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7.12.2010

The Five I'm Watching: Part II


TED ROOF
Defensive coordinator
  • Age: 46
  • College: Georgia Tech '85
  • Previous role: Defensive coordinator, Minnesota (1998)
  • Theme song: ``Down in It," Nine Inch Nails
  • Relevant lyric: "All the world's weight is on my back and I don't even know why."


THE GOOD: Ted Roof has the experience and knowledge you'd expect from someone whose career is rooted in coaching college defenses. Fellow coaches were impressed by the things Roof did during his season at Minnesota. He took a terrible defense and made it average during a period of six months. He did it with a series of odd formations, blitzes, schemes. So you know he's competent. Roof doesn't struggle with confidence, which means the memories of Auburn's terrible 2009 season -- the team set a record for points allowed -- likely won't affect his approach in a negative way this fall. He'll have more talent and more bodies at his disposal this time around; Roof was limited last season by a defense that featured few reliable reserves. Two FBS assistant coaches have told me they'll be surprised if the Tigers' defense isn't significantly better in 2010. They believe in Roof.

THE BAD: The numbers. Auburn's defense wasn't very good last season. What happened? We know Roof was compromised by a lack of depth on defense, which forced him to consider conserving his linebackers after halftime. He said that wasn't a thought, that Josh Bynes and Craig Stevens were fit enough to handle 90 snaps, but I don't believe him. The Tigers were more base than they should have been during the season's second half. Talk all you want about Jessel Curry, but he's a freshman. Eltoro Freeman remains an unknown. The same goes for Jonathan Evans. Is the linebacker corps going to be that much better? I sense that coach Gene Chizik will feel pressure to make a change at coordinator if the team doesn't make significant defensive progress this season. I still project the team's defense to be below average, though it's impossible to assess any of Roof's strategic adjustments at this stage. Maybe he's developed something innovative during the past six months.

THE REALITY: Auburn will be better on defense. That's the key to the team's overall success because we know (with some degree of certainty) that the Tigers will average at least 23 points per game. That creates a reasonable margin for error. Still, I expect defense to be a weakness.

What do you think? Speak your mind!

276 Comments:

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Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wow. HABOTN back in prison

7:49 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Boot camp substance!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Early substance.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Spanish substançio.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Love the Catalan 'c'. Viva Espana.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I wish I could charter a HABOTN flight to Madrid tonight.

Jet would be buying the alcohol.

Michael would be our flight attendant.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Rusted Roof substance.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

THT piloting, of course.

He can read a map.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Only if ehyou and PF are the pilots, and Norm is left in the terminal because he was late for the plane.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Though, really, Kristina would make for a fine flight attendant. She's agreeable, eager to please, friendly.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

(I hope she reads this.)

7:56 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

incarceration is fun again!

JGT - if overall record improves, do you think Chizik will still be looking for a new DC if defensive stats are similar to last season?

how many points did we give up per game last season? rhetorical, I'm about to go find out.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I guess the dude in your avatar will provide the inflight entertainment. My sister is due to be in Barcelona tomorrow or Wednesday, can't remember which. But to say I'm jealous would be an understatement. She was in Italy during the 06 final and now this...

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

358 points surrendered = 27.5 ppg in '09

that's just gross. I hope Roof can get that below 20 real soon.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That dude is BUCKETHEAD, the fastest guitarist alive.

Take a hit off this.

8:07 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I would like to think we can cut the defensive points allowed to below 20 per game. 20 per game is still about 5-10 points more than I'd prefer.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

THT ... not good numbers.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT - LGGB would be my first officer; his video gaming experience should come in handy.
2.0 would be my navigator; she has great sense of direction and is also a map reader.
I'd let MrsTHT be the lead flight attendant (unlike Delta, I won't have a minimum height requirement).

8:12 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm 100% fine with MrsTHT being flight attendant.

She must be paired with Michael, though. Them's the rules. She can take first class and leave MJT to handle coach ...

8:14 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

wow, this is some early substance. nice.

so does this Buckethead dude sing or just play? i had no idea who he was.

the D can't help but be better. sure hope The Bull & Evans solidify those LB spots, and quickly!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

attending the coach section is similar to herding goats, i.e. perfect for MJT.

