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8.31.2009

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HAPPY LEWIS COLBERT DAY!!!

Lewis Colbert of Phenix City, Ala.; P 1982-85; 1st Team ALL-SEC and ALL-AMERICAN in 1985; led Auburn in punting all four years he was at Auburn, including a booming 45.8-yard avg in 1985. He has the second-longest punt in Auburn history -- a 77 yarder vs SW Louisiana in 1985.

Yes, he actually had to punt in that game!

HONORABLE MENTION:

* Karsten Bailey: Newnan, Ga.; WR 1995-98; 2nd all-time in career receptions with 150, trailing Courtney Taylor by 3; 3rd all-time in receiving yardage (trails Beasley & Goodson); 3rd all-time in TD receptions (Beasley & Obomanu).

* Travaris Robinson: Miami, Fla; DB 1999-2002; ALL-SEC in 2002 when he tied Carlos Rogers for team lead with 4 interceptions. Now an assistant coach at Southern Miss.

* Joe Sullivan: Birmingham, Ala.; QB 1980-81; Pat's brother, Joe led Auburn in passing in '80 and '81 with a two-year total of 1,142 passing yards and 9 touchdowns. (pre)MrsTHT and I witnessed his first game as an AU quarterback. He led the Tigers to a 10-7 win over the TCU Horned Frogs in Ft. Worth, Texas, on Saturday night, Sept. 13, 1980.

* Joe Frazier: Montgomery, Ala.; TB 1991-94; led Auburn in rushing as a freshman in 1991.

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Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

new page smell

3:07 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

norm?

3:07 PM  
Blogger michael said...

give PF the cookie

3:08 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I want an oatmeal cream pie if that's an available option.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Thanks for the correction, Sean.

In appreciation of your Auburn knowledge I offer you the honorary Virginia Tech fandom for this week, to go in addition to your responsibilities as an Auburn fan.

Hokie Hokie Hokie Hy
Tech! Tech! V.P.I.
Sola-Rex, Sola Rah
Polytech Virginiaah
Rae, Ri, V.P.I.
Team! Team! Team!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Ensminger transferred because he was buried on the depth chart.

3:09 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

This place is gonna be blowin' up when there's an actual football game to discuss.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, Jay G.? I thought he transferred because he wasn't an SEC quarterback.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Va Tech = obnoxious nerds and murderous felons. Though I hope they kill Bama, I will not sing their praise. Eat More Hokie!

3:11 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Herbstreit says we have a Top 10 student section! Right on!

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/preview09/news/story?id=4432441

3:11 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I already mentioned that today, Mikey.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

He looked pretty good to me, Sensi.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm not saying he was Peyton Manning, he was at least Neil Caudle.

3:12 PM  
Blogger michael said...

PF, no one reads your posts.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Cincy, I sent you an e-mail.

Aero, all I can say is...LETS GO! HO-KIES!

3:13 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Should Steve Ensminger Jr beat us, I will officially change my allegiance to Ole Nutt and change my nick to FakeSteveFC.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Cincy

Rumor has it that after the Colonial Bancorp meltdown Auburn AD ran out of money, and instead of hiring a HC, we started using a cutout.

You can probably find a slightly used one, one that's been thru a press conference or two, behind athletics department.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

True...

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I trust your opinion. You saw way more of him than any of us did. I can see the comparison with Caudle. That makes sense.

3:15 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

PF is a Debbie Downer anyways:)

3:15 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

No way La Tech beats us...no way. Even with lack of depth etc...we should be far and away better on both sides of the ball. Besides their weakness is their secondary and Gus will attack them vertically. In Gus I trust.

3:16 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Aero,
Thanks for the tip, I'll look there.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

By the way, I was at Coke HQ today and I saw they had a bunch of Coke badges with ROLL TIDE and UAT logos on them. Apparently they were/are entertaining an entourage of infidels. I was thoroughly disgusted.

3:19 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Sean, if La Tech beats us it will be due to our mistakes. It could happen. I just don't find it likely. As for no way, I won't say that. Ask a Bama fan about LaMo.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean....it's Cincy's 50th Bday. Ya gotta get her the lifesized cutout.

Cincy...that's a busy b-day. Mine was Sat a week ago and I successfully kept it very low key. Mrs. Hoopie normally gets to make a big deal.

