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11.27.2009

WRAPPIN IT UP: Alabama wins, 26-21

Hey everyone. I'm trying to wrap it up from Jordan-Hare Stadium, where my fingers are all but frozen. I have lost feeling in my right big toe. I gotta make this somewhat quick.

Here are some things I found notable:
  • Auburn's defense was really good.

  • Alabama rushed for 73 yards. Ingram had 30 on 16 carries.

  • Alabama converted five third downs Friday. Three of those came during the final drive.

  • Auburn rushed for 151 yards, though 67 of that came on Terrell Zachery's reverse. He was Auburn's leading rusher.

  • Ben Tate finished with 45 yards on 18 carries.

  • Gene Chizik on if today's loss signifies progress: ``I don't think you can sit there and watch our football team play against Alabama and not think that. We've come a long way. Again, we said at the beginning of this (season) that we were going to build a foundation for what we know is right. We are going to do it right. I don't think there is any question."

  • Ben Tate on the final drive: ``We weren't going fast enough. I got kind of worried. At first, I was like: We've got this, we've got this. We were running fast enough. If we'd have had more time, we would have gone down and made something happen. That was just our fault offensively. We were moving too slow. We had to pick up our pace. We didn't."

  • Craig Stevens on how they stopped Alabama's rushing attack: ``Just doing what we're supposed to and not try to be Superman. Just play your position and do only what you have to do."

  • Stevens on holding Ingram to 30 yards: ``That's a big victory for us -- especially with us having those injuries and Jonathan having to step up. Just stopping a player like Mark Ingram. That's a big statement for us."

  • Darvin Adams on how Auburn threw deep according to the plays Alabama called: ``Our coaches figured out their signals and we were able to take advantage."

  • Antonio Coleman in his own words: ``I had tears walking off the field. It finally set in that I'd never be walking on that field again in an Auburn uniform. The only time I'm coming back now I'll be standing on the sidelines cheering these guys on so it's tough, but I have one more month with these guys, bowl game. Like I said before, I'm going to ask these guys again to lay it out on the field for me and I'm going to do the same for you."




Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

226 Comments:

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Blogger wes said...

hate lives.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Only a year left until the next game.

8:13 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Great game today. i was very impressd with several aspects of the game. AU DID not mail it in. When it was over, UAT knew they were in a fight.

8:21 PM  
Blogger wes said...

Thanks for memories AC, you will be missed.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Anna Kathryn said...

JGT, any sense of the mood of the team after the game?

8:23 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Just rolled into ATL and let me tell you...

Its great to be and Auburn Tiger...

Moved the ball on a great D...

Our battered D held bamas run to pathetic numbers...

As I walked to my car it was amazing how much smack was NOT being spoken.. hearing the bammers talking on the phone they were happy to get out of AU with the win... One guy said he could not sing yellow hammer cause the did nto beat the H(*& out of anyone..


Remember they did this with 3 (just 3) linebackers, one starting saftey (freshman) and a converted corner Demond, an end with a bum hand.

WAR EAGLE Bring on the bowl and the recruits..

8:29 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

UAT screamed rammer jammer twice (as far as I could tell) and a UAT fan behind me said out loud, They shouldshut up UAT didn't beat the hell out of anyone today.

8:31 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Two series that hurt were the stop on 4th down and we went no where and the series where they blitzed us and sacked Todd twice. either of those get us soemthing and the game is different, but give UAT credit, they made the plays when they had to.

8:33 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Noticed one play that UAT uses a lot and that is using the ref behind the LB's as a screen. Jones got open alot by using the ref to rub his coverman off on that last drive.
Notice the ref was hit with the ball twice in the game earlier.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

My seven year old son had tears in his eyes at the end, saying "Dad, I really hate Alabama.".
Dad is so proud. Great days ahead for the Tigers and future generations of UAT haters.

8:35 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Heard Ingram has a hip pointer. May be out for next week.

8:35 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

good game proud of the guys and coaches thanks Jay G. for all of the work this football season.

8:37 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Great to see everyone at Krisitna's place toady. Met Mr./Mrs THT, Novatiger and daughter, Ebro, Eddie, PF, Jet and even traveled down to see Cincy's place. You guys made this a great season.
Writer Tate, i am sorry I missed you at Kristina's. PF has a group photo and vidoe of a big Hottie War Eagle.

8:38 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

I have to go to work in the morning with some bammers so much fun I may call in sick

8:38 PM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Nah, don't do that, bigdaddy.

Walk proud. Tell 'em they played a helluva game, and congratulate them on a fine season.

Then, if they try to talk some smack, punch them in the face.

