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12.17.2009

Tim Hawthorne says goodbye


Hey everyone. In what I consider something of a shocker, wideout Tim Hawthorne has left the Auburn football team for good.

The Homewood native graduated this month. That's a wrap.

``He hasn't burned any bridges. He'll always be an Auburn man," assistant coach Trooper Taylor told reporters tonight.

Hawthorne always was one of my favorite guys. He's very bright, thinks about what he says before saying it and wasn't afraid to be honest. I remember asking him about the problems during 2008. He'd just shake his head, acknowledge that stuff was messed up and try to give you some insight. I never saw him in a bad mood.

With that said, I think the accident he endured several years ago on I-85 changed him forever. He was forced to face a lot of stuff you're not ready to face at 19 years old. He seemed distracted after that, maybe not as into football as before. I'm not saying he was lazy. Hawthorne saw a bigger world, I guess I'd say, and that intrigued him.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

57 Comments:

Blogger E-Bro said...

Goodbye Substance!!

10:03 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'll miss him.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Yeah. Me too. I liked him a lot.

10:05 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

what in the world

10:07 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Best of luck to Timmy in his future endeavors... he's had a very rough 4 years, marred by tragedy and injury...
I hope he finds success in whatever he is lead to do.

10:08 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I think his major was Public Administration?

I can see him making a difference for people if he further pursues that path.

10:08 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

He has always seemed to be a very bright individual.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I hate to see him go. I was pretty good friends with one of the guys in that accident. He said Hawthorne seemed real messed up over it.

10:11 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I am headed to the rack.

Hopefully will see a few of you Friday.

10:11 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

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

10:19 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I hope Tim finds his way in this world. I do think you are right that the accident changed him. Having something like that happen will suddenly give you a different perspective on life. I appreciate all he brought to the team and wish him well.

10:26 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Good evening.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Congrats Mr. Hawthorne. Thank you for you effort and contributions. Good Luck.

Go out into the world and make a difference.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

Sad to see hawthorne go. Is this thing with the 5-star quaterback serious? Where did this come from?

11:19 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Serious as a fart on an elevator...
and out of the same place...

11:28 PM  
Blogger Frame said...

Check out Jay G. breakin' down Hawthorne from the inside out.

11:32 PM  
Blogger CousinHumpers=Bammers said...

Haven't been around tonight. Sorry to hear about Tim but I'm sure he and Auburn have a plan and it was mutual. I don't think he had a real shot at playing plus he had already graduated. What's this about a 5* QB

12:12 AM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

Rivals is reporting that the #1 JUCO guy who is a 5 star quarterback will be taking an OV to auburn this weekend.

12:13 AM  
Blogger CousinHumpers=Bammers said...

I will welcome any help at any position, but do we really need another QB?

12:17 AM  
Blogger CousinHumpers=Bammers said...

Would he count towards last year's class?

12:19 AM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

you wouldn't think so with Rollison, Caudle, Trotter, Mosley, not to mention Burns......maybe there's something more to Rollison's "indefinite" suspension?

12:21 AM  
Blogger CousinHumpers=Bammers said...

Maybe it's just that this guy is that good....we can all hope.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

and yes he would count for 2009, he has to be that good otherwise i don't see the reason

12:26 AM  
Blogger David said...

The 5* is a former FL player who backed up Tebow for a year, transferred to a JUCO school, then just led them to a national championship, so I've heard on the rumor mill. I found an article via google quoting his father that confirms his visit to AU tomorrow. His name is cam newton.

2:28 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

A foot or more of snow expected in DC tomorrow. I'll be cocooned with my computer and HD TV.

Can you say global warming?

4:53 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The weatherman just used the word "Historic".

4:54 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Morning Hotties.

5:07 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

NoVA - I am very excited about the prospects of the weekend!!

6:19 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Weather wise. Cam Newton is a pretty big deal as well.

6:20 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

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6:20 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

man, this Cam Newton talk has got me excited again! When is that Bowl Game again?

OH yeah, New Year's Day! Woohoo! Haven't been this excited since we snagged that Bloomin Onion out from under Kiffin and UcheaT's tree!!!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

What an XMAS if we land Cameron Newton

.. Check out his Youtube vid from JUCO...

He is tall,can run and can scramble very well... could not make out how strong his arm was but you do nto get 5* for throwing ducks..

It would give our young QB's time to develop....I would love to see the Gus bus with a QB who can run...

7:20 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I want a flying car that I can lend in the parking lot, Jetson's style. NOW!!!!!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

OK Peter I will make a deal with you....

You can have the car...


I get Judy..

7:49 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

I know people will say the Newton hype falls along the same lines as Burns...then Rollison...but neither of those guys qualify as a BEAST! 6'6"/250/4.4 is very BEASTLY. Kodi's too short...Rollison's a bit small...this guy is a man!

After seeing what this team did with Todd and a limited number of skill players, imagine Newton manning the show with Dyer/Lattimore/Seastrunk and McCalebb in the backfield. Man oh Man!!!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

I still want Judy

8:02 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

who's Judy?

8:09 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

or maybe even whose Judy???

8:10 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

your Judy?

8:16 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I think he meant Judge Judy.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hey, Mr. Spaceman, won't you please take me along for a ride?

8:19 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Judy Jestson.... YOu know Elroy's sister...

8:19 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

oh, yeah, Judy was the Daughter. Jane was a hottie.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Will you be my Judy Jetson. Will you be my spacegirl, oh yeah!

8:23 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

how old is Judy, and what's the age of consent in North Korealand?

8:25 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Nothing but the best to Hawthorne...

I said yesterday if the coaches get a good vibe from Newton, we have the scholarship space and he seems to be a proven good QB, why not offer him?

8:27 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jane Jetson follows HABOTN?

8:27 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I trust Chizik completely on the QB sitchiation

8:28 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

Now don't get me wrong, if Rollison remains an AU Tiger, I'm still on the Rollison Express, but that's seeming a bit cloudy at the moment.

With that said, signing the #1 player in the nation, regardless of position, is something Auburn hasn't done in a looooooooong time!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Judy has been around years.. she has to be in her 40's by now... do cartoons age?

8:50 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So is it time for Hatin' w/Jay G?

8:58 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

DL, look how well Jane Aged, she is a very attractive lady. I would imagine Judy would still look good into her 40's.

8:59 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

JKev,

If you are reading a little "Leave My Blues at Home" by tthe Allman Brothers Band would be nice if you got it.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Just googled a pic of Judy Jetson.

I'm not sure whether she is of age.

I'm pretty sure she will not be happy with a naked Korean dictator.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Somebody was taken to the HOUSE on the new thread.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

If JayG's not around can JKev open up the Hate w/o him?

9:06 AM  

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