3:19 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Come to think of it, La Tech had a two game winning streak against the evil empire in the 90s when they had their greatest coach, namely, Mike Dubose.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Sean, please tell my you gave them a War Eagle, then pushed them into a vat of the syrup...

3:20 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

The life size cut-outs aren't too numerous in these parts...too many overweight slobbering dogs and stinging insects of the yellow variety.

3:21 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

It's hard to believe that it's game week, but I'm glad it's finally here.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I didn't see them, just their security badges laid out. I would have done something with them but the security folks are not to be messed with.

3:22 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Ya never know

3:24 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Another prediction. Ben Tate rushes for over 150 yards.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - I apologize for not being timely with the page rollover. Expense reports and such got in the way. I try not to let work interfere with HABOTN, but in this case it was money interfering. I think PF did an admirable job.

Now, I have to go get my drink on with some coworkers.

Keep Hate Alive.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Jhag, are you playin football again this season?

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lack of depth will be a problem once we have the wrong injuries. It could also come into play against big physical SEC teams when we can't substitute adequately.

Against La Tech...no depth problems.

LT is going to try and run the ball. Are their OL/RB big enough to pound on our thin LB corp? Hope not.

3:26 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

SteveFC,

I like that prediction. You did mean in the first game, right? Not the whole season? :)

3:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve,

If Ben Tate rushes for 150 yards, one of two things has happened. He busted one early for 70 or more or this game is coming down to the wire and Tate is still in late in the 4th quarter trying to hold on or take the lead.

3:27 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

That being said, I'll still stand behind my prediction that if he remains healthy, Tate will get at least 1,200 yards rushing this year.

At that point we'll grow to hate last years offense even more when we see how badly his talent was wasted.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I smell a ballet in Norm's future.

Hoopie - I was going to sing Happy Birthday to you Marilyn Monroe style. Party pooper.

3:31 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I think we see Tate bust some long runs. We will dominate this game with the passing game, but it will allow for some huge runs. I could see us having over 500 yards of total offense.

My guess is that what we will be talking about next week is if this offense can perform like that against an SEC opponent.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Even I make the newspapers sometimes.

Five Questions Facing Illinois Football

(Item No. 4 is about me.)

3:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

" I think a lot of people poop on Illinois because it’s Zook’s team."

Nice.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Really Jay, 12? Dost thou see a Rose Bowl berth in the future for the Illini?

3:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Is that not a true statement?

The dude spawned irrational hate for reasons I'll never understand.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't recall making the Illinois 09 = Auburn 04 comparison ... but I definitely made the Illinois 08 = Auburn 03 comparison.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

That's true, he did have a fireronzook.com website up, I think, before he coached a game.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

It's true. However, I mostly just admire your use of the word poop.

3:35 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Way to work the word "funk" into a story, Jay!!! And I do agree that Zook got a raw deal at Florida. He is a good coach.

By the way, I believe there is already a fire Rich Rod website. Michigan is going to be one of the most interesting stories of this season. A losing record will mean Rich Rod hits the bricks quicker than poop through a goose.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

There was a fire DickRod website by the time his plane landed in MI that dark, snowy night way back when.

3:37 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

agreed JG. UF peeps just did NOT like that guy AT all. crazy.

3:37 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Over/ under on posts 1000

OVER

3:38 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I'm glad the AU folks let the irrational thinking (at least on the negative side of things) go since the Chizik hiring.

3:38 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

on gameday im talking..

3:38 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jay, Haven't you also predicted that Ole Miss 09 = Auburn 03?

3:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sean you're going to be removed from the list if you don't respond. That's just fair warning.

IV - I still haven't gotten an email from Gaines.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I like that the AU 03 team is notorious enough to have other crappy, underacheiving teams compared to it.

3:39 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'll take Auburn 03 over Auburn 08 any day of the week.

3:41 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Zook seemed like Tuberville, but a better recruiter. That offense should have been better while he was there.

3:41 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I am not that down on our 03 team. We lost to some good teams. We played both of the co-national champs. I do believe we had the players to win more games though.

3:42 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The GaTech game was hideous.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

The Ole Miss game was a gut wrencher.

3:44 PM  
Blogger michael said...

What Auburn fan didn't wish we had Reggie Ball instead of Jason Campbell after the 03 Ga Tech game?

3:44 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I'm glad we had Campbell over Reggie Ball in 2004. I don't think I wished for a QB swap post Ga. Tech.

3:46 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Congrats on getting the word poop in an article about Big 10 football!! Even if itsn't used in that context.

