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12.10.2009

Going through the postseason motions

Hey everyone. Your favorite head coach made his first December trip to Tampa today for an Outback Bowl appearance.

The two coaches, both athletic directors and a bunch of well-to-do people from the Tampa/St. Pete area congregated at Raymond James Stadium for the event. Pictures were taken. Balls were autographed. A semi-real document was signed. A good time reportedly was had by all.

Here is more photographic evidence of Chizik's three-hour tour in Tampa:



Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

61 Comments:

Blogger jhag said...

uno

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Dos.

9:32 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

Equis

9:33 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

quatros

9:36 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't drink beer often, but when I do?

9:36 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Stay thirsty, my friends.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

US Womens Olympic Hockey Team to be announced on 12/17 at Mall of America.

JayGT - can you live blog that for us?

9:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

that's a lot of footballs, btw.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I drink Dos Equis.

9:44 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I live vicariously through...myself.

9:47 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

I live vicariously through myself.

9:48 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

I speak French... In Russian.

9:49 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I once had an awkward moment...just to see how it felt

9:50 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

watch 5 star Matt Elam switch his commitment from UF to FSU soon

9:54 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

So LSU taking UF's WR coach Billy Gonzales as an OC? LSU wants in on that spread huh

9:56 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

It seems weird to me that Colt McCoy won all the Player of the Year awards tonight.

Hopefully that prefaces something similar happening on Saturday night, but maybe they just vote on these other awards before the championship games.

9:57 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Man, this beats the heck out of no bowl game. Actually, the only thing that could have been worse last year would for us to have made a bowl, though. I wouldn't have wanted to see the result.

9:58 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

People hang on my every word ... even the prepositions.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

early in 2nd period Canucks 3 Thrashers 1

Daniel Sedin with a hatless hat trick. (Apparently the home crowd was unaware he had been credited for the Canucks 2nd goal).

10:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Canucks 4
Thrashers 1

4th tally came 4:51 into 2nd period

10:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Ingram pulling away from the field in the misguided Heisman voting

10:18 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Don't forget to sign up for the HABOTN Bowl Pick'em! This can be found on Yahoo!

This group is FREE.

Group ID# is 12699 and Password is: outback



Once you sign up, take note of the Commish Note and sign up for the wager group as well.

10:38 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

So... everybody is going to FSU now? o-kay...

Jimbo pimping out coeds like Kiffen... or are they handing out stacks of cash?

10:39 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I heard they are giving out Dillard's gift cards.

10:43 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Who knows...their class went from 37th to 9th since Jimbo has taken over

10:43 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Kelly to ND, that's what ESPN is saying...or am I that late?

10:45 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Jimbo's committed to restoring Florida State to where it once was. He's giving out Free Shoes!

10:46 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Sean... you're late to the party... but thanks for the newsflash

10:47 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Yeah, I figured. I think Jhag's new manlove is Jimbo Fisher.

10:49 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Sean it might be, uh oh...Thats who I wanted Auburn to get last year

10:52 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

But what about Brett? Does he know about this?

10:53 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I heard that Brett Favre just committed to FSU... he switched his commitment from the vikings.
He liked the fact that the figure head was no longer there and Jimbo was clearly in control, rather than just rumored... and he also likes that Jimbo only has half of a coaching staff right now....

10:53 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

http://www.tomahawknation.com/2009/12/7/1189140/how-will-jimbo-fisher-change

read that if you ever get time and tell me you dont buy Jimbo...
Nick Saban and Bobby Bowden as his mentors...no possible way to get better than that

10:57 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Kate Hudson on Letterman right now.

Wow.

11:03 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

The fact that she seems unable to complete a sentence is, however, a little less appealing.

Almost Famous is still a great movie, though.

11:06 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

nice legs...

11:08 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yep.

11:11 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Those look like Tennessee Footballs...

5:22 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Wow, Jay G. You like the NFL networks broadcast? It just seem minor league to me. Their camera crew misses a lot of action and they have Matt Millen.

6:34 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

E-Bro,

She was married to Chris Robinson, I'd say she's had some chemicals in her body that might mess with her speaking ability.

6:37 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

So what did I miss while I was at AU yesterday. Any more recruiting news happening?

