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10.10.2009

GAME DAY: Auburn @ Arkansas

Hey everyone. I have arrived in Fayetteville for this morning's game. Traffic here usually is hell. It was light today. Very few tailgaters around. Little buzz. It's too early.

So it goes.

UPDATES
  • As best I can tell, LB Eltoro Freeman is not here. I don't think he's in trouble. I don't think he's been disciplined. I think he's out on his own accord. I don't know that for a fact. We'll find out more later today.

  • G Byron Isom is dressed out.

  • Auburn warms up in two groups: offense and defense. There were 26 players on the defensive side. That would not count as an excess.

  • Arkansas' top WR, Joe Adams, is not dressed out. He apparently was injured in practice Thursday.

157 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

I'm nervous.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

We can not afford to lose linebackers. This team will test our defense for 60 minutes.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

This is one game the LB depth won't matter. We will be in Nickel a lot.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I hope you are right Eddie. I hope we rush that QB all morning too.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Why will Eltoro take himself out of the game?

9:29 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Will Arkansas nickel and dime our defense into oblivion?

9:30 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Kathy- That is the story right now. I'm not sure what is going on, but there is something up with that.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Sensi- If they had a running game, yes, but they don't.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

FSU naming Jimbo Fisher CIW has turned into a major problem on that staff.

Lee Corso is all over that and is right.

9:32 AM  
Blogger James in Auburn said...

I'm nervous too... but I belive that's because I remember how well Auburn played in early games and/or against Arkansas under CTT and company...

New staff hopefully equates into better preperation and better results!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Look, I was never a huge Corso fan, but he is gameday and it is sad to see him like this. He is trying hard, but struggling badly.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

No, the problem at FSU is that Bowden didn't retire when he should have. Sorry, but his career will be tarnished by how it finished IMO.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Good point, Eddie.

Who had pig for breakfast?

I enjoyed a smoked sausage biscuit.

9:34 AM  
Blogger AU MikeyC said...

I think AU will be able to control the game with the run. give the D some rest and be better than they were in the UT game.

9:36 AM  
Blogger James in Auburn said...

I'm eating some pig right now Mr. S... going to be grilling some up too a little later today!

9:38 AM  
Blogger AU MikeyC said...

AU 41

Hogs 31

9:38 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties - I'm getting my bacon on now. War Eagle!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

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9:39 AM  
Blogger auforme said...

Oh.. Corso's making me sad. You're right- he's Gameday. Sad.
On another note- I'm nervous too Kathy. My laundry's got to get done in a hurry. My lucky AU shirt's in there and I've worn it every game!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Smoking some sausage myself today.

Ribs for the later games.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

McShay breaking down Snead.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Says O-Line is the biggest problem.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Arky has running backs...

Maybe Eltoro is second guessing his transfer...

9:46 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

Rumor is The Bull had a heated confrontation at practice. I'm sure he's struggling with the lofty expectations and little playing time. I hope it's something we can look back on in a year and chalk up to a valuable learning experience. You can't let your talent override the discipline you must have to scheme on the college level.

9:46 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

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9:46 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

This is the least electric SEC pre-game situation I've seen ... aside from Vanderbilt.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Hotties' Picks for Michigan @ Iowa:

The Maize and Blue or the Maize?

9:55 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Vandy folks were in the library and the labs.

What's Arkansas' excuse?

9:55 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Least electric is good for Auburn I suppose.

9:55 AM  
Blogger THT 2.0 said...

Faccia quale che facciamo!

'ight hotties, i'm off for a much need jog.

WAR EAGLE!!!!

9:57 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

JGT - Why do you think that is? I hope in translates into the Hogs coming in flat.

9:57 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Sensi.... I was all set to pick Michigan... until I heard that their starting RB (brown) didn't travel, and that it was snowing in Iowa. MI QB Forcier is from Cali... his first snow game won't be pretty without a running game. Gimme Iowa.

9:57 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Sensi..

For some reason I think Michigan wins.

9:57 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Hogs are getting marinated.... almost time to put them in the smoker!