8:44 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

thanks fearless I like the punch in the face I may just do that first even if one is my brother-in-law

8:50 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

SO to get to the best bowl we need Georgia and South Car. ot lose..

which means rooting against the SEC on Saturday??

Choices choices....

Skrew Georgia and SC....

SABAN to ND!!!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Anna Kathryn said...

Aww we are gonna miss AC!!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Bro. Jet, The Minister of Hate said...

As I said toward of the end of the last thread, I'm not gonna fuss, second-guess or quibble.

The players played their butts off. The coaches coached their butts off.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Anna Kathryn said...

Saban ain't going to ND. And that's fine, cause he doesn't scare me and he shouldn't scare Auburn.

8:58 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Damn!!!!

9:03 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

You are right Anna. This team punched'em in the mouth and did not back down. Good game, good game.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Hey. Carmela wins. Meeting internet people is indead awkward. Some exceptions: Easyedwin is very cool. Cincy's breakfast was awesome. Meetup with Scottie B was less awkward this time. No mixed high five/handshake. Biff(jkev) got in the stadium, but didn't have a seat.

Just drove to Atlanta to see friends since I was close by and had some time. They aren't friends anymore. After numerous unanswered phone calls and texts of people we had plans with, we're headed back to the Gump for some rest.

Auburn was pretty good tonight. So close to a marque wine. I'm happy Ingram won't be winning a Heisman. War Damn Chizik.

9:06 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I will go to war anytime, anywhere, against anyone with any of these Auburn Tigers. But damn!!!

9:08 PM  
Blogger IV said...

The recruits that we had there today should have been impressed. Lets get them committed then signed in February. WAR EAGLE!!!! DAMN THE INFIDELS!!!

9:11 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

I am tired of hearing on th enews and espn alabama didn't play well blah blah how bout auburn played like a top team tonight and stoped alabama

9:12 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

SO what is the deal with the UAT HC poat game conference. Did he make excuses or something?

9:16 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

IV, I watched the recruits a good bit. They seemed to be having a good time. The stadium was rather electric today.

9:17 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

By the way, this was an Iron Bowl. Too many of the Iron Bowls of late haven't been competitive. This one definitely was.

9:19 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Thanks Snacks for the report on the recruits. You are still my man.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Very nice to meet Jet, Kristina, THT (and Mrs.THT),Eddie, E-Bro, wtc (again), Hoopie, those I've mentioned already and those I'm leaving out.

9:22 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The story of the game has to be the play of the Auburn defense. That was by far the best effort I have seen all season.

As for Bama's final touchdown, I hated it because I knew they were going to run that. I could see it coming.

9:22 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Turning point in the game was the 3rd and short when Bama sacked Todd. I figured Auburn would run the ball..

Julio came up big on the last drive.

9:26 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

As for the Saban to Notre Dame talk, I hope not. He is the kind of coach I want at Bama, he is very easy to dislike.

The Mullet Nation spent years hoping that Tuberville would leave. We don't need Saban to leave to beat them.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

shut up bammer.

9:27 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

FSJ, you are right about that. That sack was incredibly disappointing. Julio was very impressive and they did a good job of getting him open. As for Ingram, I was shocked at how little he produced.

9:28 PM  
Blogger auforme said...

I'm so proud to be an Auburn Tiger. I love the Tigers always, but this team this year was special. They never stopped (except the LSU game) and played with all they had every down. It's great to be a Tiger and I thank them for a great game. Bigdaddy- hold your head high. We are proud of our team. And Anna, you're right. Who cares if Saban is across the state? We've proved we can play with him.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Great Auburn game plan and execution. I tip my hat to all of the Tigers and their fans.

Great game. I don't think my heart started beating for thirty minutes after the game.

9:33 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Steve...Ingram didn't look right to me all day..Don't know what was going on there.. Richardson played pretty well though.

Julio was tough on the last drive. Glad Upchurch won the game though. He's had so many injuries.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

blah blah blah. Julio isn't the besy WR in the SEC and wasn't the best WR on the field today. I hate bama still.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Craig Miller said...

Jay G,

I have followed this blog for approximately 1 year now. I have watched this team go from 22 beings to 1. I end up saying this every five years but this team made me proud. I'd love to know if any of them read this blog. They FOUGHT. thats all i care about at the end of the day is that you FOUGHT. this team has been compared to last year and trashed and they had guts. thats all i ask. I was with 6 of my insane AU friends and they said this team had guts. YOU CAN WIN WITH THAT. I'm not a moral victory guy but if this is the foundation of the Chizik era then it is a solid mold of concrete because I belive in Auburn and LOVE IT.

