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9.07.2009

We have contracts

Hey everyone. I hope you're having a swell Labor Day. I was in a movie when these contracts rolled into my inbox and, honestly, my iPhone just couldn't make this happen. Maybe I need a better device.

Auburn officially responded today to the Advertiser's request for documents related to coaches and their compensation. Football coaches. So let's get to it.

You already know a lot of this stuff. I'm going to list it anyway.

GENE CHIZIK, head coach
  • Five-year deal. It ends Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Base salary is $500,000 per year. It's payable in equal installments doled out each month. He also is entitled to an additional $1.4 million per year via other deals discussed below. His total compensation is $1.9 million per year.

  • His buyout is $500,000 for every year remaining on the contract. That's a two-way deal. Auburn owes him if Auburn terminates the deal. He owes Auburn if he terminates the deal.

  • Auburn paid Iowa State $750,000 to buy Chizik out of his previous deal. That debt will be "forgiven" at a rate of $150,000 per year. If he leaves, he owes the remaining sum. Half is due within 30 days. The rest is due within a year. If Auburn dumps Chizik without cause, the remaining debt will be forgiven.

  • Let's look at the incentives:

      ACADEMIC INCENTIVES

    • If the team's annual APR is above .930, Chizik receives $25,000.

    • If the team's annual APR is above .950, Chizik receives $50,000 plus the $25,000. So it's $75,000.

    • If the team's annual APR is 1.000, Chizik receives $75,000 plus the other bonuses. So it's $150,000.


      COMPETITIVE SUCCESS
    • If Auburn wins 10 games, Chizik receives $75,000.

    • If Auburn wins 11 games, Chizik receives $100,000.

    • If Auburn wins 12 games, Chizik receives $125,000.

    • If Auburn wins 13 games, Chizik receives $150,000.

    • If Auburn wins 14 games, Chizik receives $200,000.

      (Unlike the academic bonuses, these do not combine.)

    • If Auburn loses in the SEC Championship game, Chizik receives $100,000.

    • If Auburn wins in the SEC Championship game, Chizik receives $200,000.

    • If Auburn receives an at-large bid to a BCS game, Chizik receives $50,000.

    • If Auburn plays in a non-BCS bowl, Chizik receives $50,000.

    • If Auburn finishes in the top five of the Associated Press or USA Today/ESPN polls, Chizik receives $100,000.

    • If Chizik is named Southeastern Conference coach of the year (by AP or the coaches), Chizik receives $100,000. (With a $100,000 maximum.)

    • If Chizik is named national coach of the year (by AP, AFCA, Walter Camp or Home Depot) or Chizik wins the Bryant Award, Chizik receives $100,000. (With a $100,000 maximum.)

    • If Auburn wins a national championship, Chizik receives $500,000.

    • Payments are due by Jan. 15 of the next calendar year.

    • Auburn also may create and disburse other "discretionary bonuses" if university officials consider that appropriate.


  • PERSONAL ENDORSEMENT RIGHTS: In exchange for $700,000 per year, Chizik reliquishes all endorsement rights to the university. That includes shoe and apparel deals. That includes book deals, magazines, videos and websites. The university has the option of selling assigning these rights to a company.

  • APPEARANCES: In exchange for another $700,000 per year, Chizik agrees to appear in 12 post-game shows (ie Auburn Football Review), at least 12 radio shows (ie Tiger Talk), 14 "mid-week call-in shows," 60-second halftime interviews, 14 taped interview segments to to be aired during the weekly television show, a one-hour postgame television interview after every game, a 15-minute radio interview before every game, a 15-minute postgame radio interview after every game and lots of appearances at "Program Scholarship Functions."

  • AUTOMOBILE: Auburn is obligated to provide Chizik with two cars, though they may be "dealer cars," and to assume all costs associated with gas, service, maintenance and insurance.

  • COACHING STAFF: Auburn is obligated to let Chizik have "primary responsibility to select, employ and terminate his staff." Candidates must first be vetted via the SEC and NCAA. Chizik is prohibited from supplementing, "directly or indirectly," the compensation awarded to any assistant coach or university employee.

  • PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT: Chizik is obligated to notify the athletic director if he or his representatives discuss "directly or indirectly his prospective employment with any other institution of higher learning or professional athletic team."

