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4.09.2009

Practice chatter, 4/9

Hey everyone. We have a few interesting topics coming out of practice today.

  • Harry Adams is now a wideout. If you recall, he's one of the team's fastest players and could be a game-changing element. That's what Ben Tate thinks, anyway.

  • TB Eric Smith injured his right knee during Tuesday's practice. He was wearing a fairly invasive brace over the knee Thursday. The report I received is that the injury was only a "bone bruise or something like that." Then again, the injury was a non-contact situation. How can you bruise a bone without contact?

    Gene Chizik and the coaching staff don't comment on injuries. So we'll just have to speculate.

  • DT Mike Blanc (aka The Happy Haitian) was asked to name the team's strongest players today. We received some surprising answers. He said DT Zach Clayton squats "in the 500s" and walk-on OL Rudy Odom is the 225-pound bench press master.

  • Assistant coach Tommy Thigpen discussed his projected rotations at safety today. Zaccheus "Zac" Etheridge and Mike McNeil are the top guys, obviously. Christian Thompson and Mike Slade are the next two. Thompson has received a lot of praise from Thigpen this spring, so he's a guy you should be monitoring. The fifth guy, in case you're wondering, is Drew Cole.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

78 Comments:

Blogger ehyoutiger said...

cheap

7:55 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Watching Tiger's 18th is still my favorite part of the day...so far.

7:56 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

tres

7:57 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Has Harry Adams ever not been a WR?

7:57 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Nice picture of Gus.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Parks and Recreation is TOO much like office. tsk tsk tsk

7:59 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

If you ever have the inclination to not appreciate this blog, check out the alternatives.....It's downright disgusting.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon..does Greg know about your affinity for "Thunder Calves" CGM?

8:05 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Greg said his calves keep him secure. (Greg has great calves)

8:07 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

ehyoutiger - I'm an AL.COM refugee so I very much appreciate this blog. I hate the way the other ones end up with all the participants slamming each other or with constant bamer/barner crap.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

and Jay G gives us uber cool videos, he asks the best questions and we have smokin hot tshirts

8:10 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

The office plays flea market montgomery clip...AWESOME!!!

8:11 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Mon, i agree on parks and rec show. it was like a very cheap knock off...

8:12 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

y'all are several time zones ahead of az. protect the suspense for us behind the timers...

8:14 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

cheap knock off - exactly, JD

What's flea market montgomery????

8:15 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Gus needs a training bra

8:16 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

The guy from the Montgomery Flea Market is actually quite annoying in real life. His Flea Market is really creepy too. The workers in some of the stalls were hollering at my friends. I'm pretty too!

8:16 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Would it be an invasive knee brace? Or should it be described better as a restrictive and cumbersome knee brace. Invasive to me sounds like something the Borg would do. Just sayin'

I am becoming addicted to your fly videos and thus, I am addicted to you in a strange but beautiful man love kind of thing. Only Michael touches my heart more.

Now, on to serious business. I do not believe that a quarterback will be named as the starter. They may have a depth chart, but that will only be known to a select few and any leak of that information will cause instant banishment to Thule, Greenland. As far as injuries go, I suspect there will be a lot of 'bone bruises' or other similiar innocuous answers that are both vague and misleading. They may even use archaic words and treatment terms like 'liniment oil" 'leaders and the pullers" to describe tendons and ligaments. They may even talk about players having bad vapors or the flux.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I feel like I've really missed out on something special by not being familiar with this Montgomery Flea Market!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

The OC's calves = Monica's Gus Kebabs.

8:19 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Mon, youtube flea market montgomery and you will understand. it is a store in montgomery where the store owner did a local ad on TV and it made it became a huge youtube sensation. he went on the ellen show about it. it, is a little lame to me but an insight on montgomery.

8:20 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

Have you seen a video of Flea Market Montgomery, Mon?

8:20 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

"I am becoming addicted to your fly videos and thus, I am addicted to you in a strange but beautiful man love kind of thing. Only Michael touches my heart more."

^^^^^^^^^That made me snort.

An invasive knee brace sounds like it penetrates his skin.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

OK, on my way to Youtube it.

8:21 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

why would they ever think that parks and rec would work? the thing that makes the office so good are #1 the characters that they have developed over a long time and #2 the style is a little different, the mockumentary is not your standard sitcom. Parks and Rec was just too much a wanna be to me.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

it's jus like
it's jus like
a mini mawl!

8:22 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

okay mon the country roads song probably just put you over the top...although it brings back very bad memories of Noel Devine to me.

He just scored again...

8:25 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Are you all still baggin' on doofus form earlier?

lurker is old news. No more.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

oh my lowered they are singing Country Roads on The Office

8:25 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

HAHAHA yep JD it did!! snort

8:26 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

"whoever thought the think that would save this business would be work"

snort

8:28 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

"and pancakes"

8:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm ordering all my paper products from the Michael Scott Paper Company. Why? Because Paper is their Priority.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I guess I'll quit reading this since I won't get to see the office until later.

