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Hey everyone. Gene Chizik just confirmed a few facts.

  • He said Eric Smith missed practice while attending some "academic appointments," but remains on the team.

  • Mike McNeil, who missed the regular season with leg problems, was back on the field Wednesday. He was in pads. ``I think he’s having fun out there. It’s just good to see him running around out there close to full speed," Chizik said.

  • He said Roszell Gayden, the OT from a California junior college, has signed with Auburn. That's four signees today.

  • Here's what Chizik had to say about the two junior-college signees: ``We are really excited about what (Gayden) brings to the table. Brandon Mosley is a great athlete that is a huge tight end/offensive line prospect who we think his potential is unlimited. We think he has some great days ahead of him. He’s such a good athlete he can bring a lot to the table as a tight end or an offensive lineman. We really feel like those two junior college signees have really helped our football team."

  • Antoine "Hot" Carter said he's planning to remove his face tattoos. His right cheek reads "HOT" while his left cheek reads "BOY." Why is he doing that? Carter said it's bad for business.

  • Darvin Adams said he's understated on the field because that's what coaches expect. If they allowed more self-expression? "I'd be dancing like they did in Miami in the old days." Old days == The U circa 1985.


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Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


5:08 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

bring on the big boys

5:08 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

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5:08 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

so, JGT, you didn't go to Visalia to live blog Gayden's signing party? That's what was being reported.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Beef ... It's What We're Signing!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for finding out about Eric Smith, Jay. That is a relief.

Signing four today is great. I was actually only counting on 3 of them.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Thanks JGT, both of those are great news. I really like Smith's versatility.

5:15 PM  
Blogger ADP said...


5:19 PM  
Blogger Jet said...


5:19 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

The good thing is we are signing quality where we need Quality...

5:58 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Ooh ooh that smell, can't you smell that smell. The smell of practice surrounds you!

Great video, JGT. I like Moseley. I hope he turns into a star.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

I told everyone Gayden was coming...I don't know why there was any questioning there. Our favorite #73 told me Gayden told the team at Thanksgiving dinner at Grimes' house that he was coming.

Good to see it official though! He'll be a starter from day 1 most likely!j0000

6:07 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I've added several items to the main thread here.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Darvin Adams finally gets some recognition somewhere. He is 2nd Team here:


6:20 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

I don't ever remember signing bigtime players in December. Do you?

6:25 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

I have a feeling Satan is cussing at people right now. Just cuz.

6:27 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Finally finished watching ESPN's "The U" last night. Definitely entertaining, but man, I forgot how much I hated those guys.

The documentary could've done with a little less hyperbole though. Those guys were basically open mouth kissing themselves.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I didn't like Miami during the late 1980s. At all. Then again, I was living in Oklahoma at the time. The Sooners were werkin' those fewls.

6:37 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I didn't get why the documentary seemed to insinuate that Miami had the only black players in America.

It's not like they were in a Texas Western-Kentucky situation.

6:43 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...


School Spirit

6:45 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

They also neglected to mention Lamar Thomas' most embarrassing moment in college...

6:46 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

me either phred

6:58 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

yeah, me either.

6:58 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Three new theads up since I left.
Thanks JGT real sobstance in all three.
Auburn is really stepping up the pressure on all SEC opponenets. Keep up the great work.
Wonder if his shortness can maintain his composure with real pressure.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Phred - didn't we sign 5* Raven Gray in December?

I'm glad Darvin is understated and I'm glad that's what the coaches expect. If I wanted to see dancing, I would go to the ballet, or some other cultural crap I don't go to.

7:00 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

sobstance =substance

7:00 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Hey THT expected the ticket today and didn't get it. Snail MAil is awful. I hope it gets here tomorrow.
Nothing we can do about it but wait.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yep, digger, I just checked the tracking #s about 5 minutes ago. Nothing to report.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Jim Rome said...

I was watching the U story and pressed pause to show my kids the newspaper clip of the "recruit for Miami" arrested - I went to high school with that dude in Fla back in the day. Crazy

7:08 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

Just seems like it was a much bigger, better haul this time.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we'll know next december, phred. I'm certainly hopeful.

i hate that we're not going to get a Mosley hat trick.