  • PERSONAL CONDUCT CLAUSE: Auburn reserves the right to terminate Chizik (and the contract) if he engages in behavior "that is unreasonably contrary to the public image and conduct Auburn expects from its Head Coach."


OTHER CONTRACTS
  • Ted Rood, defensive coordinator: 3-year deal worth $370k/year.
  • Gus Malzahn, offensive coordinator: 3-year deal worth $350k/year.
  • Trooper Taylor, assistant coach: 3-year deal worth $320k/year.
  • Tracy Rocker, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $300k/year.
  • Jeff Grimes, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $290k/year.
  • Tommy Thigpen, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $250k/year.
  • Curtis Luper, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $260k/year.
  • Phillip Lolley, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $210k/year.
  • Jay Boulware, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $210k/year.


SEC CONTRACTS*
(*According to the Orlando Sentinel)
  1. Urban Meyer, Florida -- $4 million
  2. Nick Saban, Alabama -- $3.9 million
  3. Les Miles, LSU -- $3.8 million
  4. Bob Petrino, Arkansas -- $2.9 million
  5. Mark Richt, Georgia -- $2.9 million
  6. Houston Nutt, Ole Miss -- $2.5 million
  7. Lane Kiffin, Tennessee -- $2 million
  8. Gene Chizik, Auburn -- $1.9 million
  9. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina -- $1.8 million
  10. Rich Brooks, Kentucky -- $1.25 million
  11. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State -- $1.2 million
  12. Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt -- $1.1 million

451 Comments:

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Blogger missinit said...

Woo!Hoo!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Thanks for sharing this, JGT.

What film did you see?

4:07 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I applaud the bonuses attached to the APR.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

nice job Missinit!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

nice work Missinit!!!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

AUsome work on the Google map, THT. Your awesomeness is super duper.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Is that map an open invitation to drop by?

4:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

from prior thread...

see if this map is helpful or not.

This one is much more easily edited, but it doesn't show the same campus detail as the one I lifted from AU's web site.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm just in the mood to relive this...
Pump Fake Awesomeness

4:16 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Thanks, Monica.

That was one for the ages right there.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, I just hope he collects every incentive every year!!!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

What kind of rides do the Chiziks roll in I wonder?

4:30 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Cincy is putting a stomping on Rutgers.

4:34 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

That is the kind of contract I think any coach should have.

I do think the part where he cannot compensate other employees is kind of strange, but I assume it is to avoid a perceived conflict of interest.

I have also seen where the coordinators have 3 year contracts, while the assistants have 2 year contracts. That is unusual. Usually coordinators get 2 years and assistants get 1. I like it.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

She has your basic white SUV. Tahoe, maybe? Nothing over the top if that's what your asking, Sensi.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

btw, if you perceive any use for the map links on this or the prior thread, I suggest you bookmark them. There's an excellent chance I'll lose track of them.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I saw Inglorious Basterd.

4:38 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I am surprised at how badly Cincinnati is beating Rutgers. Guess Rutgers isn't chopping wood this year.

Sensi,
Yes, the map is an open invitation to stop by anytime. Although my kids are talking about getting pizza for our tailgate this week and just having chips and homemade cookies to go with it. They think planning 8 tailgates is too hard on me and they are trying to make it easier this week. I'm not sure that sounds like much of a tailgate meal, but I'm going with the flow.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I have the other deals, too, but but now I have to drive to Auburn.

So I'll talk with you all from there in about an hour.

Piece.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

safe travels, Writer Tate!

4:43 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I am seeing that Trooper Taylor also signed a 3 year deal. It is great to see these coaches will be around for a while.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Thanks, THT, Cincy, and Kristina.

I may stop in and say "Hey" Saturday.

Was it worth the matinee, JGT?

4:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

THT I saved it to My Google maps forever and always.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

YEA!!!! My Rx sunglasses, too much in love with Auburn to come home with me this weekend, have decided to come home this week. I'm so happy. I was feeling so stupid for leaving them behind. I may still be stupid, but I'm not feeling it!!!

4:53 PM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

What movie did you see? Please tell me it was "Inglorious Basterds."

4:55 PM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

Rutgers: the team whose student body booed and cursed the Midshipmen of the USNA.

And the only time I would ever pull for Alabama is if they're playing Rutgers.

