QB C.J. Uzomah gives North Gwinnett, Auburn lots of options

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Like another quarterback already playing on the Plains, Auburn commitment C.J. Uzomah has proven hard to bring down for North Gwinnett's opponents. (Photo reprinted with permission by Brian Kamer/thewinningshots.com)

Like another quarterback already playing on the Plains, Auburn commitment C.J. Uzomah has proven hard to bring down for North Gwinnett's opponents. (Photo reprinted with permission by Brian Kamer/thewinningshots.com)

It’s a marriage made in football heaven: Bob Sphire, a mad scientist of an offensive coach, and C.J. Uzomah, a Frankenstein of a quarterback.

They have come together in Suwanee at North Gwinnett High School and there they have terrorized opposing defenses for the better part of two seasons. Tonight, Sphire will unleash his offensive monstrosity against Grayson in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. The 7:30 p.m. game will be televised as the Channel 2 Sports Zone Friday Game of the Week (live on Charter 126/Comcast 248; 1 a.m. replay on WSB Ch. 2).

Make no mistake about it: North Gwinnett (11-0) has been good every year since Sphire has been at the controls (57-8 in five seasons). But while he is the man pulling the levers behind the curtain, never before has he had the athletic diversity with which to work that Uzomah provides.

You could say that the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Uzomah, an Auburn commitment, is the Bulldogs’ quarterback. But that would be too simplistic of a description. He’s just as apt to line up at wide receiver or tight end or running back on any given play. And rarely is he posted as a decoy. If he lines up somewhere, it tends to be because Sphire wants to get the ball to him.

“I’ve never seen one like him,” Sphire said of his star player. “He can do a ton of things and he does them all well. And he’s a wonderful kid to coach. He’ll do whatever we ask.”

They’re asking a lot.

Uzomah actually played five different positions on one single scoring drive earlier this season against Collins Hill. He began the series at quarterback, then played running back, flanker, tight end and split end, making plays at each position before winding up the drive back under center.

That uncanny diversity is reflected in the Bulldogs’ box scores. He’s the team’s leading rusher with 535 yards on 73 carries (7.3 ypc), has completed 77 percent of his passes for 782 yards and 8 touchdowns (with one interception) and has caught 14 passes for 258 yards and three more scores. That’s 1,575 yards and 18 TDs he has accounted for.

Just in case you weren’t convinced of Uzomah’s versatility, he’s also the team’s punter (37.5 average) and serves as the deep safety on defense for Hail Mary situations.

“I enjoy it,” Uzomah says of being lined up all over the field. “I think I’m very fortunate to be put in position to play for such a brilliant coach.”

The main reason Sphire has the luxury of moving around Uzomah so liberally is he’s blessed with another gifted quarterback. Scotty Hosch is a 6-2, 185-pound junior who, while less of an athletic freak, is equally adept at making the offense move. He has passed for 866 yards and 11 touchdowns with only one interception.

“He’d be starting for almost anybody in the state,” Sphire said of Hosch. “Very cerebral. He’s more of a traditional pocket spread thrower instead of the running spread. He’s a coach on the field really.”

You can almost picture Sphire rubbing his hands together and licking his lips as he describes his two quarterbacks’ abilities. The players, too, get excited by the possibilities.

“It’s funny because Scotty and I have separate playbooks set up for us,” Uzomah said. “So every Monday we’re always excited to see what he came up with for us. We’ll compare the plays and sometimes there will be a new one in there and we’ll be like, ‘wow, I bet we’re gonna bust one on that!’”

That’s one of the attractions of playing for Sphire, a Tony Franklin disciple who learned the Spread directly from the offensive guru while the two lived in Kentucky. Sphire was the head coach at Lexington Catholic High and Franklin was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Hal Mumme at Kentucky two miles away. Sphire would visit regularly to study the intricacies of the system. And when Mumme was dismissed from UK, the two conspired as coaches of the Kentucky Horsemen indoor football team.

Uzomah said he knew none of that when he first strolled into the fieldhouse and met Sphire as a North Gwinnett ninth grader.

“I just happened to be in the North Gwinnett system and he showed up,” Uzomah said of Sphire “I had heard about how he was turning things around. But I didn’t realize how much of a difference he was going to make.”

Meanwhile, it was Auburn that convinced Uzomah late this past summer he should come play his college ball with them. While other teams wrestled with where to play Uzomah on the next level, Gus Malzahn, another offensive mad man, told Uzomah what he wanted to hear. “Come here as a wide receiver,” he told him, “and we’ll line you up at the Wildcat and move you around a little and see what happens.”

Some folks may have noticed what Malzahn has done with another versatile athlete on the Plains. Pay-for-play scandals aside, Atlanta’s similarly-built Cameron Newton has put college football on its ear and Auburn into the national championship race.

Uzomah has noticed, too. But he hasn’t gotten any indication they plan to utilize him similarly.

“I haven’t talked to them very much since I committed, to be honest,” he said. “So right now they still want me as a wide receiver as far as I know. But some of the zone-read stuff they do with [Newton] where he’s reading the tackle and the end, we actually do a lot of that here at North Gwinnett. So I could see myself doing that. But I don’t know if I will or not.”

Uzomah will definitely be doing it tonight against Grayson, which just so happens to feature one of the stingiest defenses in Class AAAAA football.

“It doesn’t get much tougher than Grayson,” said Uzomah, who scored a long touchdown against the Rams in a 28-15 exhibition win to start the season. “They’re a physical team and we know that. They’ve had a lot of players injured and they’ve had some tough calls go against them. You can see on film they’re better than their record shows. We know we have to be ready to play our best game.”

Win or lose, you can bet Uzomah will have had a lot to do with it.

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188 comments Add your comment

Saint Simons

November 19th, 2010
5:26 am

(((( 49 – 31 ))))

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Destin Dawg

November 19th, 2010
6:09 am

” It’ll take at least $$$$ 100 grand….. to get the son of a preacher man “” Yes it will !!!

Donahue Drive

November 19th, 2010
6:45 am

up until now QB has always been a weak link @ AU – we were weak there from Sullivan to Newton – this kid should develop into a nice player – I was originally skeptical about Chizik but so far he has made all the right moves

Saint Simons

November 19th, 2010
7:40 am

(((((36-14))))))HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! SOUTH CAROLINA RULES!

G'Vegas Dawg

November 19th, 2010
8:00 am

I hate it for this kid. All signs point to Auburn getting a severe penalty which may even include the death penalty. Maybe he’ll change his mind and go somewhere else where he will be able to go to a bowl. Let’s hope so, for his sake at least…

jsmith

November 19th, 2010
8:14 am

$200,000.00 is still not enough money for someone to spend the best 4 years of his life in a place like auburn alabama.

WDE

November 19th, 2010
8:19 am

G’Vegas Dog- where have you been? have you not been hearing the reports that AU has not been implicated? The worst AU will get is vacated wins (which still means you lost to AU this year…it doesnt give you a victory) There have been NCAA investigators saying there is not enough evidence right now to do anything, and reports today Newton is expected to play in the IB. Let last week’s beatdown go.

Drago

November 19th, 2010
8:24 am

With Uzomah playing so many positions, it is really causing havoc with Awbarn’s pay scale.

tide roll

November 19th, 2010
8:32 am

Richt/Bobo: Now’s your chance. If in fact Auburn is in trouble with the NCAA, and if Auburn recruited him as a wide receiver, change your offensive philosophy and go after the kid as a QB ! The comparisons to Cam Newton are obvious. I get the impression that in spite of what Newton just did to them, Richt/Bobo would still recruit him as a tight end. I’ll bet you they’ve offered Uzomah, but as a tight end !! Incredible. If Richt and Bobo aren’t willing to adjust their system to fit this kid, they should be replaced. No wonder Uga gets it handed to them!

