in Auburn Seanzie. me and the fellas are trying to free up a guy's weekend in May. i hope that works out.

oh, if anyone is heading to Knoxville this weekend for AU-Tennessee baseball let me know. it's supposed to be rainy and mid 50's as of now. bummer.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Scottie, I had a lot of fun, but my return from Central time on Daylight savings weekend has been rough, to say the least.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Hornet said...

good morning hotties

we've got the late game Friday night against Florida or Arkansas (scheduled 8:45 CST tip) - If it's us and Florida I think it's a play-in game and the winner is in the NCAA and the loser is in the NIT

8:17 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Morning Hot Ones! Tough loss last night. I agree with you Scottie, our D looked totally confused trying to guard their 3-pt shooters. Did we make a 3 last night?? I just hopes this makes us hungry for the NCAA tourny. Overall it was a great weekend for AU sports!

8:28 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

lol hopes=hope

8:28 AM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Morning, Fellow Hotties!

Thanks, JGT, for your continued hard work. The women's game was exciting, albeit, tough to watch. Thanks again for giving us (well, me, anyway) a new perspective on Auburn sports.

Can't wait for the tourneys.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

As Coach Yoast says, "Leave no doubt."

Just go beat Florida, Tennessee and LSU or South Carolina in order, and we're in.

9:24 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Late good morning hotties. Have a safe trip JGT. Some of this loss for the Ladies had to go to coaching. When a team is killing you with three's you have to go to a tight man to man. They just seem to be wondering around not presssing the ball. Great season and best wishes for the NCAA tour.

9:46 AM  
Blogger YoungPJ said...

I live near Tampa, FL and I'm going home for spring break on Friday, so I'm pumped I might be able to make it to the first Auburn game!!

I hope we play against Florida and dominate them. I've gone to a number of Florida v Auburn games in Gainesville, and Auburn never won a single one.

Its our time now!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Very cool YoungPJ. Hope you get to go to the game.

Happy Monday, Hotties.

10:16 AM  
Blogger YoungPJ said...

Me too Mon! Want to drive down? Its gonna be in the 70's and sunny. You can bring your hubby!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

A little bit of love for Auburn from John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader.

http://www.kentucky.com/826/story/719435.html

Additionally, bammer better hope that UK doesn't fire Billy G this season.

10:41 AM  
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11:39 AM  
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11:42 AM  
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12:00 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

According to the Schlabach piece on ESPN.com - Auburns strength of schedule (69) is significantly better than South Carolinas (91) or Florida's (92). That surprised me

12:02 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

That is surprising, but they both beat us. We need to get them both in the tourney and return the favor

12:04 PM  
Blogger shesaid said...

6 defenses? I think Fortner just got served. Vandy clearly had a better gameplan than Auburn. Plus, I think the Lady Tigers forgot how to rebound or get a hand in the shooter's face yesterday. I'm blaming it on fatigue and hoping for a strong run in the tourney. WDE!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

wow. that's surprising Hornet. nice work. :)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

i was at the gym on my lunch break and i finally saw that Lunardi (sp?) clown on ESPN. what a tool.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

yeah, Lunardi sucks, bet he is usually 100% right on his projections into the tourney.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

bet= but

12:21 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

Harrison, i'm just a homer. if he was picking us to be one of the last 4 in i would probably be on his bandwagon. :)

12:24 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I do hate how he just flatly discounts Auburn. We are playing better than just about anybody right now. We might could beat Oklahoma City Thunder right now

12:27 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

i know i would hate to look into the eyes of Vot, Quantez, & Barrett and tell them they weren't good enough. i saw we win the whole dang thing this weekend and it won't matter. that's my story and i'm sticking to it!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

There is a little known codicil in the HABOTN Constitution that gives the Dean unlimited powers during times of emergency.

As of this moment, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee is on ... double secret probation.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'd love to, PJ. It's going to be fun. Wish we could!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

There should be an elaborate plot involving 10,000 marbles if AU is not included by the Selection Committee.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

We need to tell Slive to get his thumb ... well, you get the picture.

Or perhaps provide some of the committee members nice honoraria from the student fund.

1:15 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

Lets take care of biznizz

1:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Oak or Mesquite?

1:38 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Pecan

1:41 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Pecan. Interesting. How well does it smoke? What kind of flavor does it produce?

1:45 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Hickory.