4:56 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I read an Acid Reign blog a little while ago and he brings up a good point. There was only really one dropped pass in the LaTech game. It was Blake dropping one near the goal line. Fannin dropped one, but he got wacked. I can't remember so few dropped passes in forever. The 2003 season theme was dropped passes. This is going to get very interesting if Blake and Benton get better at route running.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Chizik is represented by Russ Campbell of B'ham.

No More Sexton! WDE.

5:15 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Rutgers, repeat after them: Who's your daddy? Who's your daddy?

They are getting totally destroyed.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

And I kinda sifted thru the actual contract.

I like it.. specially the staggering incentives are really good.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

So, will the Miami / FSU game be a snore fest tonight?

5:24 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Jay, one of your articles mentioned that FAH is the fastest offensive player. Is he not the fast player on the team?

5:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

THT how are they making their way home? Where did they try to hide from you?

5:28 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

SteveFC. We have faster kids.

One name is on top of this list: All USA boys high school track team

There are more track stars but I need to get going.

5:32 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

LSU gave up 478 yards to Washington. While they won, it wasn't nearly as convincing as I had anticipated. Maybe Chavis won't bring LSU's defense along as quickly as I anticipated.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

MrsTHT and I looked at a condo which, of course, we can't afford and have no intent of buying. We were just fantasizing. I had swapped out my glasses when we went in so I could see, and I kept the case in my hand the whole time until we were about to leave. The agent asked me to sign their guest book and I did, and like a 'tard, left my glasses case on the dining room table. They will be shipped to me tomorrow by one of our Auburn friends.

5:34 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Thanks Aeronaut. I didn't realize Harry Adams was that fast.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

hahaha You do so crack me up, THT.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

MrsTHT is standing behind me fussing about some guy spouting off on tv. Oh wait, that's our President. I love MrsTHT.

Sorry, I just couldn't help but post it when I turned around to see who she was fussing at.

5:36 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Jonathan Crompton threw 5 touchdown passes in UT's opening win against Western Kentucky. He only threw 4 touchdowns all of last season.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

THT where do you call home?

5:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mon - do you want me to delete the above post?

5:37 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

Mrs. THT was extremely cool THT. you got you a winner there. sorry you left your glasses.

Monnie, did you see Wendy Nix with the red top and glasses? purrrrr.... ;)

5:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi Storm,

We're Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred and when we die we'll be Tar Heel dead.

i.e., we live in Chapel Hill.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yep ScottieB, I got me an Auburn girl from North Carolina. Life couldn't be better for me.

5:40 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Looks like my contract, except with less perks.

Anyone know if Miss State has cleared Dixon to play this week?

5:40 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

So whats everyone think over or under this week compared to last week

5:41 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

Heard dixon will play this week

5:42 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i got me a Volunteer who fully supports my Auburn addiction. she doesn't really get into football so much but she HATES the Tide. can't beat that, eh?

5:43 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

Scottie good till week 5

5:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

and just like that the THT charm is broken...

No, Scottie! I missed the Wendy Nix. Where? Where?

5:44 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

hatin' the Tide is of utmost importance for a successful marriage! I dare not mention some of the "wishes" MrsTHT has had for the Tide.

5:45 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

her and the Bachelor, i mean, Jesse Palmer were on the halftime show of the Ruters/Cincy game. ;)

5:47 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mon - you make me laugh. My apologies if you were offended.

5:47 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Dixon will play. He didn't play in their opener because of a one game suspension because of a DUI.

5:48 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

THT, that's great!

yeah, we're cool until week 5. one of our biggest fights came after the '03 game in Auburn.

sore loser.

5:49 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

DUI gets one a one-game suspension at MSU.

hitting a punk after he swung at you earlier in the night while you are sober gets you a month or two in AU football purgatory. when will we see Eric Smith again?

5:51 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

speaking of running backs (ok, i am), why didn't Aycock play?

and where was Gabe McKenzie. i've seen the game twice and didn't see him play a snap. did i miss it? John Douglas played a ton.

those are 2 things i want answered!

5:52 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

THT,
Which condos did y'all look at? We are looking at The Brown Crest. Tom is convinced we need hard assets for what he thinks will be a time of inflation in the future. I'm good with that kind of investment

5:52 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

is it just me or does fairley look 8 years old??

