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12.06.2008

First official interviewee: Turner Gill

123 Comments:

Blogger Eddie4AU said...

THAT IS THE BEST NEWS I'VE HEARD ALL WEEK!!!!!!!!

I'M STOKED IF YOU CAN'T TELL!!!!!!!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hack covering Auburn and bama precisely simultaneously? Good times.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I find it very exciting, but I'm not investing in any coach until I know it's a done deal. This thing can get too crazy.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Monica- I assure you it would not have gotten to this point if they didn't agree already. This is all a formality at this point.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

What is this point? A phone call? Sounds final to me.

5:50 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

If this is the choice....would this be the big splash?

5:51 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Horrible offensive playcalling in the red zone.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Curtime said...

Eddie,

I thought you said your money was on Muschamp? Change of heart?

5:51 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Nevermind, nice call.

5:52 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

We want SEVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:52 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Man I hope this is our man!! But I'm like you Monica I dont want to invest too much of myself just yet

5:53 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Exciting news, but I'll wait for an announcement!

5:53 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

wife: why do we hate UA-T so much
me: we're supposed to

can someone give me a better answer, please

5:54 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Demps is like unhumanly fast. Sis you see him in their spring game run a 4.27?

5:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Saban is never not coaching. I like that.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Curtime- I thought they had their coach, I was just assuming Muschamp based on all the chatter.

I still believe they still have their coach.

5:54 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Turner Gill is something like 15-22 as a head coach. =/

5:54 PM  
Blogger Curtime said...

gotcha.

5:55 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

MARTHA FOCKER!!!!!!!!!

5:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Go gators!

Man, those bama fans sound a lot louder than the gator fans.

5:55 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

fsj..
who is she?

5:56 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

TarHeel - It's Alabama...I don't think you need anything else.

5:56 PM  
Blogger michael said...

But seriously, are we all OK Gill cried after winning that game? Really, are we?

5:56 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Tarheel tell her it's like the Hatfields and McCoys...once you're born into a family it's part of the tradition.

5:57 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

here comes the fumble!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So he is in touch with his feminine side. What is wrong with that?

5:57 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

boo hoo
I hope he's ok... tomorrow

5:58 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Michael Jan - You mentioned that lastnight. It was an emotional evening, they were not given any chance and it may have been the biggest win in Buffalo's history. There is a story where they refused a bowl game because the black players were not allowed to come in '57 I think.

5:59 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Sit Down!!

5:59 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH

5:59 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

SACK!!!!!!!!!

5:59 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Michael 3 years ago Gill's team had the longest losing streak in football history or something like that. These kids belived in his leadership and won a championship. That's worth a tear or two right?

6:00 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Sorry Michael -1958

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=buffalo58

6:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

They should do a urine test on Arenas right now.

And Danielsen saying Julio Jones is the best Freshman wide receiver he's ever seen can only mean he didn't see Randy Moss. Moss 26 TD's his first year.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Gill's emotion is what AU needs. He sat down and developed a close relationship with every one of his players.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm pretty sure Turner Gill wasn't there in 1957.

6:01 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

I'm not so sure I want to go 2-10 or 1-11 to get to where we want to be.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Faker! You're jinxing yourself by posting during the game! Dude I'm seriously shocked.

6:01 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

You go Mon!!

6:02 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

FSJ is getting in touch with his feminine side right about now.

6:03 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

PF - Thanks for that. I think it was more of the history of it and the racism. I could be wrong, maybe he is just a sap.

6:04 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Is it mathematical certainty that UF jumps UT in BCS with a win?

6:04 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Barkley- Buffalo was the laughing stock of Football before Turner Gill got there and now they are champions of the MAC.

6:04 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

SWEET!!!!!!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Sweet Florida

6:05 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

I'm going to put my Tim Tebow pajamas on.

6:05 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Dang Tebow is accurate! I really miss accurate QBs

6:05 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

What a grab!!

6:05 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

wow! I hope our next coach can recruit these kind of players

6:06 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Ok ok Eddie, I like the guy and what he stands for...

But be careful what you wish for. Buffalo to Auburn is a BIG jump.

6:06 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

Great news. Good news is Tebow on the 1yd line.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

The mark of how good the next HC will be will be who he surrounds himself with. What type of assistant coaches. that type of stuff.

6:08 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Huge penalty and Barkley Huge jump.

6:08 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Ball game fellas!

6:09 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

WHOO HOO!!

6:09 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great drive

6:09 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Bye Bye Bama. Enjoy the Sugar Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6:09 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

OOOHHHH Spread was 10

6:09 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

I'm the biggest Florida Gator fan you've ever met right now.

6:09 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Dang......

6:10 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

I swear these oddsmakers know something. Florida's a 10.5 point favorite, no one thinks they will cover and it looks like they're going to win by 11.

6:10 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

The proverbial nail in the coffee...ur coffin?

