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A look-ahead to recruiting

Post No. 1,198

Hey everyone. Thanks for being patient with me today. It's my daughter's birthday and I was in charge of present procurement. Some recent revisions rendered my (hard-fought) Wii Fit moot. Other merchandise was considered more coveted and useful.

That's where I come in.

Anyway, we'll probably spend plenty of time this summer talking about recruiting. A lot of that talk will surround Auburn's needs and how closely the team's top targets dovetail with those needs.

So let's take a look at where Auburn's current scholarship allocation chart, which (theoretically) will give us some clarity when it comes to identifying the Tigers needs.

Here is where Auburn is right now. New signees aren't yet included.

RED is for players who won't play next season.
PURPLE is for players whose status is in doubt for whatever reason.

QUARTERBACK (4; 4 in '09)
QB Kodi Burns
QB Chris Todd
QB Neil Caudle
QB Barrett Trotter

RUNNING BACK (7; 6 in '09)
RB Tristan Davis
RB Brad Lester
RB Ben Tate
RB Mario Fannin
RB Eric Smith
RB John Douglas
RB Onterio McCalebb

RECEIVERS (16; 10 in '09)
WR Rod Smith
WR Chris Slaughter
WR Robert Dunn
WR James Swinton
TE Brent Slusher
TE Gabe McKenzie
WR Montez Billings
WR Tim Hawthorne
WR Derek Winter
WR Darvin Adams
WR Quindarius Carr
WR Terrell Zachery
WR Phillip Pierre-Louis
WR Harry Adams
TE Tommy Trott
TE Bailey Woods

OFFENSIVE LINE (14; 10 in '09)
OL Tyronne Green
OL Jason Bosley
OL Kyle Coulahan
OL Chaz Ramsey
OL Lee Ziemba
OL Ryan Pugh
OL Bart Eddins
OL Andrew McCain
OL Mike Berry
OL Byron (Lee) Isom
OL Jared Cooper
OL Darrell Roseman
OL A.J. Greene
OL Vance Smith

DEFENSIVE LINE (13; 9 or 10 in '09)
DL Sen'Derrick Marks
DL Raven Gray
DL Tez Doolittle
DL Andre Wadley
DL Antonio Coleman
DL Antoine Carter
DL Michael Goggans
DL Mike Blanc
DL Zach Clayton
DL Jake Ricks
DL Jomarcus Savage
DL Derrick Lykes
DL Cam Henderson

LINEBACKER (10; 6 in '09)
LB Tray Blackmon
LB Courtney Harden
LB Merrill Johnson
LB Chris Evans
LB Craig Stevens
LB Josh Bynes
LB Spencer Pybus
LB Adam Herring
LB Da'Shaun Barnes
LB Eltoro Freeman

DEFENSIVE BACK (14; 11 in '09)
DB Jerraud Powers
DB Ryan Williams
DB Jonathan Vickers
DB Zac Etheridge
DB Mike McNeil
DB Walt McFadden
DB Neiko Thorpe
DB Mike Slade
DB D'Antoine Hood
DB Drew Cole
DB T'Sharvan Bell
DB Christian Thompson
DB Marcus Jemison
DB Aairon Savage

SPECIALTY (3; 3 in '09)
K Wes Byrum
P Ryan Shoemaker
DS Dax Dellenbach


2009 RENTURNING: 59 or 60, depending on Andre Wadley.
2009 SIGNEES: 26, including Nick Fairley.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:57 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

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9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got nothing either

9:07 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Dinner tomorrow night at the Hangar ...

This ... is ... a ... revelation ... from ... above.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

This is some wimpy Friday night posting! Come on, Hotties!

9:08 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

that was code for my frustration on not scheduling UCLA.... UCLA is always good to strike up some conversation.

jet will show up shortly to lecture us on behalf of jay jacobs.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love her!!

9:09 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

oh, nevermind, there you are jet

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Mon. Just walked in the door. Caught the turning of the page.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

"makin love to my tater"

9:12 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

what a perv

9:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Speaking of food, I will give you all a review of Bradley's Pit Bar-B-Q in Sweetwater, TN on Sunday.

Tomorrow, Roxy, Gabby, Greg and I will be picking up lunch at Bradley's and then traveling to the Athens Regional Park for a serious picnic with Amelia and her parents and her grandmother! I can't wait.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Are you calling Paula a perv?

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This coming from a guy in a towel with a dog?

9:16 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...


9:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thank you, AU!!!

9:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

he's just hatin

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell of a roadtrip Mon!

