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7.21.2009

The SEC gets its own network

Hey everyone. The Southeastern Conference and ESPN will be teaming to create the "SEC Network" this fall, though it's far less comprehensive than what the Big 10 has done with its network.

Here's the deal. So you know ESPN purchased the rights to the Saturday morning games. Here's what you didn't know ... those games won't be shown on ESPN.

They'll be on these stations instead*
Birmingham-Tuscaloosa-Anniston: WTTO and WABM
Dothan: WTVY/HD (CBS)
Huntsville-Decatur-Florence: WDZX/HD (Fox) and WAMY
Mobile-Pensacola-Ft. Walton: WJTC (IND)
Montgomery-Selma: WCOV/HD (Fox)
Atlanta: WPCH/HD (IND)
Knoxville, Tenn.: WVLT/HD (CBS)
Huntington, W.Va.: WSAZ/HD (NBC)
Columbia, S.C.: WIS/HD (NBC)
Macon, Ga.: WGXA/HD (Fox)
Dallas, Texas: KTXA (IND)
Phoenix, Ariz.: KTVK; won't carry basketball

The "SEC Network" will carry football games on 13 consecutive Saturdays beginning on Sept. 5. The pre-game show will start at 11 a.m. CDT with kickoff scheduled for 11:21 a.m.

Your commentators will be Dave Neal, Andre Ware and Cara Capuano.

Your studio hosts will be Rob Stone and former Georgia lineman Matt Stinchcomb.

*I have attempted to identify all markets where HOTTIES are represented.

261 Comments:

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Blogger wartiger said...

WAR EAGLE!!

7:11 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

guess I'm SOL here in Mass huh?

7:12 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

talkin to myself..talking to myself...

7:12 PM  
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7:14 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

still talking to myself..talking to myself...

7:20 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Repost from previous thread regarding another FSU player that Trickett ran off. Interestingly, he went to UNA to play for Bowden.

Furlong: Line coach drove me off

7:21 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I need to get confirmation on this, but I'd say you SEC Network viewers in ATL and Bammerham will be watching those games in LOW DEF.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

From the comments generated by the story Kathy linked:

'MY COACH YELLED AT ME AND HURT MY FEELINGS. DO YOU WEAR GIRL PANTIES?'

Now that makes me laugh. Someone get this guy a mic!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

SWEET

7:42 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Wait, based on JGT's comment here -NOT SWEET since I'd be directly and negatively impacted.

7:43 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

No doubt the bammerham games will be in lo definition.

In a related note La La Larry Langford broke ground today on the dome in Bham that will never be built.

I'll miss the three Dave's...At least we got to keep one of em....

7:43 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

SEC on WNCN-17 here in Triangle!!! Yea!!!

It's our NBC affiliate.. not sure how SEC game of the week vs Notre Dame home game will play out.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Flight of War Eagle

7:47 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Hey everyone. My show will be airing live tonight at the below link from 8pm - 9pm CST as I'm driving in Virginia. Please join us.

www.blogtalkradio.com/gridironbreakdown/2009/07/22/Auburn-Football-Insider-Podcast

7:47 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thanks for IDing the station's, Jay G. That was very thoughtful of you.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call in to the Podcast tonight at 347-826-9452.

7:53 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Everything on my low-def TV is in....you guess it, low-def. I really don't mind radio if that's all I got, a picture is a nice bonus.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

my question regarding phillips is this. how is trickett dogging him so much if he isnt allowed to coach him yet. fall practice hasnt started. i notice in tricketts response he went to great pains to say he had little contact with phillips. that is in direct conflict w/ what phillips indicates. me thinks fsu has more violations????

7:56 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

fsu. i read where the bham station now broadcasts in high def. I hope thats true.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JayGT - where did you find that list of stations?

7:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Man, that commentator lineup is middling at best.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

deadliest catch. hurricane force winds. should be cool.

8:01 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

sponge...
My dad watches that show like his life depends on it. It's pretty funny.

8:03 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

No mention of DC in any of the articles I've been able to find :-(

8:04 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

No HD in Birmingham?!?!?!!! WTF?!

8:04 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm drafting The Rock to my team.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

dealiest catch can be pretty good reality tv. no silicone on this one....

8:06 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I demand a recount! or something... that sucks!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

i swear i read there was hd tv on wtto in bham news this morning. maybe i misread

8:07 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Found the full list of stations on the SEC website. No DC :-(

8:08 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

list of stations carrying SEC early game

Thanks NoVA

8:12 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Love Deadliest Catch!