But don't ask him about his bidness

8:17 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I remember Buckethead coming out playing with G&R at the MTV awards a few years back, then Axl disappearing for a few years again.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

WERK - I agree. I used to be satisfied if scoring defense was under 10 ppg. Now I'll be satisfied when it gets under 15ppg. There's just more offense these days.

8:19 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

If we're going to Spain, I'm on the first flight.

I'll work as the translator. My Castilian is pretty solid. Catalan needs some work, but we can get by.

My Basque...well, did I tell you my Castilian was good?

8:23 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

More Buckethead for the soul.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i wonder if i should start an office pool here in prison at the BuyMore satellite facility on how soon before our uncle turns off blogger access again. I'm guessing sooner rather than later. But I'll enjoy it while I can.
WARRRRRRRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

in its broadest definition, LGGB and 2.0 are fluent in el España

8:27 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

Defense will struggle again. I think more bodies will at least help the fatigue factor.

I still don't think Freeman will contribute. I look for Bates to be the surprise on the D, as I can see him playing more LB than DB.

8:32 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

How long until media days?

8:40 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

July 21, I think, FSJ.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

any iphone Hotties out there, what are your favorite AU apps?

8:42 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I think I'll go watch the madness this year in the lobby if I can fit it into my schedule. Maybe I can heckle Urban Meyer....

8:42 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

THT...my favorite AU app is the web shortcut I created for HABOTN.

That's about it.

8:43 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

THT...I'm gettin' on that plane.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FSJ - here's the schedule as posted on bleacherreport.com

2010 SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS
Wed. July 21, 2010
1st rotation – Alabama / Mississippi State
2nd rotation – Kentucky / Florida

Thurs. July 22, 2010
1st rotation – Georgia / Arkansas
2nd rotation – Vanderbilt / South Carolina

Fri. July 23, 2010
1st rotation – Auburn / Tennessee
2nd rotation – LSU / Ole Miss

8:46 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (CAM-"Da Man") said...

JGT,
with the Defensive Substance this am.
I totally agree with you on your assessment's we have starting experience and back ups are suspect until we see them handle the SEC speed and experience....
i reserve my opinion until week 7 when the brain catches up with the body on "D"!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I found the schedule there via Google, after having no luck on the SEC official web site. Their latest news release?

Monitoring Swine Flu - 9/1/09

8:50 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I would make a great flight attendant due mainly to my persistently good breath.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

more up to the minute stuff from SEC's official web site,

Order by:
5 p.m. EST Monday, July 12th (yes, that's 2010)
Receive by:
Thursday, July 15th
Some limitations apply

what will you receive for your $15? the 2009 SEC Football Media Guide

8:55 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

It took some effort, but I finally hogged 33%+ of the posts on this thread. I will now hang up and listen.

8:59 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

nice work THT. gluttony....i like it. :)

so, when is Fan Day? usually the 1st saturday in august. i'll be there on a fellas weekend trip if any hotties are going to be there too.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I like how you don't know when it is ... But you know you'll be there.

I am at therapy this morning. I think this would be a nice place to work. People seem cheery, content.

9:12 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Nick Saban don't have any stinkin time for fans...

9:14 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

dude, i love it. i'm sure it's not cool to you since you see these dudes all the time but i love it. plus, since i'm a huge autograph collector it's perfect.

it's a reality check for those folks who can sit up in the stands & cuss out players when they make a mistake. it helps remind me that they're really just kids. big talented kids, but still.

9:16 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

FSJ, if you braves AU fan day with me i'll treat you to Momma G's afterwards. deal?

9:17 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

brave, not Braves. man, my head is spinning this morning. i must be working too hard already.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Scottie B - I just called Tigers Unlimited and they say they haven't set the date yet for Fan Day but they say Scholarship Donor weekend will be Aug 20,21.

9:18 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

wow, that's some hottie luv THT. thanks. i donate, but i'm not quite on the 'scholarship donor' level just yet.

9:20 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Marvelous Material Mitigates Morose Monday

9:26 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Ah, I didn't foresee this one. I thought we were talking players.

