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Post-practice reaction, 8/7

Hey everyone. Let's get to it:

  • Gus Malzahn isn't ready to make a decision at quarterback, though he made it clear tonight that he's seeing some trends. ``We've seen some improvement. Some have improved more than others."

  • I have no idea whom Malzahn is identifying there.

  • Trooper Taylor to WR Travante Stallworth during practice: "Are you tired? I'm out here doing this longer than you are. Do you think they feel sorry for you in Tuscaloosa? How about in Athens, Ga.?"

  • LB Eltoro Freeman on his approach to football: ``I’m going full-speed. If the pads are on, it doesn’t matter. I’m going full speed. That’s it. Full-speed. Even with them off, even when we’re tracking, where we slow down when we get close to the ball, I’m full-speed, downhill."

  • Asked what part of his game has improved most since the Iron Bowl, QB Kodi Burns said: ``My overall game. Just going out there and taking charge of the offense. Confidence. Accuracy. Just different things. I feel like it's a total rebound from the spring."

  • Today's Up-Down Brigade included K Wes Byrum and WR DeAngelo Benton.

  • Gene Chizik on today's practice: ``We did some team stuff today. We did an inside run period, which we haven’t been able to do without shoulder pads. That was really good. We had a chance to get down there and really get physical. We added about 10 minutes of that to the flavor of practice."

  • Freeman said he unloaded a big lick on RB Mario Fannin, which wasn't corroborated yet seemed credible coming from Freeman's mouth. He could sell ShamWOWs without a problem.

  • Asked if any players have stood out to him so far, Chizik said: ``Everybody is pretty much status quo."

  • Auburn's fourth practice will be held Saturday afternoon. I will not be attending.


Blogger Norm said...


9:40 PM  
Blogger Norm said...


9:40 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

You're mighty active this evening.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Jay ...

Would you separate Norm and Monica?


9:42 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Love the Troop comment to Stallworth.

Eltoro seems to have a mouth on him. Hopefully he isn't writing checks he can't cash.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yes, I'm awesomely active.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

And I definitely liked the Troop comment too. Classic.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I could see Trooper a la Herman Boone saying, "Gentlemen, we're going to do up-downs until Travante isn't tired anymore."

9:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't have, nor do I desire, dominion over Monica.

However, I can politely suggest that we PLAY NICE OR GET SPANKED.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Methinks that'd be right up Mon's alley.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

I read in an artical that said the only reason Chris Todd was reping with 1st team today was because Malzahn needed to see what Todd could do quick, because theres not alot of time. I suspect Malzahn already has it narrowed down. I think its Caudle personaly. Malzahn also said its becoming "quite difficult" for the rookies to stay at the pace he wants them to with learning the offense right now.. I think he put caudle in 2nd team today because in a way caudle didnt have to prove himself today because hes ahead of everybody else. That make any since? haha

9:47 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Finally got caught up on all of today's activities. Some Hotties have been very active in here today. Great job JGT and all his followers!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I understand Gus is putting in a new formation ... the MildCat ... with Chris Todd throwing 10 yard go routes.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

If that's about all he can do, that would seem easy enough to defend.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Alright kids. That's it for me. I'm out. Enjoy yourselves.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I SO love the TT quote! I love him (of course he's not yelling that at me).

9:53 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

A couple of those throws seen on HABOTN HD ... sure looked like Todd's arm needed a nerf ball.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet you big ole tattle tale. grrrrr

9:54 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Sorry, Monica...

You wouldn't listen to me, the babysitter, so I had to tell yo Daddy.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Instead of attending practice, Jay will be getting stuck in Auburn traffic, since tomorrow is the first day for students to the into the new Village residence halls!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

hmmmm...and he threatened me with a good time...

time for my ghost show

9:58 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

WTC ...

We booked a UHaul ... sorry, no Jed Clampett drive over for the hometeam.

9:59 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

This is quite a switch. My kids are fussing because they say I am spending too much time on the internet on our family vacation. How many times have I said that to them over the years!?

They say I need an intervention. :)
I love it!

10:01 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Norm-Here is a map of the course.

10:01 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Jet-Good luck with the move. Looks like the day will be nice and warm for you.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Cincy, I'm jealous. I was just telling my husband how much I miss the beach.

10:15 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I'm out guys/girls. Gotta rest up for the 12 miler in the AM.

Also need to check in on the recruiting front to see if I can find out anything. Anybody hearing any rumors they can share? I don't follow it very much.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I am headed home.

Again: I will NOT be attending practice on Saturday. The Daughter's soccer team plays for the TITLE tomorrow and I'll soon be celebrating sweet Congo vistory.

It's also 12 years for me and Wifey, so we're having an Adult Night Out.

I will have a video tomorrow and at least one thread of substance.

Take care, HOTTIES.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

So Jay your not only missing practice but the Extension opening?

