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8.25.2009

Post-practice update, 8/25

Here we go.

  • QB Tyrik Rollison is out with the flu ... or at least flu-like symptoms. This is an issue in and around Auburn.

  • Newcomers who worked with the first-team offense or defense Tuesday: John Sullen (RG), Nick Fairley (SDE) and Daren Bates (S).

  • Gene Chizik said WR Montez Billings' situation is not in his hands.

  • Tommy Trott, asked if the team has a new curfew in place, said Chizik instructed players to let him (Chizik) all questions about curfews.

  • Though seemingly all offensive skill guys are "cross-training" at different positions, Ben Tate isn't. He's a "4" (primary tailback) and that's how it is. The senior said he knows all the positions, though, and could play "3" (utility back) if needed.

  • Kodi Burns said he won't be taking off the orange (no contact) jersey any time soon. ``I'm still a quarterback," he said.

180 Comments:

Blogger Jet said...

Substantivo!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I wonder if Kodi could end up being the number 2 guy should they decide to redshirt Rollison. When they announced Todd as the starter, he handled things so well, the coaches may want to consider it. He has to be viewed as a leader on the team.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

one is the lonliest number....

2.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

crap. 3 & 4 then.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry about that scottie.

7:46 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Rollison isn't getting redshirted.

Kodi has handled things well, all things not related to being the QB.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

slow trigger on my part SFC.

when watching the practice video earlier and hearing Rollison was out it makes sense to keep Kodi as the #2 if Caudle isn't up to it.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may dovetail with Trott's comment, but just read at another place that CGC has implemented an 11:00 pm curfew.

Another rumor is that senior OL Rudy Odom has left the team again. Odom was a 4 star recruit and has been 3rd on the depth chart at OG.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

By the way, there is a neat show I discovered recently that comes on Discovery at 10:00 my time, 9:00 Auburn standard time. The Colony is a reality show, but it has been pretty interesting in a McGyver kind of way. All the previous episodes are available online at the discovery channel website.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

is that an RK guar-an-TEE? ;)

7:48 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Didn't Trooper say Billings' status was up to Chizik? Did I misunderstand what was said previously?

7:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You may be right RK, but I hate to see them have to burn the redshirt on Rollison.

7:49 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Talent that can contribute now doesn't get redshirted on a team with 10 unused scholarships with a new coach that needs to make an impact.

7:50 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Who cares about the redshirt? If t his staff is all that we want them to be in recruiting, there will be a QB ready to take his place in 3 years.

I'd rather someone get experience as a back up as a freshman then be tossed to the dogs as a true freshman with no playing time at all.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Scholarships is one of the reason you do redshirt him.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I don't know that Rollison is the starter next season. We will just have to wait and see.

7:53 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"Scholarships is one of the reason you do redshirt him."

Huh?

7:54 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

Trotter should be healthy next year. that should put a nice twist on that battle for '10. plus, he has the best hair, so he has my vote. ;)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Agreed RK. If Amy "QB" is getting redshifted it will be Kodi Burns. Rolllison will play. Mark it down. That's a guarentee.

7:55 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If he can contribute now and be ready to be the man next year, then use him like Ohio State did Prior or Bowden did with Craig back in 1995.

I'd rather have a soph starter with experience than a redshirt freshman who hasn't played in a college game.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Redshirting works well with QBs because they spend a season running the scout team. It isn't like they are just put on a shelf. In general, I prefer QBs redshirt.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

A Substance DVR, Jet? Hmmmm. Sounds expensive. I'll allow it.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RK..that redshirt logic is accurate for what the coach needs to happen. I hope that logic is the best thing for AU in the long run.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

If Todd's arm falls off during the first quarter, no way Kodi isn't the man.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

a substance DVR? cool.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

If. todd's arm falls off in the 1 at quarter, Kodi will still not be the man.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm with RK. No way TR get's a RS.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

Eddie, did you type that last post with your teeth? haha.

