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9.01.2009

LIVE BLOG: Chizik presser

Hey everyone. The Head Coach is here.

  • He says the La Tech game will be "fun."

  • On learning more about his team Saturday: "Two-a-days is different because alls you know is from going against each other. The great thing about the first game is that you get a starting point. I don't know where we're at right now."

  • Daren Bates is a starter now: ``Immediately when he got on campus here, he got our attention. He did some things that make you go: Wow. We force-fed him football ... just to see what he could handle. We thought he could handle it. We feel like he's our best option back there right now. Mentally, he gets it. We're going to go with it."

  • So many young guys at wideout: "Can they catch the football. Can they run their timing routes? We've got some young guys you're going to see play a lot. We wish we didn't have to play this many young ones, but it is what it is. They've all done a great job of coming in here and trying to learn the offense. We're going to play the ones who we feel like give us the best chance."

  • On the tailbacks and offensive line: ``We know we have to run the football. We have experienced guys there. They've been there and done that. That's going to be a big part of what we're trying to accomplish. We're going to lean heavily on that. I say that, but I know we need to throw the ball as well."

  • Says there will be "10 to 12" new names you'll have to get used to seeing. (ie freshmen)

  • On Hot Carter: "I don't go into the injury situation. We're not anticipating him playing this weekend."

  • On Eguae and Dee Ford: "We feel good about them."

  • Is a first game useful when assessing Chizik?: "There's a lot of unknown factors. You have a new offense, a new defense and on top of that, you're throwing in 10 to 12 freshman. I don't know what people will read into and what they won't."

  • ``There are growing pains that come along with a young team. We're going to be very demanding on them. We also knows what comes with the newness. That's not an excuse. We won't use excuses."

  • He thinks "Coach Dooley" is doing a heck of a job ($1 to Brownie) at Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs are basically the best team ever in the history of college football. Chizik is super high on this team. "This is a great challenge. This team has been together for three years, this team we're playing. They have a lot of confidence."

  • On LTU: "They're a physical team and they're very well-coached. Usually, if you want to see how tough a team is, look at their run stats." (I'm guessing LTU's defense is good against the run)

  • First game here vs. first game at Iowa State: "It's a lot different. Two years ago, I was going into my first game as a head coach. That's all behind me. As far as the head coaching thing ... it's really night and day. I'm really excited to be back here."

  • On Kodi Burns: "He's going to be in the game. He's going to be playing. You're going to see him at several different spots."

  • On monitoring his players' safety (in light of Brandon Deaderick's situation): "Am I concerned about them on a daily basis? Absolutely. Every one of them. I worry about everything -- getting an education, on the field, off the field. We've always got our players in mind."

  • "Eric Smith is not playing in this first game."

  • On regaining swagger: "You find out on game day. There are a lot of things that happen on game day -- good, bad and indifferent. I don't know if you can measure that before you get out on the field and play."


That's a wrap.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

218 Comments:

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Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

huh?

11:30 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

FAH AGAIN!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Crap!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Zteven said...

YEAH!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

THT, you're killing my back to back chances.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

someone told me there was a new thread. did I go to the wrong one? where is everyone?

11:31 AM  
Blogger michael said...

so close

11:31 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

how exciting!

Hey Zteven - Where have you been?

11:31 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

this is the newest thread, you were fortunate in your refresh timing.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

whoa, there y'all are. How can y'all tell me there's a new thread, but I stick around on the old one long enough to get BEASLEY, and still beat y'all here.

Did y'all get stuck in pre-game traffic?

11:32 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Well, Comment section open in one window, Blog open in another. It is truly Football Season

11:32 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Sean two in row...just said NO! Gotta find out about HOT Jay G?

11:33 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oh, i see i missed an entire thread. I better get back to work and leave the posting to professionals.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

Good idea bro.

11:34 AM  
Blogger michael said...

We are about to be hit with so much knowledge.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I bet a lot is spoken at this presser, but nothing actually said. He will have to answer about "Hot" Carter, that will be the most interesting thing.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Zteven said...

