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8.04.2009

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Hey everyone. Today begins the slow trek toward The Season Opener because it's Reporting Day.

(Pictured is the cover of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon album. It includes my theme song for today: "Time.")

Veterans will be made available around 4 p.m. for chats about tackle football and other things. I'll provide a video and plenty of blog notes afterward. I expect the written word to appear here around 6.

Video around 8:30.

I gotta write for the newspaper, too, so I put video last on my list.

Stop by and check us out.

181 Comments:

Blogger mytommyd said...

Substantial

8:48 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Reckless said...

Props for the Floyd cover

8:51 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Also: I'm now making THT's Jersey Day entry a HABOTN feature.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Reckless said...

Very nice. My favorite 32 has to be Stacy Danley.

Jay G., when you see players you know to be particularly funny or "different," do you hum "The lunatic is on the grass" to yourself?

I would. Just saying.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Awesome. It sounds like football season has now officially started.

8:55 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Thanks for the Jersey Day stuff THT and JGT!!

8:56 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Man, THT makes the big time. Why didn't my Chris Todd rants ever make the big time? Yes, you read it here. My Chris Todd rants could have been blogs unto themselves.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I wouldn't classify any of the current as lunatics.

It's been a while since Chris Porter was here ...

8:59 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Reckless said...

Well, never too early for one of these.

Join me tonight on The Gridiron Breakdown at 6 pm CT.

I'll be joined for part of the show by Josh Hathaway of Blogcritics.org fame to talk college football.

I promise it won't be a total Bama love fest.

Call in if you can as well.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Reckless said...

I wouldn't classify any of the current as lunatics.
It's been a while since Chris Porter was here ...


Chris Porter - he's 6'5" with the hair 6'9"...

9:01 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Oops, he draws the foul!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

A gritty kid from the streets of Abbeville ...

9:04 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Reckless said...

Is Kevin Smith still attached to a future Fletch film?

I knew he was at one time but it has been a few years since I heard/read that.

9:05 AM  
Blogger J said...

THT...nice work.

I took a big step today. I deleted all the Auburn players from my FB friends list unless I knew them personally. I'm trying to cut back on my cyberstalking. I didn't delete the coaches though. I want that imaginary line of communication to remain open during the season. Think Gus will check fb during the games? I hope he does so that he'll know what play I would have called.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

J, are you a newcomer?

9:12 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

happy Jimmy Hitchcock day. i never could tell what his jersey number was so thanks for that info THT. i have found it odd the i have seen his name spelled Jimmie & Jimmy. not sure which one he really used. i have an autographed baseball of his when he played with a minor league team out of Oakland he he signed it Jimmie.

want to give a shout to a couple of my favorite #32's, Stacy Danley, Rudi Johnson, and the the pride of Maryville, TN Carl Stewart!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Reckless said...

Twitter Slot F Trips, H motion, Zone 32 to him during a game, J

9:19 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Oops...

That should have read J-Z.

J was my original name until the Z craze of last December/January.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Chris Porter ... idiotic enough to draw his fifth foul six blocks from the basket in the 1999 Sweet 16 game against Ohio State.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I was confused there for a minute, jz!

9:22 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

that was a brutal game Brotha Jet. i actually made that trip up here to Knoxville. i was not a happy guy to leave early.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Here's your burger, Jet.

9:23 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

man, that's making me hungry Sensi. yummy.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Just for you, Scottie B

9:28 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

man, you're killin' me. i'm going to go and heat up my leftovers. i'll try to hold out for 30 minutes or so.

9:29 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Morning everyone..Well looks like the season has begun...THANK GOD cause the braves suck!

9:29 AM  
Blogger paulmain said...

THe phantom and Union Springs rule.

9:30 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i'm glad i didn't stay up till 1am ET to watch that mess. the last week has been horrible for the Braves.

9:31 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Anyone think that Aubrey Phillips would have been a good fit in Franklins line scheme?HA!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ScottieB-

It apparently is the Jimmy Hitchcock Award, but his name was Jimmie Hitchcock per the 1930s Glomeratas and contemporary portrait (which I trust over any posthumous references)

It's after 10:30; therefore the lunch MrsTHT packed for me is fair game.

9:31 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Scottie fell asleep as soon as the braves didnt score in the 7th. Then next inning dude steals second and third then scored on a bloop single...Damn!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Franklin had no line scheme because Nall did not follow Franklin's plan.

At least, that's what I've been led to believe.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Sensi ...