in Gus i trust. can't wait to see this thing unfold....hopefully.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

If Rollison doesn't redshirt, he has to be the favorite to start next season.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Ok,You're probably right, Eddie. The hypothetical now goes like this: Todd's arm falls off, Caudle gets a chance, throws and INT quick, THEN Kodi is the man.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Scottie- actually my not so great iPhone keyboard. Tends to change things and I'm bad about not proof reading

8:03 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

just kidding Eddie.

alright, i'm out. felt horrible all day. off to bed. yall play nice.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think we are all assuming Caudle won't be the number 2. I wish he would get a shot, but from what I read, I don't think Caudle will be the guy.

8:05 PM  
Blogger ABOUT TIGER TALES said...

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8:05 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

If Todd went down, then Caudle, it would then go to Rollison (who will be ahead of Caudle anyways), then Mosley, then Fannin and finally back to Kodi.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rewatched the spring game lst night. Not once did Kodi look at more than one WR. He looked at one receiver and either threw or took off running. His throws out in the flats were awful.

8:06 PM  
Blogger ABOUT TIGER TALES said...

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8:07 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Is he THAT bad at managing the game? I think he's not great at it, but geez, Eddie. He wouldn't be wearing the orange jersey if the coaches thought he was their sixth option.

I think Rollison is a situation guy the first couple of games. No way he becomes the man that fast. Game four, yeah, he's the #2 or #3 guy.

8:08 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

THT...
Or should I say Mr. Bowie, nice job.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Low of ESPN said that a surprise this season in the SEC could be Tyrik Rollison. He ain't redshirting.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Wasn't Rudy Odom listed as a walk-on last year?

8:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Flu problems in and around Auburn.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Peter- kodi will more than likely be redshirted this year, at least that's the rumor. Rollison is more than a situational guy. He is the real #2. Kodi is trying to find his place on the team right now.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sorry - Signed in with wrong name.

Have you seen this scrimmage video?

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that Adam Herring is back at practice, Pybus is closer to recovery and Freeman has dropped the cast, are the fears displayed last week that a walkon may play at LB relieved?

At one point late last week some folks were convinced that we would play a nickel D the whole season.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I read somewhere that Odum lost his scholarship when he previously left the team.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Eddie, I have already read where Troop said Kodi would play.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Hoopie- I still believe the nickel defense is going to play a big role this season because of LB depth. It is still a concern at this point.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think you are right about the nickle Eddie. We will likely see it very often.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Steve- I read that also, hence I stated rumor status. Also, when Troop said he would play, it wasn't at QB.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That is true. I was amazed that Troop had Kodi in his 6. We you consider Benton, Blake, Zachery, and Carr; there aren't many places left.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Don't forget Adams (lock at starter according to Troop) and Billingsly.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

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8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omnica...that CBS video is great...gimme a helmet...I'm ready to HIT SOMEBODY.

I wish AU would give JGT that type access.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon - The vid was great!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yea, throw in Stallworth and Gulley too.

8:23 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Monica, if you are still around, you have a big brick in your in box. Please check for same.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DMiller...17 games are listed and we are given the opportunity to pick. There are no spreads listed, therefore I assume that we are picking straight up?

I've already done my early picks, which I normally re-review a day or 2 prior to the deasdline. If we are picking against the spread, I'll need to just start over.

When will that be decided? No vote from me...I'll defer to the majority choice.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Fearless Freep said...

Worst thing about the Yahoo! pick'em:

We may not get the chance to pick a game involving AU until Week 8. Or even later.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

gosh I was beginning to think I was the only one who thought that video was awesome! I felt the same way Hoopie! Gimme a helmet!! ok maybe just gimme some pom poms

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always quietly pulled for QCarr. During his recruitment, I read a good article about him in his local paper. Glad to see that he has grown enough to get in the mix.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Flu is a major, major issue.

We've got dozens out at my daughter's school. All combined indoor activities -- pep rallies, back to school dance, etc. -- have been canceled.

