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Christian commits

Hey everyone. Our friends at ITAT are reporting that OT Ed Christian, a native of Valdosta, Ga., has committed to the Tigers.

He made an official visit for the Kentucky game.

He is a 4-star recruit.

We'll have more on this as the day progresses.


Blogger Dear Leader said...


11:11 AM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...


11:11 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Well, we needed some good news didn't we?

11:14 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

He we had a lot of good last night jus tnot the scoreboard...

We did not fumble kickoff or punts

We Blitzed (a personal favorite)

We did not panic. (good for players, maybe bad for coaches)

The D never gave up (they did a few times last year).

The O always thought they could... (I know they did nto execute but the midset of knowing you can score at a blink of an eye is a good place to be)

We have more games to get it right... any team on any day can be the victor....

11:18 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I saw Christian at Tiger Walk yesterday. He's one big dude. I talked to another recruits dad at Tiger Walk. I didn't get his name. The man standing next to me said he was from Mobile and was the #2 DE or DB in the state. Dad wants his son to go to Auburn. They took an official last week to LSU and his son marked them off their list. They were not shown anything there and the position coach didn't have time for them. I told his son we needed him at Auburn and he would definitely get early playing time! Saw Craig Sanders there too.

11:20 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

OL recruits- A good thing

11:23 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I never thought we would get beat by Kentucky. I didn't expect the offense to struggle so much. I thought our D played well enough to win, but the O gave them no help. The D definitely got tired. The O was well rested.

I'll be in Baton Rouge Saturday with absolutely no expectations! Maybe we can pull off the upset! We will definitely be the underdog, with the exception of Homecoming, the rest of the year.

As for Navy Nightmare, I think we saw that last night. The crowd just didn't seem to be into it. I was there until the bitter (and I mean bitter cold) end and then had a 3 1/2 hour drive ahead of me. I spent that time trying to figure out what happened.

11:39 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Out of Darkness comes Light!

12:09 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...


12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Now we need to start playing like it.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

It will be a long week with those arrogant, obnoxious fans who fly those stupid flags every day. Flags are for game day. You see more and more of them every day. Geez, act like you've been there. Now they will really come out of the woodwork.

12:35 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

When Chizik talked to Q coming out after the half he said that we needed to run the ball more and work on that.

In the first half we ran the ball better that we passed it. I think we had less than 30 yards passing at the half. Those comments may have tipped us off that there isn't much confidence in the passing game and in Todd's arm.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


In fairness I saw quite a few Auburn flags during the first five weeks of the season.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Silver lining to Bama being #1 in the rankings? Maybe domestic abuse and DUI rates will fall?

12:38 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oh, I don't like any flags, even Auburn ones. I complain about them too.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

FSJ, my future ex-brother-in-law is a prime example. He called himself a Bama fan, but never really cared, until last year. This year he started flying flags on his truck daily. And wears him Bama t-shirt daily. It's actually quite comical.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

OT: "Balloon boy" incident was a hoax and charges will be filed. I don't think this is surprising news to anyone.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So now Auburn can play the spoiler!

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The coaches poll has Bama at #2.

My guess is that the BCS will be Florida, Bama, & Texas.

12:45 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Was it the early departing crowd that Christian found to appealing?

A little surprised that Bama jumped Florida. Surely that doesn't happen if Bama doesn't score late on. And what's the deal with State of Alabama quarterbacks? A month ago, they were all the rave. Then yesterday, Todd and McElroy lay an egg.

Tate and Ingram are good, though.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


McElroy has to get his mojo back no doubt.. However, he has gone up against two pretty good defenses the last two weeks.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I hate Tennessee with a crimson passion.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was surprised as well. I was there until the clocks hit zero, but that's just me.

La-di-fricking-da on this recruit. If he stays committed til February, that'll say something. If he actually makes it to campus and contributes something, that'll be new as well.

Stick a fork in 2009 - it's over and time to take out the trash.

12:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yeah, FSJ, I hear ya. Todd's against a couple of good defenses in back to back weeks as well...wait. What?

I can't figure out South Carolina's defense to be honest, though. They look good one week, poor the next. Give up 40+ points to UGA and Joe Cox and then hold Ole Miss to 10 (ok, Ole Miss is terrible on offense right now, but). Give up 26 to Kentucky last week and then hold Bama to 20.

12:52 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yeah, Sensi, I understand what JayG is saying about the economy affecting ticket sells for everyone, but for the fans that show up to the game, I expect them to stay to the end regardless of how poorly we are playing if it's only a 7 point game. Shameful.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

TN's defense and their coach must be overrated.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I always stay until the end and did last night. In defense of some of those folks that left early, some of them had kids that were cold and tired and they had a few hours drive ahead of them. Also there were several elderly that left as well. Auburn's location makes it rough on those of us that live in North Alabama. I got home at 2:00 a.m.

12:58 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I think UT is good enough on defense to give Bama some problems. Offensively, surely Crompton's game against UGA was a one-off, but it will probably be the best running game and o-line Bama has seen up to this point. I think the off week means some surprises from the Vols, but Bama will still win.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Oklahoma still ranked in the Top 25 by the AP with a 3-3 record?

Don't ever tell me that reputation and homerism don't play a roll in that.


1:06 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Still trying to figure out what happened last night.

No offense, except for Tate. AU is just not a physical team. itshowed last night. KY came to hit somebody in the mouth and we took and no counter punch.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Good points Kathy

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That's the way I see this week too. UT is good enough on defense to give us some trouble.

We win, but in the 10 point range or so.

I have no idea on Auburn/LSU at this point. Leaning toward LSU (first time I will have picked against AU this year btw) but LSU has issues too.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

What happened last night? No depth.... We are a good team with our first 22.... After that it falls off drastically. Can't play the same 22 for 60 minutes - got to have those 1A & 1B starters. After our 1's get tired - we drop off fast. That will be fixsble give a year or two. We just have to be patient.


1:13 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

But LT, our first 11 on offense didn't produce points. Can't blame that on depth. They have been slow to start every game. After last week's debacle, I expected a fired-up Auburn team last night. I didn't see it at Tiger Walk, and I surely didn't see it during the game. I know they all have to be disappointed in their play, with the exception of Tate.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

For what it is worth, FSJ, I do think Alabama is the No. 1 team in the nation, I just don't want to hear about it from those bandwagon fans. You, my friend, are one of the good ones! My husband is too.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Kathy...

I'd be more comfortable if McElroy and our ST were playing better.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I didn't see the game yesterday, but my husband was very upset with the QB and lack of production in the redzone. He said Ingram ran the wildcat all 4th qtr.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

For what's it worth, only 5 people caught passes yesterday. 9 catches for the first two WRs, 2 for Fannin and then 1 each for Smith and Mac. We've got to find a way to get the TEs and 3rd and 4th receivers involved. Otherwise we will continue to be predictable.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I agree Kathy, I didn't see any fire from AU either - lost me money 'cause I thoght they would be fired up from every thing I read and heard, I say our first 11 on the O side can hang with anyone. Something just wasn't ....right?....last night... My opinion is they thought - "Hey - we have been behind most games 1'st half and we will get'em the 2'nd". WQe need to get after it more in the 1'st and let the 2'nd take care of itself. Just doesn't seem to be any urgency in the 1'st.

I go back to the 2'nd half come from behinds hearing on more than one occasion "...we were feeling them out to figure out what we need to do...." Like my Dady said - do something even if it is wrong.

1:26 PM  
Blogger IV said...

We have depth at QB, RB, TE and WRs, so you can't say that depth is the real problem on offense. Of course, we haven't seen any depth used at QB yet. That may be about to change.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Is it just me or did Todd look like he had somewhere else he had to be in the 4th quarter?

1:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'm starting to think that talent, not depth, is the issue on defense. We all thought are starting 11 was a pretty good group, but we have no depth. I no longer believe that. I think Bates is talented, Thorpe is talented. Stevens is good. Coleman is good (but injured). I'm not sure about the rest.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

We have depth at QB, RB, TE and WRs, so you can't say that depth is the real problem on offense.

You made my point IV - The Big Eaters. we have no depth at all - they can't play 60 minutes any stay sharp the whole game - you have to have the same depth on the O line as yyou do at WR, QB, RB, etc.... Same goes for the D side.

1:32 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Sean, was it ladies' night a Bodega's?

I kid, I kid.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I could have sworn on that 3rd and 6 or 7 pass on the drive after UK tied it up that he truly didn't give a crap.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

My nephew just told me that the biggest cheer during the Alabama game yesterday was when they announced the final score of the Auburn game, and the ESPN announcers made reference to the face that this would be a good week for Alabama fans. Of course, it would be the same scenario in Auburn if the case was reversed.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Side note - Jason Campbell benched!

1:36 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Poor Jason.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

It was good to see Ronnie Brown last night. Wish he could have played.

1:37 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I still maintain that as awful as Todd was, penalties was still the thing that bothered me most. We gained over 200 yards in the second half and scored no points.

1:37 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I think you are right for the most part LT about the depth at the OL positions and I do think that you need to have capable backups in case of injuries. However, most teams substitue very little on the OL during games in order to keep their continuity. So far, we have been lucky and have had no serious OL injuries, just Isom's suspension.

1:39 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Not that anyone cares, but Auburn-LSU now on the Deuce and Florida-MS State on ESPN. Say hello to Davie Jones Locker segments. Good Grief...

1:41 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Is it possible that the Navy Nightmare on Halloween will now be the morning game? Who else plays that day?

1:42 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Tennessee-South Carolina and Florida-Georgia are two games that day I know, so they'll probably get preference over us.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

A lot of it depends on what happens between now and then...should we beat LSU, we'll look a lot better for the ratings.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I could care less about ratings.... Just want to get through this season with a winning record. Ratings/rankings will come in futer years... I like where we are at for the long term.

1:50 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I think that our chances to beat LSU, however remote they may be, depends on and starts with the QB position. What happens there, Todd having a good game or a change in QBs, will be the big factor.

1:51 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We need to find the offense we had the first 5 games of the year in the last 5 games of the year.

If the QB continues to be non-effective then suddenly Ben Tate's yards get a lot harder for him.

1:58 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

One thought about the game last night.
Can we not get a chin strap for Tate that can stay snapped. He is going to loose his helmet at time he needs it the most.

1:58 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I don't think that the chin strap was the problem as he finally went to the sideline and changed helmets. Either way though, he needs the proper equipment or he will incur an injury.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok..just got a chance to watch the last Kentucky & Auburn drive...

What was that play where Todd tried to snap the ball?

That reminded me of what we used to do as kids....Kinda cool...Kinda weird though.

2:02 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I still can't get over the fact that they pulled Tate on the goal line and put in FAH and ran him inside. What was with that? Did we have the wrong guy in for that play or did we have the wrong play called for FAH?

2:03 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Penalties were the biggest cause of the perfect belly flop.

Todd has not looked good in a while. I don't think it is arm strength, but it may have to do with the health of his shoulder. When we are a threat to throw deep, the offense clicked. Lately we haven't had that threat.

2:04 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Weird? Correct FSJ.

2:05 PM  
Blogger IV said...

You have been quiet Steve FC. I was wondering where you were.

2:06 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

We did a good job of developing Kentucky's third string QB. If he could just play us a few more games, he might be in the Heisman race.

2:06 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I think that I will take a break for awhile as my head hurts from thinking about all of this.

2:08 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

There is not much to really say. We are running out of options this season. For a while I thought 8 wins likely. Now anything better than 6 would be a miracle.

2:09 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I do think we reached the level of ineptitude last night that Caudle should have gotten a shot.

