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McCalebb's numbers tell the story

Hey everyone. Merry Christmas Eve to all you HOTTIES out there.

I'm doing a little work this evening amid the rain. Well, I'm not in the rain. I'd rather be in the snow ...

With rain falling around central Alabama, I am working on a little piece about your favorite rail-thin tailback. He wears No. 23. His name is Onterio.

So he plays the first four games of the season. He feels great.
LOU TECH, 22-148, 1 TD
MS STATE, 16-114, 1 TD
WEST VIR, 8-20, 0 TD
BALL STA, 8-83, 1 TD
54-365, 6.75 ypc, 3 TDs

... then he gets hurt on a fake punt. It's his left ankle.
U. TENNE, 13-51, 0 TD
U. ARKAN, 6-23, 1 TD
U. KENTU, 7-22, 0 TD
LA STATE, 3-3, 0 TD
29-99, 3.4 ypc, 1 TD

... then he sits out two games and regains his ability to cut.
U. GEORG, 11-60, 0 TD
U. ALABA, 5-23, 0 TD
16-83, 5.18 ypc, 0 TD

A healthy McCalebb is a very good tailback.

Have a nice day.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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Blogger Kathy said...

We need a heathly OM.

5:20 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Congrats Kathy for being first.

5:24 PM  
Blogger IV said...

And congrats to me for being second.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Happy Holidays, JGT!

Kathy with Christmas Eve substance!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Misspelled substance!!! We need a "healthy" OM!

5:26 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Merry Christmas gang!!!!!awefwef wsefwsef

5:27 PM  
Blogger IV said...

So 2.0's suitcase made a longer trip than 2.0. Maybe it traveled in the opposite direction from 2.0 and is just now getting to Philly from Hong Kong.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I'm multitasking, playing Mario with the family and getting my HABOTN updates.

5:27 PM  
Blogger IV said...


Merry Christmas to you and yours from the IV family.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's rendition of awefwefwsefwsef. I think it's on pbs now!

5:28 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Merry Christmas?

FAH should be in his start of season form for the Outback. If he is, NW is in trouble.

5:36 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Just stopping in to tell all the HOTTIES, Merry Christmas! See you all in Tampa!

5:42 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

These are some funny reads.....

5:48 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Thanks for that link, WEG. That is humorous, and pretty spot on.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

huntsville Best Buy got in eleventy billion of the Super Mario Bros. today.

6:39 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house. Not a Hottie was stirring, not even a mouse.

6:45 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Has 2.0 gotten over jet lag and missing luggage?

6:46 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Sure is quiet here at the home. I think most everybody has taken their Metamucil and gone to bed.

6:47 PM  
Blogger API said...

Life terminating thread.

7:02 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Merry Christmas folks...

May you get almost everything you want from Santa.

7:09 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Not just a fake punt, but a fake punt in up by almost 30 in a game vs Ball State.

7:21 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Merry Christmas everyone, hope Santa gives you all that you are wanting.

7:25 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Got an early Christmas present. Something just fell into lap that I wasn't expecting. Something of real value for very little investment. Nice.

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

Excellent, IV!

2.0 is still at the neighbor's house up the street. We just came back 'cause I need some beauty sleep to prepare for the next 2 days of pain.

May God bless you and your family, FSJ. And all the righteous Hotties, as well. ;-)

I'm going to crawl in bed and check up on the Hi wah yee bowl. I'm thinking it will put me to sleep quickly.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

a hot nurse?

8:18 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Medal of Honor winner Michael Daly:
The heroes are those who gave Their lives :2008-07-28
Michael J. Daly who was granted the Medal of Honor by President Truman for heroism as a 20-year-old lieutenant in World War II has passed away at 83. On April 18, 1945, he engaged in 4 single-handed firefights to defend his men, killing 15 Germans, silencing 3 enemy machine guns and eliminating an entire enemy patrol. During the Second World War, which he entered as an 18-year-old private after leaving West Point, Daly was also awarded 3 Silver Stars, 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with "V" for acts of bravery. "I'm no hero. The heroes are those who gave their lives," he often said.

Merry Christmas and thank you to those who made it possible..

8:30 PM  
Blogger IV said...


Not a chance.

8:39 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Powerful stuff here...

Lee Carpenter

8:43 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I hope each of you has a wonderful Christmas this year and are blessed with happiness.

8:45 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Thanks for that story j-z..

Hope you have a great Christmas too.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Jet Wishes You a Merry Christmas said...

First one bankrupt in the Christmas Eve Monopoly game.

Merry Christmas to all.

9:03 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Merry Christmas to you all. Even though I got left off of Jet's Santa list, I am getting a couch and a rug and a leather ottoman and 6
dining chairs and 4 barstools and a cabinet. And we aren't burning it even when we beat Georgia!

Seriously though, I do wish a wonderful. blessed Merry Christmas to all the Hotties and their familes. I really enjoy visiting with you all on the blog. Thanks, Jay, for making it all possible.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...


thanks for sharing...


9:53 PM  
Blogger Turfman said...

What happens to McCalebb if we get 2 of the big 3 TB's?

10:44 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thank you for the story on Lee Carpenter. It really puts things into perspective.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turfman ...the chances of a true freshman displacing McCalebb aren't very high. Fans always get hyped about recruits, but true freshmen hardly ever take over.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Merry CHRISTMAS to all!

12:31 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Merry Christmas all and Happy Holidays!

Just wish we had some snow to accompany us instead of all this rain.