8:34 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Hoopie,

I agree, Kodi looked horrible in the spring game. 95 % of his yards and 1/3 of his completions were because two DB's tipped the ball to a WR on an underthrown pass.

This staff obviously doesn't have confidence in Kodi as the starting QB, since they are working him at WR and isn't in the running for 2nd string either.

I tried to tell the people who were salivating over Kodi last year, that I didn't get the feeling that he would be a prime time ready QB. The skills are probably there, but that something extra is missing.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Here's my take on Rollison ... he's gonna play.

Now, heaven forbid, Chris Todd get hurt. If he gets hurt early, I don't believe Tyrik is the answer by himself. It wouldn't surprise me to see Kodi out there.

But there will be packages and plans for Tyrik. An unused weapon is wasted. We're not coaching for 2013, we're coaching for today.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

AU! I'm glad you liked it. :-)

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the AU reality show is anything like that video....we may onto something.

CGC may be boring in an interview, but he shows well on the field with the boys.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

AGAIN, I totally agree with you, Hoopie.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My eyes are burnin'

Early night everyone! Enjoy!

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only because I was at the Ravens game watching Mark Sanchez look confused.

8:43 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Evening Hots!! I ran into Neil Fortner in the Coliseum and she is much taller than I thought. She also looks younger in shorts (I dont know how to explain that really). I was there to pick up my Auburn Ignited card which is the new means for students to access football games this year. I am getting excited!!

On the flu episode here in Lee county... I took BigCatJr to the doc today and he said that they usually see 30 people/day and yesterday they saw 75! Most were false alarms but still thats alota folks.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What has happened with Kodi is very ironic. The fans were begging for him last year when Todd was starting. When he finally became the starter, the offense went south with the season. Suddenly the Kodi love disappeared. The Bama game seems to have been the last straw for many Auburn fans and Kodi.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RK...I tried to tell folks about Kodi's limitations and all they could see was his running ability and strong arm. I eventually stopped trying.

Jet..Last year I hoped that Todd would reasonably guide the offense until Kodi fixed his problems and took over and then we would get better as the season progressed and win 8 or 9 games....silly me. Because I'm hardheaded, I'm gonna say now that I hope that Todd guides the ship, stays healthy and that TR slowly gets in the mix more and more. As stated too many times already..6-8 wins would be great.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

One doctor in the Gump was telling folks to drive into his parking lot, and that they would see patients in their cars. They didn't want the germs in their offices.

Apparently, they pop your hood, check your oil and give you a script for Tamiflu.

8:48 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I was impressed with the Clint Mosley play on the Monica linked video. Strong arm, didn't stare his receiver down, found the open man and by Gawd hit him right where he should have with the ball. I also like what he had to say and how happy he was. I saw him play in the championship game last year in B'ham and was very impressed. Th other thing I like about him? He grew up a bammer but got no love from Lil Nicky. He is in the right place now and he knows it. God I love Auburn. Keep hate fresh.

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve...AU fans always seem to think that the QB on the bench is the answer much more than other schools I know of. It's been that way for a long time now.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Hoop ...

I'm with you ... I saw Todd's physical limitations and believed that Kodi just needed reps. Well, it never arrived. I'm all for the Todd and Tyrik plan. And I think that's what it is. Kodi may run the "RK-Kat" package (I think we need to name it for the President of the Kodi Fan Club), but I don't see him getting significant snaps unless Todd gets badly hurt in the first or second game.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet....my daughter goes to Ga. Southern. They have shut down all greek activities and quarantined 3 of the 4 sorority houses because of the flu.

8:52 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

RK Kat - friggin' hilarious

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Todd's arm fell of in the first game, I would start Caudle, use Kodi in special packages or as a decoy and work TR in as possible.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You are right about that Hoopie. I can remember fans wanting Cox to start instead of Campbell during Campbell's senior season. I couldn't understand it, but they saw a great completion percentage in the scrimmages. There is a huge difference between a scrimmage and a game.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Hoop... it should be ATS... I adjusted those settings a few days ago. I will double check that it is so.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IV....with the Mosely luv....and an eye for film study.

