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Another candidate emerges

Hey everyone. Sam Houston State coach Bob Marlin will be interviewed by Auburn in the coming days. Athletic director Jay Jacobs asked SHSU's athletic director, Bobby Williams, for permission on Monday afternoon.

This is attributable to a Houston TV station.

Marlin's Bearkats clobbered Auburn this season in Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum (big accomplishment) and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. He is 225-130 in 12 seasons at Sam Houston State. His teams have cracked the 20-win plateau six times.


Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

What'd you have for lunch, Jay G?

12:54 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jay G,

Are you going to the ballpark Wednesday?

12:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I feel like my questions are falling on deaf ears.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

JGT eats lunch?

12:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't think this guy has a chance.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I feel odd even reporting this, but it's out there so I will.

12:57 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Marlin's marlins. I like it.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - I'd forgotten about that event.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Brad Brownell from Wright State also has no shot.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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12:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

As far as my lunch: I had a cheese sandwich at Momma G's.

I gave up all meat for Lent. Less than two weeks to go!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

Did they bring you crayons and a coloring book with your cheese sandwich?

I hope not. I think we ought to have the right to have a cheese sandwich without ridicule.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Momma G's sandwich=nice

Momma G's sandwich with no meat=not so nice.

Your a better man than me Jay G, I think I would go crazy if I gave up meat.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

Also rans all.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'd just eat a ton of nachos.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

Norm ... it happened prior to my arrival, but it was an impressive act nonetheless.

1:04 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Jay G said...Marlin's Bearkats clobbered Auburn this season in Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum (big accomplishment)

Did anyone else notice the sarcasm in Jay's statement? LOL

1:04 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

So, Jay G, if none of these guys has a shot, do you have any clue who might?

1:06 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...


dang you guys, now i'm all fired up. and hungry.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

As I recall, he REALLY had a strong dislike for that teacher. I think there were certainly others more deserving of those emotions but that's just me. Of course, I'd just complain with buddies and not put a plan into action. But that's just me.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Luv: I'll know a legit candidate when I see him.

Johnny Jones isn't necessarily an also-ran. After talking to a few people about him, Jones has a good reputation. He's a recruiter. He's a marketer. He has a lot of zeal.

I'm still not sold on what he's accomplished on the court, but he's a reasonable fit in other ways.

1:11 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

This guy is probably not the guy either, but hiring a guy that beat the crap out of us seems to be heading in the right direction.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Comment on Ochocinco's twitter page: "Chad, do me a favor and ask Buzz Aldrin's wife how much she would charge to haunt a house."

Now that's funny!

1:12 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

That is opposed to a different coaching search where we hired the coach of the only SEC team we beat the previous season.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Peter: I will not be covering the Cap City Classic. I will be at football practice. I will be BLAWGGIN' and VIDEOIN' and stuff.

1:14 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

beat writer say whaaatttt???

football practice?


1:15 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Until the evening? What, do you have a family or something you have to get home to?

1:16 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Yes, Mrs. Aldrin has had a bit too much work done. It looks like he's had some too.

1:16 PM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

Completely unrelated note, Jeff Franceour just went gonzo HR off of Tommy Hanson.

This means as much the SHSU coach interviewing with Auburn.

1:27 PM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

I really wish Auburn would at least interview Drew at Baylor.

I love that guy.

1:29 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Trust in Jay Jacobs. Jacobs is the man.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you all didn't know, click it

1:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The Auburn Beat Writer League draft is soon. Gotta beat these suckers!

1:54 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

my draft is sunday nite. i'm usually good till the all-star break. once we start talking fall practice....i'm d-u-n, dun!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Fantasy Baseball?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Norm said...


2:09 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

In case you have read it already, fans will be able to get a sneak peak at the new BB arena during A-Day.

2:10 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That is primo stuff norm. I dig it.

2:13 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

if you click the 'mrs. aldrin''ve been warned!!!!!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Anyone going to the Grand-Am/Indy Car weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in April?

2:16 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - they put on a heck of a show. I've seen them twice.

2:20 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

i saw the Commodores last summer.


the ladies still love 'Mr. Brickhouse.'

2:22 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The Commodores rock. I saw them at the Big Spring Jam back in the early 90s.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Peter: I may go. We got free tickets last year and enjoyed the heck out of it.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I saw The Commodore's (the full original lineup) with Parliament back around '80 in the Gump, I also saw them several years ago at Jubilee Cityfest. EW&F is much, much better in my opinion.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm thinking about going. I've been to a both Grand-Am weekends so far this year, and would love a chance to get to an Indy Car race (can't make Tampa this weekend, and I'm not missing football in October to go to the race in Miami).

2:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Tony Barbee is going to be in Auburn this week? Can anyone confirm this?

