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10.13.2009

BLOGGIN FOR YOUR NOGGIN: Gene Chizik speaks

Here we go ...

  • He has arrived.

  • ``They came back Sunday very focused. They understand the urgency."

  • On the possibility to UK changing its entire offense: ``It's a question mark as far as where they're going to go. We've done our homework. We have out best educated guess. We're going to prepare for a number of different scenarios."

  • On defending the Wildcat: ``You've got another tailback in the backfield and you can spread the field out. You've got number issues, meaning how many people you can leave in there to defend. It's good stuff. It's a lot of misdirection. It's tough to defend."

  • On Coleman's chat: "It wasn't about the direction of the defense. I'm proud of him playing through all the issues. He's playing with the cast. That's not a thing you'd like to have. It had nothing to do with the defense. They're not going to come to me with an issue that I'm not aware of. They know my door is open. We'll talk about what's good for the team first and his good second. He was pleased when we got done talking about it. It was all good."

  • Chizik said Coleman won't be changing positions.

  • More on Coleman: ``The stat sheets don't tell the story. It's very overrated. He's doing what we're asking him to do with the defense. Don't look into if he had a sack or didn't have a sack. You have to play within the structure of the defense. He's been the ultimate teammate."

  • On freshmen growing up: ``By Game Seven, they've seen enough SEC football to know how to compete."

  • On Ben Tate: ``He's a good back. Let me tell you something -- the offensive line has been doing a tremendous job of opening those lanes. When he bounces things to the perimeter, he's been able to make some guys miss. He's beat up and tired on Sunday, but he's running the ball physically as we envisioned it. We've got to run the ball much better Saturday."

  • On the lack of Wildcat: ``A lot of it has to do with field position and circumstances in the game. There are some other variables in there that haven't allowed us to get in that situation during the past few games."

  • He doesn't like penalties.

  • ``We're trying to put there what we think we can do. You can't always do what you'd like to do. That's where we're at. Whether that's being very aggressive or not, we have to determine that week to week."

  • He noted that Neiko Thorpe's struggles at Arkansas forced the team to avoid blitzes. ``You have to pick and choose your battles when you can be aggressive."

  • Chizik said Eltoro Freeman is "day by day," but said they're "together."

  • Chizik said CB Walt McFadden (left ankle) is going to be a game-time decision.

  • On injuries: ``We're racking our brains every night to figure out how to keep our guys. It's definitely something we're trying to work our way through."

  • On what was learned from the Arkansas debacle: ``I know how 18 to 22-year-old guys think. They do the same thing every day, every day, and then they win a few games. Then all the sudden you go out on Saturday and get your brains beat out. Does it have to happen like that to get your attention? We'll see. When you have a young team and a team that hasn't been in this situation recently ... with being 5-0 ... it's obvious we didn't handle it very well."

  • More on that: ``It's not Chicken Little. The sky is not falling. We didn't play well. We have to re-capture the things that got us to 5-0. It's not doom-and-gloom, but let's troubleshoot and figure it out."

  • That's a wrap.

118 Comments:

Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Big Snacks, hopefully I'm done letting you down.

11:38 AM  
Blogger John in AU said...

Hopefully we'll hear something about Byrum. I saw him yesterday in the Lowder building with a boot on and on crutches.

11:38 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Dang J I get all set up with split screen and you cahnge threads on me!
O well I will make comments later

11:38 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

I'm a little slow, but I think I killed the last thread with my Seinfeld references.

11:40 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Holy crap the first 4 deleted?

11:40 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So sad you deleted everything you said about me?

11:41 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

a carry over from the last thread...RE: Gameday weather

I wouldn't put too much stock in that weather.com gameday weather link...it's totally different than what the 10 day forecast for 'Auburn University' at weather.com shows.

Saturday is calling for sunny skies, high of 65, low of 45...I'd say mid 50s for kickoff! Should be an awesome day for some football!!!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

11:42 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Geez, I mean 4 of the first 5 posts on here were Big Snacks ripping me a new one, now they are deleted.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I can't believe my incredibly substantial 1st post got deleted! Dang it! I'm only FAH about once a month.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Why would you delete your first post, Chocolate? That's just bad form.

11:45 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

It's part of my conspiracy to make sure my post is the first. Since I'm apparently a problem causer and a liar.

11:45 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

What happened to the post?

11:46 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

DWWD.......
yes, I am tired of all the wildcat reference even in NFL

11:46 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I didn't. Let it be known that at 11:22 I posted the following (which Digger can validate):

"Bip Bop Bam Alakazam!"

It disappeared for reasons unknown to me.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

So much fun these days. Do we play football this week?

11:47 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Ben Tate is playing this year up to what he looked like he'd be as a freshman. I picked him to get 1200 yards this year, if he stays healthy he's far beyond that pace now.

11:48 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie, against the Wildcats of Kentucky. The game is at home.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Kathy, that was a great article about "Pat Dry Field". Thanks for the link!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

“If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.”
-A.A.Milne

11:48 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

And now my post about the deleted posts makes no sense

11:49 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I verify and mine was of egual innocence

11:49 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Is this alternate universe HABOTN?