5:55 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

THT - nope, not offended

Scottie - Not watching the football game, so I missed it.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Other contracts now added.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Cincy - when we got back to the car there was a flyer on the car next to ours about a condo auction. It's on Thach. Here's link

5:57 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Aycock won't be playing unless someone ahead of him on the depth chart goes down.

5:57 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I don't anticipate seeing Eric Smith any time soon, if at all the rest of this season. What he did will get you up to 5 years in jail. Don't minimize his actions.

I didn't see McKenzie play. Douglas didn't play a lot, but he did get in there, especially late.

I don't believe Aycock played. That was a bit of a surprise. If Eric Smith hadn't gotten in trouble, I thought they would redshirt Aycock. With the Smith situation, I expected him to get some snaps. The main reason may be FAH's performance. He got about twice the number of carries that I anticipated.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If Jet was here he'd say Aycock was too deep to see any action. I wouldn't say that, but Jet would.

5:59 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

Mon, I see you are All Auburn and All Orange now...., but wait I see a tad of BLUE!!!

6:01 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

so we can go all season with Tate & FAH only at RB? doesn't make sense to me. i know they can put Fannin there, but....what do i know.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mon is balancing my "All Auburn, All Blue, except a tad of orange" motif

6:04 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Missinit - It looks like this without the blue.

6:05 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I was expecting to see Fannin get some carries. I am still a it surprise Aycock didn't play. I don't see FAH as a 20 something carries per game type of guy. Plus, we don't need to risk injuries to key players.

6:06 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I know we have a big discussion going about orange or blue, but the stadium did look pretty awesome all full of orange Saturday night. Sorry, THT!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Frame said...

Short-time reader, second-time poster. I just wanted to say i was very impressed with the Tigers. the people who like to pick apart the game for mistakes will find a few, but overall we looked 180 degrees different from last season. after that game i think we'll win between 7 and 9 games this year.

we have three guaranteed wins (LA Tech, Ball State, and Furman), and three that we should win barring some complete breakdown (Miss. State, West Virginia and Kentucky). That leaves six games that are toss-ups, or we are going to be big underdogs in. Tenn., Arky, LSU, Ole Miss, UGA and Bama.

Out of those six teams, all of them are beatable. Bama probably looked the best this weekend, but it's hard to say since everyone else played Women's Teaching Colleges. So if we beat the six that we should beat, and only win one of the other six, that's a 7-5 season. I think we'll do better than that, but that's the absolute worst that we will do (barring a complete breakdown/injury terribleness).

This analysis was brought to you by grilled fish sandos and cold beer.

6:07 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The number of touches Kodi got was surprising, and I did see him line up at runningback once.

6:07 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I would put Arkansas in the should beat category now. They have a good offense, but they don't have the defense to hang with us.

As for Tennessee, I am uncertain. They scored a lot of points against a nobody.

The Arkansas and Tennessee games will determine the success of this season. If we win against UGA or Ole Nutt, I wouldn't be totally shocked. Even LSU looks vulnerable.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

excellent analysis, Frame.

I wasn't paying that much attention, does anyone know how many snaps had both 23 & 44 on the field?

6:11 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

23 had 22 carries. 44 had 20 carries.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Welcome Frame.

I would agree except that I would NEVAH EVAH say "guaranteed win". I feel really good about 6 wins, pretty good about 7 wins and 8 wins would make me footballgasmic.

7th win = Arky

6:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

that's not my question SFC. I was wondering how many snaps BOTH were on the field, i.e. at the same time, if any.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

that looks more like All Orange, No Auburn.

6:14 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

A lot this season will depend on injuries. If we had had a linebacker go down this weekend, we were in real trouble, although Etheridge was playing almost like a linebacker most of the game.

I can see anywhere from 6 to 10 wins, depending upon the breaks. 8 wins is probably most likely.

6:15 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

Monica is now definitely, "All Orange and All Auburn"!!!!

6:15 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Monica,
I love that footballgasmic! I think Tom would use that word to describe me. I think I may have hit his saturation level. He's been home today and I keep calling out stats and quotes to him.

6:15 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

THT, they were often on the field at the same time. I even remember them both lining up as tailbacks in one formation, one to each side of Todd, a little in front of him.

6:16 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Welcome Frame, good post, I enjoyed it and your outlook.

