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2.01.2010

Tom Luginbill speaks on Auburn

Hey everyone. Tom Luginbill, ESPN's recruiting czar, had some interesting things to say this morning/afternoon about Auburn's recruiting effort.

He also spoke about Marcus Lattimore and Michael Dyer.

Here are some highlights:

On Auburn's enterprise: ``I really believe their efforts in the spring last year in regard to their unofficial visit weekend they had, their ability to get out and make a dent, have paid dividends throughout the entire recruiting process. A lot of Auburn fans said … Big Cat Weekend, what did it do for (us) in the short term? I don't think that's the answer to the question. The answer to the question is: What did it do in the long term? Those answers have been extremely positive in regard to what it is that Auburn is selling. Whatever that may be seems to be resonating among prospects."

On possible overcrowding in the Tigers' 2010 class:
``They're a team that's going to have to play a bit of a numbers game because of the SEC rule to sign only 28. They're going to have to eventually place some kids who are not going to make it or grayshirt some kids who will count toward the next class and work the numbers a little."

On Marcus Lattimore: ``I think there are more complete, talented backs in this class than Marcus Lattimore. I don't think there is a better back in this class, or maybe the last three or four classes, that is as talented in the passing game -- out of the backfield or split out wide -- as he is.

That's one of the reasons Auburn is such a good match for him -- because of how they utilize their running backs in the passing game. He's smart enough to realize that even though there's one ball, using two backs in a scheme like one that's going to employ (tailbacks) in the passing game in the SEC -- you'd better have more than one running back. If he thinks along those lines, I think Auburn has a tremendous opportunity with him."

On comparisons between Lattimore and Michael Dyer: ``One of our concerns with Marcus Lattimore is that he's not overly shifty, he's not overly sudden. For a back of his size, there are times when he struggles to break tackles. Do I think Michael Dyer is as far along in the passing game? No, I do not … as evidenced by my previous statement. What Michael Dyer does is that he's as laterally quick and physically tough as you're going to find -- not only on an inline runner but as a runner on the perimeter. He rarely goes down upon first contact. That's what makes him so unique. You'd better have a lot of bodies around this guy if you're going to want him on the ground. The first tackler and possibly the second and third are likely not going to be able to bring him down one-on-one."

100 Comments:

Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Sons of Caddie/Ronnie Substance

11:50 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

In Italy: Substancio.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Dual RB substance in AU backfield!

11:51 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Substance abuse.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

the math will be interesting

11:52 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Did I miss the tirade?

11:52 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I said rant.

11:53 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

OK I can't remember what happened 3 minutes ago much less 10 or 15.

11:54 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Thanks for that update from Luginbill, Jay G!

I am SO excited for next season!!

That settles it, I'm downloading Google Chrome when I get home.

11:56 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

It sure is a good problem having to shuffle highly rated guys to satisfy the SEC rules.

11:57 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Anybody know where Steve has been? I think it's been a week since he's posted anything.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

From end of previous thread ...

Tomorrow night I will gather my family together 'round the fire and read them the traditional holiday story ... Twas the Night before Recruitmas.

It is available for viewing at www.jetinthegump.blogspot.com

Out of respect for Homer, I decided not to place it here due to its length.

11:58 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I just found out that Pitt is moving to the Big 10. I am happy about this because I have missed the PSU-Pitt rivalry.

But my question is, how can they call it the Big 10 now that there are 12 teams?

12:01 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Thanks for the text Brother..

I had a tear in my eye..

12:02 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

My favorite lines from Jet's traditional story:

"WTC’s mom in her ‘kerchief, and her son in his Murano,
Were watching You Tube clips of Joel Bonomolo."

"More rapid than Steve posts his coaches they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!"

12:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

me too, Luv.

GO PITT!!! I now have a team in the Big "Ten" that I can pull for.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm checking on Steve right now.

12:05 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

My favorite line is:

So THT said “Chill out, this is a wonderful dream.
But what would make it better is a bowl of ice cream.

12:06 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Thanks, Jay G. It's just odd that Steve hasn't posted in so long.

12:06 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Did I miss the part where he talked about Latt and Dyer?

12:07 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Big 10 will have to revamp their logo again. Currently, it says "Big 10", but has an "11" embedded in the middle of it.

12:07 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Someone bring up the xcoach and watch how fast he comes calling.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

This one's good, too:

"Now, Trooper! Now, Luper! Now, TinRoof and Gus!
On, Thigpen! On, Grimes! Hey, Boulware, stay on the bus!"

12:09 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Top notch job Jet.

I guess since I've been so busy at work, I hadn't noticed SteveFC hadn't been on here. Hope the guy is well.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

As much as Steve's posts can make my eyes glaze over, I am concerned that he hasn't been around. Hope he's okay.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Steve is fine, still doing his thing.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Yes, what did he say about Latt and Dyer?

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

I'm working on it.

12:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Good to hear he is ok...hopefully he'll show up soon and give us something to argue about.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I predict SFC will make an appearance today.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hey SteveFC, we're missing you!!!

Jet - you nailed it!

12:13 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Mr. FAH!) said...

Brother,
this was classic "To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Somebody help Rocker, he’s so big he might fall!"

I spit up my coffee!!!!

12:14 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Mack Brown (the RB not the coach) visited this weekend.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Lattimore quote up.

12:18 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Tar Heel, we will just have to agree to disagree on the day they play.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Nice, enjoyed the Comments on Latt.

12:20 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Any other day, I will pull for Pitt.

