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1.18.2010

Malzahn likes Auburn

Hey everyone. My friend Charles Goldberg, he of immense Internet fame at The Gold Mine, is reporting that Gus Malzahn has told Louisiana Tech intermediaries that he's not interested in that job.

I didn't pay much attention to this after he reportedly was in Ruston, La., last weekend ... while I saw him at the AU-UK basketball game. That generally means he isn't interviewing.

Anyway, here's what Malzahn had to say:

``My family and I love Auburn and being part of the Auburn Family. Coach Chizik is an outstanding coach to work for and Auburn is a great place to be both professionally and personally. I’m excited about the future of this program and helping Auburn build on the foundation that Coach Chizik has established during the last 13 months.”

So that's one less rumor to worry about. Right?

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

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Blogger Kathy said...

Who wouldn't like Auburn?!!

3:46 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

I LOVE AUBURN TOO! 3 cheers for sweet productive offense!

3:47 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

It is nice to see Malzahn didn't really leave any wiggle room. He is definitely coming back.

3:48 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Mr. FAH!) said...

WAR EAGLE CGM!!!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Dadof3Girls said...

I think he is a pretty straight shooter. I like what he said.

3:49 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Mr. FAH!) said...

The Gus Bus is getting ready to ROLL!!!!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

never envisioned him leaving for La Tech, but confirmation is good!

3:50 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Huzah! One less rumor indeed.

Now let's wrap up this recruiting class and get crack-a-lackin' on the 2010 season.

3:51 PM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

HECK YES this is one less thing to worry about.

Big day for us Auburn fans.

All the bammers can EAT IT (that includes my Dad who called me in near glee that Malzahn was reported leaving).

I was so peeved last night, but I remember he was a bammer and can't hear well.

3:52 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

bammers=walmartians

3:57 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I wouldn't have blamed Gus if he had left for a high profile job like Tennessee, but LaTech would have been a poor career decision. Just win and he will be able to pick his spot.

3:58 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

16 under par and none blabbing!!!

3:58 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

G, what are you thoughts and where we may or may not start the season rankings wise? If we do indeed finsih in the top 3/5 in recruiting and filled some holes I think we should start somewhere around 20.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

"I don't care what you're doing, DO IT FULL SPEED! If you are opening a candy bar, RIP THE MOTHER F$%@ER OFF"

Just read that quote from Hugh Nall during his Auburn days... kinda like it.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

This generally means that he generally plans on returning next season, but in general, if a head coaching job presented itself, he'd generally consider it because that's generally what assistant coaches do.

I'll feel better about it in a couple of weeks.

4:06 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Hey I like Auburn. That Gus must be a swell guy.

4:09 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Is jet crawfishing on his 3 yr guarantee?

4:11 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I have it on good authority he'll be here at least 3 years.

4:14 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Gus still has some play calling things he needs to work on as an OC before he is the main guy.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I have it on good authority that this ice cream I"m eating is really good.

4:15 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I have it on good "authoriti" that I am going home.

4:19 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Agreed RK.

I put some of that down to this being his first year and just as his players were in the middle of grasping a new offense, Gus was in the middle of finding a comfort level in play calling with the players he was working with.

The balance in that should be so much better next year.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Aubie, MBA, PhD., ESP said...

I hope Hugh Nall doesn't preach that same message to his drivers now that he is a a trucking executives... although that would explain some things on the interstate.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Mmmm, crawfish.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

CH=B, I'd say in the 20-25 range.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Turfman said...

This is going to be something we hear alot of for awhile. Kinda funny how nobody came after the former staff like they will these guys. It would be nice to hold on to these guys through the 2011 season.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Turfman said...

Alright i've got to get this straight now. After Malzahn comes out and says he's not leaving, Evan Woodbury(Bammer) says he will be a candidate at MTSU. Because MTSU is so much better than La Tech right? Jay, send Evan an e-mail telling him the think before he writes.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Don't let the bammer reporters get you riled up. The fact that everybody wants Malzahn is a good thing. Proves we have a guy who is good at what he does.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I got 3 under par on Digger's game on my first try - 7 silenced, 2 still blabbing. That was fun!