7:15 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I love the Grinch

7:17 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

me too, especially when "his heart grew three sizes that day"

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate computer viruses. I hate having to wait for a new computer to be able to get on. I hate that I lost all of my work data in the last month of the year.

I hate I couldn't get on the HABOTN for DAYS!!!

Glad to be back...Happy Holidays Everyone!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

my heart shrunk three sizes today. It's bad for business.

7:30 PM  
Blogger 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

First Bowl game is Saturday... sign up while you can!

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

7:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Phred, I think I owe you 20. Contact me on facebook.

Man, they really need to do something about face tattoo discrimination.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Guess I should get my facial tattoos removed too, I wondered why no one had hired me yet.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

man Chris Henry is in serious trouble. He may die. His fiancee apparently tried to leave, he jumped in the back of truck, and she eventually slung him out into the road and left him...or that's what I gathered from ESPN. That's just crazy. He's definitely has problems in the past, but looked to be on the right track. Now he may never be the same again.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Kris said... laziness has cost me some classic interblogactica hottie spats, gambling, rumors of E. Smith being booted off team and apparently a major league pre signing day signing day...such is life in December! Has PF and SFC made up yet?

8:13 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I read he had life threatening injuries, but so did Tiger when the first reports came out. Have you seen any updates PF?

Hate that for him, he seemed to have gotten himself straightened out.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Chris, PF and I are as deeply in love as always.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Thats so sweet Steve, I love a happy ending.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I would hate to see you to go off and leavitt each other. We need no Hottie blood shed

8:32 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hotties, make sure your laptops are secured this weekend.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

By Position:

RB - (5*) Michael Dyer
WR - (4*) Trovon Reed
(4*) Antonio Goodwin
(4*) Jeremy Richardson
(3*) Shaun Kitchens
OL - (4*) Roszell Gayden SIGNED
(4*) Brandon Mosely SIGNED
(4*) Shon Coleman
(4*) Ed Christian
(3*) Chad Slade
(3*) Dakota Mosely
DT - (3*) Kenneth Carter
DE - (4*) Craig Sanders SIGNED
(4*) Joel Bonomolo
(3*) Justin Delaine
LB - (4*) LaDarius Owens
(3*) Jake Holland
(3*) Jawara White
(3*) Jessell Curry SIGNED
DB - (3*) Jonathon Mincy
(3*) Demetruce McNeal
(3*) Chris Davis
(3*) DJ Howard
K/P - (3*) Cody Parkey
(2*) Steven Clark

RB - (5*) Marcus Lattimore
(5*) Lache Seastrunk
OL - (4*) Eric Mack
(4*) James Stone
DT - (4*) Jeff Whitaker
(4*) Mike Thornton
(4*) Bryan Jones
DE - (4*) Corey Lemonier
(3*) Ken Adams
LB - (4*) CJ Mosely
(3*) Vic Beasley
DB - (4*) Rashad Knight
(3*) Ryan White
(3*) Bradley Roby

8:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just say no to Newton.

8:52 PM  
Blogger JgobravesHAG said...

I wish Darvin could dance like the U

8:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That looks very good, D. Miller. Give me another DT or two and I am happy.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I am glad Darvin don't dance (thats called alliteration boys and girls). I don't mind seeing players act excited, like it in fact. But I HATE seeing dancing.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I think these coaches have shown that they value integrity. If they feel that Newton deserves a second chance then I am willing to trust that he deserves one. On the other hand I won't cry if he isn't offered one.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Coach Chiz can't afford to go duck hunting. We've got one of our own clamoring for his job.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i agree wakerider.

even with the December signees, we're going to run out of room pretty soon for the '10 class.

Any news on where Lemonier is leaning?

9:03 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I would like to see Whitt on the defensive staff next time we have some turnover on that side of the ball.

9:08 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

THT-Is he saying Joe Sr deserved a shot at being the DC and or HC?

What does this quote mean:

"But what he means to that university"

9:11 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

THT-The answer to yuour question is yes.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

At first I kinda looked at that funny. But there is definitely a case to be made there, and if I was his son I would feel the same way.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I do think Whitt Sr deserved a more prominent role and Whitt Jr would be a great HC candidate should the position open up in about 10 years. I like hiring good Auburn people when possible.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wtc - the answer to your question is yes

re: my former question, I suspect the direction of said lean would not be my preferred direction?

