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2.08.2010

Two Auburn assistants earn praise


Hey everyone. Rivals.com gave Auburn very high marks during the National Signing Day Sweepstakes, deeming coach Gene Chizik's class as the nation's fourth best.

Not too shabby.

Rivals.com on Monday recognized two assistants, Trooper Taylor and Curis Luper, as two of the nation's best recruiters.

Here's what the popular recruiting site had to say:

Luper landed two five-star prospects for the Tigers: junior college QB Cameron Newton and RB prospect Michael Dyer from Arkansas. He also helped the Tigers with Louisiana four-star athlete Trovon Reed. Three-star offensive tackle Ed Christian was also Luper's responsibility. Luper was also the primary mastermind behind "Tiger Prowl" and "Big Cat Weekend." Those two recruiting events helped create a great buzz for Auburn.


Taylor had a big year for the Tigers. He went to Mississippi and landed five-star offensive line prospect Shon Coleman. Taylor went to Louisiana to sign four-star athlete Trovon Reed. Taylor helped Auburn get a big one on Signing Day with four-star defensive end Corey Lemonier. Taylor also got three from Georgia: four-star wide receiver Antonio Goodwin, three-star defensive back Demetruce McNeal and athlete Shaun Kitchens. Four-star defensive end Joel Bonomolo is a junior college transfer from California. Taylor also landed a big in-state commitment in four-star wide receiver Jeremy Richardson. Seven of Taylor's eight prospects were from out of state.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

365 Comments:

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Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Substance is brought

2:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Also, William Muschamp, whom you may know better as "Will," was named a Rivals.com top recruiter as well.

2:01 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

BOOM went BOOM on the recruiting trail, huh?

2:02 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Calm down, I'm here

2:03 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

My favorite number!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Thanks for that piece of news JGT. I know their names are already out there but I would have preferred they stayed a little more Under the Radar as not to get poached by another program.

2:04 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

When was the last time assistant coaches at Auburn received some positive press?

2:04 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Eddie Gran was an outstanding recruiter who made lists like this.

2:04 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I agree LT. The more positive things that go on, the more other schools are going to be looking at them.

2:04 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Thanks, Jay G. How quickly I forget... Well, that's nothing new! Just ask anyone that knows me! LOL

2:05 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I was a little surprised that Chiz didn't opt to keep Gran b/c of that.

Maybe he wanted to totally disavow himself from the Tuberville camp.

Willis would have been a Tubs holdover as well, but he hadn't been w/ Tubs since Ole Miss and he worked as a GA under Chiz back in 2002 anyway. There was more of a relationship between them.

2:08 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I like Tom Izzo. Have we contacted him? Rick Barnes or Bill Self would also be acceptable.

2:11 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'm sure we'd have a shot at either one of those guys.

What about Calipari?

2:14 PM  
Blogger Coffee Cup said...

It's good to see Trooper & Luper getting some luv from Rivals, but I think you have to give credit to the entire staff for the job they did

2:14 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I want John Wooden

2:15 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Didn't JGT say Thigpin played a bigger role than Troop?

2:15 PM  
Blogger michael said...

GET SOME!

2:16 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Thanks for the VD comments on the last thread....that's Valentine's Day for all you perverts.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Wade said...

The founder of The Capstone Report in on PF, his thesis is that The Birmingham News in general and Scarbinski specifically are biased toward Auburn.

When did this bias begin and why was I not told? I may renew my subscription.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

VD or Valentines Day, pre-law or pre-med. What's the difference? I still send the wife a mixed floral arrangement.

2:20 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

If the bammerham news is biased towards AU, I would hate to see it unbiased.

2:22 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Scarbinksy is definitely not biased toward Auburn. He goes with whichever way the wind is blowing.

2:24 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

My name's Jim, but my friends call me....Jim.

Get some norm

2:25 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

You definitely don't want to be down wind from Scabo.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Wade said...

This is all a product of Auburn's recruiting class this year and the Region commitment this weekend. The bammers can not deal with it, so they cry foul.

I grew up in B'ham and this town and it's newspaper have always been colored crimson.

2:27 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I was listening to F-Baum a bit last week while on the road before Signing Day, and a Bama fan called in specifically to complain about this.

Said the B'ham media was sickening to him with its Auburn bias. He seemed to be longing not for a more objective stance, but a general Bama bias like he had always known and love.

F-Baum was speechless. Seemed almost incredulous that somebody didn't think he was in bed with the Bammers.