I believe that you are right. If we don't see significant improvement on defense, Roof may be history at the end of the season. I just thinking we will see significant improvement.

This defense returns something like 8 starters and we will have enough numbers, although a lot of them will be young. Hopefully this will allow Roof to be a bit more aggressive.

9:26 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Some nice prose from King Michael to flip previous thread. Well done.

9:27 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

If I go to AU fan day somebody will feel dirty afterward..Not sure if it would be me or all of the Auburn fans/players.

BTW, did anyone read the Bo Jackson article in USA Today? it was pretty darn good.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

You know, I really think the Defense will be much better than people anticipate this year. I guess this is the one portion of the team that I fully believe in. Last year was an aberration in my opinion--the perfect storm you may call it. We had low numbers as a result of Tubbs's flat out lack of recruiting over the last couple years he was here, we had injuries, and we had the uncertainty of the coaching staff that led to lower numbers.

Roof's a good coach, wouldn't still be in the biz if he wasn't...the D will succeed this year. And if we get even a middle of the road performance from Newton (somewhere between the greatness some expect and Chris Todd, who shouldn't be hard to outperform), we should have a terrific season.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

thanks for the heads up, ehyou.

On the flight to Spain, I can just see MJT entertaining all the goats in coach with Eurasian plumber tales.


FSJ - I have not, but I'll go take a look. Is it the same stuff that was in Los Angeles papers this past weekend?

9:37 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

When you are inside 8 weeks, Mondays aren't morose, it's just another day closer.

Get happy.

Mondays are Fun Days!

9:39 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"somewhere between the greatness some expect and Chris Todd"

Wow, that's like a Grand Canyon/Michael Strahan's teeth sized gap.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, if 2.0's "you have British teeth..." wasn't front page worthy,
WERK's toothy comment is.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So Bama article reporting that DB Chris Jones is no longer interested in Auburn.

wtc, do you or mom have any inside info?

9:48 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Thanks THT

9:56 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

i'm sure this was posted somewhere but i missed it:

Auburn has selected Lee Ziemba, Josh Bynes and Aairon Savage to represent the school at SEC Media Days in Hoover later this month.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yes, it was, but I have absolutely no idea by whom.

I sure hope Aairon can have a complete season.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

speaking of "I'm sure this was posted", did I ever tell y'all how much I enjoy the crunchy Cheetos that MrsTHT packs with my lunch. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY

10:08 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Complete surpriseon No.II. I also thought you would only be doing players. As all have said Defense should be better, if not Roof will be in trouble. We all expect it to be better but how much is the question,
On flight to Spain will FSJ be the go-pher and slip out of the plane for beer when we reach 20,000 feet.

10:13 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

i'm pretty hungry myself. i'm thinking of being naughty & going to Taco Bell. it's so wrong but soooo yummy.

10:17 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt has suspended two players the day after their arrests on alcohol-related charges.

Sophomore tailback Dontavius Jackson was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and other motor vehicle offenses early Saturday morning. Richt says Jackson, a backup, has been suspended for a minimum of six games.

Sophomore split end Tavarres King, a returning starter, was charged with underaged possession of alcohol and has been suspended for at least one game by Richt.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Why is it that "Miss Universe" is always from Earth? Is it rigged or something? Those chicks from Jupiter are totally hawt, though not as hot perhaps as those from Mercury but everyone knows that.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

count me among the unsurprised. Cam will definitely be my numero uno one to watch, but after that, 3coaching positions would be on my list, one being a Roof/Rocker combination.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

That's a pretty broad broad generalization, Norm. Mercury's polar chicks are pretty darn cold.

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

oops, forgot the

SNORT

you're still my favorite (don't tell the others)

10:30 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Those sirens of Titan ought to win Miss Universe one of these years.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

What about the Amazon Women on the Moon?

10:37 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Regarding the Spain flight:

I went to school in Madrid one summer while at AU, so if anyone wants to trust a tour guide operating on information that is over 20 years old, I'm your man. Also, if we want a side trip to Pamplona (San Fermin is still going on), I can find us a good park to sleep in. I can also advise on bull-running strategy, but not sure I will participate again. It seemed like a good idea back then, though.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

sirens of Titan... I thought they were fictional. Are you trying to tell me they are real? Next thing you know, you'll be blaming the sirens of Titan for that BC coaching situation.

