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Bday Bash 08′?

Saturday March 8th

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Saturday March 15th

march 6th: colby greer 

march 8th: allen plaugh

march 9th: adam cowart

march 10th: nathan stewart

march 11th: adam gilman, matt sanna

march 15th: brian remilard

march 17th: craig segrest







VOL nation not happy – WAR EAGLE!

“Tennessee lost two defensive end prospects to Auburn on Wednesday, as Jomarcus Savage of J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Ala., and Andre Wadley (the 7th ranked player in mississippi) of Hernando High each committed to the Tigers.”

Here are a few choice comments from this blog…click the link and go read some more if you wanna see some pissed of Tenn fans. lol. WAR EAGLE GUYS!

It is obvious that recruits are not interested in playing for the Vols. I think it speaks volumes to losing Cut. Apparently, he is the recruiting genius, not Phil Fulmer. I hate to see our program going down the tubes, but it is happening. 

Second place again. That stinks.

that blows

Everybody has a bad year now and then. Besides, rating orgs aren’t always right. We might be better off without this guy . . . oh, who am I kidding? This sucks!!!

Maybe Savage thought Fulmer was going to take off his shirt and paint his chest orange at a b-ball game. No one wants to see that. Tuberville would look much better without a shirt.

HA HA good call saban

November 2008 – 7 in a row.

“Auburn’s offense did not even step out on the field as Auburn’s all SEC defense shocks the bama nation in what turned out to be the worst offensive performance in the history of college football.” *Breaking* Offensive coordinator McElwain resigns, applies for high shool assistant coaching position back on the west coast. Fans burn Bryant-Denny stadium to the ground in shame. NCAA drops alabama from contention. Bryant rolls in grave.



Tell me…what is a WAC coach going to do in the SEC??? Hawaii anyone?

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama hired Fresno State’s Jim McElwain as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Wednesday.

McElwain helped guide the Bulldogs to a 9-4 record in his lone season after they went 4-8 the previous year. He spent the 2006 season as quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders.

“Jim is a phenomenal coach and we are thrilled to have him on board,” coach Nick Saban said. “He did an outstanding job last year at Fresno State. Their improvement on offense, especially in the play of their quarterback, was tremendous.”

McElwain replaces Major Applewhite, who left Alabama to become running backs coach at his alma mater, Texas.

Fresno State averaged 419.5 yards and 32.9 points per game last season, after averaging just 338 yards and 23 points in 2006. The offense was even more impressive in the Humanitarian Bowl, where the Bulldogs racked up 571 yards in a 40-28 win over Georgia Tech.

Fresno State quarterback Tom Brandstater ranked 23rd nationally in pass efficiency.

“I’m ready to hit the ground running as soon as I arrive in Tuscaloosa,” McElwain said. “Coach Saban and his staff have the Alabama football program on the rise and I want to do my part to continue that momentum.”

McElwain was Michigan State’s assistant head coach, receivers coach and special teams coach from 2003-05. The receivers set school records with 312 catches and 3,510 yards on the 2003 team that reached the Alamo Bowl.

“Jim is a great coach and I think he’s going to be an outstanding head coach one day,” Fresno State coach Pat Hill said. “We wish him and his family all the best.”

McElwain has also had stints as an assistant at Louisville, Montana State and Eastern Washington. He played quarterback at Eastern Washington from 1980-83.

Check out Harris pancakin’ kids

He’s like a skinnier blackmon on some kind of mortal kombat liu kang fatality/serioid/amphetamine rage.

jerrell harris pancakin kids

We need Enrique back and Harris to not goto bama

It’s finally here, the last visit weekend before Signing Day, and while Tennessee doesn’t have an extensive guest list, the Vols will be looking to close with a bang. The opportunity to do so is there, with five-star tailback Enrique Davis among the trio of visitors we expect on campus.

Enrique Davis – 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, 4.39 40-yard dash – Tailback
Chatham, Va./Hargrave Military Academy

The Skinny: Davis is a HUGE wildcard in the Vols’ recruiting efforts. The biggest name left on the board by far, he’s exactly the kind of prospect that could allow Tennessee to close with a flourish if they can swing it.

Davis’ decision to decommit from Auburn earlier this month has been one of the most closely followed storylines in the recruiting world. Orginially from Florida, Davis signed with Auburn last February before heading to Hargrave for a post-grad year.

However, Tommy Tubberville’s decision to change offensive coordinators and move towards a spread offense didn’t sit well with Davis, a between-the-tackles guy with speed. Shortly after the staff changes, Davis de-committed and immediately began taking visits.