9:58 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

oh sheesh...

10:00 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

ESPN is working to create more controversy about Chizik vs. Gill. They just showed the "Boo!" video in a teaser "Controversy at Auburn?" again.

10:00 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Why is this story coming back around? I have seen it on Outside The Lines this week and now it is going to show on Gameday?

I guess we need to celebrate the 1 year anniversary?

10:01 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

Man that clip they just played going to a commercial was awful. Wonder if that guy goes to any games?

10:01 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

And did anybody ever figure out who that one person is that evidently has represented the entire University?

10:02 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

If they want to "celebrate an anniversary," why not the Franklin firing?

10:02 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

One hour to kick off!!
this is way too early for a football game!!
Hope the Tigers are wide awake.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Any word on whether or not we are the Pam Ward game?

10:03 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

THT 2.0...
ti attualmente vive in Italia?

10:04 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

TV sports media love controversy any kind and will play to it at every turn.

10:05 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Sensi - now that makes sense. Because on the ESPN crawl they showed that AU has 207 total points this year 1 point less then all of last yr. There is a story, the success of Malzhan

10:05 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

digger - who works with Spielman, that is who it is. Is that Ward?

10:06 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

ESPN sounds like they are calling for a national moment of silence for Tebow.

Good grief.

10:07 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Its crazy Sensi.

10:07 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Not sure about the TV teams but it could be.

10:07 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

it's Howdy Doody time errr Tim Tebow time

10:08 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

What are you dining upon today, FSJ?

I still say Bama blows OM away today.

10:08 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I forgot Pam Ward is from Baltimore and went to MD.

10:09 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Actually DC and worked in Bmore. Your who cares fact for the day.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

50 minutes to kickoff.

10:11 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Sensi...

We are looking at some ribs today.......

Ought to be tasty.

10:11 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Quentin Groves is ready for BBQ!

I am ready for BBQ!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Enjoy 'em, FSJ.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Q may be getting ready for his team to relocate or draft Tim Tebow.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Is the crowd getting any better?

10:14 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Love that pic at the top of the post.

What, are tickets first come, first served, and they fill in only one section at a time?

10:15 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Alrigt Hots, on your feet for Bodda Getta!!

10:15 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

QuentinGroves54 ...its time to bar b que some hogs!!!! WDE

10:16 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

THANK YOU CHRIS FOWLER!!!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I suppose that video will always accompany any discussion of Chizik at Auburn.

10:18 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

My name is Jason Fowler and that is my smart cousin!!

10:18 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I hate that they take anything from the Paul Bammerbaum show

10:19 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Isom is in uniform and warming up.

10:19 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

You folks forget, our struggles against Arky in the morning games were most noticable when we were at home.

I subscribe the 'early kickoff hurts the home team' meme. Let's hope the trend holds up today.

10:19 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Good news JGT

10:19 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I actually saw Paul Finebaum defend Auburn on Outside the Lines. I was SHOCKED!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I like the all white unis.

Just saying.

10:20 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

It looks chilly in Fayetnam

10:20 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Eltoro is watching the game with me today. He is cooking the chicken wings. I will be sure to ask him if and when he will be back. It is kind of awkward to try to fit that question into conversation. We will see how it goes.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Good deal for Isom. Take it like a man and handle your business. Hats too to John Sullen and Bart Eddins.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

YES CORSO PICKED THEM

10:21 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Has corso had another stroke? He is really struggling this morning...

10:21 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Lee Corso picks Arky. Off to a good start!

10:21 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I am nervous about this game but I'll be nervous against KY next week too even if we win.

10:22 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Hope the Corso curse works it's magic.

10:22 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Michael - Once you have cans of courage I think the question will just flow naturally.

10:22 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Speaking of cans of golden nectar I bought some extra, going to be a long day of football

10:24 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Auburn warms up in two groups: Offense and defense.

There are 26 guys on the defensive side. How about that?

