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10.05.2009

Byrum and McCalebb get some love

Hey everyone. Kicker Wes Byrum, who hit four of his five field-goal attempts at Tennessee, and tailback Onterio McCalebb have been named Southeastern Conference Players of the Week.

From the SEC regarding Byrum:
• Accounted for 14 of Auburn’s points, including four field goals and two point-after attempts, in a 26-22 win at Tennessee.

• His four field goals are a career-high, connecting from 29, 43, 19 and 22 yards.

• The 22-yarder with 39 seconds remaining iced Tigers’ first road win of season.

• Four field goals are the most fin a game by an Auburn kicker since 2004.

• His lone miss was 46-yarder with 1:30 in first half—his first miss on season after nailing first nine attempts.
From the SEC regarding McCalebb:
• McCalebb accumulated a game-high 204 all-purpose yards in Auburn’s 26-22 win at Tennessee.

• Among his all-purpose yards were 51 yards rushing, 62 yards receiving, 91 yards on kickoff returns.

• His 52 yard kickoff return with 4:19 remaining in game set up game clinching field goal with :39 left.

• His 204 all-purpose yards were a career-best and team season high.
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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Blogger ehyou said...

I'm a fan. I don't have to be objective. I drink Auburn kool aid every game of every year.

9:16 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Congrats kicker dude. No stick for you.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Good for you ehyou. Spread some to Sensi.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Love for Streaky and FAH.

Nice.

Josh Moon - I owe you another public apology. Your Sunday assessment was dead on, sir.

"Watching the Tigers walk off the Neyland Stadium field, a 26-22 win in their pockets, it didn't feel like they proved much more than that they're better than a pretty bad Tennessee team."

9:24 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Congrats to Wes and all, but I still want more TD's.

9:25 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

WHAT DO WE WANT? TD!

WHAT'S THAT? TOUCHDOWN!

hooray for good special teams play!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Carrying over from the previous thread ...

I once booed Cal Ripken Jr. at Camden Yards. Oh, yes I did. Why was I safe? I was seated in the Philly section of an interleague game. A few Baltimore fans turned to say something to me and the Philly fans quickly shouted them down.

So I get the Alabama fans a little bit.

I was at the 1999 or 2000 baseball regional at Georgia Tech. It's Auburn against ... some other team. There were 25 people in the stands. Included was one belligerent Alabama fan, cussing Auburn up and down the entire game.

There's always one.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Scottie- You hearing any whining from UT Fans?

Kristina was right, UT fans sat on their hands about the whole game. It was really quiet for the first time since i've been going there. They were expecting bad things. Glad we could deliver on expectations.

9:27 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I never understood the love for Ripken. I decided to dislike him just because everyone loved him so much.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I can't believe I could have met the elusive Michael on Saturday, but true to form, he ducked.

9:29 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

most of the complaining is about Crompton. not really whining. i did hear a couple question Kiffin's stubbornness to give Nick Stephens a try.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

By the way, go Yankees!

9:29 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I disagree with Sensi and Moon on that quote.

We went on the road in the SEC against a really good D and against a team with talent who knew it had to win that game to save it's season and we won.

We left that game knowing we could play on the road, keep our composure away from home, move the ball against a good defense and not make stupid turnovers that could have changed the momentum of the game.

However, I guess there was nothing to take away from the game.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

At some point this season, Kiffen will have to pull the plug on Crompton and try to prepare for next year. When will that be...i'm not sure.

9:30 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Eddie - I was 10 ft past you when I realized that it might be you. Sorry, should have yelled "Hotties HOOOOOOO!!!"

9:30 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I never know there were people who existed who didn't like Cal Ripken Jr.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

How can Tennessee not have a QB?

Are they getting any sniffs from major ones for next year?

9:31 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Sensi, the Titans train has totally derailed. Something needs to change over there. Most notably the QB situation in a hurry. "Kerry Collins gives us the best chance to win." I loled at that one,

9:31 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Spot on RK. Agree completely. That was a huge gain in confidence and that will pay big dividends down the road...maybe even this Saturday.

