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1.07.2010

Looking at: Quarterbacks

Hey everyone. I know we'll be talking plenty about Texas tonight, but there's no rule that says we can't talk about Auburn right now. Right?

We discussed quarterbacks during the Inaugural Video Campfire® on Tuesday, but many of you were not able to see it. I don't mean to throw salt in your wounds by mentioning that. Just want to make sure the people who did participate in the IVC® don't think I'm going senile by repeating many of the things we have discussed.

THE FINAL 2009 DEPTH CHART
1.) Chris Todd
2.) Neil Caudle
3.) Barrett Trotter
4.) Clint Moseley
5.) Tyrik Rollison*

*=suspended and not practicing.

THE FINAL 2009 ANALYSIS
  • Chris Todd. Started all 13 games, went 198-for-358, 2,612 yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs. Had a year that surpassed my expectations. He was careful without being tentative, seemed to grasp what Gus Malzahn was trying to accomplish. Arm strength didn't wane as expected. Still not fast. Locked in on Darvin Adams more than he should have, but Adams certainly was up to the challenge. Grade: A-.

  • Neil Caudle. Played in four games, went 15-for-20, 170 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. Played rarely. Made a nice 52-yard scoring run against Ball State. Questions linger about his ability to play mistake-free football, but Caudle really hasn't been given an opportunity to acquit himself. Maybe I'm still hanging on what Tony Franklin said. Grade: INC

  • Barrett Trotter. Didn't play. Spent the season rehabilitating from a knee injury. Looked tentative with his repaired knee when I saw him in December, but has plenty of arm strength. He's supposed to be pretty fast. Has the knee injury affected him? Grade: INC.

  • Clint Moseley. Didn't play. Spent the season with the scout team. Big kid, strong arm. Doesn't seem mobile to me, though I didn't see much of him during those December practices. Grade: INC.

  • Tyrik Rollison: Didn't play. Spent the season in the No. 3 slot until drawing a season-ending suspension in early December. He's supposed to be The Quarterback of The Future, but that designation was put into doubt when Auburn signed Cam Newton last month. Rollison is an enigma right now. Grade: INC.

MY PROJECTED 2010 DEPTH CHART
1.) Cameron Newton
2.) Caudle
3.) Rollison
4.) Moseley
5.) Trotter

THE PRELIMINARY 2010 ANALYSIS 2009 ANALYSIS
  • Newton. He's spent one full season at Florida and one (highly successful) season at a Texas junior college. He was an option quarterback in high school and was being groomed as Tim Tebow's successor at Florida. Newton is a runner first, though his passing wasn't exactly problematic in Texas. I haven't seen him play. So why do I have him No. 1? They signed him to play. He signed to play. He has two years left. That combination of facts makes me believe he'll have the best shot at a starting job this fall.

  • Caudle. He is what he is. No offensive coordinator has considered Caudle a No. 1 during his five seasons at Auburn. College football has seen guys in this position thrive during that final year -- D.J. Shockley comes to mind -- but Caudle's path to that gig is cloudy. I don't foresee him beating his competitors this time around. Stranger things have happened ... but not many.

  • Rollison. He needs to get his act together, instill confidence in his coaches and display the leadership Gene Chizik is expecting. Surely the signing of Newton gave Rollison a shock. He'd better improve quickly or he'll be left behind.

  • Moseley. I know Malzahn really likes this kid. That's all I can give you. I'd expect him to leave within a year if his playing-time prospects don't improve significantly.

  • Trotter. Not sure what to think of him. I believe he has talent. I know he's appears blocked on this depth chart. Trotter or Moseley, one of them, will have to leave if they have designs on actually playing college football.



Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

176 Comments:

Blogger scottie durden said...

hook em!!!!!!

12:16 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

BCS BS gameday substance!!!!!!!!!!!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

xcellnt, JGT

12:19 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

woe to be one of those who missed the visual aids presentation on HABOTN tv. :)

12:21 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thank ooooo.

12:22 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Good report dude. I likeeee.

12:23 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I see Trotter as the one checking out for other climes.