9:40 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

There is a lean... What would be your preferred direction of said lean? To the left, or to the right?

I'd say he leans a bit to the right.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Right is almost always good.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

787 Dreamliner made first test flight today, btw.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

laptop charger is upstairs and i'm too comfy to go get it, so I'm going to call it a night.

Sweet dreams, Hotties!!!

9:51 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Hopefully a successful test flight?

9:55 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

So will Tyrik and Eric Smith be the starters next fall. They possess some serious talent. It will be interesting. CGC is giving my beloved school a run for its money. here I thought you guys would be down for a while.

Good recruiting class. The SEC keeps getting tougher and tougher.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Steve, first hand knowledge here. Don't hire someone to be your head coach that has never been a head coach. Take if from us. It does not work. See Dubose, See Shula.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

First flight test was actually yesterday and it was very successfully. It was quite a relief.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

With you guys getting Dyer, I would think seastrunk will go to LSU. Immediate playing time and all.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

You have the possibility of three mosleys as well. that would be a record.

make for some cool articles over the next few years as they progress

10:08 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Mark-With LSU already having 3 RBs, I think Seastrunk looks elsewhere. Just my opinion though.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Agent says Chris Henry is "battling for life" so it appears initial reports were not exaggerated. Keep him in your prayers.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

From what I've seen I don't think we are leading the race but I think LSU is farther down the list. Don't I recall the experts (someone unlike WTC) saying he was mainly interested in LSU due to Larry Brown?

10:12 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Whadda U know, WTC?

You don't following recruiting.

10:12 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU is sitting real good for the following:

E. Mack-OL from SCarolina
M. Lattimore-RB form SCarolina
C. Lemonier-DE from Miami
J. Whitaker-DL from GA
R. White-DB from FL

I think that is all they have room for in the 2010 class. They will sign a total of 28 for the 2010 class. That will give them room for 3 not to qualify, which I do nto se that happening, but you never know with HS kids.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

With the South Carolina OL coach leaving to become coach at Youngstown State, I wonder what that does for Eric Mack.

10:19 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Hopefully, it gives him a road map to the loveliest village on the plains.

10:21 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Time for this old man to call it a day also. I have enjoyed lurking tonight, some very interesting exchanges. Keep up the good work Hotties, I think we are going to enjoy the fruit of this coaching staff's labors this year.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

From what I have read, Seastrunk is likely USC (California) bound. LSU signed a couple of good runningbacks and I think the coach going after Seastrunk was the guy who went to Memphis.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I concur with the list WTC put forth... I think we might get a total of 2 DT's (2 of the 3 - Whitaker/Thornton/Jones).

Lattimore, Mack, Lemonier, Whitaker, Thornton/Jones, White...

10:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

wtc, if we just get a couple out of that group, it would be great. Get all of them and we might have a top 5 class.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I'll make an off the wall prediction that Cal plays a bigger role in the Seastrunk saga than most anyone thinks... possibly even landing him.

It's really me just talking out of my... but, I think Cal has a legit shot with him.

USC has 3 similar backs committed,
LSU has 3 backs committed
AU has 1 (2 of you count Howard) and wants Lattimore...

Texas seems to have stopped recruiting him long ago... Maybe he does end up at Baylor... who knows?

10:34 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

DMiller-I agree. That will be a great class for AU. They will need to follow up with a big 2011 class in order to compete at the upper levels.

Someone else had a 3 year plan, it just came together a year earlier. I would be OK with that.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mark, I am guessing smith will be the starter at RB at least early on. As for the QB, who knows? I have seen predictions of Caudle, heard a lot of positive things about Moseley, and Rollison is the most highly regarded recruit. It will be interesting to see how it works out. This year I feel much more confident we will have a solid QB, regardless of the choice. When it appeared Caudle or Burns would be the starter this season, I was nervous. Todd was a decent QB. I don't think Burns would have been and there was too much of a question about Caudle's decision making.

