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6.21.2010

Let the watching begin

Hey everyone. Hope you're having a great SUMMER SOLSTICE. It's the longest day of the year, so make the most of it!

I'm just here to pass along some information about two Auburn football players.

Linebacker Craig Stevens and offensive tackle Lee Ziemba have been named to award watch lists. It's a rite of passage for college seniors. These two players are, in my opinion, deserving.

Stevens has caught the attention of people who administrate the Nagurski Trophy. The senior-to-be was credited with 90 tackles last season. He also was one of the four players who participated in all 115 snaps of the Outback Bowl. They don't come tougher than that.

Ziemba is up for the Outland Trophy, which goes to the nation's top lineman -- on offense or defense. The Arkansas native is tall, strong, durable and generally good. What else can I say?

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

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Blogger cincytiger said...

What's cooking hotties?

6:38 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Mobile substance

6:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sorry I haven't been around more.

It'll pick up before too long. Media Days is one month away, I believe.

6:39 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I'm expecting big things out of both of these players.

6:39 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jay,
Are you enjoying World Cup?

6:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I am! I have seen almost the entire tournament, which makes me so so so happy.

6:40 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I'm glad. I know you cover Auburn because it is your job (and hopefully you love her a little) but I am glad you are getting to do the World Cup blog since it is something you love. It's like a little gift for a job well done.

6:46 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Okay so if Lee gets the Outland award, will they actually announce it the day before?

And I apologize for that, it's awesome that they're looking at him for that award. But sometimes it's just easy.

By the way if Lee DOES get the Outland Trophy, Auburn's looking at an SEC championship in my opinion.

6:46 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Okay on second thought, maybe its gonna take a little more than Lee winning the Outland.

But if Lee wins the Outland, Craig wins the Nagurski, and Cam wins the Heisman. I think we'd probably be getting there.

6:54 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hey Michael,
Can you email me? My address is on my profile. Thanks.

7:05 PM  
Blogger JaSteveFC said...

I'm really glad to see Stevens get some credit for his hard work. Ziemba, I expected to see on some watch lists.

7:22 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Thanks for the sucstance. In my opinion they are both very deserving. 7-0 was that an American Football score by mistake. I watched part of that game and it was not very pretty for N. Korea.

7:23 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Chris Low has a very interesting article about the sabanator. Not really newsworthy but interesting.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I love football substance!!! I also think one would be hard pressed to find anything sillier than pre-season honors.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Michael is selling his wife?figures.

7:49 PM  
Blogger JaSteveFC said...

I just can't get enough of Lane Kiffikin

7:50 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Nice Buckethead pic sig Jay G.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Auburn's Back To The Future Offense Makes Them One of 2010's Most Interesting Teams includes video analysis (using last season) of how Malzahn's offense is designed to confuse defense.

8:01 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Anyone here go to the bunker on rivals, a lot of their posters are mean. There is a time to step away from the computer if you ask me.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

not me BigEZ. I'm too cheap to pay for information. Except for that $19.95 DL had me send in so I could read HABOTN.


In other news...

Here's an article about AU's newest (and next great?) swimmer.

8:21 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

THT,
Awesome articles. Thank you for posting. I see now why it is so important to Malzahn to keep the same personnel in - it really will cause even more confusion.

Loved the article on the swimmer. He sounds like a great Auburn man in the making.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

You're very welcome, Cincytiger. I'm just surfing around looking for AU news.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Homer - Thanks for the pop-in substance. Nice to see these guys getting some well-deserved attention.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

After F4* and Hot Wife got home from the neighbors/bike donors this afternoon, we headed out. A trip to Target, some dinner, some assembly and now F4* has his second new bike in less than 5 days. Hopefully Hot Wife can avoid running over this one for a bit.

8:59 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

THT, thanks for the links. I knew we played the walmartians well but I didn't realize just how silly Malzahn's offense made $aban the great's defense look. Man that was funny.

9:00 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

very cool stuff on our offense THT.

Just wondering though, if this catches on with other SEC teams, how do you defend against it? Do you play it like you would a triple option or whatever it is that Ga Tech does? is there such a thing as man to man? Just wondering.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

mytommyd - You defend it like Kentucky did.

9:07 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

C. Low is posting the top 25 players in the SEC for 2010. Darvin Adams is #17. If Julio makes the top ten then that list is a joke. He can't catch.

9:16 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

or LSU?

9:17 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

So I guess the only way to plan a defense against it, is to hope that the team running that offense has a dinged up quarterback.