6:10 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Barkley- Agreed, but East Carolina to Auburn was a huge jump also.

6:10 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

Down goes Fraizer!!!!!!!!!

6:10 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

barkley---
that would be my wife, non-stop chomping the past 15 minutes.

GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!! I love them!!!!!!!!!!

6:11 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Good point Eddie

6:12 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I should be happy the bammers are going down, but I"m upset that the gaytors are gonna win. I think my emotions are neutral at this point.

6:13 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Is Tebow going to kiss that dude?

6:15 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Pat Dye was 48-18 at East Carolina though.

I'll support whoever comes.

6:15 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

6-5 at Wyoming in '80

6:16 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

giddy with excitement..
me: I love my Auburn girl
wife: I hate bama
wife: the ball hit the ground. I'm a dumb girl and I know it
(actually, she's incredibly intelligent)

6:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hey Bama! Gators just beat the hell outta you!

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer
Go to Hell, Alabama!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

I don't believe East Carolina was in nearly as bad shape as Buffalo was. They have had one winning season I believe and champions of nothing.

6:17 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

yea, what she said (Mon)

6:18 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

Everybody stay off the road because there is about to be some drinking Bammers out there.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

By the way, something to think about all...Every Coach since Dye has coached a game in Jordan-Hare as a head coach.

6:19 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Pour it on!

Sorry FSJ

6:19 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Meth labs all over alabama are getting emergency calls right now.

6:19 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Ok, going to sing Happy Bday to the young boy!!

Take care all!!

6:19 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

throw a long bomb; I'm greedy, I want another 7 on the board for UF

6:23 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If they were really committed they go for 7 more!

6:24 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Eddie,
Fascinating bit of trivia there.

6:24 PM  
Blogger michael said...

FSJ - you have my sympathy

I still hate Brandon Spikes and Florida in general, but it is a pretty good day. I rooted so hard for the gators, but not that we're hear, I feel dirty.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If you can't appreciate what a machine Tebow is on so many levels then you're just a hater.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Doesn't straddling a fence like that make you sore, Michael?

6:25 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Happy Birthday, AU1N04 Jr.!

6:26 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I don't Turner Gill is a real candidate. Now having said that, I am impressed with what he has done at Buffalo. You could extrapolate that to the type of success that he could have Auburn. I think he is young enough to really make inroads on recruiting. There are a lot of variables with a young coach that must be considered.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I don't think is what I should have said.

6:27 PM  
Blogger michael said...

More about Gill... I used to hate the way Bowden was all emotional on the sideline, looking like he peed his pants after every big play, like instead of watching football he was watching someone tightrope walk over a shark tank. I would like someone solid as a rock who can pump his guys up.

Turner Gill may be that guy. I know zero about him. But c'mon, crying? I dunno.

6:27 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

#63 for Florida is a thug

6:27 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Monica - I appreciate Tim Tebow and I still hate him!

6:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I wanna hear Longshore and Company poo pooing Vegas again.

The line on this game? 10

6:28 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Sorry about your luck bammer. Somehow, somewhere, they are trying to claim a national championship right now.

6:28 PM  
Blogger michael said...

FSJ, will you please root against Florida with me in the NC game? I feel most people are all for this "SEC Pride" crap.

6:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

nice, crum

6:29 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

He was crying Michael because he knew that by beating Ball State he was going to be getting a big time coaching job somewhere.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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6:31 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

If Muschamp is in or out we will know more after the Big 12 game tonight.

6:32 PM  
Blogger michael said...

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6:39 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I don't know who I want..... But it ain't Gill.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I wqant to repeat anWJOX loop played here in the HAM....

"Is Auburn smart enough to interview Tuner Gill>"

WJOX -- Ian Fitzsimmons - Ala grad.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

LOL Chris - You should call them up and remind them.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

The caller on the radio then thinks Gill coaches the Buffalo Bills.


Hilarious i guess.

Will Turner Gill get a serious consideration?

If so, AU loses ALL bad press!!!!!!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Mna -- It was from friday I think.

The guy was an idiot.

But Ian kept laughing because he thought AU wouldn't even consider Gill.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Mna -- It was from friday I think.

The guy was an idiot.

But Ian kept laughing because he thought AU wouldn't even consider Gill.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Drunk - saorries

7:29 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

don't worry Bammer- - - - You came in second.


AU 2004 still best team in SEC in last 10 years and it AIN'T CLOSE.

7:45 PM  
Blogger jaywall14 said...

I am all for getting this guy. He's a young coach out to make a name for himself. I like that! I'm excited about the possibility of having a minority coach at AU also. Hopefully that will put an end to all the negative feelings about AU and the race issue. I have seen this guy on tv and in interviews on youtube... always classy. I like that we are going after him. Just my opinion.

8:19 PM  
Blogger 32ford said...