12:21 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Jet enjoyed the night before recruitmas.
Also read the others and was moved by some and laughed hard through the race down the hill pulling that poor puppy.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Pitt to the Big Ten? Is this confirmed? I've heard nothing about it and that's huge news.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yes, LUV. Though PSU would be my 2nd choice in that conference.


Jay G Tate, when you get caught up, let me know who Lugi thinks is a "more complete, talented backs in this class than Marcus Lattimore."

12:21 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Interesting. I hope Lattimore is really thinking about how well he would fit into AU's offense. Maybe we can get Luginbill to call him to make sure.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Michael Dyer?

12:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Pitt's leaving the Big East? Does the Big East even exist without them? That's what 7 teams left?

Is it possible that the MWC will join the BCS, Big East will get kicked out, and Boise State will join the MWC?

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think Luginbill is more impressed with Dyer, though Lattimore is ESPN's No. 1 back.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Pitt is not leaving the Big East ... yet. That was a hoax.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ok, just wanted to make sure it was our other RB!

12:25 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Seanzie,

Pitt to Big 10

12:26 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I am sure Luv is right but Jay can you check this Pitt news out?

12:26 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

12:27 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Dangit! Sorry, Jay G! I'm not in the habit of posting rumors. I was just excited that PSU-Pitt would be rekindling the rivalry because I've missed it.

12:28 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Never mind Jay Luv came through with the evidence

12:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Added a quote about Dyer ... and more on Lattimore.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Big East is still one of the best Basketball conferences and I believe it is setup with that in mind after the loss of BC, Virginia Tech and Miami. It could lose 1 team and survive just fine IMO.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I trust the Chicago Tribune.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

PF - BC?

12:32 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

ha. My fingers got in front of me with part of my post.


I agree, Eddie. The conference would stay together as a basketball conference, but the remaining FBS football programs would have to find new homes if they lose another member.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Big East is a lousy football conference anyway. they would do better to go different places.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

22 minutes until the Whitaker announcement.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

where would they all go? Big "10/11/12", ACC, SEC are all full. There is no respectable conference for them to go to. They would become independents if Big East football vaporized.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

They aren't full per se. A conference could be larger than 12 teams. 12 is just the minimum to get the extra game.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

As a matter of fact, the Big Ten is exploring more than just the addition of one team, I've heard it could be as large as 14 when all is said and done.

12:42 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

bro jet...
A masterpiece! Thanks for sharing.

(p.s. I really do like beer)

12:44 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Question for the Board? - The Big East has a tie into the BCS, with that said, what voids the terms of their tie-in? IF they lose teams, does that affect it, or onl when it comes time to renewing the BCS contractc with the networks and Bowls?

12:45 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

true, but I think 12 is two to many. 14 sounds cumbersome. Remember the WAC/MWC was briefly a 16 school conference.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

For those that want to watcht he Whitaker commitment press conference...

Whitaker Confrence Link

12:50 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

WAC in the 90s

Hawaiʻi UNLV BYU Tulsa
Fresno State Air Force Utah TCU
San Diego State Colorado State
New Mexico SMU
San José State Wyoming UTEP Rice

The WAC split into the WAC and MWC. Ironically, most of the MWC teams were original WAC members (I think, not confirmed)

12:50 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Eddie with TOTAL BADNESS!!!

12:50 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

Scout's Mississippi analyst had Auburn as the front runner for Shon "100% committed" Coleman.

12:51 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

Should read "has".

12:51 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Jayg-thta last quote by Luginbull is what I was describing at lunch Friday. What set the UAt runners apart from many others was YAC.I know AU stooped INgram cold, but both of those backs wold hit you hard and hardly ever went down on first contact. That is the kind of back I want AU to get. I think they did with Dyer. just my opinion though.

12:53 PM  
Blogger AU1292 said...

Whitaker to AU.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

There is a huge dude with an Auburn shirt on...hoping that's Whitaker's dad.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

We'll see in 5 mins.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Thanks for the link Eddie....

When he pulls out the AU hat, do you think the feed will go dead with technical difficulties?

12:55 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Eddie! Making the Hotties even more unproductive!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

awesome Eddie!!! Thanks!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Logan- I wouldn't put it past them.

Scott C.- Glad I can help out.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Gotta love the interwebs.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

THT, I see LGG posting over there on the board of the live feed.

12:57 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Is the announcement on TV?

12:57 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

There is a LGG Byron that posts all the time on the Rivals site. I bet that is him...with that said, could THT son be the LGG Byron on Rivals? I don't know.

12:57 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

We need Whitaker more than Latt.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Almost 1,200 viewers - unbelievable.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I've got a fever and the only cure is more DT!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

New Thread UPZ

1:00 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

Hottie Ho! Yep Eddie that's me, anyone see the Whit family member wearing the Auburn shirt?

1:00 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Is it Whitaker time?

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

awesome Eddie!!! Thanks!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

He has not made his entrance yet.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Yes...we're watching now, Jay.

1:01 PM  
Blogger ARRGH! said...

1700 viewers... wow

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

awesome Eddie!!! Thanks!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

I don't know why that posted twice...anyway...quite here since everyone's tuned in to Eddie's link.

TONS of AU fans watching that new conference right now!

1:02 PM  
Blogger ARRGH! said...

Whit's family just walked by the camera all wearing AU shirts!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread REALLY UPZ.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Yeah this unreal...Pete trying to be funny and get people looking outside the thread.

1:03 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

WHitaker to AU. DOne Deal.

1:10 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

lol, aside from saying the University of Auburn, it went pretty well.

1:11 PM  

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