Cool - stay healthy Cam! We win!

9:19 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I've missed you guys!!

And, will be missing more of you...
I'm shipping out to the Gulf tomorrow for 2 weeks of oil spill response duties (0 days off). 12+ hour days of walking the beaches supervising clean-up activities. It's gonna be hot...

9:24 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Miller you are too old to be getting drunk and having to do community service.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

CHB, you'd better get ready to be disappointed.

9:33 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

Vincent "Bo" Jackson
CEO/Philanthropist

9:37 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I guess Ziemba would be the out of the gate early favorite to win, right?

9:40 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Miller, I've been a bit surprised you haven't already been down there.

9:40 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Seriously though, congrats to both for being on the watch list.

9:41 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

How dare you, RK, criticize Ziemba!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Chris Low asked me a few weeks back to name Auburn's most valuable player.

He said Stevens.

I said Ziemba. My thinking was this: Auburn sorta can fill Stevens' spot. Who's going to play left tackle? Don't tell me Gayden or Brandon Mosley.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Many of my co-workers have been down there back and forth since this thing began... tomorrow starts my turn on the rotation.

I hope I don't stroke out while down there.

10:02 PM  
Blogger API said...

As long as Ziemba doesn't show up for the awards luncheon at 10:30.

10:02 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

What's ludicrous is ryan pugh is not on the remmington watch list. 38 centers are and he is not one of them.... insanity.

10:02 PM  
Blogger JaSteveFC said...

Wasn't one of those two a left tackle previously?

10:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

whoa! Ron Mexico sighting! How cool is that?!

JGT - I agree with you re: Ziemba vs Stevens... or Ziemba vs anyone else for that matter.

10:10 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

Just trying to bring some substance to the trophy watch list talk, THT. Ziemba has been the most irreplacable player on our team for three years now. People don't realize how huge it has been for him to play all those games in a row. This is the first year we have had a back up that look like a tackle in a while.

10:15 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Ron Mexico speaks the truth.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I can't wait for Ziemba to pancake a bunch of bammers in November.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Michael,

Are you looking for a job just because Obama cut funding? WHah! Find funding. Hell, keep the program going by yourself. Some rich person will eventually offer lots of money. Why don't you e-mail that British dude that owns that record company. I hear he wants your kind.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I still think AU has the best OL in the SEC.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

and I still hate UA-T. It's about time for me to slip into some hate-filled dreams.

So the 'Noles eliminated the Gators from CWS today. HABOTN Franchise Player must be happy.

10:32 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

In honor of Ron Mexico's post ...

Yo concurro.

Ziemba is the irreplaceable one.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oops, can dream yet. Just realized I haven't finished my diet coke.

Clempson won today over Ariz St. My favorite Texas team, TCU, is currently behind the woodshed, absorbing a whipping from UCLA.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

That's why English should be our official language. I have no idea what Jet just said.

10:42 PM  
Blogger michael said...

PF, it's true, if I sold every one of my genetically altered goats, I could continue funding Constellation. But I could never sell Mindy. That goat is like family. And besides, I wouldn't have any collateral left if I sold the goats. I need collateral, man.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Bon soir, Monsieur Jet.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

There's a plea for help on Facebook. I joined it months ago, because I am sad that it's leaving. I don't think the Facebook group has as much influence as goats, though.

10:55 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ehyou likes this

11:01 PM  
Blogger API said...

Night hot ones. And the first early morning poster will be:


THT!

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

Rise and shine, Hotties!

74 Rocking days til kickoff!

GO TIGERS!!!

WARRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

4:32 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Helllooooooooooooo?

5:13 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'm here.

5:35 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

74 rocking days, very good THT. Morning hot ones!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

So, all of the football signees are there except for one dude (plus Shon Coleman and Jeremy Richardson, who were not expected), as well as half of the basketball signees. Cool....Basketball dudes better get it together and get qualified. Who allowed them to play around like this and not get things done?

6:33 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Morning all.

G, you said I would be disappointed. Why does everyone think Julio is so good? What has he done. There were 4-5 WRs I would take over him.

6:41 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

CH=B sent a request using Farmville. I need some goats.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Farmville is gay. Needing goats is not. Interesting.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Cardinals were wearing awesome stirrups last night. You'd never know it, though, because almost all of the players nowadays are wearing those stupid long, baggy pants.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

John Cleese rants - Soccer vs FootballE

This is good IMO.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Good if you like homofascists opinions....and there is more advertising (including beer commercials) in soccer.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

CH=B- You are kidding yourself by saying their are 4-5 wr's you would take over him. AJ Greene is at top of the list and then I think Adams / Jones are about equal. Give me the other 2-3 you find better?

