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11.15.2009

Georgia fallout: Gene Chizik speaks

Hey everyone. Hope you're having a swell afternoon. It's sunny and unseasonably warm throughout Alabama today, so perhaps that has given you a chance to get out and feel good.

I'm sure last night may have elicited a headache or two.

Anyway, here's what your head coach had to say about things.
  • On Auburn's run defense: We were really playing the run well. When Eltoro went out, that certainly didn't help our cause. That's not an excuse. For a good bit of that game, we were playing the run well. We've got to be able to sustain that through four quarters."

  • On Freeman's health: ``I don't know. We'll have to play that one by ear."

  • On why Auburn's running game wasn't very effective: ``A lot of it was execution on our part. They've got a really good front seven. They got off blocks as well as anybody we've played. We had our chances to hit some runs in there."

  • On the play of freshman LB Jonathan Evans, who took over for Freeman: ``For getting being abruptly thrown in there, he did well. He came in there and did an adequate job."

  • On the late-game penalties: ``It's very disappointing -- and they're by veteran guys. That's really, really disappointing. These are guys you're counting on to win ball games for you. You can't even pinpoint something on a game -- but in those critical situations, without questions, I think it's a lack of concentration and attention to detail."

  • On why Demond Washington didn't return the final kickoff: ``At that point, Demond was pretty blown. He had about had it at that point."

  • On if he knew Washington was that fast: ``I did know he was that fast. He's one of the fastest kids on the football team without question. We had to have a guy who could make a difference back there."

  • On Auburn's plan this week: ``Our plan right now is to practice three days this week and try to give them a day and a half off until Sunday. They need tomorrow and Tuesday off. They need those two days to just regenerate, recharge their batteries. They'll be focused and ready to come back."

  • On the need to get a full signing class next year: ``Strategically, we'll have to be right on. We've got a lot of scholarships to fill."

  • On Auburn's immediate recruiting needs (ie who they're trying to enroll before spring ball): ``We know we need to get an offensive tackle. That's got to happen in January. It's got to be the perfect fit. Maybe two offensive linemen. If it's the right fit, we have no problem with (junior-college kids)."

  • On the need to find more safeties: ``We've got a couple high-school guys in mind. We're pretty good with where we are right now at that position. We'll know more about how we'll proceed when we gather a little more information about the health of our guys here."

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

Questions? Comments? Post directly to the blog below or email me at jgtate@gannett.com.

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Blogger Hoopie said...

Unrealized substance.

5:08 PM  
Blogger AlanforAU said...

War Eagle!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

The Blog lives!

5:13 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Absolutely Alan .....War Eagle!

I disagree with CGC that we were stopping the run early. It seems more to me that UGA was abandoning the run.

It will be interesting to see if new stuff can be implemented for the IB.

Wonder if Eltoro will be back for the IB. My guess is that unless it was a minor concussion, 2 weeks is not enough time to come back and play LB.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

2 weeks was enough for Tebow. Hopefully, it will be enough for Eltoro.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mr. Tate- Thanks for all the quotes from last night and today. Even in defeat, I still love reading what my AU Tigers have to say.

WARRRRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

THT ....this blog was so hot for so long ....a little burnout should be expected. I got informed that I was the DD for the ride back from the Pig Roast last night, otherwise I would be "burned out".

For the first time this season, I was frustrated at the lost and I can't ut my finger on why.

Losing 4 straight times to UGA has something to do with it.

The fact that UGA decides to get their act together against us has something to do with it.

The fact that we again had a calamity of failures that added up to us losing has something to do with it.

I can rationalize each one of those reasons and convince myself that anger isn't warranted .....I just don't want to.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

playing Eltoro's health "by ear", instead of "day by day." Hmmmm, I wonder what the difference is.

Well, MrsTHT has spoken. I will be at the IB. That's going to be a painful experience.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Maybe CGC got the word that the
HABOTN has heard enuff "day by day" answers. haha

5:24 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

It's great to be an Auburn Tiger! I said, it's great to be an Auburn Tiger!

I hate losing. It is one of the things I hate worse than anything!! It kept me awake last night, fretting over losing a game we should have won.