9:46 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

As much as it pains me to say this, Julio tore us a new one on the last drive. Kid was money. Good game bama.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Craig Miller said...

please excuse my typing b/c i'm hammered drunk and love that too. I'm also the guy who Ben Tate's freshmen year said he'd never be an SEC back- WRONG. He's a NFL calibre back and sits among Fullwood, James, Jackson, Williams, Davis and Brown. WAR EAGLE.... I'll be around.

9:48 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Faker,

Let me tell you why Ingram didn't look right to you all day, JOSH BYNES.

9:50 PM  
Blogger IV said...

By the way Faker, I still hate you but love Abbie. I hope Abbie ate all of your yams.

9:51 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Damn!!!

9:52 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU won't get cret tomight because the story will be that UAT survived like winners are supposed to do. That is OK. Out playing and out coaching your opponent is fine, if you win. If not, it's all noise. I won't take any lip from any UAT fan. They won and congrats to them. I'll take a backseat to no one this week.

9:54 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Good psots tonight guys/gals. Sorry for my typos.

9:56 PM  
Blogger IV said...

God, I hate that stupid blue rug at Boise State but not as much as I hate all things UAT.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Great game, tough loss. Looks like there's solid foundation to build on here. I like that a lot.

Got to enjoy the game with j-z who apparently knew about 47% of the other people in our section. There was a rowdy gang of UAT losers who were particularly obnoxious. I don't believe a single one of them could have spelled the town where their team is located.

Sorry I wound up getting to AU a bit late and missing out on meeting a number of you and seeing those of you I already know. But, I did enjoy meeting DL, THT, Mrs THT & Lord Byron, NoVA and his daughter.

War Eagle

10:35 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

FSJ - I no longer hate you. I am holding you in some contempt however.

10:37 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Not me, I still hate him.

10:39 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Norm, sorry you had to put up with all of that obnoxiousness, however J-Z can be that way.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

What a game! It's great to be an Auburn Tiger! I finally found Kristina's tailgate and got to meet her and her hubby. I guess I got there too early or too late to meet the rest of the Hotties. I also walked over to Cincy's. Saw her puppies on the patio and 3 empty chairs, but I couldn't remember the combo for the gate. Sorry Cincy.

The defense played great. They really picked on Neiko, but he's young and will get better. This whole defense is young. I'm excited about the future! As I was driving home, it hit me that this was my last trip to Auburn for a while. How sad!

I saw a lot of recruits at Tiger Walk. Shon Coleman is a big dude! Kenneth Carter was there. Ladarius Owens. This game and the atmosphere had to have helped with recruiting.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

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10:48 PM  
Blogger IV said...

For any hotties still here, goodnight and damn.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

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10:52 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Mr. Sensible...

Don't let them get you down.

I thought the game wouldn't be as close as it was either...and neither of us were alone in that assumption.

Auburn played their asses off today...The fans also brought their A-Game. Great atmosphere.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

great game, great time

11:04 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Wow, what a game. It's the 1st Iron Bowl in a long time that has been a great game. I hate that we lost it, but I'm very proud of our team tonight. I think there is a bright future and it should be very interesting to see what happens over the next few years.

A couple of observations...

We've got to get a play for 3rd and 1 or 2. I believe it was the 1st drive of the 2nd half where we had it 3rd and one and from the shot gun Todd dropped back even further for a screen that didn't work.

We have to use some of the misdirection and fakes beyond the first 2 drives of the game just to keep the D honest. It seems we stop with those plays after the script is up and we go stale. 1st down was almost always a Tate run up the gut after the first couple of drives.

If Todd had the arm he had at the start of the year, we blow them off the field today.

In our close home losses on our last drive we've had penalties and drops, it happened again tonight. Clock management was pretty bad on that last drive.

My hat's off to Alabama, that last drive of theirs was something special. I still hate them, but they went 70+ yards and scored and left us with almost no time while converting 3 3rd downs.

My hat's also off you Roof and our D, what a game plan they had and it almost worked to perfection. Josh Bynes dripped the now non-Heisman candidate every time he had the ball.

I'm tired and still slightly grumpy from the loss, so I'll spare any other thoughts.

War Eagle everyone!

11:06 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

I don't think you spared many thoughts.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

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11:10 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

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11:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Also, we have to figure out how to step on the gas up 14-0.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Carm - I don't understand what you're trying to say.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

that is a real pain in the ass

11:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Well, now that those other pesky comments have been deleted, I guess it makes sense now.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

Come here patch and I will whisper it to you and make you understand maybe.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

Peter now you know.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Patch?

11:17 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Well damn.