So far he’s been to Ole Miss and most recently Oregon this past weekend. He gave both visits high marks but hasn’t declared that anyone is his leader, making it appear that Tennessee has a legitimate shot at him coming down the stretch.

Davis has indicated that he may try and squeeze in a visit to Maryland as well, but the Knoxville trip could be his last one.

No one has emerged as a favorite in the ‘re-recruitment’ of Davis, but the Vols are still alive and swinging according to what the prospect himself told us earlier in the week.

“I know they are going to run that football and I know I can bring that to the table. I feel like I can learn from the backs there and I think they can make a run at a National Championship,” Davis told “”I talked to Coach Fulmer and Coach Drayton today. They have showed me that they want me real bad. I have a good relationship with their staff.”

Davis had a chance to see Tennessee this fall when he traveled with his Hargrave team for the J.V. game. Davis did not play in that game because of an ankle injury, but the trip probably hasn’t hurt Tennessee as the Vols scramble to make a last-minute impression.

Davis has also indicated that he’s spoken with Tommy Tubbberville and the Auburn staff lately, noting that they were making an effort to show him how he would fit in the spread attack. rates Davis as a five-star prospect and the No. 3 prep school prospect in the nation.

Jerrell Harris – 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, 4.5 40-yard dash – Outside linebacker
Gasden,Ala./Gasden City

The Skinny: The last official visit weekend is made for long shots, and most would say that term is applicable to Harris as it relates to Tennessee chances of siging him. But, as the old saying goes, ‘if you get them on campus you have a shot.’

Many have long assumed that Harris is heading to Alabama when it’s all said and done, but with a week left until Signing Day he hasn’t tabbed the Tide as his clear-cut leader.

Alabama got his first official visit way back on Dec. 7, but since then he’s been to Auburn, Clemson and Southern Cal, with the Vols’ visit wrapping his travel up.

It’s not hard to see why Harris’ recrutiment has been so hotly contested to this point. An electric athlete, he looks like he has the potential to develop into one of those prototypical SEC linebackers capable of terrorizing quarterbacks and chasing down plays on the other side of the field.

Who has the inside track though remains a mystery. Harris has been largely silent on his recrutiment since returning from his Auburn visit, and hasn’t given any interviews on that trip or this past weekend’s trek to Southern Cal.

Tennessee has hung around on the periphery of this recruitment since early in the game, but the Vols have never looked like a really prominent player. Pulling the last vist though is a sing that Phillip Fulmer and his staff have at least a puncher’s chance of landing the player that some consider the top linebacker in the South and one of the top players in the region period. rates Harris as four-star prospect, the No. 34 overall player in the nation and the No. 3 outside linebacker in the Class of 2008.

Read all the way to the bottom… all about Harris! Au is in it!

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Wednesday brought another opportunity for wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney to make another pitch for Clemson in-person with Gadsden (AL) Gadsden City linebacker Jerrell Harris.

“Dabo and their whole defensive staff was at the school today,” Gadsden City assistant coach and close Harris adviser Ali Smith told in an evening interview. “They were by for an hour and a half.”

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Jerrell Harris has remained silent as of late on where he’ll announce on National Signing Day. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, USC and Tennessee are in the hunt.

Clemson was one of the first schools to offer the 6-foot-2, 220-pound four-star recipient who has been atop the Tigers’ recruiting board at his position from the onset.

“They gave Jerrell a great plan and message,” Smith said. “That’s a really good program, and coach Vic (Koenning) and the other defensive guys did a great job. Coach (Chris) Rumph made his pitch, too.”

Rumph, who coaches the defensive line for the Tigers, did have some time with Harris over the summer.

“Jerrell had an opportunity to work with him over the summer in some manner at the (Tommy Bowden) camp,” Smith said.

Harris’ cousin, senior wide receiver La’Donte Harris, signed with Clemson in 2004. La’Donte served as Harris’ player-host on the January 11-13 official visit.

“They’re pretty good buddies,” Smith added. “Jerrell knows he’d have somebody up there to lean on, but I don’t think that’s involved in the decision at all.”

Smith said several elements for Clemson have been strong points for the blue-chip backer.

“He likes the family atmosphere there, how it’s family-oriented,” said the assistant coach. “Coach Bowden is a straight forward man and they have a good recruiting class coming in.”

Swinney, the recruiter of record, also has made a very positive impression on the Rivals100 pick.

“Jerrell really believes in Dabo Swinney, as do all of our players,” Smith mentioned. “I think this is why it’s going to be a hard decision for him.”

Though Harris has not communicated with the media as of late, Smith weighed in on the star backer’s current impressions of several other finalists.

