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Interview notes, 3/24

Hey everyone. Here's what I heard during interviews this afternoon:

  • Gene Chizik said Tyrik Rollison remains on the team, is still in school and "his concern is solely on academics." The coach said Rollison is eligible.

  • Kicker Morgan Hull has left the program.

  • Fullback John Douglas has left the program.

  • A walk-on named Jason King, who was nabbed for DUI a while back, has left the program.

  • Chizik and defensive coordinator Ted Roof were evasive when asked if Auburn would run a 3-4 front this season.

  • Roszell Gayden's first name is pronounced: "RAWS-el"

  • Gayden, who is left-handed, said he never has played on the right side. Yet he's OK with that, as you'd expect.

  • Chizik said he's decided that upgrading speed on defense is his No. 1 priority, which helps explain why he plans to move safety Daren Bates to outside linebacker. That hasn't actually happened, though, because Bates is out because of shoulder surgery.


Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Rollison??? On team still?

12:28 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Not sure how I feel about a 3-4 front. That requires a lot from areas that seem concerning heading into the season.

12:30 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...


12:35 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

No Morgan Hull?

12:37 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

I don't even know who Morgan and Douglas are...were

12:37 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I'm with Eddie - WOW!!

I knew he hadn't submitted papers, but I just thought it was a matter of time.

12:38 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Speed kills!

12:38 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Does that mean Eddie is still on the train?

12:38 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

I have the need...

12:39 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

the equivalent of this train is two guys pushing up and down to make it go.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Is the kid with the yellow shoes still on the team?

12:40 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Not to bring down the talk of spring football, but my dad has surgery tomorrow for a cancerous tumor on his liver and it's a fairly serious situation as it's in a pretty bad spot, so any thoughts, prayers or good vibes would be appreciated.

Now back to spring football...

12:41 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

nevermind, found the roster. Yellow shoes kid is still on the team.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Prayers coming you and your family's way RK.


12:42 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Prayers and well wish Sent RK!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Good luck to him, RK. I'll be thinking about you.

12:42 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Thanks everyone

12:47 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

RK ...

You and your fam have my prayers, too.

12:51 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jay G,

So you still feel the starting QB will not be named until the fall?

Who will emerge as the # 2 option at WR behind Adams?

12:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


12:57 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Tomorrow, I join the Mile High Club.

Isn't the name of the club for people who have visit Denver?

12:57 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

Can't keep up today, but that's a good thing.

12:59 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

i love football

1:00 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

That's the name of the other Mile High Club I believe Jet.

1:01 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...


I don't think solo flights count for the Mile High Club.

1:05 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Photos of the new arena, for those who haven't seen them.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Michael Seale said...

Prayers out. Jay, any explanation with Morgan?

1:08 PM  
Blogger missinit said...


A friend of ours had stage 4 liver cancer a few years back. They went to M D Anderson in Houston and did some innovative and remarkable things. Thanks to God and the doctors he is now cancer free and that was over three years ago.

My prayers are with your family. My friend is living proof it can be beat!!!!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work as always JGT!! I love the smell of spring in the air!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and THT 3-1 Caps!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

DC/Baltimore teams suck in general. That is all.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The Rollison Express is back on the tracks!!! Sort of.

As for the 3-4 defense, I read up on Roof a long time back and he ran multiple defensive fronts at Minnesota. Although we didn't see it last season due to depth issues, I expect to see it this season.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


The scoop on Hull (via Bitter) is that he graduated and moved on. Guess he didn't want to deal with grad school or whatever.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The loss of the fullbacks shouldn't be an issue. I expect them to have issues working all the receivers into the lineup. When you figure Blake and Benton are likely to contribute this year and you throw in Stallworth and Gulley along with Zachery and Adams returning as starters, they will need to find rolls for them. With Malzahn's offense, they should be able to play rolls at h-back or as slot receivers.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wasn't Hull suppose to be a decent kicker? We have a new kicker coming n with the recruiting class, so this is probably not an issue.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RK ...prayers sent for your dad, you and your family.