12:24 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I am hoping to not see Caudle as the number 2. If he isn't the starter, a fifth year senior doesn't need to see the field. We need to get one of the younger guys some snaps. My wishful depth chart is...

1) Newton
2) Moseley
3) Rollison
4) Trotter
5) Caudle

I just don't see Caudle involved. He could improve and earn a spot, but assuming Newton doesn't get injured very early, I would go with the above.

12:24 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

but Trotter has such nice hair. it would be a shame.

12:25 PM  
Blogger IV said...

No way FC.

12:25 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

IV, I too think Trotter is the most likely to leave. The impression I have with Caudle is that he will be content to just get his degree.

12:25 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I think Jay knows what he is talking about Steve. He has seen more firsthand than you have.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

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12:27 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I think Kodi could give Aubie a run for his money at his job.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

but Steve reads a lot.

12:28 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Off subject, but Jay, is Aubrey Phillips still on the team? Is he a potential contributor. He seems to have become the invisible man.

12:29 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I read lot also. I read Jay G. Tate. Can't go wrong there.

12:29 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

be wary of unnamed sources.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I love un-named sources. I read just today that Lattimore and Seastrunk are signing with Auburn the afternoon. I'm stoked.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I also got a new 12 sided die today.

12:37 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Question for any of you that know, or can make something up that sounds really believable: It seems that having 14 or 6 QB's on your roster is a bit excessive. How many QB's do we normally have on the roster, and how many do other normal D1 BCS college teams usually have?

12:38 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Hope we get to lip read a lot of "Boom, m*%#@&*&%$#@!!!" tonight.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

btw, I love SteveFC as long as he's not talking about QBs or Former Coaches. In those instances, he just makes my heart flutter a little.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Mr.TD,

Malzahn wants his offensive players to be able to play multiple positions (or so I've read), so just because it says QB beside a players name doesn't mean he's not going to be playing holder, wideout, or longsnapper. 16 is the perfect number. 32 would be too man, and 2 would be too few.

12:42 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

MTD, i would think 4 would be the norm. 3 deep & one on the scout team. sound right?

12:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

\m/ O_O \m/

12:43 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

This just in:

All Bammer fans 12 and under get a free tattoo upon entering the Rose Bowl tonight.

12:43 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Four on a roster is probably ideal. To me the fact that we ended up with so many is due to the coaches being dissatisfied with the ones we have. Them signing Newton reaffirmed this for me.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

If Newton starts 2 years, then Rolllison starts two years, we're really only looking at 3 QBs as backups for a couple of years (plus Kodi). I like two year starters at QB.

12:51 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

It is also very interesting that Kodi went from basically tied for the starting job coming out of next spring to not being on the radar at QB. He does have experience and the fact that he was tied with Caudle says a lot to me. It is entirely possible that this had to do with team chemistry and Malzahn wanting to give him a fair chance.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

SteveFC - I agree with your wishful thinking depth chart.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Maybe the coaches are stockpiling qb's in preparation for an anticipated shortage. ;-)

By the way, way to go, Chipewas!

12:54 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

PF, I am with you in terms of 2 year starters at QB. I would really like to see Auburn get in the habit of developing a new QB while we still have a starter. The best example of this not happening was when Craig graduated. We hadn't played hardly anyone else at all so it was basically going back to square one.

12:54 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I have heard we are recruiting one QB for the 2011 class. He is supposedly a 5 star type. Jeff something or nother. My memory fails me.

12:55 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

THT, the only thing I might swap is Moseley and Rollison. A lot depends upon what Rollison's issues are, which I don't know enough about. I am assuming it is mainly academic.

12:57 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

SC, what do the tattoos say? 13?

12:57 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

SFC - Jeff Driskel, who most recently received an offer from UF.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

What would've happened if Kodi had arrived into a stable situation with good coaching and not looking over his shoulder? Would he be a badass or a bust in 2010 if that had been the case? I think badass. He's awesome. Poor guy is a victim.

12:59 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

PF, I wonder the same thing about Kodi. Under the right circumstances, things may have turned out entirely different.