10:40 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Nothing at all wrong with Amazon Women on the Moon.

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

running in front of bulls with horns has never seemed like a good idea... certainly not a sober good idea.

10:42 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

By the way, congrats to Alabama on their new National Title. I believe it's # 432. They are the #1 team on the new NCAA Football game for the Playstation, I'm sure they have already claimed this one as well.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

unless, of course, the bulls are from Chicago and the horns are vuvuzelas

10:43 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Spencer Hall ... aka Orson Swindle ... unleashed this one today ... referring to our favorite team's favored side of the ball ...

"Gustav and the Springdale Flesh Removal Offense."

10:47 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

In my opinion; running on narrow streets in front of a bunch of pissed off bulls is equal to jumping out of a perfectly good airplane on my list of things I'll never do.

10:48 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I'll take it RK...

I've commissioned another flag for the stadium.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

"The Roof is on Fiyah" will def be something to watch ....Nice call JG.

In other news: EDSBS has awarded the National Preseason Video Game Championship to ........

Ayulll ...Uh ...Bama. Bama fans were quick to claim it as their 83rd NC.

Typical Bama Sidewalk Fan

10:52 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Ooops ...I see that errybody else has already visited EDSBS today.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

My Pamplona trip was planned one day and undertaken the next. The bull-running was planned one minute and undertaken the next. Such is the functioning of the 20-year-old male brain.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Agree or disagree, the guy always has some interestings to say.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/Jesse-Jackson-LeBron-James-Dan-Gilbert-slavery-comparison-071210

10:56 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Ohhhh ohhhhh ...here's a chance to whine like a Bammer.

Headline courtesy of Andrew Gribble:

"Seven of Auburn’s 12 opponents in 2010 will face FCS teams the week before"

10:59 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

NOT FAIR! NOT FAIR!

WAAAAAH!

SHOULDN'T HAVE A 'STRAINING ORDER 'GAINST ME! IT'S MY TRAILER PARK, TOO!

DANG, SHE'S JUST MY COUSIN!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Peeps: I'm going to make Twitter a more useful element of the HABOTN this season. I'll be tweeting stuff that may or may not be discussed by me on the blog.

For instance: I just tweeted about Florida admitting to four Facebook-related sanctions.

If you haven't added the HABOTN feed to your feed, then you ain't feedin' properly.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

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

HELLO KENNESAW!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I also have abandoned the automatic feed. I will create feeds for each story ... so you can understand the news without clicking on the link.

Cause sometimes clicking a link sucks from an iPhone or Droid or Crackberry.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

gosh, we're good, Scottie B!


JGT - ain't no tweets in prison

11:09 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

there were some twits, but they didn't last long.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet ..thanks for the article. Mr. Whitlock makes some good points with clarity and pithy phrases.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Here's the Bo Jackson story from USA Today ... as referenced by FSJ.

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

yes.

yes we are. :)

i just refreshed from my lunch excursion & you had me all set up. just had to make sure i finished!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I'll just have to be out of the loop for the absolute "latest" info. Tweets might work for me in the off hours, but I can't have them clogging up the info stream during the day.

Life will continue.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

"It seemed like a good idea..."

Storm clouds gather.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Hoop: Life will continue. Lots of people get their VINE from Twitter ... and I'm here for all HOTTIES.

11:16 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I want to go to Spain with Count Chocula.

You know, in a manly sort of way.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wow, AU's opponents do have a bunch of cupcakes lined up the week before they play AU.

The story Hoopie mentioned is here

11:19 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Homer - since I'm not a tweeter person and since you're here for all the Hotties, please call my cell any time you twit something or whatever it is the nerd types call it.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Then Norm can call me.

11:25 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

Don't call me daughter, not fit to....

11:28 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

JG ..I think that Twitter is great for the Hotties that can do it and not a problem for those that don't

11:29 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yes, I'll call you Mr. Tibbs.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I can call you "Betty,"
And Betty, when I call you,
You can call me "Al."

