News of the day, 11/26
It's looking more and more like Tuberville will be at Auburn in 2008. He doesn't want the world. He just wants some perks that seem reasonable for a staff that just built Auburn's longest winning streak against Alabama. I think they'll get most of the stuff they want. There will have to be some concessions made on both sides, but I expect a middle ground to be found. He'll make $2.8 million next season. It's not like he's struggling to eat. He knows that.
UPDATE: Here is what Jacobs had to say on Monday afternoon after lunch:
“President Gogue, Tommy, and I visited today and had a great meeting. As I’ve previously stated, Tommy’s our coach and we’re proud of his accomplishments. Tommy and I will sit down and meet in the near future as we do at the end of every season. We’ll discuss what we can do to make the program better and build upon the success that we’ve sustained. Once we’ve met, I will make a recommendation to President Gogue.”
Hey everyone. So you read the breaking news. That's pretty much what's happening around the Complex today. I'll be back tomorrow with more coverage of this awkward back-and-forth story.
We're bruising through the news like Clubber Lang here at the HOTTEST Auburn blog on the 'net.
Now it sounds like Houston Nutt may be out at Arkansas, which would follow what I heard was his plan all along. ESPN says the buyout will be $3.5 million. Perfect for him. Now he can throw that in the bank and go make $1 million coaching 'em up at Georgia Tech, SMU, Baylor or, heck, why not Ole Miss?
Texas A&M has hired Mike Sherman as its next head coach. Tuberville wasn't a serious consideration.
Chan Gailey has been fired at Georgia Tech. I guess back-to-back wins against Auburn wasn't enough to save his job. Oh, wait. That was four years ago. If I was Dan Radakovich, AD at Tech, I'd hire Will Muschamp. Not Nutt.