Sharpsburg Dawg

November 19th, 2010
8:57 am

Hey Tide Roll,

Maybe Bama should change their whole offensive system to accommodate a guy like that?? We have a superb QB in Aaron Murray, and an excellent incoming QB in Christian LeMay.

South GA

November 19th, 2010
9:03 am

The North Gwinnett/Tift County game in 2006 is still the worst officiated game I’ve ever seen.

dap01

November 19th, 2010
9:03 am

I wonder if the probation will be up before his eligibility is up.

jsmith

November 19th, 2010
9:06 am

hey south ga at least you have gotten over it

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
9:21 am

Tide Roll…go ahead and answer the question…why doesn’t Saban and company change their offense and get this young man?….If you truly are a Bama fan, you would want this, but i suspect as i always have that you are not a Bama fan…Just my opinion…but i will agree he is a great athlete…

South GA

November 19th, 2010
9:29 am

I went just to see it as an impartial spectator. I didn’t care who won. That said, it’s still the worst.

tide roll

November 19th, 2010
9:29 am

Sharpsburg Dawg. Your 5′11′ 180 lb. QB refuses to step up in the pocket, and is now throwing “gingerly” on the sidelines. Uzomah projects as a 6′6″ 250 lb physical freak. “Boca” and “BooBoo” need to sign the kid and build their offense around him NOW ! Did you even watch the Auburn game!? Now, just like Cam Newton, Uga stands by and empowers their hated rival again! It’s absolutely nuts!

juvenal

November 19th, 2010
9:36 am

10:07 somewhere……….

tide roll

November 19th, 2010
9:39 am

Dawgster. the kid doesn’t project as an “athlete”, he projects, obviously, as a “Spread Option Quarterback.” JUST LIKE CAM NEWTON AT AUBURN!. Sheesh.

G'Vegas Dawg

November 19th, 2010
9:42 am

WDE – I can take 1 out of 5 without a problem. If you think that this whole thing is over with sCam, then let that be your solice. Trust me, it’s a long way from over. Cam will play it on out from here. The NCAA told Auburn they risked having to face stiffer penalty on this if it turns out he was ineligible. They told AU it was likely he was ineligible the day Pops made the offer if all the stories held up. The Pres and Associate AD and people in Compliance all said they should sit Cam . The whole situation is bad…the people who should have the most say in this were overridden and the guys pulling the strings from days gone by are now in control. Just like the good ole days. One of the key players in all of this said in an off the record moment something to the effect…”hell boy’s if were going down in flames we might as well go out on top”. 2 guesses who said that.

Aside from this situation…and somewhat in accordance with it is the other issue that the FBI has uncovered and is working in conjunction with the NCAA to uncover. It just so happens some guys involved in a major corruption scheme had serious ties to an Auburn athletic funding program. From what I gathered some of these guys were caught in this investigation and possibly and mostly likely the FBI has recorded items from the investigation. Thus linking certain members of said corruption involved in detailed talks with other former and current AU staff and or low level boosters on other pay for play deals. Along with this was a possible sting operation the FBI was setting up out of Memphis dealing with a couple of these “agent”types who were steering athletes to certain schools for thier own benefit. I think the NCAA has gotten the FBI’s nose all in this stuff. Hope this somewhat quenches some folks thirst for knowledge on here tonight as far as Camgate goes.

Well hows this for info then since it seems I regurgitated a lot of info. They have a current AU coach on a 3 way call with one of these fellas. Saying “straight up, we just need 200k to finish out this class…is that all???yeah, book it top 3 crootin class for these Tigers… your the man…you know its how we do it”.

Aside from Cam :

the recruiting class AU pulled last year set off more red flags… bells and whistles or all out code red alarms with the NCAA than anything. The way they did it…the way they flaunted it…the way they set it into motion. The NCAA already had 2 AU principals under their eye. This stuff didn’t just pop up.

You have to remember also. The NCAA does not make money from college football. They don’t give a crap if Auburn burns itself to the ground. The SEC on the other hand…completely different story. I trust that Slive is an honorable man. I don’t know where he failed to read the winds of change blowing on the plains. Maybe it happened so quick he didn’t have time to figure it out. I got a feeling they feel like they had the stall door opened on them, with their pants around their ankles. Either way it will be interesting to see if aside from the Cam situation how much of the SEC landscape is adjusted because of this.

Brian

November 19th, 2010
9:46 am

I was at that Tift-NGHS game and it truly was one on the worst officiating displays I have ever seen, I’m surprised another person remembers that.

This kid is very versatile and does seem to embrace coaching. I would compare him to the QB from Nevada, Kaepernick (sp?), both kids are big, long striders that have arms suited for the spread. C.J. has great feel for the deep ball and plenty of arm to stretch the field vertically. Not a true burner, but fast and big enough to get the job done.

I’m excited to see how they use him at Auburn and how he matches up if he does play WR/TE exclusively. At this level hardly any player can cover him due to his physical size advantage over them.

armenchuck

November 19th, 2010
9:47 am

This kid sounds like a serious playmaker! I would love to UGA make a legit late push for this guy and other play makers like him. Go DAWGS!

VRdawg

November 19th, 2010
9:56 am

Tide roll, Richt/Bobo did offer Uzomah and LeMay commited to UGA first. Obviously, Uzomah feels more comfortable in Auburns scheme. Just because Newton did well in Auburns system does not mean UGA needs to change there system for Uzomah.

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
9:57 am

Again Tide Roll…why hasn’t Bama stepped up to the plate with this kid?…alot of us would like you to answer that question…Did you actually make the comment about Murray and him throwing “gingerly on the sidelines, he has an injury..not sure what your point there was, other than maybe saying if he was bigger or in a diffferent offense…give us a break…You seem to have this thing against the dawgs and all of your blogs are pretty much an attack on UGA…i don’t recall you ever talking about your Bama Team..its always an attack on the dawgs…Just what is your agenda?..I mean we get your point, you made it over and over and over and over and over and over on several occasions. But you have a right to your opinion…I wonder what you would be saying now had Newton signed with the dawgs, what would you be saying about him and our Coaching staff if these allegations prove to be true and he happened to be a dawg. Lets just face it, you have no use for the dawgs and thats fine, we all get that, so just support whoever your team is and let the dawg nation worry about the dawgs….go dawgs

tide roll

November 19th, 2010
9:58 am

Hell yeah armenchuck!

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
10:03 am

Heck yeah VRdawg…you are right on….go dawgs

RESIGN OR RE-SIGN?

November 19th, 2010
10:15 am

Good one, jsmith! LOL

Exley DAWG

November 19th, 2010
10:16 am

Is that a $100 bill hanging from his pocket?

RESIGN OR RE-SIGN?

November 19th, 2010
10:17 am

Kid was All-Region as a WR as a soph!

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
10:19 am

I also see that AU has not committed to the young man playing QB either….read the transcript above…The young man will probably do well in a spread type offense, thats not what the dawgs run…Neither does Bama, last years NC’s…there may come a point, when i don’t know where the dawgs look at more of a spread type offense, but the type of players that can run that offense the way fla and Au have takes a special player, everyone is not a Cam Newton or Tebow…so when you change the entire offensive system, you are going to lose out of some very talented QB’s that are pro-style players…Look at the NFL, you see what they run and thats what these kids that have that type of talent are looking for if they want to make it to the next level…There are a few that do well coming from the spread offenses, but right now its very few that make it as QB’s in the NFL. You know when everything is said and done, we may say later, should have signed the guy as a QB, but you try and get players that fit your system and right now the dawgs run a pro-style offense…

Jay

November 19th, 2010
10:24 am

LOL, all this Auburn probation stuff is cracking me up. They were cleared a week ago, and the focus is now squarely on MSU (and a GA at Bama). That’s why the Newtons were allowed to let their lawyer speak yesterday — the investigation at Auburn has ended.