Auburn “They’re right there in the mix. Coach (Terry) Price and coach (James) Willis have as good a relationship with Jerrell as anyone. That’s why it would be hard for him to tell them no. They’ve been around him more than anybody. Those two are as big a fans of Jerrell as anyone who has been recruiting him for more than two years.”

Tennessee “They are right there in the mix, too. Everybody in the nation knows coach (John) Chavis is a heck of a defensive coach, and Jerrell understands that.”

USC “He came back from there star-struck. He was impressed with their linebackers and tradition, their numerous Lombardi trophy winners, and a chance to win the national championship. They’re loaded most places, but not at linebacker. Coach (Ken) Norton Jr. was here today.”

Alabama ” Jerrell, just in my opinion, just likes the way coach (Nick) Saban and all the coaches who are recruiting him for Alabama plan to help him accomplish his goals. Coach Saban has laid out a good plan for him, as far as the way he plays and fits in their system.”

Smith said some significant points of interest for Harris in the decision process will revolve around getting a degree and networking that after football, plus a program that provides a chance to win.

Asked about proximity, Smith replied, “He loves his mom and is going to make sure she’s comfortable, and she is with all five of his choices. A lot of people don’t think she’ll let him go all the way to USC, but I don’t think that’s the case.”

Harris’ close friend, four-star offensive tackle Antoine McClain of Anniston (AL), has been in contact recently. The two have expressed some interest in playing together on the next level.

“They talk daily, and he comes over to Gadsden a lot,” Smith said of McClain. “They do want to play together and wanted to do their press conferences together, but the two head coaches thought it would be better that they announced with their teammates, since both places have multiple kids signing that day.”

McClain is down to Clemson and Tennessee. He visited Clemson the same weekend Harris saw the Tigers up close and in person. The 6-foot-6, 317-pounder tripped to Tennessee on January 18.

Harris, who is not indicating a favorite, will make his decision known at a 2 PM news conference on February 6, National Signing Day.

“He’s going to have five hats, maybe only two or three, but probably five. He’ll have Dabo’s hat in there, I know that,” Smith said. “He wouldn’t put that one out. He’ll have one in there for coach Price, too.”

Harris is billed by as the No. 3 outside backer recruit in the nation. He is fourth-best in the state of Alabama overall regardless of position, and 34th nationally.

*The Hot Board* Updated as of 1/30 @ 12:30

Wednesday from one of its top defensive targets, Huntsville (Ala.) J.O. Johnson’s Jomarcus Savage. Check below on The Hot Board to find out who we think could be getting close to joining 27 others in the Tigers’ 08 class. The Hot Board lists the prospects that have committed to Auburn at each position, the top targets we believe are still left on the Tigers’ board, and the percentage we think Auburn has to land the prospect on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Auburn will add three quarterbacks to the roster in 2008.
Deron Furr 5.8 Yes Columbus, Ga. AU VERBAL -


Enrolled at AU

Barrett Trotter 5.5 Yes Birmingham, Ala. AU VERBAL 1/11


Solid to Auburn

Chris Todd 5.5 Yes Elizabethtown, Ky. AU SIGNEE 12/14


Enrolled at AU

Other Offers With Less Than 15% Chance: None

Committed to Another School: Star Jackson

Hunt and Smith are solid. McCalebb is still taking looks/visits to other schools, while Auburn fights to get Davis back.
Onterrio McCalebb 5.8 Yes Fort Meade, Fla. AU VERBAL 9/8


Still looks good

Reggie Hunt 5.7 Yes Daphne, Ala. AU VERBAL 1/11


Solid to Auburn

Eric Smith 5.7 Yes Seffner, Fla. AU VERBAL 1/11


Solid to Auburn

Enrique Davis 6.1 Yes Lynn Haven, Fla. list 11/23


Tubs visiting soon

Other Offers With Less Than 15% Chance: None

Committed to Another School: Carlton Thomas, Brandon Barnes, Embry Peeples, Mark Barron

Two trips left to Byrd including one to childhood favorite Miami.
Jarmon Fortson 6.0 Yes Columbus, Ga. AU VERBAL 1/11


Still considering FSU

Darvin Adams 5.7 Yes Kennesaw, Ga. AU VERBAL 1/18


Solid to Auburn

Harry Adams 5.7 Yes Fort Lauderdale, Fla. AU VERBAL 9/1


Solid to Auburn

Damion Allen 5.6 Yes Orlando, Fla. AU VERBAL -


Enrolled in JUCO

Philip Pierre-Louis 5.7 Yes Fort Lauderdale, Fla. AU VERBAL 1/11


Solid to Auburn

Laron Byrd 5.7 Yes Boutte, La. list 1/11


Will UM offer?