Ironically, if we hadn't signed Newton, I would be thinking Caudle the starter, at least early on. Caudle is the Rodney Dangerfield of Auburn.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Ha. I get no respect.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i don't know if Kodi has enough speed or if he runs good routes, but he surprised me with his hands and his blocking, most of the time.

1:02 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Supposedly Kodi has decent speed, not outstanding. I think his quickness helps him a lot.

With him, I blame whoever decided he should play in 2007. A redshirt season running the scout team may have done Kodi a lot of good. Now a redshirt would bean waiting a year to set the bench.

1:05 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Kodi has the chance to become an outstanding posession receiver for AU. He's a former QB and should be on the same page as the qb when he sees something in a defense he can exploit. He could make some big plays next year if put in the right situation. Seems like the kind of guy that could come out and be a hines ward type for us.

1:06 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Bin, that is what I hope for Kodi, although we have a lot of talent at receiver. He does seem to have the best shot there. Jay has made it very plain that you won't see Kodi in the QB race.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

with Malzahn willing to go five wide if he feels he has the talent, there's plenty of room for Kodi to excel at WR this year.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Scottie B., you can choose from:

A) "13" followed by the years of the MNCs
B) "St. Nick" in religious icon style
C) Full back tattoo of the Bahr

All are done by special guest artists Patty "Jo Jo" Marsh and Jacob Edwards with a freshly sharpened guitar string in their homemade tattoo gun. They pledge to have each tatto completed in five minutes or less.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

snow on one street corner in Memphis.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

tatto = tattoo

1:12 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

is Trace Adkins next to them playing his new smash hit "ala-freakin'-bama"?

1:12 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

I'm just hoping he is the kind of guy that will see the quick slant get drilled and know to run at the safety. He should be a little more "aware" than the other receivers with respect to "space" and where you really need to get to in order to have a shot at getting in the endzone. He can be that cerebral guy, he just needs some reps.

1:13 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

JGT Good analysis enjoyed reading this. There is a little bit of snow on the banks of the Coosa River. Not enough to even call a dusting. But may be more on the way

1:15 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Kodi's passing fundamentals are horrible. He throws short passes like a girl ...he doesn't turn his shoulders and essentials throws like he's in a bar throwing darts. Kodi would never have been a good QB.

Based on the limited film I've seen, Newton has only somewhat better fundamentals than Kodi. Every now and again someone will have a freak body that will allow good passing with bad fundamentals (see Brett Farve).

Rollison has very nice passing fundamentals and based on the film I've seen, sets up quickly, correctly and throws accurately. We need some tutors to help Mr. Rollison.

I hope Rollison will rise to the challenge, because I think he is our best opportunity to have a well-rounded QB and not RB in disquise.

Now ..I think I'll copy and save this diatribe. that way I can copy and paste this same thing onto the HABOTN evertime QB discussions arise.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Digger, we're directly east of you and have been getting snow for 2 hours. Little white patches are developing.

I'm sure there is no bread or milk in the stores----haha.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

SB, I was so hoping you were kidding about that song, but after a quick search, I see that you were not.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think Aubrey Phillips is gone for good.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

Hoopie...nice little view there. I somewhat agree. Rollison does looks very good with his technique.

I haven't seen enough of Newton's technique to make a determination on him. In his 'highlight' film he does make some very nice throws...throws I haven't seen an AU QB make in some time. With that said, it's called a highlight tape for a reason, so I'm tempering my expectations a bit.

I do believe Newton will start. I view him as not only a capable starter, but an actual difference maker at the position. Todd was a semi-capable starter in my opinion.

Going from a semi-capable starter all the way to a difference maker starter would really open up this offense and make us tough to beat.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I mean, he's gone. That's fact.

I think he's gone for good.

1:29 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

so do we get any commits today or tomorrow?? I know there's some recruiting experts on here.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

Hook 'Em Horns, aight?!

1:36 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

The only commitment I expect Auburn to pick up soon is Ken Adams. The others will come on or around signing day.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Sean, have you checked with wtc's mother?