7:38 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

PF- There is, but you don't stop the action to see the commercial. I just found it entertaining.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I think you're a Eurosnob ninny, but I won't hold that against you...today.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we're broadcasting live from a computerless closet at a BuyMore satellite facility where I work 2 or 3 mornings/yr. Unlike prison, at least I can have my crappy phone here. I'll be finishing the morning at the SuperCenter before leaving for the day at 12:30. Y'all know what that means?

It means a bacon cb, fries, and diet fountain cherry coke at Sutton's Drug Store this afternoon!!!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Yes...I've advanced from being just a ninny to a Eurosnob Ninny. Surely that is a class above Ninny?!?!?!?!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

THT ...you're a role model. It's comforting to know that other folks consider food choices when planning daily activities. Ms. Hoopie on the other hand doesn't understand those type priorities.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Eddie ..congrats on the elevated status to Eurosnob Ninny. Don't think I've ever heard that title previously.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

CHB ....Hulio has all the tools and no heart. Bammers and much of the press won't see that. He will most likely produce significant numbers this year and therefore, get accolades. I too, would pick several others over him.

I realize that the following occurred in HS, but when Foley played Prattville in the HS playoffs, 2 Prattville players leveled Hulio on the first play from scrimmage. Hulio just went through the motions for the rest of the game. No heart.

8:25 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I wish Julio hadn't been playing during the fourth quarter against us last year.

Just sayin'.

8:29 AM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Priiivate eyes, they're watching youuuu.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

thanks, Hoopie. I try to set a good example on how to take advantage of afternoons off for culinary treats.

SOCCER

any of you WC fans hoping the frogs get shut out again today?

8:48 AM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

As much as I like a lot of the French players on their respective club teams, I hope they lose today.

War Damn Bafona Bafona

8:50 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Ebro ...Hulio does big time stuff when it suits his situation. Hulio will get his shot in the pros and maybe he is saving his body for the money. Day in and out I'll take good talent with heart on my team over unused great potential.

DaRick Rogers(#2 WR recruit) from Calhoun,Ga. is the similar to Hulio. Last season against Cartersville he loafed 99% of the game ..never blocked downfield ...but then woke up and made 2 incredible 4th qtr catch/runs to win the game. If he had blocked earlier in the game, those 4th qtr heroics wouldn't have been needed.

No heart.

8:51 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

the problem was no one spun his helmet around on him during the last ditch drive. wholio does seem like a big creampuff if things don't go his way. his circumstances remind me a lot of jamarcus russell. bmoc in high school, bmoc in college. he can get away on pure ability at those levels. wait until an nfl safety hits him like the best college linebacker he's ever seen. then wait until an nfl lb hits him. i also doubt he's going to be up for the nfl rookie treatment of carrying the bags and going to get the beer and pizza at 1 am either.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

mmmmm. 1am pizza.

8:54 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

oh yeah, wholio was also bought and paid for by $aban just like jamarcus.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Surely Lil Nicky wouldn't resort to Bear tactics?

8:58 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

it's time for...

8:58 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

8:58 AM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

PF- I'll take the 1 am beer.

8:59 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i hope his fellow nfl players deliver a full metal jacket-type beatdown with some bars of soap when he refuses to wake up early and make sure the right guard has his fruit loops waiting on him when he wakes up. that type of beatdown couldn't work on jamarcus. his gut was/is too big...

9:00 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

sorry, Scottie B. I wasted too much time trying to make it special.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

1 am beer is overkill. I've usually had plenty by then. I'll take it, I just don't need it. The 1am pizza, though, is usually like nectar from the gods.

9:03 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

$aban actually opened the desk drawer in his office and stumbled upon bahr's book "how to cheat and win and look good doing it". fortunately, dubose and shula never looked in that desk drawer. i have to assume $aban shared a copy of bahr's book with mr. carroll when they famously visited last summer.

9:03 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

pf, if you could send wholio for 1 am beer, i think you would "need" it.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i'd rather have some leftover pad thai or other thai dish at 1 a.m.

9:05 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Hoops...Living in the Noog and keeping up with area high school football (Calhoun qualifies as part of our regional coverage), I kept up with Rogers a bit, and remember watching a little bit of him in the state title game and thinking the same thing. He looked disinterested.