Mark Richt

November 19th, 2010
10:33 am

We think this kid has a lot of potential as a right tackle, he doesn’t have quick enough feet to play on the left side.

gk

November 19th, 2010
10:35 am

Yeah, there is no chance that Auburn goes on probation…There is a chance that Newton is declared ineligible, which would mean they would be given a loss for all the games they won this year, but AU isn’t in trouble or being investigated. Newton is

jack bull

November 19th, 2010
10:50 am

chip, sorry to point this out on here, but, your competition for tonight, CSS, has a pretty dadgum good football game on too. Valdosta at McEachern..not to mention the number of pretty big recruits that will be on display…

i guess i’ll be flipping back and forth..

GT Sambo

November 19th, 2010
11:00 am

Would like to see this kid running Paul Johnson’s offense at GT.

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
11:08 am

I don’t see UGA going after Uzomah because we are focused on Bray . i would like see UGA to go after him if AU was placed on probation .

GT Sambo

November 19th, 2010
11:09 am

By the way, its a joke for those who think that Auburn would get the “death penalty”. Do some research on the NCAA death penalty. The last time it was issued to a school in football, it not only took down that school but also contributed to the demise of its entire conference. Think about that UGA fans, before you go calling for Auburn to get the death penalty.

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
11:14 am

Let’s learn from our mistakes and not send any text message or get Kenny Rogers involved. I’d be willing to give this kid 50 K. All kidding aside, he looks to be an incredible athlete. Another player that GA will be wondering why they didn’t get. Have fun in Shreveport this year guys.

Mike Mc

November 19th, 2010
11:25 am

Weak at GB from Sullivan to Newton? Jason Campbell was a First Round pick!

dawgfacedboy

November 19th, 2010
11:36 am

Too bad he’s commited to a school that will probably get the death penalty before he earns his degree or goes pro. Might want to rethink that CJ.

South GA

November 19th, 2010
11:40 am

Brian, it was that bad. I can’t help but remember how bad it was.

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
11:51 am

I dont’t think AU will get the death penalty they most likely get probation and will some scholarships if that happens .

Chris

November 19th, 2010
12:03 pm

My sources tell me this guy is going to auburn. But Bama would be glad to have this guy also. Wonder how his recruiting will pan out

Coach KS

November 19th, 2010
12:05 pm

TideRoll. Did Auburn even recruit this kid as a quarterback? NO. Maybe you haven’t noticed that the Au-UGA games for the last 5 years have gone 4-1 UGA. Why overhaul an offense for one player? You would need a surrounding cast to be efficient. We’ll see next week what Bama does against Newton. If you lose (which you will) an underdog AT HOME!!! I guess your answer will be for Saban to change his offense since Newton torched Bama. Obviously your football knowledge could fit on the end of a needle. Colleges DO NOT change an offense for a high school player that has yet to face competition like the SEC.

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2010
12:06 pm

@10:19 am “but you try and get players that fit your system and right now the dawgs run a pro-style offense…”

Georgia’s backup QB is a spread offense guy, the Rich Propst Hoover High spread.

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
12:07 pm

@tide roll, why do you care so much about $cam Newton? Are you a Bama fan or a poser. You sound orange and blue through and through. Just asking. Roll Tide

VRdawg

November 19th, 2010
12:12 pm

War Ealge, UGA washed their hands of Cam Newton a long time ago. Its a shame the way his father allegedly pimped him out. And Richt’s idea of him being a tight end is petty smart. He is 6′6″ and the way he moves is amazing. You know there was a quarterback named Matt Jones who played for Arkansas that went to the NFL. Do you remember what position he ended up playing?

PHIL

November 19th, 2010
12:13 pm

Hey TIDE ROLL, it’s not like your team has an all star QB, why don’t YOU recruit him?

jaglaw

November 19th, 2010
12:39 pm

It amazes me how many AU fans have their heads in the sand. AU is not in the clear, merely nothing had been mentioned of them as of the UGA game. AU has been on probation 6 times in the last 30 years. If FSU got probation and voided wins for cheating on a test. USC got punished for the Bush violations. I cant imagine that AU wont get hit very hard. THE FBI HAS WIRE TAPS!!! These taps involve AU’s recruitment of Newton via a booster. Thats all they need. In time they may link an AU staff member …..just making it worse.

camcat

November 19th, 2010
12:46 pm

Did he play in last years Camden County and North Gwinett game? I was wondering what happened if he did. Camden won 35-0!!!!!!!!!!

Dawggie

November 19th, 2010
12:49 pm

Now just wait a scond Aubrun folks…

1) Gene Chiznik has an absolute pathetic W/L record coming into this job.

2) Auburn was a below average SEC team for the last two years,

3) Does nobody else want to remember that it sure was strange how the nations top RB from Arkansas committed to a sub .500 team AND how M. Lattimore almost did the same thing?

Im not saying hat its impossible that AU landed the top rated RB in the country. and I’m not saying its possible that AU landed the top rated JUCO player in the same recruiting class. But I am saying that it is very odd in the recruiting world that a sub par program that can’t ever win the NC due to always being in trouble with the NCAA, can somehow be lead to greatness by a coach that doesnt even rank high enough to be considered sub par.

And don”t anyone forget, Gus Malzhatan was smack dab in the middle of the garbage at Arkansas that sent 3 of his highly recruited players (that were his high school kids) transferring away from Little Rock and cost Houston Nutt his job.

Usually where theres smoke theres fire BUT, everytime theres a rotten smell its always due to something rotten.

Want to bet that every committ to AU is being called and reminded of the truthful and undeniable FACTS? Newton will use this season to garner a first round pick and he will never look back. AU will regret this season for many years to come and Chiznik will be begging for a pathetic Iowa State job soon.

This whole scenario does remind me of the movie “Tommy Boy” remember when david spade says “lots of people go to school for 8 years, they are called Doctors”. Anyone remember just when Cam Newton graduated from high school? Sure seems like every other player from his class is out of college already…just sayin

Drenton

November 19th, 2010
1:10 pm

CJ’s a system QB.

Every QB at N. Gwinnet plays well.

He won’t amount to anything in college.

And his run game has no appeal in the Pro’s.

Dawggie

November 19th, 2010
1:31 pm

You know what Drenton, I hadn’t thought of that. The previous QB is at Boise State, Uzomah goes to AU and Hotsch is getting a few Div I letters. Your sure right. Sphire hd even told me that he learned the spread coaching indoor (he hadn’t mentioned coach Mumme!). Bet theres some real truth if a high school coach can teach the spread well then e will produce QB’s, just look at Lassiter high, H.Mason was a stud there and E.Prince is tearing em up now.

Go a step further and look at the college QB’s in the spread, Tebow, Newton, The kid that was at Hawaii (colt brennan?), the kid at Michigan this year, Brantley.

Take that a step further and look at the NFL. Name one kid fro te spread that dominates the NFL? Anyone? Thought of one yet? Pro-form systems. Every single good to great QB in the league runs prostyle. Don’t believe me just ask June Jones or Jerry Glanville (can you believe that sob traded B. Farve?? And then still earned a career in football??)

UGA Insider

November 19th, 2010
1:37 pm

Do not be surprised if Auburn gets the death penalty this spring. It is obvious the school has no control over it’s football program. I think the NCAA is about to make an example of someone.