8:57 PM  
Blogger IV said...

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8:57 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I like to let the coaches make the what if decisions. They get paid a whole bunch more than I do on a fixed income of barely able to survive.

8:57 PM  
Blogger WDEwg said...

Jay or anyone else
did it look like most all of Todd's throws in
11 on 11 seem like they were all dump offs and check
downs? That was my problem in spring game, nothing down the field. All was underneath. Just curious.

8:58 PM  
Blogger WDEwg said...

Jay or anyone else
did it look like most all of Todd's throws in
11 on 11 seem like they were all dump offs and check
downs? That was my problem in spring game, nothing down the field. All was underneath. Just curious.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Hoop... It is ATS. However, the spread will not show up until Game Week (Monday). So, yes, please be sure to double check a few days before the game.
Also, the spread may move as the week goes on... so be sure to check your picks near the end of the week.

9:00 PM  
Blogger IV said...

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9:00 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Hoop, If the wear burnt orange and navy blue, I love them.

9:00 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Great find on the vid Monica!! I noticed that there were no clips of Todd. That a way to keep em guessing coach!!

I loved the Mosely throw and Blake was very open. I'm going to attribute that to great route running. 10 days!!!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

A good read regarding the Iowa high school football team whose coach was murdered.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/e60/news/story?id=4419237

9:08 PM  
Blogger IV said...

WDE, yes i saw the same thing you saw, but then again the press was present and the coaches may not wanted to show much.

9:09 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

"But along the way I learned about honesty, integrity and cold filtered Miller Genuine Draft. That's an adult beverage right there."

9:11 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

How do I know if I'm Jewish?
Are you Jewish?
No.
There you go.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I accept your family guy quote, and counter with a

"WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY, goodnight."


Which is how I am signing off from everything, including phone conversations and business emails, from now on.

9:19 PM  
Blogger WDEwg said...

I hope that's right IV

Course I thought last year the offense looked so
bad early because we were "saving" stuff for LSU.
Keep reminding myself to have confidence in CGM
until proven different.

Also sorry bout the 2x post last time. Still getting used
to Iphone posting.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Earlier tonight on TBS ...

"I'm tired you duckin' me, man. Where's my money? Where's my money? You got money for fake mustaches? How much that cost?"

9:22 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Only Jet knows my true feelings for Kodi Burns.

Hoopie,

The reason Auburn fans always seem to love the back up QB is because it's very rare in our history where we have a very productive QB. We've had game managers, and decent seasons, but rarely a stud out there. Campbell in 04, Craig in 07 being the recent exceptions.

9:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Craig in 97, not 07.

9:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

By the way, the Braves are absolutely awful with the bases loaded this year.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I can see the RK-Kat offense being unleashed in game 1.

9:33 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Oh the fury that will be unleashed by me if Jet is correct...that is unless it works, then I've been a Kodi Burns fan since day one.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

That's an improvement over being awful with the bases unloaded, like they were last year.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I like your latter day Mike Brady 'do, DMiller.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

you people should be in bed

9:42 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

It's more fun staying up late, Mon.

Heading to the Lexington in a bit.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Had a banana popsicle.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

That is a true to life representation of my younger years, Jet...
Actually, I think it's a bit small compared to what I used to sport.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I added a note (after watching the video) that Sullen, Bates and Nick Fairley, as a DE no less, were working with the first teams.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I had curly locks in the day, but no 'fro.

9:51 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Jay is it safe to assume that with 10 days left til game one, anyone still seeing time with the ones will be on the field at some point this season?

10:05 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

you're going to Lexington tonight Jet??

10:10 PM  
Blogger wes said...

Mon...saw this on another board.
Huntington at #2. That's your stomping ground right? You must be proud...

http://blog.al.com/live/2009/08/mobile_ranked_thirdworst_ameri.html

10:14 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Yeah ... that's me ... hangin' out at the Lexington.