10:35 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Unless all three are playing a big game with everyone and Lattimore goes to SCarolina, Seastrunk goes to AU and Dyer stays with AU.

Remember when Seastrunk made the statement that everyone will be very surprised by where everyone signs.

Just a thought.

10:37 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Anyone going to the basketball game Tuesday night at AU? I will probably be there. Maybe even go to the game this Sunday. it will be on CSS. Look for me on the front row behind the visitors bench.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

As for 3 year plans, I said 4 years and I think 4 years is reasonable. Things are looking up for the coming season, but what will really determine things is what happens with the OL in 2011 and which coaches move on.

Also, there are coaches that build a program and coaches that can maintain a program. It is when the initial excitement dies down that you really get an idea of what you have.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I could be wrong; but, I think Malzahn returns for 2011. Initially, I thought he would be at AU for 2 years and then shop. I think he stays three and gets a head gig.

I think by the third year, he beats us and parlays that into a gig of his own. Just my opinion.

Nothing to base it on, except he is good and ambitious.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I wonder how much Taylor being chained up in the yard and the coaches not being able to contact him for a while affected the recruitment of Seastrunk.

From what I gather, Dye is the pound them back, Lattimore is the all around back, and Seastrunk is the speed guy. That is just the impression I have gotten from reading.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

WTC earlier you said Auburn was sitting real good with Lattimore. Now you say he goes to the USCe, what gives?

10:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Everything I have read lately has pointed to Seastrunk to USCw. Lattimore is the guy that I have been reading about us having a better shot at. I can't really see us getting both.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How interested is Malzahn in becoming a head coach? I have read where Taylor is very interested. I keep picturing Malzahn as a geeky guy that just wants to be left alone to play with his offense.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I have seen numerous reporters say he wants a head coaching job... but never seen it from the hours's mouth.

10:49 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Wake-Only that said that as a thought if these kids were going to pull some major 'gotcha' on everyone. I recall Seastrunk calling out Saban when he was in for the Big Cat Weekend. Later in several interviews he said 'they' were going to surprise everyone on signing day.
That would be a surprise.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yea, I wouldn't blame him, but if I were a coach I wouldn't want to be the next Rich Rodriguez and supply another demonstration of the Peter Principle. Regardless of whether he stays or goes, I like Malzahn.

10:54 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Wake-My original list, way back when, had Seastrunk, Dyer as the RBs. Up until a few weeks ago,I still thought it was Seastrunk. Everywhere I turn,when I go over to AU, I here Seastrunk is not the guy AU wants. I have just found that hard to believe. I will take either back, but just think AU would take either also.

10:56 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

My opinion is Malzahn has to show his offense can work in the upper tier SEC. I think it can, buthe has to get the talent level up to do it. He knows it and I think the college world knows you can't make a call on him until you give him a competitive team to play with. he will have that by 2011 season.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I was of the opinion that we will likely be better in 2010 than 2011 because of the offensive line graduating, but if recruiting keeps going like this, who knows?

11:02 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I am good for 2011. With the JUCO kids getting playing time, there will be plenty of experience in 2011.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I also thought that Hawthorne and Zachery graduating would hurt, but with this class, we have wide receivers like we never have had before.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Alright WTC I gotcha now. I misunderstood your second post.

My very uneducated mind thinks the laptop thief is a backup for if Ken Adams doesn't make it as January enrollment. But what do I know.

11:11 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Wake-AU wants Adams but as you see the names Dmiller and I posted, if he doesn't qualify in Dec, they have bigger prospects to pursue. The main thrust here is to get a good player to fill the 5th 2009 slot without looking for a long snapper to fill a scholly. They are still in the hunt for a few others that are Dec grads.

L Gibson, big OL at Hargrave Military.
Irvin-DE/lB in Cal that is a JUCO.
Cunningham-DB from NY JUCO
These are the ones I can think of this late.

11:18 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I wouldn't say WR's like we've never had before.

We had the following all on the same team...


6:17 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

LA face with an Oakland booty

7:07 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

LA face with an Oakland booty

7:08 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

SteveFC - I'd still take Terry Beasley & Dick Schmalz over any pair of receiver signees.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wtc - if we complete our signing class with players from your list, I will likely wet my breeches.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow ..that's kinda nice. I've been wishing for 2 JUCO OL the entire recruiting season,then get stuck traveling/work on early signing day and POOF! ....2 JUCO OL.

