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9.30.2009

First post: Wednesday of Week Five

Hey everyone. Thanks for tolerating yesterdat our new BFF ikarl67. He apparently is a bitter Iowa fan who is disgusted with me ranking the Hawkeyes at 22 in the most recent AP poll.

I kept telling him to email me and not subject himself to HOTTIE beat-downs. He eventually listened. Thanks to all for keeping it civil, though I had no idea you could be so creative with corn allusions.

Here's the Auburn situation at this moment:

TODAY'S STORIES

PREVIOUS STORIES

THE VIDEO VAULT

TODAY'S SCHEDULE
I generally don't go to Auburn on Wednesday, but this one is different. I'm interested to hear what Trooper Taylor has to say about returning to Knoxville. You know he's good for a tale or two.

So I'll be summarizing what assistant coaches have to say after practice. That should be a gas.

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

Wed., Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. (Assistant coaches available afterward)
Thu., Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. (Tiger Talk at 7 p.m.)
Fri., Oct. 2, OFF
Sat., Oct. 3, at Tennessee, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Sun., Oct. 4, 5 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 5, OFF
Tue., Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m. (Chizik presser at 11:30 a.m.; some players available at 11:50 a.m.)
Wed., Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 8, 4:30 (Tiger Talk at 7 p.m.)
Fri., Oct. 9, OFF
Sat., Oct. 10, at Arkansas, time TBA (network TBA)

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Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

PPL!

8:57 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

actually, i'm faster than PPL. BOOYAH!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Go scottie

8:58 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Scottie making up for DROPPING the Beasley post. NO DROPS!

8:59 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

NO DROPS! not this weekend.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

This Buds for you DeAngelo Benton....NO DROPS!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

What is everyone's fascination with PPL, the dude has played all of one kick off...?

9:02 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

I wanna see PPL and I hope he can catch and run.

I really hope after wishing to see him for over a year he is not total crap

9:03 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Sean- Did you not see the one kickoff, it was....

9:03 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I've never understood the PPL love either.

9:03 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

i'm just trying to change it up from posting FAH, Sean. :)

9:04 AM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

The only valid reason to question a voter is if you think there is biased voting.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

But FAH is awesome

9:05 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

For the record, I don't get the PPL thing.

It's a good moniker, though. PPL.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

PPL was billed to be a game changer on special teams when he came here. He played at a big time florida school with much success doing that in the return game. I believe that is where the hype stems from, at least for me. Could he be a complete dud, absolutely, but can he be any worse than what we have out there right now? That would be hard to do.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

I just want to win. I don't care who it is. If PPL is the second coming of Devin Hester...awesome.

If not then we should all abandon the PPL is a difference maker deal that so many fans seem to be stuck on.

9:09 AM  
Blogger ballin said...

Hype - it is what it is.
ie "The Bull"

9:10 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Bring back Joe Walkins.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

The Bull will get better. I expect to see him in his element this week.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Jumping Jack Trooper

He's a gas gas gas!

9:11 AM  
Blogger ballin said...

He is lost in the big pasture

9:11 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

No so sure about the bull right now.

9:13 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Beasley!!!

9:13 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Well...Fred Beasley at least.

9:14 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

RK, you so just ruined the Ronnie Brown post. how sad.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

The bull is having a hard time finding his way around the pasture right now.

9:15 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Fred Beasley and his jumping and streatching his arm out for a TD late in the 1997 Iron Bowl should never be dismissed.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

I think the UT offense will play into his strengths...crashing the gaps and not worrying about getting lost in space. I think this will be his coming out party.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

RBs from the Gump shall not be dissed on this Blog!

Long live Fred Beasley!
Long live Joe Frazier!
Long live Don Timmons!
Long live Davis Hooper!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Speaking of 97, the 97 championship game is coming on TV sometime today I believe or this week if not. To think I was so close to a big fat SEC Championship Ring instead of the 2nd place ring I now own.

9:17 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

i know, those diamonds would've looked really nice.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

That's good Eddie, let it fuel the hate for UT...