Derek Winter 5.4 No Tampa, Fla. list 1/18


Will AU offer?

Other Offers With Less Than 15% Chance: Alonzo Lawrence, DeAndre Brown, Julio Jones, Martavious Odoms

Committed to Another School: Joshue Jarboe, Deion Walker, A.J. Green, Travis Benjamin, Carl Moore, Thearon Collier, Destin Hood, Damion Dixon

Auburn appears done at the TE spot.
Vance Smith 5.5 Yes Pace, Fla. AU VERBAL 1/11


Solid to Auburn

Ken Adams 5.4 Yes Enterprise, Ala. AU VERBAL 1/18


Solid to Auburn

Other Offers With Less Than 15% Chance: None

Committed to Another School: Tyler Edwards, Bryce Ros

With McClain apparently no longer an option for Auburn, the Tigers could be done here. Dellenbach listed with the OL, but projects as deep snapper on special teams.
Jermaine Johnson 6.0 Yes Chatham, Va. AU VERBAL 12/14


Solid to Auburn

Dax Dellenbach NR NR Yes Fort Lauderdale, Fla. list 1/18


Snapper could decide soon

Other Offers With Less Than 15% Chance: Antoine McClain

Committed to Another School: J.B. Shugarts, Barrett Jones, T.J. Barnes, A.J. Harmon, Brandon Washington

Auburn added Smooth Friday and Savage Wednesday.
Raven Gray 6.1 Yes Wesson, Miss. AU SIGNEE 10/5


Enrolled at AU

Cameron Henderson 5.8 Yes Birmingham, Ala. AU VERBAL 1/18


AU looks good

Charles Deas 6.0 Yes New Berlin, NY. AU VERBAL 12/14


Solid to Auburn

Freddie Smooth 5.7 Yes Baton Rouge, La. AU VERBAL 1/11


Solid to Auburn

Jomarcus Savage 5.6 Yes Huntsville, Ala. AU VERBAL 1/11


Newest commit

Derrick Lykes 5.2 Yes Clanton, Ala. AU VERBAL 1/18


Solid to Auburn

Andre Wadley 5.5 Yes Hernando, Miss. list 11/23


AU looking good

Robert Quinn 5.8 Yes North Charleston, S.C. list 1/11


AU or NC?

Marcel Dareus 5.5 No Huffman, Ala. list 1/25


Strong Bama lean

Jorge Wright NR NR No Miami, Fla. list 1/18


No AU offer

Other Offers With Less Than 15% Chance: William Green, Omar Hunter, Glenn Harbin, Tevita Finau

Committed to Another School: Keith Wells, Toby Jackson, DeAngelo Tyson, Templeton Hardy, Cordian Hagans

Is it Harris or nobody for Auburn at LB?
Jerrell Harris 6.0 Yes Gadsden, Ala. list 1/18


Top LB recruit

Other Offers With Less Than 15% Chance: Lerentee McCray

Committed to Another School: Chase Thomas, Courtney Upshaw, Devonta Bolton, Jeremy Longo, Nigel Bradham, Marcus Robinson, Jordan Futch

Is Thompson it at DB? Could be.
T’Sharvan Bell 5.8 Yes Seminole, Fla. AU VERBAL 1/25


Solid to Auburn

George Baker 5.7 Yes Miami, Fla. AU VERBAL 9/1


Not done yet

Marcus Jemison 5.7 Yes McCalla, Ala. AU VERBAL 1/11


Solid to Auburn

Christian Thompson 5.6 Yes Fort Lauderdale, Fla. AU VERBAL 1/11


AU looks good

Drew Cole 5.5 Yes Picayune, Miss. AU VERBAL 1/11


Solid to Auburn

D’Antoine Hood 5.5 Yes Phenix City, Ala. AU VERBAL 1/18


Solid to Auburn

Neiko Lipscomb 5.7 Yes Tucker, Ga. list 1/18


Will AU have room?

Other Offers With Less Than 15% Chance: T.J. Bryant, Brandon Harris

Committed to Another School: Blair Irvin, Janoris Jenkins, Dee Finley, Burton Scott, Jeremy Brown, Karnell Hatcher, Terrance Parks, Patrick Johnson, Ahmed Shakoor

D-lineman to be a tiger!

source: Rivials 

For Jomarcus Savage the decision was quite simple.

It wasn’t about playing time, or distance from home or even which school had the best facilities.

Savage will sign with Auburn.

When it came down to choosing between Auburn and Tennessee, Savage went with his heart.

