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12.12.2008

Friday chatter

Hey everyone. I don't have much to add at this early hour, but I can't let the other thread approach 500 comments without some intervention.

I'm eagerly awaiting today's Duel of TV Sources. WSFA out of Montgomery still is reporting that South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier could be Auburn's next coach.

In other news, Pat Dye could be Auburn's next coach. He has won an SEC championship, has top-tier coaching experience and knows this area.

Fox 10 out of Mobile is reporting that Will Muschamp will be named Auburn's coach today. They cite an earlier report from WVUE, a Fox affiliate out of New Orleans, but I cannot find that report on WVUE's web site.

Should be another fun day.

HABOTN RADIO UPDATE:
We'll be hitting the airwaves from noon to 2 p.m. CST this afternoon on Montgomery's WMSP 740. Please listen and call in. All HOTTIES are encouraged to participate. If you make it on the air, I'll lavish you with excessive praise.

TO OUR FRIENDS AT WNSP (Mobile): A quick lesson in airport codes.

The Opelika airport (Robert G. Pitts) is "AUO"
The Austin, Texas, airport (Austin-Bergstrom) is "AUS"

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Blogger tennessee tiger said...

First! YESSSSSSSS!

7:38 AM  
Blogger tennessee tiger said...

I don't really care who it is. I would hope (however irrationally) that the person we hire will be able to average 10 wins per year, stay in the hunt for Atlanta until the last 2 SEC games most years, get the trip every 3 years or so, and take a BCS birth (Sugar or BCSCG) more than once a decade. That is, I would like a Pat Dye level of success (4 SEC titles in 12 years). Although I'd like a Tuberville-clean program. Not sure you can have both, but that's what I'd like. Whoever can do that, please apply within.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Third. YES.

7:43 AM  
OpenID dp (: said...

I'd have to say either of those coaches would be alright with me. I never thought we had a chance at Spurrier but I've been hoping for Muschamp all along (:

7:43 AM  
Blogger dnatl said...

Fifth!! (glug, glug)

7:45 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I can't imagine Spurrier at Auburn.

7:45 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

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7:46 AM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Wait, wait...jay your doing habotn radio without your two cohosts sensi and me?

7:46 AM  
Blogger dnatl said...

Sure you can, JGT - CLICK CLACK!!

7:47 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

well good morning Jay G. this thing has gotten out of hand. everybody wants to be first with the scoop so they're throwing crap out everywhere.

glad we have the HABOTN...factual, articulate, reliable information you can count on!

7:48 AM  
Blogger dnatl said...

With proper medication, you can imagine anyone (or anything) as the head ball coach at Auburn.

7:49 AM  
Blogger tennessee tiger said...

I don't think Spurrier would do that well, unfortunately. I like the guy, but his winging it around the ole ballfield is not that revolutionary anymore. Plus, he doesn't like to recruit and Auburn doesn't just recruit itself (sorry folks). If it did, Tuberville might still have some talent on the Plains. So, much as I like the attitude, I don't think he'd be any more successful here than at Carolina. Good news is -- I really don't believe TPTB are dumb enough to make that hire. And if they are, I at least like Steve-O enough to not freak out, even if I think it's a terrible idea.

7:50 AM  
Blogger tennessee tiger said...

dnatl just told me they are going to name a medicine ball as the new HC at 10am.

7:51 AM  
Blogger tennessee tiger said...

Just trying to get this thing started.

7:51 AM  
Blogger tennessee tiger said...

Since it is disco friday.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Doug is out ... that means it's just me and Color Me Bagg today.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

So who's today? Grobe? Johnson? Tom O'Brian? Poe said that all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. I need coffee

7:52 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Color Me Bagg.....nice.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Getting anti-Boom vibes, which distresses me, but hopefully it's another smokescreen

7:56 AM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Could the Boom thing be another Jimmy Sexton ploy? God, I hope not.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

My nomination for coach of the day is.......Jack Del Rio - I am announcing that a Press conference will be held at 1600 following Sundays game against the Packers...Del Rio will state that it has long been a dream of his to coach in the SEC!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Struttinduck said...

Jay,

What is up with "sideline reporter" Quenton Riggins being a part of the entourage?