9:19 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Don Timmons!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

I wanna see PPL healthy, wherever he can play.

Maybe some day we'll see Harry Adams or T'sharvan Bell on catching duties.

9:20 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If Brad Ware makes one tackle on Peerless Price we win that championship.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

If (name redacted) doesn't clang like Hells Bells right before halftime, it's over.

9:21 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Does it somewhat rhyme was "Carson Dailey"?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

My love for PPL comes because he lived in the same city as me and went to St. Thomas Academy which is the dominant program in the nation right now...I saw him play several times In HS once e gets an inch of room he's gone

9:24 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Agreed RK & Jet. I was so darn sure we were going to win that game. It was a good halftime and it felt like we go out and take care of business. Oh well.

9:24 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Of course the negative 17 yards rushing didn't help.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

You all know I don't have any personal investment in Auburn, but I'm even excited to see this game.

Not because I care how Auburn performs. I just want to see Malzahn vs. Monte Kiffin.

I think that'll be fun.

9:26 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'm interested in seeing how we react to a hostile crowd vs the 1st real defense we've played all year against a team who really can't afford to lose this game.

We really really need to win this one...if only for me, Scottie & Eddie.

9:31 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

i can't come to work next week if we lose. it would get really ugly.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Jay G ...

I can understand why ... big game atmosphere ... the chess match. I hope you get to tailgate on the river.

Eddie/RK ...

I shall not mention his name ... I only wish his name would be erased from the AU record books for reasons that Eduardo and I have discussed ex parte.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Ima find my way to the deck of a BOAT.

9:34 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

i didn't realize it has been 15 years since both AU & Bama started a season 4-0. 1994.

9:35 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

yup, our boat fell through JG. stupid boat maintenance my a**!

9:36 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Wow, that's hard to believe.

I graduated HS in 94...so that's been awhile.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Come on JGT... Stockholm Synd.

Even a captive starts to have feelings for thier kidnaper...

You gotta have some sort of identity to AU......

9:39 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

A coach that knock off Florida in 2007 is not asleep at the wheel. A coach that replaces his offensive coordinator in favor of a risky new offense is not asleep at the wheel. A coach that fires his offensive coordinator in the middle of the season.

It seems like it is some of the Auburn fan base that is asleep or simply subscribing to the Bama eat your own philosophy.

9:40 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

I was screaming for Auburn to let TN score at the end of the game with over a minute to play. TN wasn't taking a knee, they were still handing off and running. All we had to do was let them score and kick the extra point - 37-29. We could have gotten the ball back, scored and made a 2 point conversion and headed for overtime.

That Bowden didn't think of it was the beginning of the end for him.

9:40 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

Jay, I'm glad you're excited about the game, for any reason. ;)

I think Tony Franklin was responsible for a lot of the PPL hype. He used his injury as an excuse for the offense being dismal in the first game last year; said that much of the offense went thru PPL and when I got hurt that limited what they could do.

Jet, that was a great post at the end of the last thread. Its a shame it fell off into the end-of-thread graveyard.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Dang Steve, here we are rolling one one subject and you derail the train :)!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Agreed Jet!

9:45 AM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

I'm interested to see how PPL can contribute, but I'd take the hype any player received in '08 with a grain of salt.

9:45 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Coosa,

Bowden's beginning of the end started long before the SEC title game.


Steve being the Tub advocate comes to save the day.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Steve,

I love ya, man, but let's end the Tubs colored glasses.

It was what it was.

Let's be sharks...always swimming forward.

9:50 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The PPL thing will be interesting. Just like with Todd, CTF could turn out to be right. I am not sure if punt returns is where he belongs. I typically prefer the smaller faster returners on kickoffs. I prefer punt returners to have a bit more beef on their bones, but there is a lot of room for improvement there, so anything is possible.

More than likely it is Gulley or Washington because PPL has been out so long, but I would like to at least see him get in the game some. With his kind of speed, it is another opportunity to stretch the field.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

DL: Man, I so don't have feelings for Auburn. It's a job. I'm glad I have it and all, but my goal in life is to kick it with my girls. I don't do this for love of the game.