75-76-DAWG

November 19th, 2010
2:16 pm

Southern Cal is just waiting to see how NCAA handles the Camgate situation at Auburn. There was not as blatant of violations as with Bush but there was definitely something wrong with Cam’s entire recruiting . You can rest assured if there is anything the NCAA finds out they will be forced to give Auburn some serious sanctions after coming down that hard on Southern Cal. and to come across as not favoring one conference over another.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
2:21 pm

Ray Drew is now down to six school and Bama is in the top 6, hmm??? Crowell and Drew

dawgfacedboy

November 19th, 2010
2:27 pm

You don’t need to change your offensive philosophy, just add a few spread plays in. Take away the plays that hardly ever work like the WR screen and add 5 or 6 spread plays. It’s not that hard to add a handful of plays like that.

Dawg Spanker

November 19th, 2010
2:30 pm

LOL at the suggestions that AU will get the death penalty. UGA Insider – love your “it is obvious” comment. Comedy gold from a beat down Dawg.

Lowndes25

November 19th, 2010
2:30 pm

@Chris, I think you misread the article…Bama is not in Drew’s top 6…here is his top 6 per TOS: UGA, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Clemson and Florida. Not sure where you heard or read that Bama was in the top 6 but they are not. naganole, do you see a school missing from that list? :)

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
2:30 pm

@ Chris…. I sure would love to have Drew at Bama but that’s a long shot at best. I still like our chances with Crowell but we’ll have to wait and see how that goes. ROLL TIDE

Tdawg

November 19th, 2010
2:31 pm

Rolltide if you think that much of him as a QB then why don’t Alabama go after him? It makes me believe that he may be a solid player but he must not be a Cam Newton, because if he were then he would be at QB and only at QB. There are a ton of players out there that fit CJ’s mold, but they are no Cam. With that being said I do wish him the best where ever he ends up at.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
2:33 pm

@Lowndes25 Yea the school that will be missing is Auburn after they get the death penalty, you stick to your sources and I will stick to mines

Chris

November 19th, 2010
2:35 pm

@Bigtime We have Crowell in the bag, here is today’s article

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1155012

Chris

November 19th, 2010
2:37 pm

@bigtime we have a good shot at jay rome also, but I remember a few dogs fans the other sayng their “Sources” say he is going to athens but I find that to be true.

Lowndes25

November 19th, 2010
2:40 pm

@Chris, citing Mike Farrell….lol….someone from Bama please inform Chris that Mike Farrell is definitely not a guy you want to cite as a source. Serious question for you though, Chris: Drew comes out today and does not put Bama in his top 6 (even though you tried to convince everyone on this board that he did) and you still think you have a shot at him?

Chris

November 19th, 2010
2:43 pm

@Lowndes25

Did I say Mike Farell was one of my sources. No, I just show bigtime(a fellow tide fan) the article to prove my point. I never said Drew was in the article, I said that was for Jay Rome and Crowell. Try reading my post next time

Tide Roll

November 19th, 2010
2:47 pm

Dawg fans, I know what it is. If you sign Uzomah, then Bobo’s boy, Hutson Mason, might transfer to Valdosta State. How in the world can ya’ll let Uzomah get away!? in doing so, you not only lose arguably the best spread option QB prospect in the South, you end up empowering what can now be considered your most hated rival. It’s Cam Newton all over again! What a program! You begin to wonder if ya’ll really want to do what it takes to compete at the highest level.

Lowndes25

November 19th, 2010
2:47 pm

@Chris, please re-read my post…I never said you did say that either Jay Rome or Ray Drew was in that article…I knew that you were using that article to site the fact that Crowell is supposedly going to Bama…I was just making the point that Mike Farrell is not someone you want to use as a solid source for recruiting information.

Now, back to the point that you tried to lie to this board by saying that Drew has Bama in his top 6…what gives? Care to explain yourself.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
2:49 pm

Now, back to the point that you tried to lie to this board by saying that Drew has Bama in his top 6…what gives? Care to explain yourself

Once again you have your sources and I have mines, Bama is in the running and that is no lie.

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
2:50 pm

all i have to say you should believe everything you read in the Alabama media because remember they were all saying that Lattimore was going to Auburn and were did he end up just saying .

Chris

November 19th, 2010
2:52 pm

@ryan Red & Black

You should believe everything you read or listen to people with sources in Georgia because they all said Da’Rick Rogers was going to Georgia and where did he end up?

Roll Tide

November 19th, 2010
2:55 pm

@Lowndes25

pot meet kettle

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
2:57 pm

I was glad Da Rick Rodgers went to Vols he went there because of buddy Nash Rodgers has not lived up to the hype .

naganole

November 19th, 2010
2:58 pm

lol @ Mike Farrell.

Lowndes25

November 19th, 2010
2:58 pm

@Chris, nice…way to avoid answering the question by citing your sources. I think you would have been better off posting on here that your guys were still saying the Bama was in the running even though Ray didn’t list them in his top 6 instead of lying and saying the Bama made his top 6. Consequently, no one is going to believe anything you post from here on out since we caught you in a lie.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
2:58 pm

@ryan Red & Black

If you was with my source team, you would have known that before the news hit georgia. Marlon Brown hasn’t lived up to the hype either(lack of coaching) but I wish he would have came to Bama so he could have been better

Lowndes25

November 19th, 2010
2:59 pm

@Roll Tide, would love for you to explain your post about me…

@naganole, I know right…

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:01 pm

@Lowndes25

Dude I have people on my team the love my info, if you think by you saying your fan club won’t listen to me will hurt me then I’m sorry that it didn’t but my sources are mines and you have yours so keep it at that

Paul Finebaum

November 19th, 2010
3:01 pm

Hey Lowndes25, got home late flipped on the tube, stopped at ESPNU recruiter show for just a minute (can’t take much more as these guys all seem to be on the current winner’s bandwagon) and they were talking about Drew, Crowell, and quite a few other top players by category on the board as looking hard at FSU. Needless to say I turned the channel right then, garbage in garbage out. Sort of like all the Bama bloggers on this site – they hit the still a little too hard and early in the day. Thanks for all the good info.

Lowndes25

November 19th, 2010
3:06 pm

@Chris, you are missing the point of my posts…you purposely tried to lie to the guys on this board about the fact that Drew had put Bama in his top 6 when that was not the case. I called you out on it and now you are mad. I am glad that you have a “team” that likes what you post, but I think you lost quite a few people on this board thanks to your dishonesty. Like I said before, you should have phrased your post differently and you would have been alright.

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
3:07 pm

Hey Chris just have to ask what is your obsession with Crowell you must have a one track mind .

Lowndes25

November 19th, 2010
3:09 pm

@Paul Finnebaun, yeah, ESPN is definitely not a good source for recruiting information. You would think with all of the money and resources at their disposal that they would have better contacts, but alas, they do not.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:10 pm

@ ryan Red & Black

My obsession? I don’t have one with Crowell, I just report the facts.

Bama Dude

November 19th, 2010
3:12 pm

Hey Chris good information, when you get a chance stop by the Junkyard Blawg and see what you think about that delusional article. Lets keep our fingers crossed for Crowell and others. Roll Tide

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
3:21 pm

Chris i am just going to say this UGA will get a RB for this class wither its Crowell , Josh Clemons , Marcus Caffey and Bray We need RBs .

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:22 pm

@Bama Dude

Thanks, my fingers are crossed for both but if we miss out on drew, we still have a shot at Xzavier Dickson and if we don’t get either I just hope they don’t go to loserville athens but we still got Crowell. That article sucks, Georgia will not win over 5 games next year.