5:42 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

It's probably been posted but Jay G's great article yesterday in the MA is featured in the Bleacher Report on all the Auburn action. I got in my email today...just had to read it ....again!

5:43 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Scott Choc you and some of those other guys are too good for me.I stll haven't hit par yet. I got to keep trying.

5:45 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Ok...one more "Caption this Pic" for the road....

Coaches

I'll go first....

"Kiss it Bammers!"

5:51 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Funny how many UAT fans were doggin' AU about hiring a high school coach for an OC and now every job that comes open, they want mention his name as a candidate.

6:12 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Believe or not, I never really followed recruiting that much for AU. I just sort of kept up with it. AU would get a highly rated recruit and the fans were geeked about it. Most fans always talked about rankings did not matter. AU coaches will 'coach 'em up'. Now, two classes later, AU has turned away several highly rated athletes and seem to be on the verge of a top 3 class. (I think AU ends up #2). Amazing turn around.

6:16 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Before the internet I didn't even know recruiting was going on. Now I read more and more about it.

6:29 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

FSJ
AAAAHHHH
CHOOO comes later

6:30 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

My best was 16 under with no blabbers.

6:37 PM  
Blogger dan dan the AU fan said...

Kind of off topic but here goes. At church yesterday morning we sang a hymn that I have sang many many times. For the first time one line stood out differently than before and made a lot of sense.

Sin had left a Crimson stain.
Explains a lot.

J/K, sort of

6:37 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

WTC-I was once one of those that thought rankings really didn't matter as long as you were in the top 25. I was wrong. You must be in the top 10 to sustain success. We are starting that path this year. I'm with you..top 3 fo sho. Latt, Whitaker, Jones and 3 others could push us to the top.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Not only rankings but those that qualify. We can't afford sign and place guys right now.

6:48 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

CHB-Even with thoe, I do nto think AU catches UF. they are loading up this year. Funny how that works. Their coach was looking to retire for a while and when he decides to come back, he grabs TOP athletes at all positions.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm announcing my college choice on HABOTN... and I'm doing it RIGHT NOW!

Come NSD, which I believe is the end of February for season ticket holders, I am going to sign with AUBURN!!!

I wonder how long before ITAT and the others report my commitment.

6:50 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

CHB you are too good for me. I may stop playing

6:58 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

digger here is a hint. Look for small landmarks and judge your timing off of those.

7:12 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

You forget, video games became popular during my younger years and adults my age make them a billion dollar industry.

7:13 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

WTC, I really believe it depends on how we finish and how UF finishes. We could finish up with at least 4 5*'s.

7:15 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Chances are we don't catch them but it is possible. So I guess I'm with you...#2 and one of many victories against the walmartians.

7:16 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Anybody here play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the PS3?
I just got it... I need some tips, I'm getting my arse handed to me online!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

It would take something big to catch UF, and Texas is probably out of reach as well. I expect Lane to work some magic and USC to finish well as well. I think if we close on some of our big recruits we could pass Bama, which would make me a little happy.

No matter where we finish, me thinks this recruiting season is sign of good things to come.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Quit your job and devote your life to it D Miller, its your only hope.

Did you run today?

7:28 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Back in the day, I ran 10K's. The advice to train up to a 3 mile per run point then go get professionally fitted was the best scenerio in the mid 90's and sounds like it still is.

I pronate and ASICs gels equipped for such were the best.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Dmiller- i've just gotten the game as well. I'll have to play with you online in the near future.

7:39 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Wake... I did run... shouldn't have... I have a chest cold and my lungs are hating me right now


eddie... did you get Modern Warfare or MW2?
add me, my ID is dmiller1856

7:46 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Dmiller- friend request sent. I have MW, same as you.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

You boys and your video games. We don't have a game system in the Norm household. The F4* will be 3 next week and I'm kind of thinking I might like to get one for him this year, possibly Christmas since we already have his birthday stuff squared away. So, if I do get one, what's a good kid friendly system to get? I'm kind of inclined to think Wii. Thoughts?