Maybe that's common for a lot of high school players who are heading to big programs, though. I wouldn't know. Jacquez Smith from my alma mata (Ooltewah) was the first big time recruit from my old high school to go somewhere substantial (Tennessee). He brought it during the regular season, but then got suspended during the first round of the playoffs and we lost.

Bottom line. Other than him, I don't have a lot of experience with keeping up with a big time recruit and what he's doing game by game

9:05 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

no news at tigerland.com

I'm tired of waiting. Put the pads on NOW!!!

9:06 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Go Bafana Bafana.

And everyone else who's talking about soccer head over to the Jay's World Cup blog so I can keep HABOTNing throughout the day.

Pretty please...

9:06 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

1am Thai is not a good idea for me. I order everything "thai hot," and I don't find late night peppers to be smart...especially if I've been drinking and could possibly regurgitate my food. You think it burns going down!!!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Mexica and Uruguay are tied at 0-0 to begin the game.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i'm too ignorant to be posting on a "real football" blog.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

You are posting on a real football blog. You're American, aren't you?

9:08 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

that's hilarious, PF. I wash Thai food down with a big bowl of ice cream, squelches any fire before it gets started. Of course, I rarely eat the really hot stuff. That's 2.0's favorite.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Absolutely, PF, hence the sarcastic quotation marks. Well, I couldn't find the sarcastic question mark key, so I used regular quotation marks, but the intent was there.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

questions and quotations, they're apparently all the same to me.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

SOCCER
wow. I can't believe France just walked off the field! Sort of like in WWI...and WWII.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Wait, what? Today?

9:14 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

E-Bro - would there have been an ounce of believability in my 9:14 post if I had referred to it as a "pitch"?

9:25 AM  
Blogger Baldy said...

The video in the Sporting News article noted above is excellent, not only for the analysis, but mainly because Saban loses his mind after that one particular play. Bama fans had better be glad it is not possible for a human to spontaneously combust due to anger, because if it WAS possible, he would have disappeared in a puff of smoke. Poof baby.

9:27 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

And when you sit down to do your busnez you scream come on icecreeeeem.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Good article on Dyer:

http://auburn.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1096443

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

Thanks, Kathy! That's just what I needed!!!

WARRRRRRRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

9:31 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Kathy,
Thank you for that article. I am getting so excited about the season!!

And, in response to your post the other day, yes, Tylerson gets around!!

9:36 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Kathy - really good article keeps us going until FOOTBALL SEASON.
Go Tigers and War Eagle.

9:39 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

THT...absolutely. I think there might have been some talk about some French players refusing to play today.

As an aside, a little history humor for you...

What do you call five hundred thousand people with their hands in the air standing around in Paris?

9:39 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

...

9:39 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

The French Army.

9:40 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Okay, a question for all the techies out there. I'm planning on picking up a Droid on Friday. I'm happy not to pay the extra money and just get the Motorola Droid.

Any reason I should talk myself into an Incredible?

9:41 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

The only reason is if you, like me, must have a slide out keyboard. Otherwise, pay the extra dough. It's worth it. Much better phone.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

*have to have

9:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

"Dyer is expected to make an immediate impact this season..."

So was Bryce Brown at TN last year.

It was so much easier for me to keep expectations under control before the days of the world wide web.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Dyer is not the diva Bryce Brown is.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

E-Bro - stick with the Droid so there will be one more Incredible on the shelf if I ever get the courage up to go.

9:47 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yeah, I'm pretty impartial to having a slide out keyboard.

Despite the lack of the keyboard, what makes the Incredible so much better than the Motorola?

9:48 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

THT...I just might.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

very true, PF. And for that, I am very grateful.

Still...he has ZERO career rushing yards at Auburn. So to this point, he's been a bust ;-)

9:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I liked this quote from Dyer: "I didn't come all this way to just play. I'm going to play harder."

9:50 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Pure Speed. Snapdragon processor destroys the TI OMAP 3630.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Kathy - STOP IT! You'll have me thinking we're going 14-0. I need my poormouthing attitude for us to have a great season!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Also, is a little more stable with Android 2.1, and will certainly be more stable with 2.2. You will want the extra processing speed for sure when that is released on Verizon phones.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

PF's tech response a little more helpful than my "because it's so cool!"

9:53 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Thansk for the feedback, Pete.

Regardless, the keyboard thing is enough of a hiccup for you stick with a regular Droid?

9:54 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

THT...at least I understood what you said.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I like a real keyboard. But, isn't the Droid keyboard the one I went and looked at a while back and decided it was such a crappy design that I'd be better off with a the touchscreen keyboard?