If we can enroll most of these kids we have committed, this staff has really made up some lost ground.

WTC ...pleae thank your Mom for sharing.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THT ..sorry for posting the same thought. I guess after reading poosts for 15 min, I should refresh and check before posting.

If I didn't know myself so well I would use the "great minds.." phras about now.

Off to the salt mines.

8:03 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning, Hotties! I love reading all of this recruiting news. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm super grumpy today. yesterday was pretty decent. May have to spark up another debate with Steve.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

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8:59 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

RIP Chris Henry. Wow, that's a crazy ending to his saga.

9:02 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

My prayers to the Henry family, so sad for such a young man.

9:03 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sad ending for Chris Henry.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Wow, Prayer's go out to his family. Such a crazy way to go out.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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9:12 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

I want Seastrunk. It seems to me... have no football recruit exp.... in watching the videos of both Seastrunk and Lat, Seastrunk hits the holes faster and is a quick slashing back...

The brad lester type... Dyer is the big boy and Seastrunk is the speed guy in a fannin type role....

9:17 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Let us all not forget that Mr mccaleb is still on the team. No telling how good he'd be without having to have run a fake punt.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

If on Recruitmas morning, I wake up and either Lache or Lattimore is under my Recruitmas Tree along with Dyer. I ain't fussin' a bit. I'll just give Santa Chiz a big hug and a thank you.

9:22 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I sure wish wtc and DMiller followed recruiting so we could get some real lowdown on this cruutin stuff.
Thank you both very much I really enjoy reading this as I am sure all of the hotties do.
Keeps us up to date and I am sure it is time comsuming.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Ryan White, the projected DB who visited yesterday, says he's "real close to committing", according to AU Undercover. Several paragraphs of their story are available here.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

AU ticket office closing in on 14,000 tickets sold to Outback Bowl, according to Mark McCarter of the Huntsville paper.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mark McCarter

see if that works

9:30 AM  
Blogger AUTIGER78 said...

Is there a link to HABOTN Bowl pool?

9:32 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties, here's a little AU Christmas spirit for your pleasure:

Clark Griswold is an AU fan

9:34 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Norm - Luv posted that yesterday. It gave me a headache then and now I have another.

9:35 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Evidently things are done bigger in Texas. Anyone going out to see the light show in person?

9:39 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Wade - I assume you can get to it via this link and the "Join a group" button

9:42 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

THT (and Luv) sorry for the repost. When I'm in HABOTN catchup mode, I can't hit all of the links posted by you fine folks. I ask that you excuse or accept this behavior on my part because I do not expect it to change.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Now I know who Todd and Margo were based upon ... the Sabans.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Norm - you are excused

Wade - when you get there, you'll need this info:

Group ID# is 12699 and Password is: outback

9:46 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Minor problem with our new video player: It doesn't track views well.

In fact, it "reported" that yesterday's practice video received less than 40 views total.

So ... how many of you watched the video yesterday?

9:54 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

D.Miller - I see we're doing this confidence thingie in the HABOTN bowl pick'em. Are we still picking against the spread? Or just picking straight up, regardless of the spread?

9:55 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I watched it. maybe even twice.

9:55 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I've watched all the new videos at least once

9:56 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Sportswriter Tate - I watched the video this morning while I caught up on your fine work. I did notice a problem with the player in that I was not able to pick up the smells of practice. Other than that minor glitch, I thought all was well.

Your friend Norm.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I am in the Bowl Pick'em.

You can guess my name.

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

sorry, Norm. I snorted all the fine aroma out of the video last night. (see 6:07 pm post)

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

JayGT - that reminds me of Walter Brennan in The Guns of Will Sonnet: "no brag, just fact."

10:03 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I watched.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

So, if "the divorce is 100% on" does that mean Eldridge returns to golf sooner rather than later?

10:03 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Tiger needs to work now.

Damn right he'll be back on the links.