10:14 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

I SMELL FOOTBALL

10:15 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Take the jockstrap off your head, jhag... that ain't football you're smelling!

10:17 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

There's a lot of love in this room tonight.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What do you make of Tate not cross training? I think it means they are dedicated to him being the showcase runningback this season.

10:19 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

And frankly, it's pissing me off.

I've decided that I don't hate bama. They aren't worth the trouble. I'd rather they all just died. (except FSJ, I think it would be ok if he just had a bad limp from now on.)

10:20 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I think that means that Ben Tate will get to run the ball in a forward motion, and won't be running side to side very often.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I think Tate is a senior, and they know he has the talent to be a feature back and they plan on featuring him. I hope we see him running more north/south this year.

10:24 PM  
Blogger michael said...

As Trooper says, "Hey gang, let's not let the pigskin fall out of our hands when attempting to make a catch"

10:25 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

FSJ is an Auburn fan at heart just like the rest of us... he just likes to play the antagonist.

10:25 PM  
Blogger michael said...

wait, I mean "NO DROPS!"

10:25 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

I hope this thing we call an offense works

10:25 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

North/South running is fine ... unless the field runs East/West.

Just saying.

10:26 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Every time I look at DMiller's new avatar, all I can think of is "The Ladies Man" off of SNL.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

And why wouldn't you think 'ladies man' when you think about me in the first place?

10:29 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

When are you taking me fishing with the super duper fence charger?

10:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

oh THE Lexington - duh - got it now

WTC - Yep, I've been hearing about that #2 thing for Huntington.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think many of you will be pleasantly surprised with the speed Tate will show this season. I saw flashes of it the second half of the 2007. He isn't FAH, but he is faster than most realize.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Is it confirmed that Rudy Odom has left the team?

10:31 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Steve,

Does it really matter? Rudy Ruettiger had a better chance of playing for Notre Dame than Rudy Odom had of playing for Auburn.

10:36 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Here's another interesting Hardee's commercial.

French IS better!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Hardee's...yuck!

10:39 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

Countdown to Football Season:
10 days, 22 hours, 48 min, 44 sec

10:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jet, it matters with our depth. The guy was a 4 star flop, from what I have read, but we need warm bodies.

10:42 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Sorry...forgot about your cockroach fiasco.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Not sure Rudy qualified as warm, Steve. Maybe he and Lee Tilley can join the cast of "The Deadliest Catch."

10:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

IV I sent you your stuff, shugah.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Another poor fly heads into the spider's web.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

coalition of the willing...

10:51 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Allegedly.

Good night, kids.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

g'nite folks... it is past my bed time

10:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

BigCat, that seems reasonable to me.

Good night, HOTTIES.

11:20 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

One day closer

11:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It is almost game week. Should I feel guilty because I am giggling like a little school girl?

12:00 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

my dad spoke with our top #11 honoree at the AU club meeting in robertsdale earlier this year. mr. cody says spurrier still calls him one of the best recievers to ever catch one of his passes.

12:18 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

as long as i don't catch bammer fever i could give a good gosh darn about H1N1. i carry a cyanide caspule just in case. if i ever have to use it, my body should be burned to prevent it from spreading. avoid trailer parks and meth labs as i hear they are rife with this debilitating disease.

12:29 AM  
Blogger THT 2.0, G.G. said...

They're out there.

I hear them.

Puppets are attracted to static blogs; such late night inactivity leaves HABOTN vulnerable to a puppet attack.

I fear HABOTN wouldn't be able to withstand a puppet assault; the puppets have told me they are in cahoots with Darth Vader, Magneto, and V. The faintest whisper of a strike has the potential to be exceptionally detrimental.

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2:26 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

hallelujah, I finally have internet. It's been a battle with the cable modem and the router this morning, but perserverance has won out.

WAR EAGLE!!

RISE AND SHINE!!!

4:27 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

T-minus 10 days til kickoff!!!