12:46 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Merry Christmas! I'm in Auburn and the sun is shining!!!

Have a great Christmas Day!

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

Good Morning and Merrrrry Christmas, JayGT and all the Hotties!!!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm at work and the fluorescent lights are shining!

...Which is better than the clouds & drizzle outside.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Stand and enjoy

7:15 AM  
Blogger LuvAU41 said...

Merry Christmas, Tar Heel and the rest of the Hotties!

Tar Heel, will you please tell me exactly what you do that you have to work on Christmas. I have a good excuse - hospitals are open 24-7, 365.

7:26 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Merry Christmas to all hotties.....

7:45 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Merry Christmas Hotties and War Eagle!

I'm drinking coffee, listening to holiday tunes, waiting for the family to get up. They are so lazy!

Hope everyone has a joyous holiday.

7:58 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

7:59 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Mornin' Hotties. MERRY CHRISTMAS & WAR EAGLE. Go get 'em Tigers. Beat NW and Hook 'um Horns. I want be around much today and I will miss all of you. I hope you enjoy your families and friends. Big time doin's here at the home including a Santa Claus visit.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Jet Wishes You a Merry Christmas said...

Merry Christmas to all!

Just finished the present opening at the Hangar. About to head to the in-laws in beautiful Wetumpka, then up to Lake Martin for Christmas with my side of the fam.

Santa was good ... I got a big-@$$ gas grill (multi-burners, a rotisserie, and a cooler).

Enjoy the time with your families.

8:16 AM  
Blogger easyedwin said...

Increase the PEACE !!

9:00 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Late as usual. Merry Christmas to all.
May joy fill your heart and health be with you throughout the coming year.
May your dreams come true and happiness sustain you.

Your old friend, Digger

9:09 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

happy holidays HABOTN

9:24 AM  
Blogger IV said...

From one old timer to another, I echo your sentiments Digger.



9:29 AM  
Blogger IV said...

I am off to Troy to enjoy a Christmas feast with my wife's family, whats left of it. However, she has more family remaining than I do. This is our 41st Christmas together and I remember the first like it was yesterday. Money was a little tighter back then, but we got through it together and I hope as long as I am around, it will always be that way.

Go Tigers, Hook'um Horns!!!

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

IV - MrsTHT and I hope we never have another Christmas like our first. We had just announced our engagement. Started the morning with my family in Burlington. Presents & breakfast, then 140 mile drive to her family for presents & lunch. Then 135 miles to Marion, SC to her dad's family for dinner & presents, then 135 miles back to her family's house, another 15 miles to my "pseudo-sister" in Charlotte for presents and egg nog, then 130 miles back to my family's house, arriving about 1:30 a.m. We were young and didn't know any better.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


Early in the morning factory whistle blows,
Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes,
Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning light,
It’s the working, the working, just the working life.

Yep, that's me.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS HOTTIES! Just talked to Mini-Me on the phone and that leaves me missing him A LOT. We had our Christmas this past weekend, but it's not the same, you know? Off to my sister's in a bit for lunch. For those of you on my FB page, check out my pics in mobile uploads for a current pic of AU's starting QB of 2023, Phred Jr. Man, the ladies are going to be all over that kid!

Anyways, hope you all have a fantastic Christmas! Love somebody today.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Oh, and on a footballin' note, I don't think we get Newton. Just my gut feeling.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Phred, are you being Scrooge? You think he's going to Miss State?

10:24 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Merry christmas everyone!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Turfman said...

Everyone is getting worked up over the delay on Cam Newton but dont worry. If Cam Newton came out of the Auburn visit with MSU still on his mind he would have signed there already. I think we get him...As for McCalebb, while he has talent, Dyer is a truely special player. If Lattimore comes in as well I would expect McCalebb to become a situational back. I would also expect for Aycock to be another option at Wildcat. Lattimore and Dyer would immediately take over the backfield.

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

one week from right now, AU will have a 2 TD lead early in the 2nd qtr.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

I agree Jay...McCalebb is a VERY talented back. When he is at full strength, he is something else. Coupling him with the bruising style of Dyer will be awesome for the next couple years!

Merry Christmas and WDE to the AU Nation!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I hope Dyer is more like Pitt's 3* Dion Lewis than UT's 5* Bryce Brown, at least as far as freshman productivity.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

like water off a duck's back...

Kevin Carden of reports the following:

"USC junior tailback Joe McKnight...who stayed in Los Angeles the past two days to aid USC’s compliance office in answering any questions surrounding his use of an SUV, was cleared to practice and rejoined his teammates in San Francisco."

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

from, I'm guessing this is a typo, but it shouldn't be:

San Jose State: Our sources tell us head coach Mike MacIntyre has offered a position on his offensive staff to Lambuth University coach Huge Freeze.

from same web site on Tues (sorry if y'all have seen this already):

"Arizona State: Our sources tell us former NY Jets assistant Noel Mazzone will also interview for the OC position. Mazzone coached with Erickson at Oregon State in 2002" (and Tubs at Ole Miss & AU).

11:30 AM  
Blogger Jet Wishes You a Merry Christmas said...

Misssissippi State is gettin' Newton ... FIG Newton.

We're gettin' Cam.

11:44 AM  
Blogger auforme said...

I hope all of you are having a Merry CHRISTmas and are enjoying time with your families. I know I am!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

fantastic Christmas present today: 2.0 picked up the suitcase she hadn't seen since midnight last Friday!

12:10 PM  

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