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12.29.2009

Early notes

Hey everyone. Auburn recently completed a 90-minute practice at University of Tampa. Here's what two principles had to say about the morning's events.

  • Josh Bynes on focusing amid bowl hoopla: ``Practice is going well. Everybody is into it. A lot of guys say it's hard to focus because it's a bowl game -- all the things we've got going on. In meetings, everybody's into it. We're having a great time, but at the same time we're working hard on being a good team."

  • Bynes on riding rollercoasters at Busch Gardens: ``I got talked into it by Mike (Goggans) and Byron Isom. There were a lot of guys scared to get on rides, but it was a lot of fun."

  • Bynes on why Auburn's defense was better during the season's second half: ``We came with a mindset that we're going to come after the other team. We were tired of hearing everybody saying this defense isn't good. We came up with a great scheme. Our whole mentality is: Three downs. That's all we've been thinking about for the second half of the season."

  • Gene Chizik on today's practice: ``I felt like the tempo was up. It was a little shorter today because of some of the events. We're coming down to the end of the week anyway. This was our Wednesday-ish practice for game week. Good work today. I think we're going in the right direction."

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

43 Comments:

Blogger FSJ said...

Yo

11:02 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

bammer alert!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT - thanks! I'm ready to go bowlin'!!!

WARRRRRRRR EAGLE!!! HEY!!!

11:05 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Jay,

What kind of recorder do you use for your interviews?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Great photo! Coach Chiz almost got in the way!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

J-Z, sorry I wasn't there for you on your earlier smack-talk. As I mentioned yesterday, the innertubes here at work are having problems. AT&T is currently digging up the parking lot in front of my building.

11:08 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

En fuego

11:08 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I use an Olympus DS-330 ... circa 2002.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Thanks wtc for the input on Reed. I guess nothing is ever definite until signing day.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

YOU SELECT NICE TOPIC.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Get yourself some Old Crow, some peppermint, peyote, a Vicodin and some Thorazine to take the edge off.

I bet that's tasty.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

That's J-Z's regular tailgating checklist.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Till Death Do Us Party

11:21 AM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

You forgot the popcorn, Count Chocula.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

according to a Facebook post by some random website (AuburnEagle), Cam Newton is delaying his decision again, to Jan 2nd now.

11:24 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Your creation is nice.

11:25 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I'm out of breath chasing you guys from thread to thread. JGT slow down.
Good morning hotties; feel better Scottie.
IV I will be on I20 heading to hotlanta same time your are on I85 if you get up early. Will see you in Tampa.

11:26 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Why the defensive resurgence? I think a lot of it has to do with the coaches being willing to be more aggressive knowing that the depth issues weren't as big of a concern because the season was coming to an end and they had some breaks.

11:30 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

thanks to the hottie love today i do feel better. not good, but better. my day is almost half over. i'm trying to hang on.

11:31 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Sounds like Cam Newton can't make his mind up or is playing games with recruiting. Just for once I would like to see a recruit announce his commitment and the school come back and say nope, sorry, we found someone else.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Oh yes, I forgot that he is now going with peppermint/peyote popcorn. As you know, one of the side effects of this combo is spewage.

11:43 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

I thought Newtons announcement for tomorrow between Au and MSu is a go

11:45 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Digger,

I think that you will probably be ahead of us. The #1 son and I will leave P'ville around 7 AM CT Thurs. Hopefully arriving in downtown Atlanta on Peachtree to retreive #2 son around 11 AM ET. Then down I-75 to Tampa. We won't get on I-285 at all. Anyway I am looking forward to meeting my upper classman in Tampa and no I haven't forgot the rat's pledge.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Wade said...

Cam Newton’s decision is delayed to Saturday at the earliest. This according to CN's dad as reported by our friends @ AuburnUndercover.com

11:48 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Scott Choc,

I thought J-Z wanted to talk smack with you. You show up and he gets quiet. You must know something on him and he doesn't talk so much when you are around. Just like him, fold when the pressure is on. BTW everybody, has Kristina been on here lately. I need to know when Michael is kidding.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

This is entertaining:


AU plays of the decade

11:50 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

So the rumor is the James kid wore sunglasses to a practice and told the coach that the Doctor said they would help him heal faster.

Coach says I will do you one better and puts him in a dark room.

Coach gets suspendy.

Man, I wish my childhood were so hard.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

IV, you are right. I have tons of dirt on J-Z. On the other hand, he's got nothing on me. If he says he does, just remember that he has probably just ingested some type of mind-altering substance, so is understandably confused.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

What are the Hotties who are going to Tampa planning to do on New Year's Eve? My dad and I don't get in until 8:20 pm, then have to wait for my brother's flight until about 10:00, so we have to have a plan/destination in mind when leaving the TPA airport.

12:06 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I'm up for nearly anything Scott Choc. Still haven't heard any ideas about plans from the rest though.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I think the Newton recruitment is between Auburn and Mississippi State.

From what I can tell, he has the potential to make either program's season next year.

Season changing recruit.

12:13 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Mark, that is the way I understand it. He would apparently have more competition to start at Oklahoma. With only two years of eligibility left, that wouldn't be a smart move.

12:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

AC flat out wrecking people is what I think the biggest difference our D had later in the year.

12:42 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

AC had a great second half. enough to secure a 3rd team All-American finish by the Sporting News. that works for me.

12:57 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

WILL HERRING!

1:07 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

MRtommy,Scottchoc, IV, THT and all other hotties headed for Tampa I am ready for any get together we can do. Looks like no one wants to take the lead so I plan on playing it by ear or what ever. From what I unerstand several of us will be at the Extended Stay America on West Spruce St. This is not far from the stadium. If someone knows a good meeting place spill it out and I will be there. If not can we meet at this Motel?

1:22 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Also I hope to be there no later than 6:00 pm ET. THT and I are going to try to meet for Dinner, come one come all.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I think Cam is waiting to watch AU play.

... Posted atop a boathouse at Lake Martin.

1:29 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Phred, I think I owe you $20. Please message me on facebook.

1:39 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Not sure how to get in touch with you gang, once you're down there. I guess drop me an email note and I can send you a number

1:48 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Your Creation is Nice. I like the HEADLINES from your articles. They're excellent.

Jet - the book is excellent and I've read it at least three times, the movie is good too and I've seen it start to finish multiple times over the years. Not sure what dude was thinking to turn down the offer to play that role in subsequent movies.

I've had an enjoyable day of getting a haircut and the truck oil changed, now I have to finish the job of getting the Christmas decorations down since my hot wife had to take a break for a nap or something equally important.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Suggestion: All Tampa-bound Hotties should email cell#s to the others.

I've not been in Tampa since the late 80's. If it's still there, the "original Hooters" was on the right side of Gulf-to-Bay Blvd going into Clearwater. This Hooters employed many of the Tampa Bay Buc cheerleaders ...never seen another Hooters even close to that much talent.

Tio Pepe's Restaurant on G-t-B had one of the better steaks I've had.

2:05 PM  

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