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News of the day

Hey everyone. I have arrived here at the Athletic Complex and things are happening.

Here is the latest information from Reporting Day:
  • Information about S Aairon Savage's Achilles injury is scarce. After talking with his roommate, Walt McFadden, I'd say Savage's chances for playing time are small.

    ``I really don’t know what he’s going to do. I just know he’s been praying," he said.

  • TB Ben Tate is noticeably leaner. He's not lighter ... just leaner.

  • Gene Chizik said he has decided to practice during the evening because of his relatively limited number of players.

    ``You’ve got to be smart and there’s got to be some methods to the madness on when you’re doing what. You always want to beat the heat to the best of your ability, and you’ve got to be smart because you’re going to play some games in the heat, so they’ve got to have enough of it. But too much right now, you don’t want a player to go down with body cramps and they’re out for three or four days. There’s a fine line in there."

  • TE Gabe McKenzie is back with the team after his spring respite. Fellow tight end Tommy Trott said McKenzie has been a consistent performer during voluntary summer workouts.

  • S Mike McNeil is still out with his broken leg. S Zac Etheridge said McNeil was "like a coach" during voluntary summer workouts and isn't ready to play.

  • That leaves your current safety group as Etheridge, sophomore Drew Cole, junior Mike Slade and redshirt freshman T'Sharvan Bell.

  • Antonio Coleman had little information to offer about his nephew (and Auburn signee) Terrance Coleman, who still hasn't been cleared by the NCAA.

  • QB Neil Caudle said he spent his summer almost exclusively in the Athletic Complex or on the fields out back. As for doing fun things, he said he was too tired to do much after football work. Bummer.

  • OT Lee Ziemba said he feels better than ever right now.

  • Several players, most notably Terrell Zachery and Tate, identified newcomer WRs DeAngelo Benton and Emory Blake as freshmen to watch.

From earlier in the day:
  • DB Demond Washington has been cleared by the NCAA and will participate in the Tigers' first practice tomorrow.

  • WR LaVoyd James, DB Izauea Lanier and DB Reggie Taylor are headed for junior college.

  • DL Terrance Coleman and DB Taikwon Paige are in limbo. I don't expact them to qualify, but a small percentage of kids in this situation actually earn clearance. (ie Chris Slaughter 2007)

  • Just saw DE Cam Henderson and WR Darvin Adams. I think it's safe to say Henderson is still on the team.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University


Blogger cincytiger said...

Let's go, Auburn!

2:53 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...


2:53 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

or not

2:53 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

It's Time! well, almost.

2:54 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Sorry, Bridget, just happened to run in from errands and check quickly before heading out to buy more stuff for the beach, and bingo, a new post from Jay.

2:55 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Can't wait to see update when I get back!

2:56 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I wish I was on the ground in Auburn.

2:58 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i'll be in AU next sat. nite, the 15th. can't wait.

3:00 PM  
Blogger J said...

Hit somebody for me Mr. Tate!


3:01 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said... is starting.

3:02 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Me too!

3:02 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

Is Captain Chizik wearing his cape???

3:04 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

is Fannin at 230 lbs?

3:05 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Nick Saban was seen scurrying off through the woods carrying the Auburn playbook?

3:05 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm jealous of JayGT!

whoa, look at the catfight for first post ;-)

Hottie ladies ruling HABOTN!!! War Eagle Girl, Omnica, Kathy, Kristina, AUMom, MrsFrontRim and whoever I just offended by forgetting...let's hear from y'all

3:09 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oops, I left out the Queen of HABOTN... sorry about that, Michael ;-)

3:10 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

this is kind of tough for me, i have to admit. about the time T-ville came in is when i started to really keep up with Auburn football so he is pretty much all i have known. i am pumped none the less, its just kind of weird not seeing T-ville out there.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's funny, I tell you what.

3:16 PM  
Blogger michael said...

THT, that is very sexist of you to assume a Queen has to be a chick. Very sexist.

3:17 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Jay G, do you have a feel for Coleman or Page's standing?

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Michael, I added a sentence about that to the blog.

I suspect neither kid will make it.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What all happens on reporting day?