7:58 AM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Struttinduck has the best name of any hottie! Also quinten riggins will be playing the part of turtle in auburn entourage

8:02 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

"Auburn Entourage" - Is that the name of a new show on CSS?

8:04 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

Jay G Tate should be named Auburn's next HC. He's cool. He knows the area. He has SEC ties. And he likes Q Riggins, which is a big plus in my eyes.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

What's all the Gump radio garbage talk of Grobe saying he's going straight to Lowder?

8:05 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

"Auburn Entoruage" - Follow the misadventures of Jay Jacobs and crew as the scour the country in search of the next great coach, all the while throwing fans and unsuspecting media types misinformation... Can you guess who will be the next head coach at Auburn?????

8:06 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

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8:07 AM  
Blogger Struttinduck said...

Thanks for the compliment JD!

My vote is "Q" for HC!!!!!

Think about it, he has SEC sideline experience at just about every school in the league, and then some!!!

8:07 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

Grobe certainly doesn't want that job that bad. Although he may be the most pure of coaches out there he's old and comfy at WF. But if I'm forced to watch ACC ball I watch WF.

By the way, remember all those years ago when everybody thought FSU would just dominate the ACC? I mean, FSU joining the ACC as opposed to the SEC was ridiculous. How many times has FSU played in the ACC championship game?

8:09 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

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8:09 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

Duck, he ate SEC for breakfast, lunch, and dinner back in the days of Dye. OH! And he played under Dye. Dye played at UGA! UGA and Auburn has the south's oldest and longest standing rivalry! The south, formerly known as the Confederate States...

8:10 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

The South lost to the North back in the Civil War. Nick Saban's from the North. We must find a man who can stand up to the North, who has taken over the South.

This is all logical.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

I nominate Kurt Crain as the "Thinking mans" candidate!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

MWH - As an authority in logic - Your logic is sound - defeat the evil Saban from the North we must!

8:14 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So what if Auburn has a press conference this afternoon while HABOTN radio is on the air? (Not that it'll happen today.) Does Jay G. leave Bag to cover for himself?

I'm out for the weekend everyone here in a few, so I hope that everyone has a great weekend!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

I'm starting to feel like Jet on this one, I'm waiting on that Sonic Boom!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

Saliva will certainly make millions more..

8:16 AM  
Blogger Struttinduck said...

I know Q is qualified based on the logic presented by Muschamp!!!!

Yet, I stil want to know why/how he gets to travel with the AD and assitant AD's.

Is he part of the staff?

8:16 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

We need someone who can come in and train Chris Todd at qb in a heisman candidate

8:16 AM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Yes! I didn't even think about that, but the pregame video just got a little deeper.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Didn't P.O.D. have a song called Boom!, also?

8:17 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Q is like Morpheus from the Matrix, he tells the coaches to eat the red pill or the blue pill.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Jay G,

What's your percentage this gets wrapped today, next Wednesday, or next Friday?

Thanks.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

Yep. POD is in the bag, too.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

Wild Turkey - John Heisman could not coach Todd to win the Heisman.

8:19 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

sarcasm mr. spock..lol..

8:20 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

Yes - I was playing along

8:21 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

What's Reggie Slack doing these days? Maybe he will get an interview as well...

8:22 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

ok...good..because some cant take laughter..ha..

I am delirious...

Is was funny we got our season ticket renewal packet in the mail this week. Not one picture of Tubbs in the paperwork. Also I felt like sending it back saying shouldnt I get a discount until you pick a coach.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Al DelGreco is reporting that Boom to Auburn may very well be a Sexton ploy.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

Wild Turkey has been known to cause delirium

8:25 AM  
Blogger jdinmacon said...

P.O.D.'s "Boom!" song is better than Saliva's "Boom!" song, IYAM.

BOOM!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Everything at this stage is a ploy, but it's more fun to go along than sit here staring at a screen with a hmmmmm type look all day.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

I heard that Boom was reporting DelGreco was the new coach - What's going on here?

8:26 AM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Ugh, I will be out of the office after 12 today, so no Gump radio for me :(

Represent well hotties!

For some reason, this search is losing it's "glamor" to me.

8:26 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Al Del greco is like the enquirer. Does he have a job or does he just call into radio shows.

8:26 AM  
Blogger just another scottie said...

