Monday Morning Musings: Christmas Edition
As we get started today, I want to be among the first to wish you a very Merry Christmas! This is a special time of year and my hope is that everyone can slow down for a minute to appreciate family and friends. As always, thanks for making Track’em Tigers part of your day…
One of the cool things about the BCS Championship is all of the connections between Florida State and Auburn. Outside of the Georgia rivalry, I can’t recall a contest with so many personal ties.
Most know that Jimbo Fisher served on Terry Bowden’s staff from 1993 to 1998 where he coached Auburn co-offensive coordinator Dameyune Craig. But did you know that his wife, Candi, is an Auburn graduate?
The Birmingham native met Fisher while he was on staff at Samford. A year after marrying, the two moved to Auburn where Fisher coached quarterbacks under Bowden. During that time, Candi earned her degree in secondary education and taught in the Auburn Public School System.
Back in those days, the Fisher’s were a two-income family out of necessity. When he arrived at Auburn, his annual salary was $40,000. That was double what he made at Samford.
“That’s why we waited eight years after we got married to have kids, because we wanted to be to a point in our marriage where I could stay home and take care of my kids,” Candi said. “I saw the other wives that I was around for so long trying to balance working and being a coach’s wife and having their children.”
They’ve come a long ways in the paycheck department. Next season, Fisher will make more than $4 million…
Was the $5,000 fine levied by the SEC for Auburn fans rushing the field following the Iron Bowl really necessary? There are few things Mike Slive does wrong as commissioner, but this is nuts.
Is the fine meant to be a deterrent? For Auburn’s athletic department that’s akin to taking the change out of one’s pocket and dropping it into the offering plate. Strange…
Has there ever been a bigger whiner than Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron. He reminds me of a second-term president in the final months of his presidency. McCarron wants to remain relevant so bad. Last week, he uttered these moronic words:
“…I saw something someone sent me, that Vegas said if we played Florida State or Auburn again we’d still be favored in points,” McCarron said. “So we have a chance to show the country we are the best team. We might not win the national championship, but we can have everyone talking about us more than the national championship team. And that’s happened in the past.”
This poor kid is delusional. Does he realize the only people still talking about him are those collecting permanent unemployment and listening to Paul Finebaum every day?
Having the national title and a Heisman Trophy snatched from him by Auburn is something he’ll never get over. Regardless of what he does in life, he’ll always be remembered for Kick Bama Kick.
And that’s the best Christmas present of all.