Regarding football:
I guess since there are 3 scholly folks leaving(Woods,Douglas,Hull), we now won't need to grayshirt anyone.

JG ..nice video and report sir.

"Don't throw across your body". Fundamentals ..fundamentals ..fundamentals. Brett Farve is one of the only QBs that can throw across his body accurately.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seanzie - I am holding my tongue.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like TR's fundamentals and hope he does get back on track. TR's throws on film are more accurate than Newton. Then again...Did anyone notice the pipes on Newton? Reminiscent of Ronnie Brown.

1:43 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...



Sometimes Favre can do that, sometimes. I'd like to see what a technical QB coach thinks of a Favre highlight video. I bet they would cringe.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New candidate in the coaching search: Donnie Tyndall of Morehead State in Kentucky.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good point about Favre, Hoopie. There are QBs that get buy without good fundamentals, but they are rare. Usually you see inconsistency when the fundamentals.

1:48 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

A Phil Sims University.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

i bet eddie soiled himself when he heard about rollison. ha!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jay, I believe you mentioned that you see Newton as #1 and Moseley as #2. Has anything you've seen today changed your opinion? I keep wondering if the light in Caudle's head might suddenly come on.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It would seem that Rollison is having a hard time adjusting to college. I like how Chizik is handling it. They just need to let him do what he can to give him time to adjust. If transferring is the best thing for him, good luck to him, but I think he would have similar issues wherever he went. It isn't like Auburn is Vanderbilt or Harvard.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Would the move of Bates to LB be a hint of the 3-4 coming? We have all 3 starting linebackers returning. I would think they would want to get Bates on the field. He is a playmaker and hitter. It would also fit right in with getting more speed on the defensive side of the ball.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Didn't Favre throw across his body and right out of the playoffs recently?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

i believe he did PF. but he also did the same thing throughout his entire hall of fame career. so what?

2:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Gulley? Who is Gulley? I don't see a Gulley on the roster.

Of note: he was apparently working with the D today, so SteveFCc, that might work into your clogged pipe pproblem you've been rambling about for months now.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I dunno. So nothing.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

you're a funny guy PF. god love you.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


Shouldn't that read "probable Hall of Fame career?" I mean, there'a no guarantee the hall is even going to be there by the time he retires and becomes eligible.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PF are right about Farve in the playoffs and on occasion. Farve was one of the best QBs with poor fundamentals and yet probably leads the NFL in INTS. All the more reason for Cam to listen to CGM.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

anything is possible PF. i guess the hall could be picked up by a twister & dropped into the atlantic ocean by the time he is eligible.

so....favre....a possible hall of famer. ;)

2:13 PM  
Blogger CHB said...

SteveFC, I don't buy the whole Vandy or Harvard is tougher than AU thing. Yes they are harder to get in (not as much since AU raised the standards if I'm not mistaken they now have one of the highest ACT requirements in the SEC) but once your in there isn't much difference in the course work. I read and article in the Wall St. Journal one time taking about this issue. Harvard's prestige is all about money and power.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We gotta squelch the Farve talk. If jhag finds out he'll get detention for blogging from class. that boy'z gotta serious mancrush on Farve.

2:15 PM  
Blogger CHB said...

Hoopie, I think some kids would still have to be gray shirted. Our issues wasn't with the 85 limit but the annual limit of 25.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

You can take classes "pass only" at those dirty liberal universities, too, meaning you either pass or you didn't take the class. None of that failing bs to hurt your gpa....seriously, though, the level of writing at a Harvard or similar school is much higher than Auburn.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CH=B are right that academically the schools are much closer than the entrance requiements suggest. Top students at AU and those schools are similar. The difference is that those schools only put out top students. Slackers won't survive.

