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8.20.2009

Practice notes, 8/20

Hey everyone. Let's boogie.
  • Auburn is scrimmaging Saturday morning in Jordan-Hare Stadium. That will be scrimmage No. 3.

  • Auburn was in full pads today. It was a two-hour practice.

  • Gus Malzahn said they concentrated on situational drills.

  • Malzahn on Tyrik Rollison: ``You’ve got to really ask yourself, `Can he really help our team win?’ We’re still trying to figure that out. He’s extremely talented and performed well in scrimmages and seems to be catching on to the offense at a pretty good pace. We’re asking a lot of him. We’re just trying to figure out who our No. 2 and No. 3 guy is."

  • Malzahn on Rollison possibly redshirting: ``Common sense says you don't want to waste anybody -- especially if they're talented."

  • It looks like freshman Nosa Eguae is playing behind Antonio Coleman at rush end. **Formerly known as weak-side end**

  • Eguae's brother, Ike, coaches defensive ends at Coffeyville (Kan.) Junior College. Nosa learned some stuff. ``I want to make one mistake and get it right. I don't like making double mistakes, I feel like that's just bad responsiblity on my part."

  • Malzahn said WR Darvin Adams, who is out with an undisclosed injury, is not expected to miss much more time. ``We just want to make sure all of our guys are 100 percent when we get to the first game."

  • TE Philip Lutzenkirchen has lost nine pounds since fall camp began. And ... he wants to lose another five pounds. ``I feel like my body's gotten used to it and I feel like I've gotten a lot better."


47 Comments:

Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i wish i could clean my office this fast

10:47 PM  
Blogger wes said...

better late than never i suppose...

10:47 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

WOW, THT, way to go!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Wow - What is going on in Tyrik's head.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

THT - When can you read Malzahn's book and report back on it?

10:49 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Don't think I can stay up for #15. So tired tonight for some reason. I'll just have to dream about it and see in the morning.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mon- I don't read books. Honest.

10:50 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Mr. Tate is burning the midnight oil tonight. Thanks!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

8 more minutes

10:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If I rip out all the pages and piece them together like a map would you?

10:51 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Oh, that's right. Eastern time. Maybe I can hold my eyes open...

10:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

War Eguae!!! I've loved Nosa since the first time we heard from him back in January (courtesy of JayGT, of course)

10:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, yep, I just might!

10:52 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Ike Eguae? If that's not a bada$$ name, I don't know what is.

10:52 PM  
Blogger wes said...

eastern time, or as folks in Auburn say "fast time"

10:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

yep, I'm excited about Eguae...

10:53 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't feel like doing video.

I'd rather try to build a two-deep. I hope you're OK with that.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JayGT - another very late night for you. Will you promise to sleep real late tomorrow morning?

10:54 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I vote for depth chart. I just want to see if CGC handles it better than satan did.

10:54 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Jay G in da house!!

10:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

2 deep can wait til morning. You need to get home before your car goes all pumpkin on you.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I guess all us fat Hotties need to follow the Lutzenkirchen plan and go do AU preseason camp.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I've been saying I'd love to have Trooper Taylor or Guz as my trainer!

10:58 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jay, You've given us enough tonight. Go sleep and start over in the morning. I haven't done anything close to what you've done today and I am exhausted. It's going to be a long season - we need you 100% when we get to the first game, like Malzahn said.

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

We had a beat writer dust-up tonight (didn't involve me) and it's been FUN AROUND HERE TONIGHT.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

It's Friday!!!

T-minus FIFTEEN days til kickoff!!!

HAPPY MAILON KENT DAY!!!

For all the youngster Hotties, think Patrick Nix and the 1993 Iron Bowl. IV, feel free to offer corrections.

Mailon Kent was the Tigers starting QB in 1962. He led Auburn in passing that year, airing it out for 748 yards and 6 TDs against only 2 INTs. Kent was slated to return as starting QB in 1963, his senior season. To his misfortune, he suffered a knee ligament injury (MCL) shortly before the season. By the time he was healthy, Jimmy Sidle was on his way to an All-American year at QB. However, fate had not forgotten the senior leader.

When Auburn and UA-T met on a brutally cold day, November 30, 1963, the 9th ranked Tigers were 8-1 with their only blemish a 13-10 loss to Mississippi State in the game’s final 30 seconds. Sixth ranked UA-T was also 8-1 with a #@!* yankee sophomore QB.