11:49 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thank god we don't play Kentucky in basketball this weekend, we can beat them in football. I think you could put an average high school team with UK jersey's on and they could beat Auburn in basketball.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Scott, it's still there...up top...IN THE LEBO THREAD. We've moved on.

11:50 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Typo verified

11:50 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Yes, a universe in which "Double Dutch Bus" lyrics are offensive. It would have been even worse if I had criticized Rebecca, Lolita, Veshawn and Dawn.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

CountChocula, did you go back and admire your post? It's not going anywhere.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

CHicken Little reference? Bizarre.

11:55 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I hope the coach doesn't get bombed with posts for saying that Neiko struggled on Saturday.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I only deleted posts Big Snacks had deleted himself.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I had already made my last post before you enlightened me, PF. That was some weird, thread-merging/morphing stuff. I never left the Lebo thread, but ended up on the Chizik thread.

11:56 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Some others went with it but that's OK.

11:57 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Man, I like Gene Chizik!!

11:58 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Did any one ask about Bynum?

11:58 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight

11:58 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Here is hoping that this team learns from this loss and we just roll over Kentucky.

11:59 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Yeah, is the Byrum injury legit or just lies being spread on the interwebs?

11:59 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Bynum? Why would Chiz have a comment on the Lakers?

11:59 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

He's a big fan.

12:00 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Sorry bigsnacks I can't type so goog

12:00 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Lebo's Lunatics are comin' in big this year, folks.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

DON'T APPOLOGIZE TO ME...appologize to poor little Wesley from Ft. Lauderdale...


just messing with you, of course. I knew what you meant.

12:02 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

No problem sometimes I don't even konw what I think

12:03 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

``It's not Chicken Little. The sky is not falling. We didn't play well. We have to re-capture the things that got us to 5-0. It's not doom-and-gloom, but let's troubleshoot and figure it out."

12:05 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

yes, HABOTN harmony is not doom and gloom

12:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Exactly

12:16 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Since everyone is gone to lunch so will I!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Nuzzles are perfectly normal ways to to show you love another man

12:18 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

In the interest of HABOTN, avoiding the Harmony Hut and to accomplishe full-disclosure, I wish to hereby confess to the following egregious act on my part: I am the man in the back who said everyone attack and... well, I think you know what happened.

I offer my most sincere apology to everyone but Jet.

12:28 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I love you guys. I love lamp.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Well I missed all the drama

12:31 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Our Oline commit Shon Coleman got moved from a 3 to a 4 star today

12:33 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I ain't mad atcha, got nothing but love for ya. Do your thing boy.

12:33 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Man, that news on McFadded being a game day decision is troubling. I was certain he would be "day by day".

12:33 PM  
Blogger paulmain said...

sounds like i missed the fireworks.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I meant what I posted and responded to. Otherwise, I would have deleted it. The Chinese haven't taken over yet.

On to Kentucky:

What is a reasonable offensive goal in terms of yards and points for this game?

What is a reasonable defensive goal n terms of yards and points for this game?

12:48 PM  
Blogger michael said...

You guys, you could always create more fireworks if you are into the drama. Just do like I do!

So, what do you guys think of the Boston College coaching situation?

12:51 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

What is the official HABOTN position on nuzzling? I suspect it is allowed, but could be considered sexual harassment. Greeting nuzzling with a chair to the back of the head should be allowed.

12:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I nuzzle many of the stuffed animals I sleep with. Is that not normal?

12:59 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

It depends. Are the stuffed animals under age?

1:00 PM  
Blogger scottie irons says beat UK said...

it's cool michael. i nuzzle. so what?

1:01 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sensi,

I think it is resonable to expect us to get 400 yards and in the 30's offensively against Kentucky.

I don't know what is resonable defensively right now.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

What is "Day by Day," other than a song by the Hooters??

The Chiz doesn't strike me as a fan of one hit wonder groups.

1:02 PM  
Blogger michael said...

There are many layers to the Chiz, commissioner. You may also be surprised to learn that he is quite skilled in origami.

1:04 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Day by day is just an efficient way of saying that a player will definitely play unless he doesn't.

1:08 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Late to the game today. Jay G., just wanted to say I appreciate the b-ball coverage. I know Auburn basketball is largely a joke, but I love me some college basketball, even if I put in on the backburner for the next couple of months or so.

By the way, anybody watch the Dolphins last night (of course y'all did)? Orange jerseys looked nice. Just sayin'.

1:10 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Personally, I stick with the two major sports, football and recruiting.

1:11 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

To each his own.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

It's the sport of kings, better than diamond rings...

1:17 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Boy JGT left in a hurry today, did he have a HOT date for lunch....or sumpin.

