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7.14.2010

Auburn Arena video

Not much to it, but you may get a better sense of the arena's size with this.

Please enjoy.

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Blogger Norm said...

Nice stuff.

4:00 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Cool. Thanks for the effort.

4:00 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Norm's a punk.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

That I may be, but I'm right positive I can dunk it from one of those goals.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Can you dunk a basketball from a standing start, Norm?

How about if we let you start by jumping off a RAID server?

4:05 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

lots of round ball substance. nice work.

4:06 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

That center court AU looks HUGE!! Nice digs.

4:07 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

man, i bet those players are really going to miss the hot box to practice in!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

A standing start? From one of those, absolutely.

RAID server, you just looked that up didn't you? I see you're trying to be all cool and stuff.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Ben Bailey aka WTC just scared the crap out of some octogenarian looking couple on Cash Cab when he hit the lights.

4:13 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Did they poo themselves, Norm?

4:19 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Basketball substance in the middle of (almost) football season. thanks Jay you work too hard.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I didn't see Ben wrinkle his nose indicating an accidental poo by the geezers, but they may have needed to change their Depends. Assuming so, the $550 they won probably eased that embarrassment. They were some funny old folks.

4:28 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Oh sure, the video was simple, but that music at the beginning had me wanting to do a jig of something and I don't even know what a jig is.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Mr. Tate: Check you FB inbox.

5:01 PM  
Blogger mwdeav said...

I guess the taller doors and the bigger drier explain.

Lebo couldn't get a big man to come to Auburn because the doors at BEMC were too low.

5:06 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I heart Auburn Arena.

Thanks for the superb coverage, JayG.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

wassup hotties. good pics jay. did i hear that the design of the arena would allow for some expansion later...not huge expansion, but small. Jay?

6:47 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I believe further expansion involves the controversial lap seating program. I don't think it will get off the ground.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

that made me dizzy. But the view from the scholarship seats was sweeeet.

7:07 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

A cool video to prepare for the coming season.

7:08 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

SteveFC,
That video gets me so excited for Auburn football. It's time! Thanks for posting.

7:15 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I am so glad Atlanta traded Escobar. I think they got a good deal in Gonzalez. Escobar really irritated me.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yep, Cincy. I think that trade will get the BC coach off the hot seat.


I'm sooooo ready for football season to start. Can't wait to see Hotties on Sept 4.


But right now I'm on a shorter countdown... 85 minutes til Psyche.

7:35 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thanks Cincy. It has me pumped too.

I have read where Phil Steele predicts we will start out 11-0. Looking at the schedule, it is possible. Both LSU and Georgia have been a bit off lately.

But my big worry comes early in the season when we play MSU, Clempson, and South Carolina. That is going to be a tough stretch.

7:37 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I know it's favorable in that we get a lot of these top teams at home, but it all looks tough to me. Kentucky figures to be as good as last year when they beat us.

Ole Miss will fall back into the role that Houston Nutt loves so well...under the radar. There will be no easy game. I'll be shocked if we start 10-1 or 11-0.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Ben Stein said...

Bigger doors, bigger washing machines... but what's up with the same dinky folding chairs for the players? You'd think they could find some chairs a 6'8" guy could sit in without his chin bumping his knees.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Bobby Johnson retiring bums me out. I really liked him. He's a good dude. I can't say that about all SEC coaches.

I just wonder if he struggled to get over Kwane Doster being murdered in 2004 and having his top recruit this year, Rajaan Bennett, murdered by an out-of-control family member.

I would struggle with that. I could see him trying to reckon it throughout the spring and early summer and finally getting to a point where you say: I can't do this. It's not getting better.

8:30 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

You could be correct Jay. I respect what Johnson did at Vandy. Just looking at the Ws and Ls doesn't tell the story. He made Vandy competitive and that isn't easy. He also put the first nail in the coffin of Tuberville with that 13-14 upset.

9:33 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Jay, I know it would be unethical for you to list the coaches in the SEC that aren't good guys, but would you mind supplying a list of SEC coaches that are good guys? That is positive and upbeat.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

It's a official. Just saw it on WSFA in the Gump.

Terry Bowden in a purple golf shirt = Oompaloompa.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Rudi Johnson.

Rudi Johnson!