11:19 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Had a good time today. Could've been the best time ever. I'm pissed we lost, but so pleased with what showed. Bama knows we're coming for them. Ain't gonna just roll over.

It was great to meet and put some faces (and real names) with several Hotties today, which include, cincy, Jet, Kristina, Lord Byron, NoVa Tiger, PF, THT, Mrs THT, wtc, and any others I may have forgotten.

Had a swell time. Better days lie ahead.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

Are you going to pretend you don't know that Patch refers to you, Norm. Although, Earl said he has patches too, but he's not here right now.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yes, I know. It was time for a new pic and that seemed like a good one.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Carmela said...

If you say so.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Sorry I missed you E and E-Bro. But at least we spoke. So there's that.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yes, I say so.

11:29 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Norm...sorry we missed you as well. Sorry also for the awkward silence when I was suppose to say hello. It happens.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

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11:29 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Rod Gilmore is absolutely slamming us (has at least three different times tonight during the Boise St game) for our clock management at the end of the game...as if that's the main reason we lost. As if we definitely would have scored a TD otherwise.

Was it poor clock management? You betcha, but I'm gonna look at the 7 minute drive as the main reason we lost

Below me d-bag.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT - thanks for the GREAT coverage, as usual. Hope you're thawed out by now.

12:15 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Taking inspiration from the great PF, we made the 500.0 mile drive in 7 hours flat, or perhaps a shade under. Stopped for dinner at the original Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Hapeville.

12:15 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

We had a wonderful visit to the Loveliest Village, despite the outcome of the game. So much fun meeting the Hotties, including the head of an Asian country!

12:15 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I was greatly impressed with our defensive effort today. Wish we could have grabbed a few turnovers.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I hope those few plays that haven't gained net yardage for the season are thrown out of the play book. Y'all know which ones I'm talking about.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Molly and I just finished our bowls of ice cream, just in time for...

12:17 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

12:17 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

THT...again, thanks so much for the ticket. So very much appreciated.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

You're welcome, E-Bro.

Speaking of thanks, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Cincy and Cincy's hubby and beautiful family, including the canines, for a DEEEE LISHUS breakfast. And another to The Zookeeper & Earl for letting us crash their tailgate this season. Let's do it again next year!

WARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

12:31 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

One of the CFN writers assumes that Auburn fans hate Chizik now b/c of the one minute drill at the end.

Boy has he really misread the pulse of Auburn fans.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Time to go catch up on Monk and White Collar. (I still think DVR is too expensive, btw).

Oh, congrats FSJ for a great win. I still hate UA-T and always will.

12:33 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning, Hotties! It is great to be an Auburn Tiger!!!

LOVED having everyone at breakfast yesterday. Thanks to Peter & his brother, THT & Mrs. THT, Lord Byron, wtc, NoVa Tiger and his daughter, Eddie and E-Bro, Hoopie and his wife and daughter (I hope I'm not leaving anyone out - it was kind of crazy) for making it a great tailgate! Sorry we didn't get to see the rest of you. Kathy, I am so sorry we didn't see you. We were trying to keep an eye on the gate.

Can't wait to do this again next year. Maybe we will have furniture then :)

7:22 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Oh, and Peter, my son LOVED the little gift you left. Thanks ;^)

7:23 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

It was great meeting so many of you yesterday. Thanks Kristina and Cincy for your wonderful hospitality.

I think Chizik's comments are right on. They played a great game and built a good foundation.

The fourth quarter showed our lack of depth. The defense didn't have enough left to stop them and I think exhaustion played a role in the poor clock management.

I'm proud of this team and proud to be an Auburn Tiger.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Great to meet everyone yesterday... Cincy... time got away from me but I will make it a point to see you next year....

War Eagle...

And in the words of Mrs. THT.... HOTTIE HO!!!

7:50 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

By the way, don't know if anyone else noticed it, but during the post game prayer at midfield a lot of blue out there, and I only saw one white jersey. So my hat's off to Greg McElroy for his sportsmanship after the game and staying out for the prayer.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I feel no better about the loss than I did last night.


The future looks bright though.

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

I'm tired.

And I LOVE AUBURN!!!

8:02 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

LT,

I feel ya on that.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

RK, I thought there were a few more. Maybe not. Props to him, though.

Looking into the eyes of some of those kids that headed straight to the locker room was pretty crazy, though. There was a lot of emotion...and Coleman did indeed have a tear or two streaming down his face. Wish I had a picture.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Don't see any Bama flags glying in Florida. For that, I am thankful.

8:09 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

PF,

He was the only one that I saw, there could have been more.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Bro. Jet, The Minister of Hate said...

