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9.14.2009

First Post: Monday of Week Three

Hey everyone. Sunday was a pretty normal day. I was intrigued by a couple things discussed on Gene Chizik's teleconference Sunday.

The first was a question about how Auburn is making things look easy on the field. Chizik's answer to that query became my Monday story. Check it below.

The second was a question from West Virginia about how Chizik overcame his Iowa State struggles. He replied that it was a "long time ago" (less than 10 months) and that he doesn't get validation from the outside world.

He may someday get paid because of that validation he claims to eschew. His contract provides substantial bonuses based on where his team finishes in polls (as judged by "outsiders") and if he wins a major coaching award (as judged by "outsiders"). Outside validation is worth up to $200,000 per year for Gene Chizik.

Chizik may not care about that, but his investment banker may have a different opinion.

Here's the Auburn situation at this moment:

TODAY'S STORIES

PREVIOUS STORIES

THE VIDEO VAULT

TODAY'S SCHEDULE
Auburn is off. I'm lying low. I had a minor problem with my video recorder last night and taped only three short interviews. I wish I had more footage to share.

I hope to have everything corrected for Tuesday's shindig.

Here's what the next few days look like. All times are CDT:

Mon., Sept. 14, OFF
Tue., Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m.(Chizik presser at 11:30 a.m.; Players available at 11:50 a.m.)
Wed., Sept. 16, 4:30 p.m.
Thr., Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 18, OFF
Sat., Sept. 19, vs. West Virginia, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sun., Sept. 20, 5 p.m.

Also, please pick up the Advertiser's print edition if you live around here! Our fine Auburn coverage is only one element of our award-winning product.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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Blogger ehyou said...

How y'all are?

9:00 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I am good. How are you ehyou?

9:01 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That was insanely fast, ehyou.

9:01 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Was it, dare I say....nevermind.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Yes sir

9:02 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

We got work to do, folks!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

ehyou- tip of the hat, you were way too fast on that one, I deleted my substance comment, because it lacked.

Jay G- Good point about outside validation.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Eddie: I wish I had thought about that validation b.s. in real time.

I'll discuss it with him at some point and let you know what he says.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Jay G- You need to ask him what a first place vote is worth to him.....just kidding.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

ha ha ha

9:06 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

He doesn't want validation. He wants ... CASH!

9:07 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Sat nite on the Plains...

The Couch Burners
VS
Ted "The Roof is on Fire"

9:08 AM  
Blogger michael said...

In Chiz's defense, just because he gets paid for something doesn't mean it is what brings him validation. I imagine his attitude is to do the best he can and whatever escalators come at the end of the season will come. It's not like he can sit around and focus on that stuff. At least I hope he isn't. I hope he is just trying to take things ***cliche alert*** one game at a time.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Of course. Cash. He needs more CASH!

9:09 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Have they decided between ESPN or ESPN 2 for the game this weekend yet?

Also have they decided a kickoff time for the Ball State game?

9:11 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Norm, thanks for the luv, you didn't miss me though. i made it in time to grab a drink and head to the stadium. i've never cut it that close before.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

ESPN 2 RK.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Michael, I think you're right.

Let's remove his current bonus clauses and replace them with similar payouts for when Jonna and the kids vote him "Dad of The Year." Or when Jay Boulware votes Chizik as Mentor of The Year.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

RK: Ball State time will be announced today. I'm expecting an afternoon kickoff.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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9:12 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

J-Zhag's contract is paid in peanut butter cookies. Unfortunately, he's paid for achievements in Cornhole.

The cookies are safe.

I think Norm will agree.

9:13 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

michael...
At tailgate stops we were making folks guess who we were. We gave a hint for JZ as "kinda crazy". They promptly responded "michael".

9:14 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

Can I put a request for an 11:21 kick on Ball State? It's the Stewardess' 16th birthday.

About my only chance to get to go to the game would be the early onnce.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Eddie: Ouch.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Jet: I'm thinking 1, 2 or 3 p.m.