11:31 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Well if we lose a single game this year, it's all because of that scheduling.

11:31 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Never done the twitter thing.

Wow, that's one odd sentence that I just typed.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I suppose it could lend itself to being misconstrued.

11:34 AM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

RK, i told you the Braves would take 2 of 3 from the Mets!

11:40 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I was hoping for all 3, but Santana shut them down yesterday.

I'm heading down to Atlanta on Friday for the 2nd game vs the Brew Crew.

11:42 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I twitter myself.




By which I mean "I, myself, twitter" just so there's no confusion.

11:43 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Can we arrange for Hart to just stay in town after the series? That'd be great.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

We ain't one-at-a-timin' here! We mass communicatin'!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Do not seek the treasure!

11:58 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Twitter works well for me. It is a great way to get news in short bites. As long as you keep the number of feeds you subscribe to small, I consider it very helpful. If you subscribe to too many, it just becomes annoying.

12:00 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

HABOTN twitter is like manna sent from the heavens.

12:07 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

has anyone else been to www.auburntigers.com today? it's got a new look.

12:26 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

jet...
I'd make a heckuva brain trust, should you be needing one.

12:34 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

i have confirmation that inside JHS at this moment there is power-washing of the stadium & some bleacher replacement going on.

that's your auburn athletics maintenance report for july 12th, 2010.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

So now, without further ado, and by way of endorsin' my candi'cy, the Soggy Popcorn Boys (J-Z, Norm and ehyou) is gonna lead us all in a chorus of "You Are My Sunshine" -- ain't ya, boys?

12:38 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

But can you say that you "have it on good authority..."?

12:39 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

That's one of our favorite tunes.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Son, you gonna go far.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Like to hear it? Here it goes...
Goes a li'l sumpin like this, c'mon...

12:41 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

yes Norm. i have a guy on the inside. so yeah, it's on good authority.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I think J-Z has been declared ineligible.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

"j-z"? Never heard of him.

12:43 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

J-Z has been turned into a horny toad.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

scottieb - perhaps the reference was too obscure. I wasn't questioning your reporting, keep it up.

12:44 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

i've heard 'New York State of Mind.' so, yeah, i've heard of JZ.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

"New York State of Mind" = Billy Joel, there can be no other.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

J-Z with a mouth full of popcorn can probably sing it better than JZ.

12:50 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Scottie,

Do you mean "Empire State of Mind"?

12:56 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Where has j-z been?

12:56 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

yup, that must be it RK. my bad.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

J-Z has re-entered the world of higher education in addition to his full-time work.

He promises that he and Carmela will return in time for football season.

1:02 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I hear they are inseparable these days.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Seanzie, been meaning to say thanks for setting up the WC fantasy game. That was fun!

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

Scottie B - yes, I was at that web site earlier, and I do not like the new design. I don't know how it looks in Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, but it blows in BOP's IE7.

1:10 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Headline: "Ex-employee targeted wife at Albuquerque solar company", Translation: "Albuquerque man unable to resist urge to do something stupid".

1:10 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Higher education?

He trying to get student tickets this year or something?

1:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FSJ - you missed a great set up for a real zinger. But I guess you wanted to stick to the truth ;-)

1:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Scottie (and others) - if you like the new auburntigers.com web site, keep it to yourself! ;-)

If you found it harsh on the eyes, or otherwise annoying, let them know about it here

1:21 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

THT..I know..

It was tempting.

1:21 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Was Carmella the poster of questionable gender?

1:24 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

No, that's Jet.


(couldn't resist)

1:26 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Uh oh...

1:28 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Norm drilling the softballs tossed up at him.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

It's the only thing Norm ever drilled.

Usually, he just Twittered.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I kid. I kid.

1:36 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Just call me Kenshin Kawakami with all the taters I'm throwing up.

1:39 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Zing of the day from Jet!

1:40 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

a Kawakami zinger. nice.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

What do you think? Speak your mind!

I strongly warn against this. It will only lead to trouble.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

If I spoke my mind I'd be silent.

1:42 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If I spoke my mind, everyone I know would be highly disturbed or disgusted.