Monica

was away for a few days. spent this am with a good cup of coffee, catching up on you guys. LOVE the Wade Christopher stuff! And your new motto... (Dont start none...)

11:37 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

THought Benton was the starter as well.Really doesnt mean much he will play a ton im sure.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

LOL Glad you're back.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

ATL- I believe Benton is the starter in the 3 wide set.

11:39 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

this post: FUN

11:39 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

I just thought he was ahead of D Adams. Like i said doesnt really matter much. He will play. The real thing that bothers me is HOT!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Adams and Zachery have been getting all the praise from Trooper and the 2 guarenteed starters. I'm hoping they produce this year.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

Gene Chizik's go to quote for the 2009 Auburn Tigers: "It is what it is."

11:43 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

We GOT the motors just hope the OL is up to the task

11:44 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Jay, ask him why I am not starting.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

" it is what it is" Chizzy

We should all embrace this philosophy for the season. I think it will make our lives a little better if ya know what I mean.

Don't worry,
Be Chizzy.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

So Hot Carter is injured. Lovely.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

It beats "The Hay is in the Barn"...

11:45 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

If the 5 starting OL stay healthy we have a good chance of having a darn good season. That is the key.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

The thing is, Tubs would say that at the end of practice to the players, not just to the media. I would always look around to see if there were television cameras or microphones when he said it.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

10+ freshmen is a lot.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Interesting...

"We won't use excuese."- Chizik = me liking it.

11:48 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

NO DROPS


NO EXCUSES

11:48 AM  
Blogger Zteven said...

re: the hay quote

HATED that phrase!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Well someone has said that count a loss for each freshman starter...how many do we get off the bat?

11:48 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Oh ok, only 1...

11:50 AM  
Blogger weagle83 said...

"a loss for each freshman starter"...that would mean the "hay IS ALREADY in the barn.

11:51 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jorell Bostrom????

Who is Jorell Bostrom????

11:51 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

LMAO @ ($1 to Brownie)

11:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

So just how many spots with Kodi play saturday?

11:52 AM  
Blogger Zteven said...

I know Im gonna be embarassed for asking, but who the @*%$ is Hot Carter?

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did he expect Chizik to say?

That these guys suck, but our talent level makes us suck as bad?

Come on. Chizik isn't going to say anything of note at these things.

Moving along...

11:53 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If we get up big early, Kodi will play play a lot of spots.

If it's a down to the wire game, I bet we only see Kodi in the Wildcat.

11:53 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Be embarassed...Antione Carter DE from Dilliard HIch school in Ft. Lauderdale. He is a junior. He had a sack in his first game as a freshman.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I wonder if Kodi can double as kicker as Ochocinco did?

11:54 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Kidding Zteven

11:55 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Chiz sounds more genuine when he talks about caring about his players than Rich Rod did yesterday.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Kodi as WR

11:55 AM  
Blogger Zteven said...

Oh, you mean HIM?

*turning red*

11:56 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

You can't measure till the tree hits the ground.
Then you start to build.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Wow that went quick!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I think we'll see Kodi at Wildcat, regular QB, WR, RB, TE, holder, and LB....or maybe just wildcat.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Jorrell Bostrom is the walk-on kid from a JC in Utah. He went on some mormon thing for 2-3 years after high school, and was .. I think .. 360 odd lbs when he got back.

I didn't think he will get to play.


I do not like the depth chart. Too many freshmen.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

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11:59 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Chiz is a man of few words, even less meaningful words.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

Ochocinco, the one that got away for the USMNT.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Aero, since we were typing up our responses and yours is more detailed and first, I will defer to you.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Are you referring to Chad Johnson?

12:01 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Hear any tears over the phone Jay? I bet Rich Rod is a journalism GOLD MINE!

12:02 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

WERK-Jorell is a JUCO transfer walk on I believe.

12:02 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Short and sweet and not much substance
Exactly what we should have expected

12:03 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Yes, Monica, the WR formerly known as Chad Johnson.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

It remains Chad Johnson to me.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

There is no such player as Chad Johnson. Chad Ochocinco plays in the NFL...Then again, I know some old people who, to this day, call Muhammed Ali "Cassius Clay" .

