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Title: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 08:56:10 AM
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 06, 2008, 09:08:54 AM
Someone refresh my memory...was Pierre-Louis a Sign & Place, or will he be in Auburn this summer?
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 09:12:11 AM
Someone refresh my memory...was Pierre-Louis a Sign & Place, or will he be in Auburn this summer?

I believe he'll qualify. Not positive though. I know Damion Allen is a reciever that has already enrolled in JUCO.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 09:40:55 AM
Please keep this thread alive today.
I don't want to have to wade through the mindlessness of the site that shall remain unnamed.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 09:44:26 AM
Please keep this thread alive today.
I don't want to have to wade through the mindlessness of the site that shall remain unnamed.

Updated. Although I'm apparently really bad at trying to format columns.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 10:48:37 AM
Jamar Fortson officially signs with FSU. That was one of the weirder recruiting stories I can remember. So many rumors as to what went down with that one.

Also, apparently Quinn is down to UNC and bama, after being a huge lean to us last night. Another really weird situation.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 10:50:45 AM
I want to hear about it the second Enrique and Jerrell pick Auburn.
Also I want to hear about it the second Julio and Star punk uat.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 10:54:19 AM
I want to hear about it the second Enrique and Jerrell pick Auburn.
Also I want to hear about it the second Julio and Star punk uat.

You got it. Although I think you'll be disappointed with 3 out of 4 of those. I'd love to be wrong.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AWK on February 06, 2008, 11:06:24 AM
http://www.auburn.rivals.com/commitlist.asp?school=7

Free list, updated very quickly when the LOI is faxed.  They do not have the JUCO's liek Enrique though.  He moved his presser back to later today.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 11:09:01 AM
http://www.auburn.rivals.com/commitlist.asp?school=7

Free list, updated very quickly when the LOI is faxed.  They do not have the JUCO's liek Enrique though.  He moved his presser back to later today.

They do have JUCO/Prep commits listed, Enrique just isn't a commit anymore. If he signs his LOI to us, he will be added.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AWK on February 06, 2008, 11:10:14 AM
Yeah, my bad just noticed.  We lost Jarmon Fortson and Quinn.  So...No suprises today.   :pee:
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 11:11:11 AM
Quinn has committed to UNC. I can't blame him. With all of the medical problems he has had, I wouldn't mind being close to the great medical facilities up there compared to EAMC!
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AWK on February 06, 2008, 11:13:16 AM
Fortson was sort of lame.  The way it ended, I mean...Bowden and FSU over Auburn...
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 11:18:01 AM
Fortson was sort of lame.  The way it ended, I mean...Bowden and FSU over Auburn...

That one did suck. I really have no idea how to take any of that. Too many rumors going on to know which ones are true. To make matters worse, Enrique just committed to Ole Miss.  :&
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AWK on February 06, 2008, 11:24:41 AM
That one did suck. I really have no idea how to take any of that. Too many rumors going on to know which ones are true. To make matters worse, Enrique just committed to Ole Mis :&s.
It is not official, but it is all over Rivals that he is going to Ole Miss...great.  Seriously, this is getting dumb.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Saniflush on February 06, 2008, 11:25:53 AM
It is not official, but it is all over Rivals that he is going to Ole Miss...great.  Seriously, this is getting dumb.

Let him go lose under Houston Nutt for a while.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 11:44:01 AM
So, is now a good time to declare the sky is falling?
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AWK on February 06, 2008, 11:44:30 AM
Its official, Enrique sent his LOI to Ole Piss.  Houston Nutt is a sack.  McClain signed with Clemson, what the hell.  haha
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Saniflush on February 06, 2008, 11:45:59 AM
So, is now a good time to declare the sky is falling?

I guess if you think it is then now would be as good of a time as any.  I just can't make myself believe that CTT and staff don't know what they are doing when  he has shown time and again that he does?  I'll hold judgment for three years from now.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 06, 2008, 11:47:06 AM
Just what in the Hell is going on around here?
Is Auburn a victim of some serious negative recruiting, or did the staff turnover really hurt that much?
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 11:50:34 AM
George Baker just committed to South Florida.