8:01 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

request accepted... I'll be back on getting my butt kicked after dinner...

8:03 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Norm- just got a WIi and my 4 year old daughter is loving that. Everything else has way too many buttons.

8:03 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Kid friendly... wife friendly... Wii...

8:03 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Playing Mario Wii now.

8:04 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

the new Mario game? Or MarioKart?
We have MarioKart...

8:07 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

New Mario game. It's a fun family game.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Thanks for the insight and validation of my thinking.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Dan, I quote that hymn a lot.

Conecuh sausage on the grill, Alaga syrup and biscuits.

Now that's a meal.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Was Reed always a 5* on Scout? I see where he is now.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Scout moved Auburn to 5

8:21 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Auburn University Jay Gogue ranked ninth in salary among survey of 185 public universities.

Gogue is paid $727,000-plus per year.

He believes in Auburn and loves it.

8:22 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

jet, now that's a meal.

saaaaalute

8:29 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I set out a few days ago to win 100 straight games of freecell (I cheat and back up when I get stuck). I have 99 straight wins and I'm stuck... I'm pretty pissed.

8:34 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

KAthy... he was bumped up today.. and Kenneth Carter was bumped to a 4* on Scout as well...

8:34 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I never understood why Kenneth Carter was a 3* after the season he had.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Don't worry guys you can breath easy, I figured it out and made it to 100.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Wake = The Red Elephant Club of Free Cell

8:47 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

D.Miller - LGG Bryron is Call of Duty all-star.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Wake isn't troubled by ethics or fairplay. He set a goal and achieved said goal. He's a real American Hero worthy of a jingle.

8:50 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I didn't realize Reed was a 5 star on scouts. I do think that is something new. Scouts tends to be more conservative with their stars. Hopefully Reed will be a great one.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'll expect Jet to have composed this Jingle and posted it here shortly.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

The REC quote was below the belt. I may have cheated, but at least I admitted I exist.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Holy Cow!

I just saw where Mobilz posted today!

8:52 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

THT... I'm not sure if I'm quite ready to take on any all-stars... but tell him to add me on the ps3, if he wants to...

8:56 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

To the tune of "Your Cheatin' Heart"

You're cheatin', Wake!
At a card game!
Sometimes you lose,
But won't take blame.

You'll hit undo
So you're not through
You're cheatin, Wake
We'll tell on you.

You win a game
4 out every 5.
But then you cheat
To keep a streak alive.

You think you're big,
But you're just a runt.
You're a cheating jerk,
Like a Red Elephant.

8:59 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

ola

9:01 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Howdy jhag

9:02 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Creepy Jet, I just listened to Hank Jr sing Your Cheatin Heart. Where are you hiding? The closet? Under my Bed? Surely you can't fit in one of my drawers... I better check to be safe.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Well that wasn't exactly my same train of thought but I salute the quality workmanship.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Wake, I can assure you I don't want to be in your drawers.

9:06 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

MLK? It's time for...

9:08 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I really should be more careful when I speak of drawers.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I've read in several places that Zac Etheridge will get his neck brace off at the end week. That's terrific news.

9:09 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

So the Fisher kid gets invited because his pops might be around every now and then...i like this strat

9:13 PM  
Blogger michael said...

So when is MJT day? And do all the hotties get off work for it?

9:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

MJT - give me enough notice and I'll be sure not to work on your day.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Looks like Cutcliff took the Vols discipline with him to Duke, they just released 3 players for weapons violations. Since when do Duke players carry weapons?

9:46 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

This guy can't make up his mind!

USC commitment OL Eric Mack of Calhoun County told the BigSpur.com that he will not take an unofficial visit to Auburn this weekend and is totally firm with his USC commitment.

9:59 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

USC is a powder keg.