2:30 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Everybody knows B'ham news is slanted Bama's way while Montgomery news is the apex of objectivity.

2:32 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

LOL, CH=B!

Wade, I concur. The bammers can't stand it.

2:32 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

Jay G as usual I'm a little late to the party but I want to thank you for the job you do.

Also I'm sorry for the loss of your grandaddy. Consider yourself blessed to have known him and to have had a great bond with him. I only knew one of my grandparents...
what I would give to have known them all.

Such is the circle of life.

2:38 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

CH=B,
I guess I am the lone female on this blog who loves Valentine's Day. I think tulips, chocolates and a restaurant coupon sound lovely.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

In 10th grade I thought I was slick and broke up with a girl in early February to avoid buying her anything for V-day. Then I realized I missed out on a v-day and a birthday present from her. I dumped that stock too early.

2:44 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Thanks Cincy.

Did you see my post on Saturday (I think) about how I proposed to my wife? I had mentioned a while back that I would tell you.

2:55 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I tend to agree with those that think Valentine's Day is a sham, but for the sake of staying out of trouble I do it.

2:56 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I think VD is completely harmless.

...

Wait. That doesn't sound right.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

If The Birmingham News is Auburn biased then I'm leading the train of sunshine pumpers.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

If I hear anybody claim that global warming is the cause of the warm weather in Olympics I'm going to hurl.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

But it is...ask Al Gore.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Global warming is also responsible for Chris Johnson's 2k rushing season.

See anyone can make stuff up.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

1. Scarbo is fair (as is Goldberg). We know what Melick is about. It is what it is.

2. Can we acknowledge that was some HOTTIE unrest regarding Trooper and Luper during the fall? It was unwarranted. They are bad mu--

(Shut yo mouth!)

I'm just talkin' 'bout Trooper and Luper.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Who had unrest re:the coaches?

3:33 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I don't want to be "under the radar." I want the radar operators in West Vance and other SEC outposts to see us coming and scream maniacally "INCOMING!" before diving out a window.

3:34 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Global warming is so bad that we're going to have or second blizzard in less than a week.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Coffee Cup said...

Jet,
LOL!

3:36 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Jet, I have no idea about West Vance, but the mullets are running scared.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Seanzie ... More than one fussed that Thigpen and Grimes were doing all the work and Troop/Luper weren't getting recruits. What no one knew was that Troop was in time out.

3:37 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

FYI, cold trends can actually be a result of global warming.

So says Lisa Simpson.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Well, raise my rent, ehyou, you are The Kid!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - A man drink like that and he don't eat, he is going to DIE.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Marriage can be murder (or double murder).

So says OJ Simpson.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Ah, gotcha Jet. I think Luper and Taylor earned their coffee this year.

3:46 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Did HE say that?

Well I be john brown.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Bro and John Brown have killed the thread.

4:24 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Partially my fault.

4:40 PM  
Blogger scottie b. said...

WDE Luper & Trooper. good work.

5:06 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Y'all may have already talked about this, but there is a great video of Trooper on the Auburn website. It is one of the Auburn Football Everyday clips.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

Give the whole damn coaching staff a raise along with JGT while you're at it ... they all kicked some tail this past year...pass the hat this way when anyone comes to take away Malzy!

WDE!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet ..I musta missed the negative speculative posts regarding Trooper and Luper's recruiting efforts.

I really don't remember spewing a diatribe regarding such ...and odds are that I would have.

All's well, that ends well.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Actually the Artic is warmer than in normal years. Weather patterns have shoved cooler air down here and warmer air up there. The average earth temps are still rising.

My issue with Mr Gore is the assertion that it is man's actions causing the rising temps. Clearly we are unlocking carbon and increasing CO2, but there are too many conflicting and coincidental historical occurrences that could also be the cause of rising temps. Should we carefully make allowances and adjustments just in case Gore is right? Sure, why not. Should we adopt Kyoto protocols, ruin economies and throw civilization into turmoil? I don't think so.

Sorry for the political discussion.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

JG ...Nice recap of the AU recruiting class. You mentioned that we needed WR depth. I would say that we had WR depth in numbers, but we needed a WR talent upgrade.


On another note: Chris Low has Cam Newton listed as the #1 SEC newcomer to watch for next season.

6:27 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I know the arguments. I was just making the same statement about the severe winter (for the mid Atlantic) everyone makes about severe hurricanes. You can't blame any one storm on warming. Solar activity is probably underestimated as a contributer.