If lovin' Will Muschamp is wrong...

8:26 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Or does Al Del greco kick field goals in the mall parking lot for extra cash.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

I know Del Greco owns a Carrabba's in Nashville...I know he missed two FG in the Super Bowl...dang I still haven't let that go.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

I'm not saying it is worng, I just wonder about the motivation?

8:28 AM  
Blogger jdinmacon said...

I picture Jimmy Sexton in my head now like Tom Cruise's character in Tropic Thunder...

Is he even real? Or is he just this mythical figure that coaches invoke to strike fear into the hearts of President's and AD's?

Does he run TV ads like Gary Martin Hays or Ken Nugent? 1-800-GET-RAISE call Jimmy Sexton today!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

But he made three in the Sugar and that's all I've got to say about that.

8:29 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Tom Cruises dance in Tropic Thunder was part embaressing and hilarious.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

a great Muschamp interview...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMJAbsve4kk&feature=related

8:29 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

who would be dumb enough to listen to Sexton and use him as a source?

also, are there any repercussions possible against him for being a lying, manipulative scumbag? or is that just bidness?

8:31 AM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Phred, if Rosenhaus and Boras are still alive, I doubt there is any retribution for being a slime.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Joshua said...

Really don't think that Boom rumor is a Sexton ploy. Friend of mine with AU Network saying that Boom is serious, look for gaining momentum, and strongest candidate (so far) for next HC. If true, this is homerun for AU. Get ready for the BOOM!

8:33 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Kevin Porter is the winningest HC in the history of the AF2 (which, if you aren't already aware, is like the minor leagues for the AFL).

I'd just as soon give him a shot at the job as Chizik.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

MWH - "Your intensity, sometimes has to overcome you talents"

By the way, CWM can throw better than Burns.

8:35 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Chizik sounds like a breath mint.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Boom, Grobe or Spurrier....none of those 3 or the previous candidates are bluebloods that are able to go toe to toe with CN$ while at AU.

I'll say it again....this was a bad year to replace a coach and need the replacement to make immediate impact. We need impact. CN$ just got a couple years of easy recruiting/IB wins.

Don't blame JJ when this hire doesn't work out. Blame the PTB and the loud negative fans. We can always count on those 2 groups to keep AU football dysfuntional.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Hoopie, quit drinking that Saban Kool-Aid, it's not becoming.

8:37 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

How old is Howard Schnellenburger? Joe Pa? Bobby Bowden? got to be 70's early 80's, ..............there is hope for Patrick Fain Dye....

These kids today would freak out with Coach dye...they would be like what did that man say and why is he licking sugar off the game ball. ha.

8:38 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Yes, always blame the fans. Geez.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

lol @ the dysfunctional fan blame

I'm headed from my house to my office. If anything happens between now and then call me.

8:42 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Anybody know why one of Auburns signees DT from Greenville, Alabama got sent home from the Bama-MS all-star game. It says in the paper sent home, not for injuries. MMMM, pillow fighting? sneaking out? rolling the coaches dorm...pranksters.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Jim Rome said...

First off Saban won't be around long enough. Second they had a 'magical' season.
Third all of this talk about Auburn having no talent is absolutely foolish. AU had no one "coaching" the players we had. Look at Alabamas O line. They have been a laughing stock for years. Add in some coaching and all of a sudden they are 'talented'. We have talent, now we need coaching.
Today feels like a good day to hire a coach!

8:43 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

I don't understand the mentality that says 'we have to hire someone who is a proven BCS conference HC'.

There are about 30-40 HC jobs that are comparable or better than the HC job at AU. With the exception of Penn State and FSU, every one of them has hired at least one HC in the past 10 years.

No more than 10% of those hires have been 'proven BCS Conference HCs'. And most of those have been failures.

Guys like Saban are exceptions that prove the rule.

8:43 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Yea, I agree nationally Auburn is a top 15 program. No doubt.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Poopie,

You can't be serious.

8:45 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Yeah, like Saban wasn't looking at Iron Bowl wins and easy recruiting victories with Tubs at the helm. At least AU is giving the program a chance.

8:46 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay Jacobs and I are going to have lunch later on today and celebrate festivus. I plan on beating him in wrestling in the feats of strength. Then later on I will tell him what I dont like about him.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

PDWT,

Challenge him to The Ritual of Chud.