9:53 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Sensi, as long as people continue to make seemingly delusional comments, I will respond.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Steve- Does that mean you are going to respond to Tubs when he questioned the hiring of Malzahn because Nutt didn't like him???

9:54 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

SFC, that same coach who 'knocked off Florida in 2007' had already allowed his team to be woefully underprepared for not one, not two but, the first 3 games of the 2007 season - all at home, all of which we were prohibitive favorites. This with a 3rd-year starter at QB and some serious talent on both sides of the ball, plus two coordinators with proven records of success.

You can say a lot about Tubs, good and bad, but one thing you can't say is that his teams were never consistent, outside of one season in ten.

Well, I take it back - last year we were consistently awful. So make it two seasons in ten.

9:55 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Wow, someone saying that we had serious talent although others have said we had no talent. The delusional comments continue.

9:56 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve people on here make semi-delusional comments on here every day, including you.

However you only seem to spring to action when comments are made in a negative light about anything Tommy did in his 10 years at Auburn.

It's like you take it personal.

9:57 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

RK, you're right. Very poorly worded on my part.

9:57 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

And even more delusional is that he made a change due to our struggles on offense, which means he wasn't asleep at the wheel. Man, these arguments are bizarre.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Steve has said here often that Auburn will take 5 years to get the depth and talent back to where it was under Chizik, but yet why would it take 5 years if Tubs left it so stocked? I like Steve, but he is now Teflon Steve. Good luck getting any valid points to stick :)!!!

9:59 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

He made the change and our offense got worse.

Tommy of 1999-2004 and Tommy of 2006-2008 were two different coaches. The fire appeared to be gone. The record stayed good in 06 & 07, but there was still something missing except for a moment or two here and there.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Might I retask this train and remind everyone that the Orange-cicle nation is gunning for us this weekend?

This bunch of nuts describes their offense as "high-powered but unbalanced."

Crompton? High-powered interception machine?

Now that is delusional.

10:01 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

OK, maybe Tubs wasn't asleep at the wheel.

But the program still ended up in the ditch.

10:01 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

do i need to bring out my Trooper Towel and whack yall in the head?

it's TENNESSEE week. the school who told us we can't have Tiger Walk. re-evaluate and hate. HATE big.

did i mention that on the local morning radio show one host said it would be a travesty if UT couldn't score 30 points on our horrible defense? let that sink in a moment.

HATE. it's good for ya.

10:01 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve, we get it. You like Tommy.

I like Tommy, we all still like Tommy.

He wasn't perfect, nor was he a great coach. He was a good coach who had one great season. His time at Auburn will be remembered fondly.

When he left, he left Auburn a better place than when he got there.

However, when he left the fire wasn't there anymore. It was time to move on.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Oh and HATE UAT AND UT!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I grew weary months ago of seeing any Tubs (or Franklin related) discussion. My weariness on this topic has not improved. I'm pretty sure he's no longer coaching at AU and for that matter, I'm pretty sure he's not coaching anywhere. He was the coach at AU and now he's not. Let's move on.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Hate....It's what's for breakfast.

10:03 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

RK, in general I hold Auburn people to a higher standard and do not trash good Auburn people, such as Tuberville or Franklin. I realize that people make mistakes and that Tuberville obviously made a mistake hiring Franklin. I have also acknowledged that Tuberville had basically lost the team last season due to getting the team on the same page, but to continually say childish things like we had no talent because or recruiting and then we had a ton of talent but no coaching ....blah blah blah...is just silly. Things didn't work out. Tuberville was a great coach but made mistakes.

Remember, many of you were bashing the hiring of Chizik also. We need a leader, not a loser seems to have been the tone of the day, and then the ignorance of the statement is revealed.

CTF is successful at MTSU although good ole Auburn people continue to trash him even after their ignorance is revealed.