Cam has great potential. I hope he realizes it. I think he has the coaches and the surrounding players to make it happen.

6:49 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Big gaps in the posting.
I agree the mullturds are going around the bowl and soon will be down the hole.
They weren't suppose to have this much pressure with his greatness in total control ...oops ...maybe not control at all.

7:31 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I get a sense of fear from the Bammers. Even with their recent success, they remember Auburn's dominance of the last decade and feel us breathing down their necks again.

If we continue recruiting like this year and can retain the coaching staff, I think things will be pretty balanced between the 2 schools.

7:56 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

What'd I miss today?
I hate when work gets in the way of HABOTNing....

8:05 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

For someone (me) who doesn't care anything about basketball, this time of year sucks.

8:15 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

ok.... the Hoff is starting to bother me... I need a new avatar...

Any nominations?

8:46 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

NoVaTiger, thats what i was getting at. Just took the crude road.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Norm - get hooked on hockey. It's the only way to get through the next few months.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I'm with you Norm, I would go stir crazy if it weren't for MX. Luckily the supercross season starts right as football is winding down. And the Motocross season ends right as football is starting up. It works out pretty well.

9:05 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

yea baby!!!

9:18 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

dmiller...
I vote Michael Knight.

9:47 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

From ESPN.COM ...
#1 SEC Newcomer to watch...

1. Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton: In the spirit of full disclosure, Newton isn’t completely new to the SEC. He played some as a freshman at Florida in 2007 and also played a few snaps in the 2008 opener before getting in trouble off the field and leaving Florida. He comes to Auburn after passing for 22 touchdowns and rushing for 16 touchdowns last season in leading Blinn College to the junior college national championship. The 6-6, 245-pound Newton has everything Gus Malzahn is looking for to run his spread offense and is already enrolled in school, meaning he’ll be able to go through spring practice. It would probably be an upset if Newton doesn’t win the Tigers’ starting quarterback job.

9:55 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light.

But the Hoff doesn't.

9:56 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Man monday nights suck on here

10:01 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Where is everybody? snowed under?

10:05 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I officially pulling for Auburn to hire
Chris Mooneyfor Auburn's new Men's BB coach

10:08 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I like the video posted earlier regarding the UA coaches tirade over losing Regions.

'How can they not come to UA, i have a statue'
You think I am a kind father figure don't you?'

Just too funny.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

wtc ...I sent that Youtube link to several friends. Hilarious

This time last year we had just finished firing and hiring a coach. there was a lot to talk about. The quietness is probably a healthy sign.

We are entering the mini-doldrums that occur after NSD while waiting for spring training.

The Doldrums are a good time to get caught up on work projects, honey-dos and continue hatin' on the Cousin-Humping Walmartians.

10:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Everyone is still in their Signing Day detox phase.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Finally got back to the gym tonight after a 3-month hiatus. I refuse to let the elliptical get the best of me!

Any word on when spring practice begins?

10:51 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Happy Rainy Tuesday, Hotties! One time, just one time, why can't one of these systems bring Bham some snow? I'm not asking for several big snowfalls every winter - just one really good one every few years.

D. Miller, I was going to ask you to bring your doggie back, but I see you opted for Macgyver. You can't wrong with him.

5:25 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Rainy? I've got to go into work for a while before the next one hits. I've got plans Saturday that I hope I'll be able to get out for.

There's already been several roof collapses and there's likely to be a lot more tomorrow.

5:38 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I'm with you luv. I know it would be a mess but I 3-4 just one time. Right now I feel as though I live in a rain forest. All it does is rain.

6:33 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

that's I "want" 3-4 feet just one time.

6:33 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

207 days till kickoff. Just sayin'

6:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

places to go, people to see

6:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

can't wait any longer for...

6:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

6:45 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Kudos to all the coaches for this year's recruiting class. I know this was a team effort.

Yet another cloudy, wet, cold day. This is getting depressing.

Be safe Hotties. I'm traveling to B'ham after work for a John Mayer concert with my youngest daughter. This will be a long day.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Hey all. Just got back from Disney. Got to see Drew Brees yesterday, so I guess he really did go to Disney World.

6:52 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Anybody know how much a maid service would cost in the Helena area?

I almost want to pay someone to come clean my house... 1 good time... a thorough spring cleaning (It's close enough to spring, groundhog be damned).

7:05 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

Check out this 2005 article on the top QB recruits.