3:46 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"We played both of the co-national champs."

And lost by 23 and 24 points.

3:47 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The Ole Miss loss did bother me, mainly because Helen Keller could have made that catch.

But the GaTech loss was just a beating. GaTech didn't get lucky. GaTech just beat the snot out of us.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

Auburn 03 was a conundrum. Had many of the players who ended strong in 2002 and went on to greatness in 2004. We did have our moments: five game winning streak after Tech with wins over UT and Arkansas and then a win over Bama and a solid end to the season to set us up for 2004. No shame in losing to USC, LSU, and UGA, but loss to Tech stung (pun intended) and had Ole Miss beat but for Ben Obamanu's drop...oh Ben.

3:48 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

(written in a smarmy sarcastic tone) So what's your point RK?

3:49 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Even in beating us twice, I never thought Reggie Ball was much of a QB.

In 2003 it didn't matter who played QB for Ga Tech, their offense was going to be on the field enough to get enough points to win.

In 2005, starting Tre Smith over Kenny Irons and making Cox throw 50 passes in his first start helped Ga Tech out a whole lot.

I don't think in either of those two games it had anything to do with what Tech did more than it had a lot to do with what we weren't doing.

3:50 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

9 out of 10 times we would have beat that GaTech team.

3:50 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I sure did, Sean. Campbell was badly outplayed by Ball, a freshman at the time who would have liked to go to Auburn. We were entering year three of "Shattered Hopes: The Jason Campbell Story." I definitely had QB envy.

Just goes to show you, don't really down/up on a player after 1 disappointing/good game. Or in Jason Campbell's case, 3 disappointing seasons.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

What was great about the USC game (well, nothing was great), but us managers were sitting down in the equipment room a couple of weeks before that game talking to the Mayo Sowell. He just kept on saying, there's no way an inexperienced QB comes into Auburn and beats us. Who is this Matt Leinart anyway? Whoops. To be fair, defense played well that game, but Nallsminger had other ideas. LSU was just a solid beating all the way around, both sides of the ball. That was a total team effort (in losing) if I ever saw one. LSU was just that much better than us that year.

3:51 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

mytommyd,

My point is, yes we played the co-national champs, but it wasn't like we were good enough to give them any competition in 2003. Steve said we lost to some good teams, we got killed by some good teams.

We just lost to some average teams like Ole Miss and Ga Tech. The good teams like LSU, USC and Georgia killed us.

We were supposed to compete for the national title that year and lose by a combined 47 points to the two teams that split it.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Who remembers when Jay G. FREAKED if we went over 200 posts?

3:52 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

275 and going strong.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Michael, that was just shattered dreams for me. I was fresh off the boat as an AU fan and was looking forward to starting my fandom off right, if the 23-0 beating didn't do it, the 17-3 loss did.

3:53 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Michael,

Would you say Jason Campbell's performance in 2002 was disappointing?

I thought he was a good QB in 2002.

3:53 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

RK, who decided we were suppose to compete for an NC that year. I believe it was only the media. CTT had said it would be 2004.

3:54 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I just saw that Erin Andrews is going to talk about the "incident" on Oprah. Just wondering here, but don't you think going on Oprah might result in quite a few more curious downloads of the "incident"? I need to explain to her the Monica Roundtable Principle.

3:55 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

In 03, we should have finished off Ole Miss long before Obomanu dropped the TD.

Our D in that game just let them move the ball all over the field and they had that dump pass to their FB that went for 50 yards that set up their game winning TD that should have never happened.

To Obomanu's credit, he didn't run away from the heat after that game, he sit there and answered every question asked of him.

3:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

rk - to include the caveat that J Cam ended 2002 well in my sentence would have distracted from its concise comedic value. Besides, at the end of 03, when looking on Campbell's career, you would have said "Despite a couple of highlights, this has been a disappointment." Which, as luck would have it, is exactly what is said about Reggie Ball's career.

3:57 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Obamanu was a great player and Auburn man. He made one mistake in a very visible situation, but I still think he was a great receiver.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

Agreed RK. That stretch of play from Auburn in the second half of the Florida game (when Soup took over from Daniel "Corn on the" Cobb) up until the Bowl Game was as good of a stretch as Auburn has played in the last fiteen-twenty years, barring the entire 2004 season.

3:57 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We had the talent in 2003 to compete for it Steve, talent wise, what was different from 2003 to 2004?

