montgomeryadvertiser.com

Sponsored by:
3.31.2010

Practice report, No. 5

Hey everyone. We are now 1/3 of the way through spring practice. Yay.

What did we learn today? Not a lot. Here's a representation:
  • Defensive coordinator Ted Roof was slow to discuss what has impressed him about S Mike McNeil. After a relatively long pause, Roof identified experience as McNeil's chief strength. That seems like a bad sign for McNeil's chances.

  • Roof said Auburn's defensive struggles last season has motivated him on a personal level.

  • Roof said he's happy with the way LB Eltoro Freeman has progressed since last season.

  • Roof indicated that T'Sharvan Bell -- known around here exclusively as "Tee" Bell -- will stick at cornerback. He played safety during his first two seasons at Auburn.

  • Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said TB Mario Fannin has demonstrated "more focus" toward becoming an marquee tailback, though he also praised Onterio McCalebb.

  • DE Nosa Eguae, who is playing behind Mike Goggans right now, said he missed last season because of a stress fracture in his left foot. The injury didn't require surgery, but it caused enough discomfort to force a redshirt season. He didn't make the official decision, he said, until the LSU game. He tried to run without his immobilization boot and ... it didn't go well.

  • Eguae said he's only gained five pounds or so since his arrival last summer -- he's listed at 245 -- but he said his weight has been re-distributed to his satisfaction.

  • DE Dee Ford is happy to be here. He's been trying to gain weight, which has left him feeling "bloated" a lot.

96 Comments:

Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

too slow with my DL proxy substance?

12:42 PM  
Blogger THT 2.0, G.G. said...

Arctic substance

12:42 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Substance is here
And I am first

12:42 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Glad Roof is taking it personal!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Just kidding

12:42 PM  
Blogger THT 2.0, G.G. said...

GRRRRR

12:43 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

2.0 switched to Firefox right before the new thread and all her links were in Norsk, thus opening my window of opportunity.

12:49 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

"Any more questions?"

BAM!

Interview over.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Nothing to do with AU practice, but just found this article on Dameyune Craig coaching at FSU:

http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20100331/FSU03/3310325/1002/SPORTS

12:55 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Wake...
Have you made the transition from clueless newbie to ruthless law-dog bada$$ yet?

1:00 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

2nd round of Champions League QF games upcoming in 45 mins, if anyone cares.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yo, yo, yo, California in tha HOUSE!!!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Why am I not surprised?

1:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Wake, I'm still not sure I like you anymore now that you're Smokey and I'm The Bandit.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

To reply to a discussion from the last thread, 85 degrees is still kinda temperate as far as I'm concerned.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Seanzie - LGG Byron will be watching. Me too if I'm back from an errand.

1:05 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I have to agree with you Jay. It doesn't sound like Roof is thrilled with McNeil. It is almost like he said way to take up space. You would expect him to comment on something he has done during the spring.

1:09 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

Wow, didn't realize Christian Ponder was a Heisman candidate! Well, at least according to tallahassee.com

In that case, I declare Darvin Adams a Heisman candidate!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Seanzie, I don't care. The game wouldn't be so terrible (I'm not going to good here, just not terrible) if the announcers didn't have those annoying accents.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

PF, you can always mute the tv and put your favorite soundtrack on.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JayGT - thanks for the practice report. I soaked it up. I hope I left some of the text on the HABOTN home page for other Hotties.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

If you cared, of course.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Everybody ready for Neil Caudle to be the starting QB?

1:17 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Please ehyou, I was born a badass law dog.

PF, Oh yeah, well I don't like you either.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

What time is it?

1:23 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Yes, Eddie, ecstatic. How about the United result yesterday? Tough to lose the match in stoppage, worse to lose Rooney for 2-4 weeks, especially with the 2nd leg against Bayern and the all-important Chelsea match over the weekend.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Wake, I hope you run over your own spike strips.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

Pre-Family Resource Management? Sounds like knowing which aisle the condoms are on.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Neil Caudle.

Go ahead and get your 19 jersey while they are hot!

1:36 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

In Gus I trus'

1:37 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

So far the comments I am seeing from practices give me the impression that the offense is doing great, but the coaches are not overly excited at what they have seen so far. Jay, seeing that it is the end of our first trimester of spring practice, what is your impression.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Neil Caudle.

Johnny Unitas.

They both wore #19.

One color on the jersey was blue.

Do the coincidences end there?

I think not!

1:38 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

My vote is 70 degrees and UP! Done with living in the cold.


Eddie, any reason for the optimism?

1:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

When did LSU start spring practice to be completely done by now?