You'll notice the free throw line is the same distance and the basket is the same height as it is in our gym at Hickory.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Anyone going to the baseball game in the Gump tomorrow night?
I'll be there.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Peter, it smokes very well and gives meat a very nice flavor. Rich, kind of nutty, and definitely different than hickory. It was the rage around here 4 or 5 years ago. It is hard to find pecan wood. I have had people tell me apple wood is good. Pecan, however, is the best in my humble opinon.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

I'll be there D. Miller. I scored one of those "Roll This" shirts from Anders on Saturday for the occasion.

I can't really get down with minor league baseball, so this will be the first game in that stadium I'll really be able to get into.

2:19 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Denny:

I like Oak, Pecan, Hickory, Apple, & Cherry for my smoking...depending upon what flavors I am going for.

I really like Pecan though.

Yes...ask a BBQ related question and that'll bring FSJ out of hiding.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Same here FSJ.

2:45 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Public Service Announcement:

If you have the opportunity to go to this concert...do yourself a favor and go..

Piano Men

It's in my top five...and well worth the money.

3:04 PM  
Blogger scott,will not,from tucson said...

pecan is the bomb. aplle is good. to me, cherry is a bit "oily", for want of a better descriptor. out here, for good reason, mesquite rules. it's pretty good if the wood is aged long enough--otherwise, "oily". surprisingly enough, there are several pecan groves around, so i score some of it from time to time.

3:08 PM  
Blogger scott,will not,from tucson said...

mts "apple".

3:09 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

scott...

I throw a little cherry in for color...it gives a great color to meat...

but I agree with you about the texture...use it in moderation.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Wood snobs!

I use Ol' Diz.

3:13 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Ol Diz....

Haven't seen that in years.

3:20 PM  
Blogger scott,will not,from tucson said...

man, i need some bbq stat.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

yall are making me hungry. i'm headed to the crib to grill. punks. ha.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I am cooking my famous 'cheesy chicken' tonight for the Mrs. at her request.
I've got 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breast marinating in Ken's Italian dressing. Pan sear them for just a minute, then bake for 35 minutes @ 425. Then cover with 8 cups of colby jack and 4 cups of mozzarella and bake for another 10-15 or until cheese melts and the edges begin to brown.
Man, it it some good stuff!

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many days till spring practice starts?

I'm gonna have to concentrate on fishing till football starts again. Ya'll make me hungry and I tend to gain weight just reading here.

4:46 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

I'm adding College Of Charelston to my expanding potential schools.

4:53 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

D. Miller -
12 cups of cheese for three chicken breasts?! That is some cheesy chicken! Also sounds like a heart attack in a pan.

4:54 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

jhag
Did you see my note about Europe earlier in this thread? Are you going with a group or on your own?

4:55 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I used to be able to find ol' Diz in Greeneville. Been hard to find.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

D Miller....add honey mustard and bacon to that, and it'd be awesome.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Where's Jay G? We didn't even get (for free, mind you) a mid-day update telling us where he's eating lunch.

Hope Auburn beat Bama tomorrow in baseball!!! Should be a tough test. Bama's got more talent, but Auburn has more goodness.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

PF ... Chunk in some mushrooms, and you've got Outback's Alice Springs Chicken.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I can do without a mushrooms...I used to love when the cook made Alice Springs Chicken for dinner at my fraternity house when I was at Auburn. MMmmmm, memories.

I think I might make Alice Springs chicken tomorrow.

Tonights dinner, brisket, has been smoking for 7 hours now. I've never smoked anything, so I hope it comes out okay.

5:20 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

Sorry, yeah it's a group of 15 my best guy friend and my mistress figure is going

5:57 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Your mistress figure is one brave woman if she is going with 16 guys!

6:27 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

jhag, if you are putting College of Charleston on your list of party schools, you have made a good choice.

I am sure they study there but mostly what I have seen is that they study what is on the pub's special list for the evening.

6:36 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

I meant a group of 15 kids, (comma) my best guy friend included in that... Yeah that would be brave..
But yes that's what intrests me about C of C, top knotch party school I hear?

7:35 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Well Peter F, how was the first attempt at smoked brisket?

8:04 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Every time we go to Charleston, we have to fight our way through the CoC crowd to get to a pub, restaurant, or bar.

Any time after about 3, they are out in full force.

We have also had several friends' children who have bombed out (literally) from a year at CoC. I still haven't figured out what the main course of study is there.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

jhag going to Europe with 14 friends and a mistress, then planning to attend the biggest party school he can find.

That's quite an education ;-)

8:16 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

All-star status

8:24 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

The day after daylight saving kicks in has got to be the funkiest of the year. Everyone was in a weird mood today.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

First attempt at smoked bbq brisket not so good. Meat not so great, and it turns out I accidentally got corned beef(didn't know there were different types). Rub was WAY too salty. And the mesquite chips I used weren't my favorite...I nailed the mustard sauce, though, from scratch. and without a firm recipe (I combined several and improvised from there), which made me happy.