Boom

10:06 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

You know, if Kathy wasn't so gosh darn young, I would say SHE was wtc's Mom.

Never misses a beat with recruiting.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Thanks for the compliment E-Bro! I am young at heart!

10:13 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Kornblut again?

Has this guy got a single shred of credibility?

10:17 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

TheBigSpur.com Miller. Is that the same guy?

10:19 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I think this guy definitely looks through crimson-colored glasses:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/328440-looking-ahead-to-2010-in-the-sec-west-in-football-buy-hold-or-sell

I would have to say they did slightly better than expected, though, and by slightly I mean they won eight games instead of six or seven.

Auburn does lose many of the players who made winning eight games in 2009 possible.

Auburn has a good recruiting class coming that some experts rate as high as top 10

Auburn will still get pushed around in 2010.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Never mind, I read his bio. Definitely doesn't know what he is talking about.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Yeah that is a pretty laughable article. Someone who is as obviously biased as him has no business trying to pass off his writing as legit journalism... even if it is only on the bleacher report.

I think he is someone who probably knows football, and his writing isn't too bad. It would probably be an ok read if he was writing about the Pac 10 where he could view things objectively.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Bellefay1 said...

Jay/HABOTN folks...

I'm an Atlanta resident and Falcons season ticket holder I saw the Keith Brooking thing getting national air time. He's not an overly popular figure around here.

Just curious about your thoughts.

side question:

Jay vs. Conan...

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6d1caacad1/jay-s-2004-announcement?rel=player

Jay's video from 04.

10:38 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Wow, the guy from the bleachreport is either really biased or really uniformed. Probably both.

We lose some key players, but not alot, We only had, what, like 12 seniors or something?

Also loved how he mentioned Auburn loses its 'best' tigh end.

Tommy Trott is an Auburn man and I appreciate all he's given to the program the last few years, but I don't think any Auburn fans are going to be lamenting his departure as a contributor to the football team.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Boy I'm glad Jay cleared that up years ago. Can you imagine what a mess it would be if Conan and him went to war over who should have the Tonight Show?

11:14 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

This is not Brookings first cry-baby episode, guess that's who he is.

11:18 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I enjoyed www.peopleofbammer.com, and I love pointing out "typical" Bama fans to my brother-in-law who, like most, didn't go there. But I hate going to other college sites and reading Auburn fans who make stupid, biased comments. As my mother taught me, "Don't let anyone out-gentleman you."

11:19 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I'm happy about our class, but I'm nervous about D linemen. I think that because so many of our recruits have gained *'s late in the recruiting process and after the HS all star games our coaches must be good at evaluating talent and getting sleepers.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Good morning, Hotties.

Happy R. E. Lee Birthday!

I get to spend it in prison.

5:45 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning, Hotties!

6:11 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Morning hotties!

6:16 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Good Morning! THT, some refer to my place of business as a prison, but it's not that bad! Hope everyone has a wonderful day and remember, keep hate alive!

6:22 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Please forgive me if I refuse to acknowledge or celebrate Robert E. Lee Day. I'm glad the south didn't win and I hate the mentality that some believe that day stands for. As far as Robert E. Lee, I enjoy his significance in the history of this country and admire the tough decisions he had to make. E-Bro is a civil war buff and has drug the family to many Civil War battlefields, so I understand that. I just hate the stigmatization and the way some use this previous holiday in the wrong context. I'm very glad that the Holiday was changed to honor MLK.

Sorry, had to get that off my chest.

6:48 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I'd bet MLK and REL were both righteous dudes.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

ehyou- I have no doubts about that. I just see R.E. Lee day used in a bad way, just like the confederate flag. That flag has a lot of history too it, but it is now used in inappropriate ways. Sorry, just my 2 cents and I may get hammered for it.

6:58 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

You know I won't hammer you, Eddie! I completely agree!