With that said, I'm 100% convinced that he had some kind of agreement with Elin surrounding his extracurricular activity. There's no way he could hide all of this stuff from her.

I'll bet the deal was: Hit whatever you want, just use protection and DON'T GET EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED.

Then he got involved. That's a wrap.

10:06 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I watched.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I was thinking about that. I wonder if the agreement was "do whatever, just don't let it become public, because that's humilating." Perhaps one of the girls was threatening to go public, Elin got a whif of it and freaked out.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I forgot to watch the video -1

10:09 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

wait, I watched one of them. I didn't like the player's quality in full screen, but everyone was raving about it, do I didn't complain. That's how I remember things.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Me watchey

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

I kept hoping to see Moseley take some snaps on camera, but alas, I guess a true freshman getting a redshirt isn't granted that privilege.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I didn't get to stick around long enough to see Moseley taking real snaps.

We get kicked out after ... stretching, basically.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Peter, the full-screen stuff wasn't good yesterday. I had to load a flash movie (lower quality) because the full-screen stuff wouldn't load.

So it goes.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I watched the video.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

stupid video formatting making me look like a dirtbag.

10:26 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...


I agree with you about the "arrangement"...I'd probably also add that there was an agreement that nothing would become public and embarrass her...

Once it did, the gloves were off.

I think many pro stars have similar arrangements.


10:29 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

useless trivia:
In 1950 Lou Groza led the NFL in field goal percentage and Alex Groza led the NBA in field goal percentage.

(Alex also won 2 NCAA titles under Rupp at UK)

10:33 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...


I was noticing that Apple has 27 inch refurb iMacs on their website now.

They are awfully tempting.

10:36 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I watched all the new videos. Shortly after they were posted. Have not gone back to any so far.

10:57 AM  
Blogger IV said...

I watched the video just now.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

no one here; I guess y'all are all watching the video.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, I'm glad I scanned the Outback Bowl tickets. 3 days after mailing them, there's no indication that any have arrived at their destination. I would have thought the Atlanta area addressees would have received theirs by today.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

@ FSU you may want to wait until Apple has resolved the flicker issue on the new 27"

12:09 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

opps FSJ

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any Hotties know anyone that follows recruiting, please ask them about the Juco QB .. Cam Newton. Rated 5 star, 6'-6", 245, 4.5-40, 38" vertical. He is purportedly taking an official visit to AU this weekend.

We got a lot of QBs on the Plains right now. Is this guy so good that we add another?

12:21 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...


I know about that issue but I would guess that since they are selling refurbs they have probably resolved the issue.

Good point though.

12:24 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...


I hear that wtc has a gardener or someone that follows recruiting.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I understand that WTC was to be Secretary of Recruiting for the Obama Administration, but the nomination was scuttled when it was discovered that he hadn't withheld Social Security taxes on his Brazilian "gardener," Carmela.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Newton probably has only 2 years of eligibility left. I'd prefer to stick with Rollison/Moseley/Trotter and use that scholarship for another position. Of course, I don't know anything about running a football team, so I'll trust CGC on this.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Former AU signee Taikwon Paige, whom the NCAA Clearinghouse sent back to GA Military for another course, has signed a NLI to further his education at Toledo.

12:43 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

THT Outback Ticket has arrived. Thanks again

12:47 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

I'm sorry, I just can't side with the consensus here...I want Newton on the roster.

I know the argument is that he only has 2 seasons left, but when was the last time we had a 5 star type guy for even 2 seasons? Who's the last guy to start more than 2 seasons period?

I don't know if it's just me having ZERO faith in what we have on the roster, or the fact that Newton looks like a MAN, I want him...YESTERDAY!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Here's the deal re Newton:

If there was any sense of confidence in Caudle or Trotter (or Moseley), the coaches wouldn't be bothering with Newton. The Rollison Express has jeopardized himself.

If they think Newton can step in and go, and if they he can behave himself, by all means, bring him in.

12:56 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If he can play and contribute right away, sign him, give him a jersey and a playbook and let him go.

12:58 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said... go to the UTC-Tech game earlier this week? I did and was disappointed in the attendance.

I still remember the day when Mocs Basketball was a premier ticket in town, i.e., the McCarthy Era. Those were good times.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Newton situation has a potential for:
...opportunity ..dilemma ..or needless distraction.