That ought to be interesting.

8:49 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Hoopie,

The problem was, we were paying Tuberville $3 million and he wasn't capable of 'going toe-to-toe with Saban' either.

8:49 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Sensi, how's the weather on campus today?

is the excitement palpable?

8:50 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

If auburn didn't have talent, why did we lead the league in preseason all SEC picks (1st or 2nd team) by the coaches and media?


Hmmm......

We need better coaching.

Right Caldwell, JP, and Coffee?

8:51 AM  
Blogger AUTiger3 said...

Jay,

Posed this question yesterday and either you chose not to answer it or never saw it, so I thought I'd try one more time.

Do we know for a fact that the AU team actually met with Patterson, or do we just know that they landed at Dallas/Fort Worth and that ESPN suspected they met with Patterson?

Has there been any official word from Patterson or from TCU regarding this?

Just curious about how firm yesterday info was. As you said, AU doesn't fly a whole team of folks out to meet someone they aren't highly interested in. But the question of who they actually met with still seems to be open, at least from my point of view.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Someone email me what time the press conference will be today and who the coach will be :) since I will be out in Disney World somewhere.

Thanks!!

8:52 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

AuTiger3,

I thought of that as well. How far is Ft. Worth from Austin?

8:53 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

June Jones is only a few miles from DFW

8:55 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

EDDIE, if something happens i've got your back!

8:56 AM  
Blogger ballin said...

Next yr. Bama looses several key players (linemen). Combine that with a new QB and luck working against them instead of in their favor and then we will see if everyone still thinks Saban is a god.

8:57 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

I do think bama well be worse next year, but hey who knows, I dont if Auburn or LSU will be any good, or Ole Miss or Arky, so who knows, I say the West is up for grabs.

8:58 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Think about the East,

If Tebow and Harvin stay?

If Stafford and Moreno stay?

8:59 AM  
Blogger AUTiger3 said...

PDW,

I think about 3 hours. Not too far to rule out a meeting with someone (I wouldn't know who'd that would be, of course) other than Patterson.

8:59 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Well...Flight on the way to Auburn from Columbia....Maybe nothing, but maybe something. Its a wait and see approach

8:59 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Scottie B...previously ordered two shirts only got charged for one. Did I do something wrong?

9:00 AM  
Blogger AUTiger3 said...

I know how careful Jay is be sure about things before he put them out there, but this all day meeting with Patterson just doesn't seem to have a lot of evidence to support it. At least not coming from the TCU end.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

AUTiger3: I'm fairly busy right now and I'm not able to answer all questions in a timely manner.

Please feel free to email me at jgtate@gannett.com for more expeditious service.

As to your question: I am not able to make an official link between Patterson and Auburn. I told you what ESPN reported. We know that Auburn had four guys on the ground just a few miles from TCU yesterday.

That's all I reported.

9:01 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Columbia? Like Bogata>? Medellin cartel is coming to the plains?

Ohhh, Columbia, South Carolina

9:01 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay,

Dont stress man. I love your work. I pimp you out to all my friends. I email your site to all the local Mobile, Alabama radio heads when they report crap. Just to get them honest.

9:02 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

atlantatiger, shoot me an email. brannsm@gmail.com. thanks.

9:02 AM  
Blogger AUTiger3 said...

Hope its nothing ATL. They're playing with a really old playbook if they're going fishing in Columbia SC for our next coach.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm not stressed over that, pdwt.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

PMarsh is reporting AU will interview Chizik and Grobe. AUsome. not.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

I am on an anniversary trip ... Bad time for a coaching search ... Or an anniversary trip

9:07 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

The only reason Spurrior doesn't win at USC cause well its USC. Come on really, I think it would be a nice hire.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I liked the Chizik thing.

He's doing so well ...

9:09 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

ballin - Are you saying Saban isn't one of the very best coaches in the business today?

9:09 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Saban is a good coach but a real @^$*# hole.

9:10 AM  
Blogger AUTiger3 said...

Thanks Jay.

I appreciate you man. I know life's pretty darn busy right now, and I think I can speak for everyone in saying we are all thankful to have you out there.