9:31 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

my favorite 2 non-AU moments in the stadium were when they played "I'm on a Boat" for about 10 seconds, and the Eric Berry rap video, and i quote "Eric Berrrryyyy......he's so scary!"

i wouldn't fell over laughing but there wasn't any room to move.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

By the way, if we had scored a TD on any of those close FG's that game is a rout. It's one of those where the score was much closer than the actual game.

We ran up 487 yards on the same defense, ON THE ROAD, that went to Gainsville and put the brakes on Tebow and Co. The haters and naysayers can keep talking.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I had a very drunk UT fan talk to me at halftime for longer than I cared for, he wasn't too thrilled at all and had $200 on Auburn.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

For sure Michael! If you were the Auburn Fans standing outside the deli, I do recall seeing you, just not sure which one would have been you.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

I agree, the Eric Berry rap video was terrible.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I don't feel so good about the Ark. game Saturday - its got all the makings of a trap game for the Tigers. We have always had to scratch and claw our way out of there. I believe we went heavily favored the year Jones lit us up running the option - he may be still running. I got faith in the coaching staff not letting the team suffer a mental letdown this week - but I'm still concerned.

9:34 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

Kiffin turned away their only QB commit last year and didn't sign one in 2009. he said the committed kid didn't fit in his system and told him to go somewhere else. at this point they only have 1 QB committed and he isn't a big name or anything.

so, you'll have a Sr. in Nick Stephens competing against a true frosh next year for the starting spot.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I had UT fans emailing me up to kickoff telling me all that bad things that were going to happne...but for some reason, they don't reply to my emails right now? Go figure.

9:35 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

The Titans are my favorite AFC team. I like Kerry Collins. I haven't seen him make awful mistakes that cost them wins.

9:36 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I've said it before, what amazed me about the Matt Jones game in 2001 at Arkansas was that we had 500 yards of offense and they had less than 300 and they blew us out.

That and Tim Carter's fumble where he was running all alone and just dropped the ball.

9:36 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

UT's best QB from the spring is playing here in Chattanooga at UTC.

BJ Coleman has the Mocs 3-1.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

The Eric Berry rap video was everybit as lame as the shirtless poster. I would be embarrased if I was a UT fan for those two things.

Logan- Under Tubs, I agree. I like our chances with Arkansas better with Chizik. I'm not saying we will win for sure, but I like how we play.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Cal Ripken Jr. was overrated.

As someone who goes to work everyday without begging out for fake "injuries" or "illnesses," I respect Cal Ripken Jr. for going to work everyday.

Still, I thought he was an overrated goob. Best SS ever? Give me a break.

I will say this: His 1990 season, from a fielding perspective, is insane and will not be topped.

9:37 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Eddie - I wasn't standing in front of the deli, I was walking past it with great speed. There was me, wearing a shirt suspiciously similar to the blue polo Captain Boxhead wears, I might have been wearing sunglasses, I was 6'3'' (still am actually), and I was walking with two dudes (one of which was a UT fan) and a chick. It was nice meeting you!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'M ON A BOAT.

A sector of the Auburn beat hacks got excited for that commercial, Scottie!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Well the UT fans at the bar we were in loved the Eric Berry song. Although at that time of night and in their condition, I think they would have loved anything.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I would not boo Cal Ripken Jr. now. I'm older and wiser. Maybe just cuss him under my breath.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Nice to have met you Michael. You look nothing like your avatar :)!!!!

I'm on a boat....good stuff.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

RK, I'm with you.

If 2004 Redux was the standard, then that's asking a lot. Yet, it wasn't that far away from happening.

What is it that you want to be impressed, Sensi? Given our defensive liabilities, I'd say we're doing quite well.

I didn't like the last TD, but anytime we win in Knoxville is impressive. Tennessee is not without talent.

9:41 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

if this doesn't make you spew coffee all over your monitor let me know. i'll come to your office and do it for you!!!!

Eric Berry, HE SO SCARY!.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Direct From The Inbox comes this outstanding subject line:

``BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE"

9:42 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The rapper's name is Swiperboy?

Is that a Dora The Explorer reference?