7:02 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Kathy- That post about buy or sell was ridiculously biased. The dude sleeps in bama underwear and a wife beater. Arkansas..a buy? Really? They are doing so well in recruiting. Anyways, anyone can post on bleacherreport, so that is the kind of trash you will find.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks Luv...glad I'm not the only one.

7:05 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I understand exactly where you're coming from. Both of those guys are used in ways today that would appall them if they were around to see.

7:05 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I hate the Saints. I hope they get smoked this weekend.

7:37 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I can't believe there was controversy over whether to make MLKjr's birthday a national holiday.

7:46 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

ehyou, why have you developed this hatred toward the Saints?

7:49 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

1. As a Falcons fan, they're my main rival.
2. I got sick of hearing "this team means so much to this city" after Katrina. They're still saying it.
3. New Orleans is a nasty city. Been there twice and felt dirty the whole time.

7:56 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I didn't realize Cam Newton was 6-6/247. What a hoss!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Ehyou- I hate Favre, and I hope he gets smacked next week.

7:59 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

ehyou, very good points!

8:03 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I don't hate Favre, but like I said this weekend, I am so over him. So, therefore, I will rooting for the Saints.

8:06 AM  
Blogger API said...

Tommy Trott - the best Auburn pass catching tight end since Lorenzo Diamond ...

8:12 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That's not really fair API.....to Mr. Diamond.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I love that Fisher's kid will be attending Auburn. That's got to be some sort of stamp of approval for the AU staff, to pay for his kid to play football at AU.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Jet Streams ...

1. Favre, while undoubtedly a talented player, is a self-indulgent jerk. I shall not pull for him.

2. Lane Kiffin probably has recurring yeast infections.

3. Take it easy on Gump native Trott (even if he is a TPS guy). Remember, he was coached by Knox for three years.

4. The Kansas State hoops coach looks like he's gonna kill somebody during a game. He also must be a devoted son because he kept referring to his "mother" during the game.

5. I don't care about Jay. I don't care about Conan. I don't care about Dave. Go away.

8:27 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

(snickers @ #2)

8:29 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Jet- You need to complete your Top 10 List.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Chan Gailey is the new Coach of the Buffalo Bills. That's good news, since Auburn doesn't play them. How that idiot had our number twice pisses me off, but hey, it was just pre-season, so why should I be upset?

8:58 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Awesome move by the Bills...fire one unsuccessful head coach for another...that's how you win in The League.

9:04 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Conan's hair is one of the scariest things I've ever seen.

9:06 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Yeah, those pre-season losses to GT didn't hurt us as they were pre-season, right? We still went on to win all of our SEC games after that, right?

9:09 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

So I am hearng that Ole MIss can only sign 22 this year due to their API that Nutt inherited.

Interesting.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

WTC- You sure it has nothing to do with the 36 he signed last year? :)

9:15 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

As for Malzahn's statement, I concur with Jet's response to it.

Off topic...the other night (and last night) I was watching the UConn women's basketball team. They showed an interview with Auriemma and obviously he and Saban are from the same mold. He said many of the same the same things that Saban has said regarding streaks and championships.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

As an Auburn Fan in Georgia, we have a 2 game losing streak to GT and a 4 game losing streak to Georgia. We have to change one of those this season.

9:16 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Eddie, I, too enjoyed Jet's list and think he should add to it.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Luv- I would say you are dead on about that assessment. The guy is all business. My old roommate and E-Bro's for a short time, used to be the head trainer at UCONN Men's Basketball team and he said that Auriemma was serious all the time and Calhoun was almost the opposite. My old roommate ended up with a nice Championship Ring while there, but always said that Women's basketball was bigger than Men's and a much tougher ticket.

9:19 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

And when he sees that you are good player, he is extremely tough on you. They were talking about Maya Moore and the fact that she wanted to leave because he is so tough. Her mom wouldn't let her because she went to UConn to become a great player and felt that she wouldn't without Auriemma.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

It's amazing the success that Summit and Auriemma have had and yet they are completely different coaches in their style and demeanor.