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2010
3:23 pm

Dawwgie -”just look at Lassiter high, H.Mason was a stud there and E.Prince (sic) is tearing em up now.”

Mason set all the passing records, but he didn’t have an offer until after the 2nd round in the playoffs. He was planning to attend Georgia as a walkon.

Printz is highly regarded by scouts, but this year has been a learning experience for him as a sophomore. He doesn’t have the size or strength as Mason (yet). Mason’s coach, Chip Lindsey took a job at Troy. The current HC at Lassiter (Jep Irwin) had experience in the Hoover HS spread offense.

Lassiter made the playoffs with a 5-5 record, but they lost to N. Gwinnett and C.J. Uzomah 56-7 last Friday.

From the Marietta Daily Journal: “Quarterback Eddie Printz completed 14-of-35 passing for 71 yards and was the team’s leading rusher with four yards.”

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:25 pm

@ ryan Red & Black

It doesn’t matter whatever back UGA gets because as long as you guys have saint Richt as the head coach, no back will get to display their real potential. Lack of coaching

Paul Finebaum

November 19th, 2010
3:29 pm

Chris, if Saban and his boys continue to pass out enough brown paper bags filled with cash – they’ll do ok (i.e. see Gene Chizik).

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
3:31 pm

You don’t want to talk in a civilized manner then i am done with you i think most people on here are to . GO DAWGS !

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:33 pm

@ryan Red & Black

Dude calm down,what did I say that offended you. All I said was it doesn’t matter what recruit UGA gets because of the coaching. What did I say to you that wasn’t civilized????

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
3:37 pm

VRDawg-Richt has recruited just fine. The problem that he has is getting players to peak in his system. He’s got one of the best (I think AJ and Blackmon from OSU are incredible) receivers in the nation. You guys have all the talent and just can’t time it or put it together. We had a great coach that starting acting like a CEO and it cost us dearly for a few years. GA has all the players to be a good football team….Bobo is terrible. We’ll see how good the defensive coordinator will do..I like him though.

I was a big fan of AU/GA game for many years. I found it a friendly match up. The attitude of your entire fan base has gone down hill with the program. I guess it all started for me when GA/Richt ran onto the field in celebration of the touchdown at the Florida game. The program is falling down under Richt and you need to make a change. Look these guys have to work stupid hours and eventually they just get tired. Let Richt take a few years off and get some rest. You hate to have him resting while you’re paying him 2 million a year.

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
3:38 pm

Chris…what actually does UGA do to you that gets you this upset..I mean your team has proven the last two years that you are a leg up on us. I mean why the disrespect to people on here trying to discuss recruiting. Does that make your opinion or sources any better or worse than others. I mean lighten up some. We can have civil discussions and even disagree, but at least be respectful. It seems that anyone that disagrees with you in any manner gets hammered with disrespectful remarks. If you want people to take you seriously, then try to show that you can have a meaningful discussion without the disrespect. I think most everyone on here, while they may agree or disagree with you would love to discuss recruiting and college football. Just because we don’t support Bama or you don’t support the dawgs, shouldn’t get in the way of exchanging info…go dawgs

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:41 pm

@dawgster

Exactly what did I say that was so disrespectful??

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
3:43 pm

Chris…a prime example of what i was saying to you is your post to ryan Red & Black regarding the dawgs and Coach Richt or i guess that’s Siant Richt according to you. Its the way you say things Chris..I’m probably much older than you, so i’ll just say that you earn respect, its not a given..You are welcome to respond to me anyway you want, but i’m just trying pass along some info that you might find valuable in the future..go dawgs

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
3:45 pm

Dawgster-Are you a chick?

“Its the way you say things Chris”

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:45 pm

@dawgster

Ok dude, I will tone it down then in the future and @ ryan Red & Black I apologize for the comment

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:46 pm

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
3:45 pm
Dawgster-Are you a chick?

“Its the way you say things Chris”

LMAO

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
3:49 pm

Hey Chris a lot of us dawg fans do respect Bama history yes UGA has been down the past couple years and lot has been because of Saban and Meyer but things go cycles and some point UGA will be a powerhouse again .

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:52 pm

ryan Red & Black With the way South Carolina, Tennessee and others are recruiting, I don’t think georgia can keep up. There is a chance but with the lack of coaching and defense uga has, I don’t see the dogs outscoring alot of teams in the future

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
3:53 pm

That’s better Chris.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:54 pm

@ War Eagle

LMAO

Paul Finebaum

November 19th, 2010
3:55 pm

Chris I’m a Bama Homer just like you, just lettin’ the folks know how brother Saban has been so successful with recruiting! Congrats on being today’s “beatin’ boy” it happens to the best of us. Have a great weekend.

Dawgs – BSU in Chic-fil-A Kickoff Game

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:57 pm

Paul, beatin’ boy, I don’t think so.

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
3:58 pm

I will agree that Saban is one hell of coach. He’s an easy guy for us Auburn people not to like. It’s going to be a long day next Friday and 7 days from right now I will say that you will be one annoyed Bamer though Chris.

Spelling Patrol

November 19th, 2010
3:58 pm

War Eagle, dawgster is a chick but watch what you say to her because she might report you.

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
4:01 pm

SP-It’s all fun and games until I get report or there is money missing off the dresser and your daugther is knocked up….Chris you were there..

Chris

November 19th, 2010
4:01 pm

War Eagle, next friday will be a great game and there is alot on the line for both teams. I would be satisfied with a BCS Bowl, since our NC hopes are over

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
4:04 pm

We will see what happens on signing and dawgs are going to shock some people count on it GO DAWGS !

Spelling Patrol

November 19th, 2010
4:04 pm

War Eagle, you can’t have any fun on this blog because they are so sensative and the main one is dawgster. Chip is also. Check back here in a few hours and watch my post are deleted because dawgster reports on everyone.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
4:06 pm

ryan Red & Black if you need any info before signing day, I am here to help you out on some possible dawg signings

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
4:09 pm

Chris-yeah it will be a great one. I was just hoping that both teams would be be undefeated. The IB hasn’t gotten the national attention for years. One program is normally up and the other is trying to player the spoiler. I wouldn’t describe that to be the case this year. Bama is a well groomed machine and going undefeated back to back is like trying to pay a player and not get caught.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
4:10 pm

War Eagle, the money you thought was missing went to Auburn to help get Cam Newton. Ask Cecil about the fundingpay plan

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
4:10 pm

Chris…I didn’t really say that you were “so disrespectful”…i am just pointing out what some other bloggers have interpreted from some of your remarks or comments back to them when you are not in agreement…Maybe disrespectful is too strong for me to use, all i would suggest would be give the others some credit also, and while you may disagree, you can still have some fun with it….I’ll give you an example…i hope these two don’t mind.. Lowndes25 and Naganole, have been on here for some time and both are very, very knowledgable and have some great info, doesn’t mean they are always right and they tend to disagree on many issues when it comes to recruiting and the teams they follow, but they respect each other and tend to go back an forth with each other…There are other examples but i thought i would throw those two out there…I think the biggest thing i would point out is we all love and support the teams we follow, so when someone talks down about them, they are going to defend them as best they can…Chris, i hope you understand i’m not trying to talk down to you, i’m just offering some suggestions. This is a great blog and people like Ryan Red & Black, myself and others offer some good info as you do, and even if we disagree or have different sources, we should be able to have some great discussions….go dawgs

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
4:13 pm

Spelling Patrol…any problems with your post or comments has been your own doings, not mine..Would you like the majority of the bloggers on here to state the reasons why you keep getting deleted…Let it go man, you are only making it worse for yourself…I wish you wel, i really do…go dawgs

War Eagle

November 19th, 2010
4:13 pm

Chris-I wish that I had that type of coin on the dresser. I do think that Cecil did ask for me some money and decided against it. I would have thought that alone would have cost him being eligible to play. For the record, I’m an unnamed source.