Roommate assignments?
Gear acquisition?
Running wind sprints?

3:23 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

I will be in town the weekend of the 15th. Any chance to sneak in practice?

3:23 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

Does that mean AC is mad that he came back?? He said one reason was the chance to play with his neph...

3:23 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I am surprised Coleman (apparently) won't make it in. I thought he was regarded as probable to qualify?

3:25 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

I'm glad Washington is cleared were gonna need him this year!!

3:25 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

I hate that because I looked forward to Terrance saying "Uncle AC...I got this. Hold your side down."

And AC saying "Let me tell you something boy...Shut your pie hole or I will tear that arse up in front of all these people"

3:26 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

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3:26 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

jhag, that is definitely some good news on Demond Washington. Does he go to DB from the beginning of practice?

3:28 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

yup, glad Washington is in as well. whew!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JayGT makin the Hotties Happy!!! Great news on Demond Washington!!!


3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gridiron Breakdown live at 6 p.m. tonight.

Download it on ITunes if you miss the live show.

3:31 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

I will be in AU next saturday night Scottie as well. I am heading down to the beach for a little R&R...Read all the mags and drink mad beer on the beach for week yum!

3:36 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Demond=DB 1st day my prediction!

3:37 PM  
Blogger michael said...

That's too bad, especially for Coleman... without AC around, I wonder if he will choose AU again.

3:39 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Glad to see that DL has released the 2 journalists in honor of practice starting.

3:44 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Yeah, DL is a sucker for that ole Clinton charm.

3:46 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Wow, I am starting to get really excited.

I just purchased another "tier" of channels from my cable provider in order to get ESPNU and the LA Tech game.

3:52 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I boycott ESPNU. I refuse to buy another tier!

3:55 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...


and doesn't seem to like my avatars..

4:03 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

I'd like to see him get a chance on offense but I think it's a big risk changing sides of balls this soon, well see how the staff handles him.

4:16 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

I think he could become a solid DB. Maybe a kickoff specialist dude is FAST!

4:21 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

WElllllllll I just got accepted to Ole Miss

4:24 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Congrats Jhag!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

In that syrupy, raspy Clinton voice ...

"Dear Leader, I feeel yer paaaiiin. Your name oozes pain. Kim .... Jong ... Il. I'm here to share in your pain ... I've brought you a gift. (TOP SECRET GIFT FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT). I hope through your paaaiin, you could see fit to release these two hussies ... these lawbreaking women ... into my custody, so you can get back to your diabolical agenda of nucleah blackmail. Let's face it ... holding two women hostage ... it's just so beneath you, Dear Leadah. Feel better, my friend. Feel better.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

There's a tier in my beer, and I'm crying for you, dear. You were on my lonely mind.

4:33 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

congrats Jhag. so, how many offers are you waiting to get before you make a commitment? and when you do commit, will you hold a press conference and pick your choice from a selection of ball caps?

4:33 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Yuengling Light...not as good.

I'm disappointed.

4:52 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Im gonna wait till all the bcs schools offer me, then hold a press conference and ride in on the teams mascot when I make my decision

4:58 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Demond being cleared is new and good news. Thanks for finding out Jay. The Jucos were as expected.

5:00 PM  
Blogger weagle83 said...

Jet breakin' out the Hank Williams!!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jay G. - Hope all your Louisville connections were safe from today's flooding.

5:07 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Hmm, I can see the headlines now. Clinton picks up two women at once.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

congrats jhag!!!

I guess we need to put a public notice in the Oxford paper warning all the belles of your impending arrival.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I am updating information now.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I am reading your updated information now.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi JayGT - thanks for those latest updates. I'm ready to see Ziemba pancakin' all day!

Is McNeil still in a cast?

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Cameron describes Kodi Burns' play last year as having a few struggles.

A few...understatement of the month.

5:21 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Sean, you were expecting a beer with "light" in the name to be good?

5:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Coverage of Big East media day is just a tiny bit different than SEC Media Circus.

Bill Stewart hopes you have fun watching WVU this year and that they play fair.