But, I keep reminding myself that this was going to be a tough year. In many ways it has exceeded my expectations. I just got a little spoiled in those first few games. But I love the track we are on. Great days are ahead for Auburn.

And I love being an Auburn Tiger!!!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Cincy ...It IS great to be an Auburn Tiger!!! I was reminded of that at halftime while at a gathering of about 20 UGA fans and 12 AU fans. We shared funny and treasured memories of past games and events. I know that some of the other folks that live in Ga. will be targets of serious grief this week, I'm happy to say that I won't.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Unfortunately I'm one of those Hoopie.

5:48 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

watching the game on CSS. throw to Adams inthe end zone when Fannin was WIDE open, next play hit Fannin on flair and Trott holds. I live in Montgomery, where Trott is from, I am ready for him to go.

with 4:00 left in the 2nd quarter, the UGA fans booed the play calling. Even the announcers said something about it.
We let this team beat us?

5:51 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I believe next year we will see a lot of new faces playing at AU. There are alot of young talented kids coming in that will give Au a better chance to win.

UGA rowd booing again on the last play of the half.

5:58 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

stillwatching the game,inthe 2nd half now. UGA wr's were blocking downfield all night. Guess what, they were not holding so the ref could see it.
Did Isay how I am ready for Trott to leave? Why isn't Lutz playing?

6:07 PM  
Blogger Bear82 said...

well, after posting more than I can recall in a while last night, I woke up today and was satisfied with my criticisms of the game. I am disappointed in this team, because we know they can play very good football at times, i.e. UT, WVU, OM. Nonetheless, I actually looked it up.. In Saban's first year, UAT went 6-6 regular season, including consecutive losses to LSU, Miss St. ULaMo, and us. I am sure they thought the world was ending, but they seem to be doing ok the past 2 years. I hope/assume/expect us to be in the same situation next year. In addition, when we beat UAT, Fl loses to FSU or UAT, and TX loses in the BigXII CG, who do you think the BSC takes, TCU, Cincy, or Boise St. to the NC game? What a wonderful world that would be.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Eddie Gran Interviews at Memphis

6:13 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

My problem is that it looks like the 'good' teams we beat really beat themselves.

Crompton was horrible against us.
Snead was horrible against us.
Brown from WVU was horrible against us.

If the QB is off, we won. (the tough? teams)

as others have said, I can take a loss, but I can't take the way this team is losing. They look horrible at times.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Bear82 - TCU belongs, if they win out, of course. That is a very good team.

Cincy - it is ALWAYS great to be an Auburn Tiger! Painful at times, but always great!!!

WARRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!
GO TIGERS!!!

GO HORNED FROGS!!!

6:17 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

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6:28 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Still watching the game. 3rd and long (13) and UGA picks up 47.

I wonder if there is a stat for how many 3rd and 10+ AU has given up a 1st down?

6:29 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

UDA scores up the middle. COmmerical now, next is the Ko return by Washington.

6:31 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I don't know about y'all but I am ready to skip ahead to the Friday after Thanksgiving....

6:32 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

OK,saw that, time to watch something else.

6:34 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

FSJ-How many on here do you think are ready for that?

6:35 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

If I was on death row, I would not ask for the date to be moved up a week.

6:35 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Not sure how many are ready for the game, but I do know that I am looking forward to it.

I am scared to death though. We will have to play well to win. I expect Auburn's best effort of the year.

6:41 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

OK, I saw the int where Adams was WIDE open. adams was on the right side and after 10 yards was looking back over his right shoulder. He was about 5 yards from the sidelines.Todd threw it to the center of the field.
Ziemba got shoved 8 yards into the backfield. He was backpedaling and almost beat the snap back to Todd.

6:42 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Freeman could very well end up being day-by-day.


What we have here is failure to execute.

6:47 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

FSJ-If McElroy has that bad of a game that AU wins, the redshirt will come off AJ 12 games in to the season.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I can't wait for the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I'll be home, exhausted after hours of futile cheering of my beloved Auburn Tigers, not to mention the 1000 mile drive in 2 days. But at least I'll be able to start the recovery process then.