9:44 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

No doubt about it, Berry is gone after this season. How embarrassing.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Swiper no Swiping!

9:45 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Those tix should be gone quickly, everyone wants to be there for the final season of Beard Eaves, plus when you add that wonderful schedule it's a steal.

9:45 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

actually......hhhmmm. if you watch it full screen with the volume on MUTE it's actually quite entertaining.

:)

9:46 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

LOL- I was thinking the same thing....No Swipper No....got to love having kids and getting these references.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

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9:47 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Cal Ripken changed the shortstop position. Before him every shortstop was 5'8" and hit .240 with 2 HR's and 35 RBI and hopefully played solid D.

He opened the door for more athletic players to play the position.

Ripken was a good embassador to the game, won two MVP's, had 400 HR's and 3,000 hits and won a World Series in Baltimore.

What more could you ask for?

9:48 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I hate Cal Ripken and anyone who plays for the Red Sox.

Get out of Boston while you still can.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

If a basketball game broke out with M. Jordan, Wilt Chamberland & Pistol Pete right outside my window now - I would shut the drapes..... I hate basketball.

9:49 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

scottie...
Sorry dude, I got about 50 secs in and had to end the pain.

9:50 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If a game between Jordan and two dead guys broke out outside my window, I'd have to watch.

If Wilt Chamberlain isn't dead, it's not that I didn't know, it's that I didn't care.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Bart Eddins!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Sensi, are you from NYC or have family or something from up there? Trying to get the Yankees fandom figured out

9:56 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Swiper no swiping!

Ohhhh man!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Kristina,

I am not and do not have family there. (My brother did graduate from USMA, but I was a Yankees fan before that.)

I took to the Yankees as a kid because I loved the history, the championships, etc. They were actually terrible when I became a fan. As they've rebuilt through the years, it's been fun to watch.

It was also a response to all of the overnight Braves fans that popped up where I lived. I just couldn't follow the crowd.

9:58 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Don't really get the Eric Berry thing. I have been impressed by a few of his hits and I will say that he bounces well, but Tate made him look bad on a couple of plays.

9:58 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Well since the Braves decided to go 0 for the last week of the season... Go Twins!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

...because I loved the history, the championships, etc. They were actually terrible when I became a fan. As they've rebuilt through the years, it's been fun to watch.


That sounds like it could be used to describe Bama...

Go Sox!

9:59 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I think we may be getting a bit too excited about this team. I still think we are the underdogs against Arkansas, Ole Miss, LSU, Georgia, and Alabama. We will likely win 1 or 2 of those. Anything else is gravy. As for the rest of the games, we should win them.

10:00 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I became a Braves fan in '87 when I moved to GA. Hopefully the bandwagon jumpers are back off. I love the Braves.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Steve- I think we are already a 1-2 point fave vs Arkansas

10:03 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Yeah, but the Yankees championships actually exist unlike most of Alabama's.

How did you get to be a Sox fan?

10:04 AM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Swiper, no swiping. Morning hauteies.

10:04 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

In baseball I hate two teams...the Red Sox and the Cubs.

For all my life the media has tried to convince me because these two teams went forever without a championship that if they ever got close enough to sniff the playoffs that the whole world should stop and root for the loveable losers.

I never bought into that and I hate that the Red Sox purchased and juiced their way up to two championships, but I still have the Cubs who will never win one.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

the way some of you feel about basketball is how I feel about baseball. For you Braves fans, you don't have to wait too long for the next disappointing season

10:06 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Baseball.....is that still going on?????

10:09 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

My dad was born and raised in Boston so I was born and raised to love the Sox and hate the Yankees.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Kristina,

Makes sense to me.

Go Yankees!

10:12 AM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

It's like hockey...year round.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Wow, leave it to baseball to kill the thread....

10:13 AM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

I hate all pro sports. I quit baseball around '97 or '98 during the strike. Those spoiled, juiced brats get paid way too much and there is no loyalty.

In sports I want a one way street from the players....loyalty to the team/fans. Return loyalty from the fans/team must be earned over time.

10:14 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The strike was 1994.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Detroit Tigers for me.