Bammer defenders dogpiled Sidle in the first quarter, knocking his breath out and injuring his ribs. Mailon Kent was sent in for the injured Sidle; "It was freezing cold and I wasn’t even warmed up," Kent said later. He promptly completed a 3rd down pass for 12 yards and a first down. That was good enough to get Woody Woodall in FG range as Auburn took a 3-0 first quarter lead.

Sidle would return to play, but when Auburn had 3rd and goal from UA-T’s 8 yard line in the 3rd quarter, it was once again time for Mailon Kent to shine. He grabbed his headgear and sprinted out to the huddle. The Tiger signal caller calmly threw a TD pass to Tucker Frederickson to put the game out of reach. To quote a contemporary SI article, “It was sufficient because End [and Captain] Howard Simpson and his buddies were on Alabama's mistakes like greedy children.”

James Mailon Kent, Jr. has been the owner of Mailon Kent Insurance Agency in Birmingham, Alabama for over 20 years. He has been a director of Superior Bancorp since September 1998 and has served as Vice Chairman since December 1998. I would be willing to bet that 1999 All-SEC outfielder Mailon Kent is our honoree’s son, but I haven’t performed DNA analysis or checked birth certificates.

Sources: Auburn Football Media Guide, Phillip Marshall, Sports Illustrated, Superior Bancorp

HONORABLE MENTION: One of my favorite Auburn players when I was a youngster, halfback Mickey Zofko. My first Auburn jersey was a #15 in his honor. In 1969, his junior season, Mickey led the Tigers in rushing, kickoff returns, and all-purpose yardage. In the Bluebonnet Bowl drubbing at the hands of Houston (that was yet another game that ripped my heart out), it was Zofko, not Sullivan, who completed Auburn’s only TD pass of the night, a 36 yard halfback option to Connie Frederick. After graduating from Auburn, the Melbourne, FL, native spent 4 years in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit Lions.

WARRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!
GO TIGERS!!!

Let’s hear some #15 shout outs. There’s plenty for everyone.

11:00 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

I'd love to go through camp with those guys just once just to say I have. I 'm have no talent but I'd love to try.

11:00 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

OK, spill, you can't tease like that

11:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

12:00 a.m. EST

15 DAYS!!!

I'm out.

11:00 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Later Mon. Sweet dreams.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

absolutely awesome job, THT!
You're rockin that countdown, darlin!

Now i'm really out. Night y'all!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Sweet dreams, Mon!

11:03 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Thanks for the late-night report, Jay. Two-deep depth chart would be great.

Looks like Rollison is a go for this year based on Malzahn's comment.

Sounds like the main action didn't involve the football team tonight. Any video of the smackdown?

11:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

so, will the recipient reporter be transferring tomorrow to the Memphis Commercial Appeal?

11:08 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Know me in Depressed. Smackdown?

11:09 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I think I just fell off the face of the HABOTN rankings.

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

Matt - it must have been the SI cover jinx

11:12 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

See Jay's comment at 10:59, EZ. I may have jumped the gun with smackdown, but it sounds like there was action with the beat guys tonight.

11:14 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

15 days WOW!!!

11:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Defensive "two-deep" (as decided by me) is up.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It was a verbal dust-up.

No punches thrown ... or even close to being thrown.

11:15 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Game Time!) said...

sup hotties

11:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

not even a wedgie?

11:21 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Game Time!) said...

Jay G.
love the two deep.... one thing i noticed is that we are REALLY thin! DAMN!

11:24 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (AIC) said...

The thing with a QB is that you don't want to burn a redshirt for playing time that isn't productive. I think we basically wasted Burn's freshman year. He wasn't allowed to run the offense, only a very limited number of plays. While helping the team has to be a goal, the goal also has to be getting the QB experience really running the offense.

4:45 AM  
Blogger §teveFC (AIC) said...

I like Nosa's comment about mistakes. My philosophy with mistakes has always been to at least be creative enough to come up with new ones. Never repeat the old ones.

4:46 AM  
Blogger paulmain said...

I would like to comend Stevefc for showing the deadication to post at 4:00 in the morning.

8:28 AM  

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