I don't expect the likes of Rod Gilmore, the bloggy types from College Football News or anyone else that harps too much on the clock management at the end to have a sense of perspective about all of this.

Yeah, we weren't sharp in that 1:39. Our resident/blogger gave the staff an A-minus for the game with the ding for the last 1:39. That's fair.

The big picture is a lot more favorable. In comparison, a team that lost 36-0 a year ago to this opponent brought a weaker defense to the fight and, through guile and guts, posted 21 points against one of the best (if not the best) defense in the country. I thought we were gonna get mashed like Thanksgiving potatoes because the matchups were awful, and folks like Evans and Thorpe would be fleeced. It didn't happen, although Neiko was picked on some on the final drive.

No complaints here. Our coaches are in the mix for some of the best recruits in the nation. How could they not like what they saw yesterday?

It looked like a year ago that we wanted to roll over as a program. Today, the sun is shining like it was in 1981 after the 315 game. You got us yesterday. Don't get comfy with it.

We will battle you every single day.

8:10 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Yea, If I hear moral victory again I willl vomit. We lost lets say what it says. We put up a fight. BUt like UK,Ark and UGA we should have won, no bones about it.

Chris Todd helped us in many ways yesterday but he still showed he loves to turn the ball over. The sacks he took, the fumble, the interceptions, the almost interceptions. He has heart, but I will not miss Chris Todd.

Defense-They did the best they could, but they ran out of gas. If we had any backups worth a damn we might could have held on. I hate we lost for AC and Ben Tate.

Lee Ziemba-false start, wwhat the hell?

Malzaln kept Bamas bigger defense off set the first half, but as always he went away from what got us there and went vanilla. That killed us.

Player of the game was Greg McElroy, we blitzed and he ate us alive. I didnt liker how he blew us kisses after his touchdown to Peek. I am glad Bates gave him a forearm to the head.

No moral victories, but hey we made a bowl game, so at least I have something to watch next month.

War Eagle and Go Gators. Plus I am glad we stopped Ingram, no heisman for a bammer, ever......

8:14 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jet,

This team is probably very much like the 1981 Iron Bowl in that it was a battle that wasn't won, but it set the stage for future battles that will be one. It sucks to lose either way, but we are in far better shape than we were 365 days ago.


PDWT,

Ziemba's false start kept us from getting a turnover on our last drive. I think it was Isom with the false start on the last drive.

8:20 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Correction Ziemba's false start kept us from getting a turnover on our 2nd drive...on what would have been Kodi's interception.

8:23 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

For all the talk about the 1989 game, yesterday's game resembled the 1979 game more, outside of the locale.

Steadman Shealy engineered a late touchdown drive in that game against a valiant Auburn team to win the game and allow Alabama to play for a bigger prize.

8:23 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

That's what I get for thinking a sentence ahead.

8:24 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

I mentioned last night that Jones uses the ref as a screen coming accross the middle to drop the LB. That is perfectly legal and smart. Thorpe needed to recognize that after the 2nd time and nail him before the ball is even thrown, which is legal (needed to crunch the ref too so it looks like they all got tangled)
I am not displeased with our effort. only the outcome.

8:28 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Thorpe has all the skills to be an All-SEC level corner, but McFadden really needed to be on Jones.

Thorpe has been abused this season.

8:29 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

If I hear anymore about AU using trick plays, etc.. Someone is gonna get punched in the mouth.

I hate talking to IDIOTS that no nothing about football. When I told one goob that UA ran a 'trick play' he said they don't have to run them and never would. Did hemiss the Ingram pss to Jones that started as a sweep play? Some people only see what they want to see.

8:32 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

One thing I hope the staff can work on in the off season is how to adjust to a defense that has figured us out after the 1st quarter.

Gus scripts a good first couple of drives, but it seems after the first two or 3 drives all the motion and fakes are out of the playbook.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Hey FSJ.

8:35 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Also, I know Arenas is a great returner, but wow we struggled with kickoffs and punt coverage. In the first half Bama's average starting field position was almost midfield.

8:36 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I don't know if anybody has these numbers or not, but I would be interested in seeing Auburn's offensive stats for the last three quarters.

Alabama either adjusted well (with the obvious exception of the long pass) or Gus got off of the stuff that had us confused earlier, as RK suggested..

I suspect a little of both.

wtc, we know now why Ingram doesn't throw. Jones should have been an easy TD there.

8:37 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

What up PF?

8:38 AM  
Blogger Hoopie's Hatin' on Bama said...

I'm 80% proud that is tempered with 20% disappointment. The disappointment is only because we came so close.