10:24 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

How about that ...one word SCARY

10:25 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Michael, get you a smoker and smoke your wings, good stuff!! Maybe we'll have a cooking extravaganza at the IB ?

10:25 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I don't have any cans of courage. If I have to wait on that, then I guess I won't get any info out of eltoro.

How may dudes are on the travel squad total, Jay?

10:25 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Yikes, I don't think 26 defensive players is enough for a game like this one.

10:25 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Episode II of "Is Sensi Crazy?" should be even better than episode I. I can't wait.

10:26 AM  
Blogger michael said...

binoba, I don't do the wings, eltoro does. Hopefully he is back on the field by the Iron Bowl. We will see.

10:26 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Twenty six guys on defense doesn't sound great, but it could be that Todd intends to amaze us all and play iron man football.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

thin

I hope it is, SteveFC. I really do.

I like being wrong when I pick against the grain.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Arkansas' top WR, Joe Adams, is not dressed out. He apparently was injured in practice Thursday.

10:29 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Man, I love that big jumbotron thingie at Arkansas. Man, now I know I should be a college coach. Can you imagine grabbing some beer and popcorn and heading over to the stadium and cranking up the jumbotron to watch MNF or a movie?

10:30 AM  
Blogger K_Mo said...

I hate to say it but this issue with The Bull doesn't come as much as a surprise. For whatever reason the guys that come in from these prep schools and JC's never seem to be able to stay on the field. In all reality if these guys aren't graduating or qualifying out of high school the chances they can make it through college aren't very good. I would find it hard to believe El Toro is just not a morning person and pulled himself out of a game on his own if there isn't something else going on. Regardless, I want to see this guy back on the field living up to all that hype.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

That's a big loss for the Hogs.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Chris Todd came from a JC.

Carlos Rogers came from a prep school.

Just sayin'.

10:31 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Jay, while you are already out in Arkansas, you might want to swing through Iowa on your way back and visit some friends, especially if Michigan does well today.

10:32 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Where did we get FAH from?

10:33 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Prep school Schmep school

If you are mature and work you can play. Period.

10:33 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Weis.. Kiss my Arse you fat slob.

10:33 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Wasn't Fairley a JUCO too?

10:34 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

digger a bit sensitive today?

10:34 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

If you quaterback for Notre Dame and win 3 games you are the greatess thing since peanutbutter and jam samiches. BS

10:35 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Personally I like JUCOs. You don't want a lot of them, but they are good for filling immediate needs.

10:35 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

FC not really just have a belly full of ND and Weis

10:36 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Steve,

That's a good point. I don't see us going after a bunch of those though. Chizik's plan seems to be long term - get recruits, redshirt, build depth.

10:37 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Coach Chizik said that Isom will play today on the Auburn radio pregame show.

10:38 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The only thing I see in Arkansas' favor is they need this game a lot more than we do. With their schedule, their season could soon go up in flames.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

"That would not count as an excess."

I LOL'd at that.

10:39 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Good plan by Chizik. I just hope auburn pulls out some serious $$$ for Malzahn and not lose him next couple of years.

10:39 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Coach Chizik said that Isom did everything they asked him to do and is ready to play.

10:40 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I predict a lot of pain for Arkansas receivers. Bates and Etheridge will bring the pain.

10:41 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Coach Chizik was not asked about the bull's status.

10:41 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Great news IV this should help us.

10:41 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I liked the way Eddins played against UT, but this will be a different type of game. Good to see Isom back.

10:42 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Players from all backgrounds both succeed and fail. It's about the person, not where they come from.

10:42 AM  
Blogger IV said...

I am ready for some hog fixed anyway the Auburn Tigers decide to prepare it.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

WOW Eltoro not there. I heard from a bammer during the week that he was having trouble with the staff and was considering leaving the team, I hope there is 0 truth in that

10:43 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I skipped the bloody mary's this AM and went strait to the salty dogs. Woooohooooo!!!!

10:43 AM  
Blogger IV said...

ehyou,

I agree with you on the character issue.

10:44 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

jhag, it really depends upon what is going on. If a player is discontent he either needs to get over it or hit the road.