So far today we have lost: Quinn, Davis, and Baker that we thought we had a great chance of signing today.

 :flag: :flag: :flag:
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 11:55:38 AM
Just what in the Hell is going on around here?
Is Auburn a victim of some serious negative recruiting, or did the staff turnover really hurt that much?
It doesn't appear to be hurting bamer.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 06, 2008, 11:58:15 AM
It doesn't appear to be hurting bamer.
That could be beacuse only half of their turnover has happened before signing day.  Just a theory.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Kaos on February 06, 2008, 11:59:25 AM
It doesn't appear to be hurting bamer.

Well, there's a big difference when you're comparing Will Muschamp and Al Borges to Private Appletart and Whoever The Hell.  Auburn's guys were big names.  Serious players with national recognition.  And it didn't help that we replaced them with Art Franklin and Dusty Rhodes.  
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 06, 2008, 12:30:56 PM
I'm sorry, but I still don't understand how you pull in a class out of the blue like this without a little out$ide help.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AWK on February 06, 2008, 12:42:17 PM
Julio to UAT.  This is pretty bad, we got blown out of the water today...
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Aubie16 on February 06, 2008, 12:59:45 PM
Well Harry Adams and Jermaine Johnson are the only two we are still waiting for that have a chance to qualify. We need to make sure we get both of those.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Kaos on February 06, 2008, 01:21:01 PM
Forget the hyperbole for a minute. 

Objectively, is this approaching debacle territory? 
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 06, 2008, 01:29:14 PM
Forget the hyperbole for a minute. 

Objectively, is this approaching debacle territory? 
Two words.  N.  O.
It will still be a top 20 class, the only real problem is that CTT didn't "finish strong."  It looks much worse because the Fighting Sabbans cleaned our clock and will probably have the #1 class in the end.  IF this happens again next year, the words debacle and punked will come to mind though.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 06, 2008, 01:36:05 PM
Listen people, when life gives you lemons, what do you do?  Come on folks...what do you do?


OH fudge A CRACK WHORE.  THIS SUCKS.  Literally EVERY highly ranked, high profile guy mooned us on the way out the door. It's not that I'm upset with the guys we got.  There are some serious athletes in the bunch and this class will NOT hurt Auburn.  HOWEVER, they're not going to take us to the next level either and that bunch of incestual waterheads across the State got everyone they wanted.  We now have to listen to them claim at least 2 more MNC's as a result of today.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 01:42:57 PM
We now have to listen to them claim at least 2 more MNC's as a result of today.
I'm so happy I moved desks so the prototype uat fan I work with can't bother me all day glowing like he's post-coital.
I'm staying far away from that side of the building. Taking detours if necessary.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Saniflush on February 06, 2008, 01:55:51 PM
I'm so happy I moved desks so the prototype uat fan I work with can't bother me all day glowing like he's post-coital.
I'm staying far away from that side of the building. Taking detours if necessary.

I just don't understand why you all see this as a bad thing?  This just makes the fall from grace by them yearly all the sweeter. 

If it's because you can't handle their comments then we need to work on your game skillz.

They haven't won shoot except a bunch of 18 year olds, who may or may not end up being good athletes and people.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUTailgatingRules on February 06, 2008, 01:56:25 PM
I don't want to put a damper on everyone's pity party, but come on.  We are doing everything the other sides wants us to right now.  We are badmouthing our class, which by the way has some pretty damn good player in it, we are going into "meltdown" mode and giving the Bammers the enjoyment of watching, we are badmouthing our coaches, and the list goes on and on.  This Bama class is loaded with instate players that somehow got ranked as the best in the country. Are we really to believe that the best talent in the country played highschool ball in Alabama.  I for one will wait until they either live up to the hype or fall miserably on their collective faces.

I have always said that I would much rather build a program with the second or third best players in Fla or Ga than live off the perrinnially over rated in state players that get ratings bumps the minute they start to lean to UAT.  We have had great success with this model and will continue to do so in the future.  Once Julio wins his 2-3 heismans I will feel bad for not landing him.  Until then he is just another one of those poor kids that will have to live in the shoothole called Tuscaloosa.