We even lost Dansby and Thomas, so we lost significant talent between those years.

I remember Tub at SEC media days saying "we're going to be good this year." He didn't run away from the hype, which he shouldn't have, but he added fuel to the flames by saying we were going to be good two months before the season.

No shame in losing to UGA, USC and LSU in 2003, but it wasn't like we were in those games.

3:58 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Michael,

In 2003, I don't remember people really laying the blame on Campbell as much as the blame was being put on Tub and Nallsminger.

3:59 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

smarmy sarcasm just doesn't read like it used to. Perhaps I used the wrong description.

3:59 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

RK, the biggest difference was maturity and experience. Our receivers were much better in 2004 than 2003. Also, Jason Campbell had a confidence problem that gradually went away. The problem started with a beat down by Syracuse and Dwight Freeney in 2001.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

Obamanu was/is a great Auburn Man. Taht's why the 2003 Ole Miss game was so sad. So much less than he deserved, but 2004 and 2005 made the pain go away.

4:00 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie's Brother,

That was a great stretch only held back by the 4th and 15 play from UGA that kept us from Atlanta that year. Had Horace Willis been 2 inches taller or had jumped, we play Florida in a rematch in Atlanta.

4:00 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Also, the 2004 team would have likely lost to USC if we had played them in the first game. The team didn't come together until the LSU game.

4:01 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve,

I asked what was the difference in the talent level, not experience.

I'll stand that coaching kept us from a great year in 2003. Had Tub hired a true OC rather than promoting his buddy and trying to use Petrino's playbook without Petrino, that 2003 is a completely different year.

4:02 PM  
Blogger michael said...

It was very much a Kodi Burns situation. You knew you had bad coaching, but you didn't really know what you had in Campbell. During that good stretch in 02, we ran the ball incredibly well and to me it seemed like Campbell checked down to his tight ends and running backs way too often instead of hitting open receivers. Not bad or anything, but slightly frustrating at times. There was definitely nothing in 02 that made me say, "Jason Campbell: Future First Round Draft Choice!" It was more like "Jason Campbell: He Won't Lose You the Game"

In 04, it was "Jason Campbell: The Greatest Quarterback ALIVE!!!"

4:03 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I still get a little antsy over 200 posts, I'm evolving.

4:04 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I should say like the Kodi Burns situation, not like Kodi Burns. I think we have seen that there is a talent question with Kodi that was never there with Jason. Not that we knew that for sure Kodi's first couple of years.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

Yeah, I think we all knew that the we were in trouble at halftime of the 2002 Georgia game. It was 14-3 and it felt like it should have been 35-3. Thought we were going to get away with it until the Johnson catch. The 2002 Florida game had been the most heartbreaking loss I had ever witnessed in person. I couldn't get any lower than I was, but then the Georgia game happened and I stood corrected. Luckily, a reprieve came seven days later in Tuscaloosa.

4:06 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

over 1000 jhag, if Mr Tate doesn't get a chance to make a new thread every now and then

4:08 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The 2002 UGA game was a heartbreaker becuase it kept us out of Atlanta.

I remember Ronnie Brown playing hurt in the 4th quarter running out of bounds on our last drive before we punted. I remember screaming at him to stay in bounds and not stop that clock. That was a huge break for UGA because between that and Jason taking the snap almost every time with 10 seconds left on the play clock it gave UGA an extra min or so to play with.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

One thing that stands out about Campbell in 2002 is the Bama game. Without Lac, Ronnie Brown, and Brandon Johnson, things looked bleak. But Petrino (this decade's evil genius) changed up the whole offense the week before the game and put the ballgame in Jason's hands. I know his stats don't make for huge reading that game and Tre Smith did a job at running back, but offensively, we won that game with Jason's arm. A 17-0 halftime lead meant we went conservative in the second half, but we were doing five wide and let 'em fly in the first half and the game was pretty much over by halftime.

4:10 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

CTT did make a mistake not hiring a new OC in 2003 and even more so by dictating we use the Petrino offense. I do think Tuberville's biggest issue was his turnover rate for coordinators and I think it was partially due to him not allowing them to make all of their own decisions. If you hire a coordinator, you allow him to live or die by his decisions. That being said, Tuberville was a great coach. He just had his faults, like anyone else.