7:00 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

THT,
I am ashamed of that attitude! It is never futile to cheer on our beloved Tigers. And where is some positive thinking? NO ONE gave us a chance in 1989 when bama came to the Plains undefeated and ready to be crowned National Champions. I expect better from you. C'mon - buck up!! You know I love ya :)

7:03 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

CINCY-I am for sure stopping by your condo for pre game. That soroity stuff kept me tied up for way too long before the OM game.

7:05 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Great, WTC, we'll be looking for you!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Cincy - have you been smoking funny weed? Of course Auburn was going to win the '89 Iron Bowl. I was 90% sure of that one. We had an outstanding team. As for this year.... no, we don't have a chance, unless AU team & UA-T team I haven't seen this year show up.

The only IB I was 100% sure for was 1972.

7:31 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

We have a shot, primarily due to the potential for Elroy to help us. We always have a shot against Alabama. We have an offense with the potential to hang with them, but our defense will have to play better than I have seen them play this year for us to win.

7:45 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Well, until we actually get beat, I always think there is the potential for us to win. So I choose to think we will win. That way I have 2 weeks of happiness that I wouldn't have otherwise :)

7:47 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I am with you Cincy. Stay positive. The game isn't over yet and we will play better than last year. This team will not quit.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

that's a very clever mind game, Cincy. I'm not smart enough to pull that one off :-(

I hope my "frequently wrong, but never in doubt" mantra holds true.

7:51 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hey, I'm great at mind games. I hope you and Mrs. THT can make it by our tailgate before the game. Would really like to see you both.

8:03 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

If anyone is listening, did you just hear what the announcers were saying about Jerraud Powers? They said the coaches were very impressed with how prepared he was and how much football knowledge he came into the pros with. They predicted him a future pro bowler. War Eagle!

8:18 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Anyone watching the East Carolina-Tulsa game?

You get a look at what a mobile QB can do in that offense.

8:23 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I was truly disappointed in the game last night. I was sure we were going to win it even up and until the last pass fell incomplete.
We shot ourselves in the foot so many times I thought it was time to make it up and score. We didn't so I am still upset. I know, who cares but me.

8:26 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

The sun will rise tomorrow. We'll be fine.

8:28 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

digger-it does no good. I watched three + quarters of the replay tomight. it wasn't pretty the second time either. i am over it now. Time to move on. All the wailing and gnashing of teeth doesn't change anything. And besides, no matter whatI say, the coaches will not listen to me nor seek my advice (not saying they shouldn't they jsut won't)

8:29 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

ebro=You are right. I still have to go to work Monday so event though in the moment I was disappointed, AU will be OK. The 2011 team will be much better with much more talent.

8:31 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I care, digger.

And I think we will be much better in 2010.

8:36 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

wtc...yep.

It's natural to feel bad after a loss to the Dawgs, and I do, but it's a long-term project Chiz is undertaking and I like the direction.

I still say we have to get rid of 11 straight games w/o a break. If I had my way, I'd go back to playing 11 games a year. Never been a big fan of the 12th game.

8:39 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

i love auburn, always will, but many fans dont have much faith in us for the last game, check ebay ans stubhub, lots of auburn fans selling to enthusiastic bama fans, hell with those prices listed even I am being swayed...its hard because I dont want bammers in my seats, but that much cash, on the day after thanksgiving...mmmmm, my heart will win out but $600.00 helps

8:43 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I implore all Auburn fans to attend next Friday. The odds may be stacked against us, but worse teams than Auburn have beaten better teams than Alabama.

Believe...

8:46 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I believe...

8:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Thanks Cincy.

Let me rephrase what I said earlier. I implore all Auburn fans who already have tickets to the game to still attend. Don't let the Bammers take over.

8:55 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

stubhub has 613 tix for slae and the avg price is 250 per. They are asking $350 per in my section.

choices, choices.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

The only way a bammer gets any of my unused Iron Bowl tickets is after I eat them and poop them. I wouldn't dare allow any of my tickets to fall into the hands of "those people."

9:01 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

ebro-I will be there.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

E-Bro - not since 1949.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oops, E-Bro, I misread your comment as "worse Auburn teams" instead of correctly reading it as "worse teams than Auburn"

9:05 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

wtc, THT...sounds good. I like it.