1:40 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

LSU
Spring practice starts: Feb. 26
Spring game: March 27

That's how.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Well, that's stupid. It was still winter then.

1:44 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

yea....I didn't understand when TT had the early spring game at the end of march and it was really cold

1:45 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Maybe not in voodoo land.

Les Miles is crazy though.

Have to take that into account.

Plus LSU is serious about baseball.

1:45 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Didn't Tubs used to start Spring practice early and finish early?

1:46 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

WEG ....Eddie was kidding.

Eddie ....you owe me a dollar.

1:46 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

sorry to break your heart Eddie but..well to put it in the words of a former coach..."Neil is a great Auburn Man".

1:47 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Not only are they serious, they have a good team, too.

1:48 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Is that Morris Day? If so, that is stellar.

1:52 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

LSU seems to always be good in baseball.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I guess the HABOTN burned-out on QB speculation during February.

My guess is that Newton and one other QB will exit Spring as Co-#1s and the contest will continue in the fall.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Hoopie- I'm not necessarily kidding. Tea leafs point to Neil having a good shot to land the Starting QB job. If that happens, don't count me as optimistic about the season. Then again, I could be completely wrong.

1:55 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Morris Day?

Morris Day

1:56 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

That would make for a bad day PF

1:57 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Seanzie- I'm pretending yesterday didn't happen. Does not look good for the Chelsea Match and 2nd leg with Bayern.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Eddie, I feel the same way about the Birmingham result from Saturday.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jesse! Ha, now Jerome.

2:05 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

yessssss

2:20 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Morris Day > Purple Rain > Prince > Prince dunking on Charlie Murphy > Pancakes

That's pretty much how my mind works

2:21 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

CHARLIE MURPHY!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I expect Newton to be named the starter before spring practice ends.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

So I guess JGT has liked what he has seen in Newton... that is good news.

2:33 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Any video coming?

2:35 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jay G,

Why the change? I know before you didn't expect a QB to be named until the fall.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'm very hopeful that Jay G is correct. That will lift my optimism considerably heading into the fall.

2:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Newton is very good. If Caudle is better then he is spectacular, which is great for Auburn. I just don't see it.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Ehyou,

To quote Bender, "I outta kick you in the neck." Don't be dissin Pancakes like that. I support any organization that has all-you-can-eat pancake gatherings. Pancakes get me up at 7:30 every Saturday morning. I love pancakes.

2:46 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Vanity Fair is supposed to publish a big expose' on Tiger Woods, his women, his cheapness, and the lengths he went to to hide his affair on.. wait for it...wait for it.... the day before the Masters begins.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

In fact, I seriously believe Clint Moseley would have been your starter had Newton not signed with Auburn.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

and Martha Burke is protesting to let women into Augusta...

2:52 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I wonder if TIger's story will top John Edwards' which was downright silly and weird.

The book Game Change details that one.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - my mind works the same way. I love those episodes with Charlie "Darkness" telling his stories.

3:00 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

Moseley? wow.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

john Edwards was preachy about fidelity, left his wife when she was undergoing a huge struggle, and promoted his image as wholesome. Tiger didn't talk much, banged a bunch of women that weren't as hot as his wife, and promoted an image of excellence (he was really good at infidelity). Edwards will always be worse. Elliot Spitzer will always beat both of them.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I'd like to remind everyone that last year we all left Chris Todd for dead (in terms of a football career) and the same is happening this year for every QB not named Newton.

I don't know anything. I have no news or scoop.

I just find the parallel interesting.

3:10 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Where does Marv Albert rank among that group?

3:10 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I can tell you Tiger is very cheap. One of my really good friend volunteers every year to work TPC Sawgrass for the PLayer's Championship (side note I get to play for free because of it. Pared 17 on, tee shot was 3ft up hill from cup). He usually works in the player's lounge serving. He said he usually gets really good tips. Phil left them $500 at the end of the week. Tiger, not one stinking dime.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Are the other guys this year coming back from major surgery on their throwing shoulder, and not competing in Spring practice?

3:15 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Tiger> Marv> Edwards > Spitzer

3:16 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Axually, Pancakes > Tiger > Marv > John > Elliot

3:17 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

3:17 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

PF, I played Davis Love III's course just outside of Sea Island, GA a few summers ago with my dad, uncle, and grandfather. We asked our forecaddy what DL3 was like when he played out there and he said, "Well, he tipped his caddy with a signed golf ball."

3:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I wouldn't tip volunteers, either. They are getting enough benefits (like their buddies playing $350 rounds of golf for free).


I birdeed 17 twice and pared it once. Pared 18, too,despite it being near dark by the time we finished playing 17 three times. Besides that, that course whipped my butt.