I know that this may not always be true, but one of the problems you run into with a team full of blue chippers is their attitude and work ethic.  Many of these kids have gone through life being told that they are the greatest things since sliced bread and have been able to live off just having more god given talent than most of their competition in High school.  Getting these kids in College and having them put in the work nescessary to become stars is a tough thing to do.  With all of the immediate playing time being promised them, they have a tendency to sulk and become a cancer to the team when they don't get any freshman playing time or god forbid redshirt and play scout team.  

As for Tubbs, I believe that he is honest with most kids from the start, we want you to come to Auburn and if you work hard you can eventually earn playing time and be part of a special family.  If you happen to be better than anyone already here you will play (look at the freshman on the line last year).  However if you are not, which even most Blue Chippers are not ready to play D1 SEC ball, then we expect you work your hardest to earn your keep.  This approach does not work as well with some of the Prima Donna Bluechippers, but does work better for the TEAM.

Have faith in Auburn, we will always be better than UAT whether they beat us or not, after all we are able to call ourselves Auburn Tigers.  It is my opinion that the whining needs to stop, the badmouthing of our new players needs to stop, and the generaal doom and gloom needs to stop.

Peace Out!!!!

P.S. Let's do something more productive with our time like posting more pictures in the concourse
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: ssgaufan on February 06, 2008, 01:59:29 PM
I was looking forward to today.  Boy was I a dumbass.  The only thing that I am hoping for now is Jerrell Harris, but the way todays been going, he'll be a fudgein bama boy. 

Question for anybody that feels like they can give a legit answer.  With bama signing all of these prospects, what's going to happen to this "awesome" class when they fill their schollies?  Where are the rest of these "stars" going to end up at?
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Jumbo on February 06, 2008, 02:04:12 PM
Let him go lose under Houston Nutt for a while.
Howard thats how I feel, I hope we kick the shoot out of him and Nut Job  :fu:

It's been a rough day thats for sure.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 02:06:22 PM
I just don't understand why you all see this as a bad thing?  This just makes the fall from grace by them yearly all the sweeter. 

If it's because you can't handle their comments then we need to work on your game skillz.

They haven't won shoot except a bunch of 18 year olds, who may or may not end up being good athletes and people.
It takes the likes of War Tim to find a silver lining in the events that took place today.

I was naive enough to think today would surprise us in a positive way, and it turned out to be quite the opposite, plain and simple.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 06, 2008, 02:15:36 PM
I know this is wishful thinking.  I know, I know, I know.  But SOMETHING has to be going on for a program like Baymie to rack up this big.  Yes, Saban is a good recruiter.  We got it.  But what the hell attracted about 20 4-5 star kids to him all at one time?  The guy has been a colossal flop the last 3-4 years of his career, he's a colossal ass-wipe to be around, Bama has been a laughing stock in this conference for quite a while now, we own a 6 game winning streak..about to be 7.

What the fudge is going on????  There HAS to be some serious shenanigans and I'm calling em'.  I don't want to hear any shoot about "well Saban could offer them immediate playing time....Bammie graduated this guy and that....blah fudgein' blah"  

I can take Bama having a better recruiting class.  No big deal.  But how many guys did we go head to head with?  Did we sign ANY of those kids?  

SHENANIGANS...plain and simple.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Saniflush on February 06, 2008, 02:20:31 PM
It takes the likes of War Tim to find a silver lining in the events that took place today.

I was naive enough to think today would surprise us in a positive way, and it turned out to be quite the opposite, plain and simple.

See I just don't see it that black and white.    It will be two years AT LEAST before anyone knows how good the recruiting classes being signed today will be.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AuburnChopper 3.0 on February 06, 2008, 02:38:40 PM
Maybe shenanigans, but really, I think it comes down to players that think they should play day one, and we've got serious talent only going into their second years of eligibility and established starter roles.  Seriously, our JUCO program, and our ability to fill needs over the past few years is evidence, that every once and a while you might have a year like this year.    Beyond the bullshoot we'll have to listen to from the bammers, they don't have shoot on the field yet, and that's the ONLY thing that matters.