Can't see picking apart any certain aspect of the game. Jet's got it right looking at the big picture.

Got to meet PF, E-Bro, Eddie, THT(Mrs THT), Lord Byron and Cincy at Cincy's. Cincy, thanks for being such a great hostess. Regrettably, we were running late and couldn't make it to the other Hottie tailgates.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Hoopie's Hatin' on Bama said...

FSJ ....from the Bama viewpoint, I can see the 1979 game comparison.

Oh ..except the game location was much better.

8:41 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

FSJ,

We had right around 150 total yards at the end of the 1st quarter and 332 for the entire game.

I hate using "if's", but if Todd had hit Trott on either of those two passes he airmailed on the 3rd drive...

8:42 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Peter,
My son-in-law, the future lawyer, thinks you have an awesome job.

8:45 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Damn!!!

8:45 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Anybody ready for the Tebow lovefest today?

8:46 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

So what bowl game are we going to?

8:47 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Let's get it started, FSJ. I LOVE TEBOW!!!

8:49 AM  
Blogger IV said...

J-Z,

I think P'ville got lucky last night. What say you?

8:49 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

IV, you headed to Tuscaloosa Friday?

8:50 AM  
Blogger IV said...

I love Tebow.

8:50 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

We beat the #1 team in the state. Sometimes you need luck. Sometimes you need Nick Perry to make a big stop.

8:51 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Hell no. I have sworn off ever going back to that place. Hate to miss P'ville play but damn having to go to t-looser to see them. I will wait until they play in JH next year.

8:52 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

We didn't stay long last night at the H.S. game.

It was freeeeeeezzzzzzzinnnnnngggg...

8:53 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Auburn High seems to have a bad defense because the Lions sure couldn't do much offensively.

8:53 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Shut up Bammer.

8:54 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Did I mention I love Tebow?

8:55 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Not much left to say today. As I read the articles and watch the TV, it's quite apparent people see what they want to see. I've never heard so many different versions of yesterday's game!

I do know that Chiz and Co have me VERY EXCITED for the future of Auburn. It's quite apparent if we had a 2nd team defense and offense, we would have won yesterday. The team was gassed. Wait until Roof and Malzahn get their players! And I predict Rollison to be a much better QB than Todd. He has had a year with Gus. Auburn will be on top again, sooner than most people realize.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

THT, maybe the Tebow lovefest will be tempered by the "concern" over TWoods car wreck ...geez. ESPN is becoming a gossip rag.

8:56 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

I'm with you IV. I think I'm going to watch this one on TV. I really hope Les Miles decides to play Sam Gibson at QB when he gets to Baton Rouge. That should free up another W for the Tigers in the west. Kid's a great athlete with a 50 cent head.

8:57 AM  
Blogger IV said...

7 and 5 is much better than most anyone would have believed this team would do this year. I am very proud of them but I am concerned that we only went 3 and 5 in the conference. The wins were nice but the WV win is the only one that seems so impressive now that I look at it in retrospect. We have got to do better next year in conference play and I truly believe they will.

8:59 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Anybody else think it's suspicious that Tiger's wife had to use a golf club to "break out the back window" to get him out of the car? Yeah... that's what happened.

8:59 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I think Tiger got caught creepin' and she beat the hell out of him.

JMO.

9:00 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

I concur.

9:01 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Yea, my first thoughts were that TW wasn't going out at that time of the morning, he was coming in. Don't know what happened after that but I don't really care.

9:03 AM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

I think if we'd executed in the kicking game, we'd have won. Their average starting field position must have been something like their own 45.

Horrible kicking, kick coverage...we had two terrible punts in the first half, too. The short field is what ultimately led the sister-humpers to victory.

Screw those white trash MFers for doing their "rammer jammer" cheer. They took their first lead with less than 90 seconds on the clock. Uneducated trailer-living pukes.

9:04 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Also, the airbags didn't deploy...

Supposedly there is some chick (with a website) that is the rumored other woman.

9:05 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

J Kev...

Read some of the stuff from yesterday. Hate bama and bama fans all you want, but the John Mark Stallings comments were way off base.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Tyrik Rollison FB status, "Work starts now...I hope tha SEC ready!"

9:06 AM  
Blogger Anna Kathryn said...

Did you guys hear that Tebow and Riley Cooper are roommates? And they love to hook up for TD passes? And they live together? It's true.

9:12 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Seriously... Are we going to Shreveport, Nashville, or Birmingham for the bowl game?