I know you were just reporting what you had on the situation. I was just wondering how firm the connection between AU and Patterson was. Everyone seemed to kind of come unglued yesterday at the thought of Patterson as a serious candidate and I didn't really think we could say, based on what was known, that AU actually met with him. Just trying to clear that up.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

It's cold and finals are happening, so the students have this on the backburner from what I can tell.

Faculty and Staff are just as curious and confused as the rest of the fan base.

9:12 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

DO NOT HIRE CHIZIK!!!

9:15 AM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Well...what's the word on 740am?

9:15 AM  
Blogger Kirk Lazarus said...

can we just hire Bo Jackson and get this over with?

9:15 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Scottie B. Sent.

9:15 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

To be honest, I wouldn't be unhappy with Grobe.

He's doing a solid job at Wake, with probably the same talent to work with than Gill has at UBuff.

9:16 AM  
Blogger ballin said...

I know Sabin is a very good coach.

What I'm sayin is Sabin is mortal. People speak of him as if he is sitting on the throne.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I don't know Saban personally nor have I had any communication with him so I'm not comfortable saying he is or isn't a "@^$*# hole".

Based on different media, I like him and I'd hire him. Sue me.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Word on 740?

9:18 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Tony Barnhart now reporting Muschamp is NOT coming to AU.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

JD - I can't hear it so I don't know. The connection here is too funky and stuttery.

9:20 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

Flight tracker is down.....

9:20 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

People get off Flight Aware. Im trying to get on. HA

9:22 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Rumors rumors rumors!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Jet's plane leaving MGM to go to MOB to pick up Jet and heading to AUS to pick up Boom, to ATH to pick up Rodney, to AUO to begin Operation Boom Shakalaka. Press conference @ 1 pm Saturday.

Makes for a nice story.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet is posting from his anniversary trip. That's one dedicated hottie (who is living dangerously).

Nice work, Jet!

9:24 AM  
Blogger ballin said...

Come on Monica. I think we all have enough info to make that determination. But I don't think it hurts for the head man to be a little of that.

9:27 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Ok I did not want to tell any of you...but I actually bought Muschamps house. We are making it a small museum with velvet rope and we will have a guide.

9:27 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

"Livin on the Edge"

good luck with that Jet. travel safe bro.

9:29 AM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Jay I can't access 740 in mobile or hear just wondering what they are saying.

9:30 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

I wonder what is going on with the flight from Columbia to Auburn...

9:31 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Mon-
My attorney will be contacting your attorney ;-)

9:31 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

740 isn't saying much at all... I have it over the net

http://player.cumulusstreaming.com/Audioplay.html?WMSP-AM

9:31 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Everybody all at once....

ahhhhhhhhhhhh.....FReak out...:)

9:36 AM  
Blogger tennessee tiger said...

Hoopie kind of reminds me of Frank Costanza.

Okay dysfunctional Auburn fans, it's time for the Airing of Grievances!!!

9:37 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

I'm gonna throw out another name, just because it's fun. Bobby Johnson. I mean look at what he's been able to do at Vandy, plus he understands the academic side of student-athletics. But the biggest point is that he has not been metioned in the smokescreen at all. I'm also still hopeful that Cowher hasn't been mentioned either.

9:39 AM  
Blogger AURainman said...

The longer this goes on, the more and more I start to believe that AU didn't want Tuberville gone. They should've had a guy wrapped up by now (knowing how they work). Either that, or Jay Jacobs is out doing his Christmas shopping and hasn't had time to work the phones with coaches.

9:40 AM  
Blogger AURainman said...

Other names not mentioned:
Lee Corso
Charles Barkley
Freddie Mac
Turd Ferguson

I expect that an interview with 3 of these 4 to be announced in 3, 2, ...

9:42 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Okay, the Panama City News Herald is reporting that Skip Holtz will be the new coach.

If I had to guess, I would say he is probably a Sexton client. I think all of the guys that were reported by different sources as being "The Guy" were Sexton clients.

I don't understand the misinformation machine. Normally Sexton does it to get raises for his clients, i.e. Nutt and Tubs.

9:44 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I think the actual quote from Muschamp today was "Tell them sons of b!($*s at Auburn to keep my muthaf%#*g name out they muthaf%#*g mouth!"