8:57 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Slow day in HABOTN land. DMiller, serve your cheesy chicken over fries and add bacon and that would be the bomb.

I've never had smoked corned beef, PF...not sure how I feel about that.

9:11 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Smoked Corn Beef ??? Now that is a novelty, shouldn't be too bad I may have to try that.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Slow day on the HABOTN? I haven't seen anything this slow since we were running Tate on the stretch.

Good night to the HOTTIETHESIOLOGISTS.

9:15 PM  
Blogger schley said...

smoked corned beef = pastrami

9:27 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Peter F - Corned Beef is a brisket cut of meat, so you had it right there. It has been soaked in brine, however, hence the saltiness.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I have a restless spirit. Is this Spring Fever for Football Withdrawal?

9:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

ahhh...it did taste a little like pastrami. I don't like pastrami. too salty.

This was just a bizarre taste with the bbq style rub on it. Not bad, just different than expected. It was a learning experience.

The leftovers are going in a hash in the morning. Should be good.

9:45 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I think we're in an equinox and the effects of both are felt. I just stood an egg on it's end.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

ehyoutiger - You are so wise that it is comforting.

9:48 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Hey Monica it is spring fever with a football withdrawal chaser

9:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Oh great, Dig! That's one powerful double whammy, but it certainly explains SOME things..

9:50 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

The moon is bright.

9:50 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Don't forget to throw the anticipation of fall football in the mix.

9:51 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Tell gman to give you one of his good beers, not the cheep stuff

9:51 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Agreed, moon very bright. Me and Vivian (6) went for a walk and didn't even need the flashlight.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

HA He can't get me to like his "good" beers. The only beer I ever seem to like is something out of a microbrewery. For the last few months he's been into trying all these different wines. What was the name of that beer we brought you when we met?

9:55 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

You going to ask a DOM a question about something that happened over a month ago. It was Irish that's all I remeber

9:57 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I'm new at this, not near as fast as a chatroom. I can keep up!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

A DOM never has trouble keeping up. ;-)

Greg can't remember the name of it either! Sheesh, I gotta start hanging out with younger men!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

walks at night consist of running to the grass, making the dog "potty," then running back in. I was scared of the wildlife in our neighborhood before we got her. now, going outside with a little tasty meal (puppy), I'm carrying a big stick!

predators spotted in our gated golf course community:
aligators galore
foxs
coyotes
golden panther
various birds of prey (which she is especially suspicious of)
...and we haven't seen one, but there's probably a skunk ape or two lurking in the bushes.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Smithwicks!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Will someone take this Abnormal Psych test tomorrow for me? There's pie involved....

10:04 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Peter F you live in south Ga. Okefenokee ?
Mon stick with what you got those younguns are way over rated

10:05 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'll do it, Matt!

10:06 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Duty calls will try to get back if not HAGO

10:06 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

HA Dig you know I wouldn't trade my Greg for a whole six pack of youngin's. ;-)

10:07 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

what kind of pie?

10:07 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

So College of Charleston sounds very appealing, one of the top tourist desinations in the south...campus is walking distance from the beach...The females make up 67% of the student body (look it up if you don't believe me)...and one of top party schools around...there one problem NO FOOTBALL...could jhag possibly go to a color with no football? Doubt it, but it's tempting

10:08 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Digger. Keep going south. My property backs up to the extreme southwest corner of the everglades...

10:09 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

college**

10:09 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

jhag, there is really no football in the entire state. The newspapers don't know what to do with it. It is an ACC state and basketball rules.

Clemson tries some football.

USC — don't even get me started.

The Citadel, also in Charleston, can't play for toffee.

10:11 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

What would your course of study be officially?

Not the beaches or the babes.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jhag, if Charleston is such a draw, it's just a short drive from Columbia...football is important.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

It's cherry. I haven't made it yet, but the recipe calls for me to put chocolate chip cookie dough in the pie pan and fill it with cherry filling (and bake it of course). Mmmmm

10:15 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

AUmom, you're talking about the on field product, right? I thought the fans and gameday atmosphere were pretty good at both of those schools. Not Auburn (or UGA or TN or Bama or LSU or Florida or Texas), but pretty good, nonetheless.

10:17 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

I'll take the chocolate chip cookie dough part.

Abnormal Psych answer = there's no standard answer

I would say it worked for me but Abby Normal is my best friend.