9:05 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yeah, THT, I was just talking in general sports terms.

9:07 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Boy, they have really sung Powers' praises tonight. They are very high on him.

9:16 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JOSH HARRIS!

11:23 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

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11:23 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

BLAKE BURGESS!

11:24 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RUSSELL POWELL!

11:24 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JAKE LEMBKE!

11:25 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

MIKE BERRY!

11:25 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Who's 67?

11:26 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

STEPHEN GIBBONS!

11:26 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Who's 69?

11:26 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

ANDRE HARRIS!

11:27 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JOHN SULLEN!

11:27 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

ANDREW PARMER!

11:27 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

LEE ZIEMBA!

11:27 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JAMAR TRAVIS!

11:28 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

ANDREW MCCAIN!

11:28 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JORELL BOSTROM!

11:29 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

A.J. GREENE!

11:29 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

DARRELL ROSEMAN!

11:29 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JARED COOPER!

11:30 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

EMORY BLAKE!

11:30 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

T-ZACH!

11:30 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JAY WISNER!

11:30 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

GABE MCKENZIE!

11:30 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

85?

11:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

TRAVANTE STALLWORTH!

11:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JOHN CUBELIC!

11:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

DEREK WINTER!

11:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

BEASLEY!

11:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

DARVIN ADAMS!

11:32 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

NICK FAIRLEY!

11:32 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JAKE RICKS!

11:32 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

CAMERON HENDERSON!

11:32 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

MIKE BLANC!

11:32 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

NOSA EGUAE!

11:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

DEE FORD!

11:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

CLAYTON CROFOOT!

11:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

CLINTON DURST!

11:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

ZACH CLAYTON!

11:34 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

BLAKE SHAFFER!

11:34 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

The preceding list includes just a few of the fine, young Auburn men who will do their utmost over the next two weeks to help Auburn beat Alabama on Nov. 27.

Let's make sure that we as Auburn fans do our part and show up and support them in this endeavor. I think this team deserves that from us at least. They may not be a 2004 vintage, they may not have Heisman or Outland trophy winners, they may not be Amazin', but they are Auburn Tigers, and that's what matters.

Now let's go. It's Bama week (kinda sorta).

11:41 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

What in the world is ebro on?

1:01 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

E-Bro with the media guide.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Jet Still Hates UAT said...

I am no longer on a bus, and thankful for that. I am happy to be home to get my blood boiling for 11 days.

Hate UAT. Do your part.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Good Morning Hotties!

Back from Athens and yesterday's terrible experience with a McDonalds hamburger that I ingested around 2:00 a.m. on my trip home Sunday morning. A very long and miserable day yesterday, but I'm feeling much better this morning.

Enjoyed meeting Sensi and experiencing that debacle Saturday night with him. Don't know where the Auburn team went after that 1st quarter, but I do know our D was gassed. It was hard to watch. I know they were exhausted. Of course, it took forever to get out of Athens, and sorry to say there were several fights outside the stadium as we were walking to our car. Some drunk girl was yelling at us that all these Auburn fans were making her puke. I really don't think that was what was making her sick, but oh well. I'm sure she felt as bad as I did yesterday!

On to the the Iron Bowl! I'll be there. I'll be loud. These young men have had a long season. They deserve our support.

War Eagle! Hate Bama!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm giving you an Iowa fan advisory.

I omitted Iowa from my ballot this week -- consecutive losses will do that -- and now the Iowa fans think they're still the best team in the Big 10.

Did you know several AP voters still have Iowa at 11 and 12? I'm speechless.

Anyway, they're back with their email justifications. I may post a few.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

So, you couldn't bring yourself to rank Iowa in your Top 25 this week? Interesting.

You can't seriously be that obtuse as to believe Iowa isn't one of the Top 25 teams in the country??

I realize you write for some small hick paper in Alabama, and that either Auburn or the Crimson Tide is probably your favorite team...(and I'm sure the SEC is probably all you really care about)....but to not even rank Iowa is truly beyond simple southern boy bigotry.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Iowa people calling me a hick. Is that awesome or what?