I lived in the old extension they year they tore it down, that place was unbelievably bad, but we had a blast living there.

10:32 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Evening Hot Ones! I'm checking in from GA and this central time thing ("fast time" as the natives in Lee County call it) is throwing me off with the post times. Anywho...can I add UGA to my HATE list?

10:46 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Happy Bananaversary to Jay G and Wifey.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Big Cat ...

As the manager of the Hate Division, your request regarding UGA is approved.

Good night all.

11:05 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Football practice, oohhhhh yeah!

11:18 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Steven, don't make too much of them swapping Caudle and Todd. Malzahn has been seeing Todd every day in practice too. He likely wants to compare Todd and Kodi. It doesn't mean Caudle is the guy or Kodi is the guy or Todd is the guy. Remember, Rollison is still in this too and he may have been comparing Rollison to Caudle today.

12:18 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

The real comparison of QBs will be done next week.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Steve - What was our bet again? I forgot.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hey. Why is the dailey number count not up yet? I've been waiting for three and one half hours for it (I gave the hour between midnight eastern time and midnight central time to the zombies of the east), and nothing has come. Drats.

3:29 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Sweet. I can't spell daily.

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

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7:01 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JayGT says: "It's also 12 years for me and Wifey, so we're having an Adult Night Out.
I will have a video tomorrow"

JayGT - just remember, this is a family blog.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


T-minus 28 days to kickoff!

#28 Larry Willingham - born in Cullman, raised in Birmingham. Larry was a consensus ALL-AMERICAN in 1970, his senior year at Auburn. He has a .667 Iron Bowl winning pct. He played professionally with the St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) and Birmingham Americans/Vulcans (WFL). With his Auburn degree in hand (Business Administration), Larry has pursued a successful career in real estate. Last I heard, you could buy your dream home from him in Gulf Shores.

#28 David Langner needs no introduction. Mr. Langner is forever immortalized in Auburn football history thanks to his performance in the 1972 Iron Bowl. He returned two punt blocks for touchdowns and drove a stake in the Bahr's heart with a game-clinching interception. David Langner contributed in many other facets of the game. He led Auburn with a 13.8 yd punt return average in 1972 and still Auburn's all-time single-season leader with a 28.28 yd kickoff return average that year. In fact, no one..not Brent Fullwood, not Alexander Wright, not Tristan Davis...with a minumum of 10 kickoff returns has been able to best Langner's 1972 average. He also is tied for 5th on Auburn's all-time INT list with 12, and has the highest career INT return avg of 23.9 yds. Despite all those superlatives, Mr. Langner was not voted ALL-SEC until his 1973 Sr year.

#28 Bob Harris was born in Everett, Washington and graduated from Cedar Grove High School in Decatur, GA. He was a key player in Auburn's 1982 Iron Bowl win. In 1979, Auburn trounced Georgia between the hedges, 33-13. Although JB's 200 yds rushing, and Joe Cribb's 167 yds rushing may have been important, one could easily state a case for true freshman and future ALL-SEC'er Bob Harris for MVP of that game. The youngster had an INT and TWO fumble recoveries, all in the 3rd quarter as Auburn overcame a 10-9 halftime deficit. Just like Larry Willingham, Bob played professionally in St. Louis (NFL) and Birmingham (the Stallions of the USFL).


Let's hear some shout outs for our other 28s!!!

I'll start with a shout out to MrsTHT and me, who are celebrating 28 years of marital bliss today!!!

7:14 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning, Hotties! Happy Anniversary, TarHeel!!

7:51 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I love me some Trooper Taylor! He's exactly what the WR's need!!

7:52 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

#28 Brad Lester as a Freshman on the 2004 team before changing to #1

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

THT, there's no good way to pick b/t those 3. glad you included them all.


i love Troop wearing cletes to practice. he's in the mix. pretty cool.

7:56 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Happy Anniversaries to JGT & THT!!!

Hope you enjoy your day off Mr. Tate.

7:56 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I like The Bull and his I play at 1 speed.

8:01 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Plus I like this pic =====>

8:02 AM  
Blogger bharris007 said...

1st Anniversary is today! Married on 8-8-8. Must be something in the air.

8:15 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I just watched the Burns/Todd video. From a female's perspective, who just loves the game of football, but doesn't know a whole lot about it like all of the male Hotties, just from this these little snippets, I'm most impressed with Caudle. His throwing motion seems so much more effortless and natural than Burns and Todd. A couple of Todd's throws were just terrible. Granted, Burns and Caudle may have had throws like too, but we didn't see that in Jay G's videos. I'm probably wrong, but I think it's too late for Todd. IMHO, Franklin did him a disservice by bringing him to Auburn.

8:18 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Happy Anniversary, bharris!

8:19 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Enjoy today and Luv nice disection.

Also, if you want to see Utah beat Alabama again that is on FCS. Oh TD Utes.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Langner story ... from my brother ... via fraternity brother of his.