That looks nice. It ain't Hamburger King, but it'll do.

Scottie B ...

I was there ... long trip to the Gump after the game ... made a little more comfortable by the private jet to Bham.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

His work here was suspect, but the Blue Murder music was solid in my opinion.

Oh, wait, wrong Tony Franklin.

9:34 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

We should all meet up for the Tiger Walk prior to La Tech. Just an idea...

9:34 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sensi,

Kevin Smith has been long removed from the Fletch movie. He dropped out once they wouldn't allow him to use Jason Lee as the new Fletch. (This was before everyone knew him, pre-My Name is Earl.)

Scottie,

I was in Knoxville for that game vs Ohio State as well. Some jackleg behind me kept yelling "Artis Gilmore" every time Porter touched the ball, and "Mama-don't" every time Mamadou touched the ball.

When the Braves loaded the bases up in the 1st with no outs against a pitcher fresh out of AA ball and only got one run and Prado tried to tag up on a pop up to the 2nd basemen and got thrown out at home, I turned it off.

9:35 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Also, happy Adlai Trone day to everyone.

9:36 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

THT, the ball team ball i got with Hitchcock on it was from the Oakland Oaks. i think it was from 1934-1936. some time close there anyways.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Thanks for the update, RK.

9:37 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Good morning hotties.Now is the time for
S U B S T A N C E
DO IT JGT

9:38 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I don't do Tiger Walks. AU 0-2 for Tiger Walks and 0-2 in Orange. I don't do orange, either.

Scottie B- I wish I could exercise good judgement like you. I was up til 1:30 watching Star Trek and Mash reruns (but they were the good ones with McLean Stevenson). Got up at 5 and listened to 2 hours of great tunes...and still didn't do the stuff I should have done the night before. I'm truly pathetic.

9:38 AM  
Blogger paulmain said...

Wasn't it iowa st?

9:39 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

With the closed situation of practices, how do you gather enough information for reports, Jay G.?

9:39 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

A trusted source assures me Auburn has placed a billboard sign in Snellville, Ga. ... which happens to be between Atlanta and Athens.

Interesting.

9:41 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

I used to be superstitious about Tiger Walks, but then came the 2004 AU-Ga game and They were handing out the GREAT paper shakers and I thought well I need to go and see the blue and orange cloud rise over the Tiger Walk crowd...MAN THAT WAS FUN!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

paulmain - I enjoyed your post, even though I had no earthly idea what it referred to.

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

You people laugh at Tony Franklin, but one day you will miss him. The one real problem with the Franklin Experience wasn't Franklin at all, but rather Paul Rhoads. Franklin kept setting him up for the dunk, but Rhoads wouldn't take it. All Rhoads really had to do was say "I am genius. Talk to him. He's the idiot you want to talk to". Then everything would have been right with the world.

9:43 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

JG saw it on saturday on Lawrenceville Hwy, also on 85n right before North Druid Hills Road.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

OK ... multiple sources now confirm.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Auburn is also between Atlanta and Athens...Auburn, GA. I hope those Georgians don't get confused. I once sent a check to Auburn University Habitat for Humanity. It ended up in Auburn, GA. Took almost a year to get it straightened out.

Lunch break is over. Seizure.

9:45 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Jay by highs chool grad class has a picnic each year at Brisco Park in Snelleville. I will look for the sign and if I remember my camera I will take a picture. May be too late Sept 26 but I will look.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

rk- nice Adlai Trone refernece. I remember he would never play, but be the first to gran the AU flag after a win and run around the field

9:50 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Hmmm, wonder how much it would cost to get that billboard put up at Sanford Stadium. Perhaps that would be a bit too aggressive.

9:51 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

I will never ever miss franklin..."and that is all i have to say about that."

9:51 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Franklin had the best quotes of any coach I can remember. It is a wonder Jay and the other sports writers didn't sign a petition to keep him.

9:52 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Been through Auburn,Ga Scottie...Got a pic with the sign. Not much there.

9:52 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

there's an Auburn, KY north of Bowling Green. i should've visited when i lived in BG but never did.

9:54 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Since this post has a musical theme, and I missed my chance the other day during the marching bands thread, I want to take this opportunity to commend the 1980 edition of the University of Florida Marchin' Gator Band, for their stirring "Tribute to New Wave" featuring almost certainly the only marching band arrangement of Devo's "Jocko Homo" in history.

Truly, it had to be experienced to be believed.