Also tonight was the return of the great Richard C. Davis on TLC....Sadly the return was boring. Not on par with his show from two years ago.

On a totally OT subject.....has anyone ever used Google Talk? I received an "invitation" the other day to sign up for it. Apparently the invites are finally coming out after a period of time in which they weren't given.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

i read the furlong article. looks like terry is still livin off his daddy in recruiting. some things dont change

8:13 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

The Braves are rolling. Nice.

I see in my crystal ball....a sustained slump for the Phils.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

WNCN's tower is located in AUBURN, NC (just southeast of Raleigh) ---WAR EAGLE!!!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

THTjr loves deadliest catch. I don't do boats, not even on tv.

8:18 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

THT,
You are a funny guy. No boats, no onions, yes to ice cream and diet coke.

8:19 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Monica, regarding your post about flavor of the month, when Spurrier was winning big I never got the feeling watching him that I get from watching Saban and Meyer. He could insult someone with the best of them, but he had humor about it when doing so. Fulmer wasn't humorous, but I don't remember seeing him talk down to media guys like Saban and Meyer do. I just didn't sense the "I'm so much better than all of you" from them that I sense from these two. Maybe it's just me.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

and peaches! Don't forget peaches!!!

8:22 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

depressed,
it's not just you

8:22 PM  
Blogger mrdude said...

I'm guessing that wartiger and myself won't be watching SEC football on any of the local stations here in new england.

Any idea if this will affect games on espn360? I just noticed that espn360 is now available on crapcast, oops, comcast so that's my plan for watching the games that aren't nationally televised.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

You should be good with 360. Us locals are SOL because they'll be blacked out.

Low-Def is the pits.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

mrdude - sorry to see no New England stations listed. I'm betting you and wartiger could drive over to Bristol, CT and peek in the window. SEC game is bound to be on one of their monitors.

8:27 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Thanks for covering Columbia, Jay. I have been debating getting gameplan, but it doesn't seem necessary this season.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

SteveFC - how could you say that? You'll still need GamePlan for all the other conferences! I can't wait for Saturdays filled with 13 non-stop hours of college football!

oh my, we're still on Mark Dorminey Day! Run clock run!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm watching the JGT identified ATL SEC station WPCH now. Braves are on it in HD. I didn't pay close enough attention to the specific station for my area. So, I'd say all appears to be well.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Peachtree TV eh? That'll work.

8:35 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

What day is today in the countdown?

8:38 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I remember a Mark Dorminey story from Tangerine Bowl week 1982 when we beat Doug Flutie and BC.

The first night in Orlando, the team had no curfew. But it did have practice early the following a.m.

Let's just say ol' No. 46 was strugglin'.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I forgot to say ... PHOENIX, of all places, HAS IT.

8:47 PM  
Blogger michael said...

mucho gracias for the break down, Jay. I was wondering where I would find my SEC this fall.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Norm, thanks for that update on WPCH.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

For mrdude and wartiger:

"In markets outside the SEC footprint, the syndicated programming will air on either local, over-the-air television stations or regional sports cable networks."

... so there is hope.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

depressed- I think maybe time away from the Gators has softened your memories of Spurrier. Whatever the case, I don't believe Meyer and Saban are just a flavor of the month attitude (whatever that means).

That's just me.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

JGT - I'm here to assist where I can. That particular assist wore me out. I'll need a beer. I better tell the wife to get it for me.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I love me some Steve Spurrier.

8:55 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

So Friday is "43"....James Owens day???
Could that trigger an announcement by Ladarious Owens?

I wonder if we could entice Lad-O into making a public announcement right here on the HABOTN on James Owens day?

8:56 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

sorry... getting ahead of myself... football season is taking too long to get here!

8:57 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

DAVE NEAL LIVES!!!!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Recruiting, while very important, is about to get put on the serious backburner, at least for me. I've got preseason NFL coming up, the Braves are heating up, which means more trips to the Ted...not to mention Media Days and Fall practice...man I'm getting pumped up!

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Richt and $aban have competed in recruiting 8 times since 2002. According to Scout, Richt has averaged a 7.25 ranking and $aban has averaged 8.25 ranking.

Starting in 2006 and ever since, Richt succeeded getting all of the best recruits from Ga, which has many more athletes than Ala. This has hampered AU. Now that CN$ is getting the majority of Ala recruits, there's not much left for us.