6:47 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jay G is a Southern Boy and a bigot.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Jay G loves Auburn and Bama :)!!!!!!

6:57 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So should we expect an Iowa invasion here this week?

6:58 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I don't know, Jay. Yes Iowa has 2 losses, but they played pretty good football Saturday, especially for starting a freshman QB. I have to say I think they deserve to be ranked more than USC. I can't believe USC is still ranked 22. And I'm really not too impressed with Miami still ranked 21. Is Ohio St at 9-2 really good enough to be ranked 9? And Iowa at 9-2 is out of your top 25?

I kinda think they have a gripe :) Course I don't know how you ranked these other teams.

7:02 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Hey Hey Hey...

The only bammer you should sell your tickets to is this bammer....

7:07 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I would put Iowa in the top 25 as well, however I'm glad Jay G. didn't because I love people getting upset over nothing.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Jet Still Hates UAT said...

Having spent the better part of four days in Indianapolis and its rural surroundings ... the Midwest cannot speak to the hickishness of any others.

Jay G is the least hickish person I know that has spent a significant portion of his life in Kentucky and Alabama.

Maybe, just maybe we can play the Corn in a bowl game. That would be sweet.

7:11 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I love that the Patriots got greedy and Bill Belichick out smarted himself last night...I hate that I gave up on the game and didn't see it.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Patriots....LOL!!!!

7:15 AM  
Blogger scottieus etheridge said...

mornin' hotties. i had a great time in Athens on saturday despite the loss. it was good to see Eddie, Sensi, and PF. time to regroup and focus on the Tide.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I didn't rank USC, either.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

NE went for it on 4th-and-2 from itds own 28 ... we were stunned.

Then they didn't get it. And Jae Wilhite was toasted for the winning TD.

7:37 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Glad you didn't rank USC. Watching them play Saturday really showed how far they have fallen.

7:39 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jay,
Did you hear how the announcers were talking about Jerraud Powers? They kept reporting things the coaches had said about him. They are very high on him. It was great to hear.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

This team really missed Powers and Marks this year. Those two would have been huge helps. Powers was the next best DB to Rogers in this decade if you ask me.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Scottie- Thanks for letting us kick with you at the game. Had a great time!

7:42 AM  
Blogger scottieus etheridge said...

i only saw about 5 minutes of the game last nite but i caught the props they said about J.Powers. they said they called him the 'old man' because he knew so much about football.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Jerraud is the kind of kid who will make everyone say nice things about him ... works hard, is happy and respectful. Pretty much everything you want in a player.

His third-down pass deflection (before the fourth-down mess) was out-friggin-standing.

7:44 AM  
Blogger scottieus etheridge said...

no problem Eddie. glad we had the hotties reppin' in Athens. i'm making sure mrs. scottie goes next time.

7:46 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie,

You'd rank Powers over such greats as Horace Willis & Kevin Hobbs (I'm still shocked he made it in the NFL for awhile because he was toasted often in college).

Actually I'd rank Rosegreen as a better college DB than Powers.

However Powers was our best corner outside of Carlos Rogers in a long time.

7:51 AM  
Blogger scottieus etheridge said...

RK, i can't believe you didn't mention Antoine (Dirty) Nolan. shameful.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That's not the last decade.

Dirty left after 1998.

7:57 AM  
Blogger scottieus etheridge said...

oh, forgot about the decade thing. my apologies to RK. ;)

7:58 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Anyone know if the goalposts in Canada are 50 yards wide?

Just curious since Damon Duval set the CFL scoring record this year.

8:01 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I could have mentioned Rodney Crayton and Larry Casher since they were around in 2000, but Nolan was already gone.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

as much as I dislike all Big Ten teams, I think Iowa and tOSU both deserve to be ranked, somewhere in the 20s, just behind a crappy Southern Cal (a team that beat tOSU in the horseshoe).

TCU is #1, baby!!!

8:07 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

RK- Rosegreen was an awesome Safety no doubt, but Powers has mad skillz. I think he may end up being a better pro CB than Rogers. Time will tell, but I was always impressed with the guy. I thought he was about as shutdown of a corner as one could expect.

