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Tigers rising to nab DE from Tide, Gators?

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08:30 AM ET 06.13 | Auburn and Alabama are, again, among a top prospect's final choices. Jacksonville, Florida defensive end DeMarcus Walker has been a major target for most programs in the SEC, ACC and elsewhere thanks to his quickness, play-making abilities and his 6-foot-3, 275-pound frame. Walker has been heavily involved with Alabama from early on in his recruiting process and many believed that the Crimson Tide, along with the Florida Gators, were among the favorites to land his signature. After visiting Auburn's campus on Monday for the first time, Alabama and Florida's status as the top two choices for Walker may have changed. "Everybody who is in my top eight is pretty high but Auburn sticks out more than anybody so far," Walker [said].

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June 13, 2012  08:46 AM ET

GR, you guys need to keep these boys home. Don't let 'em leave the state. Tell Aubie and Bama to grow their own.

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June 13, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

GR, you guys need to keep these boys home. Don't let 'em leave the state. Tell Aubie and Bama to grow their own.

Tell me about it.

Unfortunately, after a couple of 8-5 seasons, the "perennially playing for championships" tag is gone from da Gatah, and those that stepped into our shoes to grab that tag are making out well with it.

Up to us to re-fill our own shoes. Can't blame anybody but ourselves.

June 13, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Well if UF won't leave the state then the recruits will have to do it for them.

Well done, sir.


You are hereby officially awarded the "Wannabe OT For The Day" trophy -- a terrd that my Golden Retriever dropped in the yard this very morning.

Uhh, try not to drop it, it causes a stain on carpets.

June 13, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Well done, sir. You are hereby officially awarded the "Wannabe OT For The Day" trophy -- a terrd that my Golden Retriever dropped in the yard this very morning. Uhh, try not to drop it, it causes a stain on carpets.

Forgot this, sorry ---> ;-)

June 13, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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Up to us to re-fill our own shoes. Can't blame anybody but ourselves.

The gators will never get anywhere unless you start blaming someones else for all your problems. All successful teams never have any problems, they just have others that cause problems to try to bring them down...........;)

June 13, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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The gators will never get anywhere unless you start blaming someones else for all your problems. All successful teams never have any problems, they just have others that cause problems to try to bring them down...........;)

Allllllrighty then.


It was Satan and the Bammers, along with LUS, Aubie, UGaly, the Noleys, Obama, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Hoffa and Genghis Khan.

Hope I didn't miss anybody.

June 13, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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Allllllrighty then.It was Satan and the Bammers, along with LUS, Aubie, UGaly, the Noleys, Obama, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Hoffa and Genghis Khan. Hope I didn't miss anybody.

Surely, you can have no issue with Coach Saint Saban?

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June 13, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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Surely, you can have no issue with Coach Saint Saban?

Well, really, I mean an azzss-whipping like we got from him the last time up was just totally and completely uncalled-for. Not to mention you guys and LUS taking over the SEC champ role after us, which is quite upsetting. Certainly you can understand our disdain?

June 13, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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golden turd?

only after the neighbor's dog peed on it.

June 13, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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golden turd?

Umm, not really, unless gold has an odor that puts your breakfast at risk. Feel free to call it what you like, however I stand by my warning about dropping it on carpet.

June 13, 2012  11:21 AM ET
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Allllllrighty then.It was Satan and the Bammers, along with LUS, Aubie, UGaly, the Noleys, Obama, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Hoffa and Genghis Khan. Hope I didn't miss anybody.

Well, GR, at least you didn't blame Bush for it...thank you very much. lol

June 13, 2012  11:39 AM ET

Not sure I understand what Chizik and company's recruiting objective is (if there is one). As of yesterday, they have 12 verbal commits. I think 10 of them are four or five star defensive players, a QB and a kicker. I know they recruited heavily on offense last year. Guess theya re just trying to balance things out.

June 13, 2012  12:34 PM ET
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Tell me about it.Unfortunately, after a couple of 8-5 seasons, the "perennially playing for championships" tag is gone from da Gatah, and those that stepped into our shoes to grab that tag are making out well with it. Up to us to re-fill our own shoes. Can't blame anybody but ourselves.

How about Urbie "I have to retire due to my health and spend more time with my family " uhh no, wait yes.

June 13, 2012  12:34 PM ET
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Not sure I understand what Chizik and company's recruiting objective is (if there is one). As of yesterday, they have 12 verbal commits. I think 10 of them are four or five star defensive players, a QB and a kicker. I know they recruited heavily on offense last year. Guess theya re just trying to balance things out.

Make that 13, just picked up another commit a few minutes ago.

I was wondering the same thing, if they are going to alternate from a offensive (2012) to a defensive (2013) recruiting classes every other year.

June 13, 2012  12:34 PM ET

This is easy. Auburn rolled out a passle of babes from Georgia (Their other great recruiting success) and some shiny future freshman coeds from Dothan. The guy is gaga for yaya.

 
June 13, 2012  12:37 PM ET

Semantics from this story suck. Tigers should be pouncing, the Tide should be rising. And gators should continue to make excellent boots.

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