2:56 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

PF ... if he is, then I think he becomes the clubhouse leader.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

I'd pay cash money to see a concert with:

The Gap Band
The Commodores

Yeah, I would. I'd even sit with Norm and J-Z.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'd pay cash money not to have to go to that concert.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

We'd force you to be our designated driver.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

PF as DD ... big fun.

3:13 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That would be a killer. Throw in the Isley Brothers and The O'Jays too.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

We conned my roommate into being our DD at a Hank JR. concert in Columbus. The key is get them good and skunked before asking.

3:22 PM  
Blogger breakfastclubaseal said...

Jay, have you heard Tony Jones mentioned as a possible candidate. He seems popular with some people. Would he be a legit candidate?

5:12 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hey, PF,
No I am not going to get to go to the game tonight. I am up in Cherokee visiting my parents for a couple of days. But I am hoping to go see them play USCe Friday night.

We have had a steady stream of lookers. Another tomorrow. Hopefully a sale soon. Thanks for asking.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

This place is borderline boring.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

That was a terrible puppet hour.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

Pathetic puppet hour -- in all four continental U.S. time zones.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Fearless Freep said...

Once again, an extended absence from HABOTN has forced me to comment on several topics previously discussed.

First things first, some actual scoopage: Jay Jacobs contacted the Athletic Director at UNI for permission to talk to Ben Jacobsen about the AU vacancy. Jacobsen told his AD to tell Jacobs he wasn't interested.

Second, SHSU HC Bob Marlin was a co-worker of mine in his JR College days, when he won an NJCAA national championship. His next stop was Tuscaloosa, where he was part of the coaching staff that got UA on probation (although I'm still convinced that was a setup).

I read the thread pill pockets exchange in the previous thread to my veterinarian wife. She was quite amused. BTW, she says peanut butter is okay for dogs, but it does occasionally cause constipation. There's a joke in there somewhere, but it's time is probably past now.

Finally, there is only one John Cusack movie worth discussing: Grosse Point Blank. A sweet romantic comedy with a high body count. My kind of chick flick.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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8:24 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

It makes me cringe to hear those folks on Idol try to sing....and that's from the other end of the house. I couldn't imagine being in the same room.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Baseball destruction continues at Samford:
Auburn 10 Samford 3

Dexter Price gets the win. Nothing special, gave up a lot of hits and only struck out 2, but it worked out, I guess.

Bats were good. Everyone in the lineup got a hit.

8:45 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Fearless, your wife is a vet? Can you do me a favor and ask her about epilepsy in dogs? We are currently giving our dog potassium bromide and phenobarbital.

8:48 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Great my bracket at work is ruined because of the WV PG breaking his foot in practice. "Are we talking about practice"? There were 150 entries at $10 per entry and I was tied for 10th.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

We don't need to f****** practice Randy!

9:01 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

My SWAG for the next Bball coach is the guy from UTEP.

That is all.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Got to talk to Scott Sullivan at lunch today. He walked on to play baseball at AU back in the mid 90s and later pitched several years in the bigs. Holds quite a few records. Super nice dude from small town Alabama. Just sharin'.

AU is gonna whoop up on some turds tomorrow night in the gump. Can't wait for that.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hmmm. wtc is on the Barbee train. Barbee is rumored to be coming to Auburn in the next two days. Conclusions can be drawn from this sort of information.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

All aboard!

9:27 PM  
Blogger API said...

Barbee is young enough to become Auburn's version of Rupp if he wins big and sticks around. The Auburn family will support a winner. This Marlin guy serves to give JJ some bball interview experience much like he did with Dooley during the FHC search. Marlin = no chance.

9:39 PM  
Blogger jhag said...


9:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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10:00 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hi Hotties,
PF - did you ever eat at Dales? Used to be our favorite "fancy" place to eat when I was growing up. Now, not so much.

10:17 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

We enjoyed watching Scott play for the Reds when we lived in Cincinnati. He was such a neat guy and a great contributor to the community.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


Yep. Before prom Junior year and a couple of other times. It was supposed to be fancy wasn't it? I still use their sauce as a marinade, but I don't think I'd eat there again.

10:29 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Barbee doesn't have the gold medal, remember?

10:44 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Happy Birthday a little early IV. Hope you have a great day tomorrow.

11:19 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

spring practice!!!!! yeeeeeeah!!!!

12:27 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Good morning, Hotties!! Rise and shine!!! It's time for FOOTBALL!!!

4:22 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

My mistake. It's time for lunch. Then it will be time for FOOTBALL!!!

5:05 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Just got home from work so... Goodnight hotties

5:16 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Ho hum. Another day, another $0.64.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

lucky you, Norm.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

time to go wandering the streets

6:38 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

but not before...