RUDI JOHNSON!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

2 notes:
- Glad to hear Bobby Johnson is retiring on his own terms and not forced to by health issues.
- There was some serious talent at the ESPYs tonight, and I'm not talking about the athletes.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Vincent "Bo" Jackson
CEO/Philanthropist/Crusher of Softballs

10:48 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

Didn't see it mentioned in previous threads, but Bonomolo was cleared by everybody's second favorite clearinghouse (second only to Publisher's Clearinghouse)and is now ready to roll. (If it was mentioned already, my apologies for being redundant. And also, if it was mentioned already, my apologies for being redundant.)

10:49 PM  
Blogger Secondaid said...

Augh. I hate seeing things like this, but it's apparently my lot in life.

You know how in poetry, sometimes you take a letter or two out of a word so it fits the meter better? "O'er the ramparts we watched," "'Twas the night before Christmas," etc.? You put the apostrophe in where the letter got removed.

Now look at the fight song mural. "On to vic'try." NO NO NO! It should be "On to vict'ry," dangit! Or just spell out the whole word, it's not that big a difference.

I don't know. Maybe I shouldn't look at these things too closely.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Not going to list em, Steve.

Nope.

1:11 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Dang Jay, I thought for sure my clever ploy would get you. I will work on it.

1:22 AM  
Blogger 承蘋承蘋 said...

人不可以求其備,必捨其所短,取其所長............................................................

3:20 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning, Hotties! We're one day closer to Auburn football!

Jay, awesome job on the arena tour. Thanks!

5:08 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

51 days til kickoff!!!

GO TIGERS!!!

WARRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

5:59 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Feng,

I'm not sure I agree with what you said, but I love the way you said it.

6:06 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jay G,

Instead of a list of the nice guys, can you just give us a list of the people that don't need a good swift kick in the groin?

6:08 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Love being able to watch Tiger tee off today while at the gym. Nice to have live sports during the work out. Also, loving the Old Course.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I've decided that we need an ITunes App for Habotn. Surely a fellow hottie could make it happen.

6:21 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yep. Nothing like watching live golf at 4:30 in the morning. Daly was gettin' after it early on. I guess Tiger is now.

6:25 AM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Good morning, can someone give me the history of this Feng person?

Thanks for the pictures and video of the new Arena. It's looks even better in person.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Daly was on fire. Should have had it to 8 under, but finished up at 6 under. Not bad at all. Tiger just entering the toughest stretch on the course at 5 under. God thing I'm bidding work at a hotel in the lobby area. Get to watch it all day.

6:28 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

CH=B,

Feng remains a mystery. You don't question him and his endless knowledge, you just accept it and use it to change your life.

6:36 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Just watched the vid Steve posted, and yeah, it's go time baby!!

On the drive in they were interviewing Matt Stinchcomb on ATL sports radio. First I can't believe that he and David Pollack went to the same school, and am now convinced Pollack did not actually attend ANY classes. Matt talked about the 3-4 and that the emphasis there was the nose tackle and the interior LB's. I also had another thought in the 3-4 defense and how it will work against our offense. And I realized again that the much heralded defense from the other side of the state could not stop it in its tracks. And this with all of those now NFL guys on their side. I'm feeling better. Sure we have some things to find out about our offense, but I realized again, the offensive scheme is a good one, as long as our guys (particularly the QB) are healthy.

6:56 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Feng is much like Michael's business. You really just don't ask about it.

6:57 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Good morning Hot Ones!!

6:57 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Bull Honkey

6:58 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That wasn't directed at you mytd, just a general declaration.

6:59 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The concern that I have is was it the offense and just lack of execution or was it the scheme that LSU and Kentucky used last year to completely shut us down?

If it was just our execution, then I feel better, if there is something in those LSU and Kentucky videos that other teams can use, then I don't know.

7:03 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I think Kentucky/LSU was a combo of personnel, execution. I agree with you RK as you've stated often in the pass, Gustav's situational play calling needs some refinement, but I think part of the issues with the offense last year were indicative of a first year unit where both the coach and players are familiarizing themselves with each other.

I expect there to be a much higher comofort level this year. It all just depends on whether Cam can take the reins.

7:13 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I thought it was decided that LSU and especially UK issues were because of guys being hurt, more than the scheme. I'm not sure where I remember that from, but I'm certain it was mentioned here. Once C Todd got "better" everything seemed to fall back into place offensively.

7:16 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I want to see our offense run at ludicrous speed. We saw one moment of it last year when we had UT absolutely gassed. I want to see that again.

7:18 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I want to see it all fall.