8:15 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

What about Tre Smith, he played a couple of games as a reserve at safety?

8:30 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

War Eagle!

I take full responsibility for the loss Saturday. I wore my road white Auburn shirt instead of my orange and blue striped lucky Auburn shirt. I also spent most of the day with Georgia fans in Georgia, but away from the game site. Surely one of those things must have affected the outcome.

Personally, I am not going to be too critical of any one player. There were a lot of missed opportunities, and football is a team sport. I am pleased with the season the team has had. It certainly has been better than I imagined it would be. I also think that they will show up for Bama.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

The hatin' starts today. Screw Bama.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I expected 7-5, though I didn't know the exact route we'd take to get there.

btw, I hereby proclaim the THT household as the one filled with the most hate for UA-T. Anybody else have their children written out of the will if they go to UA-T? That was MrsTHT's idea. I love that woman.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

The Hatin' never stopped, Hoopie. So it can't start today.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

google quote of the day from Marcus Garvey, "With confidence, you have won before you have started."

Where can I get me some of that stuff?

8:55 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I never stopped hatin, but the hate is turned up a few notches starting this week. I just don't want to peak too early.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Hatin' here, and the hatin' is well deserved. (I hate bama, but I like FSJ!)

8:57 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

as long as I'm hogging the blog, let me praise E-Bro for that outstanding one man show last night. Nicely done!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I don't understand some of you folks. How on earth can the UA-T hate "peak" when it's pegged to the max on the hateometer at all times? At least, mine is.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Good quote, THT, but said by a man who used to walk around in a robe with a crown on his head. I don't think I could ever have that much confidence.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Back to work!

War Eagle, Hotties!

9:00 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

ok, its official, wife and I cant make the iron bowl, so tell the hotties, 2 seats are for sale, section 43, lower, roq 38, near the exit, good bathrooms, scoreboard side, not the jumbotron side. hotties have first dibbs and or auburn fans, they are on stubhub as well.

9:01 AM  
Blogger scottieus etheridge said...

sorry to hear that PDWT. :(

9:04 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

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9:10 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

It is a beautiful Monday morning an I do feel better.Thanks to the hotties that supported me last night. Hope to see some Iowa corn pone hikes on here telling us how great a 2 loss team they have in Maize country. Southern Cal being in the top 25 just shows the bias prevelant in the polls. And they say no team has privilages LMFAO.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Lots of Bammer rumors about a possible "insert color here" uniform option we are going to display in the game Nov. 26.

Best response so far:
"Auburn should wear all white. As in, 'I surrender.'"

I LOL'd at that.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

WTC,

I like to watch all the games (numerous times) and I cannot count hte numebr of times CT has not seen wide open players....

Not that I could do better and my view is better without 7 people attempting to kill me...

BUT it really hurts to see that..

WAR EAGLE!!!

9:18 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

hikes =hicks

9:19 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Sorry to hear that pdwt....


Sensi,

Please let Auburn wear black jerseys.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I say AU comes out like real men and plays without jerseys.

9:28 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

It'll suck if we lose back to back years to both UGA & Alabama.

9:36 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

DL-I could not do any better myself. He gets some heat, but the coaches no ALOT more than I do.

I realized early on (after the ARK loss) that this team is really a stop the bleeding group. Unfortunate for the seniors, but maybe they will be remembered as the group that turned this program back to the updside.

9:39 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

Eddie-you are on to something. IF,IF ,IF, IF Au still had Marks and Powers on D, and the kids that were kicked off this summer (2 that probably would have played a lot if not started)we would have a different team. Can't control that and the players made their choices. You just have to roll with the punches.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

The future is bright. Look where we were last year. We have coaches who are recruiting, and recruiting hard. We have the #1 recruit out of MS, AR, and LA. They are looking for OL to join the team in Jan. Our veterans just need to get their heads into the game. I would also like to see more plays to Eric Smith. And where is Lutz? Trott could not hold a block Saturday, or if he did, he was holding!

9:42 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

This team will probably be remembered much like the 1981 team, a team that was pushing the program over the hump but couldn't get over the hump themselves.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Jet Still Hates UAT said...

HATE-a-thon 2009.