The coaches will earn their pay figgering this one out.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

As the great Pappy O'Daniel, guvnah said, "I'm a f'give and f'get Christian. And I say, well,
if his rambunctiousness and misdemeanorin' is behind 'im," then it'll be all right.

1:02 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Not for nothin' but do you think the staff may be a little leary of having to deal with Newton's past indiscretions? I understand second chance, but do they want to deal with it? Of course if he wants to come to Auburn, he will know how things are handled by the precedence already set by Chiz & Co.

1:04 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

We ain't got a radio.

1:05 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I guess you just gotta look him in the eye and let him know it is over then Pappy.

1:05 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So what's the Newton deal? What did he do in his past?


I was there and Mocs basketball is dead. The only big crowd they have had in 3 or 4 years was when the Vols came to town.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

We ain't one-at-a-timin' here, we're mass communicatin'.

(That's what Tiger said to Elin)

1:07 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

See THT's link earlier in this thread 8:40pm

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm trying to start a Qb discussion here so that we can see:

PF vs SFC @ the flagpole ..partdeux

1:08 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

if Caudle was an above average QB, he'd have played some already. He isn't, never will be.

Trotter, Moseley, and Rollison haven't seen any time yet. Neither Trotter or Moseley have impressed me on tape--or many others, not like they were blue chip prospects. Rollison on the other hand has the talent level I'd like to see for the Malzahan offense, but his head and brain obviously leave a bit to be desired.

This kid Newton looks like a BEAST! He was/is rated as a BEAST. You can't tell me he's not more talented than what we have at our disposal...especially if he counts against last year's numbers scholly wise.

1:09 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RK...I know. And that's despite making the tourney twice in the last four or five years. So sad.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.

1:10 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

The devil has come to collect his due.

1:15 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...


It doesn't look like attendance at the 1-AA championship game tomorrow is going to be very good either.

Montana has promised 3,000 and Nova has promised 1,000. That leaves 16,000 tickets that need to be filled by the Nooga.

1:16 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I do not think Newton is visiting. I heard a rumor he was, but this staff has plenty of QB options now. Besides, they are sitting great with two of the top QB's for 2011.

No ne has called today to say he was visiting, but I did hear last night that he was not scheduled to visit.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mytommy the 8:40 post. LOL

I live in Ga, so I guess the laptop is secure.

I'm outta here and off to Ellijay, Ga to present a rezoning case to the Planning Comission. Gotta love the Ga mtns culture clash. Some real back-ards type original inhabitants mixed with all the city folk that have moved in.

If anyone has ever seen the cartoon "Squidbillies" on Cartoon Network Adult Swim. This is where the cartoon characters abide.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jay 'W Not Tate' queried: but when was the last time we had a 5 star type guy for even 2 seasons?

And here is the answer.

1:23 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RK...I saw that. Eyewitness News was putting out a plea earlier for Chattanooga residents to gobble up the tickets and help fill the seats.

Don't think it will happen and it means the Noog will probably lose the game too.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Rollison on the other hand has the talent level I'd like to see for the Malzahan offense, but his head and brain obviously leave a bit to be desired.

But Cam "Isaac" Newton, he's a genius. Knows to throw the ill-gotten gains out the window when the cops come knockin'.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

if I was in the noog, I'd definitely be at the game. But alas, I'm not. And sadly, neither is Happy Appy.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

What's the problem with the guy? So he stole a laptop. It's not like he stole the foreskins of unsuspecting boys in the Philippines.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

this thread has struggled all day. Norm, if you're out there, you may have to put it all on your shoulders.

btw, what happened to Roosevelt Franklin, the apprentice page flipper?

1:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yeah, I'll actually be in THT country myself and won't be able to attend. It hurt Chattanooga a lot when Appy AND William & Mary lost last weekend, but more so with Appy.

1:32 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...


They were giving away tickets today at work to try to get people in the seats.

Bad year with it being a contract year for App State or Ga Southern not to be in the game as they always brought huge crowds.

1:32 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Flip the page sometime?

1:33 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I was hoping Norm could help out

1:33 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...


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