Speaking of old coaches, I like Nell Fortner, but I miss Joe Ciampi. Do you think we could hire Joe to coach the men?

9:26 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie,

We have a few streaks I'd like to see end very soon.

4 in a row to UGA
3 in a row to LSU
2 in a row to Arkansas
2 in a row to Alabama

Four teams on our regular schedule have winning streaks against us that have to stop.

9:30 AM  
Blogger michael said...

This should be our football intro video this year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Xt2yHCgwI

9:42 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Good morning Hotties.
If we are at 5 or better after signing day I will be happy. I do not beleieve there is much difference between No. 5 through No.1.
Happy Robert E. Lee Day It should still be a holiday.
Martin Luther King had a great cause and moved it forward tremendously.
But he had the morals of an alley tom cat.

9:45 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Not to start a controversy, but what did Robert E. Lee do?

9:50 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I realize he was a great General, but that constitutes having a national holiday named after him?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

War's over. Sherman dropped the big one.

9:54 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Robert E. Lee fought for what he thought at the time was a just cause, by the way which was not slavery, but the right of the southern states to conduct there business without the interference of the Fed. Government.
He had high morals and ideals a southern gentleman of the first order.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Lee's birthday is not a national holiday, but is in several Southern states. In most Southern states, it's been combined with the federal MLK Day.

I believe Virginia makes the Friday before MLK Day its Lee Day, giving each their own day.

That is an expensive proposition as it raises the costs of state government by one-half for mission criitical employees such as prison guards, Troopers, mental health, etc., which run 365 days a year. They earn time and a half on holidays.

9:59 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'm with Eddie. R.E. Lee Day is something taken out of context by many and meant as an affront to racial harmony. Is this really still an official holiday in some states?

Lee himself was against slavery, and in time tried to free all his slaves, though he did view slaves as sub-human.

10:21 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Jet...the Kansas State b-ball coach is oh my god crazy. Guy freaks me out. Has crazy eyes galore. At the end of the game, he said they have another "crazy Big Twelve game" coming up on Saturday. I thought to myself, "Speaking of crazy..."

10:27 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Digger, I mean no respect, but there have been a lot of people throughout history who have fought for just causes. Should we declare holidays for all of them too?

10:28 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I'm going to declare a holiday for myself...oh wait I already have one.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

The Beastie Boys fought for their right to party, no day off work for them...yet

10:30 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Harrison!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

hello Luv.

10:34 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

For some reason, I thought about you the other day and asked where you'd been, but I got no response.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

thanks for noticing Luv, no one else cares.
I went to Hawaii for Christmas, which was awesome. Then work was crazy for a while. Now things are pretty normal again

10:37 AM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

how many people were off work yesterday for lee or king day. I was not

10:37 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Hawaii is awesome. I went there for a week during my senior year in high school. We stayed on the main island of Oahu. I have been wanting to go back ever since.

10:38 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Only people that work for banks or the government, bigdaddy.

10:39 AM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

Got to love a gov. job

10:39 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I just found out today that I'm actually allowed to take a vacation. But I still have to work pretty much every holiday.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Coca-Cola was off yesterday. We're neither bank nor government.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

We stayed in Oahu and Maui. Maui is the prettiest place I have ever been. I'd love to go back, but that trip ain't cheap

10:42 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Seanzie, thanks for the correction! I thought it was just a government and bank - and school, forgot school- thing.

10:43 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I have heard that about Maui. We lucked up. The trip was through my high school and we got the whole trip - airfare, two meals a day and all the things we did - for $650. Even though it was over 20 years ago, I still thought it was a good deal.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I think they just pick a day early in the year to give us off. The next company holiday is Memorial Day. That is a long way from today.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I've been to Maui and Oahu. More to do on Oahu, Maui is nicer...both aren't cheap.

The wife and I ran through about 1,200 bucks in a week. This does not include airfare nor lodging.

10:47 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

The farthest west I've ever been is Arkansas. It wasn't beautiful at all. Hawaii sounds much nicer.