7:22 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

revrrr

7:23 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I want Gus to live up to the hype that he gets and us to put up tons and tons of points. However, much like Cam Newton so far, he's still unproven at this level.

7:26 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I doubt any D could stop us if we execute perfectly, there's too much diversity and options. But nothing is ever perfect and you gotta find a way to win on the days when it's not.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Offensive fireworks are great, and I won't turn them away, but if forced to choose, I could live with a dull offense if we could have a defense like '57, '72, '88, etc. Nothing is more fun to watch than an AU defense that won't allow the other team to breathe.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Secondaid - I sure wish you hadn't pointed that out to me. If and when I ever get to the new Arena, I may have paint, brush, and stencil in hand.

7:46 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I hadn't heard about Bama suing Daniel Moore for royalties.

"...the man who has painted the art thousands of Alabama fans have pleasured themselves to for over three decades now..."

7:47 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - I bet you found Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and played girl bunny.

7:48 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Norm's here.

Nerd alert!

7:50 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RK...I think calling Gustav unproven at this level is a little harsh. He needs more refinement and he's certainly not the architect of the country's most unstoppable offense (yet), but he did have some good results last year against good teams. Not sure anybody did as well against Bama's defense as we did. Did some really nice things agaisnt a good Tennessee defense and a good Ole Miss defense as well.

So he's proven this offense works in the SEC. It's all about consistency now.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

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7:55 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm so glad Feng sticks around.

Surely he's a Ring of Fire guy, right?

7:57 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Homer - absolutely he is. He's so helpful with the links he provides us, great information there.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Is it for cheap Viagra? I've never clicked one one of his links because, well, something tells me it's not going to net me a date with Jenna Fischer.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

actually, I think it's a link for a date with Carrie Fischer.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

or Fisher, take your pick.

8:04 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Ummm, It's not cheap Viagra, but you don't want what Feng's selling. Don't ask me how I know this...

8:05 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

THT,

I'm a defensive guy as well. I'd much rather watch a D just not give anything than watch an offense roll up 50...well unless we have a D that gives up nothing and an offens that rolls up 50 at the same time.

e-bro,

Maybe it was a little harsh, but I'm still not sold. I can quickly be convinced. I think his scheme on paper is great and one that is hard to stop. His in-game play calling is more where my concern lies.

8:12 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

whattup.

yall watch any of the ESPY's last nite? what i saw was some fine television programming.

8:18 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Digging in a drawer at my desk I ran across a mix-CD an ex-girlfriend made for me back circa 2002. It's full of just awful music that I would have never listened to at any point in my life, but laughing at it has been the highlight of the morning.

I'm sure that wasn't her intention.

8:31 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

nice RK. i had a stalker girl one time that make me a cd. don't think i ever listened to it. totally freaked me out. haha.

give us a sample of the songs on there.

8:32 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I'm gonna be with RK on this one. A defense that allows less than 5 points a game, and doesn't let an opposing offense cross the 50 until somethime in the middle of the 4th quarter AND an offense that can literally score when it decides it wants to score.

As for FENG and Feng land, some parts pretty, some parts not so nice... so I've heard.

8:35 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I think Feng is SC's main competitor in the chocolate peddling business. that is why they don't get along.

8:41 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Scottie,

All on this unspectacular offer Time Life (or some random girl named Cindy in 2002) Music brings you the following gems together on one CD for the 1st time ever. (I had to look the artists up on this)

All by O-Town

Crash & burn by Savage Garden

Sometimes by Britney Spears

Bottom of My Broken Heart by Britney Spears

This time Around by Hansen

Nobody Knows it but Me by Kevin Sharp

I Wanna Be with You by Mandy Moore

Crush by Dave Matthews Band (this would be the only one that I actually have on CD)

That's the short list...

There you have it, 16 songs of pure crap and one DMB song all on one CD and it can be yours if you act now.

Send $17.99 plus postage and handling to my front door, dig through my garabage and find the CD-R with random hearts drawn on it and it can be yours.

Be the first customer within the next 2 hours and I'll throw in lunch at your cost.

8:45 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'm serious, some of the worst cheese ever put on an album.

8:47 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

wow. this is what really got me:

"Bottom of My Broken Heart by Britney Spears"

too AUsome for words. ha.

8:48 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I guess I appreciate the thought, but if I remember correctly I dated this girl 4 months and this CD was the beginning of the end.