6:38 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


6:39 AM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

Jhag ...

I think, as WTC's mom has apparently told him, that these guys are the smoke screen that leads us to Barbee.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Homer - nice to read a football article this morning. Me likey.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


Football starts at 10am Central. Is that after lunch?

6:51 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Make that 10 ET, 9 Central....practice is like that every day but Saturdays and the Friday before A-Day, when it will be an hour later, and A-Day, which is 1pm central time.

6:54 AM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

While so many of you are now awake about to go to work, I put my head on my pillow for an hour's sleep before a differential equations test.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Fun, DWells. I hope you're rewarding yourself with a trip to the Gump tonight to have some beers, chicken biscuits, and watch Auburn take down Bama in the coolest baseball setting possible (I love that Stadium!).

6:57 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Oh, and good luck.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jay G,

Can you tell Mike Berry that we're all counting on him? Big Snacks!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yeah, what PF said...

7:12 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


You weren't starting trouble at the Candy Shop Club a few hours ago were you? This has your name written all over it.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm not entirely sure where that is, but I know SW ATL is a good bit away from my house. So, no, that wasn't me. This time.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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7:32 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

SPRING FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is all. Thank you for your time.

8:17 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning Hotties!

Have you ever noticed no matter how old you are, you always sleep so well at your mama and daddy's house? :)

8:35 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

JGT said 'substance'. hehe

8:38 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thank you so much for talking with Tylerson. He said you were very helpful and really appreciated it.

It is so fun to see my son so excited - and about getting a job of all things!

Thanks for taking time with him.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

My bed at home > my bed at the Westin > my bed at my parents house > my bed at my in-laws

8:52 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

cincy, I would like to tell Tylerson that getting a job isn't all it's cracked up to be, but neither is being broke. So I guess you have to pick the lesser of two evils.

8:53 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I wish I had taken the advice of Billy Madison and stayed in school as long as I could have.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Really, Tylerson should stay in the condo until he gets kicked out. Maybe get a couple of PhDs or something.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Since I'm not independently wealthy, I suppose having some place to go during the day (when I don't work from home) beats the alternative.

Cincy - happy to do it. Given the timing and how we typically operate with things like this since our Fiscal Year ends this month, he'll likely have already accepted something elsewhere before he'd hear anything from us. But, maybe we could figure into his future. Either way, I'm sure he'll be fine.

8:58 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I'm looking for a career change. I graduated from Auburn with a logistics degree. I'm pretty sure distribution is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. Any suggestions or ideas?

9:15 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Maybe someone we know has a condo I can stay in until I figure it out. Seriously though if anyone has an idea or an opportunity let me know.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

CHB - Hover mouse here then click

Look through it. If you see something you like, send me the position title, number and your resume and I'll put in a referral for you on whatever it is.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


Law School. It lets you pretty much do whatever you want. Lawyer, CEO, Ambulance Chaser, Sports Agent, Radio Host (Biff does it, and is very entertaining), Bum, Costa Rican Palm Frond Hat Maker. The possibilities are endless.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Or perhaps, day laborer?

9:21 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (CAM-FAN) said...

morning hotties!!!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hey Mobilz. Where ya been?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

As Norm would tell you, "Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too."

Of course, Norm has sentenced boys younger than you to the gas chamber.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Didn't wanna do it. Felt I owed it to 'em.

How 'bout a Fresca?

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

Hi Mobilz! Great to hear from you. It must be football time!

PF - football is 3 pm CET, so yes, it is/was after my lunch.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Tylerson should definitely stay in school as long as possible. School always trumps a real job ;-)

9:36 AM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

From an Associated Press report on the Gumpitizer's web site:

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police in Connecticut say they had ample warning of a bank robbery because the two suspects called the bank ahead of time and told an employee to get a bag of money ready.

Police arrested 27-year-old Albert Bailey and an unidentified 16-year-old boy on robbery and threatening charges Tuesday afternoon at a People's United Bank branch in Fairfield.

Sgt. James Perez says the two Bridgeport residents showed up about 10 minutes after making the call and were met by police in the parking lot. Perez told the Connecticut Post the suspects were "not too bright."

It's not clear if Bailey and the teen have lawyers.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - that's a classic example of "FAIL".

9:40 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

"Hey, look, see, I'm gonna rob ya but I'm pretty busy. So, if you could just have everything ready for me when I get there, that'd be great. Thanks."

9:41 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

9:50 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I was a ditch digger basically while paying my way through Auburn. Don't really want to do that again.

Thanks for the link Norm, I will look it over.

PF I had always thought about Law School, but right now that is not an option. Wifey is about to start school to get her masters in education.

9:53 AM  

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