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12.10.2008

Hugh Nall speaks

Just got off the phone with Hugh Nall. As the HOTTIES learned several days ago, Nall (pictured in the background at right) is now a high-ranking official with a company based in Albany, Ga.

Nall had plenty to say about his final day at Auburn. It gives us a glimpse into the frenzy and abrupt finale that was Tuberville's last stand.

HERE'S HOW IT UNFOLDED:
  • Nall was in Atlanta around 2:30 CST preparing to board a plane bound for Dallas. He was headed west to visit with OL commitment Aaron Moore.

  • Prior to boarding, Nall called Andy Lutz (Tuberville's right-hand man) and asked if he needed to hang back or get on the plane.

    "A gut feeling told me to call into the office and see what was going on," Nall said. ``Tubs told Andy that I needed to go; that it looks like this thing is going to work out."

  • Nall lands in Dallas around 4:15. He has received dozens of messages. The first is from Lutz.

    "He said everybody's been let go. He said we needed to be with our families," Nall said. ``I'm in Dallas, Texas. My wife is calling me. Someone at the bank told her. My daughter heard it on the radio. They want to talk with me and here I am in Dallas."

  • As it turns out, the plane Nall rode from Atlanta to Dallas is heading back to Atlanta in less than an hour. He immediately books a seat on the return flight.

  • While waiting for his final flight as an Auburn employee, Nall talks with long-time friend Henry Griffin. He owns Southern AG Carriers. That's where Nall works these days.

    "He asked me: `Are you ready to get out of coaching?'" Nall said. ``I was already out of it."


OTHER QUOTES OF INTEREST:
On the events of 12/3: "What gets me is this: When I got on that plane, Tuberville was going to stay. I get off the plane an hour and 40 minutes later and it's over. What happened? There's a good story in there."

On Olive Tuberville's assertion that her son was fired: "If Olive Tuberville told me it was going to be cold out, I'd wear the biggest coat I've got. That's all that needs to be said there."

On Tony Franklin's dismissal: "That was the right thing for Auburn University and the game of football. What I mean by that is that you had to do that for the players and the total situation. The chemistry was not there. The preparation certainly wasn't there. The whole deal wasn't working. I supported Tubs' decision."

484 Comments:

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Blogger Monica said...

"He asked me: `Are you ready to get out of coaching?'" Nall said. ``I was already out of it."

That's all I need to hear.

2:53 PM  
Blogger jhc said...

No kidding, Monica. I think that's pretty much what we all expected to find out, and doesn't make it any easier to have it confirmed.

I do agree that the Franklin deal needed to happen, but the rest of this still stinks.

2:54 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

I think Nall is a bit upset....

2:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

He meant that he'd been fired ... so that decision already had been made.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Sad.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Everybody ready to watch MSU start stealing recruits? It's a possibility as long as we don't have a coach. A decision needs to be made, and it's been made, announce it already, enough with the masquerade.

2:57 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

WOW. So, in 1 hr and 40 minutes things changed THAT dramatically??? No way Tubs tells Nall to get on that plane if he thinks it's not going to work out. No way.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

*And IF it's been made...is how my post should have read. Sorry folks.

2:58 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"I was already out of it"

For how long is the question?

2:59 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Lots of good stuff in that little interview, Jay. Good job.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

The foundation for success in the spread was started in the bowl game and continued in the spring.

And then it went off the tracks.

As Michael said at the end of The Godfather ...

"You have to answer for Santino, Carlo."

Nall has to answer for share of the collapse of the offense -- either because of his inability to adapt or his outright refusal to do so.

3:00 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

"When I got on that plane, Tuberville was going to stay. I get off the plane an hour and 40 minutes later and it's over. What happened? There's a good story in there."

Is anyone still questioning if CTT actually resigned or was fired?

3:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm withholding a couple great quotes for tomorrow's story.

He spoke at length about the real/perceived lack of support they all had from within in the organization.

3:00 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If Miss State is stealing our recruits, then we probably needed to look at the people we were recruiting more than who they just hired.

We want the recruits that the Florida's and LSU's want to steal, not the ones Miss State can steal.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

* "I was already out of it"

* quote applies to Nall, Ensminger, and Knox

3:01 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Someone tell me why JJ and Auburn came up with this lie about Tuberville? I don't understand it. EVERYONE KNEW HE GOT FIRED! Why the freaking lies?

Also, another read into the situation, which I'm sure Jay has already read into it, is that Auburn got their man to say yes between Atlanta and Dallas.

Side note Jay, I think your part about the flight returning to "Dallas" instead of Atlanta is typo.

3:01 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Jet... or his inability to overcome the chaos that CTF created with the offense.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Did he say that's what he meant by "I was already out of it"? Just because he had been fired didn't mean he couldn't go coach another place.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I fixed it, Eddie.

Good lookin' out.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Mr. Spock said...

I am awaiting Mr, Paul Harvey and ..."The rest of the story".

3:03 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

RK, who's the guy that gets those guys from UF and LSU?

3:03 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Kids, Bre'r Tuberville wanted to be fired.

Why go through the hassle of another bad season? Get the check now and go.

Nall, Ensminger and Knox knew they were toast anyway. Tommy decided to cash all their chips for the big check by pushing for the dismissal.