9:54 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

By the way, in one of the more stranger moves in blogging, the JCCW was creative enough to list the titles of Jay's blogs for a week in his blog. I must say I never saw that coming.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I grew up in Winder, Ga - 5 miles from Auburn, Ga.

Coming home from AU one weekend with a couple of my Frat brothers asleep in the car, I woke them up just as we entered Auburn (GA). Told them I must have taken a wrong turn. They were all looking at their watches wondering were the crap we had been the last 2 hours or so.

There is still nothing in Auburn, GA.

LT

9:58 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Adlai Trone- Cool that RK mentioned him. He will be your financial guy if you need one. Lives and works in Bham!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

The Mall of Georgia is close to Auburn, GA. Does that count?

10:01 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I have a standing offer to Jerry Hinnen (and anyone else) ... I'll mail a refund cheque if you send a SASE to my Advertiser address:

Jay G. Tate
425 Molton
Montgomery, Ala. 36105

10:03 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Just want to get that out there as a pre-emptive strike.

You know how football season gets ...

10:03 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Hahaha, Jay, yea, I am sure that Franklin was a career maker.

10:04 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

So, any chance of Kodi changing positions? We saw him play a little slot receiver last season. Could he end up playing there or at h-back. Inquiring minds want to know.

10:08 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i'm lost JG, why are you issuing refunds, and is there a cap on how many SASE's you can send?

10:09 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Kodi will not change positions. If he doesn't win the starting job, he will transfer out, maybe even before the season if he turns out to be 3rd team. That would be my guess.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm somewhat tempted to send a SASE just out of curiousity to see what came back to me in the mail.

TWO DOLLARS perhaps?

10:11 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Kodi is fast, but not WR fast.

He is one of the more off balanced runners with the ball I've seen.

I agree, he'd transfer before playing another position.

10:12 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Eddie, I can see Kodi transferring, but I don't want to see it happen. He does have talent.

10:13 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Agree on Kodi, rk.

Would he really transfer? I would think if there is one thing he has learned since being at Auburn, not having the starting job in early August doesn't mean you won't be starting in October.

Besides, is there a QB position in D1 easier to win than Auburn's? If he transfers, he would need to go a division down (lest he get Mustained), and I am not sure if he is all about that.

10:16 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I just read where Georgia had 104 players report of preseason camp. I wonder what our number will look like?

10:18 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Well, one thing is pretty much certain. Either Caudle, Todd, or Kodi are going to learn their chances of playing QB at Auburn have dropped to zero very soon.

10:20 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I disagree, Steve. If we have another season like last year, all three very well might get a start by the end of the season.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll refund the exact amount you paid.

Ed McMahon is dead, so don't expect any Publishers' Clearinghouse surprises, either.

10:23 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

By the way, Kodi supposedly runs a 4.5/40, which is faster than some of our wide receivers.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't think Burns has the speed to play other offensive skill positions.

I'm with the others: If Burns ends up as the No. 3 option -- or possibly the No. 2 option -- I will expect to hear about a transfer.

That's just my gut feeling. Burns has the talent to play quarterback somewhere. Maybe it's Auburn. Maybe it's not.

10:25 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

michael, if we have a season like last season, jump on the Tyrik bandwagon quick.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'd pay $50 cash money to see Kodi Burns run a 4.5 40.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Michael- If Kodi wants to play in D-1, he will transfer out before the season if he feels that he won't play this year, or at least won't play much if at all, that way he could use this year as a redshirt year with 2 more years to play. I think it would mean he would have to be burried on the depth chart. If he stayed and played sparingly and then decided to transfer, he would go to the Championship Division IMO.

10:26 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Burns could play tailback, except we have tailbacks coming out or rear. He probably doesn't have the blocking ability to play h-back.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'll be home tomorrow. I can't wait.

10:27 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I had considered the possibility of Burns redshirting, but I wouldn't consider it likely. He should have been redshirted his freshman season. He basically wasted that year.

10:28 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I was assuming Jay was giving refunds from the save the Franklin fund.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Burns is only a QB, nothing more, nothing less. He is not a RB. He could not take the pounding and he doesn't have the speed needed. He is fast in QB terms, but in a Donovan McNabb type of way.

10:29 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Steve, no way Kodi could play RB in the SEC. Not in the WAC either.

like rk said, unbalanced runner, can't run through tackles, can't outrun anyone. Fast enough and strong enough to effectively run as a QB.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Burns will not redshirt at Auburn. I would put cash money on that.