“Auburn just felt right,” said Savage. “There’s just no better way to put it than that.”

Savage made the official announcement Wednesday morning at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Ala., following a heated recruiting battle between the Tigers and Vols.

Savage visited Auburn Jan. 11 but said he reached his decision a couple of days after returning home from his Tennessee visit Jan. 18. He cancelled a visit to South Carolina Jan. 24.

Auburn recruited Savage as a buck linebacker, which would allow him to line up as a defensive end in AU’s base 4-3 scheme and as an outside linebacker in the 3-4.

His decision gives Auburn 27 total commitments for the 2008 class and more importantly, five potential defensive line commits, always a high priority in any Auburn class.

The 6-foot-2, 260-pound Savage said he runs a 4.6 40-yard dash and has a 325-pound bench press, 510-pound squat and 30-inch vertical leap.

Savage had a big senior season tallying 76 tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss and 12 sacks.

Savage will sign with Auburn on National Signing Day, Feb. 6.

Derek Winter = BAIT

If you guys remember…Auburn has been recruiting this guy Derek Winter.


You can read more about him HERE. Well…i wasnt to impressed. He’s only a 2 star WR on  6-foot-0, 178-pound. Basically there are better, faster, stronger WR’s out there we could be scooping. Can anyone hollar at Julio for me??? But word is Franklin is taking a trip to visit Winter this week. So whats the deal? Is he really all that? This here is what made me realize that Tuberville and co. are smart recruiters. If you do a little research on and look in the High school Winter is coming from (Plant High School)…this is what you find: 4 star Aaron Murray. They are trying to scoop winter to BAIT murray to sign with AU in 09′. Genius.

Offers from across the country are pouring in for Tampa Plant quarterback Aaron Murray, who set the state single-season record for touchdowns with 51 this year. Georgia, Auburn, Boston College, Tennessee, Stanford and many more have gotten involved.

Still, one team that hasn’t offered yet remains at or near the top for the 6-foot-1, 198-pound recruit who is rated as the No. 45 prospect in the top 100 of 2009. That’s the Florida Gators.

Murray is one of the top junior quarterbacks in the country.

“They’re my top team,” Murray said. “They’re definitely top two or three. I love the coaching staff. Coach (Urban) Meyer is a great guy. I’ve gone to a couple practices. I’ve known coach (Dan) Mullen from the end of my freshman year when I went to camp and worked with him and talked with him. I feel real comfortable there. I’ve been able to talk with some of the players and get a feel.”

Murray had a record-breaking season in his first year as a starter at Plant, which advanced to the class 4A state quarterfinals before losing to Seffner Armwood, 36-7.

He completed 201 of 329 passes (61 percent) for 4,013 yards with 51 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. His touchdown record bested former Plant quarterback Robert Marve‘s number. Marve redshirted this season at Miami.

Schools from all over the country are trying to get involved with Murray, who was spotted at a Florida practice in December. Ole Miss, Oregon State and South Florida were the first three schools to offer him.

South Carolina has recently gotten involved. He said Florida has not offered yet and he has been told the Gators are probably only going to take one quarterback in the 2009 class. Florida is already one of Murray’s top teams. If the Gators offered, it would give them a good chance of landing the Tampa standout.

“It’s a great place, a great atmosphere,” Murray said. “According to them, they’re looking for the quarterback they take in my year to start for two years and they’re going to look for the perfect person. Hopefully, we could work something out.

“Their offense is very similar to the offense we run at Plant. We have the option read, do a lot of passing. The offense is very similar and it would be nice to not worry about that much change. We spread them out and I think it’s the best chance to win and the best chance to be recruited.”

Murray also rushed for 932 yards and 12 touchdowns on 98 carries this season. rates only three quarterbacks higher than him in the junior class. They are Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei’s Matt Barkley, the No. 1 overall player, Sulphur Springs (Texas) recruit Tyrik Rollison and Chesapeake (Va.) Western Branch’s Kevin Newsome.

Other top quarterback prospects who have mentioned Florida include Tom Savage, the MVP of the U.S. Army National Combine held recently in San Antonio, Tate Forcier, Garrett Gilbert and others. Murray said he’s thankful Plant runs an offense where he can utilize his skills and, in turn, get noticed by college coaches.

“It’s fun,” Murray said. “I can’t picture myself in an offense where I get back there and hand the ball off every time. No one can really compare to our offensive stats. Our receivers put up ridiculous numbers.

“It’s a fun offense. We put up 30, 40, 50 points. Our offense is exciting to watch and play in. It’s fast-paced and we spread the ball around. It’s a great offense and I’m glad I’m in it.”