9:15 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Jay, just speaking for me, at the end of the work year I get a review. Based on how my bosses think I do, I will get a raise. They do the whole "exceeds expectations, meets expectations, blah blah" review sheet for a bunch of different categorties, and that basically spits out what my raise will be.

Do I get validation from that? No. Sometimes I disagree with what is on that sheet, and when I do I let my supervisor know. Yet the sheet basically represents money to me, just like the escalators in Chiz's contract. So like Chizik, though the outside world gives me money based on how they think I do, I don't get validation from them. I know how I am doing.

I know some people do need second party validation. I know my wife does. To others it is not so important.

9:15 AM  
Blogger michael said...

ehyou: they should have known I am not "kinda crazy", but more "completely crazy"

9:16 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

All I said is that Chizik (potentially) banks cash money based on the outside validation he apparently finds worthless.

I was just pointing out the irony. I didn't call him a liar.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Yeah, I think I will delete that. Bad Form on my part.

9:20 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jet, I also hope it's that early kick...that way I can watch the game then go see Buddy Guy in Birmingham that night.

9:20 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i was pickin' up what you were puttin' down JG.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

I-ron-y!
I-ron-ah!
I-ron-y!
I-ron-nah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

9:21 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I am not calling you a liar caller, Jay. Just showing how those statements don't contradict each other, as I am sure some of the less cognitively powerful Hotties were incapable of seeing without my help. Jay, I am just here to help. You know that.

9:21 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Good morning Hot-n-Tots!! I have a solution for out Special Teams "situation" as far as punt returners go... dont use them. Just tell everyone to get out of the way and let the ball land where it may. That way the offense gets to pile up more yards per game and set more records...brilliant!

Im still working on our punting and covering punts "situations".

9:22 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

FYI:

Antonio Coleman has been named the SEC's Defensive Lineman of the Week.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AUBigCat, work on the kickoff return coverage too.

9:24 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I don't see the big problem with special teams. Fannin made a great special teams tackle on Saturday.

Of course he was on the return team, but heck of a tackle keeping the returner from getting yardage.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Jay G- Who is SEC Freshman of the Week and Offensive player of the week?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Freshman: Trent Richardson. Had the same numbers as McCalebb.

Offensive: The Genius of Gainesville.

9:26 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

Great articles today, Jay.

I sure hope that the Ball State game is at 1:30, the time that Shug said football was meant to be played. I'll go if there is a 1:30 kickoff. Night games just don't work for me anymore.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

BigCat, I like your punt return plan.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks Jay G.

If I had only seen a topless preseason picture of McCaleb, I could have made predictions better.

9:30 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I often got validated on paper but no cash cometh forward. If there is no profit for the big boys the worker bees get no honey. I hope Cizik continues to focus on the team and it's progress and the cash will follow. If he starts to worry about what the talking heads and the spreader of ink say he will then become a SABANATOR and start yelling at everyone.

9:33 AM  
Blogger michael said...

From JAy G's article:

---
"I was real pleased there wasn't a woe-is-me (attitude)," Roof said. "I didn't see that look on their face after they fell behind. We just kept playing and had faith in one another and faith in our offense, faith in the special teams, faith in our football team, that we'd find a way to win."
---

I'll bet a lot of that confidence on D comes from confidence in the offense. It must be nice to know that there is all of a sudden some margin for error on the defensive side of the ball.

9:34 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Roof's best line was from the other day when he was talking about they have a margin for error since the offense can put points on the board.

A big problem we've had in recent years is there hasn't been much room for a defensive mistake because we couldn't score points. The D could never play loose or take chances because you couldn't afford to give up a big play.

9:41 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, but Chizik has cleared up(somewhat), the Cam Henderson situation. Last I heard, he had not provided the same sort of clarification on Antoine Carter. Can we assume this means Carter sees the field at some point this year, or is his status still to be determined? I am not asking for details on what caused the suspension(?), only what his status is for the rest of the year.

9:51 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Anybody hear if they plan to put Mr Rollison on a redshirt? How late can they wait to do that if they decide to redshirt him?