12:06 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Where's Jay G? We want, nay, we demand, a Hot Carter update!

12:07 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Actually Digger, it's pretty easy to measure a tree before it hits the ground. All you need is a clinometer and a measuring tape. See what you do is.... nevermind.

Who the heck is John Douglas?

12:07 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

But a good carpenter doesn't care how tall a tree is but starts his measurments after it has been cut and allen.

12:09 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Boy that had enough typo's for awhile

12:11 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

John Douglas was our fullback last year.

Since we had no formations that required a fullback, he never really played.

12:11 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Need to go eat something not sure what, Later

12:12 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

John Douglas used to be a fullback.

suprised to see Gabe McKenzie listed behind him. all thise new position listings confuse me. yo man, i'm the H. the what?

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better retract that "demand" PF.

That's begging for a fast trip to the hurt locker.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Who cuts their own trees anymore? Digger, you are hereby known to me as Paul Bunyan.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

lmao @ "nay"

12:15 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I just wanted a chance to say "nay" followed by a stronger verb. Demand worked. What's a man to do?

12:16 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Looking over the depth chart, I would love to see McKenzie knock the puddin' out of a CB on a quick flair pass to Benton.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Scottie B, have you ever done a painting of that Junior Rosegreen photo on the from page? If so (or if one is done in the future), I'd like a print.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no shame and since it got buried in an earlier thread, I have a post on Eddie's blog about the opener of the Chizik era.

Please comment here and/or there.

Chizik, Auburn Need Definitive Win in Opener

12:20 PM  
Blogger michael said...

The title of the Junior Rosegreen painting should be "The Day the Receiver Died"

12:23 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Woo hooo!!! Live blogging for the first game week presser!!! This is getting exciting.

12:26 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

His Momma named Clay, I'm gonna call him Clay

12:31 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I hate it whenever "swagger" is discussed. So incredibly overused. Also, it is unimportant. It is like some people believe "Once Miami/FSU/whoever gets their swagger back, then they will be OK." No, they swaggered because they were good. Being good comes first. And swagger is a stupid word anyway.

Of course, nothing beats the overuse of David Pollack's "motor". Boy o boy, did that guy have a tremendous motor! His motor never stopped! What a big motor!

12:33 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Isn't swagger also used to describe drunk people?

12:34 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Indeed, Tommy D. So maybe Auburn should show up drunk to the game?

12:35 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

underestimating swagger = mistake

12:35 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I like Old Spice's Swagger d-o.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

it's nice...like this blog.

12:37 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

nope, never done that one PF but it would be fun to give it a shot.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

talking on the air with food in your mouth is so gross

12:38 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I am just thankful that David Pollack did have have swagger and then lose it. I can only imagine the ESPN feature.

"David Pollack's tremendous motor has been well documented. However, the last three games he has gone without a tackle. Pollack is now trying to figure out how to get his swagger back. He still has the big motor, but he needs his swagger back. Motor. Swagger.

(Pollack being interviewed)
Pollack: You know, I've had the big motor going, but I just gotta get back my swagger. This isn't Georgia football. We all need our swagger back. I have a big motor.
K Herbstreit: How are you going to get the swagger back?
Pollack: Just taking it one game at a time, getting out there with my big motor, trusting in my teammates, and just getting that swagger back. Can you imagine if my motor had swagger? How unstoppable would that be? A swagger motor? Motor of swagger?"

OK I'm done. motor swagger.

12:39 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Whatcha chomp chomp chomp mean chomp by that chomp chomp Monica?

12:40 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Swagger. That's a funny word. Swagger.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Talking anywhere with food in the mouth is gross. I may play a rude guy on the internet, but I am very much an advocate of manners. Our society seems to have lost sight of even the most simple of them. I say they start teaching them in HS, because it looks like that subject isn't being taught at home.