2:11 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I also found it intiguing that we have switched our offensive line strategy. Now McCain is responsible for false starts.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Hi folks. I was at the beach, only watched on TV. Kentucky is a very physical team. They hit us in the mouth enough that it finally paid off in the end. Our depth issues have shown up and will continue to kill us. However, the D did their job. Offense looked poor, expecially at QB. I think SEC coordinators have figured out how to stop us and we will find difficult sledding from here one.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Also, did you guys see any wide open receivers last night. Maybe a couple of times. Our guys are finding it hard to get open just like last year, so it may not be all Todds fault. McCaleb not very effective against SEC FAST defenses. Can't get outside.

2:22 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Sponge, my brother was at the game and he said there were a number of wide open players at various times. Todd just didn't see them. He seemed to be unable to check off of his first or second option.

2:24 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

McCalebb hasn't looked 100% since he was injured on the bizarre fake punt call.

I'm not saying he would be able to get outside against some of these defenses, but he hasn't had the same burst he displayed pre-injury.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Well, it may all boil down to the fact we don't have an SEC qb right now. Todd looked indecisive. Really, if you just ask this question. Who on Auburns team would start for Alabama? Maybe Fannin? Tate? Maybe an offensive lineman? Not one guy on defense would start for the Tide. Hate to say it, but that should put everything into perspective.

2:36 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

McCalebb can get outside but he's playing with an ankle injury that has him slowed.

Another problem is except for early in the game, we don't run a lot of misdirection or plays with a lot of movement like we were doing earlier in the year.

Our D and coaches knew KY wasn't going to try to pass the ball, they knew it. They didn't stack the box and try to stop the run. KY was running as base of an offense as you can and almost got 300 yards rushing on us. We knew it was coming and a) couldn't stop it b) had a horrible strategy to stop it c) can't tackle to stop it or d) all of the above.

There were open receivers, however the ball is either not getting there or getting there late and allowing people to get to or near the receiver. KY should have had more than one INT last night due to balls not being thrown on the money.

If Todd is hurt and not saying anything because he's trying to tough it out, then he's hurting the team by doing that.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

I think I'll walk the dog. Have a good afternoon guys.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Ah's too bad our BYE week is so late in the season, IMO it's worthless for it to be that late, you get a week and then you're at your last game. What good is that?

2:47 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I think the hard part to swallow is that it was Kentucky. Not an upper level SEC team, but Kentucky.

Not only was it Kentucky, it was at home and they were bringing in a true freshman who had never played a down and we couldn't bet them.


2:48 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Defensively, I was pretty pleased in comparison to what we had done previously. The offense looked way to predictable and we didn't make plays. This wasn't lost by our defense or special teams. It was all on the offense.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Todd is done this year. Whether Malzahn will admit that or not is the question. I'll check in later. This loss still sucks today as it did last night, but I'm enjoying the day.

2:56 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I agree Steve in I think the majority falls on the lack of passing game with less than 100 yards.

However the defensive strategy when everyone knew KY was just going to run the ball the whole game so that their QB wouldn't have to be put into too many bad decisions was questionable as well.

I'll admit if our O had done anything our D wouldn't have given up a lot of those yards late because KY would have been forced into passing situations, but it was a team loss.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

This just in...Brett Favre can still throw one heckuva pass.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Heath Evans rushed for a TD

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a crappy weekend. Auburn and now Baltimore, who came back.

Ugh!! Nap time.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I love AUBURN!!!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

and I love...

3:48 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


3:48 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

I don't know guys, but Kodi has started taking a lot more snaps. There is definitely something wrong with Todd. Frankly, he's just stinkin up the joint and I don't think he would disagree and if he was my buddy I would tell him.

3:56 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Cadillac had a big day in a loss. 30 carries for 150 something and a TD.