Gill is a political choice, not a football choice. Any serious football observer can see this by looking at his record and experience.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

32...you need to look again, all I see is a winner.

9:51 PM  
Blogger 32ford said...

Paul Johnson is the class of the those names mentioned (and who have not withdrawn from consideration yet). For that reason, it is doubtful he would leave after only one year at GTech and even more doubtful GTech would him go (rumors are they will make him the highest paid ACC Coach next week). Wish Tubby could have quit last year or would wait a few more years if he so wants to leave. Last year there were many good ones out there, this year, nothing promising. Saban and Bama will eat our lunch for a long time to come without a really special hire. Get Leach, he is the anti-coach and we need an opposite to Saban.

9:57 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

My cocern with Gill is this. He is coaching at a school with zero expectations. It is one thing to sneak up on folks but when you are expected to perform it is something else. I would be more fired up if he was at a higher profile job.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

32, you're losing credibility by the nanosecond by even mentioning Mike Leach, he's not even under consideration at this point. I think too many Auburn fans are worried about Bama and Nick Saban and not what's best for Auburn. What's best for Auburn will be what beats the Bammers.

9:59 PM  
Blogger 32ford said...

Sean, with all due respect, Gill's record as a head coach is 15-21. True, he has improved each of his 3 years as a HC, and he has worked with some good programs as an assistant. (We are hiring a HC, not an assistant, remember.) I respect him, and if he can SUSTAIN his success at Buff, then I'd feel a lot better about him here at AU. Problem is, we need someone now. 15-21 is not a winning record, and even his best year (8-5) won't cut it here.

10:06 PM  
Blogger 32ford said...

Sean, you obviously haven't a clue. Leach hasn't been eliminated by AU and he hasn't withdrawn from the AU "list" yet. Why don't you talk to Carr & Assoc. and some of the folks in the AU A Dept. and stop drinking the Crimson Kool-Aid. What, in Gill's or Saban's history makes you think that the former could beat the latter in any way on any day? My credibility may be evaporating with you, (as if I cared), but your Crimson and White underwear is starting to bleed through that AU t-shirt.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

Oh No, the ITAT Bammer name callers have come out of the closet on HABOTN. 32, you are crazy to call me an Alabama fan. That's ludicrous. I'm interested in what a guy can do to win football games. Gill has proved that he can in his short time at a program that frequented the ESPN Bottom 10 a record number of times. Quite frankly the fact that you would call me a Crimson wearer is laughable. Take your attitude back to Al.com and ITAT or whatever other self-proclaimed insider or knowledgeable fan board you came from.

10:21 PM  
Blogger WDEHey! said...

32FORD, I agree. I looked up TG's head coaching record and it is just 15W - 21L. And this at a MAC School! Leach is the flavor of the day, and I'd prefer a Petersen, Johnson, or ideally, Muschamp, if they were available--but they aren't. So, we'll pay a premium price but I think Leach will be a good foil to Bama's Big Boy.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

WDEHEY, 2-10 first year, 5-7 second year, 8-5 Mac Champs in year 3...it's not just about overall record...but which direction you're headed. Tommy had a very good overall record but was headed the wrong way. Context is key.

10:28 PM  
Blogger 33ford said...

Sean from IWishHadSome Ca$hville:

I haven't called you any names (yet), and even though you questioned my credibility (thereby making it personal) I was only jesting about your inability to see things through anything other than Crimson-colored glasses. You are the one who defined 15-21 as "all I see is a winner."

Lighten up, we all want AU back on top after laying down this year.

10:40 PM  
Blogger WDEHey!!! said...

Sean, Talk about context!!!The MAC is not the SEC. Heck, it's not even the ACC! I am not saying that Auburn could not gain much by interviewing and hiring a minority coach for HFBC, but we should do so only when he (or she) is the best man (or woman) for the job. I have to agree with 32ford: it is a p.c. pick, not one based on merits. Your passion for TG is admirable, maybe you should learn more about him, more about the MAC, more about football....

10:51 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I sincerely doubt we are going to pick a coach based on anything other than what he can do with a football program.

32ford: 8-5 has been good enough for AU for the last 10 years so please shut up now.

If a man can turn Buffalo into a winner in three years, then quite obviously he is just that ... a winner. I like winners. I think I have made that clear in the past.

All psuedo tough guys: real men cry.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

32...my apologies, I was also merely jesting about your credibility. You're absolutely right on all we want is our program to make the right decision. I think you're spot on about Paul Johnson, I'm not a fan of a Mike Leach hire, however. As for Turner Gill, I think we're going to have to agree to disagree. WDE, Hey, if you look at some of the great coaches around the country, many of them had great success in the MAC before moving on to bigger and better things. I don't follow the logic of putting SEC football on the pedestal. Football is football and some guys just get it. If you disagree that's fine. War Eagle to everyone.

9:48 AM  
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9:48 AM  

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