I also imagine that CMR and CN$ have about the same SEC winning %. Worst season for CMR....4 loses.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say focus on AU and what we're doing without comparing to CN$. Whining about CN$ sounds like a bunch of low self esteem wanabes.

9:03 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Sean...when does pre-season NFL kickoff?

9:04 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

That is a good attitude Hoopie.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Well said, Hoopie. Could not care less bout UGA nor UAT at this point. I'd just like to see a team not quit at halftime.

9:04 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Spurrier was cocky, but he was also entertaining(at least he was to me). I don't think anyone would classify Saban/Meyer as entertaining or funny. My flavor of the month comment refers to the current trend of the way Meyer and Saban conduct themselves as the CEO/Dictator of their respective programs. There was a time when a coach at least had to pretend he answered to someone besides himself at a university.

They are both outstanding coaches, and I am not predicting they will go away. I only hope that they will.

9:04 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

wait, i'm not sure if myVLT2 in knoxville is HD. oh snap! breathe scottie....breathe.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean....enjoy those pro sports. I don't watch money ball any more.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Who is whining about Saban?

9:05 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

D. Miller - shhhhh! But yes, that is one of the days where I considered no one else.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Titans open August 8th in Canton, OH for the Hall of Fame game. I can't believe it's only a little over 2 weeks away.

9:05 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

In other unrelated news...

Apple posted excellent numbers today.

No doubt due to the excitement over my return to the company.

9:06 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

the Braves rocked the Giants again tonite. my kids and i enjoyed it on Peachtree tv in HD. got to face Lincecum tomorrow. he's 5-0 vs. the Braves. :(

9:06 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

That means they're due, Scottie!!

9:06 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

word. i'll have to dvr it b/c the wife and i are going out to eat for our anniversary. i really haven't been able to see Lincecum pitch much.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

me either, Hoopie. Except college football ;-)

9:07 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Lincecum is every bit as good as he's made out to be. But everyone has a bad night.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

congrats FSJ - I oh so wanted to buy your stock at $90 but was afraid the liver transplant wouldn't come through in time.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

depressed - you mean like Bear Bryant? I'm not trying to be argumentative. We just see things differently.

9:09 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Lincecum reminds me of the kid who plays baseball in the movie "Dazed and Confused". he ends up drinking at the party with his big sis and coming home at daybreak. ausome movie.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

You know what I love about high school girls? I keep getting older and they stay the same age...yes they do...yes they do.

9:12 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

In all seriousness the Auburn grad (Cook) that filled in for Jobs did an excellent job. I'm sure that their product line is decided a year or so in advance, but still their stock did well while Cook was at the helm.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

FSJ, as an avid Apple fan myself, I was glad to see Cook come in and keep the ship going while Jobs was away.

9:14 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Sean,

I have no idea how old you are, but I've just realized that I am VERY close to middle age.

Sucks

9:14 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I'm 24 years young, Fake.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Saban and Meyer give off the impression that they are ruthless tools that use everything and everyone to get their desired destination. They are taking the NFL model and applying it college. All business, all the time.

Spurrier, when he arrived at Florida, was viewed as lazy, more concerned about golf, and a smart@$$ who couldn't cut it in this league. History is beginning to show that his time at Florida was the perfect collision of scheme, attitude and talent. He's not going to get it done in South Carolina beyond what he's done thus far.

9:15 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Sigh...

I remember that age...

9:15 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Monica, I have done a poor job of explaining the point I was trying to make. I started off comparing Meyer/Saban's attitude to Richt's, and I have veered off course. You and I see things differently here, and I am fine with that. I meant no insult towards anyone.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

24 ... the last year for me prior to marriage.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I AM middle-aged. Dangit.

9:17 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Give me a dictator coach any day.

Somebody has to be in charge.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Jay G, tell me i get coverage in Tejas

9:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm watching my favorite baseball player, Joshua Beckett, pitch pretty well against Texas.

He's probably going to lose.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up a Bammer in the 60's-70's and first yelled War Eagle when we beat Florida on October 29, 1977. This was during the Barfield days. Back in those days Auburn had a lot of fans that exhibited a quiet confidence and lack of whining that I respected even as a Bammer. Now.....not so much.

Bammer, then, and especially now, has too many fans full of self-induced arrogance.

9:18 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Hoopie....a bammer...