Look who was number 10.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/web/COM1038905/1/index.htm

7:26 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Very interesting stupup. Funny that almost half didn't seem to get to the level they were projecting. But also interesting to see all the top guys that did perform as projected

7:36 AM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Of the 10, 3 made any kind of impression in my mind.

7:36 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Two of them on that list are from close to where I grew up. I feel bad for Caudle. Maybe at a smaller school, he would have gotten a lot more playing time.

7:44 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Pat Devlin ended up going to Penn State for two years. He was Daryll Clark's backup in 2008 and did well, but he ending up transferring to Delaware.

7:53 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I don't know, Snead has done pretty good at Ole Miss, and Juice Williams has done good for Illinois, and evidently Jake Locker has been good in the hole of Washington. True not to the level Stafford, and Tebow made their schools, but they've ended up contributing.

Whatever happened to Mustain? Is he still waiting for his chance at USC?

8:09 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

I happened to stumble across the article this morning, and I found it to be interesting.

I just wonder what could have been for Caudle and Mustain.

8:18 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Mitch Mustain

I'm sure this was talked about when it happened, but what is the backstory there? Why did Ol' Nutt pull him?

8:20 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

Kathy:

For you for USA Today:

SPRING SNAPSHOT: Auburn has yet to announce the specifics of its spring practice schedule, but the Tigers likely will get started in late March and will wrap things up April 17 at their annual A-Day game.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Rotten Scoundrels said...

Morning, Hotties. Need some help with big screen recommendations for the media room. I'm thinking about the Panasonic 65' Plasma 1080P. Any reviews or recommendations??

8:32 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Comm'r... Go OLED, forget plasma.

8:35 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I'm a huge fan of the Samsung LED. If I had the money, I'd have one. Best Buy is having some great sales right now.

8:35 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

commr...
This topic normally generates multiple reviews, all going in different directions. Good luck.

As my 10 yr old tube tv still shows little people running around, I have nothing to offer.

8:37 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I agree with D. Miller. You can get an LED now for 1/2 of what we paid for our plasma about 4 years ago. The picture is SO much better.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Rotten Scoundrels said...

I've got a Samsung 42" from a few years back that I like. I just always heard that plasma has a brighter picture (in addition to being the fourth element of matter)

8:41 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

This is the one I'd get, if I had the money:

Samsung LED

8:42 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Good news: I'm back home.

Bad news: I feel like I've been hit by a truck.

8:43 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Good review of Plasma v LCD.

I didn't say I haven't been looking.

8:44 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Family doing better jet?

8:45 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Jet, Yay......awwww

8:46 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

The girls are fine and back in action. I'm working from the house today.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Commish - true, you'll find a mix of reviews here on the topic as has happened in the past. The most important thing I'd caution you on is the glare factor. If your room gets light from outdoors, a plasma is much more subject to glare than an LCD or LED option. Beyond that, good luck and enjoy.

8:59 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Why is it that everytome I go to the dr it is rainy and nasty outside? I always get here late.
I'm now HABOTNing from inside my holding cell... I mean the exam room. I wonder what the wait will be today?

9:00 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Good news though. The nurse is hot.

9:00 AM  
Blogger scottie b. said...

nice DM. :)

9:01 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

your phone has a camera, right?

9:01 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Hi, Scottie! Did you have a better yesterday?

ehyou, LOL!

9:04 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Who's your doctor, D. Miller?

9:04 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I doubt I can get her to pose. And I don't want to get tossed out of the dr's office for being a creep.

9:05 AM  
Blogger scottie b. said...

today is much better Luv. thanks so much. i just love the hotties. :)

9:05 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I hope you have an even better day today! :-)

9:05 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Luv,
Dr. Teague today. He an endocrinologist in Homewood. I like him, good doctor.

I know it is bad, but I see 3 different specialists fairly regularly, but I don't have a family doc. Any recommendations, luv?

9:09 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Dr. Tim Real at Brookwood Internists. I used to work there. I kept him as my doctor. He's an Auburn grad. I really like him. His nurse - although not hot - is super nice.

9:12 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

There are no hotties in my Dr's office. Use to be a cutie but she decided to move back to Ohachee to take care of her horses. Talk about a southern accent wow she had one. Good nurse though.

9:18 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

And he's a family doc? I'll have to look into whether he's accepting new patients. Thanks. Brookwood is where my ENT is, which reminds me. I need to schedule an appt with them. Stupid sinuses!

9:18 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Digger, I used to know a very cute girl from Ohatchee, about my age, that lived on a horse farm.
There can't be many in Ohatchee.