What does that say about MSU though? You can’t get a good player if your willing to pay 180K or whatever was discussed.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
4:14 pm

dawgster….I understand your point of view. When talking about recruiting news, I will learn how to support every ones point of view and teams also.

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
4:15 pm

Ok, i guess i will get called out on the carpet for misspelling a word up above…”well”..i acutally can spell, its my fingers that don’t know how…

Chris

November 19th, 2010
4:17 pm

War Eagle, Cam already stated that he was going to MSU but his father told him it was a family decsion for him to go to Auburn. The money was to much. Somebody paid Cecil and the truth will come out soon I hope

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
4:23 pm

Chris…its not neccessary that you have to support their point of view or teams, thats not what i meant..i think you know what i’m saying, you need to be who you are and support and defend your team as any of us would. I was just saying that you could respect their point of view, but that doesn’t mean you have to support it..Again Chris, i was just offering some info for you that will help when commenting with people on here, especially the ones that are on here often. I will say however, that you don’t have to just accept anything they dish out and there are some on here that visit this recruiting blog for no other reason but to agitate you and draw you into a heated discussion. I unfortunately got drawn into that recently and should know better. Thanks to many on here with their support they offered me some very good advice that i found very useful…Good luck and i look forward to sharing some recruiting news with you as we discuss our teams in the future…go dawgs

Chris

November 19th, 2010
4:27 pm

dawgster good luck to you also, I look forward to sharing as much info with you as possible in the with National Sign Day right around the corner. That will be one hectic day for everyone.

Georgia recruiting

November 19th, 2010
4:28 pm

According to Jeff Danzler, UGA recruiting for last 4 years is averaging about 5th in the SEC(Rivals rankings.). Jim Donnan, yesterday on 680, said UGA has more of a recruiting problem than a coaching problem. Also note that the first 5 years of Richt’s tenure, the Dogs were averaging about 6 NFL draftees a year, the past 4 seasons, about half that.

So, do the Dogs recruit well? Absolutely, but relative to the teams they have to beat have been losing ground the last few years. Apparently, UGA is going to land some blue chip talent across the board this upcoming recruiting season, especially needed on the defensive side of the ball. South Carolina has shown the difference one great running back recruit can make.

From Lowndes’ posts, I am optimistic about our upcoming recruiting class.

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
4:32 pm

Chris.. i agree the truth will come out, when thats hard to say, but its getting interesting. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and not throw them under the bus before we know anything, but its pretty hard not to see that there were things going on that obvisously are against NCAA rules. I don’t know what Au knew or didn’t know, but hard to believe that someone, a booster, or someone else didn’t know what they were possibly getting into..As i have stated previously, i think Miss State and Au are going to have some explaining to do to the NCAA, although i’m not wishing this on any school, its sad for College football, but this one i don’t believe will go away. If there is a money trail, and that is if, they will follow it and pretty sure the people involved in this will be exposed…I think what surprises me is that Au has put their program at risk..They had better be right or the penalty they may receive will be harsh…

Chris

November 19th, 2010
4:33 pm

Georgia Recruiting I agree with you. I think Crowell can make a difference with his speed but theor O-Line is suspect. And its about how you evaluate talent also, The report about Mark Richt wanting Cam Newton to be a Tight End was hilarious.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
4:37 pm

dawgster The jury is still out but I think both schools will end up in trouble, MSU was willing to pay and everyone knows someone paid Cecil because he hasn’t denied any allegations. The same can be said about Cam’s cheating allegations at Florida. He didn’t deny the report which means it must was try because Urban did not deny that the allegations were false, he said he didn’t leak the allegations

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
4:38 pm

Georgia Recruiting….good stuff…probably could have different opinions on whether its coaching or not, but you can’t dismiss that, but to me its more as you said, we have fallen behind the people we need to beat Bama, Gators, LSU and now SC…while we have had some top ten classes, these other schools have been above more often than not..This year we appear to be in great shape and should close strong….I think alot of our drop in talent has been mostly on the defensive side of the ball…if you want to win Championships, you better have a great defense…Of course this year Au has made that an exception….go dawgs

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

November 19th, 2010
4:48 pm

Tide Roll, just an attempt to clarify something. Georgia does not run the spread option. That is why CJ is not a fit there. Bama does not run the spread option, therefore he is not a fit there either. Please try to remember that BEFORE you post nonsensical drivel like you have posted here today. I understand you think you are some super intelligent football guru, but alas, you prove yourself to be a one trick pony without a shred of credibility by posting your foolishness for all to see on such a consistent basis. You have become as boring and predictable as St Simons. I’m sorry to say that, but it is the truth.

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
4:48 pm

Chris…i think one of the things that bothers me is that if the allegations are true, it would be hard to believe that Cam didn’t know any of it, not saying that its not possible, but he is pretty close with his family, if it was otherwise i would be inclined to agree that he might not have known. Again, i will say these things without knowing all the facts nor whether he did wrong, but if his family and his father’s church needed money for repairs to bring the building up to the local building code requirements, then possibly Cam may have known what is dad was doing but thought that it was to help the family…i don’t know, its just my opinion of what could have taken place..I guess we all should not jump to conclusions just yet, but it doesn’t look great for Miss State or Au when the NCAA and FBI are involved…

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2010
4:57 pm

The Feebs want to know why Auburn is running a dog track and a casino. Cecil will undoubtedly declare that he is a member of the Ojibwa Nation.

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
5:18 pm

Ok..for a little humor, didn’t see the earlier posts asking me if i was a “chick”..but i did call my wife and she told me i wasn’t so i’ll go with that if thats ok…I will say however that “chicks’ can be pretty tough, at least i know my wife was, i wouldn’t have traded places with her for a minute when she had our children…she was one tough chick…ok now back to recruiting….go dawgs

Einsteindawg

November 19th, 2010
5:19 pm

Fellow Dawg Brethern…don’t be too quick to criticize UGA for their lack of recruiting. Most of these superb athletes would not excell in our obsolete “pro-set” offense—Crowell, CJ, even many of our current players. I would critize CMR for being so bull-headed and stubborn and continuing to run this 90s FSU offense. Not only time for a change of game plan, but overdue for a change of head coaches.

Einsteindawg

November 19th, 2010
5:21 pm

Hey dawgster…I think it was that half pack of Tums in your pocket that gave you away!

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
5:29 pm

Einsteindawg…thats pretty good…actually my wife loves those things, i don’t get it, they taste like crap, but she’s always offering them to me, not sure what thats about either…but i may need to ask her..

Einsteindawg

November 19th, 2010
5:35 pm

Dawgster…you’re a good man! Hope you get lucky this weekend. And, hope our Dawgs have fun next weekend in the annual Tech beatdown.

dawgster

November 19th, 2010
5:40 pm

Thank you Einsteindawg…Hopefully the dawgs can beat Tech, should be a good one..Murray playing will be a key, still a little concerned there, but all indications are that he will…Having 2 weeks to prepare should give us a little advantage, but no doubt Tech will be ready…go dawgs

75-76-DAWG

November 19th, 2010
5:43 pm

Georgia recruiting
UGA not having as many go to the NFL in the last few years is why we changed to the 3-4 defense. We already have a Pro style offense and since most pro defenses are the 3-4 it should help in our recruiting. So UGA is doing something about their drop off in sending player to the Pro’s.