1:39 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

Not yet, I expect her to chime in soon, but everything I've read/seen about the 6 or 8 guys left on the board seem to indicate they're waiting.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Not to change the conversation...but when is the next class of the ROF? There are some very deserving people of that distinction IMO.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm thinking that I'll vote for the RoF like Jay Marriotti did for the HoF...maybe not. We'll see.

1:50 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

"Don't blame me I voted for Saban"

The gent I was behind evidently felt strongly about this. He had not 1 sticker, but 4 on his trunk.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Interview with Dyer:

Here

I like this guy!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

wow, this class is gonna be huge. huge. I like my class.

1:52 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

only 4? sure it wasn't 12? maybe it was just 4, but he thinks there's 12. or maybe some dude in the 80's told him it was fact so he never thought to count for himself.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

If you want my vote to become part of the next RoF class, tell me in 50 words or less why you think you deserve it.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

It's officially snowing in Hotlanta.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

Because I wake every morning and piss excellence, PF.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

That was only 8 words or so....I'll get back to you with the 42 others later.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

SC,

Coolish interview. I gotta say, that was some piss poor video work.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I just got "Roll Tide"'d by the dork from the office upstairs from mine when he came in to return the jumper cables I lent him yesterday. Next time I let him borrow something it's going to be booby-trapped.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

Man, jumper cables would have been the perfect booby trap.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

I in no way qualify for the RoF, but I can't believe I haven't made it to "notable newcomer" or anything...!!!???

Heck, I've posted on an off for a year. Guessing one reason could be that before I always just posted without an account...I only registered at blogger.com in October. I never make the "live" deals either--I spend most of my time on here during the "work" day and most of those are evenings or weekends. I do chime in during the evening and weekends, but don't spend much time in front of the computer at those times...usually a quick check in.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

PF, yeah, but it might have helped a little if Dyer had stood still. I guess it was just all those 5* fast-twitch muscle fibers firing.

2:13 PM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Scott Chocolate said...
This just in:

All Bammer fans 12 and under get a free tattoo upon entering the Rose Bowl tonight.


They planned on making it "all Bammer fans 12 and under with a tattoo get in free at the Rose Bowl tonight", but they decided that 30,000 drunken, rowdy elementary school kids would likely disrupt the game. Plus they'd miss out on all that ticket revenue.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

The Newton highlight films I saw had him throwing sloppy passes to wide open receivers. At least they were catchable, but only because the WR was so open he had time to adjust. I didn't see him hit even one guy in stride and many required serious receiver adjustments.

Look at Rollison's films ...he hit receivers in stride, and as a HS QB threw very accurately into traffic and over the middle. Rollison keeps his head looking downfield, yet seems to know when to move in the pocket. He even threw with good fundamentals when on the run.

These are only highlight films, but until I see something different, that's all I can go on.

I hope Mr. Rollison will fix his off-field issues. He talks a good game on facebook, now let's see the walk.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

No kidding, Sean. The only consolation is that the jumper cables didn't work. He had to call AAA. The weird thing about this guy is that he owns a public relations company, but I've yet to meet anyone who likes him.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

We now have open lobbying for spots on the front board?

Let it happen ...JGeezy is fair and unless his employer is interfering, rarely misses a trick.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jay W,

I don't think Tate's updated NN in a long time. Don't sweat it.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

Speaking of the board, every time I see the name Buck, I think of that scene from Kill Bill Vol 1.

2:24 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Looks like Hoopie is taking over the reigns of the Rollison Express from Eddie.

2:26 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

Buck & his *****wagon. nice.

2:26 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

SULLY

2:26 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

TO

2:26 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

BEASLEY!!!!!

2:26 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

HELLO KENNESAW, GEORGIA!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

Kennesaw, where it's illegal to not own a gun.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I'm hearing from folks back in the Gump that factories are closing tonight and Friday because of the absenteeism this game will cause. We have record unemployment and stoopid Bammers would put the game above work.

An outsider would say get a life ..Bammer. Folks like me that have grown up with it just acknowledge it as justification for hating Bammer.