It sucks we really don't have anything to gloat about maybe, when it comes to signing day today, but it wasn't a "BAD" class, and last time I looked, we're the ones that won the last six in a row.

As far as "talent that will take us to the next level", they're here.  They're learning, and they're only going to get better.   

I'm not blowing sunshine, I'm dissapointed in a few of the non-signees, but I sure as shoot don't take this as ANYTHING to panic over.   Some of you guys need to get your panties plucked real quick.  You sound like a bunch of whiney bitches!!!  :poke:

SOOOO!!!    SILENCE YOU BABY BITCHES!....   :silence:

 :vn:
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 06, 2008, 02:49:14 PM
No.  I enjoy feeling like shoot and whining like a bitch.  Seriously, I'm not upset with this class.  I truly think Bammie is back to their old ways.  The last time they signed this type of class, it got them slapped across the chops by the NCAA.  And that was for paying $150K for a fat, stupid defensive lineman.  He wasn't even close to the top signee in that class.  Does anyone think for one second that there wasn't about a cool million in "Bonuses" paid for that class?

Hell yes. 
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Lurking Tiger on February 06, 2008, 03:02:44 PM
Ninety percent of you are pussies. Not the good kind either. The kind that smell bad and are obscured by hair.

As long as we keep getting top 20 classes, we will be OK. There just isn't that much of a difference between number one and number whatever, unless you can do it every year. If suitcase hauls in four top rated classes in a row, I will be a little nervous. But bummer will be on probation long before that happens.

Tubs always gives us solid clases but he nevah lands the number one class. Why ? Because a lot of these kids won't fit in at Auburn. We don't want to be the new Thug U.

Granted, we have lost some kids that we wnated. It happens. fudge 'em. Move on.

Now put some duct tape over your vaginas and quit yer bitchin.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: ssgaufan on February 06, 2008, 03:07:50 PM
SON OF A BITCH!  Jerrell Harris just picked the fudgeing tide.  What the fudge is going on over in t town?  This day officially sucks.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 03:30:46 PM
I want to hear about it the second Enrique and Jerrell pick Auburn.
Also I want to hear about it the second Julio and Star punk uat.
Is this my fault?
I deserve a hearty stoning.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUTailgatingRules on February 06, 2008, 04:01:01 PM
Like I said in my original post on this thread, I'll take my chances with our guys.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/varsitytimesinsider/2008/02/football-so-whe.html
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AuburnChopper 3.0 on February 06, 2008, 04:30:44 PM
Is this my fault?
I deserve a hearty stoning.

fudgeing bastard!

....okay..

You're forgivin...   :bar:  Have a beer...
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 04:40:52 PM
fudgeing bastard!

....okay..

You're forgivin...   :bar:  Have a beer...
I'm going to have plenty. And I'll be wearing my ULM 21, Bama 14 t-shirt to the bar.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AuburnChopper 3.0 on February 06, 2008, 04:44:03 PM
I'm going to have plenty. And I'll be wearing my ULM 21, Bama 14 t-shirt to the bar.

I'll have one, and wear my "fear the ringfinger" shirt with a picture of Croom on it. 
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AUChizad on February 06, 2008, 04:47:04 PM
I'll have one, and wear my "fear the ringfinger" shirt with a picture of Croom on it. 
You're selling shirts? Do I have to send you a cease and desist letter?
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AuburnChopper 3.0 on February 06, 2008, 04:59:05 PM
You're selling shirts? Do I have to send you a cease and desist letter?

Nope, I bought it from some guy named "Rufus", on the corner...uhh...a long time ago.....

Sorry...   :cool:
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Tiger Wench on February 06, 2008, 05:07:16 PM
Have faith in Auburn, we will always be better than UAT whether they beat us or not, after all we are able to call ourselves Auburn Tigers.  It is my opinion that the whining needs to stop, the badmouthing of our new players needs to stop, and the generaal doom and gloom needs to stop.

Peace Out!!!!
Word.  We already have awesome players at most positions who were FRESHMEN last year!!!  Now they are EXPERIENCED SOPHOMORES!  Any new guys would have a while to wait.  Bammer is rebuilding from the ground up - hell, I could probably start for them.  They have shoot for players coming back. 