10:29 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

4.5/40 isn't slow, but it isn't McCalebb or PPL speed either.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I don't think he can run a 4.5/40.

10:31 AM  
Blogger paulmain said...

will fans be able to see the beginings of practice?

10:31 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I am with you, Eddie. Redshirting would mean having Caudle, Tyrik, Trotter, and Moseley to compete with. It wouldn't seem to be a wise move.

10:32 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

That was his listed speed, if I am not mistaken.

10:32 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Needless to say, out of Todd, Caudle, and Burns; whoever is lowest in the depth chart is pretty much done as a QB at Auburn.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I understand Steve, but from all i've heard, he is quick, but not quite that quick. I think even Jay G was putting money on him not running it earlier in this thread.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'll bet my life that Todd is done as QB at Auburn after this season.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

If Burns adjusts a couple of things, he can be a decent QB.

Or if our WRs learn how to catch the APFSDS rounds that Kodi flings.. at their feet.

10:38 AM  
Blogger paulmain said...

KOdi reacts and runs, he does not read. think, or understand.

10:40 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

way to go out on a limb there Eddie. ;)

10:41 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I am thinking Kodi gets told he will be a situational player. How he reacts to that, I don't know.

10:42 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I don't doubt Kodi ran a 4.5 40 at a combine or something like that. That is not outrageously fast or anything.

What he can't do is run through an arm tackle or juke defenders. We have video evidence of this. And when the d ends and linebackers are also running 4.5s, then you better have something else to bring to the table in the SEC to warrant having the ball in your hands.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Scottie, but my luck would have Todd tearing his knee up in the first week and out for the year, applying for the 5th year and getting it. All that would happen if I bet on it.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

You have to start with Kodi's fundamentals. I'm no QB expert, but i can see his footwork and things are way off

10:48 AM  
Blogger paulmain said...

I'm with you fellers

10:49 AM  
Blogger paulmain said...

Gofer everit??

10:49 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Steve- If Kodi is a situational QB, then he will get killed when he is in the game.

10:50 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Kodi would have done himself a favor to have found one of those summer camps that tutor QBs. I think the Irons kids father had some kind of camp.

It is possible that someone coached Kodi up in the summer, but I doubt it. I have never read anything about it and I don't think it is something he could do on his own or with the help of teammates. Once you have gotten use to doing things the wrong way, it is incredibly difficult to change.

10:51 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Eddie, that is basically what Kodi was for the 2007 season.

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

Eddie - didn't Todd burn his redshirt yr at TxTech?

10:56 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I don't believe Todd has a redshirt left. Caudle doesn't either. That is why Kodi would be the one to consider.

But I am confused. When did the Kodi love fest officially end. Ever since last season I having been saying Todzilla would be the starter and I thought others were saying Kodi would be the man.

And I am sure there are those of you out there that have already named kids after Kodi, so what gives?

But now is the time for me to announce who really will win the starting job, Brent Poole. Yes, Malzahn if a fit of rage will tell the three stooges to sit and let Poole be the driver.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Dang it, I got here too late to complain about that AU/OSU Sweet 16 game. I sneaked a little liquid refreshment into that game, so by the time it was over, I was pretty intolerant of some of the obnoxious OSU fans. In fact, so much so that it could be argued that I was an obnoxious AU fan (if there is such a thing). I'm sure it was a long ride back to the Gump, as Jet said. I know it was even a long ride back to Chattanooga, where I was living at the time.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

But not too late to kill the thread, apparently.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

THT- He did, but the NCAA has the ability to re-instate players given special circumstances.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Off topic - I just saw a news crawl on tv which told me Lou Holtz is considering running as a Republican for one of the Florida U.S. Senate seats. That could be interesting.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Big Bird said...

Holtz did say that he had as much chance of serving in the senate as Auburn had of beating UF at home in 07 so perhaps he reflected on the subject a bit.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

then that would be a 6th year which I would not like to see. Aside from divine intervention with Kodi (who is very intelligent and very athletic, just not very quarterbacky, thus far)..
my preferred outcome would be for Todd to have a greatseason with his arm remaining attached to his body, Tyrik either RS or be backup this year and be The Man next year. (I'll catch the Express at the next stop)

11:28 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

THT... Great pick for #32 and great job with the count down in general. I have to give a shout out to my favorite performance by a #32... Stacy Danley vs Ohio St in 1989. Ohio st's DB Thomas (I think) rocked Danley's world on that pass to the flats. I thought he killed him!! One of the nastiest hits Ive ever seen. Danely came back in the 2nd half and torched them for like 160 yards!