My favorite thing I saw on TV yesterday ... The Lane Kiffin Show. Oh, it was great. I thought he teared up a time or two.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

If Crompton could have hit his open receivers in the first 3 qtrs, UT would have scored more. Kiffen needs to notice that Crompton is much more comfortable in the shotgun that trying to do playaction. Of course, our porous nickel package help Crompton.

AU will win over KY and Furman.
AU will most likely win over Ark.
AU may win one against OlMiss, LSU or UGA.

Now in August how would you have felt about that kind of season? I'd love it.

10:20 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

1941 is the only Bama championship which isn't legit, IMO. However we got ripped off in 1966 & 1977 so it evens out.

10:22 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If our D caught half of the balls they had their hands on it's also a different game.

I got the impression that Crompton just doesn't throw a catchable ball as we also had several drops of his passes.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

JGT,
I think a Dora reference is exactly what this guy was going for. That video was probably the most annoying thing I've ever seen, although it did make Ben Tate running him over even more entertaining.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

LOL at RK, but he has a point.

10:25 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I like watching all pro sports. I don't really care what their salary is.

10:25 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Yes, it was awkwardly worded.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I said during the game that he was throwing so bad we can't even intercept it.

My other thought: I do hope the team is reading the blog comments these days. It should really get them fired up. Folks around here ahve turned into the biggest bunch of poor mouthers I've heard in a while. Barring injury, we have the ability to beat anybody we play, including Bama.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Everybody ready for a defensive struggle in Fayetteville?

10:35 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Yes, defenses will struggle.

10:36 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

it's looks to be a 9-7 shoot out fo shizzle Choco!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Phred,

How's the kool aid?

10:37 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

is THT around?

10:38 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

BEASLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

10:38 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

my work is done. back to the grind.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Wow, I didn't know I had the ability to be sarcastic and accurate at the same time.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Darnit.

Beat to the punch.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Basketball on grass.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Sensi: I've watched every play of every game that every SEC team has played. LSU - not that good. UGA - really not that good. Ole Miss - Snead is a threat to choke and likes to throw to the other team. Nutt is self explanatory and a life long choker. Arky - just depends on who shows up. Passing D is bad. Our passing O is good. Bama - pretty damn good. But we've beaten pretty damn good Bama teams before.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

From the last thread, Eddie, based on your description, I can't imagine that it's any less than a Tie with UF. There are three or four assigned seats there for every 2 actual seats. I hate that place with every bone in my body.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Fair enough. You are entitled to your interpretation.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

josh Moon, you're a bammer witch. run before we burn you.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Josh Moon isn't wrong on his latest.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Phread is right about Nutt but has he already had his choke game against SC?

10:48 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Peter- I agree in principle with the UF comparison, but at least you could walk to the end of the row in relative comfort. I would have hated to be holding two drinks and a hot dog walking to my seats last Saturday. It is big tent worthy achievement if you made it all the way without spillage.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Sensi ...

I just erased what I was going to post. It was tacky. Not toward you, though. Mama didn't like it when I was tacky.

If we're at the point where an underdog Auburn team wins at Tennessee, and it's not impressive, then I guess I ought to be happy. We have arrived.

My sense is that Josh doesn't want Chizik to succeed because it will give him an "I told you so" moment. So any success we have that isn't sheer perfection will not be good enough for him.

There will be others with the same attitude. I reject it.

We may end up with 7 wins, or 8 or 9 or more. I don't know. But I know through five games, I'm extremely impressed. If anyone is not, then I suggest they switch from unine to milk in their morning Cheerios. It tastes a lot better.

Dang, I was tacky after all.

10:55 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Are we comparing UT seating to Florida? I say UT's is tighter. I have never been to a stadium like that one; it is ridiculous. When I went to Florida, we actually fit 3 people into two spots.

And like Eddie said, even the actual rows are thin. I have been there 5 times now, and most every time I can't put my knees in front of me because someone's back is in the way.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

My thoughts have nothing to do with a need for "I told you so." I'll leave that to those who seek it.