10:44 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Salty Dogs go good with Bar B Q Pork

10:45 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Steve,

I agree with you also.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Rod uses tons of western movie references today.

10:45 AM  
Blogger scottie b, ready for Arky said...

mornin' JGT. let's go.

DWWD!!!!!!!!!!!

10:47 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I have a problem with "stars" that don't walk the walk. If you aren't playing well, you shut your mouth and open your ears.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

15 minutes to kickoff.

Stadium is maybe 60% full.

10:47 AM  
Blogger K_Mo said...

I'm probably a little less optimistic than you guys about these players making it through college. If you cannot qualify out of high school you are going to have a difficult time in college. If they weren't playing football they wouldn't be at the university anyway. There is obviously going to be a higher attrition rate from those who couldn't qualify in the first place. I'm sure there are plenty more, but since the time I've been a student here Raven Gray, Bo Harris, Greg Smith, and Chris Slaughter all come to mind. I haven't done much research, but I'm sure theres more.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Drew Brees picks coming up next.

10:48 AM  
Blogger scottatl said...

Lee Corso needs to hang up the mic....College Gameday is awful

10:48 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Dang where are the hogs?

10:49 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Have the Hog fans given up on the team already??

10:50 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Many kids that go the JUCO route just need some growing up time. It doesn't take a genius to graduate high school with poor study habits. When you go to college, it is a different matter and self discipline comes into play. I should know. I really screwed up my first year of college. Of course, I had a great time, so I guess it is a matter of what goals you are attempting to achieve.

10:51 AM  
Blogger K_Mo said...

Didn't Corso have a stroke? The guy needs some time off.

10:51 AM  
Blogger IV said...

IV out until halftime. Go TIGERS, beat the hogs. WAR EAGLE!!!

10:51 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That's why I like early road games. The home crowd just ain't as into it.

10:51 AM  
Blogger AU MikeyC said...

Lets go Auburn!!!!!!!WDE

10:52 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Nothing inspires a home team more than to see half the stadium empty in one of their more important games.

10:52 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Can we get rid of these clowns and get on with the game.

10:53 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Corso does seem a bit understated today. Perhaps he needs a trip to the rest room and doesn't want to risk an embarrassing accident.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Drew Brees is the truth.

10:54 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

AU- 37
Arky- 33

McFadden and Thorpe= good pass coverage
Everyone else= questionable pass coverage

Fear Toddzilla(shout-out to SFC)

10:54 AM  
Blogger Aubie - due to popular relief said...

I'm at the beach. Is there a way to listen to the game online? I would like to listen to the Auburn broadcast while I watch.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Wonder if Kirk will make it to the Iowa game with the snow going on?

10:55 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Auburn Football Radio Streams

10:55 AM  
Blogger auforme said...

Let's go Auburn. War Eagle!!!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Hoopie-Conquer the swine said...

Sounds like The Bull gets too high and too low.

Go even Steven there pal!!!

10:56 AM  
Blogger scottatl said...

yeah Corso had a stroke, aka....'a sign to spend time with your family'...but he is taking the Dick Clark approach

10:56 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Here are some online radio stations.

10:56 AM  
Blogger K_Mo said...

Looking at Jays picture more closely I'm amused by those high school bleachers that are sitting on top of that nice end zone area.

10:57 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I like Thorpe in coverage too. Etheridage and Bates need to reach out and hit someone.

10:57 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Yes, we avoid the Corse Curse!!!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Brees picks Auburn
Corso picks Arkansas
Herbie picks Auburn
Fowler picks Auburn

10:57 AM  
Blogger Aubie - due to popular relief said...

Thanks Sensi

10:58 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

hogs' leading receiver not playing, joe adams, 2nd in sec in receiving,big loss.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Game thread is UPZ.

10:59 AM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

We need to see Mallett scrambling. This won't be like the WV game. Make that kid scramble.

11:02 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Is this 2008? We have the 5 wins, are we going to start a run for 7 loses?

12:32 PM  

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