LMAO!!!

That is why I read HABOTN.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Taylor: Looks like the Fox affiliate in Tyler/Longview is going to be carrying the football games. Is that close enough?

9:20 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Also, the SEC Network will be on Dallas broadcast as well.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My initial prediction that Spurrier took the USC job to coast, milk USC, and play Augusta as much as possible....seems prophetic.

9:21 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Jet, I need some instruction on making clear points. You summed it up very well.

I agree with you on Spurrier, but I have a soft spot for the 'ol ball coach. I would like to see him do well.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I agree completely with Faker.

I'm sure nobody here is guilty of this, BUT some folks hate on Saban just because he belongs to bama.

Saban doesn't impress me as a "ruthless tool". That's very emotional. He impresses me as someone is scared to death of failure = perfectionist = control freak. A perfectionist makes a great employee and if his or her fear works to your advantage that's a good thing.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

depressed - I understood your point completely. You don't need any help from anyone.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Mon - I'm a great employee. Though I'm not a perfectionist. I often make mistakes. I'm still a great employee. I AM. I AM. Don't you dare say differently.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Oh, though I rarely make the same mistake more than once.

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FSJ....my dad graduated from Bama. His father/my grandfather played football for AU in the 1920's. My uncle went to AU. Thanksgiving was wild at my grandparent's house in the 60's-70's. My grandparents had 22 grandkids that were split evenly between the 2 schools.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

This is probably where Sean is going to call me a bammer.

9:27 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I, like my compadre jet, married at 25. I recently had my 10 year anniversary.

I, however, am a young buck and nowhere near middle-age.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

when I see $atan, all I see is a bammer. Any attributes which may be present are obscured.

FSJ - if it makes you feel any younger, I'm past middle age, unless of course, I have the lifespan of a bristlecone pine :-(

9:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You were wrong earlier, Norm. Yes, I would SO hurt you.

;-)

9:28 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

bammer.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

That only happened one time and I was joking!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Bammer all the way. She's been revealed.

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon....I like the call on "scared of failure/perfectionist/control freak". There are many good middle managers with those qualities....and ....so it seems... football coaches.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

He's a tool ... was in Baton Rouge ... was in Miami ... is in Tuscaloosa. Will be wherever he coaches next should he leave.

9:36 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We keep the same channels we've always had here in Chattanooga...however I will warn you Andre Ware, while a huge improvment over Dave Rowe, is awful.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Rahrin!

9:36 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I think it's dumb to hate Saban. I think it's dumb to hate UAT. The real weapon is indifference. I'm trying to harness this technology as we speak. I still hate.

9:36 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Saban impresses me as someone who likes to intimidate people.

Folks seem to be scared of him. I don't understand it. I would mash him in a physical altercation. I hope I never have the chance because I'm afraid I'd take it.

9:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

RK...
While I spoke of the team earlier as middling, I was thinking of Ware as awful, but hated to say it. It is, however, true.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ehyou.....only 35...just a kid. When 35, I did 10k runs and ordered suits with a 13 inch drop. Now at 54, I can buy them off the rack.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Sean ...

I would submit "indifference" helped get us in the pickle we're in right now.

Plus, when you double up those 24 years, maybe you'll see things a little differently.

Not indifferently.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Fan indifference is different than Coach indifference. Referring to the latter, I completely agree with you.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm indifferent towards my daughter's mother (beta-wife). I hate UAT.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$aban is is incredibly(possibly neurotically) focused. That is what gets him in trouble socially ...and intimdates folks.

9:42 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Many fans are looking for someone to hold up as a beacon for their team. Once free agency became the norm, that stopped. Players and coaches decided the owners run it like a business, therefore we should do our thing like a business. Loyalty lasts as long as the next paycheck.

9:45 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

hoopie...
You've mentioned working for one of the "big boys" in Atlanta. I did my time with Choate with a similar "starched collar" attitude. I have moved on to much more down-home companies and am much happier.

9:46 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I read an article about Saban when he went to UAT where a LSU fans said he was an SOB and the UAT fan yes, but now he is our SOB.

9:47 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Anyone read about Corey Crawford now considering Auburn since Georgia screwed over his teammate?

9:49 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

jeez, will the Phils ever stop winning?

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I beacame indifferent at work once. I was promoted 3 times in 4 years, then My boss got intimidated and started undermining me .....I became indifferent until I left. I...like coaches in that same position, made sure that I won the game.