4:10 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Steve is slowly turning to the dark side. One day he will trash the memory of Tuberville. Give into the hate Steve, let it flooowwww through you!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Harrison doesn't remember 2003 season

4:14 PM  
Blogger Norman Jetstein said...

You know you're a bad man when someone IDs one's self as "Eddie"s Brother."

Eduardo, you are the man.

4:14 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"Great"? I don't know, but Tommy was a really good coach. He had one great season, and a great streak vs Alabama, but one SEC title in 10 years doesn't equal great in my definition of the word. Tommy was a great person who I have a lot of respect for, but I would say he was a good/really good coach.

There are very few who deserve the adjective of great.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

I always had the sense that Petrino was running his own show. I think he maybe would have preferred to have some different assistant coaches on offense, but that offense in 2002 was his offense. I think the only decision that wasn't wholly his was mkaing JCam the starting QB earlier. I think he wanted Jason in there from the start of the season, but Tubs wanted to ease Jason into it.

4:16 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Obviously Tub wanted Jason to sit and wait his turn by his "if we want to run a HS offense, we'll play him" comment after the Arkansas game that year.

4:18 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

You guys need to quit worrying about the past.

Let's concentrate on the future!

That's where you'll find me!

4:24 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Monica, Check your in box, you should have mail.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

There's a good story behind the "Eddie's Brother" namesake Jet. Eddie and I are about five years apart, but up through college, I pretty much followed him in the door as soon as he exited (i.e., high school; working as a caddy at a golf course; working for Auburn football). Then, even when Eddie outweighed me by a hundred pounds (or more), we looked alike, even taking into account the fact that I have red hair and his is black.

Throughout my whole life (up to college anyway), people have looked at me and asked, "Are you Eddie's Brother." This list includes people like Ben Leard and Takeo Spikes. My first week working at Auburn, I was sitting around the Athletic Complex with a hat on (hiding my red hair) and a G.A. comes up, kind of squints while looking at me, and asks, "Eddie, have you lost weight?"

So out of respect to the fact that there is already a Michael on here (you do good work by the way buddy), I figured I'd have some fun with my brother and his legacy.

4:25 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

George Jetson...very nice.

4:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Just discussing the past, not worried about it.

It's a distraction from the worry of what this season holds.

4:27 PM  
Blogger IV said...

George, There is nothing wrong with visiting the past. It just looks like today, it has gotten to where everybody wants to look at the negative side of things in the past. I am with you and think we need to be positive both for the future and the past when we go there. After all, the new season is almost here. We are going to find out a great deal about this 2009 edition of the Auburn Tigers very soon. Keep hate fresh, love Auburn more.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

What we need now is a Phormerly Phred Phlintstone post.

4:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

George Jetson doesn't want to discuss the past because he was recently fired by Mr Spacely.

I typed that joke, realized how stupid it was, and erased it. Then I remembered it was Puppet Hour, and I be darned if I censor myself in any way at an hour such as this!!!

4:30 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

This recipe is good.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Jet, isn't that a quote by Charles Kettering?

“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.”

4:35 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Ehyou, Jane loves it when I bring home the Conecuh Sausage. The recipe looks great.

RK/IV ... don't worry, it was just a way to introduce George other than saying, "Meet George Jetson!"

Michael, Mr. Spacely acknowledged that his hovercraft had been in Fayetteville with a delegation trying to hire Bobby Petrino. Under great pressure from the minions at Spacely Sprockets, I was reinstated with a large raise.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

So Cecil Hurt/Tuscaloosa News is going the pay site way?

4:47 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Way off of current subject of Auburn football. We stayed in Duluth, GA after the game last Saturday night. It has been awhile since we were up that way. We noticed quite a presence of Koreans in the area such as many Korean businesses. Does anybody know what the draw is for our Korean friends in that area?

5:02 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Where is Dear Leader when I need him?

5:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

LOL I was thinking the same thing, IV!

5:09 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

RK, there are a lot of great coaches in the SEC. CTT won or shared the West title about half the time. Sure, another one SEC title would have made it look better, but because there are other great coaches in the SEC doesn't make him any less so. How many SEC titles did Shug Jordan win? Was he a great coach?

5:13 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Bunch a stinkin' sad sacks!

Get up! It's game week!

5:15 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Suwanee, GA is certainly a nice place. (Where North Gwinnett HS is located) Big school, fairly new and nice stadium and practice complex. I was impressed. I would be more impressed if I was able to get some of the Byrnes SC folks that I talked with to help and get Marcus Lattimore to Auburn.