MikeP

November 19th, 2010
5:51 pm

By G’vegas Dawg: ” The NCAA told Auburn they risked having to face stiffer penalty on this if it turns out he was ineligible. They told AU it was likely he was ineligible the day Pops made the offer if all the stories held up. The Pres and Associate AD and people in Compliance all said they should sit Cam..”

This may be the most ignorant post I’ve seen in the whole Cam Newton situation. The NCAA told Auburn no such thing. At Auburn, the compliance people tell the coaches who to play and who not to play, not vice-versa. The NCAA, SEC and Auburn have known about this whole alleged situation since January.

UGA lost. Auburn and Cam Newton are in the clear. Get over it.

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
5:52 pm

@ Chris …. Bama has an outstanding class if they don’t receive another commitment(which is not going to happen). Just wait until signing day and as i’ve posted before on here there are going to be some suprises for everyone. Lowndes25 is a good source for recruiting info and has alot of DAWG followers on here so you are not going to win that battle ever. We know what we know and they know what they and the truth is somewhere in between. I hear Crowell is Bama bound also but I’m not going to discredit anyone who has heard otherwise. Recruiting is starting to be played like a bigger game than they play on Fri nights so there’s no telling what recruits are telling people….only time will tell….ROLL TIDE my Bama brethren!!!!!!!!!!!

True DAWG fan

November 19th, 2010
5:53 pm

Good evening my DAWG nation,how is everyone?

True DAWG fan

November 19th, 2010
5:55 pm

DAWGS will be back,and they will sign a top 10 class and next year will start the upward trend!!!! GO DAWGS!!

MikeP

November 19th, 2010
6:01 pm

By jaglaw: “THE FBI HAS WIRE TAPS!!!” Why yes, yes they do.

” These taps involve AU’s recruitment of Newton via a booster. ”
No they don’t. Auburn is not mentioned at all. Read some newspapers, you are way behind the times.

Delbert D.

November 19th, 2010
6:13 pm

75-76-DAWG – I think the current numbers are 14 for the 3-4 and 18 for the 4-3.

jp

November 19th, 2010
6:17 pm

st simonns yo be a jag off

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
6:48 pm

2012 athlete Justin Thomas , Prattville HS commits to Bama… JUCO DE Cornellius Carradine on an Official Visit at Bama this weekend. Can we get a pass rusher at Bama please? Clowney, Dickson, Carradine, somebody

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
6:51 pm

Hey bigtime i would say its about even between UGA and Bama on Crowell its realy going to come were he feels comfortable and he said if Richt is there he will choose the Dawgs .

tide roll

November 19th, 2010
7:10 pm

Ok uga fans, I give up! Don’t you think it would at least be fun to have a kid like Uzomah on the field because of all the diversity he brings?

naganole

November 19th, 2010
7:17 pm

@Einsteindawg The offense UGA is running is nothing like what was ran at FSU. Our offense was developed by Brad Scott, and was given to Mark Richt when he left. It was called the Fast Break, and was designed to get playmakers in space before the “spread option” became en vogue again. Richt left that offense at FSU because he didn’t think the style would be accepted at an SEC school…

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
7:17 pm

I would love to have Uzomah but since we have LeMay and Nick Marshal he will probably stay at Auburn .

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
7:18 pm

@ ryan Red & Black…… I think that Crowell’s heart is in Georgia and he wants to be a DAWG but he is afraid of a coaching change in the near future. That is the reason that he has Bama and UGA even at this point. It’s going to be a tough pull for Bama but anything’s possible when your coach’s name is Nick Saban…..That being said I think he was blowing smoke with the Bama hat because he wears a UGA hat everywhere else.

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
7:28 pm

Hey bigtime thanks that is a fair opinion i am still pulling for you guys to crush Auburn .

GT Sambo

November 19th, 2010
7:42 pm

Funny but I’d put the prospect of Nick Saban being gone just as high as Mark Richt. (Which is to say I don’t think either is going anywhere soon, but there is always a chance.)

last hurrah

November 19th, 2010
7:52 pm

Hope he enjoys the postseason this year. Auburn won’t be there for a few years after the Cam fiasco.

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
7:56 pm

GT Sambo i agree i did think for a while that Saban was going to leave if he would have won a NC i think that talk is over and Richt deserves another shot because of what he has done with are football program with 2 SEC championships and Sugar Bowl victories .

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
8:41 pm

@GT Sambo…. It doesn’t matter what we think. The perspective of the recruit is what matters in recruiting, not what the fans think.

@ryan Red & Black…One thing that Alabama fans and most UGA fans agree on is that we strongly dislike the auburn tiger war eagle dirty birds. I was hoping that UGA would beat the breaks off of them .

Dawggie

November 19th, 2010
8:56 pm

@ every Auburn fan, Lets all quit talking smack. Youguys are having an outstanding year and we all wish you well. However, seeing that your so loyal, would ANY of you care to make a bet about just how well this season and the Newton mess is going to lead to your future? How about one of your alumni step up and make a substancial wager? We can bet cash, lawn services or even a haircut…

Point is, that while no one has yet proven Auburn to be a guility of anything, and their fans have shown their loyalty in backing their players. How about one of you step up and show your support in an unconditional setting?

Pretty good chance of a few things happening at AU
1) Newton will bring the “death penalty” And the University of Southern California will make damn certain of this.

2) Gene Chiznik has always been a losing coach and in the world of sports, losers typically are always losers. Look for Chiznik to be a Div II coach soon.

3)Gus Maltzhan has worn out his welcome very quickly wherever he has gone. Look for him to be a June Jones/ Jerry Glanville type coach.

4)AU committs will not sit by and honor their commitments and have to play against fully loaded SEC talent for four years while they are “crippled” by the NCAA.

5) This is for more personal enjoyment. I hope they play that video of that moron assistant at AU that wears his hat backwards and behaves more like an 18yo than a grown ass man for years to come.

6) But please don’t let your spirits get down over there. I’m sure that you guys are the best equipped in the country to having all your hard worked denied due to cheating scandals. Hell its happened not once but TWICE before!

BTW, if you guys are War Eagles then what the deal with the tiger? I am 100% real when I say that I have never understood that. Can someone please answer?

GT Sambo

November 19th, 2010
10:00 pm

bigtime, if Nick Saban leaves for the Cowboys or another NFL coaching job (which you CAN’T tell me is a 0% chance), he’ll be gone before NSD, so perception won’t mean squat.

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
10:20 pm

@ GT Sambo…. We could discuss” what if ’s” all day, perception is reality. Reality is Nick Saban is the coach at Alabama.

ryan Red & Black

November 19th, 2010
10:31 pm

This is my opinion Cowboys will look at Saban and bring him for an interview but i think Jerry Jones will get someone like Tony Dungey or John Gruden .

GT Sambo

November 19th, 2010
10:38 pm

bigtime, as you so point out, it is the perception of the recruits that matter. So, even if there is zero interest, you are going to hear Saban name floated for some open NFL jobs. And then it will be used against him on the recruiting trail. Much like Saban would use any rumors about Richt’s potential job security.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
10:49 pm

Jason Garrett will be the next head coach for Dallas. Why would saban go back if it didn’t work the first time.

JJ

November 19th, 2010
10:58 pm

If I were a recruit, I steer as far away from Auburn and Mississipp State as possible right now.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
10:59 pm

All the recruits not going to Auburn or MSU should consider Bama.

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
11:00 pm

@ ryan Red & Black…. I agree, Dallas needs an experienced NFL coach like you mentioned . Coach Saban and his wife enjoy the recruiting aspect and the atmosphere of college football.

