I think everyone pretty well knows that there will be some major changes in the AU athletic dept for 2013. What I don’t want is the consolation prize.
Everyone on here knows I am a golfer. I play in an organization that promotes historic golf and we play only with clubs made prior to 1935. That’s right, hickory shafts and yes we all wear knickers, Scottish hats, and argyles. I just finished my tournament season. BTW, eat your heart out Capn, it was in Pinehurst.
There is a season long competition that earns you points depending on how you played in the tournaments. I finished second in the Open Division and second in the Handicap division, trailing the same person in both. Since you can win in only one division the guy who beat me of course chose the Open division. That moved me up to first in the Handicap division. You might think I am carrying home the gold medal for first in the Handicap division. I am not! I chose to accept to accept the second place medal in the Open Division. Why? I was not willing to settle for first place by default.
That is exactly what Gouge should do right now. He should fire Jacobs and get a first rate Ad and let him do the same thing with a Head Coach.
At AU we should never settle for the consolation prize, obviously Chizik was just that, as was Loeffler. In truth, and in retrospect so was Jacobs.
We want a home run hire for AD and a home run hire for Head Coach. We are Auburn, we don’t like the consolation prize, we don’t like second place in anything that happens in Auburn. We need a coach with major college head coaching experience, not an up and coming coordinator. We need an AD that can actually run the dept. like the business that it is. We all know AU is not very attractive right now but we are a great program in the SEC and would be a great place for a coach to put his stamp on the program just like some of our great coaches from the past.
We do not want the consolation prize. The only thing the person (or program) is that finishes second, is the first loser.
My thanks to Derrick who supplied the Photoshop work on my pics. As you all have figured out by now, he is the best.