Archive for December, 2008

Who’s Better Than Tuberville?

By Posted on: December 8th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

 Is Turner Gill the answer? Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Kenny Smith. He has worked in numerous media jobs during his career at places such as al.com andSamford University. Kenny is an Auburn graduate and someone who knows Auburn Athletics. Enjoy today’s column… By Kenny Smith Now that the conventional wisdom on Tommy Tuberville’s undoing is taking shape I’m Continue Story…

Early Outlook, 2009

By Posted on: December 7th, 2008 in Football Comments Off
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But here’s who we’ll likely have coming back. I’m designating what class they’ll be, next season.     Defensive Tackle Gone: Tez Doolittle Might Leave Early: SenDerrick Marks (senior) Returning: Mike Blanc (junior), Jake Ricks (senior), Zach Clayton (junior) From the scout team: Andre Wadley (freshman), Derrick Lykes (freshman) Possible incoming help: Nick Fairley (juco Continue Story…

Random Thoughts About A Momentous Week On The Plains

By Posted on: December 5th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

 It’s been one hell of a ride. Tuberville will be missed.    Like a death in the family, it usually takes a few days for it to hit you. Now I’m not suggesting Tommy Tuberville’s departure from Auburn is similar to the death of a loved one, but you certainly feel some of the same Continue Story…

Is Steve Spurrier The Man?

By Posted on: December 4th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

 Just another rumor? Reports out of Montgomery (WSFA Television) tonight indicate that Auburn is close to offering its head coaching job to South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. As of now, this is the only place we are getting this information.  In fact, reports on al.com are disputing this story. We’ll keep you updated.. WSFA Story…  Continue Story…

Gogue and Jacobs Not Up To Task At Hand

By Posted on: December 4th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

 Where’s Waldo Gogue? Sometimes even when you see it coming it’s still shocking. So was the feeling Monday when the other shoe finally dropped on Tommy Tuberville. In a week where Auburn President Jay Gogue and Athletic Director Jay Jacobs exposed themselves as incompetent lightweights to everyone in the college football world, the announcement of Tuberville’s departure Continue Story…

Jacobs Claims Tuberville Resigned

By Posted on: December 4th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

Here’s a portion of today’s press conference with Jay Jacobs regarding the Tuberville resignation, courtesy of AL.com. Watch the whole thing, but beginning around 6:30 into it, Jacobs spins this elaborate tale about how Tuberville resigned and was not fired. Do they honestly expect anyone to believe that load of crap? It’s bad enough that we shove Continue Story…

Who’s Going To Succeed Tuberville?

By Posted on: December 4th, 2008 in Football Comments Off
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Head Coach Mike Leach, Esquire   Like I mentioned in the comments yesterday, the Tuberville firing is one of those things that makes me want to take my diploma off my office wall and shove it into a drawer somewhere. Not since Jetgate have I been so utterly disappointed in my school. By turning on Continue Story…

Auburn Chooses Another Direction

By Posted on: December 3rd, 2008 in Football Comments Off

 After 10 seasons, Tuberville is out at Auburn.  Update: 8:30 p.m. CT - The shakeout continues tonight following today’s firing of Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville. The decision to fire Tuberville apparently happened so quick that the former coach had little time to notify his assistants of the decision. Eddie Gran is believed to be the only Continue Story…