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
11:22 pm

@ ryan Red & Black…. I agree, Dallas needs an experienced NFL coach like you mentioned . Coach Saban and his wife enjoy the recruiting aspect and the atmosphere of college football.
@GT Sambo…you make some valid points. However Coach Saban is far better suited for the college game. Why else would he leave Miami after just 2 seasons? It’s easier to coach players that make less money than you do. Why do you think he didn’t recruit Cam Newton ? By the way many recuits have stated that Saban is one of the few coaches that just sells his program and doesn’t negative recruit against other programs.

davidinloganville

November 19th, 2010
11:22 pm

ok toilet tide roll we all understand you don’t like Georgia’s QB it not how tall he is, it’s not how much he weighs we have all seen your posts on here before. It doesn’t matter if it’s the QB or the OL you always have a problem with the same kind of kids.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
11:24 pm

@bigtime Saban will be the head coach next year at Bama. Dallas has to play hard because they fired their coach and the players know its on them now or they will be cut. Jason Garrett will be the head coach next year in Dallas

bigtime

November 19th, 2010
11:26 pm

Sorry for the double post. I lost service on the cellphone and thought the 1st one was dropped…oops

DawgVoiceofReason

November 20th, 2010
2:23 am

CJ and his team go down to the Grayson Rams. Serves him right for wanting to go to Auburn. ;-)

GT Sambo

November 20th, 2010
8:56 am

bigtime, nice try on the Cam Newton thing, but the only reason he didn’t recruit Cam was because Cam is not a pro style QB.

GT Sambo

November 20th, 2010
8:59 am

By the way, if you are looking for a winner for an athletic QB, look no further than GT commit Vad Lee. won his 2nd playoff game last night. Four more to go to win the NC State Championship at the highest classification.

JustMyOpinion

November 20th, 2010
9:15 am

This was my first time seeing Mr. Uzomah at QB. Awkward throwing motion, not very fast. Read my screen name. Future TE.

bigtime

November 20th, 2010
9:34 am

@ GT Sambo….. Bama recruited (and finished second to Ohio State) Braxton Miller this year, who is hardly a pro style QB. If a player is good enough you adjust your offense to suit them. Of course there is not alot of adjusting the triple option so I wouldn’t expect you to know that being a Tech fan. Vlad Lee will be a fantastic addition to your program, the kid is a walking highlight film.

Louie

November 20th, 2010
10:29 am

GT Sambo

November 20th, 2010
11:11 am

JustMyOpinion, that’s what they said about Cam Newton, too.

GT Sambo

November 20th, 2010
11:18 am

bigtime, I haven’t ever seen an offensive coach adjust his base system for the QB. Doesn’t mean it wouldn’t happen, I’ve just never seen it. Now they might adjust some of the play calling or install new plays, but if your telling me that Alabama is suddenly going to go from running primarily pro style sets to running spread option sets just because of its QB, then I’ll be shocked!
Alabama is going to have a top 5 class, I don’t think that is in doubt. They’ve already got some great commits and if you look at who’s it uncommitted, they are in the running for more of those top guys than any other school. But, you have to admit that over the past several years QB is one position where Alabama has not been in the running for the top guys consistently.

atltiger1234

November 20th, 2010
11:19 am

FBI has wire taps? Why? Maybe because they are investigating political scandals. Has it been said that the FBI has tapes about Auburn recruitment? No. AU heads in the sand? Don’t think so. They set down with NCAA before the UGA game and felt comfortable playing Cam. That’s a lot of professional careers to put on the line for a kid, I think they understand the bigger picture for the university. As for going to a school to play a bowl game? That’s short sighted. Why you should go to a school is for your education, not to play sports. More NCAA athletes go pro in something else (commercial from years ago). Kids need to get in their heads to go to a school to better their selves and their education. Which brings me to my last point. These are kids, did someone forget that? When did we start treating them like adults? Its a game, not life. Do more with yourself and better the world.

bigtime

November 20th, 2010
11:38 am

GT Sambo…. Alabama already runs the spread option, the pistol formation, i- formation, pro-set, single back,and empty backfield. We have multiple formations and if we had running quarterback more read options, QB run-pass option , bootlegs, Qb draw plays would be called. Alabama doesn’t have a “base” formation. We’ve started with 5 wide receiver sets, 3 tight end sets, 2 back sets.

If you’ve never viewed an offense adjusting to their QB watch the Eagles play with Mike Vick then watch the Eagles play with Kevin Kolb.

GT Sambo

November 20th, 2010
6:22 pm

All right fine big time, I’ll be counting the number of different formations that Alabama ends up running against Auburn and get back to you. What I’ve seen of Alabama (particualrly against USC and LSU) was a lot of pro sets. Now I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t seen every play of Alabama like you probably have, so if you are saying they are running a vast array of formations, then maybe they are.

Brown Dog

November 20th, 2010
8:13 pm

GT Sambo: No big name QBs? How about Phillip Sims, the top-ranked quarterback in the country last year. A.J. McCarron?

War Tiger 69

November 20th, 2010
8:45 pm

Wow there certainly are a lot of bitter little puppie dog fans out there. Tell ya what little puppies, keep on dreaming about Auburn getting some kind of punishment handed down and yall have a great time in Shreveport this year. That is if you don’t drop another game and only go to the Papa John’s bowl.

bigtime

November 20th, 2010
8:51 pm

@ GT Sambo… I’m sure that you know more about Georgia Tech football than I do so why don’t you talk about them ? I really only try to pay attention to the team that I am a fan of so I can honestly say I haven’t watched a GT game this year. But I can tell you what offense that they run without counting formations during a game.

@ Brown Dog… Great point , not to mention a top 10 QB in Star Jackson that transferred

college foot

November 21st, 2010
12:13 am

auburn dirty convicts

Auburn kicks your ass

November 21st, 2010
8:25 am

these blogs are moron heaven

Sad for the State

November 21st, 2010
8:40 am

All the whining, excuses, complaining and now jealousy over recruiting by UGA is beginning to be an embarrassment to the state of Georgia.

Everyone one of you Dawgs need to write a Dear Santa letter this year:

“Dear Santa: For Christmas this year, please bring me some intelligence, character and a backbone.”

Dirty Dawg

November 21st, 2010
11:38 am

Hey Dawgie…I’ve often wondered about the Tiger/War Eagle/Plainsmen thing myself, but reading the background on the Auburn ‘Pay-for Play’ mechanism that has been in place for decades and gotten really out of hand of late after they ran Tuberville off cause he wouldn’t go along with all their crap (although he did agree to the hush money), my bet is that the ‘backers’ of each of those ‘mascot/nicknames’ engage in a sort of bribery scheme periodically to see who can raise the most ‘payoff’ money.

As for the young man this thing was all about…if he didn’t get offered any money then he ought to wonder how important he really is to them…and if he did then he very well may have some problems actually being eligible someplace else, and it will have to be someplace else cause Auburn’s gonna be outta the SEC and outta football for a while – at least til Pat Dye, Bobby Louder and Milton McGregor are all in jail or dead – that’ll be the NCAA’s timeframe.

ryan Red & Black

November 21st, 2010
3:49 pm

Auburn fans call us UGA fans a bunch a whiners yes we lost the game but the people who brought this misery on Auburn is Newton and his dad and can’t blame anyone but your selves .

Just_Saying

November 21st, 2010
9:41 pm

I wouldnt take $200,000 to spend 4 years on the $hittiest village on the plains.

wesleywhatwhat

November 22nd, 2010
10:07 am

LOL @ this comment:

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JustMyOpinion

November 22nd, 2010
5:28 pm

GT Sambo, please don’t compare this kid to Cam Newton. It’s an insult, both ways.