6:17 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

FAH was on the field a lot in different positions. Watching the video, it was hard to figure out where he was at times. I would see Tate in the backfield but notice FAH out there as the play developed.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

That's what I thought. SFC. The depth chart shows them at the same position, but if they're on the field at the same time, seems like we need more depth and someone else to come in to give them a breather now and then.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

6:17 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The use to be bowl kicks off at 7:00 AuST.

6:19 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I have watched the game twice. The second time, I paused it a lot to try to get an idea of who was in the game where. Even doing that, it was very difficult to keep up. We substituted a lot, but very quickly. The defense had no chance to react to who we brought into the game.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

THT did you just call me no Auburn? Let me just go ahead and say if you wanna start some, there's gone be some.


Dear Leader - Nick does not look 8 to me.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

I say if we stay healthy we win 10

6:21 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day with plenty of good eats. I just polished off some baby back ribs that I grilled this afternoon after cutting and manicuring Mrs. IV's lawn this morning.

Jay, I forgot to thank you the other night for listing the freshmen and newcomers that played. Thanks for that and all the great work you do keeping us up to date on the Tigers. We do really appreciate you.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Get on it, Storm!!! w00t!!
WAR EAGLE!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

IV you sure do kiss on that lawn. Do you need my mailing address to send me some of those ribs?

6:23 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

If we start of 5 and 0 will that mean we still have no talent???

6:24 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mon- i was only referring to your avatar. Previously, it definitely had "Auburn". Now it does not, unless of course, it is orange, too. In which case, I suppose it would be "All Orange Auburn"

6:24 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

welcome Storm.

6:25 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Sorry Monica, We did a pretty good job of taking care of them ourselves. We put about 3 in the refrig.

Yes I have to take care of Mrs. IV's lawn if I want to stay here. I know who's the boss.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

Thanks Scottie

6:27 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

It is highly unlikely we stay healthy enough to go 10-2, but I am hopeful. I am hoping we get a Pybus and Freeman back at linebacker. That would be huge.

6:27 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Chiz was going to play Aycock, but after a phone call from Tim Tebow, Chiz decided to save Aycock for a more appropriate time.

6:27 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I, slightly out of my mind, went on AL.com today and the mullet heads were saying that Saban pulled the scholly offer to L. Owens yesterday morning and that is why he committed to Auburn yesterday afternoon. Why can't I learn not to read that crap.

Note to self, stay off of AL.com and don't take J-Z and Michael seriously.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Sup Hotties? - a lovely afternoon here in the desert area of the middle of not much California. In reading about the incentives, I'm not clear on how much CGC could potentially see. I think I get it, but I'd like some comments from you fine people. Are the "Competitive Success" bonuses cumulative?

6:30 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I hate UAT.

6:32 PM  
Blogger IV said...

So you made it safe and sound Norm, IV. Glad to hear that you did. All I can say about the contract and incentives is that coaching at best is a risky business. I wouldn't want to have to make a living at a job where your continued employment depended on what some 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22 year olds do. I think basically it is a good contract for both parties.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

Ok Hotties ...
#1
How many total yards did we have last year?
#2
How many games will it take us to beat that number this year?
#3
How many total yards will we have this year?

6:35 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Norm ...

When are you coming home?

6:35 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

#1: 3627
#2: 7
#4: 4371

6:40 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I love the optimism, but thinking we are going to win 10 games if we stay healthy is still a reach to me. @ UT, @ Arky, @ UGA, @ LSU and bama are goimg to be really tough games and we will be really lucky to split them.

6:41 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Eddie

If we split the toughies and win the rest, that's 10 wins isn't it?

6:43 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

Monica your killing me those last 5 games are going to hurt!!!!! Sounds like we will be eiter dead in the water or our D will be saving our butts!!

6:44 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I like your thinking, IV. And stay off of the comments section at Al.com. It just raises your blood pressure.

6:44 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Thanks for your concern Cincy.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

No al.com and no PF nothing can send me over the edge as fast as that show

6:46 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

IV- Sorry, I left out Ole Miss. If we win the so called "easy" games and split the rest that gives us 9 wins. I think 9 wins is realistically the best we could hope for, but I love being proven wrong. I still think anything above 7-5 will be considered a good season for the most part.

6:46 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I say that because it absolutely makes my blood boil when I read them

6:46 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Eddie ...