12:42 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Monica... It aint easy, being Chizzy!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I always feel bad when I hear David Pollack's name. He deserved a longer playing career than he was given. Some things can't be explained.

12:44 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I hate that Pollack's career was shortened, but I hate even more that I have to listen to him try to be a journalist.

12:45 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Anyone know where I can get a Wade Christopher jersey?

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PF, I work with a guy that talks with food in his mouth all the time and it aggravates the sh*** out of me.

12:46 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I have an officemate who talks with his food in his mouth. If someone comes in to talk to him during lunch, he continues eating and talking to them. Swagger motor.

12:49 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

There is a guy who used to eat lunch with us at work, and he was someone who talked with his mouth full all the time. He was a guy who was a topper and had a story that was always far bigger and better than the one you just told.

I agree PF, manners are a thing of the past for most.

12:50 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

While some were surprised by Todzilla, Daten Bates has to be the biggest shock so far under the Chiz. Arriving a couple of days into preseason practice and earning a starting position is incredible. This two star guy is likely going to be a star.

12:50 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

My wife and I went out to eat a couple of weeks ago. At the booth next to us was a kid that was probably 16 and his mom.

The kid had his massive sunglasses on, hat on sideways and talking back to his mom the whole time. At one point he just layed down in the booth while they were eating.

My parents would have beaten me senseless if I had done something like that.

12:51 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I'm now waiting for someone to come up with a quentin tarantino-like story about they handled someone that would not stop talking with their mouthful, and in it using the words motor and swagger.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

For you, BigCat!

"It ain't easy being, Chizzy!"

12:55 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Happy to hear that Pollack is doing well after the injury, but i could not stand that guy. The love affair the CBS had with the two "Davids" at georgia made me wanna throw up. I loved when we wore them out in in 2004

12:59 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If someone were talking to me with food in her/his mouth, I would discontinue that conversation with a polite explanation as to why I was discontinuing that conversation.

My latest manners crisis is those who thing it's ok to text and carry on a face to face conversation at the same time.

12:59 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Someone likes our depth chart. In my opinion, we are a couple of key injuries away from panic mode on defense. There are just too many positions that are just two deep.

1:00 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Keep in mind that in terms of a depth chart, the two deep have a good chance of playing. You expect players on the depth chart that won't play in the games unless there are some injuries.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang. Now I hear that Chizik is sticking with the All Auburn All Orange All make me puke thing.

Forget that!

I'm sticking with my call for the Blue Out!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

We have depth issues?

1:04 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but that depth chart could get very scary with just a few injuries.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You're being Captain Obvious, not Debbie Downer.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'll be there in navy blue, Sensi. That's a guarantee. I just hope I won't be blue.

I'm blue da ba dee da ba da

1:06 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Steve, I had to take a look and see who the author (Charlie Roberts) was. So I clicked on the "about the author" link and came up with a blank page. Which made me think, "that's very nice that he has an opinion."

I've just never heard of him, that's not to say he doesn't know his stuff. I hope he does

1:06 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I say Chiz makes everyone on the North side of the stadium wear orange, and the South side wear blue. It'll be awesome.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THT, me you and Eddie are on the Blue train.

1:09 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

What'd really be cool is if people in odd numbered seats wore orange, and even numbered seats wore blue, then we could get some tiger stripes working in the stands!!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

How about this side say "Touchdown" and the other side say "Auburn" after the first score....That went over real well. only 2.5 games till we scored our first TD.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Speaking of Tarantino, his motor may still be goin but that guy definitely lost his swagger. I'm still trying to figure out how to restart my motor after watching his latest film, I'll figure that out before I can even think about swagger. My swagger motor is definitely not motoring or swaggering.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Mr.TD, I think they'd need to wider than every other seat. Looking ahead a little bit, but maybe next year, some fancy engineer can figure out the correct seating arrangement for the tiger stripes, and when they print your ticket, it instructs you to wear either orange or blue. I secretly hope Sensi's seats are orange.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

If I were the head ball coach, he's what I would have said. The media would love me.