9:46 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Turd Ferguson ... that's funny

9:46 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

The longer this goes on the more and more I start to belive that AU had never heard the blues song "It's cheaper to keep her"

9:47 AM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Cumulus radio is corporately blocked at my office :(

9:54 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

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9:55 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Tar, Chad is waiting for your call. ;-)

9:55 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Didn't Skip Holtz's own dad say he wasn't fit to be a head coach? Seems like I remember that somewhere.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

PD's Wild Turkey,
Does Boomland have a jungle room?

10:08 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

What in the world is up the flight aware?

10:08 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

RAINMAN!!!!! welcome to the HABOTN bubba. glad you are 'official' now. :)

10:10 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Let me clear up the mystery on the Q's plane trip yesterday.
For ages Jay J has been telling Q about this absolutely fabulous little bistro on the outskirts of Ft Worth. December issue of Southern Living said they had the most delectible cheese grits this side of Bottega, and we all know how much Q loves cheese grits!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Tenn Tiger - that avatar pic is HAWT

10:13 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Who is the more eloquent speaker? Q riggins or Bo Jackson/Brent Fullwood while at Auburn? ha

10:14 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

sorry don't have time to make it "link" but here's article on Gill
http://buffalonews.typepad.com/campus/

with link to Florence, AL article

10:15 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

know what I love? Airports with free internet!
know what I don't love? Men who feel like they have to speak as loudly as possible on cell phones on airplanes and in airports.
Dude, you are on an airplane surrounded by people. I don't want to hear that widget item 2904 is backordered and will be shipped next week. I get it. You are a traveling widget salesman. Hang up your phone!

10:16 AM  
Blogger AURainman said...

To ScottieB:

You put your toe in the water long enough....

10:17 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

....and it's gotcha!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Amen Aubie! I especially love it when cell phone LOUDTALKERS pace the terminal area spreading the love. It's a bonus when they add the anxious, self aggrandizing, forehead rubbing. :-)

10:22 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Yall seen this?

Will Muschamp spoke to Tony Barnhardt this morning about his (lack) of interest in the Auburn job.

"I have not talked to Auburn about this job and I have no interest in the job. I really don't know what else to say. I'm going to stay at Texas until they fire me."

10:32 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

I actually saw one of the loud bluetooth talkers put one foot on one of the seats, while we all got to hear how "important" he was to his company. What a thrill that was. Eyes staring off in a distance solving megamillion dollar projects while we all got to bask in the glow of his greatness. Geeeee.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I see where someone claims Tuberville wasn't capable of going head to head with Saban. That seems very odd since Tuberville has a winning record against Saban.

This search is very intriguing. I do believe Hoopie is right to a large extent. Some fans as well as the BOT keep Auburn from reaching the next level, but hopefully that will change.

I am also beginning to think this should be a risky hire, such as a Gill. Going after a young up and comer and seeing if they can make things happen. If not, we get a new coach in a year with more top notch candidates available.

It is clear from the candidates that we won't get a coach on Tuberville's level, but that doesn't mean we don't end up with a coach that is better than Tuberville. It just means that they will learn as they go and develop over 3 or 4 seasons.

As I say, get behind whoever the next coach is. Give the guy a fair chance.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Kirk Lazarus said...

i love how news outlets break stories when they have no credible sources and/or no concrete facts.

thats why the HABOTN rules. no BS, straight up news.

keep up the great work Jay G!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Scottie, I have seen several quotes from Muschamp like that. While it is certainly possible he changes his tune for 4 Million reasons, I don't find it likely.

Saban changed his tune. Tuberville changed his tune. It could happen. It is just more likely that Muschamp stays at Texas. Any coach coming to Auburn now will be under a ton of pressure to win. Muschamp is already at a school that is very successful.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

I have already spotted Bluetooth Loud Talker this morning. All travelers in BHM terminal C got to hear him berate his secretary at the top of his lungs. At least I think he was on a bluetooth. Either that or he was some nut job walking around in a suit talking to himself.
Maybe it was Jimmy Sexton

10:39 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Kirk Lazarus! That is awesome!

10:40 AM  
Blogger MobileBayTiger said...

I've watched Fox 10 News in Mobile for a while, and this is just the type of lackluster reporting I would expect from them.

10:44 AM  
Blogger FSJ- 007 said...