9:16 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I hate playiing just good enough to lose. I don't believe in moral victories. I do believe this Auburn Team played one hell-of-a-game. There is no quit in them or the coaches. A play here or there made the difference as it always does in close games. War Eagle and I am looking forward to next year.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Tebow dates one of my daughter's sorority sisters. He's a great kid, and I'm a gator fan next week!

9:20 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

j-z it won't be decided until after the Ga/Gatech and SC/Clemson
games today.

9:20 AM  
Blogger IV said...

J-Z, ditto on the comment to J Kev, way off base.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Digger, we ran out of gas. We have SERIOUS depth issues. Chiz and Co will correct that, starting in January.

9:21 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I've heard Memphis as an option too j-z. Don't know if that is true or not.

If I were an Auburn fan, I'd hope like heck for Nashville....Assuming Atlanta is out of the picture.

I love Nashville.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I try to tell myself that, Cincy...and I'll try to bring more appropriate gifts next time. Had several of those, but was told your son was the only one that would appreciate it. The first rule in writing about knowing your audience translates into other areas of life, I guess...thanks again for the hospitality. You and your fam are wonderful.

9:23 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Kathy no doubt about that they were gased on that last drive. It showed on almost ever play. Things are looking up for next year.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

can someone tell me what the heck the Florida Citrus Bowl officials were doing at the game yesterday? I understood the others I saw, but that one baffled me.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Bro. Jet, The Minister of Hate said...

Here's what I've seen on Facebook ...

"trickeration"

"Aubs eat boogs" -- from an employee of the University of Alabama system whose job it is to positively influence the governmental/PR agenda for that system.

"AU fans now magically become Gator fans. Stay classy Barn." -- I remember skipping an important Auburn to sadly, but with honor, carry his mother's casket.

"The game was never in doubt."

"I tip my hat to Awbarn College." -- to a local attorney who's undergrad diploma reads "Auburn University" and whose law degree was earned at night school, not at his beloved university's law school.

And, yes, Rammer Jammer made its appearance.

But, again, their Patron Saint referred to us as the "Cow College."

9:25 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Memphis and Nashville would both be alright with me. We had a great time at the Vandy game last year, even with the crappy outcome.

I've been to Shreveport for a bowl game. Once was too much.

9:25 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

IF we had won they might have had an interest

9:26 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

j-z....

Here's the stuff about Tiger I was talking about...Also ID's the supposed "other" woman.

Tiger

9:26 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

This game indicates that a rested AU team will show up real well in Nashvile. I hope the "bowl-pickers" realize that.

Nashvegas is our best option.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Bro. Jet, The Minister of Hate said...

And here's where we are ...

FSJ, I think your 1979 perspective is a common one among your brethren. You see this as a valiant Auburn effort that was a mere moment in time. Nothing else. When you look on your sideline, all is right with world and and you look on our sideline, you see Doug Barfield.

And for many -- most? -- of my kind, we see 1981. We see the guy who's ready to fight the war. We think we'll be battling you in the streets, in the living rooms and on the field. We'll get our share, and we'll lose our share.

Maybe it's somewhere in the middle. Who knows? We all will in time.

9:30 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

The bammers that are so arrogant that they can say it was never in doubt are also so stupid they stand in the rain and say look at all those sun drops. You can't even educate stupidity.

9:31 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Herbstreit just made my day with the "why is everyone still talking about Notre Dame when they aren't a relevant football program and haven't been since 1993".

9:33 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Oh digger...it was in doubt..

The only thing that wasn't in doubt was the fact that I was about to puke.

9:33 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Yeah RK...I heard that too..

But if ND gets the right coach they'll be back.

9:34 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Big Big difference in 1979 - 1981 and also 1979 and 2009. Coching being the BIG difference

9:35 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

FSJ I was thinking more about some Bama fans that never really get it.

9:36 AM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

Snacks, there was one outside-shot scenario for the Capital One:

1. we beat bama;

2. State beats Ole Miss; and

3. Arky beats LSU.

You'd have 3 8-4 teams, who had round-robin'd each other. Our last win of the season would have been against the #2 team.

An Ole Miss buddy broke it down for me during halftime yesterday. Way too many if's, but it was possible.

9:38 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hey Peter,
Both my son and son-in-law appreciate your type of gifts. You know i am a wine only girl. But the boys would love those gifts anytime you come to call!

9:40 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Other than planting pine trees with a dibble, I can think of no other job that sucks more than matching a week's worth of socks.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Cincy ...after we left yesterday(too quickly I might add), my daughter adeptly noted the proximity of your abode to the original Momma G's.

Location, Location ...

9:48 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Thanks for the breakdown, Biff. I hadn't considered that we were realistically still in the running...