Auburn fans trashed Jason Campbell until 2004, when their ignorance was revealed.

Auburn fans trashed Brandon Cox until their ignorance was revealed in 2008 and they realized they lost a lot better QB than we had on the roster. People spent the season saying play Kodi because Cox sux.

Auburn fans trashed Todd while he played injured and even booed him. This year their ignorance is also revealed.

It is a long running story.

10:04 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

By the way, Boulware may end up getting added to that list.

10:07 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Jay I don't care whether you are an Auburn fan or not. Just keep up the good jounalism and accurate information.
That and being with Auburn Alum and Fans are why I keep coming here.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

I think it was a bama fan that made that video at the airport, seriously

Yeah Monte is a mastermind, Gus will be tested

10:08 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve,

Once a week or so you cause my head to explode.

Nobody trashed Tommy Tuberville. People said that during his last couple of years he didn't seem to have the control of his team that he had in the past.

It's an opinion. It may be right, it may be wrong, however it is allowed. Jay G. allows us to have discussion about pretty much anything within reason on here, including allowing you to defend all that is Thomas Hawley Tuberville.

Tub was discussed earlier because he was on the radio, then we moved on...then like Tommy's Knight in Shining Armor you arrive after the party to defend him yet again.

Fans say and do stupid stuff out of frustration or out of anger...it happens.

This isn't the AL.com forum. If you went there then you'd probably go postal. What happens here isn't bashing, it's a discussion with some sarcasm thrown in.

10:10 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"Tuberville was a great coach"

I disagree with your adjective. I'd say he was a good coach, but we've had that debate before.

10:11 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

RK, you are very humorous because I am not sure how discussion is suppose to mean hearing only what you want to hear. Learn to live with other opinions.

10:12 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

SFC, you make good points in your last post.

However, before I jump off this particular topic, I would take exception to one thing you said: I don't consider Tony Franklin a 'good Auburn man'. Not a value judgement, merely a fact. He said himself he had reservations about taking the job, and he has no feelings one way or the other about his term of employment. He has shown no loyalty to AU, nor should we show any loyalty towards him. He was a hired gun who couldn't hit the target, for a number of reasons that weren't all his fault. It happens.

Think of it this way: Tony Franklin is no more or less a 'good Auburn man' than Jay G. Tate. The difference being is that JGT has been very good at his job for over 10 years, while TF failed miserably at his job in just 10 months.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I like chocolate.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

and The Rolling Stones

10:15 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Can't we all just get along?!

haha, no really, Steve you are king of starting the dead horse beatings. The only beatings occuring should be those to folks wearing the Home Depot orange.

10:16 AM  
Blogger AU1292 said...

Long time no talk, hope everyone is well. Don't be surprised if a certain recruit switches his commitment from one of our rivals to Auburn in the near future. AU 31-20.

10:17 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

BEASLEY! (THT, you're welcome)

10:17 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve,

Did I ever say your opinion was wrong?

No, I just said I disagreed with it. I just said Jay G. allows us to post our opinions on here. You seem to be the one having a hard time to deal with people who have a different opinion about Tub than you. It's like the commish rings the phone at the Steve Cave every time Tub's name is mentioned.

I'm really not sure what you meant by "I am not sure how discussion is suppose to mean hearing only what you want to hear." Because I agree and disagree with stuff on this page every day, that's what makes it great.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Don't trash the Home Depot like that.

They pay for the Atlanta Falcons to continually give false hope to their fanbase.

10:17 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

War Eagle

Go Tigers

Blast them Big Blue

BEAT THEM VOLS LIKE A WHUPPED HOUND DOG

10:18 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Here is one bizarre football play.

10:19 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

Home Depot is actually more AU or UF orange. think orange creamsicles. yummy.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

If we're gonna play Tommy and Tony again, I'll see y'all later.

I've got some UT to hate. And probably some work to do.

10:19 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I didn't refer to Franklin as a good Auburn man, just an Auburn man. I think he hated his time on the plains for good reason. Assigning the blame is pointless. It is just fair to say he wasn't a good fit.