11:01 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I don't understand why everyone isn't excited about the win. It was obvious to me Auburn was much better than UT. It was at Neyland, we had to settle for FGs too often, and they didn't start really cooking until we started playing the clock game on defense and just made sure we didn't give up big plays. I think if we play Tenn 10 times, we beat them my 3 scores more often than they beat us straight up. How is that not encouraging?

11:02 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Josh Moon isn't wrong in the sense that he's a bammer witch, just like Sensi, and should be burned.



By the way, it's funny to say, I'm drinking the kool-aid. It's not funny to taunt another Auburn fan who has a pretty decent analysis by saying "How's the Kool-Aid."

11:04 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Nothing I saw at UT changed what I already thought: the SEC teams other than bama on our schedule aren't as good as advertised, and I think we only drop 1 in the Ole Miss-LSU-Georgia gauntlet. On paper, we have no chance against bama. Well, I'll tell ya where to go wipe that paper.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Much like it's not funny to call another Auburn fan a bammer.

11:06 AM  
Blogger michael said...

But what if all you idiots are a bunch of bammers, PF?

11:07 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Well, that's truth, Michael. There's not punchline needed for true comments.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I've been called a lot of things. I really don't care.

I wasn't taunting Phred.

Don't take sports so seriously.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

That being said, how many of you will call in to cuss me out tomorrow?

I take all comers.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Sensi ...

My comments were geared towards Josh's thoughts.

I've seen too many good Auburn teams go to Knoxville and not win -- against Tennessee teams of all stripes (good, bad, indifferent).

Winning in Knoxville is a good thing ... a very good thing.

11:10 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

yeah, i never felt like the game was in doubt. just seemed like we missed opportunities to put more points on the board. a holding call stalled our first drive on Mario's long play. Walt dropped an INT. Todd's pitch behind Onterrio put the FG attempt long that Byrum missed. a couple more plays on O and it's a 4 score game in the 4th.

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

Mike,

As a fellow tall guy, I'll take your analysis of the seating as pretty close to what mine would be. I can't imagine it being worse. I've always thought that no idiot would design seating worse than at UF. Apparently someone did. Yikes.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Jet,

Are the cardiac St. James Trojans still rocking? I haven't caught up from the weekend yet.

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

I take you seriously, sensi, cause you're the voice of reason, and the big sound on the radioesque thing coming from the internets.

Sports, they only determine what I'm going to wear today and who I'm going to talk to. Not important stuff.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

A voice in the wilderness...

Peter, sports doesn't determine what I wear because Tiger Rags can't come up with anything interesting.

ScottieB should take over their creative efforts.

Time for real work, Hotties.

Later.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

No trouble with me and Sensi. HOWEVER ... Sensi - you are hereby known to me as Saul Sensibaum.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Sensi ...

STJ 15, Holtville 14

We were dominated the whole game.

We managed to block a punt for a TD.

We had one significant drive ... and led to a score with 7 minutes to go, ran the old swinging gate formation, snapped it to the kicker and he ran it in.

Holtville dropped a sure 80 yard TD on its last possession.

Fifth win in a row. The last four in the fourth quarter by a total of 9 points.

11:17 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

A win at knowkneeroom stadium is always good. I wish we had not decided to go into that soft pass defense in the fourth quarter.
The coaches do what they think is best, but that type defense against a good passer will get you slaughtered. I am sure the coaches know that and will do something different this week. Arkansas always scares me but I think we can beat them. War Eagle

11:19 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

The lows this weekend in fayeteville right at 40 degrees. Gonna be a chilly weekend for good ole Harrison

11:19 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Harrison that could affect both teams in a negative way. Niether QB accustom to cold fingers on a cold ball.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Harrison- I just hope it is dry for you. I'll be sitting this one out. Arkansas is just too damn far to drive.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Weather.com says "Few Showers" on Saturday in Fayettville -- 30 percent chance of rain. That probably means deluge.

High of 58, lows in the mid-40s.

Hopefully Friday's weather won't affect flights.

11:25 AM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

yup, i declare Harrison the official "Hottie Tailgate Director" for the Arkansas trip!