8:30 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Jay, thoughts on tonights situational comedy on the National Broadcasting Comany entitled "The Office?"

8:31 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Sorry Sam

8:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

cry baby

8:34 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Should I give Southland a try?

8:35 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Monica, you can at least DVR it and watch it when nothing good is on. Isn't that option wonderful

8:37 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Old maid.

8:38 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

i will be watching southland as i am in pensacola, FL right now at a holiday inn express and bored out of my mind. hope that it is good, cause the one thing that i need is another TV show to watch...

the guys who did ER and West Wing produce it so my guess is it will be good.

8:48 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Love
Like sweetest reward
Let it float
It floats back to you

8:53 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Nice

9:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Austin! I'm not even trained to think that way yet. Yes, it is wonderful.

I didn't know that, JD - about the ER/West Wing gang.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

ehyou - very HOT new pic

may I be your Julie McCoy?

9:05 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jay G. - Need you and Wifey to go see The Soloist and bring us back a review. Thanks!

9:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

No "The Office" for me tonight.

I'm in Auburn writing and editing video and blogging. Surprised you don't know this.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Starting video now.

ETA: 9:49 p.m. CDT

9:14 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I was hoping we could have it by 9:48.

"So it goes."

9:15 PM  
Blogger mrdude said...

Glad to see Harry back on the O side. We've got enough DBs that we can keep WRs in their natural position.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I love a guy named Harry Adams who plays Wideout...just sayin'

9:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Seastrunk said, "My mom has a wonderful relationship with Coach Luper and I really like that about Auburn."

If you're on an unofficial visit do you have a host?

9:31 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Jay, you're the man for hanging out and putting together a video.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I wish Jay G would use the Loveboat theme for his videos.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I could see a Jay G video with the opening song to Superbad in it.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Promises something for everyone...

9:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Denny Crum you totally got me hooked on House.

Southland = me likey

9:39 PM  
Blogger oposer said...

is Ryan Williams off the team?

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that Spongeworthy hasn't dropped by to let us know about the latest NCAA letter to Bama rumor.

This stuff has gone on so long it is going to embarrassing for a lot of AU fans if not true.

What I don't get is that if it is true, why not just wait and let it happen instead of fueling rumor mills.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

What is the rumor? They are just waiting to hear what the decision of the committee.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

JD - did you hear him say the p word?

9:49 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Harry Adams back at WR is a good thing. I remember reading about some of the track competitions between he and PPL aka Frenchy in high school. Adams is a burner!!

Montgomery Flea Market... one of the few simple pleasures that I miss about the Gump LOL!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm going to be four or five minutes late. I decided to get cute with the music and that delayed me a tad.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Couldn't resist the Loveboat could ya?

9:52 PM  
Blogger §teve Flipping Chalupas said...

I saw on Auburn Undercover where Seastrunk, a high profile runningback from Texas, is apparently very interested in Auburn. It says he would be the most high profile runningback recruit since Caddy. I thought that was interesting.

The move of Harry Adams shouldn't be too much of a surprise. We have a lot of depth in the defensive secondary. At first I wondered because we have a lot of receiving talent, but since we will be in a spread formation it makes since. We will need a lot of them.

9:53 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Oposer yes Ryan Williams is gone. He enrolled at a JUCO.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon, This is just something I read on Scout's free board. Supposedly Bama is getting a letter from the NCAA tommorrow outlining 144 violations.

I haven't lived in Alabama since graduation in 1980 and haven't kept up with anyone close to Bama in years, so I have no idea if it is true. According to the comments pertaining to the original post, these "letter" rumors have surfaced previously.

Is it fire or a smoke machine causing this reoccurence.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Ryan Williams was banished months ago. Yes, he's off the team.

9:54 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Steve Lache (pronounced Lake) Seastrunk is the truth!! Watch his video.

We dont have many WRs that will be as fast as Adams.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm having a minor view issue. Sorry about that. I'll update.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

the suspense is killing me. I NEED this video.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, exciting and new,
Come aboard.
We're expecting you.
Love, life's sweetest reward.
Let it flow,
it floats back to you.

The Love Boat
soon will be making another run.
The Love Boat promises something for everyone.
Set a course for adventure,
Your mind on a new romance.

Love won't hurt anymore
It's an open smile on a friendly shore.

It's Looooove!
Welcome aboard - It's Looooove

9:59 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Cecil Hurt said that as bama didn't satisfy the NCAA committee via a disposition summary they had to go to San Diego (I think) to appear before that committee. He said that odds were more than good that they would be put on probation. He also said what that probation would mean was anyone's guess.

Their appearance was Feb 20th and that the decision would be release in 6-10 weeks.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Whew. Video now up.

10:00 PM  
Blogger §teve Flipping Chalupas said...

Speed is a good thing at wide receiver, but not necessarily necessary. I prefer a receiver that can catch a football. At times we seem to have had receivers with a football allergy.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I think you should make a voice recording of that and post it for us, Hoopie!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sing bass in our 50 person church choir. I "blend" in......any solo I sing is purely by accident.

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Vid up

10:09 PM  

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