10:20 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"A high school football game ended tragically this weekend"

Someone redefines the word tragic in the article on that link.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Franklin - hired gun.

Sorry, but true. He's no more an Auburn man than Bobby Petrino.

Just my opinion.

Back to hating UT.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Where is Michael when we need some randomness to retask the train?

10:23 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Sensi,

Chocolate is really good stuff. You just have to get your assistants to buy into it, then produce at a fast tempo, wearing down your competitors.

The Rolling Stones are excellent, but could get pushed around on the line. They need to get with the Yox program and bulk up a bit.

10:23 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

There were also people that hated Chizik, because he left for Texas. I am not sure how they resolve that one in their minds.

Boulware is someone we should stick behind. I am not certain of the causes of our special team woes, but the coaches should be given the opportunity to work things out.

Often people want to trash someone before giving them a chance to resolve a situation. Often they are proven wrong by overreacting. It is just better to let Chizik evaluate Boulware and trust him to make the right decision. After all, he is closer to the situation.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

I'm sure Michael is being held hostage by those puppets...

10:24 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The mission for the offense this weekend...play fast, don't let the crowd get in the game, find Eric Berry and avoid him.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

In other news, xCTT said that UT had no chance of beating us because we just had better players. He said they would struggle to run the ball and their defense didn't have the playmakers to slow down the Malzahn offense.

Take that for what it's worth.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Eric Berry is only one guy, he can easily be avoided. We played against him last year and were able to steer clear with the inept offensive staff we had. I'm sure Gus knows what up.

10:26 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Listening to radio and reading up on Nick Reviez. He was the signal caller for the Vols and they are looking for someone to replace him on that D. That's a huge task especially if we can get in there and get the ball snapped quickly we can catch them confused a lot.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Steve- I have yet to hear one fan, at lest on this board, demand the firing of Boulware. I think some, including me, have suggested that he start earning his paycheck.

Is this the drama club????

Anyways, I'm ready to see PPL this week! Beat UT!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Reckon how many IROC-Zs will be in the parking lot blaring Warrent this weekend in Knoxland?

10:27 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Sensi, saying Franklin is not an Auburn man is probably a fair statement. I don't think he ever bought in, which is likely part of the issue.

On to more immediate things, such as Boulware and the special teams. It is nice to see that we haven't had a punt blocked in the last two games. I have been watching for it, and haven't seen anything to concern me yet.

Kickoffs is another concern. I don't care who is back there returning kickoffs, we can't kick the ball out of bounds. That is giving the opponent the ball at the 40 and really stinks. It use to be that was just a 5 yard penalty and a re-kick. Now it is more like a 20 yard penalty.

10:28 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

"Cherry Pie" is a solid record Sensi. don't diss Warrant. ;)

10:28 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I told you folks I was tired of this blasted "discussion" concerning former coaches. I'm going to finish eating my lunch, read some news and split this scene to play some golf. Please, please wrap up this discussion today and be done with it.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Norm- Where you playing today?

10:30 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

SFC, in your post above you said "good Auburn people, like Tuberville or Franklin". That's where I got it from.

Your points about Chizik and Boulware are spot on. While some of us here and elsewhere questioned if Chiz was the best we could do under the circumstances, many so-called AU 'fans' declared him a failure from the get-go. That was clearly in appropriate even at the time.

As for Boulware, I don't think he is the major problem on with our ST units. I also think Chiz will give him plenty of time and guidance in an effort to turn things around.

10:31 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Norm,

Is this all former coaches or just ones with the initials TT?

I just want to confirm.

10:32 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I have seen someone on here wanting Boulware fired, but I don't want to continue that discussion.

I am anxious to see PPL too, although since he hasn't played in over a year and then it was only one kick, it makes me a bit nervous.

I hope the coaches pick a kick returner and stick with him. That could be Gulley or Washington or possibly even PPL. We just need to develop some consistency there even though it may take being patient with whoever they choose.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Jani Lane wants to end his life for writing that. I heard him say that in an interview.