11:25 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

The game starts at 11:00 so we should not see the low temperture, hopefully we won't see the rain either. Could just be good football weather.

11:28 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Put me squarely in the Sensi/Jet/Hoopie camp. I'm not the least bit convinced that anyone other than Furman and possibly UK can be counted in the "W" column with any degree of certainty.

That said, after two-a-days were over I was expecting us to go 5-7 or worse. I kept thinking that right up until the last minute of the 2nd quarter against LA Tech. My outlook brightened considerably after those three plays.

We still have a LONG way to go to compete with the three best teams in the league (UF, Bama and LSU). Beating the two that are on our '09 schedule would be nothing short of miraculous at this point. We will also have to overcome a serious talent/depth deficit against UGa and Ole Nutt to beat them, and Arky will be a challenge.

However, I can truly say that I'm enjoying this season more than any in many, many years, outside of '04.

What do you think, Michael?

11:30 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I love the Swinging Gate.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Eddie- we're taking one of them fancy aeroplanes, unless Michael build me another helicopter that actually flies this time.
I really hope it doesn't rain

11:33 AM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Morning folks,

We had some interesting discussion around the watercooler this morning. If you had to rank the SEC teams by the way they have played this season on top to bottom how would you rank them?

1) Florida 4-0
2) UAT 5-0
3) Auburn 5-0
4) LSU 5-0
5) Georgia 3-2
6) South Carolina 4-1
7) Ole Miss 3-1
8) Arkansas 2-2
9) Miss St 2-3
10) Tennessee 2-3
11) Kentucky 2-2
12) Vandy 2-3

11:33 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I still like Doug of Cleveland, AP voter's picks and I bet the maize sniffer just loves it.

Alabama 1
Boise St. 2
Florida 3
Cincinnati 4
LSU 5
Texas 6
Auburn 7
Virginia Tech 8
Miami 9
Iowa 10
Southern Cal 11
Oregon 12
Ohio St. 13
TCU 14
Georgia Tech 15
South Florida 16
BYU 17
Wisconsin 18
Missouri 19
Kansas 20
Stanford 21
Penn St. 22
Boston College 23
Houston 24
Oklahoma St. 25

11:34 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Sorry JD I was typing at the same time you were. That looks about right for the SEC.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

SEC:
1. Bama
2. Auburn
3. Florida
4. LSU
5. USC
6. UGA
7, Ole Miss
8. Arkansas
9. Miss State
10. Tenn
11. UK
12. Vandy

FLorida just hasn't really proved much, they've played two nobodys and two of the lower three in the SEC, I'll be happy to knock them above alabama and auburn if they beat LSU this weekend

11:42 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Don't understand all the love for BYU. They beat an Oklahoma team that is overrated with or without Bradford. And the allowed almost 50 offensive points to an FSU team that barely scored that many in their other 4 games combined.

Michael, your opinion?

11:43 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

At this point in the season JD, I would swap LSU to 3 & AU 4 with S. Carolina nipping at the Tiger's heals at 5. I would put GA @ 7 - they have issues at QB - not TN issues - but issues nonetheless.

11:44 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Freep - I think we probably view Auburn the same way. We are a pretty good team. I think we differ in how we view LSU. Definitely not in Alabama's class (I don't know what to think about Florida at the moment. Probably not in there class either).

The thing about LSU and Georgia that is scary is that you know the talent is there. They very well may get it together before Auburn plays them.

So if I sound optimistic, it is as because LSU, Ole Miss, and Georgia have all been pretty big disappointments thus far into the season. I think we are on of the top 20 best teams in the country right now. But its a long season.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Michael,

I'd like to say "Amen" to your thoughts. I think that sums it up nicely.

11:47 AM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

The only reason that I give UGA the love is that they beat USC pretty convincing earlier in the season. They scored with ease on a defense that is very good. I think that USC will be hampered down the road by Garcia. They have a good defense though, no doubt. I think they give UAT a run for their money in a couple of weeks.

11:49 AM  
Blogger michael said...

dangit, freep is just trying to get a golden corral dinner out of this!