2:28 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

easy Seanzie, my peeps live in kennesaw. as did i several moons ago. thus, my love for D.A.

2:28 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

Hoopie, if AU was playing tonite i'd sell my car, fly to CA, miss work for a week, and i wouldn't think twice about it. i can't even blame bammers for that.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

I wasn't hating...I used to live there, might move back, we'll see. I complied with the law, yes sir.

2:29 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

i know. you're a funny guy. :) nice to know you're, uh, compliant if i ever need a hand.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

Well, I am but I don't own bullets, nothing in the law about owning bullets.

I usually keep it around just in case I ever need to pistol whip the next person that says "shenanigans."

2:32 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

A friend is a high ranking Kennesaw City official. We were joking about that law and he noted that crime dropped significantly after passage. Moreso because so many law-abiding citizens moved into the city and forced the riff-raff out, than criminals fearing gunshots.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

geez, only one tiny area in America over 70 degrees today. Global Warming, meet the ice age.

2:34 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

greater?:

bammer hate
longhorn love

2:34 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

HATE....fo shizzle.

2:35 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

HATE...."free to all."

2:35 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Evil shenanigans (in an Irish accent).

2:35 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I have a soft spot for Texas anyway, but I'm definitely more of a Bama hater.

My two favorite teams are Auburn and whoever plays Alabama. In that order.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Well I hate it but: Bama 34 UT 24

Should be able to join in the HABOTN fun tonight. Well ... unless Bama gets far ahead early and My Brother-the-Bammer calls to gloat.

Hook-em-Horns.

2:41 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

good. i thought i felt a slight dip in my hate level this morning.

maybe michael can sacrifice a goat or something on the HABOTN's behalf towards bammer's downfall.

why couldn't bahr have picked a cool pattern to wear, like hot pink paisley or leopard skin, or at least something more fun than houndstooth?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

Wasn't sweating it Peter...I hadn't paid attention to any of the lists in a loooooong time...someone just brought up the RoF and I checked them out.

Funny thing about those lists is that about the time someone gets put on one of the lists, they disappear. Not always, but often. There's about 10-15 people on here regularly. There's 24 total in the RoF...a handful of the "regulars" I'm counting aren't in the RoF.

Heck, I remember the inaugural RoF being put together. I always posted under 'anonymous' or one of a few different "web aliases" associated with google. It was just a few months ago that I got me a "permanent" identity for this place.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I don't have a problem with UT fans. They are a little cocky, but usually only when they can back it up. They are knowledgeble fans and have a very low 'neck factor.

Can't say much of the foregoing about Bammers.

2:48 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Did y'all see where they moved the Auburn - Mississippi State game to Thursday night, Sept 9 on ESPN?

2:52 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

ESPN only recognizes Alabama as having seven national championships. Even made Rece Davis say so.

I dig that.

2:54 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

aw man, no bus trip from mobile to starkvegas to watch cam crush his old oc!

2:54 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Cincy...no. Really?

Interesting.

2:54 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

My only news to contribute today. Sorry not more exciting.

2:55 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Just for wondering, how well have Boom's defenses done against Saban?

2:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Thursday night butt-whoopin'. I like it.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Scottie - thanks so much!

3:03 PM  
Blogger Wade said...

ESPN may recognize 7 NC's, but I recognize 0. Such is the depth of my disdain for UAT. Hook Em!!!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Ebro ..where did you see the 7 MNCs on ESPN?

Rece Davis is OK for a Bammer. Almost as OK as FSJ.

ESPN knew they needed a Bammer to say 7 instead of 12 or their system would get overloaded with death threats.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

It's snowing again ...could officially be called a dusting now.

Scottie, looks like yall didn't get much in Knoxvegas. Hope not ...I've got to drive up Sat afternoon to get a truck I bought over AlGore's Interwebs.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

Boom M*%#@&*&%$#@s!!!

Reports are that Jevin Snead will be entering the NFL Draft. Certainly underperformed this year, but Ole Miss still looks weaker now in 2010.