10:32 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I took the Auburn man home test, but I won't know the results for 30 days. Can't wait to see what turns up!

10:33 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If we consistently give UT a 60 yard field to play with, then we are just handing an offense that's struggling a helping hand by limiting what our D can do.

If we get the kickoff coverage down, then our D is at a decided advantage and can probably rattle Crompton into bad throws.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks Michael. We missed you.

10:34 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

RK, I didn't realize I referred to Franklin as a good Auburn person. You are correct. Occasionally my fingers get ahead of my brain.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Does anyone know if Caudle is on the Scout team simulating Crompton?

10:35 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I am not a coach nor have I ever been. My two cents worth. I think the worse thing you can do is pull a guy because of a mistake. It hurts his confidnece as well as the teams. Yes I was screaming get him out of there but that is wrong. If a player is getting it done in practice to the point you put him in the game you got to give him a chance.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

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10:38 AM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

Checking in... hating UT... hoping for an impromptu Tiger Walk Anyway... and did I mention hating UT? War Eagle.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Micheal, there's an instant test. If the blue and orange plus sign appears, you're an Auburn man. The drawback is that Steve has to watch you take the test.

10:38 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

As for Chizik, I am not saying that I thought he would be great when he was hired. I will say that by this summer I thought he had done a great job based upon the decisions that he made and that I see why Jacobs hired him.

I like the coaches Chizik chose, and more importantly that they fit together. I just get the feeling these coaches respect each other. I do judge a lot of this by second and third hand information, but I saw hints of trouble before last season. I saw no hint of it this season.

My position was basically wait and see when Chizik was hired.

10:38 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I would assume it wouldn't be Caudle, however he'd be a good candidate.

Truthfully when left alone, Crompton seems to make really nice throws, but if he is rolling out or under pressure he forces them in there.

Plus UT's receivers haven't helped him out tipping some balls that have been picked.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I just failed the spelling portion of the test. Sorry, Michael.

10:39 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Lunch time.

10:39 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

digger, very well put. It is knee-jerk reactions that allow problems to persist. That is why I think Gulley deserves a bit more time.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Hasn't Caudle been simulating Crompton in practice for a couple of years straight?

10:40 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

Crompton + Pressure = GOOD THINGS FOR AUBURN.

Kiffin didn't give Crompton the highest praise yesterday after practice. i can't remember the exact quotes, though. if we can get to him we'll be in good shape.

10:41 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

S FC I am the worlds worst knee-jerk artist. But looking back if the coaches had just stuck with some one maybe it would have worked out.

10:42 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

RK, I agree Crompton looks good at times and when reviewing their Ohio game initially I was wondering why he was being criticized. Then a little pressure came and I saw. Also, there was one play he ran the wrong way. The rest of the team were headed in the other direction.

Crompton and Caudle for that matter, need to learn the value of a well placed pass into the stands. Cox also sometimes made the same mistake and held onto the ball too long or forced something.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

We have advantages at many positions in this game.

Our o-line vs. their d-line is a good match up.

Our RBs vs. their thin/inexperienced LB corps.

Malzhan vs. Monte is very intriguing.

We have them beat on AU women vs. UT women. HANDS DOWN!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I understand an unidentified co-ed will be at practice simulating Layla Kiffin.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Gulley deserves another shot at Punt Returner, just not this year. When you fumble 30% of the time, you need to see the bench.

10:45 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I never did get to see that Layla Kiffin picture, Oh well I'm too old to worry about that. Need to worry about important things like where the hell did I put my glasses.

10:46 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Can we agree that Boulware has worked wonders for Wes Byrum? Keep him. The problem with catching punts is psychological and I don't know you can blame him for that. The coverage units are the one thing I think he is not doing all that well at, but we have very little depth which is giving him headaches. Still, not time to fire the guy or anything.

10:47 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The knee-jerk stuff is something I think really hurt Kodi in the past. I don't think he has played a game at QB where he wasn't afraid one mistake would get him pulled.

