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10.01.2009

Thursday Night LIVE

Hey everyone. We're listening to Tiger Talk, coach Gene Chizik's weekly radio show, and watching Colorado @ West Virgina on ESPN.

Please stand and sing.


COLORADO -- 24



WEST VIRGINIA -- 35

Final


TIGER TALK TIDBITS

  • Kevin from Panama City wants to know how Onterio McCalebb is doing: ``He's fine. He's practicing and the whole deal. We didn't want to chance anything with him. We just played him in the first half. He's good to go."

  • Mark from Alex City wants to know why the Wildcat offense isn't named after Auburn: ``Gus has been calling it the Wildcat ever since high school."

  • On Gus vs. Monte Kiffin: ``Monte is one of the best at his trade in America. He's proved that year in and year out. He hasn't changed -- he's as good as it gets. Gus has done a great job wherever he's been. It should be fun."

  • Roy from Atmore wants to know if Auburn is going to throw a hail mary: ``We'll run it and throw it. We'll do a little of both."

  • Tommy on the road wants to know about the defense and why Auburn defenders don't seem to handle their job each play. Oh, and they don't tackle well: We didn't play (the zone read) very well. We worked it in practice this week and we feel much better defending it. There have been some glaring open-field misses. We'll be a better tackling team over time. We've got a lot of young guys out there. We've got to be better at tackling. You see them get better as the weeks go on."

  • Michael from Muscle Shoals, who is at work, wants to thank CGC for hiring Trooper Taylor .. and if he has a Trooper Towel: ``That's a great question. You're 100 percent right, man. His enthusiasm is very infectious. We're so happy he's here. He has done a phenomenal job of coaching our receivers. He's been great for Auburn. He's been good for our players. I have a whole closet full of his towels."

  • Mike from Montgomery wants to know about PPL and ... he actually thinks Chizik will discuss recruits: ``Phillip has worked hard to get back into the mix. He's worked hard at it. He's made progress. This week, I think, he picked his game up. If he keeps working, he'll have a chance to work his way into the lineup."

  • Benjamin in Chelsea wants to know what administrators can do to keep good coaches employed at Auburn: ``My first objective what you said -- I want to keep these coaches around. Jay Jacobs, he understands that fully. There are opportunities out there that are going to show up. They want to be head coaches. They want to be coordinators. They want to follow the same path I took. To the best of my ability, though, I'm going to keep this staff in tact."

  • Christy from Haleyville ... had no question. She wants Auburn to whup Tennessee.

  • Clyde wants CGC to know how much he loves CGC ... and Auburn. ``Thanks for a lot of great comments."

  • Jonathan in Tuscaloosa wants to know about Jay Wisner and Tommy Trott and how important their blocking has been to the Tigers' early-season success: ``I am so glad you said that. It's awesome that you've noticed that. (Wisner) threw a huge block on one of those screen passes. These guys have done a good job of blocking downfield each game. They show up. Tommy is a really good football player. He's been through a lot of ups and down with injuries."

  • Donald from Birmingham, who thinks Chizik is a class act, wants to know how CGC gets the team mentally prepared to play on the road ... and he wants to know if CGC scabs ideas from Tommy Tuberville: ``Playing on the road, to be honest with you, it's really unique. These are uncharted waters. We're trying to prepare as usual. We don't change what we do. You can overcome all the things that aren't good. There are going to be some bad times and there won't be 87,000 of your fans behind you. I believe it's about how you prepare during the week. I don't know that there's techniques. It's preparation and the mental aspects. I need to know where we are coming out of this road game ... and so do all of our coaches."

  • Steve in Birmingham wants to know why the defense is "awful". Steve's elderly mother thought Auburn was playing with tear-away jerseys. Steve also reports that Ted Roof "does nothing for me": ``There are a lot of places where we're not as good as we want to be. Ted has done a great job. He's done a good job eveywhere he's been as a coordinator."

  • Lisa from Montgomery wants to know where fans can meet the team in Knoxville: ``We're probably going to get in tomorrow. We'll keep it on central time. We'll get in around 5:30ish. That's the plan."

  • William from Birmingham wants to know about Gabe McKenzie's defensive career: ``He'll play a little bit of defense. He's doing a good job of learning both (offense and defense). We felt like last week would be a good week to get him some defensive snaps. He did a good job."

  • Randy from Clanton wants to know: ... nothing. No question.

  • Shawn from Arab wants to know about how Malzahn's offense will work against Kiffin: ``That's a great defense we're playing against. They're really, really well-coached. To move the ball against this defense, we'll have to play our best game of the year -- by far."