Anyway, the BYU-Florida St-Oklahoma-Miami incestuous chain of matchups means I think all of them are run of the mill. They are a self contained league of overhypedness... much like I said before Miami got toasted by Va Tech. See, I'm a genius.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

didn't USC have a chance at the end of that game to win it. I don't think UGA beat them convincingly

11:51 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

UGA beat SC by 4 earlier, 41-37 this year. Not sure if that's convincingly.

11:52 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Busted!

That's 12 by my count - only 118 to go! I figure if we can get it to the 50-60 range before Puppet Hour, we'll be home free!

I can almost taste that 9-oz chopped sirloin smothered in Heinz 57 now. . .

Good points, BTW, Michael. Keep 'em coming!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Not for all eyes, but some funny, funny stuff on Bowden and the drunken LSU fan's arrest (sorry for the redundancy).

http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2009/10/05/the-alphabetical-09-week-five/#more-12510

11:55 AM  
Blogger michael said...

They convinced the scorekeeper they won. Thus, they won convincingly to the one person that mattered.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Based on performace so far

1. Bama
2. Auburn
3. Florida
4* LSU
4* UGA
4* USC
7. Tennessee
8. Miss State
9. Ole Miss
10. Arkansas
11. UK
12. Vandy

*I had problem with #4. Head-to-head, LSU beat UGA and UGA beat USC. I don't think LSU has given anything spectacular this year, though, and both UGA (great offense against USC and Arky....decent D against OkState and LSU) and USC (pretty good defense against Ole Miss, good Offense against UGA) have shown brighter signs without putting together complete games. To say LSU is better because of two plays after 57 minutes of not so good football wouldn't be right. This could change down the line, but so far, I don't think they've shown enough (besides a record) to warrant praise over the other two.


The rest was difficult. TN has a good running game and a decent D. Arkansas has shown a very good offense at times. Miss State has somehow hung in games (heart factor??), and should've beat LSU if not for a bonehead playcaller. Ole Miss has shown about as much on the field as Florida: big games against terrible opposition. And then UK and Vandy, well, they're there.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Freep:

Chopped sirloin is always best enjoyed in vat of Heinz 57.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

6:30pm Central for Kentucky game...

12:06 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Night games o'plenty this year.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

what network is that UK Game on?

12:14 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

ESPN U

12:16 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

I know I was as annoyed about Chizik's hiring as the next guy. Just curious though, where is that airport heckler now?

12:18 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

He's at a desk in Auburn doing some real work, and still complaining.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

PF - you may have posted this Friday afternoon or over the weekend; so I apologize if you have to repeat it, but, what was the response to your email Friday afternoon?

12:21 PM  
Blogger michael said...

That guy was actually Chizik's brother. The Chiziks are really tough on their own.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Phred shoots and scores!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

nada, norm.

12:25 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

The first time she's ever been quite. Unbelievable.

12:27 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

*quiet

12:27 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

jet,

K is right on. I mentioned that Saturday. ND refs. Booooo.


N is for NogginThis is your reminder that Tim Tebow still has a concussion, and would be forbidden from fighting for another three weeks minimum if he were an MMA fighter.
Ahhh, rentadoc will clear him, though, and all will be right in this world. Whowouldathunk that MMA is safer than boxing and football. Watch some of those early UFC's and tell me they haven't come a long way in making it a legit sport.

12:30 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

I'm thinking Auburn 36-30 over the Sows.

12:31 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

That airport heckler proved himself an embarrassment to Auburn. Hopefully he is now an LSU or Bama fan.

12:32 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Peter,

State regulations and great marketing have made UFC a legit sport.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

martini, I've got a larger spread in mind...I know we all see games different, but I was MUCH more worried about winning in Knoxville than in Fayetteville.

I like AU 37-23

12:33 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Iowa State lost to Kansas State due to a blocked extra point. Bummer for Rhoads, but they do seem to be a bit improved this season.

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

I'd forgotten Jarrett Brown(WVU QB) was once at LSU. Did someone mention that when we played themz?

12:42 PM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

thanks scott, coming down for that one?

12:47 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

I friggin HATE 'xos technologies'.