It is one of the things I admired about Todd last season. He didn't seem to get rattled because he was pulled out of the game, while Kodi always seemed to take more time to get back into the game.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Layla,

You got me on my knees.

Layla,

Your husband is a sleaze.

Layla...

10:47 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I am aware of the instant Auburn Man test Scott Chocolate, but I preferred to take the one where you pee on a picture of Nick Saban and send it to a lab. The 30 days is worth it.

10:49 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I agree Michael. I am not saying Boulware is good or bad. I am just saying I don't know yet.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Layla,

Did I mention I hate UAT?

Layla,

Is it cold where you are standing?

Layla...

10:49 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Being a high scoring team we would get more benefit from improving kick off coverage than any thing else. IT STINKS LIKE KNOXVILLE DOWN BY THE RIVER.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Post of the day Michael.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

In that case, I think I'll retake the test just for fun, Michael. I am also inspired to see if I can get some Saban-cakes for the urinals here at work.

10:51 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

By the way, Kiffikin is a good example of a coach that would have upset me. While I admired how Chizik handled the team even before the season started, if I were a UT fan I would have been wondering if my head coach had the maturity to coach.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

By the way, that does not mean that Steve watched me take the instant test. I had an alumni exemption.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Kiffin is the opposite of Fulmer and the Tennessee fans love that. They eat it up.

Michael- Thanks for the awesomeness.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

"Layla" is such a great song, and I love the piano solo by SteveFC at the end.

10:58 AM  
Blogger michael said...

After looking for a bit, I have decided this is the best Saban picture for the urinal cakes we will start selling soon, Scott Chocolate:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7OC0YbG2fek/R_9YmzlIoBI/AAAAAAAAFgs/FkiYn_wJykg/s400/NickSaban.jpg

He is like, "Seriously, you are here again? I mean, come on, this is getting ridiculous. "

10:59 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Michael, I couldn't get that url to work. By the way, our chocolate urinal cakes are probably our worst selling product. I'm sure sales will go up when we add Saban's face to them, though. We will be selling them slightly used to all Bama fans.

11:03 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Didn't work for me either

11:04 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Copying and Pasting that link works for me. I can't believe you guys went and made me do the html link thing I refuse to do. Shame on all of you.

11:07 AM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

it worked for me michael. kudos.

11:08 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Now that worked. Looks like he is pleading to be pizz on.

11:09 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

That link worked for me michael. Is that some kind of alternative touchdown gesture Saban is doing, or is it a why me?

11:09 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

I think I read where the middle LB that will be starting for UT is a true freshman that was begging for a offer from AU last year and never got one. I think his last name is Nigel or has that in his last name.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

It's a sign!

It's the Touchdown Saban! He's leaving for Notre Dame.

Tell every Cousin Humper you know. It will ruin their day -- their favorite work day since it is Hump Day.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Michael, that pic is perfect! I think I will create and install the Saban-cakes this week.

11:15 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I just read where Boise State will likely go undefeated. The remaining teams on their schedule aren't ranked in the top 75. It should mean an interesting controversy at the end of the season after the mormons got snubbed last season.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Here is CFN Predictions:

CFN Week 5 Predictions

11:20 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Pickem is much easier this week.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

There was an Iowa beat down yesterday and I missed it?

Dang!! That's what I get for leaving the house at 5 in the morning and not getting home till after 9 at night - all for my stupid job. That will teach me.

LT

11:36 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I like CFN's result, but their write up would lead me to think it would be a larger score.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Agreed RK.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

The freshman LB in question is Nigel Mitchell-Thornton, who also happens to be the 42nd Earl of Earnhardt, which elevated him to the starting position over more experienced players.

Actually, he's a true freshman, who enrolled in January. He's from Stone Mountain, Ga., and played at Stephenson High School.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I want some white chocolate.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

How 'bout some Hot Chocolate?

"I believe in miraces ... since ya came along ... you sexy thang!"