I suppose ...at the end of the day, yeller feller did us a favor with that phone call. Of course, the fact that he would dare to make the call is indicative of the larger problem that still exists at AU today.

9:50 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I do not dislike Saban. I respect him immensely because he gets it. He is a salesman to the nth degree. He markets his program and never stops. Too many other coaches want to rest. That is fine, but you lose your best clients (recruits) by resting. That is what got Tubbs in trouble.

9:50 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Our new crop of coaches will make it more difficult for Saban as they will not roll over when he comes callin'. They still might not get all they want, but if he gets them I feel he will have to work much harder.

All of this is assuming AU starts winning in a big way soon.

9:51 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I saw that Steve.

I am also looking for article I was told about today, where the head coach at UAT has told a running back from LA and C. Grant, that he is not happy with any of the running backs on campus now and will change his offense if they commit.

(For now that is a rumor to me, as I doubt any kid would believe it or any coach is dumb enough to say it.)

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ehyou....Back in the day, I worked for Holder Construction and Cousins Properties Development....both are old line Atl bluebloods ....and played the game appropriately and well.

Now I do it how I want to do. I'm barely surviving this downturn, but wouldn't trade it for anything.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Good night Hotties.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

See you Norm.

9:56 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

I feel like there will be at least a move in a direction for out offense. We have 14 guys coming back (O/D) and a couple guys that can contribute immediately. With a motivated coaching staff we'll have more fight than most folks expect.

9:57 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I was looking up some stuff tonight and saw a pic and synopsis of Tubberville. It still makes me a little sad. He may not have been perfect (especially at the end), but I just liked the guy.

9:57 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

We will just have to see about the coaches. It may take a while for them to get the clout that Tuberville had. So far this year's class looks about like last year, but better than 2007.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Tubs was a great guy and a good coach. But his time was up as Auburn's head coach. He did what he could and he had a good run. I was in school for the best of it and it was a great ride. That said, I'm excited about the new staff and the future of the program.

9:59 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I like the potential and have really liked how Chizik has behaved as the head coach. How long this staff stays together and how well they coach together is yet to be seen.

10:01 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Yep, if it was time to make a change (probable), better to do it sooner than later.

10:01 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

The change is made, so it is pointless to discuss.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Chizco proves that they can coach...our recruiting will pick up even more. Hopefully some of top recruits haven't committed because they are waiting to see.

Let's give Coach Gene Chizik credit for overcoming the awfully loud groan expelled by the AU fans(me included) during his announcement.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Trivia - anyone remember Ronnie Brown's # as a freshman?

10:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Let me scoop out my bowl of ice cream and I'll check back for the answer

10:05 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Hoopie, I had the same thought with regard to recruiting. Many may be waiting to see how we do this season.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Aarrrgggh!!
TV 21 Lo Def and the "B" team announcers.
Like watching tv through a murky aquarium.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

What is 48?

10:07 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

count me as one that, if I could have gotten to the airport, would have thrown something at JJ when he got off the plane. I still think he is in way over his head, but I like the Chizik hire now after what he has done to this point.

10:07 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

36?

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RB's # was 20 in HS. I didn't remember it being anything except 23.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

THT ... 867-5309?

Chiz and the ChizWhizz have done just about everything I could hope for to this point ... quibbling about commitments at this point is ... quibbling.

The big work is ahead.

10:09 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

JJ hired Chizik based upon the plan he had. The kid at the airport ended up looking pretty foolish. Now that I have seen what Chiz had in mind, I like the choice.

Malzahn as HC would have pleased me more, although only because I think it would have kept him here. I think Chizik may have the better temperament for the job.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I think Chizik is going to run our program into the ground and we'll be lucky to win 5 and lose only 19.

I did buy a "Join the Chizik Republik" T-shirt this weekend. It has a Tiger with Eagle wings on it. It's rad.

10:10 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I think it's 48 as well.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jet - try 844-4244


R. Brown wore #48 as a freshman. I found it on the WWW, so I no it is true.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

What do I win?

10:11 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Steve ...

Gus needs some more time in the college game before he gets a head coaching job (at least at the highest levels of the game) -- this is his fourth season as a college coach.

10:11 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

We actually ended up being competitive in most of our games last season and there wasn't a big talent drop off. I think we have the players to do well this season. Yea, we will likely end up in the bottom half of the west, but we will be competitive, particularly early on.