9:21 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

If he's not taking new patients, ask about Dr. Frederickson. I think he also went to Auburn.

9:21 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Margaret and Tom Riser are good too. I didn't really care for any of the other ones.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Re: Television discussion. New plasma TVs have awesome pictures and they've corrected the burn-in issue. LCDs seem to fight glare a little bit but are prone to blurring at akward angles. The blacks on an LCD aren't as deep as they are on a plasma. Supposedly backlit LCDs (LED) fix a lot of those issues but they can be pricey.

My dad has a new plasma, and it's made by Panasonic. He loves it. I own a Sharp Aquos 1080p LCD...I love it. The only issues I have are re: gaming and movies you don't get that same depth of color contrast that you'd get with a plasma.

9:26 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

D Miller don't know if she had a farm or just a few horses. First name was Cathy.

The Auburn Beat (Evan Woodbery) has a good article on how the 2005 Auburn recruiting class did in 5 years. Worth reading.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Big MikeZ16 said...

Anybody remember the drought in Atlanta? The one that had Ga, Al and Fl in a huge lawsuit over Atl taking all the water from the hooch? Well.....make it stop raining here PLEASE ... I have a permanent pump in the basement now for all the water....

OK back to your regular programming.

9:31 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Just remember Big Mike, the drought isn't officially over until Lake Lanier is at flood stage

9:37 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Rotten Scoundrels said...

BigMike: I'm going to buy a boat ... without a trailer.

10:04 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Seanzie, re: your LCD. What about sports? We don't do much gaming nor do we watch many movies. All we care about is sports.

10:18 AM  
Blogger scottie b. said...

Scottie B. Programming Note:

i'm heading to Wild Wing Cafe here in Knoxville in 2 hours to see the Braves Caravan. Otis Nixon, Jordan Shafer, Jo-Jo Reyes & others are here. no really big names but still cool.

10:21 AM  
Blogger scottie b. said...

me & mrs. scottie got a 40" SONY Bravia LCD after christmas. open box special. we've been pretty happy.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Otis Nixon? Wow. I figured he would've died of a heroin overdose or something by now.

10:30 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I wonder what Data from Star Trek is up to nowadays.

10:31 AM  
Blogger scottie b. said...

PF, i'll try to get a nice pic of Otis for ya.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

i prefer Data from The Goonies

10:39 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

He's probably caravaning around with washed up Sci-Fi stars and up and coming Battlestar Gallactica characters, Mikey. I bet they'll be stopping at Bill's Wing Shack in Huntsville if you want to go check him out.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Boottie Twap?

10:40 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

He looks SO different without the Data makeup!

Data

10:41 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

by different, you mean old, right?

10:47 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Rotten Scoundrels said...

PF: You must be mistaking Otis Nixon for someone else. Otis has his own philanthropic group and is actively engaged in charities (including for the homeless), a strong follower of Christ, and regularly speaks at Churches about his faith. He is the real deal.

10:58 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Michael, for all you've ever wanted to know about the man who played Data, go to: http://www.therealbrentspiner.com/

10:59 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm willing to bet that PF was thinking of Pascual Perez and rather than Otis Nixon.

11:01 AM  
Blogger michael said...

You can also go watch Tourettes Guy doing bench press on youtube to find out what Data is up to. I will not link it, since the language is incredibly graphic, but I will let those of you incapable of being offended find it on your won if you are interested.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Question....

If USC ends up having to giv eup some wins...like FSU did.. and one of those is in 2004...

Who would be NC?

11:16 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

DL ... It could potentially be "vacated."

No one else gets crowned.

11:18 AM  
Blogger michael said...

The MJT Eurasian Poll would award Auburn with the National Title, Jet.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Humph....just wondering..

11:22 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Michael ...

That's the prize with the football made of goat hair, right?

11:25 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Straight nowadays maybe, but back in the day Nixon could've ran around 285.

11:27 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Yes Jet, with puppet corpses on the inside.

11:35 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I went with a Vizio 3 yrs ago because it was much cheaper than the rest. I have loved it. From what I understand it has the parts of all of the big named brands. Vizio just assembles the parts and sells it under their name.

11:38 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

On a recruiting note the Dismukes kid who was supposedly going to commit to the walmartians this week has delayed his decision.