9:16 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

HA, those are basketball shorts

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's trying to one up DL.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's funny I thought it was a towel. HA

9:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

AU1 we'll put in about 12 hours road time plus a couple of hours at the park. Worth it to see my babygirl, baby sister and get Muthah up here to WV for a nice long visit.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

barkley you look like you're about 16 years old!

9:19 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Sorry, Barkley

Ain't biting. Feeling satisfied from a bowl of ice cream and a brownie.

9:20 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

i'mm 14, i guess i look older

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that seems very worth it!!

9:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

AU! I'll tell Dirty a special hello from you.

9:29 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

who is dirty? am i too young to know that?

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Setting the coffee for the a.m. - Ipanema Bourbon, a Brazilian blend from Starbucks.

If it takes 1/3 as good as it smells, it will make an accompaniment to the Paula Deen breakfast burger.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Can the Braves hold on? What a sad Friday night for me. I'm reduced to watching the Braves.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I hate 1 run games on the road...

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Please Do!! If you have to ask who is Dirty, you can't know.

Sean...I laugh at your picture because my son had a baseball game tonight. There was a gopher in CF and he tripped in a gopher hole.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Braves fans want me to watch them ... I haven't seen them lose this year.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Well Jet there is definitely another one on tomorrow night!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Greg says he would ACTUALLY eat that donut breakfast burger thing! ack!

9:53 PM  
Blogger Jet said...


I'll see Greg's one, and raise him one.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

no no no no I don't believe either of you!

9:57 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Gimme a half dozen!

10:00 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Sean ...

Name that tune.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

We had an earthquake today and I didn't even know it. I hate missing out on the good stuff.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Jet, I'm not catching on to the tune...

10:06 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I'm thinking about that Bacon and Egg burger on Krispy Kreme, and wondering if Paula fries the egg too hard, and wonderin' "Where's the cheese?"

10:07 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

You say 6 ... Sean ... eat 'em up, boy.

We're watchin' ya.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

beef, egg and bacon isn't enough?

10:08 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Keep an eye out for YouTube!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Jet said...


It's just a good start.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

oops I didn't know that was an R rated version.

Boone County mating call is pretty funny.

10:17 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

monica, does my age have any effect on our future together?

10:20 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

zero effect, bark

10:21 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Heard some Gadsden-UAT talk today from someone who isn't into hyperbole about a booster being disassociated.

Wonder if FSJ is hearing any rumblings in his neck of the woods.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

spill it

10:25 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

fsj knows all about it. he was contributing to dre kirkpartrick's salary

10:31 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I've figured it out ...

FSJ = Fake Summer Jobs

10:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Faker has been oddly quiet

10:32 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Jet, I had a conversation with a relative of a player from Gadsden at the A-Day game. Do you know anything about the DB I am talking about? His family seemed impressed with Chizik and Auburn.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Depressed... can't say I do ... but I'm hearing good things about the kid form Ariton ... think he's a DL ... and expect good news from LaDarious Owens, as well.

10:38 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Guys, if Stafford is worth a fraction of that then I'll eat my damn shoes. Good grief. That is why the are the Lions. Gag.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Goodnight to the land of the Hottilicous.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Big EZ ...

My sense is that your diet will be shoeless, at least on Matt Stafford's account.

May I recommend to you the always tasty bacon and egg burger on Krispy Kreme glazed?

10:43 PM  
Blogger Jet said...


10:54 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

i'm an sec fan, but i'd take sanchez over stafford

11:02 PM  
Blogger michael said...

What if Sanchez is dirty?

11:04 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

dude he's a mexican, i already took that into account

11:06 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Peter King is reporting on that the Lions and Stafford have reached agreement on a six-year deal with 41.7 million dollars guaranteed.

11:08 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

lions best play in 2009:

stafford to johnson: go deep. i'm gonna throw it as far and as high as i can. jump up and get it.

johnson: ok.

i hope detriot doesn't pick any AU players.

cincy has historically been the AU career killer in the draft. they are, after all, bengals (like the corndogs) not tigers. the ones i can remember them taking are: willie anderson, takeo spikes, rudi johnson, kenny irons & pat sims. even the good ones disappeared into the dumpsterfire that is the bengals.

11:42 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

It's getting hard to remember when teams actually wanted the #1 pick in the draft. Now most teams seem to want to trade down, but usually find no takers. That huge contract can set a team back for years if the player doesn't pan out.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

another day, without a doughnut.

finally home after an 18 hour work day; I feel like I spent it with a pugilist.

howzabout somebody give me the Cliff notes version of today (i.e. yesterday now) in HABOTNville

12:13 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...