11:39 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

I think I have a problem. Here's the deal...I'm riding in my truck back the office and The Marshall Tucker Band's "Heard it in a Love Song" comes on the radio. The first and I mean the very first image that pops into my head is this scene:

Momma Said Knock You Out!

I really don't see how the two things are related at all, but there it is.

11:44 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I may be wrong, but I don't see Kodi being a successful SEC starting QB, much less playing out of position and being successful.

He has never thrown the same pass with the same form two times in a row from what I've seen.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

J-Z - if you have a problem, then so do I. Many times my brain starts out on one topic and just a few minutes later is on something 180 degrees different and I can't remember how it got there. Please don't tell my employers.

11:57 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

J-Z, i often have thoughts like yours when i hear love songs on the radio. give me some Rage Against the Machine or Guns & Roses any day.

12:10 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Screw a 12 step program!! I've got all the enablers a Man could ask for right here.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Bags made Low's lunchtime links.

12:19 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

I'm spending too much time playing Mafia Wars and not enough time reading the HABOTN.

Shame on me.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BigCat- thanks! Danley, Andrews, and Stewart are all favs of mine. When Stacy got up and trotted off the field in that bowl game I was so freakin fired up I could have suited up and played. That hit was a wake up call. What a stomping AU put on tOSU after that.

I don't know why, but thinking about that hit just makes me want to hate UA-T. Oh yeah, I'm hatin real good now!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I disagree on changing fundamentals. Even longstanding bad ones can be changed, but it takes a lot of commitment.

I played a lot of baseball and then started playing golf without lessons. 4 years later, I finally took golf lessons, truly committed to a golf swing and dropped my handicap by 15 down to single digits. Later on, video lessons helped even more. Kodi has a lot of video available and it hasn't helped so far. If he has recommitted to coorecting fundamentals and film study this summer, then his athleticism can shine, if not...

12:25 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

So kids, it appears I'm free of my self-imposed internet-at-work ban. I cleared it up with the supes, the tattle tale has been overruled in their accusations.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Hoopie makes a good point, I have adjusted my fundamentals over relatively short periods of time playing different games, whether it be tennis, golf or baseball (softball now that I'm too old for baseball).

But then again I'm not the QB for an SEC football team.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Orlando Sentinel reports re: Urban Meyer's contract: "No details of the buyout or any clauses are available through the University Athletic Department."

So, in other words, we learned almost nothing about Meyer's long-term plans yesterday.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Well UF seems to be willing to pay whatever to keep ole Ur-Ban around.

What say you, Jay? Think he's moving on in the near future?

12:30 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Thanks for backing me there hoopie. when things go wrong and you need adjustments in any sport, you start with fundamentals

12:30 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Who was ESPN sourcing (oh, wait...) when they announced yesterday that the buyout was only 500k?

12:35 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Surely UF made it impossible for Urban to leave UF for ND in the new contract. It may not keep him from leaving, but surely leaving to go to ND. It has to...doesn't it?

12:35 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

When was the last time the MA had stories linked by and ESPN guy on back-to-back days?

12:36 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

j-z...

You obviously knew that "Heard it in a Love Song" was also an album by Mark Chestnutt. On that album he covers "You can't find too many kissers", a song written by Hank Jr. Everyone knows that Hank's video "All My Rowdy Friends" prominently featured Willie Nelson. Nelson appeared in the Simpsons on their VH1 Behind the Music spoof. This episode also happened to feature Sideshow Bob, whose voice is of course Kelsey Grammer. Kelsey Grammer is from Ft. Lauderdale the same as Junior Rosegreen.

Your association was perfectly logical.

12:40 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Why would Urban leave Fla. What other school has a ready made recruiting pipeline that the U of F has. Notre Dame, don't make me laugh that pipeline dried up a long time ago. It would take Myers years to even get close to what he has in Fla, if he ever could.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Excellent analysis ehyou.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Years? Urban did great things for Utah and for Bowling Green (correct me if I'm wrong).

If he went to Notre Dame it would only be a matter of months (12-24)to get that machine cranked back up.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

But if it were me, I'd stay in Gainesville. Better weather for sure.

12:44 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Could be but i don't think he is that magical. Fla seeme to be saying with that low buy out. If you don't like it here move on we can do it with out you.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Hotter women too, Sean.

12:46 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Seanzie, it's all about the money, though.