9:53 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I think WERK and Michael call each other before they post

9:54 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

RK that is exactly why xCTT sat on leads. I cant say I blame him and with the D that he typically had, it often worked. However, I like this FAH offense we have now. It's like those Dave and Buster commercials. I never knew I was suppose to let my fun watch the offense play! It was so use to only watching the D.

9:55 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'm sure Rollison is already prepared to be redshirted.

No need to play him at this point unless there were some injuries.

9:56 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

BigCat,

I think Tommy was too conservative to the point it probably did some damage to us recruiting skill position players on offense.

It worked a lot of the time as we won some ugly games.

9:58 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

That's what I was thinking RK. Give him the eligibility time. If he can do what he does, in this offense, I have a feeling he may be that combination Coach Mahlz was hoping for to keep the non sub offense on the field.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

WERK you already have your Buddy Guy tickets?

10:00 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Yeah. I ordered them in August when they went on sale.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Have you ever been to a show at Stephens Center?

10:02 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Hot Carter, officially, is injured. Any talk of suspensions is conjecture ... which I have been known to engage in.

10:08 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Never been there before. Don't think I've even heard of it before.

I've been to the big BJCC arena for shows before (Clapton a couple of years ago & Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic next month.)

10:08 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

RK Tommy did work hard to lose his Riverboat Gambler title didnt he?

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bills vs. Patriots
Chargers vs. Raiders

Any predictions?

10:10 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"You don't have to gamble when you have players"

Patriots and Chargers by double digits.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

Conject! Conject!

10:12 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Thanks, Mr Tate. Your honesty is much appreciated.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

WERK - Jemison Concert Hall @ the Alys Stephens Center is the PERFECT place to see Buddy Guy. It's built exactly like the Jazz hall here at Marshall University. Not a bad seat, perfect acoustically, etc. I saw Buddy Guy here once and it's the best venue I've seen him in. You'll really enjoy it. I may even be there myself. Not sure yet.

Jemison Concert Hall virtual tour

10:15 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Morning, Hotties!

Went to the game Saturday and had a great time. Our team is so much fun to watch.

Related to the video that Jay posted yesterday (?), I love hearing players who sound like coaches. Think Kodi might ever coach at AU?

10:16 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Mon,

That place looks really nice

We have tickets in the balcony. I think our plan is if the Auburn game is an early game is to go to Auburn, then drive back up to B-ham for the show.

Is the place easy to find?

We saw Buddy Guy back in June in Atlanta, but the Chastain Park curfew cut his set short.

10:19 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I rarely pull for Florida.

I will be Saturday.

10:20 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

if you all haven't seen the UGA-USC game i recommend watching it. it has been a highly entertaining first half. they've got a FAH guy in #1 (can't remember his name). he took a reverse 50+ yards for a TD. blazing speed.

10:22 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

me too ehyou. GO GATORS! i still haven't got my AU-UT tickets left. hopefully UF will beat them by 3-4 TD's and drop ticket prices for us. :)

10:24 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Don't know about you guys, but i can't wait to see some of the stuff we'll have installed by the end of the year. Most of our passing plays have been very simple. The deep plays are usually only one man routes. Very nice having Cerebro running the offense. We haven't had X's and O's working for us in a long time.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou & scottie - I NEVER pull for UF or UAT to win. However, there have been times when I've pulled for their opponent to lose. Try that and see if it works for you.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

WERK - It's not hard to find at all. It's on the UAB campus and there's good parking across the street. Cincy can tell you what traffic is like this week between B'ham and Auburn. Depending on if you take 280 back to B'ham or I85/I65 back will determine how you get to campus obviously.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

It was a lot of fun watching Kiffin's team choke on their own mediocrity. The former UF fan in my wants the beatings to continue for the Volunteers.

Anyone else think UGA might be in trouble @ Ark this weekend?

Re: MNF, Pats and Chargers roll...

10:39 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Sean- I think UGA is in big trouble.

I would have never guessed that UGA would have won the way that they did last weekend.