Haven't heard anything up here about a booster. I read something on ITAT, but I lump that in with the stuff I would read on Tiderinsider.

GCHS does have a DB that will be recruited off of next year's team. Believe he is or will be a 4*...

12:15 AM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...


just kidding about the salary contributions..... i think

12:16 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

good night to all the hotties out there, or not out there as he case may be. SteveFC, I'm fading too fast. You'll be on your own if you're here.

12:56 AM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

Jhag from Dallas/Plano Texas

12:59 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

Scottie B.... I saw the discussion about the HABOTN hat...

If my vote counts for anything, I'd vote for the campfire/flame logo on the front and HABOTN on the back...

1:11 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Trotter should likely be purple, with a redish hue to him.

1:11 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Morniin' Hotties!

just finished watching Clark Howard's show on HN. I don't know why I enjoy that show when all it does is make me feel like a total idiot. I mean, the guy had made a fortune by age 31. I'll be working til I'm 80 :-(

6:07 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

jhag - take no prisoners! good luck to you and your team.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

SteveFC - re: Trotter, I wasn't sure if you were referrring to his chance of playing or the color of his knee. I knew I could count on you to be here after I signed off.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hotties, while y'all finish up your beauty sleep, I'm going to head on down to Sutton's Drug Store for a plate of eggs/bacon/grits/biscuit or a 1/3 lb bacon cheeseburger. We'll wash it down with a diet cherry coke (from the fountain with cherry syrup added YUM!)

6:31 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Been lurking all week, but just had to comment! Jet, thanks for making me spit out my coffee and wipe my eyes....not the Paula Deen but then ! had to watch the Rachel Ray farting! I had not seen it but when it came to Drew, I almost fell out of my seat! thanks for the morning wakeup!

9:21 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Jay- I know I tell you this occasionally but this thread deserves an atta boy...Nice work..truly professional stuff there man..Thanks

10:12 AM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

I have a feeling that Sanchez is "Dirty", one way or another. What kills me about Marky is that every highlight on him, the receivers are so open it's ridiculous. I dunno, but I don't like drafting HYPE.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Hey Jay, and all Hotties going to Talladega, heard Saban was the Grand Marshall Sunday. Guess he is use to being in front of 100,000 rednecks!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

The cool thing is that even with 175,000 knuckle-draggin' necks gathered in one place, Saban won't be the most beloved person there.


And that will kill him. Just kill him.

10:31 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

that's funny..I'll be there..i'll make sure not to look directly at him for fear of instant death!!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Or it could be Bubba, from Rick and Bubba, there are 2 conflicting reports.

Racing is not my thing, but I understand it is very, very popular. I know there will be a lot of sure 'nuff red necks on Monday, if they left that sun screen at home.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

OK. This is how much I know about this racing weekend. Apparently Bubba is today, and Saban tomorrow's?

10:34 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Well today is the formerly known as Busch Series and tomorrow is the Sprint, tomorrow is the bigger of the two.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Well rats. West Ham lost ugly 1-0 to Chelsea.

Watch out Jay GT, Chelsea is hot on the heels of Man. U.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

I did my good deed for the day ... went to Hobby Lobby with Mrs. Jet.

Looked at 47 variations of the same thing to go on the mantle on the fireplace. Which looks better?

In the Shoppes at Hell, there's a Hobby Lobby ... and a Kirkland's ... and a Michael's.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Michael's... that's painful.

Not to be confused with Michael.

11:13 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

If the NASCAR fans cheer louder for Earnhardt than they do Saban, will he blast the fans Monday for their lack of enthusiasm?

11:25 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

He'll say something like ...

"Commitment is a 365 day job, aight. We like to think we're committed, but did we have 175,000 show up for the latest game. That's commitment, aight. They're still worshipping a dead leader, aight. Nevermind. I'm just sayin' there's commitment, and then there's committment, aight. They got it, and we don't. So next spring, I want to see your commitment, aight."

11:32 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Afternoon (here it's afternoon)Hotties - I've just gotten off the phone with Mrs. Gatiger and she and the cub are on the road headed home 2 days early. I'm pretty pleased about that.

I went to a Lacrosse game last night and AU plays as #1 seed this evening so I'll go to that one too. I have no idea what's going on in that game but it's alot of fun to watch. College guys running around the field chasing after a ball & getting beat on by sticks and getting laid out as cold as a block of ice. That's some pretty good stuff right there.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Lacrosse = Hockey on grass.