10:50 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

We have a "Founder's Day", although we still have to work that day. Our next holiday is Easter. So I get to take Sunday off, just like every other Sunday this year.

10:56 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

LOL, mrtommyd!

BTW, how did you like The Intercontinental in Tampa?

11:02 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

WTC, People are saying that Mack isn't going to visit and it finished with recruting, but he hasn't said that to anyone connected to Auburn. I think he is just trying to shut up the USCe faithful. I think he is ours come signing day. Like I said yesterday we finish in the top 3 in recruiting and begin a series of wins of all kinds against the walmartians.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

My employer was closed yesterday but I still worked over 6 hours throughout the day/night. Of course, I worked some over the weekend too. But I'm just dedicated like that. Well, that and hospitals go down if I don't pull off what I have to pull off.

I've been to The Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu and Kauai (too lazy to verify spelling). The whole trip was incredible but I don't feel a need to go back to The Big Island or Oahu. We will revisit Kauai possibly within the next 12 months.

11:06 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I'd like to go run down some ice dealers with my man Dogg. That would be sweet.

11:10 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Thornton says Auburn panicked and that turned him off. Yeah, right - Auburn will have a lousy recruiting year because we don't get him. When asked to define the "panic" it was that Auburn told him that we needed a decision now or we were going to move on. Yessir that's panic! lol

11:16 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Do I want to give holidays for all that have fought in just battles, not hardly, but to take one away from Robert E. Lee to honor Martin Luther King is wrong. As stated above Lee's was never a national holiday and it probably shouldn't have been
but why change the States holiday to a national holiday for King.
I hate the way history books have been modified over the years to suit the eggheads in education.

11:18 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I promise that is my last word on the this subject.
Go Chizik & Co finish BIG in recruiting.

11:20 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Its nice to be in a position to tell someone you need an answer or you will move on.

11:21 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I've been to the big island, Kauai, and Maui. Kauai is my fav - most natural. Maui was expensive and resort-oriented. Kaanapali is an affordable area of Maui, but the properties are older. I was at the big island on business - nuff said.

11:24 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Never been to Maui or any of the i's but I have been to Jamaica and it was awesome. Plus it was all inclusive.

11:27 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

The Intercontinental, LUV, was wooooonderful. Wifey and I had a fantastic time there for that long weekend!! I hope your room was just as excellent as ours.

11:27 AM  
Blogger michael said...

IN THE NAME OF LOVE! WHAT MORE IN THE NAME OF LOVE?!

11:29 AM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

atta girl Bono-Jan Terri!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

CH=B, hey no avatar stealing! Although, showing that one multiple times is forgivable.

On the Hawaii front, I vote Kauai!

11:48 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

sorry Scott I didn't recall seeing it. I will find another.


Here is the final reason Newton Chose Auburn.

http://mrsec.com/story/msu-recruiting-weekend-includes-visit-to-strip-club

11:52 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Georgia state employees get a Confederate Memorial holiday. Those civil war dead folk are many generations old and only a few folks I know have any idea who or if any of their relatives died in that war. I say it is time to stop that holiday.

My Virginia ancestors go back to pre-civil war times. I know of land/monies lost because of that war, but I don't know names, who died or much of anything else that happened. I'm told that there is some cool stuff to be proud of, but I don't care. I didn't do any of that stuff and never knew anyone that even knew those ancestors. Those are just names on a family tree. I care about today and the ancestors I've known personally.

National Memorial Day is certainly worth honoring and I've known several that died for our country.

11:54 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Oh my gosh. Somebody give me some eye bleach, quick.

That was just wrong man.

11:55 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Norm needs to show up and flip this thing, we are close.

12:02 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

ehyou,

I opened it here at work and was blinded and thankful nobody else saw it.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

In the interest of time

12:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Since I'm about to get on another concall

12:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

If you'll please allow me

12:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'd like to go on and get this finished

12:14 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

So with that said

12:14 PM  
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