3:21 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Er. That was directed at CH=B

3:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

DLIII is indeed a jerk, Wells. I've got two personal stories from when I sepnt my summers on SSI, but don't feel like typing them right now. Remind me later.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

You know who else is a Jerk.

PF

He told me he doesn't like me anymore.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

That is not exactly accurate, Pig.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I like errybody.

3:31 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

i don't like bammers....except FSJ....sometimes. ;)

3:35 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

The book that Edwards' aide Andrew Young wrote is a trip too..

3:36 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

At least for me, Todd being the starter last season wasn't a huge surprise. This season is different. I have seen none of these QBs play like they would be the man.

I watch Newton in the JUCO championship and he did well, but that isn't the SEC.

Within the next week we should see one or two of the QB candidates eliminated. My guess is Trotter gets eliminated first.

I had been assuming Caudle would be eliminated second, but Malzahn praising Caudle's knowledge of the offense makes me think he might make it into the final two.

My guess is that at the end of spring we will have a QB depth chart, but they will say it can change in the fall.

How do I currently see it?

4) Trotter
3) Moseley
2) Caudle
1) Newton

3:38 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm gonna not comment on that this time.

3:39 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Why doesn't Jesse James get a mention here? I mean, as idiots go, he has Tiger and Edwards beat hands down. You are married to Sandra Bullock and that ain't good enough? Duh!!!!!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I just learned Jesse James is a monster.

The magazine at the checkout counter of Publix said so.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jesse James is about as relevant as a cucumber.

3:45 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

PF, my round went the same way. Pared 17 and 18 in the dark. I shot a 92 which I thought that was pretty good considering how much I play. I didn't think the course was all that hard. To me it was wasn't harder/nicer than a RTJ course. Now the facilities and landscaping is what sets it apart.

Your also correct that my buddy gets some pretty good perks, but he also worked hard catering to those guys and needed to be tipped. I mean the guy has earned $1billion.

3:45 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

As for John Edwards being a sleaze bag, who would have ever suspected a politician being a sleaze bag?

3:45 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

As far as idiots go add my boss to the conversation..oh wait did I say this out loud.

3:46 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

LOL PF...

relevant as a cucumber...

3:47 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

If you wanna get paid, get a job!



When did you play it? I thought it was harder than any of the RTJ courses I've played, but it had tourn. rough and narrowed fairways.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

3:49 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home


follow me on Twitter

• THE RING OF FIRE •
INAUGURAL CLASS
Phormerly Phred
Scottie B. in Tennessee
crudup
Hoopie
Ron Mexico
hip-hopanonymous
AUnMobilz
Sullivan013
Scott from Tucson
scottatl
jhag **FRANCHISE PLAYER**

CLASS OF 2008
Peter Frankenschmidt
Mr. Sensible
WarEagleRK

CLASS OF 2009
eddie4au
FakeSteveJobs (aka FSJ)
AUBigCat
michael
Steve from Columbia (aka SteveFC)
kristina
Jet

WHERE EAGLES SOAR
AUFan365 was Larry Bailey, 1948-2010

FEELING THE HEAT
WarEagleGirl
TarHeelTiger
Kathy
D. Miller
Dear Leader
j-z
Norm
digger4au
Harrison
LuvAU1968
cincytiger
mytommyd (is supposed to be mrtommyd)
ehyoutiger
wtc
IV
wakeriderof87
Sean
Scott Chocolate
NoVaTiger
Taylor
BinOBA
wes
Aeronaut
chip chip
Spongeworthy
Loganville Tiger
E-Bro
Ephemeral
au1n04
FearlessFreep
coosa
bear82
wartiger
patdyeswildturkey
atlantatiger
JD the Biscuitator
shesaid
depressedAUfan
dnatl

NOTABLE NEWCOMERS
Cousin Humpers = Bammers (aka CH=B)
dan dan the AU fan
bellefay1
API
Jay 'W. not Tate'
missinit
Craig Miller
AU1292
MLF
Comm'r of Flesh Wounds
Stupup74
61northak
Jimmy
bigdaddy334
Secondaid
Andrew
SCoats
astatguy
Jason Crawford
paulmain
Lowcountry Tiger
BigEZ
Will
WDCWE

MY PEEPS
Wifey
cpf
GritzNGravy
roundtable
Josh_Moon
MrsFrontRim & FrontRim
ChuckCrim
troyznoiz

FIRST DOCUMENTED POSTER
Buck

BANHAMMERED
Hamburglar
ROLLTIDEROLL
hairydawg
DavidOku
Jay_G (an impostor)
WarEagleogDotCom

Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]

Advertisement