11:39 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Decent article on Cam "don't call me a fig" Newton.

http://www.wareagleauburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=362:cam-newton-his-road-to-redemption&catid=36:auburn-football

11:47 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Reall, Comm'r? Otis Nixon Never got suspended by the MLB for cocaine use? Give me a break. I was making a joke, and could care less about his current religious beliefs.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

If I'm not mistaken, Sony and Philips are the only (there may be a third) manufacturers of the pieces/parts which go into an LCD, LED or Plasma. At least, that's the way it used to be a handful of years ago. So, if you buy a brand other than those, you're still getting their parts but the spelling on the front may be different. All kind of like Sara Lee makes a good bit of product being sold under other names which you may not have even thought about or considered.

That being said, I have a 42" Sony Bravia XBR LCD hanging above my fireplace and absolutely love it.

11:58 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I plan on going 50 inch plasma... one day.

I think I actually might wait and see what happens with the new 3D TV sets that will be rolling out soon. Perhaps I will finally make the HD plunge next spring.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Wow, I go out of town for a few days and there's a j-z sighting on the HABOTN! Nobody got too close, did they?

12:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I dunno if that holds anymore, Norm. Vizio gets parts from some manufacturer in Taiwan, and I suspect several others have similar situation. These times, they are a'changin'.

12:05 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Scott Choco, he wasn't around long enough!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Luv, the picture on the Sharp is excellent for sports. Make sure you get one with a high enough refresh rate, if LCD is the route you go.

12:20 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Has anyone tried these?

Grapple

12:25 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Seanzie, it's so hard to keep up with the latest in tecnology. A year ago 120 Hz was the fastest. Now they have 240.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

120 is adequate I find. I believe mine is 120. 240 was a pipe dream when I purchased.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Mine's 120 too and I've had zero complaints.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Thats weird ehyou.

12:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Colt 45 > Sex Panther

It works every time.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

They've done studies you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

So a guy at work just came by with this thought: Nick Saban signs Drew Brees. The Dolphins stay competitive and Nick has more success and doesn't leave Miami for Alabama. Alabama still gets rejected by Rich Rod...who do they hire? Tuberville doesn't look so bad without Saban at UA? Is he still the coach at AU? Who takes over at T. Tech for Mike the Pirate? Who is the QB for the Saints? They probably don't win the Super Bowl...

Gotta love the butterfly effect.

12:47 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Peter brought that up last week sean (not kidding). Please pay attention to what goes on around here (kidding).

12:54 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Sorry, should have put the SIAP disclaimer in there.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I continue to keep Shaka Smart, head coach at VCU, at the top of my list.

17-5 record.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I hate it when work thinks you don't have enough to do at a given point so they loan you to another department to assist. And then they forget that they loaned you to said department and still think you aren't busy enough so they loan you to another. And then if that was enough, when your department has a project come down the pipe they expect you to play a large role in making it happen. The boss then comes by and says hey, you're name was mentioned for this other thing. All because 4 months ago you had a project end and had some bandwidth.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I guess that's what some people call job security.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

If the next basketball coach wasn' hired into a bad situation where he went [the equivilent of] 5-19, I don't want to know about him. Unexplainable hires only.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Jack Del Rio for basketball coach.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

PF ... Asking for the 7 year extention for Lebo with a $15 million buyout if changing coaches is mentioned on a message borad.

1:05 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

And what do you call it, Seanzie?

1:05 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I call it "sucks to be me".

1:07 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

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1:09 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Funny, Jet.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Seazie,

I like it. That's the kind of guy we need. He looks good in a suit.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

That and he pitches a fit with the best of em.

1:27 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

On the TV.... wait on the OLED to hit the market this year. Then get an OLED with 240Hz and a 4ms refresh and a minimum of 50000:1 contrast ration... and you're set.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Think he'll throw a chair at the opposing mascot? If so, we need to hire him immediately and get Stanford on the schedule to open up the new arena. A drunken tree getting taken out by a flying chair thrown by an ex-NFL coach coaching college basketball is pretty much the ticket to success.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Pete, I hope you're already dialing his number!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm with Michael. I'm waiting on the 3D's to come out before I buy another TV. I want to walk in my front door, and immediately put on some goofy glasses that I stole from that indoor rollercoaster at Opryland that had the 3D holograms.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Although if not the Stanford mascot, I'd be a big fan of bringing in Western Kentucky and seeing the blob known as Big Red taken out.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Dialing his number? I'm looking up directions to his house on Google maps.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Wow, Opryland...that's a blast from the past. That thing closed down like 10 years ago!

1:36 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I like that strategy, face to face. He seems like the kind of guy that would appreciate it.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I think we're gonna make this guy flip.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

3

1:38 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

2

1:38 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

1

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