4:00 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Why do so many teams we play feel comfortable enough to bring in their second or third string QB, but we stick with our starter no matter what. I am not saying to rotate QBs or even take the starter out for the rest of the game. I am just saying when things aren't working, putting the backup in for a series isn't a bad idea. It may even help the starter to get a break and spend some time with the OC.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

I lost my dignity last night

4:08 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Ed Christian is an honor student, so apparently he won't have trouble qualifying. It is great to see. Now I would like to see us get at least two more offensive linemen.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

We're seeing a lot more of Kodi on first down, which I think is helping raise the level of consternation.

I wholeheartedly agree with Jay's comments about Todd (his arm is shot) and Tyrik (burning a redshirt is foolishness).

I'm not sure what Kentucky gained last night by burning Newton's. My guess it would haven't have mattered who was at QB last night ... what happened would have happened.

4:12 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

This is where some may think me wishy washy. I thought Todd would be the starter and wanted it only if he could finish the season. Now I am afraid we are seeing the result.

I also had hoped that we would also be developing a backup QB by getting one in for a series or two a game. That hasn't happened. I see no point in redshirting both Rollison and Moseley. If Caudle isn't a viable QB, we should have been bringing one of those two along.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Sad story: Howard dies after stabbing

4:19 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Florida, Bama, Texas, Boise St., and Cincy are the BCS Top 5.

4:47 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Things could be worse for Auburn. We could be the Tennessee Titans, who have given 35 points in one the snow.

Awesome weekend for my football teams.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Losing to Kentucky feels like losing to Vandy last year.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope Fisher survives this.

I'd hate to see him go.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When's the last time Auburn lost 6 SEC games in consecutive years?

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Campbell was benched today. That's probably the end of that in Washington for him.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope he has a good investment plan.

5:00 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yeah, I'd be surprised if Fisher is let go. It would be a shame. Good man, good coach. Scary to think where the Titans would be w/o him the last ten years. It seems like the team needs more restructuring than the coaching staff. But why not let Young play?

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet they do in the second half. Why not? What else can happen? I guess Brady can go to the movies and watch 'I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell' before going home to trophy wife and scratches out support checks to Bridgit Moynahan (his baby mama).

5:04 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The Redskins need a new owner.

5:09 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

At this point, Collins isn't working out. Now's as good a time as any to make Young the face of the franchise...again. Find out if there's a reason to hope for the future or see if we need to start getting ready for a high draft pick for QB next year.

As for Brady...classy guy.

5:09 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I agree with thise that say Burns is playing more. i was surprised that he played as much. Of course while at the game, it is hard to see why things are going the way they are.

5:09 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Wathcing the game now on CSS.

5:09 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Is Todd's arm shot? I don't know but he's certainly lost something.

I think a large part of the problem is our lack of depth. The offensive starters are nicked up and worn out and there's no one to give them a break. They start the game already tired.

5:13 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

E-Bro: I'm gonna agree on the lack of talnet comment (I thinkthat was you). AU has some talent but not much. It shows now.

I am still AU through and through. I still expect to win them all and am disappointed when AU loses. But like most here, it was UK with a freshamn QB. I thought you could not go to an away game inthe SEC with a freshman QB and win.

SoCal went on the road, UK went on the road, not calling for pulling the redshirt but come on. don't tie our hands.

5:15 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

How about UK running the wildcat with a guyt that doesn't juke around at the line of scrimmage. Thier guy, a good athlete, knows to go forward with a senseof urgency.

5:17 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

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5:19 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Reality finally sets in. It ain't pretty.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time AU lost 6 or more in consecutive years was 1998-1999.

1998 - 3 - 8 (Bowden and Oliver)
1999 - 5 - 6 (TT)

It is interesting that it was ten years ago.

NOTE: Dye lost 6 and 5 his last two years ('91-'92).

5:22 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Chizik thread UPZ.

5:24 PM  
Blogger IV said...

The team will need all of the support that we can give them now. So let's do everything possible to be the best Auburn fans that we can be. These young men deserve it.

5:25 PM  

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