12:05 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Jet, when I first heard that song, I thought they were saying, "I believe in milkshakes."

12:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I saw an episode of "Unwrapped" last night that featured breakfast corndogs.

It had a sausage on the inside and an outer shell made of pancakes.

Perfect for early games at LSU, no?

12:11 PM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

LSU has early games? i thought they had exclusive rights with the SEC for night games at Tiger Stadium.

SARCASM!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:13 PM  
Blogger scottie b hates tennessee! said...

that makes me want a McGriddle. yum. and i haven't had one of those in years.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Count Chocula ...

I believe in milkshakes, and because Auburn men and women believe in them, I believe in Auburn and love it.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Mrs. Jet made french toast for dinner last night ... I asked if could get the full Hardee's commercial treatment ... she said no.

Again.

12:15 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Love me some brinner.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I could seriously enjoy a milkshake and a breakfast corndog right now. I am starving, but sitting here waiting on a phone call instead of going to lunch.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Au1292 I will be suprised who do you think it will be? Grant? No way

12:19 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I'm not waitin' on a lady, I'm just waitin' on some brinner.

12:20 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

JayG- A restaurnat out east, 16 Hampstead, serves conecuh sausage dipped in batter and fried on a stick. It is a Conecuh sausage corndog. I went once. Too expensive for me.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

wtc, you're killin' me!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Mary Louise Parker on the hotness scale

Discuss

12:28 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

She's a stone fox.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

stone or stoned?

12:30 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

MLP - 6.5, 7 tops for me.

12:32 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Loganville, there was a wonderful Iowa beat down in here yesterday and very informative. I have lead a sheltered life. I didn't know that Iowa fans are called cornpones.

12:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Stone, but I can see why you'd think that with Weeds.

12:34 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I just googled Mary Louise Parker. It wasn't that great.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

She's a southern classy type imho

12:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I like cornpones with molasses.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

She's no Elizabeth Shue, that I'll give you.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

If Iowa are cornpons what is Iowa State?

Oh, that's right, losers. I forgot.

12:39 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

My guess is that if we get ahead by a couple of touchdowns, Kiffikin will take his ball and go home.

12:39 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

We talkin' Karate Kid Shue or Leaving Las Vegas Shue?

Either way, I still think I plump for MLP.

12:39 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Iowa State is 3-1. Those hurricanes are blowing hard this season.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Love the Avatar Sensi BTW - one of (if not) my favorite westerns....

Cornpones huh - I think I would relocate to a different state.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Good point, Bro. Shue has aged well in my opinion, but the KK Shue was hotter. Especially the Cocktail version.

MLP is fairly consistent.

12:42 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Hurricanes?

12:42 PM  
Blogger coosa said...

Chizik said he wasn't buying stock in this team, which got me to thinking about how this team is doing as a stock. Stock traders use 2 basic methods for evaluating stocks - Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis. In FA, you look at everything about what the company is doing, financial condition, and chances of making money in the future. In TA, you only look at the movements in price. Its based on the idea that stock prices are controlled by people, and people behave in a predictable manner. Some consider it voodoo, but it actually works very well until it doesn't work.

Everything posted on the HABOTN is FA; I think its time to apply a little TA.

So we scored 37 in game 1, a nice starting point. Then game 2 we move up to 49. This is obviously a great trend, you want to buy stocks that are going up. Game 3, we drop back to 41. This is nothing to be alarmed about - no stock goes straight up. But what you want to see when it pulls back is a higher low. 41 is above 37, so the pullback was actually quite healthy.

Then in game 4, we jumped to 54. This is a great move because now we have made a higher high. The trend is definitely up, and things looks great at the moment. But for those waiting to buy, here's what to look for - a pullback will be no problem, but we need to score above 41 so that we make another higher low. Scoring below 41 would be bad; scoring below 37 would make us a definite sell. If we score above 54, then that indicates we are about to go parabolic and you need to drink all the koolaid you can get down.

All FA is irrelevant.

12:43 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Lets turn this thing.

12:43 PM  
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