9:53 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

j-z - matched socks magically appear in my dresser every week. Some people have made the preposterous claim that I am spoiled.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

enjoy a look at your butt, cause you're showing it.

9:58 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Run along Salsa...

9:59 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Salsa - I'm too smart to look at a link you provide, but I'm guessing the Heisman Trophy isn't in that picture?

10:04 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If the bowl is in Nashville or Atlanta I'll be there. If it's Memphis or Shreiveport, I'll be watching on TV.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

That's my plan too WERK.

10:07 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Looking back I see there was an Aero fly by on the HABOTN yesterday, nice to see he still looks in.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

wow. a bammer telling another bammer to shut up. I'm coming down off my hate for you, FSJ. It's not leaving, just toning down.Expect it to come back in full force next November.

10:08 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sadly I had to defend FSJ on here on my way down to the game. So maybe me defending a Bammer on the day of the game was what cost us the game.

I'll take the blame...however it just wasn't cool someone using insults about a special needs child to insult Bama.

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

FSJ: Salsa got run.

AK: Tebow + Riley Cooper = TLF

Everyone else: Thanks for making the HABOTN so awesome. I have a great time here, I have a great time meeting y'all and I think it'll keep getting better.

I'm talking about the blog and the team.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FSJ - I still think you must be some kind of covert effort to brainwash us Aubies into not hating UA-T so much. Well, I may let my guard down a bit, but MrsTHT is always around to snap me out of it.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

During that last drive, they showed Etheridge on the sideline. You could see the disappointment. He wanted to be out there so bad. God bless that young man. He gave a lot to this Auburn football team.

10:16 AM  
Blogger scottatl said...

Didnt this used to be blog where fans of any team were welcome....

Its still better than most, but when i read stuff like 'hate' 'bammers' 'barners' it make me shake my head....who are these people, and if someone cheering for another team leads you to making assumptions about that person, its sad.

Ive always had a theory - If you got football fans from all SEC schools in a room but you couldnt say who you pulled for, they would all get along, as they predictably share a number of things in common-but when each realized their rooting interest all hell would break loose............weird

10:26 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I hate for the seniors to go out like that. Up 14-0 on both UGA and Alabama in the 1st quarter to lose close ones in the end.

This year was a building block to something much better, but it always sucks to lose those games.

10:26 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Damn Gameday and their feel good human interest stories.

10:26 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Scott,

I think you are thinking too deeply on the "hate" thing. In my opinion any Bama fan who has shown up on this site has been treated very well, even Salsa.

10:27 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

scott...

Most of the "hate" this week was all in fun. The past two days there has been some from a couple of fans of both sides that was a little over the line. That is the exception to the rule and the good posters here are not afraid to call out bad behavior. That's what makes this place different. Jay G, and the community members don't accept crap like that.

10:29 AM  
Blogger scottatl said...

rk i agree.

This site is still tops

All other places are cesspools of humanity

10:29 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

yeah..what RK said.

10:29 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I'm not crazy enough to think that FSU can win on the road...but I hope they give the Gators a physical game...

10:33 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm almost feeling happy for another Hottie, i.e. ROFer FSJ. I'm going to take a long hot shower and hopefully that will cleanse me of that misdirected emotion.

on a separate note, MrsTHT just left to run some errands before all the games start today. She looked HOT in her HABOTN cap!

10:35 AM  
Blogger scottatl said...

When I was congratulating Bama fans on my walk to the car yesterday....most were stunned as that though there were prepared I would say something disparaging. I did see some classless fans though giving the gator chomp which was odd....After a great game like that, people form both teams should have a beer together and talk about a classic Iron Bowl in my opinion

10:35 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Agreed scott...

I encountered many more good fans than bad ones.

For all the talk about how intense the rivalry is...Auburn (even during a loss) doesn't rank on my top ten worst experiences.

Ole Miss and Tennessee retired the trophy.

Granted I've never had to deal with LSU fans in Baton Rouge after a game...primarily because every time I've been down there we've beat them so bad they were running for the exits in the fourth quarter.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Norm, are you out there this morning?

10:39 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FSJ - as I've said before, after visiting T'loser for the '04 Iron Bowl, I had to work a whole lot harder at hating UA-T. Several years of therapy have helped.

Only went to Knoxville once and I don't remember that much cause it was so long ago. After UT ran the opening KO for a TD, I think my brain shut down the memory input.

Athens & BTR fans I've seen are just plain mean and ugly. I obviously haven't seen PF's inlaws. I need to go to The Swamp and The Grove.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

THT - I am now. Nice meeting you and the family yesterday. Sorry 2.0 wasn't there with y'all.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Here we go.

10:48 AM  
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