12:47 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

They definitly gave him the up front money but did not close or lock the back door

12:49 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Well UF just sent a bunch of money out the door, hopefully the secured their asset.

Notre Dame would have to pay some outrageous numbers to get him.

12:50 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Well, some schools are outrageous enough to pay those numbers. Look at USC.

12:52 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

According to ESPN yesterday they left the buyout at 500K. Peanuts to Notre Dame and NBC

12:52 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I dare you all to watch this and not get a little choked up at least.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'm actually against buyouts in general. I say get rid of them all and allow the coaches to have free reign. They are only going to move if they have done something worthy at your school.

12:57 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

True Sensi!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

ehyou

ehmpressive.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I've heard a lot about "The Blindside", and I can't wait to see it. A very good story and i'm thrilled what this kid has been able to do, especially going to Ole Miss.

1:03 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

If a coach wants to leave let him go he will be worthless if forced to stay

1:03 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Damn it Sensi...that was just wrong. How'd you know a blonde Sandra Bullock was going to get me all choked up like that?

1:06 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Digger, you speaketh the truth, take Tub, for example.

1:06 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I stayed on the Tub band wagon alot longer that most but I had no idea he was that burned out and gave in to the powers to be on his OC selection.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I don't think he did. He just looked for a Pie-In-The-Sky solution. It didn't work.

1:17 PM  
Blogger paulmain said...

sensi the blond side looks ausome. cant wait to see it

1:17 PM  
Blogger paulmain said...

and a blond sandra bullock is the stuff dreams are made of

1:18 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I'm fine with any version of Sandra Bullock.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Word Association

My name is Jet, and I live in the Gump.

The Gump Police is headed by Chief Baylor

There is a university in Texas named Baylor.

Which is the alma mater of Trooper Taylor.

No drops! Hate UAT!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Jet found "A Time to Kill" with Sandra Bullock and Ashley Judd to be "A Time to Thrill," except for that extremely annoying Matthew McConnaughey.

1:24 PM  
Blogger paulmain said...

here, here

1:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I say we pay the 500K to Florida and give Urban 4-5 million a year to coach let him do the rebuilding.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

WERK, I'm good with that as long as he leaves the convicts in FL.

1:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Trivia - Michael Oher played for Briarcrest Christian School, who was my high school's arch rival. Oher started playing the year after I graduated.

More trivia - we beat Briarcrest in the regular season and the state championship game 2 years in a row. Booyakasha!

1:31 PM  
Blogger michael said...

The Blind Side is based on Michael Oher, by the way. Some people might have found my post random if they didn't know that.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I hope i get those questions next time i'm playing trivia Michael . thanks!

1:34 PM  
Blogger paulmain said...

Was Michael Oher mom really a rich hot blond??

1:37 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

yes. i have seen her in interviews. she is an attractive rich hot blonde. with a pretty hot daughter about Oher's age

1:41 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Oher's adoptive family is Mr. and Mrs. Sean Tuohy. Mr. Tuohy was a scrappy point guard for the Rebels in the late 1970-early 1980s.

Monica, I cannot speak to his calves or any other part of his appearance.

I just remember him distributing the ball to John Stroud, the pride of New Albany, Miss., when Ole Miss had a couple of decent basketball teams.

1:46 PM  
Blogger paulmain said...

Was Mrs Tuohy a rebel cheerleader??

1:50 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Harrison - You're welcome for the trivia. More trivia - Captain Boxhead rejected a promotion to Major because Captain Boxhead sounds cooler.

I wonder if the Tuohy's originally reached out to Oher because he had a weird last name, too.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Boxhead - the promotion to Major worked out well for Captain ****head.

1:59 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Michael Oher - Soon to be the starting Right Tackle for the Baltimore Ravens!! Whoo Hoo!

2:04 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

norm...

That's some funny ****.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - thanks. It's versatile too as **** could work for a couple of words which come immediately to mind. I'm awesome. I was tempted to put AUsome but that may tend to reflect negatively on me. But, I guess it's good to be reflected on period because that means I'm not a vampire or ghost.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

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2:33 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I thought Mr. Roper did an outstanding job as Cpt. Baker in Bullitt.

2:50 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

I'm waiting for a Twitter saying Michael Dyer is commiting but it hasn't happened yet...blast

2:50 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

New thread up.

2:57 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Just trying to adjust my profile and adding a new avatar. The things ya gotta go through to change your pic.

3:56 PM  

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