News of the day, 12/3
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In a story today, the Northwest Arkansas Times reported earlier today that three men have been interviewed by Arkansas: Clemson coach Tommy Bowden, Tulsa assistant Gus Malzahn and Michigan assistant Ron English. No mention of Tommy Tuberville.
I'm now 99% sure Tuberville will be at Auburn next season. I'm convinced that he's not totally content, which could make the 2008 season and beyond an interesting endeavor, but that $6 million buyout presents a major roadblock to schools seeking his services. Cash money says any new deal Tuberville signs with the school will have a re-structured buyout clause. Read: Smaller.
UPDATE: I was to reiterate here something I mentioned in the comments section. Tommy obviously has concerns. If he gets those concerns assuaged to his satisfaction, I think he'll be reasonably content at Auburn in 08 and beyond. That leaves the question: Will he have his concerns assuaged? I don't know. I'm not sure he'll get multi-year contracts for assistants.
I'm a Heisman voter and I gotta tell you, I still haven't voted. I keep hoping a magical candidate will suddenly break away in my mind as the clear winner. I'm leaning toward going with McFadden-Tebow-Todd Reesing of Kansas.
My friend Kari Chisholm of StiffArmTrophy.com has built a really nice site that accurately projects Heisman winners. It looks like Tebow will win.