HAPPY "ALL FORMER AU #10s" DAY!!!

We've got plenty of depth today. I'll let y'all name the starter. The candidates in chronological order:

Jon Kilgore - from Atlanta; AU Media Guide lists him as an End 1962-64, but he apparently practiced the art of punting during his 5 year NFL career with the Rams, Bears, and 49ers. He's front left in the 1963 team photo, sitting right next to #11, LB Bill Cody.

Tommy Traylor - a GUMPIAN!!! During Tommy's sophomore year, he was backup QB to senior Loran Carter. Tommy played a very important role in Auburn's big Sun Bowl win over Arizona in 1968. During his junior and senior seasons, Tommy was backup QB to Pat Sullivan.

Clyde Baumgartner - Clyde B. and Chris Vacarella (see yesterday) may have been twin sons of different mothers. Both were from Birmingham. Both were backup QBs. Both lettered in '74-76 (Chris also in '73). Both made their greatest contributions at another position. While Chris was catching passes, Clyde Baumgartner was achieving ALL-SEC First Team honor as a punter in 1975.

Pat Washington - Mobile native and non-wishbone style QB starter in 1984-85. He started a successful coaching career shortly after graduation. He's had gigs at Auburn, SW Louisiana (now LA-Lafayette), TCU, Baylor, Tennessee (on Fulmer's staff for 11 years), Kansas State, Mississippi State (Sylvester Croom's staff), and currently at Southern Miss.

James Joseph - Phenix City native played FB for Auburn in 1986, '87-'90. He then had a 5 year NFL career with the Eagles and Bengals. James earned his Auburn degree in 1997 and entered the coaching profession. He's had gigs at Auburn High and Troy. He is currently RB coach at the University of Memphis.

Patrick Nix - Rainbow City, AL, native started at QB in 1994 and 1995. Famous moments include:
The run-in-off-the-bench-and-throw-a-4th-and-15-TD-bomb-to-Frank-Sanders play in the 1993 Iron Bowl after starting QB Stan White was knocked from the game on a vicious 3rd down hit. That was the turning point in Auburn's great come-from-behind 22-14 victory over the Tide, and
The last minute game winning TD pass to Frank Sanders vs Florida in Gainesville in 1994. He has also had several coaching gigs. Patrick was Academic All-SEC in 1994.

Rodney Crayton - CB from Dadeville who suited up for the Tigers in 1996, '98-'00. Rodney led the team with 5 INTs in 2000, earning the respect of the league's coaches, who voted Crayton ALL-SEC First Team DB.

My favorite AU #10.... I think it's a toss up between Traylor and Joseph.

I'm sure there are others, so y'all know what that means. It's time for some 10 shout outs!!!
(JayGT - please banhammer anyone who names Bo Derek).


WARRRRR EAGLE!!!
GO TIGERS!!!

4:30 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm guessing the first stage of the puppets assault was to sever 2.0's internet connection. Molly dog chased them away and order has been restored.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Job THT. Jersey days have been awesome.

I see from the timing of 2.0's last post that the need for little sleep is firmly woven in the THT family gene code.

I see Molly is not intimidated by puppets. Is she up to the challenge to accept duty as the HABOTN overnight puppet guard? If she is anything like our recently passed wienie dog, she values sleep and would only possess value during normal waking hours.

Thanks again THT...I'm off for a 2 hr drive and then 2 hr meeting.

5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, Hotties. It's Hump Day and tomorrow we'll being the single digits!! Woo hoo!!

5:12 AM  
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5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

being = be in

It's early!

5:13 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi Hoopie

Thanks for your very kind comments. Unfortunately, I'm afraid Molly is too much like your recently passed weenie dog, i.e., I'm not sure she'll be around much longer. And you're right, she values sleep and doesn't have much in the way of "normal waking hours."

GOOD MORNING LUV!!!
Hump day? Thanks for reminding me to go take the trash to the curb, or the road...we don't have curbs.