For what it's worth she she should be happy to know that it did make me smile today. Maybe not for the reason she wanted it to.

8:53 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Seriously she drew hearts on it?

8:55 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

you know who i heart?

8:56 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

BEASLEY!

8:56 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

and HELLO KENNESAW, JAWGA!

8:56 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Yes, sadly yes.

...and that kids is why 25 year olds don't date 18 year olds.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

werk - I don't recognize a single song and a couple of the "artists" aren't familiar to me either.

I've probably mentioned it here previously but that CD reminds me. 10 years or so ago, within one year I took my daughter and one of her friends to see their first concert. The first one we saw was Britney Spears and the second was NSync. Each was absolutely awful coming from a dude who's attended more concerts than I can count. But the little girls loved them. I did really enjoy watching the people there. Had I been a 20-something single guy, either one of those concerts would have absolutely been THE place to be. There was some definite talent on display. I got a particular kick out of watching a young couple sitting next to me at one of them. These two boys seemed destined to be hair stylists, interior decorators or maybe something working with flowers. They were hugely entertaining to watch.

8:58 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RK...I agree he still has more to prove and we're in agreement about his in-game management and play calling. Like I said, just a little more refinement.

He's shown he can mix it up with the big boys, just needs to learn to keep the throttle down.

9:00 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

Norm, back in 2000 or 2001, i can't remember but i took my 2 younger sisters to see NSync. the opening act was Sisquo & the 'Thong Song'. when all those girls came out shaking their butts in thongs you should've seen all the parents around us. absolutely hilarious!

9:09 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Homer, very nice pics and video. The arena looks like a great place to watch a basketball game in. Hope we can fill it up and have many wins. Not much room around the court but enough I guess.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

If Tiger were to blame Stevie again at another major, I would hope that Stevie would take Tiger back to the parking lot and say ...

"You know who misclubbed? Elin."

Then Stevie shold pull out a pitching wedge and say, "It shouldn't have been an easy 9-iron, it should have been a hard 8."

Then he could crack another one on Tiger's dome.

9:27 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Tiger can blame me all he wants if he's paying me millions of dollars and giving me a small jet for personal use.

Yes, please, may I have another!

9:57 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I remember a couple of years ago, if you took Steve Williams' earnings as Tiger's caddy he would have been in the top 30 on the money list for that year.

10:01 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

Back to football:
My concern with Gus last year was that he became predictable in certain situations. If AU got 5-6 yards on 1st down, the offense would line right back up and run a dive play up the middle. By about game 4 or 5, the announcers were even saying something about it. AU did it ALL SEASON long. Defenses eventually lined up quickly and stopped that play. That put AU in a hole with 3rd down. One of several reasons AU had a large number of 3 and outs. And to make it worse, AU would only take 50 seconds to run the 3 plays. I would have preferred a pass play on 2nd down. At least if it was incomplete, the clock stopped and the O could take a breather and the D could take a breather also.

10:20 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

But thats part of the system wtc - no one's supposed to get a breather. However, I remember everyone talking about the dive play on 2nd. Maybe it takes effect in the 2nd quarter after the defense gets tired of trying to get to the line so much.

10:39 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I also remember someone saying that when they were at the Tulsa bowl game before Gus came here, they could tell what kind of play was going to be run by the big board they used.

Not sure if that was in issue last year either, just sayin there may be a lot of things that we've yet to see.

10:40 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

as tommyd kills the thread talking about speed

11:06 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

this thread doesn't show your break away speed.

11:11 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

See its not so much speed its my quickness. I'm much more elusive than I appear.

11:30 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Do not question Gus. In Gus we trust.

He is not nearly as predictable as some coaches we have had in the past. Remember when we ran the run, run, pass, punt offense?

Or how about that great guy in the early 90s who loved the shotgun. Eventually a few clever individuals caught on that if we were in the shotgun we would pass and if we were in the I, we would run.

Gus is the man. Appreciate him while we have him.

11:33 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

And I didn't even get into the bubble screen from hell offense.

11:36 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

not that anyone is really interested, but Bo Jackson, Frank Thomas, & Gregg Olsen are part of the Tri-Star's National Autograph Show in a few weeks. if you're interested CLICK HERE FOR AUBURN LEGENDS AUTOGRAPH INFORMATION.

11:37 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Way too cool Jay, thanks a lot for the video and pictures. I am starting to think that we indeed got a lot for the money spent. WAR EAGLE everybody. I haven't been around much of late, but have been lurking once in awhile.