5:15 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

So, how does Jordan-Chiz Stadium sound?

5:16 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

IV, I'm gonna go with "other Koreans" as my answer. We have a similar phenomenon in part of Hoover with the Indian/Pakistani population.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Jet's creativity is throwing me off.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

IV why don't you make a trip to SC and start spreading the good word about Auburn?

5:17 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Here's a little song I wrote,
You might wanna sing it note for note ...
Don't worry,
Trust Chizzy.

5:21 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Scott Choc you could be right. Duluth is quite a ways from the new Kia plant near West Point. By the way, Hoover High may be the team to beat in 6A Alabama this year. Unless PHS does a dramatic turn around in their offensive production, I am not sure they make it back to the championship game this time. Anyway, if they do, I am going to find it hard to go and watch. It will be played on the evil empire campus this year. Ah, next year on the plains.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The Zenmaster was dispensing his wisdom to Taylor on Facebook ...

5:22 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

So Jetson, in five years do you see yourself "resigning" from Spacely Sprockets and walk away with a check for $5 million? That'll buy a lot of dog food for Astro. Btw, the hovercraft story cracked me up.

5:23 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve,

From everything I've read and been told, Shug was a great man and he's definately a legendary figure at Auburn. However, a great coach, I'm not sure. I never saw him coach a game, and he retired the year before I was even born.

Looking at his record from a distance in the past, he's a really good coach, but not a great one. One SEC title and one national title is a good resume. However I can't judge fairly if I think he's a great coach having never seen more than highlights of games that he coached. I also, don't know what the level of competition that there was in the SEC from the 50s-70's to give an educated guess.

I'm sure I'll catch some grief on this, but just looking at it on paper, Shug wasn't a great coach. He was a good coach who had some great seasons. He's a great person, and a legend at Auburn.

I saw every Tommy Tuberville coached game at Auburn except the 1999 game vs Central Florida and the 2008 game vs UT Martin and I can say it is my opinion that he's a good coach. However he's not a great coach. He had some great games and one great season, but his overall resume is that of a good coach.

Currently there are a lot of good coaches in the SEC, it's hard to say if any one of them will end their career at their school as great or legendary outside of Urban Meyer who already has two national titles and Steve Spurrier for what he did at Florida a decade ago.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Lawd y'all been writing some books today.

Don't Worry
Be Chizzy

Can we go with that version?

5:25 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

ChocoScott ...

That's exactly what I see ... I figure I'll take a year off to watch Elroy play ball and Judy twirl her baton ... then return to sprocket making somewhere else.

5:25 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If Tommy were a great coach, then he'd still be coaching at Auburn this year because 2003 and 2008 wouldn't have played out like they did.

5:25 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Monica, I would probably pay for this blog if it went that route, but I would hate to see the internet get to the point of having to pay for most all of the sites you wanted to read. I can understand the companies need to make money, but I couldn't afford to pay for several individual sites, on top of my internet access charge from Charter. Not sure if that is coming in the future or not, what do you think?

5:26 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I can't believe Bama didn't make this list.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

It's not going to work for Tuscaloosa News just like it didn't work for other papers other than The Wall Street Journal.

5:29 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Don't Worry, Be Chizzy.

put that on your ipod and turn it up.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

RK, I think you touched on Jordan's true status in your comments. I agree, I don't think he was a great coach, but he was a legendary coach. All SEC programs have their legendary coaches: Vaught, Neyland, etc. And Jordan is ours.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

don't worry
be Chizzy, now..

*whistle*

5:35 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

scottie i think i'm going to take tomorrow off and paint

5:35 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note, don't worry be happy....

At every school we have some trouble,
But when you're Rich-Rod you make it double, don't worry, be happy......

5:39 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Monnie,

JUST
DO
IT
!

5:40 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Mon,

I took today off and mowed, used the weed eater, cleaned the outside windows and stuff like that.

I think I'd rather have worked.

5:42 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Eddie's Brother is right about RK being right!

Rarhin'

Shug was beloved -- a gentleman, a hero and a patriot. A very good coach. A great coach for Auburn, but not a great coach at the ultimate standard.

Great coaches are extremely rare.

5:42 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

The QB says the snaps's on three,
The left tackle says "not for me."
Don't worry,
Be Chizzy.

5:44 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Jet, that's great

new thread up

5:45 PM  
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