10:18 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

USC does have great fans. Hootie & the Blowfish are there regularly so the tailgating is superb.

The actual football game and surrounding drama of coaching, quarterbacks, who's in jail, and who's in Spurrier's doghouse — not so much.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Matt, I shouldn't have asked...that's almost tempting enough to forgo what I have planned for tomorrow and come help you out.

10:20 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

Columbia is on my mind as well... I am going to try to get into Construction Management, long shot of sports journalism...

10:20 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

it's just the way it's handled.

That drama would be Jay G's dream if it happened in the good state of Alabama.

I think the best thing about being a USC fan would be the lack of ever having to deal with heartache due to not having expectations. That's also the worst thing about being a USC fan.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I hear there's a great Construction Management program at Auburn. That's what my successful fraternity brothers who went that route have told me.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

PF you're right.. and not only does the Building Science have a great reputation, it has great connections within the industry as well. Their building is called the Gorrie Center ...

10:29 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

It's suppouse to be right behind UF for best in the country.

10:31 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

So why are you looking at other schools?

10:40 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

Just IN CASE I don't get accepted, and I might want something new because I've been going to AU games and such my whole life

10:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hag keeping his options open like any highly sought recruit!!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Auburn is way much more than the football games, it's the best college experience in the country. My time here has lifted me to be the best person I can be. I have matured exponentially as a person, and I'm not even done yet!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

wow Matt you should be in a halftime commercial

10:51 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Nah I'm not eligible since I don't fly around Alaska in a plane

10:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

but as you said, you're not done yet...

10:55 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

If a B.A. in Psychology gets me to Alaska in a yellow plane, you bet your bottom dollar I'm not done.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

What are you doing after you graduate?

11:00 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I'm considering grad school. I would love to work as an academic advisor or career counselor, some kind of field like that.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm considering doing that myself...

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D. Miller said...
I am cooking my famous 'cheesy chicken' tonight for the Mrs. at her request.
I've got 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breast marinating in Ken's Italian dressing. Pan sear them for just a minute, then bake for 35 minutes @ 425. Then cover with 8 cups of colby jack and 4 cups of mozzarella and bake for another 10-15 or until cheese melts and the edges begin to brown.
Man, it it some good stuff!


D. Miller, you didn't choke on all that cheese, did you? ;-) Actually, it sounds DELICIOUS!!

6:09 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Top of the mornin' to you all!!!

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, ehyou and the rest of the Hotties!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

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6:48 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hooray for 8am vet appointments...

6:49 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I think being a life coach would be fun...seems pretty ridiculous, but good things can come out of it. plus, it's not regulated, and the concepts are vague enough to make you lawsuit proof.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

luv,
No choking...it was very very good!! I fixed a little spaghetti as a side dish, and had a nice little dinner.

I am stuck in an all day QA 'workshop' today at work. Boy, that should be loads of fun since I couldn't sleep last night.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

REMINDER:

Join the Bracket Challenge if you haven't already done so. We're sitting at 48 entries so far. We can do better people...

Link to join Brackets

Group ID: 23214
Password: hatebama



What will you do to Hate bama today?

7:10 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

I'm not sure I want all the headaches of being a life coach ... the recruiting, second-guessing on the blogs, the rubber chicken circuit ... but I enjoy coaching so much ... working with people.

Maybe I should be a life assistant coach.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

the only thing i know about a 'life coach' i learned on Season 2 of Nip/Tuck. no thanks. ha. :)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties - a couple of thoughts:
1 - as much as it may pain me to do so, I must agree with a Bama fan. In this particular case, FSJ is 100% correct on the Piano Men comments. It's worth every dollar.
2 - PF, no python's?
3 - JHAG, Jet and I have a friend that graduated AU in Building Science. Apparently, he made out so well after working awhile that he hasn't felt the need to work regularly in some time. He's a true gentleman of leisure. So there's that potentially.
4 - I definitely enjoyed reading the column by that PF (not the previously mentioned PF) blowhard today.
5 - I don't have a dog in the fight since I don't live there but those of you in the gump have the opportunity to vote today. Exercise that right.
6 - I hope that a good many of you will be going to the baseball game tonight. I wish I could but that's a pretty long commute for me.

8:06 AM  
Blogger AUMom said...

The best thing out of PF's column? Football is only 181 days away!!!

I hate Bama.

I hate their guts and livers.