11:44 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Welcome back IV. I was wondering where you had been.

11:46 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

IV!!!!! Thanks for stopping by, been wondering about ya.

11:47 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The only SEC team I felt we greatly wore down other than our on defense was Tennessee.

11:47 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The up tempo offense slowed down quite a bit in the second half of the season. We did see some of it in the Iron Bowl, but in general, I think we were trying to protect the defense later in the season.

11:58 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Last year we needed the offense to be a bit slower just to save our own defense. However the 3 and outs with some predictible play calling really wore out our on D last year.

Hopefully with more depth on D this year we can open up the O a bit more.

11:59 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I am excited about seeing how many of these incoming freshmen end up getting playing time, particularly the linebackers.

Also, Eguae should be interesting. The coaches sounded excited about him last season. He could end up being a playmaker at DE.

12:14 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

me too SFC. i wanna see Nosa!

12:15 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Defensively, last year was very disappointing. In 2007 and 2008 we had some of the better defenses we have had. The lack of offense really hurt them, particularly in 2008. Hopefully this season we will get enough depth that we will be good to go.

If we score a lot, hopefully that will mean playing time for some of these younger players. We need to develop some experience for the 2011 team. We have about 24 players that will run out of eligibility this season. That is the most I can remember in a long time.

12:19 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I really shouldn't bash last years defense that much. After all, when is the last time we gave up over 600 yards of offense in a game and won. That 2009 team didn't have depth, but those guys had a lot of heart.

12:26 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Huge heart in that defense, especially with the leaders.And with the depth coming on, they may not know what to do with themselves not having to play every down. But I'm sure they'll figure out something.

1:10 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

TommyD-I agree it is part of the process to wear down the defense, but telegraphing that 2nd down after a big gainer on 1st is a dive play is not any way to run the offense. how about lining up quickly and throwing a slant route, deep route, sweep, anything but the same play each time.
Don't get me wrong. i am fine with gus's style of offense. I like points on the board. Most of the time, if you outscore your opponent you will win. I just don't want to make it easier for the defense to figure out what you
are doing.

1:36 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

wtc - my sentiments exactly

1:39 PM  
Blogger IV said...

In my opinion, last year the offense had to do what it could to help preserve the defense. I think you saw that a great deal in the Outback Bowl, thus triple overtime in a game against a team that we were overall much better than. I think that this year will be a lot different due mostly because of Cam Newton, better receiver play and depth at linebacker. I think that Gus had his foot on the brake for much of the time last season and for good reason. I know one thing, I am ready for some FOOTBALL. Bring it on.

1:56 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

"Most of the time, if you outscore your opponent you will win."

Any game in which we outscore the opponent a lose, the head coach should be fired.

2:20 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We have found a scenario where Steve would call for the firing of a football coach.

2:21 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

As for Cam, we shall season. There are a lot of similarities between him and Kodi. Cam was a five star on rivals. Kodi was a five star on scout. I am counting on the fact that Cam will have Malzahn to bring him along. Kodi kind of got thrown to the wolves before he was ready.

2:22 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Cam has about half a foot on Kodi in size, so that helps.

2:24 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Ladarious Phillips may end up being the most interesting member of this incoming class. While one of the lower rated, I had assumed we picked him up late to play DT. It seems Gustav has different ideas.

2:27 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

True RK, and they both run in the 4.5 range, so Cam is fast for his size.

2:28 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Should anyone be fired for seasoning Cam?

2:30 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Fortunately Cam already has some seasoning from Florida and Blinn. I hope we see a very intelligent QB that plays like a veteran.

2:32 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Do we know what day practice starts?

2:32 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I have read where it hasn't been made definite yet, but it should be the 3rd, 4th, or 5th.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

WTC ...

I concur. We either ran on 2nd down (after the quick snap)or, when in the opponents' red zone, threw deep to the corner.

Get first downs because that buys you three more plays at least. I would be interested to know how we did on 2nd down last year. I'll bet we weren't very good.

Even with all the 3 and outs we had, recall how many ridiculous 3rd down conversions we had as well.

I've said it before, and I admit it's peculiar ... I prefer an incrementally faster tempo -- get one first down before you mash it.

2:40 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

On the Ladarious Phillips. Cool thing to have an offense that keeps the defense guessing at where the ball may be, and now there's the possibility of something the size of a truck going 50 mph that might have the ball. Cool!