First day of class 1972 ... Langner walks in the classroom ... espying the scenery ... finds the prettiest girl in the room ... so he selects the seat to her left.

A problem? Someone else is occupying the seat. Langner walks us up and informs the guy politely that there must be some misunderstanding and that the seat is his. The seated young man bristles at the suggestion.

Langner pummels the uncooperative lout for a minute or so.

Day 2 of class and thereafter, no one sits down until the pretty girl has made her choice for the class and then Langner. Ah, teamwork.

8:33 AM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

Radical, I finally have something to kill time in lovely Afghanistan. By the time I get off shift AU has finished practice and all the new videos are just being posted, none as good as Jay G Tates though!!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Jay G ...

Enjoyable read in the Mosiac/Gutenberg version of the Advertiser today.

Eduardo would enjoy the color photograph of Da Freak.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Luv - I agree with your (as usual) astute film analysis!

Langner did have just a wee bit of a temper. During one interception return, he leaped high in the air, cleats first, at a FSU player. Bruce Lee would have been proud.

8:55 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

A "wee" bit of a temper. LOL

8:57 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

DoWhat?!!! Great to see you again. I was just thinking about you yesterday during a Hottie discussion of the benefits of using night vision goggles while reading HABOTN thread.

8:57 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

TarHeel, are you and Mrs. THT doing anything special today?

8:58 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Luv ...

I bet it involves ice cream and chocolate syrup!

9:04 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Do you have a favorite place to get those things (ignoring the glaringly obvious sexual innuendo)?

9:07 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Does Mrs. THT share your ice cream passion?

9:07 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Jet, have you had a dipped cone lately?

9:09 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Luv - I'm about to head out for several hours of outdoor outdoor ...outdoor fun-filled activity. We're going out to dinner at a place MrsTHT wants to try: An

9:12 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Chores on your anniversary???

9:13 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yes, MrsTHT loves ice cream, but she doesn't partake any more. She's the only skinny one in her family, yet the only one with real high cholesterol.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Luv - you got to remember, it's MrsTHT's anniversary, too! And also remember, I'm usually quite worthless, so helping out a couple of days each year is the least I can do ;-)

9:15 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

An looks AUsome! I hope you thoroughly enjoy your evening with Mrs. THT!!!

I'm headed downstairs to clean the kitchen and living room. UGH. I hate housecleaning. I'd rather be doing "outdoor activities."

9:15 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

So, for her anniversary, she requested outdoor activities for you?

9:16 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

and you're not worthless!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

re: fav Ice cream source... here I stick with Breyer's vanilla with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. If I was in Blue Bell's territory, that's what I'd eat.

When in distant locales, I try to find a B&R; I've been hooked on B&R Chocolate Chip since my Auburn days. A couple of times a week I would go up to College St. and get (and consume) a hand-packed quart of Chocolate Chip ice cream. Now, I just settle for the hand packed pint. The former was $2.20 including tax, the latter $1.10. Yes, it was a long time ago.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I need the picture of Da Freak.

I think you can kiss Todd good-bye. It sounds like his arm is still not there from all that I've read and heard. Anyone think that Da Freak is the one making the move that Gus is talking about? All I can say is what I've been saying.....get on board the Rollison Express.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

she didn't request, I'm going to sneak out there while she's running errands. She's hosting a wedding shower in 2 weeks and our driveway needs to be pressure-washed so it looks more like the native concrete rather than some strange kind of asphalt.

MissTHT and THTjr have been working on it this week. I figured it's my turn. I don't want to see our next water bill.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, Eddie, my only glimpse into the situation has been through the lens of one super cinematographer, Writher Tate. Based on that footage, I have thrown my suitcase on the train and I've got one foot on the platform, one on the train.

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

oops! *Writer

I hope he's not writhing!!!

9:27 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

TarHeel, I thought maybe she was going to be sitting on the lounge chair drinking a mint julep watching you do manual labor. ;-)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

THT- you will not be dissappointed, just wait and see.

I'm watching 1994 AU-LSU game right now. One of my favorites. Heading to White Water this afternoon with the Fam. Should be fun.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

crazy finish to that '94 game, most memorable for the purple shirt MrsTHT packed for little THTjr to wear, an issue that was very quickly addressed with an early morning visit to TigerRags.

However, I don't care to relive that game; our offense in that game was less productive than the one we used last year in Starville.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

here I go. Wish me luck! Y'all Hotties have a GREAT DAY!!


HATE BAMA in a way that would make Jet & Norm proud.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Agreed THT, that's why I only watch the 4th quarter.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, perhaps it can wait just a few more minutes, assuming we keep this thing active.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Let's get FIRED UP!!!

9:39 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

new thread up

9:40 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

and my favorite

9:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


9:48 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


9:48 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

won't die, until...

9:48 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

the Beasley post.


9:49 AM  

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