Lotsa fun to watch guys with sticks.

11:37 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

The Bama fans worship of their head coach(doesn't matter who it is) has always fascinated me. Who can forget the famous "Got Shula? We Do!" t-shirt?

11:38 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hockey = Inuit Lacrosse

11:40 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

did someone say HOCKEY!?!?!?

PENS on nbc in 2 hours 20 minutes

GO PENS!!!! Please oh please don't let the flyers tie this series.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

The hysterical thing to be me were the "S The Coach" that came out when Shula was there, particularly in 2005, then disappeared after the Brodie beatdown, then showed back up again after they hired Saban.

11:42 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

does anyone know anything about cadillac's condition and status in tampa?

i know he hurt a knee again at the end of last year but don't know which one or how seriously. i'd hate to see another great AU RB's career ended by injury.

11:48 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

The Bama fans always save the coach-sticker for when it comes back into style. I'm sure somewhere in the state there is a fan with a closet full of Mike Price memorabilia just waiting for the chance to show it off.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

I still think wistfully about the thought of that idiot Price coaching UAT.

11:52 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

so..after May 2nd I will no longer be posting from the state of Alabama...I won't miss seeing the bama sticker..flags..trucks..houndstooth anything..ect..I hate bama..but I love Alabama as a state..gonna miss her...

11:54 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Carnell tore his other patellar tendon. Don't know how severe it was compared to his first torn patellar tendon.

11:54 AM  
Blogger scott,will not,from tucson said...

i would have loved seeing how the mike price thing played out.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Where ya gonna be, WarTiger?

11:55 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wartiger, help this Hottie with the atrophied brain. Are you the one heading "up there"?

11:55 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Jet, if we could have seen Price on the Bama sideline, we would have heard the "I'm a dumb-ass" line way before Tony Franklin used it. It hurts to think about what might have been.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Boston Public Library has a remarkable collection of antiquarian maps. That's where I'd be spending my spare time if I moved up there. I hope you enjoy it. I'm afraid my moving days are over.

11:57 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Massachusetts..that's correct...

11:57 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Tarheel- help this hottie out..what's a antiquarian maps?

11:58 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great adventure wartiger. Do it while your young. Come back and visit often!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

We got Shula, so I guess I can't complain ... Price was so in over his head. It would have been fun to watch.

12:00 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

thanks Kathy..I will be visiting..don't know what's gonna happen..

12:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ok sports fans. Breakfast (I chose the eggs/bacon/grits/biscuit/choc.milk/cherry diet coke) at Sutton's Drug Store was DEElicious, but it's about time for lunch.

I'll have THTjr and MissTHT in tow as we head to Sutton's for their totally yummylicious 1/3 lb bacon cheeseburgers.


12:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

real old maps; hang on and I'll have a link

12:01 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

thanks for the info tht. dammit.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BPL Maps

12:02 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

THT ...

I don't have a map ... Do you know the way to San Jose?

12:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I-65 to I-10 to I-5 will get you close

12:04 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

thanks for the link THT...

12:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

unless you meant Costa Rica

12:04 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Just jestin' ya, THT ... remember the old song.

"Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"

12:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yes, the song is fresh on my mind, unlike events of about 20 minutes ago.

CHEESEBURGER time. See y'all later.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Saw Coach Chiz today at a BBQ charity event here in AU. Everywhere he went he had armed security by his side, that was sorta weird.

1:11 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Armed security at a BBQ charity event? In Auburn?

1:23 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

That's what I was gong to say depressedau
How can this be?

1:38 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

They were probably afraid the guy that heckled Jacobs at the airport would show up..


1:49 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Jet, are you watching the Braves again?? They're putting on a clinic!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ugh. 1/3 lb bacon cheeseburger and fries and oreo choc shake on top of the big breakfast I ate has me tight as a tick. I need a transient case of bulemia.

No worries. If the Pens play like they did Thursday night I'll be tossing my cookies and everything else.


1:57 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FSJ - that made me chuckle. Not upchuck, mind you, just chuckle.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Hey ... the most dangerous places to be are between Hotties and a chance to blast Jacobs or a chance to get some quality BBQ.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Sean ...

I've been working in the yard ... I waited until noon to start so I could get the full value of the heat and sunlight.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jet- I am such a wuss. I let THTjr and MrsTHT do the yard thing today.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

penguins really stink.

is it august?

2:53 PM  
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