Freep..I agree.

Grobe is a super coach.

10:46 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

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10:47 AM  
Blogger Kirk Lazarus said...

thank you Kristina, thank you.

10:47 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Tar that site you posted:

http://buffalonews.typepad.com/campus/

also has an article down the page called " Gill 09" with a link to this site. I'm tell you Hotties run the sports world!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

So, Kirk, you're the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude?

10:51 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Words of Muschamp sent to Rivals:
Texas DC Will Muschamp issued the following statement through a UT spokesperson:
"I have not interviewed for any jobs. I'm not interested in any jobs. I'm happy here, my family loves Austin and I'm going to be at Texas," Muschamp said in a statement sent to AuburnSports.com.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I am not certain of where I see this search headed next. Jim Grobe is a legit candidate.

I just feel it is about the time that Jay Jacobs will call the double reverse to Petrino or possibly Kelly. It could work. Many in the media are overpursuing.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Good post Mr. S. I have seen several comments similar to that supposedly from Muschamp. It is one of the reasons I have considered him our of the running for about 80% of the time out of the last two weeks, but you have to admit he left himself some wiggle room. He should have added until I die. Unless you add the until I die or a reference to a pine box, there is still wiggle room.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Breaking News: In a shocking turn of events, Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs suddenly decided to promote from within and has named Steve Ensminger the new head football coach. We are receiving mixed review from fans. Some are saying "Son of a...", while others are more understanding with a simple "WTF". In a related story, the temperature in hell has reached an all time low.

11:03 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Morning Hotties, Boy I turned on the radio ths morning and it has really fired up hasn't it. I wouldn't mind Mushchamp though I'd prefer Gill. Spurrier is just...well I think his time is wrapping up. Helluva ball coach though. Just a gut feeling....

11:04 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Mr.S- How old is that comment from Muschamp?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

War Tiger - that comment from BOOM is about 30 minutes old.

11:08 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

"I see where someone claims Tuberville wasn't capable of going head to head with Saban. That seems very odd since Tuberville has a winning record against Saban."

That someone was me. And Doug Barfield was 3-3-1 against Bobby Bowden and Vince Dooley.

Where it counts, Saban has 2 SECCs, 3 BCS bowls and a BCS Championship, and has pretty much locked up the state in recruiting. Tubs wasn't going to change that no matter who he had on staff.

I am also beginning to think this should be a risky hire, such as a Gill. Going after a young up and comer and seeing if they can make things happen. If not, we get a new coach in a year with more top notch candidates available.

Wait, you're saying AU will hire Gill (or someone like him) and fire him after the first season
if we don't win immediately?


It is clear from the candidates that we won't get a coach on Tuberville's level, but that doesn't mean we don't end up with a coach that is better than Tuberville. It just means that they will learn as they go and develop over 3 or 4 seasons.

As I say, get behind whoever the next coach is. Give the guy a fair chance.


On these two points we agree.

11:10 AM  
Blogger FSJ- 007 said...

Freep you have a couple of emails.

11:14 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

My head is exploding!!!!Muschamp...Spurrier...Gill....Muschamp....Spurrier...Gill...Patterson...Muschamp...'Spurrier...Gill...Kelly..............

11:15 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I am saying Auburn should take a young guy and give him a chance. I didn't say get rid of him after a year. I said get rid of him when there is a better candidate available after the new guy is given the chance, which I think means at least 3 or 4 years.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

The complainers got what they wanted...a new coach. My prediction is that the complainers will start all over again in 2-3 years. It has become the AU way.

Instead of complaining about coaches....focus on the real problem....stand back and look at the well hidden, meddling force behind our never ending issues. That force will now need to spend a lot of money to buy us out of this latest round of meddling.

Petrino left the Atlanta Falcons immediately after Arthur Blank threatened to start a negative spin compaign against him. More than one CEO has been known to use those type tactics. Fans that hang on every bit or rumor and inuendo play into that scenerio.

Why should a coach stay at a school and try to recruit where the "Mac Daddy" has withdrawn all support and a growing segment of the fans are buying the disinformation?

Question: Why would a "resigning" coach get $5.1 mil?

Answer: Hush money.