I'm with you ... let's concentrate on being 2-0.

We're still the thin team we were going in to Saturday.

I enjoyed Saturday immensely, but let's get over it and get ready for More Cowbell.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Stormie - Gotta live it up now while the gettins good cause the last few are gonna hurt.

Jet - Nice.

Mario drives a Mercedes? Can someone confirm or deny that for me?

6:48 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I know better and I always say just red the article, don't read comments. Then I say I am going to read the good ones until I run into a humper comment. Well it didn't take long to get to one today. Why is it that even though the evil empire recruits the same players that we do, that if we get one, they aren't any good and they really didn't want him anyhow. Of course if they get one, he is the next super star.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

Why can't we win??? After all I don't think the players listen and buy into what the reporters (MOST OF THEM) are saying.. We are AUBURN.... Enough said.

6:49 PM  
Blogger IV said...

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6:53 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Eddie,

Just messin' with you man. I am with you, lets take them one at a time. I have my expectations, but I want the players and me as well to believe that we can win them all. So I am going to say sure let's get to 2-0, but lets shoot for 14-0.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Stormie - I say you go right ahead and believe in 10 if you want to. Don't let these folks get you down.

By the way, if you'd like to make a friend wager on that please email me.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Oh anytime someone here shows optimism the debbie downers jump up. Anytime someone expresses less than optimism the sunshine pumpers jump up. None of it matters. It's just the circle of life little Simba.
It's allllll good.

6:58 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

And Monica's one them evil hyenas!

7:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

and don't you fuhget it

7:01 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Thoughts from the Hotties on FSU vs. the U?

Who are you all picking?

7:01 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

nice job with that map, THT

7:01 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

P.S. I like Brad Nessler.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

P.S.S. Chris Todd is handsome.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Thanks, PF

7:03 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Miami & FSU ? Is that a relevant game? I couldn't care less who wins. It looks like the NCAA has yanked the rug out from under Papa Bowden and will let Joe Pa have the most wins.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

I life FSU

7:06 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Norm:

Victories: you get just one bonus for the final number.

Coach of the year: max 100K (one ore more awards = 100K).. or that's how I read it.

The rest of the bonuses are cumulative.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

THT - a pretty active day yesterday, and a day of travel today kept me from catching up on posts. Care to share the map info another time? Just for me?

7:07 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

I don't care who wins the Yesterday's News Bowl.

I want MORE COWBELL!

7:07 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm wanting the ranked team to lose.

7:08 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Did Ziemba transfer?

7:08 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Yeah MORE COWBELL!!!!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet please turn on your Yahoo!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Aero - that's about how I had it figured. Though it didn't say specifically and I like having things spelled out for me, that's the nature of my job.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

LOL @ Jet

That's cold, brotha.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I've got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Norm, see my 4:13 pm post on this thread, then bookmark it.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Bonuses etc are around page 4-5 of this 27 page document.

I hope I don't get banhammered for this

Contract

It's a pdf document.

7:12 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Gus puts his pants on one leg a time -- just like you do. Except when he puts his pants on, he calls a beautiful football game.

7:16 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I am not so sure that Gus may or may not be able to put his pants on both legs at one time. I couldn't say he doesn't after Saturday night.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

btw, did I (successfully) post this before:

Living on a Prayer made its '09 debut exactly 32 minutes prior to kickoff via Bon Jovi over the speaker system.

The AU Band also played it during a TV timeout at the 7:40 mark of some qtr, I forgot which one.

7:18 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

THT ...

That was one of the disappointments of the evening.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I know I tried to post it using my phone, but there was no "submit" button. I may have posted it via computer later, but can't remember.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yes, Jet, I cringed at the disgust I knew many of the Hotties were feeling when they cranked that up.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I hate when the submit button disappears on the mobile. Ticks me off.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I don't cringe at that song, I sing along.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Jacory Harris has some nice touch on his long bombs.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Monica is pumba. She knows a lot.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i did too, PF, but don't tell anyone.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

THT - got it. Thanks. I notice one is conspicuously missing...I don't see a pinpoint for THT & Mrs. THT.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we don't tailgate, Norm. We're just crashers.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Does anyone know where I can find a picture or screencap of Kodi and Chris celebrating Kodi's TD run together?