These guys are yanking off Auburn videos from youtube, so much so that they are threatening lawsuits against some of the folks that upload youtube videos.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Well, youtube is a haven of mass copyright violations.

1:07 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

AU 49
Pigs 31

1:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

This has nothing to do with Auburn, which may explain why I like it more.

FSU airing dirty laundry

1:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think Alabama is the best SEC team right now. I expect them to do dirty things to Ole Miss this weekend.

1:12 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

You know the Bowden thing at FSU is going to end badly.

Bowden's leaving schools never end on a good note.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Your miguided Facebook Status Message of The Day ... courtesy of Onterio McCalebb:

"Haters sit back n watch me shine"

Have you heard or seen or even imagined a single McCalebb hater? Me either.

1:16 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I love doing dirty things in Oxford!

1:16 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

FAH got a little chip on his shoulder, huh?

1:17 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I still say Ole Miss keeps it close this weekend if Snead protects the football. Bama still wins, but it's a decent game.

1:19 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

The Bowdens must live in their own little world. Bobby has been embarrassing himself for at least 5 years, and the family defends him and attacks FSU supporters for stating the obvious.

Bobby Bowden = Al Davis

1:19 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

I'm a little out of the loop, I know FAH refers to McCalebb, but what exactly does it mean?

1:20 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

McCalebb isn't averaging 100 per game.

He dropped a sure TD!

I'm a hater!

Now do something OMac!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

FAH = Fast As Hell which is how Sportswriter Tate answered a question about how McCalleb fit into the program. i.e. "He's fast as hell, that's how he fits in."

1:23 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

1:23 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

Norm, i think your explanation was FAH!

1:26 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

so JG, u Facebook stalkin' or what homey?

1:27 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I love doing dirty things in Oxford!

Lol.snort.omg.rarwww.



...anyway, me too, FSJ, me too.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Auburn Kentucky will be on ESPNU at 6:30.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

It would appear that JGT is now our resident FB stalker since we were without one for a period of time.

1:29 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

speaking of stalking, it appears Norm has an affinity with lumber yards.

just sayin'.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Norm has wood?

1:34 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I'm gonna say this van had at least one Bammer sticker on it...

From the Huntsville Times:

ALBERTVILLE, AL - A Marshall County woman is in the city jail here for having her 13-year-old daughter ride in a cardboard box atop her van.

Albertville Police spokesman Sgt. Jamie Smith said Jackie Denise Knott, 37, of Albertville was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Smith said the child was turned over to a relative.

Smith said police received a call Sunday morning of a minivan traveling on U.S. 431 with a large cardboard box on top with a child inside.

Officers stopped the van on U.S. 431 and asked Knott why the child was riding atop her vehicle.

"The box was too big to go inside the van, and she would be able to hold it down if she was inside the box," Smith said the woman told police.

When asked about the child's safety, Smith said Knott told the officers that she had the box secured to the van with a clothes hanger.

1:34 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Low has a nice write-up on our head football coach.

Chizik's impact hard to ignore

1:36 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

uuuuhhhhh...... thanks PF.

apparently he owns lumber yards. but i don't wanna talk about his business. therefore, i retract my previous stalker-esque posts.

1:36 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That was great ChocoScott.

Naw, I ain't worried. I got a clothes hanger.

1:39 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

clothes hangers do hide a multitude of sins.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

What's wrong with lumber yards? I own two of them.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

norm. can I have some wood for my cornhole set I wanna make?

1:42 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Dang Norm, you got it before I had the chance.

Well played sir, well played.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

A couple of sides of the "excessive celebration" rule.

http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2009/10/05/dooley-on-penalizing-excess-no-question-its-a-good-rule/

http://blogs.ajc.com/barnhart-college-football/2009/10/05/its-time-to-eliminate-the-excessive-celebration-rule/

1:44 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Dooley's old and looks scary, like the Pope.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

A very good friend of mine (Jet knows him too) when he was much younger was the "counterweight" to a mattress as someone was moving once. Long story short, the mattress caught some air and my buddy rode that mattress off the back of the truck just like a magic carpet until it skidded to a stop along the road.

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