Do it for the kids ... and for the troops.

Otherwise, the terrorists win.

P.S. -- I'm upping coffee consumption for the next 11 days to properly prepare for the game.

9:44 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Jet:

I need something stronger than caffeine.

My hate is getting warmed up too. I form tackled my Auburn sister yesterday.

9:47 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Like the coke'd up zombie corpse of Johnny Cash, we shall arise.

9:47 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Did anybody see the pics of the UGA campus in the aftermath of the game? Those people absolutely trash their campus. They did it after last year's Bama game too. I've never seen that in Tuscaloosa or Auburn.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FSJ - you're avatar makes me sick. I hope that was the intended effect ;-)

9:49 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I saw it in BTR last month. Trash was just everywhere. It was gross.

9:50 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Lol...THT..

We are the number two team in America...right?

:-P

9:51 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We have to beat UGA next year, right now we have to fear their thumb.

9:54 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Here's a pic of the UGA campus..

UGA

9:55 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

No worries RK...Auburn will smoke UGA next year.

9:55 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

FSJ that is awful. do the not have trash cans near the tailgaiting section. At Auburn they have them all over the place and Auburn fans use them.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'll probably be using one of those trash cans after the IB. Yes, I'll be that sick.

10:00 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Hope not THT Upsets do happen even those that seem impropable. Hope is enternal.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Digger, you can see the trash cans in the photos. They were everywhere. They also had people walking around giving out trash bags. They asked us if we needed one when we entered the parking garage. They even show a clip on their big screen asking fans to clean up after themselves. They have a real problem.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Jet Still Hates UAT said...

So, FSJ, going from Cousin Humping to Sibling Humping.

Hmmm.

The Hate is On.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

funny thing, FSJ, that campis didn't look that way at 2am when I was walking through it. A drive around at 8:30 Sunday confirmed that it had been cleaned the night before.

10:07 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Kathy,

I like to think that Bama and Auburn fans are more civilized..

:-p

10:10 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

PF - you home safe and sound? That was one long drive.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Congrats to Demond Washington, SEC Special Teams player of the week.

10:21 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Well deserved for Washington. I just hope he can fix his punt catching and remember to hold onto the ball all the way into the endzone.

The punt that he bobbled he had miles of room to take that straight up field.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

not yet. Spent yesterday in Atlanta watching the Atlanta and Tampa games with friends, drove to Jax last night so I wouldn' have to drive all the way . I was lucky to not have to work today or yesterday wouldn't have been fun.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

WTC Agreed..

Really hate it for the seniors and esp. Tate, he is a good kid and will go far in life..

10:27 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Don't hate it for the Seniors yet. Still one more chance to do something special. It may only be a small chance, but a chance nonetheless.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

1%

10:30 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

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10:34 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

SC, you'll be there?

Then THT, add a couple of zeros to that 1%. No decimals either.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Jet Still Hates UAT said...

"Ich bin ein UAT hater." -- John F. Kennedy, addressing the people of Berlin.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I am jeopardizing a streak a week from Friday. I have never seen AU lose an Iron Bowl at JH. I've been at all the ones we've won, and missed the two we lost. I'll be there this time, so hopefully my streak will live on!

10:36 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Ok...maybe a blizzard will keep Scott from going to the game.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I sat through that monsoon at the WV game, so I'm sure I'm up for a blizzard! I've got my hate to keep me warm!

10:40 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I live in Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley, and it's long been thought that TVA is what generates electricity throughout this region.

It is, in fact, my hate for Bama.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

E-Bro, can you arrange for weapons for the UTC players to take on their trip to UAT?

10:47 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

SC...I'll see what I can do.

Is hate a weapon?

10:50 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

We're obviously in desperate need of Norm. Doesn't look like any of us other Hotties have the requisite skills to get us where we need to go.

I'm talking about taking our UA-T HATE to a whole new page.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Here I'm is.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hot diggity!!! I finally got a whiff of a new page.

11:15 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'm just glad the Mocs game vs The Hated will be televised.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I smell it too.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Norm - it's all yours

11:16 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Well actually, I smell my spaghetti lunch.

11:16 AM  
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