9:57 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Tylerson likes the Incredible's touch screen better, but he is coming from having an iphone. He also said Incredible has better hardware and is smaller, which he likes.

9:57 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

A buddy of mine likes the regular Droid keyboard just fine. Prefers it actually.

9:58 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Dyer is also not going to be in the same offense Bryce Brown was asked to produce.

My goodness, I just had a quick thought about all the horses that we could have running in that offense: That veteran O line, a no drop receiving corps, a giant agile QB, and a set of change of pace backs from power to quick and speedy all in at the same time. If Gus can get them to run at the speed he wants, this could be an incredible thing to watch.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

E-bro, I'm not sure. I'm using the Samsung Moment right now because of the keyboard thing. I recently was able to demo an HTC Evo (best.phone.ever!!!!!!) for a half day. It doesn't have a keyboard, but I think I will be switching at some point soon, because, as THT says about the Incredible, it's so cool. The Incredible is not the EVO, though, so it'd be a little harder for me to do give up the keyboard for it, but I'd still give it a look. Go to a store with live phones and spend some time with them.

10:00 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Between THT's earlier vid post about Malzahn's offense, and Kathy's find on Dyer, yeah I'm ready.

10:01 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yeah, I plan to on Friday when I'll make my ultimate decision, but wanted to get some early recon before doing so.

It seems so far that the Yays have it for the Incredible.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

will y'all promise not to tell if I try to sneak out of here around twelve o'fivish instead of twelve thirty?

10:24 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Your secret is safe with us.

10:26 AM  
Blogger THT 2.0, G.G. said...

woohooo, I'm ready for my diet cherry coke and cheeseburger

Go South Africa!

WAR EAGLE!!!!

10:27 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

THT,
Looks like you have company for lunch.

10:28 AM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

PF ...

At 946, you said Dyer is not the diva that Bryce Brown is. That's what I'm hanging my hat on.

I'm not creating the expectation that Dyer will be the starter in week 3 and rush for 1,000 yards. My expectation is that he can contribute and be a patient learner. I fear we may need him sooner rather than later.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Indeed, I do!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Baldy said...

Jet, are you concerned about fannin's durability? I sure am. I harken back to the bowl game when his shoulder got whacked. I keep seeing him trying in vain to make a catch with one arm because he seemed unable to lift the arm. Love the effort, but it seems like he had shoulder problems for a while. That (coupled with the Tate factor) seemed to be part of the reasoning for moving him him out to space last year. A few good SEC whacks to that shoulder again and do we have a one armed RB again?

10:45 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

It would be really nice if LGGB would join us for lunch.

10:50 AM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

Baldy ...

My concerns:

1. Ball security
2. Durability

10:56 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I want our punt and KO coverage to rank in top 3 in conference, and no TOs on our kick return teams.

Am I asking too much?

11:00 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm so hungry, I'm no use here anymore. Pardon me while I slip out the back door.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Baldy said...

I think he had a really good spring re: fumbles. Hopefully that carries over into the fall.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

That Sporting News article and video were interesting. Thanks, THT!

11:22 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Re: Mario - can these stats be right?

Mario Stats

11:28 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

you're very welcome Choco.

we're on the way to Sutton's! Yummmiiieeeee!!!

11:38 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Eddie, Hoopie made my point for me. Julio has all of the potential in the world. That meant something when he was coming out of HS but after two yrs in college he hasn't produced. I don't think the guy has good hands, I think he is complaining crybaby and I think he goes through the motions a lot. Basically he is the next T.O. Now would I take a chance on him, yes, but I would like to have some others before him. The media has fallen all over him and made him the most hyped player in college football.

11:48 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/352401-sec-power-rankings-ranking-the-top-12-receivers-for-2010#page/13


I know this article is from Bleacher Report so take it how you want. I thought it was a good list though and had good arguments.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Ebro ..after watching Rogers in that HS game, I asked around about him. My real estate partners and some other acquaintances are from Calhoun and all agreed that it was common knowledge that Rogers was a slacker.

The rest of the story:

Rogers changed from a UGA commit to UT on NSD because his HS QB committed to UT and that Qb's family could continue to take care of Rogers and keep him out of trouble. That story has about 80% positive and 20% negative associated with it. Things were arranged prior to the UT commit, so that the NCAA wouldn't have a case or UT have knowledge, but the kid is now comfortable.

12:08 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ebro...
Are you gonna try to make it through the day tomorrow ignorant of the US score? If so, that's a true challenge indeed.