Go UT!!!

3:15 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

funny you say that Hoopie, but apparently the salt they are putting down is melting the snow but the water is immediately re-freezing. my wife just got home (early, they sent her home) her car slid down the driveway. not good.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

was about to post that Comm'r...

They weren't very good with him...can't think they'll be ANY good without him next season!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

JayGT:

On AU QBs for 2010, wouldn't Mosely be the least likely to transfer of the bunch? As I recall, he was the lowest profile QB (at least with the fewest offers out of HS), so I assume he would have fewer transfer alternatives and lower expectations. Has he said something to suggest that he has expectations of imminent playing time? I know he's gotten positive reviews for scout team work.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

JT (not JGT): And especially now without McCluster. But worst of all, they still have Nutter.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Hook em, Boom!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Sean Saban, Longhorn Fan said...

"Oh no! We suck again!"

3:25 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I saw a little bit of College Football Live and and they had a graphic showing how many national championships each school had won. Texas had four. Bama had seven.

Rece Davis (who, for a Bammer, I also like) had to comment on it.

Awesome.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

the puppets are coming, the puppets are coming.

3:46 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

And they're saying, "Hook 'em Horns!"

3:50 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Putting 2000 lights on a live Christmas tree is more fun than taking 2000 lights off of a dead Christmas tree. Just sayin...

3:50 PM  
Blogger IV said...

The dreaded hour.

4:01 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I think the puppets played in my tree and tied my lights in knots.

4:04 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

For those wanting to become members of ROF, FTH, or NN, I recommend using the words puttet and hate a lot. Referring to hating puppets might be even more beneficial.

You can also hurt yourself by doing crazy things like mentioning the number twelve.

4:13 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Steve,

Ah forget it.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm thinking Hot Chocolate and an outside fire are going to be better than watching the game tonight...wonder if I'll get a citation for building an outside fire in my community.

4:22 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The next few days will be interesting, no matter how tonight's game comes out. I can laugh at Bambi because of how they behave when the win or lose. I am flexible like that.

4:26 PM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

I'm beginning to suspect that our friend SFC is secretly pro-puppet.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

nice

4:28 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

"nice" was in re: SFC's comment.

4:28 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Puppets!!! AAHHHH!!

4:28 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Maybe a death match with Michael would be a good test for potential ROF members?

4:30 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

We'd never have another RoF class again. Michael fights goats. He can beat anyone.

4:31 PM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

I, too, have a confession.

I won't be all that disappointed if Bama wins tonight.

No, not out of some misplaced and undeserved "SEC loyalty". I just know a lot of good Bama folks (like Faker) who will be happy if they do, and that outweighs the distressing prospect of unbridled joy amongst the unwashed and toothless types.

Plus, I think a win this season, coupled with some key staff defections, will take away some of their edge in '10. Saban will still demand perfection, but I'm guessing enough of their returning players will take a 'I've got a ring, so I don't have to work so hard' attitude, at least temporarily, to adversely affect their performance.

Well, that's the theory, anyways.

4:32 PM  
Blogger michael said...

It's true. I am an impressive fighter. I killed Paul Bunyan. I'm not proud of it, but I did it. He was talking major trash. He was a Big Ten fan.

4:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Freep... I will be rooting against bammer, but pretty much all the bammers I know are nice, so I will be happy for them. I feel ya dog.

4:34 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I have to pull for Texas and Boom. Plus, I really like the look on Saban's face when he is upset. There is something about a raging short man around a bunch of 6 foot something football players that tickles me.

4:35 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

As for Faker, I am still convinced he is a closet Auburn fan. He just doesn't fit the mullet stereotype.

4:37 PM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

You might have noticed I didn't say I'd be 'pulling' for them. . .even a reasonable Barner like myself couldn't pull that off.

One of my Bama-fan co-workers (the one who ISN'T an alum, but lived in T'town for a few years, so he's got a semi-legit excuse) asked me if I'd be cheering for 'his boyz' tonite.

I told him that if Bama lost, I'd be every bit as disappointed as he was in '04 when AU got left out of the Championship.