10:43 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I think Willy Martinez (UGA DC) is very quickly sealing his fate for this year.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

The problem for UGA is their defense is still suspect. I'm not sure about Arkansas but getting into a shootout with Bob Petrino is never a good thing.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Geaux Saints

10:48 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Buckeye fans jumping off the 16th Street bridge into the Ohio River by the 100's here in Huntington.

10:50 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Well thats a start Mon!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

I love it when College Football fans decided to cull themselves. Just like the lemmings, it makes it easier on everyone. And less expensive.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Yeah, the Coast Guard is on the WV side of the banks of the Ohio just watching.

10:53 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Is there any video footage of WVU this year so I can get myself all worried about what we're going to be facing Saturday?

10:58 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

A little WVU video for Tommy

11:02 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Thank ya Mon

11:07 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

"Yeah, the Coast Guard is on the WV side of the banks of the Ohio just watching."

that's pretty funny Monnie.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has there been a final word as to whether or not we are on ESPN or the Deuce?

11:29 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

someone posted earlier it was on ESPN2.

11:30 AM  
Blogger missinit said...

Thanks for the video JGT.

I love me some Ted Roof. He is
1. Cool
2. Calm
3. Collected

Our defense got their butts worn out in practice trying to keep up with the offense which is paying big dividends. I saw it in the 4th Qtr of both games. Our Defense looked fresher...somebody else's butts were getting worn out!

11:33 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The official Auburn website has it on ESPN 2

11:36 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

We all have that "feel good" moment during a game. Mine came just before half time when we saved time on the clock got the ball and scored before half time. The new era has started and we are gonig to play ball for sixty minutes. Then in the last quarter with a comfortable lead we keep pushing it on offense and score some more. This team means business.

11:38 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The first two games what we've done right before the half has been huge in getting momentum for the 2nd half.

After years of just letting the clock run out before the half, it's been fun to watch.

11:44 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i think Coach Boulware needs to watch this UGA/USC film to see how to return kickoffs. unreal how many big returns there were.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'm convinced that if there is time to run a play, we will take our shot downfield. I love that feeling.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

It would be nice if we could get a sure handed punt returner that can properly make the catch. That is going to cost us if we don't get it corrected.

11:59 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Special Teams definitely need Special attention.
One other thing to note: Ben Tate is not FAH but he can motor. Give him a little run and is is gone.

12:02 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

you're so right Eddie. the punt returns have been the only worrisome parts i have seen so far.

12:03 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Ben really impressed me on that long TD run. having him slow down and wait for the blockers to set up their blocks, then he excelled through that hole. most impressive.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Auburn getting love by CFN Rankings.

Kind of scary.

Auburn Ranked #11

12:05 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

That is a bit high but each year there are teams that come out of no where and move on up the ladder. I hope this is Auburn's year to continue to climb.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I've heard Auburn- Ball State is a 6pm CST on Fox Sports Net

12:15 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

digger,
Tate's TD run was my feel-good moment of this game. Seeing Big Snacks and Isom nail their assignments and then watch Tate accelerate through the hole was worth a few DVR instant replays... "Hey honey, you have GOT to see this. Watch #66 make his guy bounce backwards..."

12:15 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

My feel good moment was watching the scoreboard short circuit when we hit 49, apparently it couldn't handle a score of that size, at least on the Auburn side.

12:17 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

56 points would've caused AU HD overload fo shizzle Eddie.

12:18 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I have been all around impressed with Ben Tate this year. The one clear difference to me is the yards after contact. He has gone down much faster in the past. He has always been capable of turning the burners on once he gets about 9 yards down the field. But he is running so stinking strong this year, getting those extra 2-4 yards after contact that can make or break a series.

He has also always had the patience... which proved deadly with last year's sieve of an offensive line. Whereas Fannin's hit-the-hole-hard approach was optimal last year, Tate's style is perfect this year since there are actually holes to run in. I noticed Fannin getting ahead of his blockers a time or two Saturday.

12:20 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

lowcountry, the way that opened up from my low seat in the end zone, it looked like a sherman tank could have run through it. But tate would have beaten it to the endzone

12:24 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The thing Tate does that Lester would never do, is Tate waits for his blocks to get set up. That long TD on Saturday was a great example of that.