So IMHO, the sky is blue, the sun is shining, Auburn rocks and bammer sucks.

Carry on.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Kaos on February 06, 2008, 06:29:08 PM
Whether you view today as a catastrophe or a blip I think it migjht shine a spotlight on what may be a significant staff weakness.

What position do most feel would benefit from better coaching?  Would you say WR?

Who serves as recruiting coordinator?  Could it coincidentally be the WR coach?

I like the guy but have my concerns.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: The Prowler on February 06, 2008, 09:02:00 PM
I'm going to have plenty. And I'll be wearing my ULM 21, Bama 14 t-shirt to the bar.
Hey.....I wore mine to my 99% bammer fans job....Every time they said, "Guess who we done got?"  I'd point at my shirt....And say, "Yall might want to try beating These guys, before you go off hootin' an hollerin' about 18 year olds."  They said that now, they takin' over the Nation.  I just shook my head and said, "Man, what will Coach saban compare yalls next catastrophic loss to next year...The Holocaust or Maybe....Judgement Day?"  Which Judgement Day hasn't happen, yet.  But, when the bammers get Hammered by someone next year, it might as well as be Judgement Day for some of the "Wood Work" fans as they try to Off themselves by jumping off their Trailers. 
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AWK on February 07, 2008, 02:24:32 AM
Whether you view today as a catastrophe or a blip I think it migjht shine a spotlight on what may be a significant staff weakness.

What position do most feel would benefit from better coaching?  Would you say WR?

Who serves as recruiting coordinator?  Could it coincidentally be the WR coach?

I like the guy but have my concerns.
Um, I pretty sure if you knew what you were talking about, we racked up on WR's this year.  Actually, that is one position that was surprising to many experts.  Pierre and Winter are great recruits that will be up to par if not better then the Obamanu, Taylor, Mix esque trio. 
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Jumbo on February 07, 2008, 02:45:37 AM
Hey.....I wore mine to my 99% bammer fans job....Every time they said, "Guess who we done got?"  I'd point at my shirt....And say, "Yall might want to try beating These guys, before you go off hootin' an hollerin' about 18 year olds."  They said that now, they takin' over the Nation.  I just shook my head and said, "Man, what will Coach saban compare yalls next catastrophic loss to next year...The Holocaust or Maybe....Judgement Day?"  Which Judgement Day hasn't happen, yet.  But, when the bammers get Hammered by someone next year, it might as well as be Judgement Day for some of the "Wood Work" fans as they try to Off themselves by jumping off their Trailers. 
The bammer nation is talkin' a lot of shoot right now that's for sure.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Saniflush on February 07, 2008, 08:04:30 AM
The bammer nation is talkin' a lot of shoot right now that's for sure.

Just give them the finger.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: War Eagle!!! on February 07, 2008, 09:19:11 AM
Just give them the finger.

You mean the bird?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtSc0tFWh7s
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Jumbo on February 07, 2008, 01:30:22 PM
Just give them the finger.
6 in a row don't mean shoot were back bitches, thats what I heard yesterday.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 07, 2008, 01:35:04 PM
6 in a row don't mean shoot were back bitches, thats what I heard yesterday.
It's those idiots that will be the most fun to mock and ridicule after Tubby gets #7 in Turd town this year.
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 07, 2008, 01:56:08 PM
Yeah but you just wait til' the year after next. 
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: AuburnChopper 3.0 on February 07, 2008, 09:10:56 PM
Yeah but you just wait til' the year after next. 

Harvey needs a hummer.....

Jumbo...  You're up!   :sex:
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Jumbo on February 08, 2008, 01:56:03 AM
Harvey needs a hummer.....

Jumbo...  You're up!   :sex:
Cant do it, I need a mouthful! :rofl:
Title: Re: Official Signing Day Thread
Post by: Jumbo on February 08, 2008, 01:57:37 AM
It's those idiots that will be the most fun to mock and ridicule after Tubby gets #7 in Turd town this year.
I cant wait!