He seemed to understand. Not a bad guy, for a Bammer.

4:50 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

FF, great comparison. By the way, our 2004 team would kill either of the two teams playing tonight, which is why that season irritates me so bad.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

hi guys. hook em horns, over and over. if it weren't for all the sidewalk bammers then the outcome of the game wouldnt matter to me.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Kirby to interview for TT job

http://blog.al.com/bamabeat/2010/01/report_texas_tech_to_meet_with.html

4:59 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Interesting. Thanks Jimmy. That guy probably has a legitimate shot, although I don't follow the Bambi.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

regarding JGT's qb battle next year, I say ignore Trotter at your own peril. Tubby almost took the redshirt off him first year. I've seen him play. he has an arm, and can run..better than average runner. cant see why everyone is so high on mosely. of course the coaches are going to praise him...he's running the freakin scout team. tough job for anyone. newton gets the first shot...they wouldnt sign him as juco if they didnt intend him to play. if he crashes and burns.. between rollison and trotter imo.

5:04 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I am still thinking Tubby to Tubbock, but they might get someone like Smart. It is just a school like TT is a hard place to win, which would seem more attractive to a proven coach, rather than an up and comer.

5:04 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I just made the mistake of trying to drive 2 miles to get some Subway...wow the roads here suck right now.

5:05 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Sponge, I knew someone was pushing Trotter. I hope he is as good as you think. As for Moseley, there isn't really enough info to know for sure about these guys, but the praise of Ted Roof along with Moseley's good size make him look like a possibility.

5:06 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RK...watching channel 9 news right now. Looks pretty nasty.

Hasn't really snowed a whole out where we live, but it's stuck to the roads. Looks slick.

5:07 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

MJT - Congrats for making the board sir!!

5:09 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

E-Bro where I live in Hixson our sub division roads are all white and my driveway is pretty much a sheet of ice.

5:09 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

There is even some concern about the weather here in Columbia, although I haven't seen much on the news. Enjoy the days of eating bread and milk folks. Supposedly that it the preferred way to make it through heavy snow fall.

5:10 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

^^^ About to Puke ^^^

5:10 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

FSJ...why? Something happening in two hours and twenty-five minutes?

5:12 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Just a meaningless football game. :-P

5:14 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

With a dusting of snow, is the entire Southeast closed tomorrow?

Just askin'

5:14 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FSJ - I may not be pulling against your alma mater tonight. I'll probably be asleep.

5:14 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Hope you get well soon THT.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

what time is the game.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

thanks, FSJ. I do feel a smidgen better this evening after a steady dose of feeling worse each day.

5:18 PM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

I agree that the '04 Tigers would have jumped all over either of these teams - but I fear that the offense would go into its Tubershell and it would end up going either way (kinda like VA Tech in the Sugar Bowl that year).

5:18 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

AU1NO4...it appears so.

The snow usually wouldn't be a big problem except it's been so cold the last week that it's sticking to the ground and freezing.

5:18 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Faker, what ever happened to Coach Fraud. After he executed the worlds best belly flop at A&M, he seemed to have disappeared from the face of the earth. Any chance of him going to Texas Tech, or is it more likely that he will sell you home owners insurance?

5:19 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Wait?!....There's a game tonight?

5:20 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Side note - For those of you on Facebook, why are all the women announcing Colors? I am assuming they might be undergarments.

5:21 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

New thread

5:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

just got a really dirty look from a (rarely seen in extreme SW Florida) Bammer walking out of publix after I yelled "Hook Em Horns" at her. I feel good about myself.

5:23 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

That MSU game next season looks to be more important than most MSU games. We only have about 4 road games all of next season, and that is one of them. Being early in the season and being followed by Clempson makes it a possible trap game. I do believe MSU was much improved this season, although if I remember correctly their schedule didn't really reflect it.

5:38 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

"Til Alabama rolls their tide"?

A Bama fan called into Mad Money saying that. Incredible. I was under the impression that Bambi thought stock were something that should be kept pinned up.

5:42 PM  

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