I finally watched the 1st episode of Auburn Football Everyday, what a great show.

12:25 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

there were several disbelievers when i suggested Tate to have 1,200+ yards and ALL-SEC cred this year. that's sure lookin' good so far, eh?

it's truly amazing we've got 2 of the top 10 rushers in the NCAA so far.

12:25 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'll miss the Ball State game and have to watch it when I get home if it's going to be a late kickoff.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else getting uncomfortable with the amount of love Auburn is getting from John Longshore, Doug Amos, and others on 740?

12:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The worst punt return was when it looked like we might have a return set up and Fannin made the tackle on Washington.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Scottie- I aggreed with you about Tate preseason, but i'll be really impressed if they both stay in the top Ten after week 6.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Sensi- Part of the plan so that when we lose a game, Chizik can blame us, when he told us along what our expectations should be, and that was a rough season.

12:28 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I think our offense's first big challenge will be on the road vs a very good D in Knoxville. We'll know a whole lot more about this O that day.

12:29 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

my favorite play of the game was then Todd lofted a ball along the right sideline towards two defenders and i thought for sure it was going to be picked, then T-Zac cut in front of both, lept, and wrestled it away. what a tremendous difference a year makes.

and who would've thought Darvin Adams would have the start he's had?

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look forward to being cursed and chewed by the coach. As I understand, that's when you know your program has arrived.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

ehyou ... nice avater. I'm assuming you know that he was a stand up comic once upon a time. I have some of his old albums.

12:30 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Adams had a couple of bad drops Saturday, but he has still made plenty of money plays. I thought Todd looked better than his numbers showed.

12:34 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I gar-on-tee!!

I was aware, but have never heard any of them. I did thoroughly enjoy the jokes he told during the show though.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

When I saw Adams drop the ball, all I heard in my head was "NO DROPS!!!!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Unusually Optimistic jhag said...

This WVU game on TV?

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Weis is tops on coaches hot seat today. I can't believe he supplanted Al Groh.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

ESPN 2, Jhag.

12:44 PM  
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12:44 PM  
Blogger dan dan the AU fan said...

What's the status of PPL aka "Frenchy"? I haven't seen or heard anything about him.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Auburn / WVU is on ESPN2

Sensi- I guess they already know that Virginia has negotiated a deal with Tubs, therefore nothing to worry about with Groh being on the hot seat. Groh must have fallen off when the Cavalier rider fell off.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feng strikes!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

feng has been the difference in this season

War Damn Feng

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A reunion of the BBQ Men at Jefferson's place? Hmmm...

Crank up the DMB, grab your ascots, and get ready for Tubs return!

12:47 PM  
Blogger michael said...

wdf!!!!

"Do the right thing is smart to do should not do is ignorance."

Now that should be the quote on the front page.

12:49 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Malzahn is right thing to do offense Chizik is hiring smart to do thing today.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Michael has the FengFungus

12:51 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I have been hiding something about my family. It is time to admit that Feng is actually my dad. We talk to each other in code here at HABOTN. All my nonsense posts are meant for Feng/dad. I love you dad.

12:54 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

How in the world are we going to hang onto Malzahn? You know somebody's gonna offer him a head job.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

ehyou- Don't worry about it, just enjoy the ride.

12:56 PM  
Blogger michael said...

My prediction: Trooper Taylor is going to be calling plays for us in the National Championship game this year.

12:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

It's hard not to think about the future Eddie. If we can keep this up, we'll have a recruiting avalanche on our hands. What youngster wouldn't want to play in this offense?

1:00 PM  
Blogger michael said...

This kid wouldn't want to play in this offense, ehyou. But he hates everything

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that Saban's super kicker who will kick off one of the 4 stars from this year?

1:05 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Does that kid have a paper route by chance?

1:06 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Paper routes, do those still exist?

1:09 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

And what kid wouldn't want to be a part of the linebacking corps? I tell ya what, if the D keeps this up and we get some national exposure, there are going to be some people that work to get to Auburn. And Chizik and Co. aren't going to let someone else get to 'em before they get their limo to the kid's high school.