  • Jeremy from somewhere wants to know about Neil Caudle, who he believed was awesome against Ball State: ``I was really proud of Neil. he has gotten better every week. He has a comfort level with this offense. He's comfortable with the offense. He needs to keep coming on."

  • On keys to this game: ``Turnovers and penalties. There's going to be a lot of noise when our offense is out there. We can't turn it over. We need to get some turnovers. And we need the kicking game."

  • "War Eagle."

  • That's a wrap.

97 Comments:

Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Should Iowa be in the Top 10?

7:18 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

FAH THT

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

someone should call in and ask Coach Chiz that question

7:19 PM  
Blogger coosa said...

I hate hughesnet.

7:19 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Who really wants a humped back cow for a mascot?

7:20 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I was about 30 years ago, NoVa. Now I'm SAM.

7:20 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Seen that before too.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I see Brown picked up where he left off in the Auburn game.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

The Dyer commitment twitter alert was from Sept 1st. False alarm.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Tommy isn't the only one who wants to know!

7:23 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

evenin hottnesses

West Va is not looking as good as i remeber from 2 weeks ago....anyone else getting that?

7:24 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Eddie that is what it looks like, darn I feel bad...but i saw it on hawgsillustrated and decided yall would like to see it...Arkansas media should be banned for life

7:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Roy's question about Hail Mary... I wasn't listening, but that sounds like a peculiar question. Was he talking, like, maybe on our first play from scrimmage?

7:26 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Gold, I mean AUNugget, WVU looks just like last week, turnovers and all and big play capable offense. Defense looks a little softer this week, but it's early.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Oh well...I'm still 95% sure Dyer will commit to play at AU

7:27 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

This game is young, WVU will blow them out

7:27 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I'm beginning to think that AU will destroy UcheaT this weekend.

7:27 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I hope we don't through a hail mary. That's a desperation pass thrown up for grabs.

Now I do expect we'll through a few down field.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, now y'all know the name I use when I call in to Tiger Talk. Yep, I must be Tommy.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ANOTHER WV TO!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Wow, 2nd Turnover.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Maybe we should run 3 Hail Mary plays on our first series. I obviously missed out on the context of the question.

7:29 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

FSJ, I think the chance of blowing them out is greater than the chance of losing.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

If we run hail mary's, we are in trouble.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Little Ball of Hate said...

How far is a Todd Hail Mary gonna go?

7:31 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

i don't really like pullin for wva but whatever makes Auburn look better.

a BIG win in knoxtown this weekend would make Auburn look pretty sexy.

more sexy i should say.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

War Eagle All

7:32 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

a closet full of Trooper Towels?! Maybe Jonna is selling them on the 'net.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Hey, Emmett. Been a while!

7:33 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

War Eagle Emmett!

Jay G, Ask Coach Chizik this "When are we going to see Aycock on the field?"

:)

7:34 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Eddie - you don't know how tempted I was to call in and ask that, just for JGT's entertainment.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

So the Dyer rumors are false, I would predict him to commit after a victory sometime this weekend...I believe Gus and Luper have this kid locked up and are using recruiting strategies with him

7:35 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Roy from Atmore wants to know if Auburn is going to throw a hail mary??


Maybe at the end of a half or game where it's the last play?

Perhaps?


West Va looks just like the West Va we played...They can move the ball, but they can't hold onto it.

7:35 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

Next year Eddie. no reason to burn his redshirt this year is there?

i look forward to seeing him too, should be a Fannin type player huh?

7:36 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

OK, i'm now convinced that PPL is going to play. Chizik seems to telegraph some of his moves and this seems to be one, just like Hawthorn last week.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Thanks JG,
I have been keeping track on my phone, but my blackberry is a pain when i try to post

7:36 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I wish that some fans would realize that asking a coach about recruiting is a bad idea. You are just asking for trouble. If he slips up and mentions the wrong thing, we are in the NCAA zone.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

AUNugget- The Aycock ? was a joke for Jay G. He loves that question.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

I cannot wait to see PPL back, he had so much potential last year....I hope he can make a diff. on Returns

7:37 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Someone go get Christy and sobber her up.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Does Bill Stewart look like about a 2 pack a day type of guy for most of his life?

7:40 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I've only heard of PPL...I've seen him on a 15 yard kick return. That is all.

I guess I just don't buy into the hype until he shows it on the field.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Sure JGT, Ask Coach about Aycock...then tell him your Glad our Billboard in Ariton worked in our favor

7:41 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

However if PPL can catch a punt and move it forward 5 yards he's immediately better than what's happened so far.

7:41 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

i gotcha Eddie. i should spend more time around these parts.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

RK- Go get you some kool-aid and take a swig, PPL is the real deal :).

7:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I 2nd that emotion (Christy's)

7:42 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I want Auburn to "whup" Tennessee too.

I really do.

Really, I do.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Someone ask about Aycock.

ps: I loved Major Harris. He was a bad man.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

I don't need the 5 yards, just don't fumble or go backward

7:43 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Major Harris was a bad man indeed.

I'd never even heard of WVU before him.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

We all know what Franklin thought of PPL, and I am sure he has had quite a bit of Kool-Aid in his day (prob. mixed with Kentucky Gentleman.)

7:44 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Fumble again....good lord.

7:45 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Are you kidding me?

7:45 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ANOTHER TO

7:45 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

Sounded like AC was taking the points given up personally, think our D will have a breakthrough this week....start to look like the old Auburn D?

7:45 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

nother turnover

7:45 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Emmett- We also know what Frankln thought of Chris Todd.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

#45 for Buff D is all over the place.

7:45 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Did anyone really expect WVU to not turn the ball over?

We picked up 6 from them.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Eddie: We knew what he thought of a healthy Todd, too bad we did not see that til this year

7:47 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Fowler loves Auburn. Always has.

7:47 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I was expecting WV to destroy Colorado. It could still happen, but so far, the WV offense seems to be doing some kind of Marx Brother's skit or something.

7:47 PM  
Blogger coosa said...

THT still insisting on the incorrect Yankee spelling of ya'll.

Big Jim Folsom spelled it "Ya'll Come" on the thousands of bumper stickers his campaign produced. Got to admit that Big Jim knew how to speak redneck, no? ;)

7:47 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

They seem to be big on redzone turnovers too.

7:48 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I never bought into the "WVU would win the Big East because they played us tough hype."

Which is probably why I'm worried about our trip to Knoxville.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Now that is a WV fan.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

I can't imagine playing College ball for my Dad, then to play on a crappy team on top of that must really stink. I bet Cody Hawkins wishes he had stuck around and went to Boise St.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Frame said...

anyone have a good link to a video of Dyer running with the football?

7:51 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

Fowler can suck it, i have never him too high on AU.

Reese Davis can too. (i heard he was a uat grad)

7:52 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RK, it's the Big East though. Their best team, Cincinnati, had Fresno St in town last week and the Bulldogs had the ball for 44 minutes to the Bearcats' 16. They still won the game but, should the best team in your BCS conference ever give up those kind of stats at home to anybody, let alone Fresno St?

7:52 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Frame youtube might have one

7:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

that's hilarious

7:53 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I mean, I'm nervous about the game on Saturday too, but I thought WVU could be a player in the Big East because, well, it's the Big East.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Even the defense turns it over, good grief.

7:53 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

BALL SECURITY!!

7:53 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I am beginning to see a pattern with W Va...

7:54 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

hahahahaha WVU defense gets a pick then turns over the ball, WOW

7:54 PM  
Blogger IV said...

FSJ,

Is that a picture of Abbie in your avatar? And how is she doing?

7:54 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Yeah Michael, they play with greased balls.

7:54 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

this gane is awful

7:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

This is sad. I've already forgotten who Molly dog picked in the GT vs MSU game.


Surely they also called off. holding on that play? No? What a joke.

7:55 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/3961/no-gimmicks-malzahn-has-tigers-flying-high

ESPN article about AU offense.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

South Alabama would be a contender in the Big East

7:57 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

What up to all those LIVE folks out there?

7:57 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

this game is ugly.

I feel like all these thursday night games have been ugly.

the ga tech v clem game was pretty good.

7:58 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Ole Chiz got it a bit rough this week. My favorite was the guy who called in and told Chiz that he wasn't impressed with Coach Ted Roof. WOW!

7:59 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

7:59 PM  
Blogger coosa said...

I think WV is still having nightmares about Auburn.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Hey JD.

WTC- That's funny that Monte Kiffen says that nothing about the offense is remotely simple and Tubs was on the radio in knoxville calling it a simple offense.

8:00 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Emmett, Daphne High School would be a contender in the Big East.

8:00 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

If you believe in Chizik, you have to believe in Roof. Nobody doubts Chizik's ability when it comes to defense, so I trust his opinion on Roof. Offenses are a different matter, but Chiz knows defense.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Campfire is loaded.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I agree Nugget. Maybe I should turn to the Alcorn State vs Arky Pine Bluff game.

8:01 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

I don't understand what is simple about this offense. I suppose the way that Old Man Kiffen will try to beat it is penetration and pressure...

8:02 PM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

sometimes i start worrying about the team and recruiting and stuff, then i look at the staff and what they have done so far and it makes me start the party back up.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Bellefay1 said...

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9:15 PM  

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