Posts Tagged ‘jay jacobs’

Bruce Almighty!

By Posted on: March 18th, 2014 in Basketball 24 Comments »
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Photo by Julie Bennett/al.com Who would have dreamed that the most prominent coach ever hired by Auburn University would be its basketball coach? In a span of little more than a year, the athletic department has gone from employing Gene Chizik and Tony Barbee to Gus Malzahn and Bruce Pearl as its two marquee coaches.George Continue Story…

It’s Time for Auburn to Roll the Dice on Bruce Pearl

By Posted on: March 17th, 2014 in Basketball 8 Comments »

Everywhere you turn these days, it’s all about Bruce Pearl. Can Auburn get him? Will Auburn take a chance on him? But what’s the real story behind the colorful former Tennessee coach? What do we really know about him?Most importantly, he led a down-and-out Tennessee program to six straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Auburn has been Continue Story…

Auburn Dismisses Basketball CoachTony Barbee

By Posted on: March 12th, 2014 in Basketball, News 16 Comments »
AUBURN BASKETBALL

Auburn lost to South Carolina 74-56 tonight in the South Eastern Conference Tournament to end another losing season in the SEC. A short time later AD Jay Jacobs announced that Head Coach Tony Barbee would not be returning for a fifth year.Barbee was 49-75 overall and 18-51 in his four years in the SEC. It Continue Story…

An Open Letter to Jay Jacobs

By Posted on: October 31st, 2013 in Football 22 Comments »

                                                         I know it’s a little early, but just thought I’d mention it.Dear Jay,Pay the man.Pay him whatever he wants. If he says he desires a platinum golf cart to ride from the front door of his mansion to the garage, a blended cashmere kitchen sink or an ermine lined visor, just Continue Story…

Auburn Adds New Free Tailgaiting and Parking for 2013 Season

By Posted on: June 28th, 2013 in Football, News 5 Comments »

Back in May, Auburn University President Jay Gogue                said one of his expectations of the Athletic Department was the,“enhancing of  the game-day experience, on and off the field.” Well today Auburn AD, Jay Jacobs announced the addition of more than 2,000 free parking spaces along with the opening of new tailgate areas for the 2013 Continue Story…

All Uphill From Here

By Posted on: June 26th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football 2 Comments »
AUBURN FOOTBALL

After yet another off-season that started with disappointment and bad news from the media, things have settled down and Jay Jacobs is ready to get going toward the fall. Can you blame him? For a man that has drawn criticism from many in the Auburn Family of late, he has put together three top-notch hires Continue Story…

Is Auburn Turning the Corner?

By Posted on: June 17th, 2013 in Baseball, Other Sports 4 Comments »

The hiring of a softball and baseball coach hardly signifies the return of a once great athletic program. But there’s little doubt that last Friday’s announcements sent a loud and clear message to the rest of the SEC.Athletic Director Jay Jacobs’s job will not be saved based on the results of spring sports. Like every Continue Story…

Jay Jacobs Hits Homerun With Sunny Golloway Hire

By Posted on: June 14th, 2013 in Baseball, News 10 Comments »
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After evaluating over a half dozen coaches to replace John Pawlowski, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs hit a home run tonight when he announced the hiring of Oklahoma’s Head Coach, Sunny Golloway. Under pressure to deliver, Jacobs said he was looking for proven winners who could contend for championships. He got his man in hiring Galloway Continue Story…