1:09 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

They do still exist but just on Sim games.

1:10 PM  
Blogger michael said...

This made me laugh heartily:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSEaHyzbqTA

1:10 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I think mytommy is trying to speak in feng :)

1:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Get a job you dirty hippies.

1:13 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Auburn's offense has gone from 104th to 4th in one season. That has to be some kind of record for improvement. That, coupled with a defense that has consistently been highly ranked should mean good things are ahead for us.

1:32 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I'd be shocked if the trees could actually understand what she was saying.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I'm getting more and more antsy about the West Virginia game this weekend...that Noel Devine runs like a greased midget.

1:35 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

A greased midget is smart if a good smart still exist in Feng.

1:37 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve...we are ranked 4th two games into the season. If we are ranked 4th 12 games into the season, then yes it's an amazing turn around.

I'm happy with the stats as well, however let's see how we do vs upper level competition before we get too carried away.

For two games we have played about as good as you can wish for...let's keep it going for the next 10.

1:38 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

MJT - just watched that video. You have to be #$%^* kidding me.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fear not, Sean.

All is well.

1:41 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I can't believe anyone has us ranked 11th. We have beaten teams that any of the top 25 should beat. We need to beat someone that is close to the top 25 to earn that kind of credibility.

1:42 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I know the last couple of years changed expectations, but what we've done vs LaTech and Miss State this year are exactly what an Auburn team should do to LaTech and Miss State.

1:43 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Maybe our success is just due to the fact we haven't been in a Lincoln Financial early game this year. I hate early games. We are night dwellers.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

I don't know how our defense will hold up against a good passing offense.

1:44 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Do what you have to do when you are suppose to do it

Only then can you

Do what you want to do when you want to do it.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

That really was the bad thing about the last two years. When Auburn takes the field against an inferior opponent, then they should blow them off the field.

This weekend's game will tell us a big more, but should we win that puts us in a great place going into a tough road schedule.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ranked 11th is a power rating due to stats only, not sensibility.

1:54 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I wonder if we end up dominating WVU this weekend, will we all be writing "Well truth be told they really only beat Liberty and ECU, so we SHOULD have beaten them like that. I guess the REAL test will be @Tennessee".

Hopefully sometime before December we'll find out if we're good or not.

1:57 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We'll know if this offense is for real in Knoxville. Their D is still really good.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Well UT obviously is not going to be the real test, it will be in that it's a road SEC game and those are tough BUT they're not that good.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW...Eddie...congrats...you prolly picked closer to actual the score than anyone I remember.

AU-WVA will be a high scoring game. Tired Ds in the 4th qtr will lead to a scoring flurry. Offensive creativity and defensive depth in the 4th qtr may determine the winner. 38-35...last team to score wins.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

WERK, that's assuming UF leaves any of that defense with any kind of hopes and dreams. I smell a crushing defeat on the horizon for the Volunteers.

1:59 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I would hope that our D is better than Liberty and ECU.

2:00 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The talent they have on D and with Eric Berry as their leader, I don't think their D quits.

They didn't quit last year and they had no offense at all last year.

2:02 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I say Florida beats UT 42-13 and that's just due to Florida having this one circled on their calendar since December.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should be able to score points as long as we keep away from OL injuries. I'm sure there is a lot of playbook left to open up as needed.

The aspect of defensive depth/injuries still has me holding my breath. We seem to be subbing on D regularly, hopefully that explains the inconsistencies.

My guess is that the coaches go easy on the players this week to save energy and then work 'em hard next week prior to Ball St. That is a good setup for the UT game.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks Hoopie, i've been close the first two weeks, I had the La Tech game at 38-17 and State 41-14. This week, i'm still thinking about, but I think there will be alot of points on the board when it's all finished. I don't think WVU is a pushover by any means. I agree with RK, the first good DEF Au will face will be UT.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter the line....I'm picking UF to cover over UT although I want UT to win. I never pull for Bama or UF. UF-Bama game?...I hope they both lose.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Aubie the goob said...