6:56 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

wtc,
That's what we count on you for, even though you don't follow recruiting. What did you hear about the big time recruit you mentioned?

7:03 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

re: Brian Kelly, I would've done the same thing. Total BS to go undefeated in a BCS conference (or period...I'm looking at you Boise) and not even be in the DISCUSSION for a national championship. This year is just like 2004, the teams were decided by week 6 at the latest, and nobody else was gonna get in if there weren't slip-ups (not that Cincy 2009 = Auburn 2004, but the mentality of the voters towards them is similar).

Not saying he will win at ND (please, no more history lessons about the demise of the program, we've all watched it together), but if he does win, this will never happen to him again...plus its a lot of money.

7:04 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Heard one of the cincy players talking about Kelly on the radio this mornign. Sounded betrayed by his coach. It kind of confirms the feelings some of you were having about his "used car salesman" feel. Not that there's anything wrong with being a used car salesman.

I understand his players being down, but this sounded a little more than down. One of those "I am not going to coach at Notre Dame" convincing his boys he's going to be there for the next year. Then signing a new contract @ ND.

I think Kelly is going to find out pretty quick he won't be able to recruit At Notre Dame like he did at Cincy. I give him three years.

7:04 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

All coaches are used car salesmen...at least the good ones.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

can't recruit at ND like Cincy???? Yeah right. Analyze Weis's classes vs Kelly's over the last 5 years. That's not because Mount Charley is a better recruiter.


I don't get the used car salesman thing. Used car salesmen are sleazy because they're less than honest. Kelly has been truthful, and open the whole way. Nobody should be surprised that the transmission fell out. He told them up front that it wasn't attached. The players have the right to be upset, but they need to aim that at the system that says that puts a glass ceiling on places like Cincy.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Links to Kelly's "I'm not going to be the next coach at ND" comments? All I've heard from him is that he's talking to them and would be entertain what they had to say.

7:22 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU has a secret visitor this weekend that is not showing on the boards. Name to be revealed later today.
I will say that according to many, AU has stopped recruting one of the top backs in the country. In fact, thay have not contacted him in over 4+ weeks. (Maybe they know who they are going to get?)

7:22 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I keep doing a double take when I see Cincy, thinking someone is talking to me! But, alas, no.

Good morning, Hotties!!! Another party today, but for only 6. Have I said that I love having parties??

7:22 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Ok, wtc, when can you give us names? Who are they not recruiting? Initials?

7:23 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning peeps. What'd I miss on the last thread and the last 50 or so comments from the thread prior to that one (AU Lands Three...)? Though I'm officially off work for a few days, given what I do I'm never truly off. And, the hot wife has plenty of things for me to do which of course I comply happily. So, I haven't been able to read with you for a couple of days.

7:24 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I hear you PF, but when you find out from the media about your coach leaving, the same day as your awards banquet. I mean come on man, have a team meeting or something.

Now all that being said, he could very well be another Paul Johnson type that wins EVERYWHERE he goes.

7:24 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

My Steelers picked a good night to lose to the Browns, nobody on ESPN is talking about anything other than the ND coaching situation.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

you gotta put that on ND for having employees that call ESPN. and leak stuff He closed the banquet to the media at the last minute so he could talk to his guys on the same day the deal was finalized. His guys knew he was in negotiations. It sucks how it went down, but I don't blame Kelly for that.

7:34 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

JG, scoop me up one of those autographed Chiz footballs. sweet!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jay G went to Tampa to watch some ridiculous ceremony and some dude signing footballs?

7:43 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

we didn't really go PF, but we all know how connected our man JG is. he can get anything!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

true. he probably plays xbox live with the bowl guys. I think that's how Auburn got in to the Outback bowl. Jay G didn't want to go to Shreveport,and xbox lived it up with the Outback dudes until they granted his wishes.

7:48 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

that's a cool conspiracy theory PF. i'm sure it's not too far off. :)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ ... and it has good news for you.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Taylor said...

With Tyrik, Dyer, Lattimore, McCaleb, Benton and Reed Auburn offense will be the most unstoppable in football. Two losses next year NC. 2011

1:01 PM  

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