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Toomer’s Rumors and Boomers – 7.14.2008

The War Eagle Reader offers a roundup of interesting stories, questionable opinions and great comments from other team’s fans about the Auburn Tigers across the blogosphere. Also included is a roundup of news stories of interest for your afternoon reading and dissection.

News and Recruiting Roundup

Tide, Tigers battle for Georgia LB (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 14)

Mobile Press-Register releases its Elite 18 football recruits — five players are early Auburn commitments (Press-Register, July 14)

Preview of the West Virginia vs. Auburn game by W.Va. newspaper (Charleston Gazette, July 14)

Opinion: Looking into the eyes of Paul Rhoads (Cullman Times, July 12)

Let the Eagle Soar!

A collection of favorable comments and interesting articles from other blogs about the Tigers.

An undefeated 2008 for the Tigers? (Real Football 365, July 14)

A look at the West Virginia vs. Auburn game (Sunday Morning Quarterback, July 12)

Auburn will be the #1 “Biggest Surprise Team of 2008” (Bleacher Report, July 11)

“Five Reasons Florida Won’t Win the National Championship.” #5 reason is Auburn will beat them in the SEC championship game. (Bleacher Report, July 11)

Tigers Roar!

A collection of questionable comments from other blogs about the Auburn Tigers

Picks Miss. St. upsetting Auburn (Bleacher Report, July 12)

Loser With Socks says Auburn will lose 5 games in 2008 (LWS, July 11)

The hoses! The hoses! Video clip of 1986 Auburn vs. Georgia game postgame hose down (Georgia Sports Blog, July 11)

“Nothings smells worse than a wet dawg.”

The Elephants’ Empty Bleat!

Tide Nation is talking loud and sayin’ nothing.

Nothing really interesting or worth noting on Tide blogs so far this week. We’ll keep a nose to the ground.

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Michigan Helmets, pretty ferosh

If Julio Jones (any relation?) taught us anything, it’s that you can commit to one school but model for another.

We all know we’re doing alright, recruiting-wise. But when you’re so to close, these sorts of stories are annoying.

The only camp that Mike Jones had a chance to attend was Auburn’s. The 6-foot-2.5, 200-pound 3 star strong safety from Orlando, has scholarship offers from Kentucky, South Florida, and Michigan but Auburn was first in line.

“It’s a real nice place,” he said. “I like (defensive end) coach Terry Price. He’s cool. He’s a hard dude, but is smart and knows how to have fun too. He also likes to talk to his players about life and stuff and not just football.”

But now Jones says Michigan is out in front… because of their helmets?.

Mike — have you seen our women?

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Slipping Between Our Paws

By J.M. Comer

While breaking down and looking over this week’s signing day haul, it’s hard to see the silver lining for Auburn. I tried to find positives, some way to spin it — but I’m having trouble. Auburn was knocked down by Alabama’s signing class. The Crimson Tide took over control of Alabama, burning Auburn five times (look for the little fires on the map) in head-to-head recruiting battles. Auburn won one battle against the Tide (look for the little blue-ish waving flag on the map).

In the battle over Alabama recruits, the Crimson Tide hauled in 19, while Auburn brought in a total of 10.

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Well we fired our guns but the Bammers kept a ‘comin… ‘cept in Enterprise! Weevil, Weevil, War Damn Eagle! View Larger and Really Cool Map!

But Auburn’s hope might lie in its haul from Florida. In fact, Auburn pulled 11 signees from the Sunshine State, one more than the home state total. The teams the Tigers beat out for some recruits spanned the spectrum from the impressive (LSU, Florida, Florida St., Miami, Wisconsin and West Virginia) to the not so great (Central Florida and Iowa St.).

The Crimson Tide lured 3 recruits from Florida beating out Miami, Auburn, Florida St., Clemson and West Virginia.

Auburn grabbed 3 recruits from Georgia, while the Crimson Tide nabbed 2.

But the University of Alabama had some impressive power grabs on the home turf of Texas A&M, Louisiana St., Tennessee and West Virginia.

My sources for information were rivals.com and al.com.

Other SEC schools

Mississippi St. wrangled 4 recruits this year, a repeat from 2007. Georgia and Florida both grabbed 2 players from the state; both were unsuccessful last year.

Arkansas, LSU and Kentucky were unsuccessful this year. LSU didn’t grab any recruits from Mobile? The Crimson Tide shut down LSU on two recruits out of the Mobile area this year. That great big sucking sound? That’s Tuscaloosa, I believe, sucking up the state’s talent.

Arkansas — No recruits from Alabama. (Burn any bridges there Patrino?)

Florida — 2 (Zero last year!)

Dee Finley, S, 6-2, 200, Auburn HS

William Green, DE, 6-4, 215, Spain Park HS

Georgia — 2 (Zero last year!)

Ben Jones, OL, 6-2, 306, Bibb Co. HS, Centreville

Jonathan Owens, OL, 6-4, 294, Susan Moore HS, Blountsville

LSU — No recruits from Alabama. There were 2 last year.

Kentucky — No recruits from Alabama; 1 last year.

Ole Miss — 1

Joshua Tatum, OL, 6-5, 315 Marbury HS

Mississippi St. — 4

Nick Bell, DL, 6-4, 230, Jess Lanier HS

Kendrick Cook, TE, 6-3, 230, Etowah HS

Bo Walters, LB, 6-1, 225, Briarwood Christian

Louis Watson, DB, 5-10, 165, St. Paul’s Episcopal HS

South Carolina — 1

Jarrett Burns, S, 6-3, 185, Lee HS, Huntsville

Tennessee — 2

Carson Anderson, OL, 6-3, 275, Florence HS

Wille Bohannon, DL, 6-3, 230, Blount HS, Mobile

Vanderbilt — 3

John Burrow, DE, 6-4, 222, Mortimer Jordan HS

Dexter Daniels, LB, 6-1, 210, Brantley HS

Seandre Richardson, DB, 6-2, 180, Linden HS

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MarcUsher Jemison

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This is my confession: latest AU commitment bears striking resemblance to R&B pop-singer!

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