7:27 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

THT, I'm a crasher too. I crashed with alums of Pi Kappa Phi this week. Nice dudes.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I watched District 9 today. Either I didn't understand it, or it was the goofiest alien action movie ever made.

7:29 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

I may be going solo this week, so if I do, I'll be a crasher.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Ditto.

(insert "provincial twit" reference at your leisure)

7:30 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I didn't watch a movie today. I watched the back of Al Sharpton's head on my flight. So, I've got that going for me...

7:31 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I love Bon Jovi. I love Living on a Prayer. I do sing along. War Eagle!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Either Al Sharpton suprisingly flies coach, or Norm is Bourgeoisie.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Monica, I agree. Todd is very nice looking.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Hottie subgroup #321 - Hot for TODD!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

PF - I am, but the company won't pay for 1st Class tickets. I do get upgraded from time to time. Today wasn't one of those times however. But, he and I were only about 4 feet apart from each other.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

So far, I count Kathy, Monica, and SteveFC as founders.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If you haven't seen this few seconds of video you should go there NOW!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet sings along to show tunes.

7:40 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I am not sure why al.com comments would make anyone's blood boil. Is it really that big of shock to find out Bama fans are stupid?

7:40 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I miss Auburn vs. FSU games even though we had our heads handed to us plenty in those.

They were always a fun OOC match.

I miss when the U was relevant too.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Bourgeoisie = Peter you are so precious

7:41 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I suspect I'm being made fun of. Must go review my thought process.

7:43 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

I do not, Norm.

Well, maybe a few. After all, Saturday night was "Some Enchanted Evening."

Actually, I don't sing much, and society is grateful for it.

I just don't get the love for Livin' on a Prayer ... it's a song of desperation. It was perfect for last year. Or maybe it was Livin' for a Punt.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Monica, what are we suppose to watch?

7:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sensi - I can only find a pic of Kodi scoring so far.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Kathy - the little clip that starts automatically playing when you go to that page.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

It's a good song. It sounds even better when you're drunk and/or afternoon delighted. I don't know why. It just does.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet I thought you were more of a "Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair" kind of guy.

Wait, that was another classmate. Disregard.

7:47 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

Need suggestions for a Greg Knox sign for the Cowbell Game ... any thoughts?

7:47 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Add Chizik's contract in the context of other SEC coaches:

1. Urban Meyer, Florida -- $4 million
2. Nick Saban, Alabama -- $3.9 million
3. Les Miles, LSU -- $3.8 million
4. Bob Petrino, Arkansas -- $2.9 million
5. Mark Richt, Georgia -- $2.9 million
6. Houston Nutt, Ole Miss -- $2.5 million
7. Lane Kiffin, Tennessee -- $2 million
8. Gene Chizik, Auburn -- $1.9 million
9. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina -- $1.8 million
10. Rich Brooks, Kentucky -- $1.25 million
11. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State -- $1.2 million
12. Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt -- $1.1 million

7:47 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Living on a prayer wasn't the them for last season. The theme for last season is here.

7:48 PM  
Blogger George Jetson said...

PF .. I'm a man. I'm almost 46. I don't Afternoon Delight. I'm married, for cryin' out loud.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Steve Spurrier says he gets paid plenty.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

My suggestion: Don't make a sign.

7:50 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I could live on what Spurrier makes.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Monica, I need a ruling on whether I can make fun of Jet for his lack of afternoon delight or not. Thanks.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

My motto's always been when it's right, it's right. Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.

7:52 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I hate Mickey Andrews. I hate Bama.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Ruling: That's a go on the fun making.

7:53 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I just thought Auburn fans would appreciate this.

Nice Read

7:53 PM  
Blogger AUFan365 said...

posted on the last thread ... THT, great map ... easier for me to follow . Also I can now see I don't know where I am tailgating (Heheh old age is showing.) We are actually in the field between Lem Morrison and Woodfield where all the RV's are. Anyone interested let me know and I will give directions.

Sensi, This is indeed an open invite to any hottie that is in the area ... everyone is welcome and usually there are plenty of adult and non-adult refreshments and food.

7:54 PM  
Blogger IV said...

It's about here. 200

7:54 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

This may be a bit complex. How does his base pay rank in that list?

7:54 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Close

7:54 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yes!

7:54 PM  
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