"Eltoro is in the barn. But on Saturday, his @$$ will be loose. We expect him to go all Pamplona on someone DI-rectly.

"We don't call him 'Hot' anymore. He's 'Lukewarm' 'til he does something.

"Kodio? Kodio? Wherefore art thou Kodio? Wherever we line him up. You'll see Saturday.

"John Douglas? Never heard of him. Next."

1:22 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

BEAT HACK: What do you want the fans to wear to the game?

CHIZ: Pants. Tell J-Z that. Now.

1:23 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i heard that new Tarantino movie was really good. ????

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Kodi UnoCinco?

Do it Kodi

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:26 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Scottie, I heard that it was, have read rave reviews...they must have seen a different movie. STUPID is the word that came to mind afterward.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If Doug Amos could get paid for the number of times he says "I" or the number of times her tells a story about himself, he'd be a very wealthy man.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sensi why are you using my material and turning it into your avatar?

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

and it doesn't even fit! You're not Captain Obvious. You're Captain Contrary!

1:31 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

If you don't like orange, then don't wear orange. Is this a big deal?

1:31 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I kinda liked the new Tarantino flick, although it was not his best work IMHO, it was as over the edge and insane as ever.

1:32 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Although, to that point, my wife said that she was more than ready to walk out of the movie.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

The best way I can define the new Tarantino flick: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing...

1:33 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Tarantino = yuck

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you are Mrs. Drama Queen

1:35 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Omni - I don't think I've ever agreed with you more.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob Zombie's idea of scary is loud, jump in your face, and loads of naughty words.

Just FYI there...

1:39 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Where did Rob Zombie come from?

1:40 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Tarantino = geek who found an audience among disconnected boys with no social skills who were overstimulated by video games and only excited by violence.

but it sure made him $$$$

just my opinion

1:40 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Monica, that is a VERY good analysis. I think you might over stereotyping a bit, but all in all I agree with that.

1:41 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie,

Maybe the best tribute we could have given Jim Fyffe to start the 2003 season was to not let Rod Bramblett crucify his catch phrase until 2 1/2 games into the season.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

RK- Touche.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Most of the new video games now connect to the gorenet, and come with chat software for improving social skills.

ub3r pwn3d frag!!!!111 one one

1:47 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i'm off to take my 3 kids to the vet. this should be one of the most exciting extravaganzas of frustration i've ever encountered. wish me luck. :(

1:48 PM  
Blogger THT 2.0 said...

Ciao Tutti!!!


NO DROPS!!!


Keep the hate alive!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

But obviously I don't know what I'm talking about, having never owned a video game console, or a tarantino flick.

I've seen some of his flicks, and I hate them.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Having fun, 2.0???

1:54 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Pulp Fiction was great. I can honestly say I haven't seen any other Tarantino movies.

2:00 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I loved Reservoir Dogs. Is that so wrong?

2:02 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Ciao Ciao 2.0


I've been learning the Itallian ways after working with them closely for most of 2009.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Did we learn anything valueable today?

2:04 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I loved Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction.

2:06 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

The novels of Susan Sontag are self indulgent, over-rated crap?

2:07 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

McKenzie being the third string fullback is interesting. He has been more high profile than Douglas. Wisner as the third string tight end is also somewhat of a surprise.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Oh, my, J-Z, you do make speeches.

2:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Get this... this week is tailgate week at work. Fans of certain teams can set up areas on our floor to support their teams. My desk is in a corner and on one side is the Alabama tailgate area and on the other side is the UGA area.

Thankfully I only work in the office two days a week because I'm not sure I could deal with see all of this stuff every day. I'm very thankful that I work from home on Friday which is the actual tailgate party day.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

I guess the old 'tino was decent. The new 'tino is overdoing the blood n gore thing.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Is live blogging a presser a violation of the SEC Media Resposibility and Secrecy Act (MRSA)?