1:23 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

E-Bro, I watched the game and found it rather entertaining. R Brown looked very good, as did Ricky Williams. Rex Ryan also makes a good loudmouth to pull against. Some good NFL action.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

Michael, Chiz is also a certified square dancing instructor. He apparently has his own DVD based tutorial business, "The Squistem," which he had to sell per SEC requirements.

1:25 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

That's two Monday night games that Ronnie has killed in this year. Too bad they lost the first one to the Colts. His yardage wasn't as big last night, but the two touchdowns (including the gamewinner) were.

1:28 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

I was surprised the Dolphins had so much success running the ball on the Jets. Looks like Ronnie Brown is having the best career to this point of the 4 AU players picked in the 05 Draft.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Michael is joking.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I'm now seeing Mark Ingram touted as a Heisman Trophy candidate, yet Ben Tate has more total yards, higher ypc, and more all-purpose yards. Not that I think either of them is going to win it, but it's still annoying.

1:35 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

When you are on a dominant team recognition flows your way.
ugh, puke but true

1:38 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Lunch sure is good!

1:42 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Commisioner - I actually bought the Squistem. I found that it helped me win some amateur high school level dance contests, but proved to be woefully inadequate in preparing me for a higher level of dance competition.

Kristeenuh - where have you been? You not telling people I am joking really cost us against Arkansas.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Did you give Lego Bowie a bite? He looks very enthusiastic at the moment.

1:52 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Is Tate (Ben not Jay) now the SEC leading rusher?

1:56 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

MChiela, I have already taken full responsibility for the Arkansas loss.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

E-Bro - yep. Ingram is 4th.

1:59 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Ingram's behind Hardesty and who else?

2:01 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Dixon from MSU.

2:03 PM  
Blogger scottie irons says beat UK said...

BEASLEY!!!!!!!!

2:03 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Oh yeah, well then of course Ingram should be a Heisman candidate. Also, 2+2=5.

I understand the dominant team thing and Ingram is certainly a good running back, but if Bama is to have any Heisman candidate, it should come from the defense.

2:09 PM  
Blogger scottie irons says beat UK said...

here's the link for all SEC Team & Individual stats SEC STATISTICAL GOODNESS

2:09 PM  
Blogger scottie irons says beat UK said...

1. Tate
2. Dixon
3. Hardesty
4. Ingram
5. Demps
6. McCalebb
*****
10. Tebow

2:11 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

Michael:

Unfortunately, the Chiz pulled my user rights to his Square Dancing Squistem®©™ after I tried to show off my new moves in an extreme mosh pit at a Korn concert. The kindest comment about my decision began with the word "Dumbass," and came from my own mouth. It got back to the Chiz, who declined public.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

At least I'm not driving 14 hours to a game this week, eh?

2:22 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Great lunch ...equal HOT date ummmmmmmmmmmmm ?

2:27 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Join us tonight on the Auburn Football Insider Podcast where Sensi, E-Bro and myself will talk Auburn Football. We are changing the show format up tonight and getting away from the analysis into more opinionated topics. Let us know what you think later if you can.

AFIP Live 8-9PM CST

2:32 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Those stars above number 10 make me want to nuzzle him...in a gay public display of affection sort of way.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I'm still planning on calling Sensi an idiot...I don't care about the new Humanity Tent

2:41 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Peter- I encourage it.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Since I don't know whether I can call in tonight or not, I'll just say now that Sensi is an idiot. For that matter, every last one of you are idiots. You're all worthless and weak, now drop and give me twenty!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Norm- You are free to voice your concerns and dictarship threats as well at 646-649-1890 between 8-9 PM CST.

2:53 PM  
Blogger michael said...

What do you guys think of Tommy Tuberville?

3:04 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Who?

3:07 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Tuberville? What is that? French?

3:07 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I wonder if Urban has plans to adopt Tebow. Man nuzzle. I don't even nuzzle my Dad.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

you might see Tubs in Louisville next year.

3:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Harrison,

Now that's funny, Tubs taking a flight to Louisville. Maybe Lowder will let him use his jet.

3:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie,

I didn't get to listen to you and Sensi last week, so...wait, maybe that's why we lost.

I've said too much.

3:16 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

mytommyd, that's what I said on Saturday when watching the game with a Gator fan. I love my Dad. He's a great Dad. I hug my Dad, fist pound my Dad, high five my Dad. I don't nuzzle noses with my Dad. Different strokes...

3:16 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I know I said this yesterday, but that nuzzling weirds me out.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

It apparently kills threads, too.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

You folks are a bunch of Tebow-nuzzling nimrods.

Well, actually none of you are.

Except for Norm.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I think I was 3 when I quit nuzzling with my dad. It was when I realized he had a bulbous schnoz with lots of hair.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Weirds me out, too.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Why is "Muskrat Love" running through my head all of a sudden? Somebody needs to make a Tebow/Meyer video using that song.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Jay G, you mean to say you don't nuzzle Bags?

4:34 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Will their be a segment on how SteveFC turned lost his mind, not Sensi?

5:55 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

are you drunk? That sentence didn't even come close to working.

10:11 PM  

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