This discussion started b/c of TR's academic quandary. I'm guessing that a transfer to Sam Houston St. will alleviate TR's academic issues. So the question is: Does TR give in and go to SHSt or buckle down and become an Auburn man.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PF ..absolutely ...on the writing skills difference.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I went to SHSU for a semester. He's got a bettter chance there. There literacy level of the average student there is questionable.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CH-B ..25 vs 28 schollys ..yup that's right.

OK ..time for Hoopie to baa-aack away from the keyboard. Work calls.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

PF. I know nothing about your clogged pipe problem, but God bless you anyway.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Here we go, here we go, here we go now...

I like it.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

As for Rollison going to Sam Houston State, I would typically advise a college kid to go the JUCO route and stay at home until they get use to college classes. It is a different world.

2:35 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

That practice video is making me consider taking a cold shower.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

As for the difference between Auburn and Vandy or Harvard, I don't have a direct experience here. I do know that there are different levels of difficult in specific colleges, such as the engineering school at UAH. The requirements for a grades in a specific class can differ greatly based upon the degree that you are seeking. I found this wild. I knew students that found out in their senior year that they couldn't get a degree at UAH in their field because they hadn't meet the required GPA in their core courses. Even more surprising was that UAH would not allow them to re-take the courses to raise there GPA.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Too many WRs clogging the pipe. It's called a metaphor, and I was using it to describe what you've been talking about. Given the context, I have a hard time believing that you had no idea what I meant. You're not dumb.

...or are you?
[Insert dramatic mystery music here]
Duhn duhn dunh
[/dramatic mystery music]

2:40 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

So how about that football practice?

2:44 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

To SteveFC's point, I know that the difficulty of certain programs are absolutely varied from the Harvard's, Princeton's, etc, than say Auburn or Georgia. Most of that is the prestige and knowledge of the professors there. No doubt Auburn's ag and architecture programs are on par with the best of the best in the country. An english major, however, would be "better" off saying they graduated from some northeastern liberal arts school.

Jay, more love from Chris Low today. He put you as the headlining article on his lunchtime links.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

PF, here is what may have confused you with Gulley.

"The wideout from Brantley is now Anthony Gulley Morgan. His jersey reads "Morgan."

Yea, we have another player with a name change.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry PF, but I don't understand how your inability to comprehend would make me dumb. I know you are young and that alone will cause you to say silly things, but I understand. Kids will be kids.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

He said "Morehead State" ... heh heh heh heh heh.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Face palm.

Sometimes they just fly too high.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Serious face palm on the Steve reply, I expect better of him.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

If Brett Favre and Bob Knight were in a burning building and Jhag could only save one, which one would it be? Discuss.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Implausible. Favre and Knight are too legendary to ever allow themselves into such a quandry.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hmmm, go get Favre and replace him with Woody Hayes. Him and Knight would get along better together.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jhag would put out the fire, then commend them for how well they saved themselves.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

That's because Knight would sling a chair through the window, and they would make their own escape.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

The real question is, would Favre decide to go through the smashed window, get halfway out and then decide to wait a bit longer before leaving?

3:00 PM  
Blogger michael said...

"Jhag would put out the fire, then commend them for how well they saved themselves."


3:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Here is a good article on healthcare and what to expect. Things will definitely get interesing in the next 3 or 4 years.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I'm sure this has been brought up already, but I say there's no way Harrison could head 1 punt out of 50. (I'll bet he feels like Brian McBride behind that keyboard, though).

3:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I don't recall ever seeing that drill in a practice video. I wonder why Demond Washington wasn't back there.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Posted an interesting comment from Cam Newton.

3:05 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Seems like the football to the helmet would hurt.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

On a new thread that's UPZ.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


3:06 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...


3:06 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

nice work THT. ;)

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PF ...I ain't so sure that the 'hag is that generous. Those youthful ones seem to enjoy attention.

3:14 PM  

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