Not a run based offense... riiiiiight.

2:42 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

In general, we were bad on short yardage last season. Hopefully Cam and Phillips will have an influence.

In terms of spreading the ball around, it would really help if we have a couple of more receivers step up. I hope to see Benton have a breakout year.

2:54 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

i'm all for Cam following L.Phillips following Ziemba into the secondary. boom-boom-boom!

2:56 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I think running the dive play on second down works just fine, but only after you've gained a first down.

When it's the second play of the drive, it was worthless, but when we move the chains and get the pace of the offense going, I like the dive play just fine. That's the biggest key to this offense (or was last year): picking up a first down and moving the chains. Once we did that, we were usually cooking with gas.

2:56 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

wrong. we should run it EVERY PLAY!!!!!!!

....or maybe not.

2:59 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Will Kodi be the one running the Wildcat?

3:01 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

i wouldn't think Gus needs him too.

3:03 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ebro...
Unfortunately you can't close a parenthese and follow it with a colon. In today's age that's a backward frowny face.

;) I'll give you a winky face because I'm being a smart-arse.

3:05 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If it's not Kodi in the wildcat, then I like our short yardage situations a little better.

3:07 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

E-Bro is right. I would like to see our scoring % if we got a first down within the 1st 2 plays of a drive.

3:08 PM  
Blogger michael said...

72%

3:11 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I like Kodi going deep out of the wildcat. If unsuccessful to the left then do the same play to the right, that'll fool 'em.

3:11 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

That reminds of the bowl game for some reason.

3:13 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

):

3:18 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

:P

3:19 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

(:^D

3:21 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Kodi was great before defenses realized he wasn't going to throw the ball and if he did, it would be a good thing for them. The 2007 MSU game was a great example. He tore them a new one in the first half. In the second half we were doomed. Kodi worked well when he occasionally went in for Cox. As a change of pace, it worked well.

3:32 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Eventually Kodi reminded me of a baseball movie where the pitcher called his outfield in, saying, come on in. He ain't swinging.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

After looking at several of the youtube videos of Phillips, I'm surprised he didn't have a better alternative waiting for him than Ga Southern if AU didn't come calling. (Not that GA southern is bad, but he's a load. That goal line set up should be pretty fun to see with Eric Smith and maybe Phillips leading the way. I think this is a better video than the one posted on Evan's AL.com story (not just because of the awesome 70's "Bow chicka bow bowwwwwrrr" music that accompanies it.) This dude is a 1 star recruit??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPH4xIH8Zic

4:25 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

deja vu...or am I just psychic?

4:43 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Phillips is kind of one of those in between players. He is fast for a linemen, but a bit too big and runs too straight up for a RB. His size gave him the edge in high school. In college he will likely be good in situations, but he doesn't have the cutting ability or acceleration to be an every down back. Most of the video shows him simply overpowering people. Things will be different in the SEC. Hopefully he gets his size down to the 250 to 260 range and runs less straight up.

4:52 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Phillips will be an All American in 2013. 100% sure.

4:53 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i was extended an offer from vandy to coach there beginning in 2011. the offer consisted of $11/hr, a chrysler lebaron with 120K miles on it, free tix to all women's sports and all the gatorade i could drink.

pass...

5:13 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i would hope the read option will replace the wildcat to some degree. i would like to see a healthy stallworth or trovon reed as wildcat qb if they are going to run it. we don't want cam getting beat up running in the sec if he does not absolutely have to.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

I thought he showed some pretty good speed for a big man, and shows capability to play several different positions. He looks like a good under the radar type player and I am surprised nobody else in the SEC thought him worthy of a spot.

5:26 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i thought his team's uniforms sucked. looks like a slower and less agile brandon jacobs. maybe yox can get him down to 250 by 2011 and turn him into a complete monster.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

Agreed that the crimson uniforms are replete with much suckitude.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I guess my invitation got lost in the mail.

7:01 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I believe I read where Phillips runs a 4.8/40. That is Brandon Cox type speed, but at his size, it's pretty darn good.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I bet he didn't run that at 290.

7:16 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

iPad therefore I am online.

7:21 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Does your imbedded video use flash JG? It doesn't show up on the pad.

7:27 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Yes, Jay Video requires a flasher.

7:34 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I use Adobe flash player 10. It works well for me.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

NoVa - it is flashy, at least that's my assumption. When I right click on the video window, one of the menu options is "about adobe flash player 10"

7:36 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

oh well, video can wait until the new computer is set up.