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Tar Heel!

depressedAUfan said...
Didn't Trooper say Billings' status was up to Chizik? Did I misunderstand what was said previously?


depressedAUfan, I was thinking the same thing. Is this more of an acedemic issue? But, if he supposedly already graduated, why is this such an issue?

5:41 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

My vote lies with James Joseph. He is one of the first backs tat I really remember well and I really loved the poster I have with him leaping over the goal line for the TD against bama in the first IB at Auburn.

6:27 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Happy wasted hype day...err I mean Tray Blackmon day everyone.

Honorable mention to Donnay Young.

6:30 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I think the coaches meant to vote Larry Casher all SEC in 2000 and made a mistake and voted Crayton.

Crayton was good, but he got those int chances because people avoided Casher's side.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

Eddie, i wish i had one of those posters. Joseph actually scored 2 TD's in that '89 game. Lectron Williams scored the other one.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

btw, Coach James Joseph is currently at the U of Memphis.

did Pat Nix ever get a new gig after getting canned @ Miami?

6:33 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Scottie- I don't think Pat Nix landed another coaching gig for the year. I'm not sure what he is up to right now.

6:40 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That Pat Nix was a wild man. We used to raise cain down at The Lex.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 5:41 question wasn't rhetorical. Do any of you guys have any idea what's going there?

6:49 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

So walk-on linebacker Wade Christenson is working with the first team at weakside. This is the stuff that worries about our defense. I hope these injured players that have returned will get back to playing form quickly.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Then again, I would love for Wade to be like Alex Lincoln. I could live with that just fine.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Luv- Apparently it is out of Chizik's hands. What does that mean? I'm not sure, it could be the NCAA, it could be the school.

6:52 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Maybe he learned how to write papers at the Brad Lester school of plagiarism?

6:58 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

I think the Billings situation is about the strangest one I've ever seen regarding football eligibility. If the guy has graduated, how can it be an academic issue? The only thing I can think of is that he can't get into graduate school because his GRE score is too low. But that doesn't really make any sense or they wouldn't have held him out of the spring. And if he were in that situation, all he had to do was to not graduate, just take more courses toward a second major.

I can't even think of a good scenario to explain this.

7:22 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

THT - Great work on #10; I had forgotten Clyde Baumgartner. He was the backup QB during much of my undergrad years, and in typical AU fashion, the students wanted him to start. Gargis was a great runner, but not much of a passes. We won 3 games in 75 and 3 in 76, and a common theme in those losses was to leave Gargis in until it was too late, then put Baumgartner in and watch him lead us up and down the field with his passing, only to fall short in the end.

They were committed to running the veer, and he was a drop-back QB. He might have had a much different career if AU had never switched to the veer.

I hated the veer and thought that a bright spot in seeing Barfield fired was that we might finally get back to a passing offense. Instead, they hired a wishbone guy, and I hated the wishbone even worse.

7:32 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

Is anybody out there?

IIIsss aaannyyybooodyyy ooouuutttt ttthhhheeerrrreeee?????

Guess I killed the HABOTN.

Or maybe there's a new thread and my computer can't find it.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Coosa- You killed it dead!!!!

Jet- Love the TBS reference last night.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question for the tech savvy Hotties:

Which is a better upgrade from my old blackberry (Verizon is offering)?

BlackBerry Curve 8330
BlackBerry Storm 9530
BlackBerry World 8830

Thanks.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***NOTE - on my current BB8703e sites like HABOTN are unreachable due to "size"

7:55 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Sensi...
I've got an 8330 and like it. I tried a 9530 for a while but didn't like the touch screen. I have several co-workers that love the 9530. No experience with the other one.

I'm sure that helped exactly zero.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

WERK - re: Crayton All-SEC in '00
I guess they were trying to be all-inclusive. Casher had been first team SEC Freshman in '97 and ALL-SEC in '99. Spread the wealth, it's the democratic way

8:14 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Back to work for me now. I'll turn it over to 2.0.

8:15 AM  

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