Hi Hotties,
Ball State is a 6:00 pm kickoff.
Been busy... hope you are all well!

2:10 PM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

Daughter's Sweet 16 party vs. Ball State. The decisions one must make.

2:12 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Jet, you should have thought of that before you decided to have a kid in the fall. Bad form.

None of my kids have fall birthdays. And if they did, we would celebrate it in the spring! That's even sillier than a fall wedding. At least the wedding will just ruin one year. Your daughter's birthday has probably ruined countless football weekends. Good grief!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Five consecutive night games. ugh.

6PM there is 4AM here.

(It's not like I sleep anyways but I can always use an excuse to whine)

2:16 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

What is the line on Daughter's Sweet 16 party vs. Ball State?

2:16 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Michael is, as usual, the resident voice of reason and logic here on Sportswriter Tate's HABOTN. Thank you good sir.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Jet

Ya'll can come here and celebrate the birthday well before the game starts.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get on his @$$HAT Michael...yeah Jet what were ya thinkin'.

My prediction: Jet sends the Tx to ElTurbo and enjoys sweet 16 while constantly slipping away to the game.

Jet.....the better the auto you purchase for the Stewardess, the better chance you can negotiate the party timing to accomodate game attendance....jus' sayin'.

2:20 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hi everyone! Enjoyed meeting Digger, Kristina, ehyou, j-z, Norm and Jet at our tailgate. And my husband was quite relieved, he said no one looked like an axe murderer.

j-z was a perfect gentleman - did you know he likes peanut butter cookies? My daughter is the baker of the most wonderful cookies in the world!

IV, you'll have to get them to tell you about cornhole. Got my orange bags today!!

2:22 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

or is it ax?

2:23 PM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

Steve, I think it just goes to show how much stock the media puts in high-powered offenses.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Scooter Berry and Reed Williams are day-to-day for WVU. They were injured in the first half against ECU.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Cincy - regardless of the spelling, I'm not a murderer. Now, as for j-z, the same cannot be said. Especially if you've seen the video Michael posted.

It was nice meeting you and yours too. Thanks for being gracious as we crashed your place.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Eddie - What was your score?

2:33 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Jet, i say buy the girl a car and get your butt to the game. she'll forgive you....if she wants car insurance too!

2:38 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Those were some mighty fine cookies Miss Cincy. Thanks again.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Daughter's Sweet 16 party by 16.

Ball State is terrible.

2:44 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Cincy, glad you got your cornhole bag issue resolved.

my mom bought me one of those AU redneck golf sets. it's pretty fun. i was going to make a cornhole set for the house but haven't gotten there yet.

2:49 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Of course I read that as saying...

"Cincy, glad you got your cornhole issue resolved."

My mind left the word "bag" out.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Don't worry WERK, mine did it too.

2:50 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

We looked at condos on Magnolia on Saturday. Can't believe my hubby is really thinking about buying one. Anyone know how I can make a few hundred thousand dollars that is not illegal or immoral?

2:51 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

this isn't HABOTN after dark. u guys....

2:51 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Phred- 41-14

2:52 PM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

He speaks fluent North Korean -- in South Korean. People hang on his every word -- even the misspelled ones. He's the Most Interesting Hottie in the World.

"I don't eat peanut butter cookies often, but when I do, I eat Cincy T's daughter's peanut butter cookies. They're awesome! Will you marry me?

Uh, I mean, Stay hot, my friends."

2:53 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

SEC gave player of the week award to Tim Tebow. And they decided to give QB of the week award to Kodi Burns.

I don't think it's even fair anymore.

2:55 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

There are too many awards for any of them to have value...

Longsnapper of the week.

Pash rushing situation DE of the week.

Nickelback of the week.

Short yardage fullback of the week.

2:56 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Beasly!

2:58 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i think we should award Kodi with the SEC WILDCAT QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK award.

um, well, ok, i think i just did.

GO KODI! CONGRATS!

2:59 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

way to be there michael.

2:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Hey, remember when there used to be a "Hottie of the Week"? Whatever happened to that????!?!?!?!?!

2:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

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3:00 PM  
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