7:40 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ipads are lame. Unless I get one, whence they will be cool.

7:40 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

They're saying the oil leak has been plugged. That's pretty cool.

7:41 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Yea, the oil spill getting stopped should help out a lot of things. Now if they can just come up with a way to make sure it doesn't happen again.

7:43 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

A person familiar with the investigation says the NCAA is looking at North Carolina's football program.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yep, it's on the news up here.

7:51 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

My first thought was UNC has a football program?


Does the basketball team know?

8:27 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

the football team exists as consolation for all the people who want to see UNC play but can't get basketball tickets

8:31 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

That seems like rather poor consolation.

8:37 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

I asked a couple of threads back, but I didn't see if any answered. Are there any Hotties that are members of the Birmingham Auburns Club? I was thinking about joining and wondering if it was worth it.

9:03 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

CHB...

No

9:13 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Here is an interesting thought. After Miles is fired at the end of the season, is there any ex-LSU head coach that might return to resurrect the program?

9:24 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Bo Rein?

9:27 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

A few stats from 2009 to pass sthe time away:

Punt Return Avg:

AU 4.46 yards
Opponent 12.92 yards

9:39 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Fumbles:

Total-Lost

AU 28-14
Opponent 15-8

9:41 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Penalties

AU 97-847 yards
Opponent 59-466 yards

9:42 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Fourth down conversions:

AU 4 of 14
Opponent 15 of 24

9:43 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

People just go to sporting events to watch a cheerleader crash.

9:45 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

RUshing Offense:

3rd down 1-3 to go: 4.25 yards
3rd down 4-6 to go: 2.00 yards
3rd down 7-9 to go: -3.89 yards
3rd down 10+ to go: -2.67 yards

Not a good rushing stat on 3rd and long last year.

9:52 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Okay, I made the mistake of reading bleacher report and apparently this schedule is the most favorable schedule we have had since 2004. Ummmm, huh? I do think we played a wee bit tougher schedule in 2004.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

WTC ...

I wonder how much sacks affected those numbers on 3rd and long. I wonder how many times we ran on 3rd and long.

10:06 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

No one on here probably cares about the AU gymnastics program, but just read where Jeff Thompson is leaving to take head coaching job at Penn State. I hate that - he has done some great things at Auburn.

10:15 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i wonder how many times a wildcat formation on 2nd down led to a third and long.

10:15 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

how many of those 4 of 14 fourth down conversions were a qb sneak or pass to adams?

10:18 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Ran on 3rd and long:

3rd down 1-3 to go: 36 times
3rd down 4-6 to go: 11 times
3rd down 7-9 to go: 9 times
3rd down 10+ to go: 9 times

10:18 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i figured dinardo and hallman would never get another shot on bayou.

10:19 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

ran to run or running for life on 3rd?

10:20 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

top 3 rushing totals against AU:

Kentucky 282
Arky 221
Ole Miss 219
WVU 207

10:22 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

worst rushing team against AU in 2009:

UAt 73
Furman 87
Northwestern 93
La Tech 96

10:24 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I wish i could get the stats for the # of 2nd down wildcats that led to a 3rd down and how many were converted to 1st downs. i would think 0% of 2nd down wildcats were converted to 1st downs.

10:26 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Wathed CSS football tonight. All panelist thought AU would be very good on offense this year. Question was then asked if going into the IB would there be 2 undefeated teams. The only answer was, you have to stop the other team from scoring. So maybe they are thinking UAt's defense is going to be worse than many in the country are thinking.

10:27 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

that is still a pretty impressive number for northwestern considering they threw 70+ or whatever it was.

10:33 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

AU proved if you can keep ingram and richardson from breaking a big run for a cheap score, they get frustrated and lose confidence and the whole turd offense sputters. not very easy to do, but effective. if AU any kind of pass rush, we win the IB by 14. mcelroy had to be perfect on the final drive and, to his credit, was.

10:36 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

good teams can turn into great ones if you simply have a guy or two on offense that can give you some cheap points and maybe an average or above average d that can generate a score every few games through returns or turnovers deep in the opponent's territory. 14 easy points and an offense that can grind out another 17-21 was the turd's recipe for success in 2009.

AU having such a ridiculously bad punt return game is a real hidden killer. how many time did arenas get the turds out of a hole and a short field?

10:44 PM  
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