10:12 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Nothing has been rad since 1989 except for sean's 2009 t-shirt.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Sean - after my bowl of ice cream I'll have one more DC to wash it down and then call it a night.

10:12 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Dare I say it.

Sean, your an idiot.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A preseason roster from the 2000 season should have the answer. He was redshirted after game 2 or 3. He ran the ball about 2 times, had a fumble ripped out of his true freshman arms and was promptly redshirted.

10:13 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

So what Jet. Look at Jerry Faust and what he did. He came straight from high school to Notre Dame and...ummm,,,wait a minute. Never mind.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I was going for ironic, but idiot is the term this week. So it goes.

10:14 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Couldn't believe someone mistook Sean for Tony Franklin earlier today.

10:14 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

After the WVU loss, I posted a couple of times that Malzahn needs to be our OC. Only thought he woul dbe good due to his ability to take Tulsa to the top in offensive categories, which AU needs.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Ah Steve, I can clear that up. Tony Franklin is a dumbass. I'm just an idiot. I think the exact phrase was, "hey Sean THE idiot." I think that carries a bit more weight, what do you guys think?

10:16 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

My post prior to THT's = obviously legit

My post post THT's = apparently pathetic

10:16 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Yea, I was hoping Tuberville would hire him because of the Arkansas/Nutt connection.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5-19? Sean..you ARE an idiot..or...a Bammer...wait....that's redundant

10:16 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

wtc...
I love it. More people should be idiots.

10:17 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Hahaha, Sean, I stand corrected.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

CTF did the same for Troy that CGM did for Tulsa. Let's hope the similarities end there.

10:19 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I wonder if the Georgia/Carver blunder will ripple through to any more of their recruits. Dang Richt, you pulled a real boner. If the kids are there to commit, you just accept the commitment and live with it.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

In all seriousness I think Chiz is more likely to go 19-5 than 5-19. That prob makes me an even bigger idiot.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean...if you are going to keep calling yourself an idiot, you'll need a corresponding avatar.

10:20 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

THT, I think the big difference will be the other offensive coaches. Malzahn will be listened to. I bet Troop and Lupe came to Auburn so they could learn from Malzahn. Somehow, I don't think NallKnoxMinger was interested in being educated.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I kinda like the '50's kid giving the thumbs-up and the wink.

10:22 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Sean-I will take 19-5 right now. With a record like that, AU will be OK.

10:23 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Coleman, Ziemba, and Tate have been named to the pre-season All-SEC team. I must admit I am surprised.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean...if a few folks can step up at a few key positions and if we don't have the wrong injuries, we do have the talent to go 9-3. The problem: that's a lot of ifs.

10:24 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Is anything happening at AU this weekend? I am going over on Saturday to move some furniture can certainly start an impromptu rolling at TC.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I want Ben Tate to take his place in the pantheon of great AU running backs. I think about 10-15 TDs and 1k yards would do it.

10:25 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Anybody think Grant commits to AU this week?

10:25 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Hoopie, I completely agree.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I'm thinking he's going to UAT. I have zero to back that. I just don't think we get him.

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean...the thumbs up is cool.

10:26 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I think UAT planned the Vogler commit announcement to offset the Grant commit to AU announcement.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm preseason All-SEC too. I haven't done anything, either.

10:27 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Our success this season depends primarily on finding a consistent QB and avoiding key injuries.

As for Tate, I very him as a good back with the potential to be great, sort of like Carl Stewart or Heath Evans.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Now that's an angle I haven't heard yet. The chess match continues.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

By the way, I'm officially issuing a new page warning!

10:28 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wtc - I certainly hope you are right. If so, we could be heading to the same kind of RB depth that UA-T has at LB.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THT..My pick for the best post of the night.


Tar Heel Tiger said...
"CTF did the same for Troy that CGM did for Tulsa. Let's hope the similarities end there."

10:19 PM

10:28 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I will give my coaching speech for QBs again. Try and go out there and not do something stupid.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

getting there pretty fast tonight

10:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

gosh, Hoopie, no one's ever said that to me before!

10:29 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I am thinking Franklin will be successful at MTSU. He was just the wrong fit for Auburn.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

The one thing that gives me a good feeling with a new staff is the fresh start. There can't be any appearance of coaches playing favorites, alienating players, having agendas...that kind of attitude change could have a very positive effect in all aspects of the game.

10:30 PM  
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