The biggest news was Pat White saying he did not want to play baseball for Greg Van Zant @ WVU because Van Zant doesn't like black players.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Big (L)East doesn't strike me as an "exciting conference" per se, but there are some decent teams.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Brandon Jacobs went pro baseball(has anyone heard?), that gives us +/- 72 players on scholly. Thankfully, we have 11 seniors on scholly, which leaves us with 61 for the spring assuming no further attrition. AU should appeal the SEC imposed 28 recruit limit. The 2010 recruit DNQs and normall attrition will be much more than the 4 necessary to get us to 85.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon....btw I appreciated your positive humor. Couldn't respond last night because my motherboard crashed. New laptop is on order.

5:49 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Thank God football is back!

5:53 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Ben Tate being leaner, I like.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that Seastrunk was talking recruiting.....did he say anything that was worth anything?

5:58 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Tate is ready for a monster season. I can feel it coming.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lache Seastrunk allegedly said that LSU stands for "Lache Seastrunk University"

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty clever actually. Sux but clever.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...!!! This is a good day. Thanks JGT for keeping us informed. THT I love your countdowns. You have definitely put in the research.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm experiencing some minor issues with today's video.

I have no doubt that it will be live at some point ...

6:52 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm using a new editing application. It's ignoring me right now.

6:53 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I like reading that spuds is back. I like the guy. I am not sure why. I just like the guy.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JGT - But the effort has been noted! Thanks for the work!

6:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

It's a good video clip of Lache talking about Texas, Auburn, LSU and USC. I'd say it's between Auburn and LSU for sure. He calls Trovon his "brother" and if God blesses them to play in the League, they will build houses next door to each other. (ahh the innocence of being 17)

When the guy doing the interview asked him about playing somewhere that Dyer was playing he said it didn't matter - the best guy would play and "I don't fear no man but God."

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The things that make you go hmmmm.

7:04 PM  
Blogger YoungPJ said...

Hey guys. Excited about football!

7:12 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

It seems that this football season that the kids are all raving about is upon us soon.

7:14 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Since I have been called out by THT then I must comment....WAR EAGLE!

Been reading but I am cautious after giving away my heart last year. Guess when they run out the tunnel the first game, then my heart will start pumping!

7:28 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

I LOVED IT!!! THe wife hates this time of year..

7:30 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Im surprised awfully quiet tonight...I know its not the braves

7:36 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Players recognizing frosh WRs as "players to watch". How long's it been since that happened last?

7:42 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Everyone is waiting on the video!

7:42 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...


I love the Braves. I will definitely be watching them tonight.

7:43 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

It was an awfully late night watching the end of the game last night in the ET zone.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Jhag uses "we." That makes Auburn the leader.

7:47 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...


Love the braves too..Stayed up till we couldnt score with two on and 1 out in the seventh. Then they came to bat and stole 2nd & 3rd and scored on a bloop based hit made it 4-2. I was done done done.

I think Benton is going to be GOOD!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

WEG I recommend not reading any articles. They will excited you even if you don't want to be!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

see! they so excited me I couldn't even build a decent sentence

7:48 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

crap, missed the Breakdown. i'll catch it on itunes tomorrow. sweet.

nice updates JGT. it really is here. football. practice. tomorrow. seriously. it's real.


7:49 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Raining in atl..not relative but niether is where jhag is going to commit to. HA

7:49 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

H, the feel of fall.....I mean football. Glad it's finally here.

7:50 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i cancelled my rivals to save a buck. :(

the HABOTN is all that i need. :)

how's that painting Monnie? git er dun.

7:50 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

I was about to say 93 today here in the ATL no feel of fall except the players reporting.

7:51 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

nah, the Jhag decision is very important. if he goes to Ole Miss he is responsible for claiming the HABOTN tailgate spot every other year. ;)

7:51 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

No one like to go where there is Nutt.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

scottie b you know you're my man and i'll hook you up with all the rivals 411 you want

7:53 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

If jhag goes to Ole Miss instead of Auburn I agree with Scottie B. He better have us a good spot in the grove.

7:54 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

sweet. trying to control the money-spending is killing me. not good at it at all. thanks gal.

7:56 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Anyone else going with blue this year?

7:56 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

video is up

8:04 PM  

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