News of the day, 12/2
Hey everyone. We've got two significant events happening tonight. Auburn has accepted an invitation to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31). The Tigers will play Clemson.
Both Tommy Tuberville and athletic director Jay Jacobs are supposed to participate in the conference call addressing the Tigers' berth in the Atlanta-based bowl.
Ticket information is here: CHICK-FIL-A BOWL. I'll have information on how you can tap into Auburn's bowl allotment shortly.
We like the undefeated Hawaii Warriors. We're the HOTTEST Auburn blog on the 'net.
Awesome teleconference. I'd say 75% of the q-and-a portion was dedicated to questions about Tuberville's job status and Jay Jacobs' opinion of Tuberville's job status. The uneasiness was palpable.
Here's The Best Thing we heard from Jacobs: ``There have been a lot of things blowing up, if that's what you call it, but there's never been any doubt in my mind or Tommy's that he's going to be our coach for many years to come."
Here's Tommy's big follow-up to that statement: ``I concur."
Not sure what to make of that. The legal definition of concur, as applied by SCOTUS, means two entities agree on a conclusion but differ in the reasoning used to draw said conclusion. I think that's exactly what you're seeing here. Tuberville probably will be at Auburn next season. That's not because he loves Auburn so much. It's that he doesn't have any other reasonable options available right now.
Tuberville votes in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. Here is the top of his ballot:
3.) Ohio State
On Hawaii: ``It's hard to understand why they don't have a shot at the end. If we had a four-team playoff, they could get a shot at it."
The Auburn women's basketball team won at No. 14 Arizona State today, 75-69. The Tigers, ranked No. 18, are 8-0. This group has the potential to be pretty good. I'm planning to talk with a few of the principles for a few stories this week.
The men's basketball team beat George Washington 74-70 on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers now are 4-1. I'm surprised, I gotta say, but it's clear (to me) that this team won't be competitive on the national or regional scene. The depth situation is terminal.