FSJ, I like.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Good Morning all you hotties, how's the weather? In the ATL it feels like a nice Junish type day.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Jhag ... There should be no other choice for you. Your soul is navy blue and burnt orange. You believe in Auburn and love it. And Auburn believes in and loves you. You could pick a dozen other colleges, but only one will embrace you and help you achieve you full hottitude. We're going win championships. We want you to lead us to them. We want to put your face in the end zone of the stadium. We want the next generation of Auburn fans to grow up wanting to be Jhag, pretending to be you in backyard ball games -- begging Mama and Daddy to buy your jersey. We want you.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

Does anyone know who the projected starters for tonight's game are?

9:10 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Pythons. Yes, they supposedly are out there. I know rattesnakes are.


The Iguanas up closer to Jhag are pretty fierce too. Huge non-native guys with no natural predators. Luckily, they haven't made it this way yet. Only a matter of time. Like fire ants.

9:12 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Jay will you be in Auburn for Pro Day? It's today if I'm not mistaken for those wondering.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Paul Burnside for the good guys. David Head for the evil empire. Both looking for their first wins (Burnside doesn't have a decision yet, Head is 0-2). I think Burnside is the better pitcher of the two. That should be a good matchup.


McElroy is SEC Freshman of the Week.

Tigers still lead the SEC in Homers with 29, and are second in the Nation.



Beat Bama!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Some more cool statage, courtesy of AuburnTigers.com:

The two in-state rivals will be bringing some of the nation's top players into the home of the Montgomery Biscuits as Alabama's Kent Matthes' nine home runs is just two ahead of Auburn's Joseph Sanders' seven, with the two ranking one-two in the national home run stats. Auburn's Trent Mummey is also on the national home run list in a tie for seventh with six but it is the runs scored list that he tops, having already scored 26 times in 13 games.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

nice work PF. how did the vet appointment go?

BEAT BAMA!

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gatiger....I read the PF column today also. Sounds like the issues may more serious than first thought. Either that or PF is exaggerating for effect....again.

This smacks of the same ol'arrogance that causes me to hate that program.

Where's Jet? We need some hatin'.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter F (the HOT PF)...dood...you are all over the baseball stuff. Good job.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Hi hotties. Guess you noticed that even PF calling out Sabear. I re-iterate what I've been saying for months. Tide going down. Bookgate the tip of the iceberg.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AU Building Science.....one of the "Big 4" in the nation. A well-rounded, intense degree for a specific industry. I know grads that have successful careers ranging from home-builder to major construction executives to large real estate development to Washington lobbyist.

I even know a couple of guys that are leasurely coasting along with Daddy's company.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Does it surprise anyone that UAT's letter from NCAA was issued before their five years probation was up, and that this move puts then in repeat offender status, and that NCAA can add charges to this violation. NCAA smart.... UAT dumb...

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sponge....thanks...I couldn't remember which Hottie had been sprinkling us with tidbits of this issue. Props to you. Like most folks, I made note of it, but kept the salt grains handy.

So...is PF exaggerating?...or is there more?

9:44 AM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Gotta go... work calling. More tidbits to come. Possible break in story next few weeks.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I have a feeling this whole UAT in trouble thing will blow over with nothing but a slap on the wrist.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

scottie b,

Vet appointment was fine. first rabies vac and clean bill of health.


I'm excited to see the baseball game tonight. Its supposed to be streaming online on WSFA (I think). I'm in the car right now, or I'd provide a link.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Hoop.. Heading to work. I've been told there is more, much more. Major more. They may already have a Prelim letter, but who's to know since our media can't seem to get info out of them even after a year and a half of asking. Watch the papers and see if some of the columnists start writing a few more articles that are not so flattering.

9:49 AM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Sean Z, doesn't it always?

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spongie, do you have insider information or something?

I tend to agree with Seanzie.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Work will prevent full hate mode from commencing this a.m. ... Will have comments to offer regarding troubles with the Infidels, plus the usual invective of which Hoopie requests.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

The best I'm hoping for is double secret probation.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

good to hear PF. my Sully was sick last week. he's all good now.

oh, it's never too early in the a.m. to HATE BAMA!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I love to hate on UAT but for some reason, nothing brings out the Seanzie wrath like those Whos down from Whoville.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Municipal government in action (maybe inaction is more appropriate):

Council Meeting

10:09 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Good morning hotties. Monica Smithwicks is correct. The UAT probe is about much more than books. The NCAA uses what ever they can to get started and then branches out like a fast growing cancer. Stay tuned for later developments. Cecil Hurt could release some info but won't.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I hereby ban people from the following states/provinces from riding their motorcycles in south Florida (valid MC/MG with Colors are okay):

Michigan
Ohio
New York
New Jersey
Ontario

10:36 AM  

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