1:45 PM  
Blogger scottie b Tommy Gavin said...

yeah, that's not a good idea. mrs. scottie doesn't usually like when i do that.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm with THT.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I was born disturbed.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I was also born ready for Auburn football. AND I'M STILL READY!

PUT ON THE PADS ALREADY!!!

1:53 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

My blogger has got gremlins.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

is this thing still on? testing, testing.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I know he's probably in Tally by now, but have we had any radio contact with Jhag.

I worry 'bout the boy.

There are all sorts of bad habits and bad things in a bad college town. I'm 'fraid he might GET SOME.

2:19 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Let me tell you something.....jhag is doing just fine...

Trust me.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

From the pics I've glanced at, I wish I were doing as fine as JHAG is.

2:29 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

After checking his FB page I'm a bit concerned as well Jet.

Natalie asked how his fat girl exposé went.

He said he was presenting her today.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

We should be concerned. The poor boy can't afford to clothe himself properly.

2:37 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Kathy-Somehing is fishy about the Chris Jones deal. He named AU his leader a few months ago, even confirmaed it last week, now it looks like AU is out of his top 3.

2:57 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

REC...that's what's fishy.

3:02 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

FSJ, I thought you held REC functions in your basement.

3:16 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Alabama cheats.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

FSJ is the Exalted Tusk of the RECEC (Red Elephant Club of Etoway County). Don't let him fool you.

3:56 PM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

T-Minus 9 days until media days.

Also t-minus 9 days until my 31st birthday.

All I want for my birthday is a defense that gives up less 21 points a game.

3:59 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Exalted Tusk....good one.

4:16 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Hey fellas, that's my birthday too!









PSYCHE!

4:17 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ChocoScott...
PLEASE tell me that's your impaled hiney in the pic.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Nope. I think that pic is from this year. However, if not for a kindly Spaniard flinging me into a doorway, I could have made the Pamplona papers in 1988. Those bulls are sneaky fast.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Hey Michael!










flakhfgo[qwehjf['qwhf

4:22 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

I like what I started this morning with my walmartian hate. Jet I do believe that they have a higher percentage of uneducated fans. That is not my biased opinion, that is from years of being around them.

4:22 PM  
Blogger michael said...

tru dat, sc

4:26 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

It don't take no education to know that Bammers ain't got none.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Bama easily has the highest % of sidewalk alum in it's home state than any other school. Nebraska may be #2. The average Nebraska sidewalk alum lives at at much higher level than the average Bama sidewalk alum. While UGA and UF have a some of these type fans the % isn't even close to Bama.

I went into a restaurant in Gadsden one night and almost every male patron was wearing a Bama hat. Manners be-damned.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Rotten Scoundrels said...

The real question is whether this Bucket Head fellow can play Stairway to Heaven. Doubtful....

4:56 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Well, I thought for sure that I was going to see a flip this afternoon, but instead it looks like another puppet hour breakdown. Remember back when Michael and Harrison used to entertain us? What ever happened to those days? I will concede that Michael's flip of the last thread was entertaining, but what has he done for us lately?

5:00 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Look man, this is all Harrison's fault. Not mine. Harrison.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

1+BEASLEY!!!

and Parole!!!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Oh, hi Michael. Didn't realize you were in here. As I was saying, this is all Harrison's fault!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Harrison has really been letting us down lately. Fa real doh.

5:23 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

OK, I have a beer question. Who has had the BL with lime? My son tells me I would like it. I'm not so sure. He says it tastes more like limeaid than beer. Course I'm on the no alcohol diet until after boot camp. Has anyone tasted this and is it worth it?

5:25 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Yeah, burn Harrison!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

MrsTHT this past weekend, offering an explanation, "I married what I could at the time."
Yes, I was standing right there.


Since I pretended she was joking, it cracked me up.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Sorry, Cincy, I can't help. The only lime I eat is Toomer's Limeade and Yoplait Lime yogurt, the former much better than the latter.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Cincy - it's not the worst tasting beer I've ever had.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

THT - so after all these years, it's nice to know that she's continuing to settle for you.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

double posts are annoying, too!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Stupid Blogger.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Boom!

5:33 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

New page smell.

I won't let Blogger or Diego deny me.

5:33 PM  
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