11:16 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Muschamp....Spurrier...Gill...Patterson....Muschamp....Spurrier....Gill.....Fisher....Muschamp...Spurrier....Gill....Davis!!!!!!!!!!!

11:16 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

SfC - just reread your comment about 'getting a new coach in a year when more top notch candidates are available' and I realized I misunderstood. . .now I agree with that point too!

FSJ - thanks! ;-]

11:18 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I keep seeing quotes from Muschamp saying he will stay at Texas.

'“Where does that stuff come from?” Muschamp said when contacted by AuburnUndercover.com. “It’s not true. I’m staying at Texas.”'

There is always the chance that Muschamp does the Nick Saban thing, but I don't believe it is likely. He is in a very sweet position at Texas.

11:18 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

Hoopie I agree with some of what you say but AU has been good to Tubs. He did get 10 years. If Tubs was fired/resigned after 3 years I could see more of your point.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

... and so the saga continues.
I am now hoping for Coach Gill-Spurrier

11:22 AM  
Blogger FSJ- 007 said...

LMAO at this email I received from Alabama...


All-State Sugar Bowl Ticket Advisory
As you know, the University of Alabama has exhausted its entire 17,500 ticket allotment to the All-State Sugar Bowl.

Those fans who would like to purchase tickets to see the Crimson Tide play in the All-State Sugar Bowl may do so by purchasing directly through the University of Utah.

Click here to go directly to the Utes ticket website.

The University of Utah will hold a public sale of All-State Sugar Bowl tickets today, December 12th, beginning at 11:00am CST.

11:24 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

"Where does that stuff come from?" Muschamp says. From your agent. Does Sexton give his clients classes on faking shock over their name being leaked?

11:28 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Hoopie, I agree with a lot of what you say to some extent. While CTT is gone and won't be back, I do hope Auburn will learn from this experience.

There were two things that needed fixing with the Auburn football team. The first was obviously getting an offensive coordinator who could coordinate, which shouldn't have been a problem.

The second thing is what would be more difficult to fix. The issue with Tuberville has always been the frequency of coordinator turnover, whether it be through firing or them leaving to become head coaches. I think Tuberville did well in his selection of Rhoads. I think he would have hung with us for the long haul. The big question would be finding a coordinator that would do the same. We will never know if that would have happened. I do think Borges had the potential to be that guy, although I get the impression he was not assertive enough.

What is to be learned here is that you don't get rid of the entire coaching staff to fix problems in a successful program. It leads to instability, which is likely what we will see in the near term.

The goal should be to get a coach we can stick with, even if we look bad the next 3 or 4 years, and allow him to build a staff that can compete.

It is very easy to get caught in the same head coaching carousel that Bama was in and it has been 25 years or so for them so far. Yes, they have been successful at times, but they have not been a stable program. Whether they will be now is to be seen.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

depressedAUfan, where did you see a comment from Sexton?

11:30 AM  
Blogger Kirk Lazarus said...

http://www.helloflight.com/Flight/N401SM.Cfm

thoughts?

11:31 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

FSJ, how do you feel about Bama playing Utah. I feel like they got screwed just like Georgia did last year. While Penn State gets to play USC and have a valid claim to the NC should they win, Bama is playing someone everybody believes they will destroy. If Bama wins, it doesn't really add to their case of being the MNC.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Laz, I wouldn't make too much of it, although I do think Spurrier is a possibility if Auburn wants a short term coach to take us through the next 4 or 5 years. It could happen, but I wouldn't call it likely.

11:35 AM  
Blogger FSJ- 007 said...

SFC,

I agree..Alabama is in a no win situation. It's like playing S. Miss. You are supposed to win but get no credit for winning. And they are good enough to beat you.

11:37 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

SFC, a comment from Sexton will rarely be seen but his clients have a record(including CTT) of having their names linked to open jobs and then squeezing their present employer for more money. That is how the game is played, but it gets old hearing the coaches deny any knowledge of what is going on behind the scenes. Business is business, but that's why I have little sympathy for coaches who get fired and walk out with millions.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

FSJ, I had hoped to see Bama play one of the big 3 from the big 12. That would have made the bowl season much more interesting.

11:41 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Laz-That was a tracker of JJ's plane?! I'd be ok with spurrier as a 3-4 year band-aid. Who knows might be greatness..

11:42 AM  
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