2:16 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The SEC could end up screwing themselves if they keep trying to hamstring the media. Imagine what sports would be if the media didn't cover the SEC. If we were suddenly flood with coverage from other conferences instead, I suspect it would seriously affect the fan bases.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

WERK - That's harsh. Be strong!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

RK, you have to do something. I don't know what, but I bet j-z could use his Eagle Scout skills and love of all things destruction to come up with a sensible suggestion.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

RK ... tell them that Thursday is "Take a Sledgehammer to Work Day." Then use it. Repeatedly.

2:24 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Phred - we found out today that we will find out on game day whether or not we have regained our swagger.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

"A freshman is starting at quarterback at USC. A virgin is starting at quarterback at Florida. Coaches are crying at the podium in Honolulu and Ann Arbor."



I really enjoy Pat Forde.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I see 2.0 made a hit & run post from a Florentine internet cafe. Hate I missed that. I'm going to blame UA-T for the meeting that called me away from the 'puter right before 2.0 and MrsTHT logged into google chat.

Things like that keep my hateometer pegged to the right.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I really enjoy Pat Forde, too.

bow chicka wow wow...

2:29 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Did Ball freakin' State's O-Line Coach really take a swing at Rich Rod?

"Players off today.............................Unlike Michigan." -@Coach_Eck via twitter

2:32 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Thanks for the excellent link, PF. Is there a coach in America more screwed than Rich Rodriguez. Return to West Virginia? Not gonna happen. Face a lynch mob? Much more likely.

2:35 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I like Forde too. Just the right amount of disdain and snarkiness for college football and its fans (ie, his readers).

I like Stewart Mandel at SI also. Oh, and that Jay G Tate guy.

2:36 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Auburn is listed as the most likely team to get upset by the WAC. Wow.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

My favorite faux tweet was "I'm going to be 58 in two weeks. How much longer can I work the 29-year-old, pseudo-surfer act?" -- USC coach Pete Carroll (14)

2:38 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

I love it when we're the underdog. Or when people make ridiculous statements concerning the WAC. Although I guess until we see what happens on Saturday evening, anything IS possible.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Barbara Dooley up next on Fbaum!!!
I know you don't want to miss it!

2:48 PM  
Blogger michael said...

In a link he provided, it showed Auburn as one of only 5 or so teams to not play a ranked nonconference opponent in the last 5 years. Was South Florida not ranked when they beat us?

2:48 PM  
Blogger Aubie the goob said...

Aubie got upgraded. This never
happens. First Class!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we were (briefly) ranked 17th; USF was unranked.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Aubie the goob said...

Bans Dooley is obnoxious. She makes my ears hurt

2:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

She MMBSAL

2:54 PM  
Blogger AUJoy said...

Was West Virginia not ranked when we played them last year?

2:57 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Was West Virginia unranked last season?

2:57 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Brilliant question Joy:)

2:58 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

I don't think USF was ranked until after they beat us. Man that was a frustrating game!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

pete carroll in '03 was the last ranked non-conf. opponent at the time AU played them.

2:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

No, I don't recall them being ranked. They had a couple of bad losses prior to our game.

2:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

My post was in reference to West VA

3:00 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

USF was eventually in the top 10 for a bit before self destructing.

3:00 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Were they ranked after they played us?

3:01 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

RK...you may just have to go all MacGruber on their @$$ one time. Although, for what it's worth, I get along with UGA fan, but that's just me.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I ate lunch with Jeno James and his dad today. Just sayin'. Man, that dude is BIG. Rock solid and no fat.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I ate lunch at home today. Alone.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Eddie's Brother said...

Hey Phred, get in touch with my brother about your lunch with Jeno. He and Jeno were great friends in college but they kind of lost touch. I know Eddie would like to see how he's doing.

3:13 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I ate lunch at my desk alone, but not really alone.

I just noticed that all the receivers on the depth chart are over 6 feet tall. When the heck is the last time that happened at Auburn?

3:16 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Okay, my dog was here but I didn't count her. She just lays around and sleeps. She contributed nothing.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Or, should that have been "lies around"? I don't know.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm moving it on over.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I have to admit Mrs. Dooley has been a hoot today.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Who's with me?

3:18 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Here we go

3:18 PM  
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