12:08 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

It's no biggie, ehyou, I go through everyday ignorant.

Oh, ignorant of the US soccer score. Nevermind.

TommyD ...

The yardage is ... the fumbles aren't.

I know of three from the South Florida game, one from the Arkansas game last year and at least four other occasions when he fumbled the ball out of bounds or to a teammate.

He's explosive, but like explosives, he's volatile.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

CBS says Fannin has 8 fumbles in his career, 5 lost.

4 fumbles in '07 (3 lost), 1 fumble in '08 (1 lost) and 3 in '09 (1 lost).

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1244927

His touches will go up significantly this year though.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Miller, be careful down at the Gulf. It's gonna be rather warm and humid. Stay hydrated.

12:50 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Okay, for a second I thought I was going crazy. It's interesting that ESPN of all folks got that wrong. If I really cared enough they probably show that Ingram carried the ball for 3000yds last year and thats how he got his trophy.

Thanks for checking on that gang

1:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

You know what song I absolutely hate? "Poetry Man" by Phoebe Snow.

Wait, that's not a complete list by any stretch. Also hated from that same general time period "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton.

There are others but those are a couple of longstanding entries on the list.

Keep Hate Alive!

1:17 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

Was at Sandestin last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Played in a scramble Friday at the Links. It was ungodly hot and humid for the first six holes, but the cloud cover moved in and the cart chicas kept us plied with Powerade and water.

Listen to Hoopie, Miller, he's pre-med.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I thought he was pre-law?

1:26 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

What's the difference?

1:33 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

norm...
Lovin' You has ruptured more than one ear drum in it's time me thinks.

1:33 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

Lovin' Norm is easy because he's beautiful.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I think it was mighty nice of JET to set that one up for us so that you and I could take it down so quickly and easily. That's nice teamwork right there boys.

1:36 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

Norm,

That comes from years of playing together ... of having a sixth sense of knowing where each other is.

1:39 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

How can you be hatin' on "Lovin' You"?

1:42 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

cincy - easy. It's a despicable, nausea-inducing piece of garbage.

1:45 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

And that's some of the nicer things that can be said about it.

1:46 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

Furthermore, it doesn't have a good beat, and you can't dance to it.

I give it a 37.

1:48 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

ehyou...To answer your question from earlier:

No. I don't plan on trying to make it through the day tomorrow without finding out the US score. I'd love to take off of work and watch, but I can't really afford to tomorrow. And I don't really want to try and mess with avoiding the score all day, but more than that, I want to know what is happening with the US while it is happening.

So I'll be keeping up with that one live. If it turns out how I hope it will, I'll still watch it on my DVR when I get home and celebrate as though I'm seeing it for the first time.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Muskrat Love ...Capt and Tenelle

Up on the Roof ....James Taylor

Either one cause an immediate GAK reaction.

2:06 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Well, now I know how you really feel about it. I like it, but maybe because I have really good memories from that time of my life.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

"You have 'British teeth'", she says. "There's the gap in front, they're yellowish, not really gruesome, but less than attractive."

2:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

she=2.0

you = name undisclosed.

2:13 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Poor "name undisclosed".

2:24 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

long and narrow, somewhat translucent.

I believe those were some descriptive terms I forgot to quote.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

tht - is this an exchange between 2.0 and her boyfriend?

2:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

She's a maneater.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Watch out boy, she'll chew you up!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

2:27

That's what she said.

2:40 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

She definitely said that.

2:41 PM  
Blogger George W. Jet said...

Hoopie ...

It is sad that a good Auburn girl Toni Tennille unleashed such hell upon the world of music.

At least she sang backup on The Wall.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet ..out of respect for her alma mater, I almost listed "Having my Baby" instead.

2:46 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

OK, "Having My Baby" is definitely as Norm put it, "a despicable, nausea-inducing piece of garbage."

2:50 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Aaron Neville is my #1 cringe inducer.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

The '70's certainly produced a good bit of crap. That said, XM's '70's Channel is one of my presets.

2:55 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I don't know much...

2:58 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

...but I know I love you-uuuuu.

3:05 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

...

3:05 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Awkward...

3:05 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'll tell you this much, Bette Midler did that song 100% better than Neville. That said, I'm not really a fan of hers either.

3:06 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Time to cock the revolver. I smell a page turn (boom) coming.

3:14 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Time for the Bellsouth call to the bullpen.

3:15 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

We want Norm!!

We want Norm!!

We want Norm!!

3:16 PM  
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