He gets sympathy, he gets paid, and the Big Boys (and Jet) get what they want. A new coach.

All wrapped up in a nice, tidy, little bow, if you ask me.

3:03 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Eddie's got his 'Spell-Check' on down in Disney World. Good lookin' out dawg.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Yeah, BigCat and what IS that "good story" that is there?

3:04 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

I personally believe Nall was already looking for another job incase Tubs was forced to fire him. He was being pro-active in looking for future employement should the need to arise. NO ONE can blame him for doing so.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Monica, the good story in there is "Bre'r Tuberville and the Brier Patch."

3:05 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Yeah, unless he SAID "I was already out" meant he'd already been fired, I don't think that's what it meant.

3:05 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

RK the State of Mississippi still grows top recruits and like many kids, some would like to stay close to home if their is a viable program there.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Jay, can I get a Muschamp percentage as Auburn HC?

3:06 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"RK, who's the guy that gets those guys from UF and LSU?"

I think that's the 2+ million dollar question that Jay Jacobs hopes to have an answer for.

3:06 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Maybe H Nall can also tell why E Gran "interviewed" Franklin, or why Tubs talked with him only 4 or 5 times according to Franklin during his time at AU. The Franklin experiment was a disaster, but a disaster created by CTT and company.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think it was a deal where Nall and Griffin had been friends for years and they had discussed working together after the football thing ended.

Then it ended and the discussion became reality.

With that said, Nall definitely had a sense that his days were numbered.

3:06 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Out of all 12 teams in the SEC geographically and facility wise, Miss State is # 12.

Most kids who want to stay in state there go to Ole Miss. There are many reasons why Miss State is traditionally the last or 2nd to last place team in the SEC depending on what Vandy does.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

BigCat, bingo, especially when a guy comes from the most successful program in the modern era of the SEC (1992-Current) who has coached in the MNC game and coached a Heisman winner...There's lots of appeal there.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

The fact that Ole Miss has the grove and all the "Hottie" pretty much locks up that state.

3:09 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Ed Orgeron came from the top program in the country to the same state.

3:09 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie,

You are correct about both.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

I don't get all the love for Ole Miss, I've been to both places many times and I've always had more fun in Starkville. Quite frankly, Ole Miss is on my list of most overrated places of all time.

3:10 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

I know how it changed in 1 hr and 40 mins. Tubs went in and thought he could make the changes that were requested and then when it was pushed by JJ tubs said he had been there 10 years and did not want have the heart to do it. The more I hear the more I believe it was mutual. Not all the evil AU administration or the evil PTB. I agree with you Jet.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

RK- Orgeron came to Ole Miss for his Hummer. YAW YAW.

3:11 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

David Cutcliffe came from UT who was one game worse than Florida every year, coached in a "MNC" and the guy who should have won the 1997 Heisman (Peyton Manning) to that same state and without Eli, he was a .500 coach at best.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Sean, I've been to both places several times also. The scenery is way much better at Ole Miss. Going to Miss State is like driving from a cow pasture to the campus. THERE IS NOTHING there.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

While I really like Tubs, I have to say that my number 1 frustration was the BBQ Bunch. I know certain media types really like Nall (and Moe and Curley) it was frustrating beyond words to pay all that money and sit in my seats year after year and look at the offensive product we were putting on the field. And yes, our offense was offensive.

3:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

There is nothing in Starkville...very little in Columbus which is the closest civilized area near Starkville.

When the highway stops and dies in a town, they are out there.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Oxford = neat town, great scenery (flora/fauna/Laura/Donna)

Starkville = most aptly named town in America.

3:14 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The only thing offensive about our offense is how offensive it was to watch.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Ok so Oxford has trees...nice. Still I found Oxford to be a bore after a day or so. At least at MSU they have the Bulldog Bash which was a load of fun.

3:14 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Not the kind of scenery that Eddie was talking about.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Well referring to Women, I think Auburn holds its own in that category, as I broke up with an Ole Miss woman for an Auburn woman, who I late married, I guess I'm a little biased. Didn't find the women in Starkville to be that bad either...but I digress no reason to spend what little energy I have discussing the Mississippi schools which are both inferior to our beloved Alma Mater.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

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3:17 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I remember being at the Thursday night game in 2002 in Starkville trying to find Tiger Walk.

We walked around right in the middle of their Bulldog walk. There were about 30 State fans there and 5 of us looking for Tiger Walk. The Jackyl looked at us disgusted and kept going.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Eddie, that's a negative.

3:18 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

All that said about MSU, their recruiting class was looking much stronger than ours earlier these season. With this new hire, it has the potential to get several of those top recruits that they lost. Add a few offensive suprises at QB/WR and they become quite competitive next season.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Sean, I agree with you. Auburn is quite nice. My wife is also an Auburn Grad. Can never go wrong with Auburn Women :)!!!!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

BigCat, I agree with you, it makes me uneasy now esp with UT and MSU making solid hires, I hope JJ blows us away.

3:22 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Yea me too Sean...but I'm getting nervous.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

"Oxford = neat town, great scenery (flora/fauna/Laura/Donna)

Starkville = most aptly named town in America."

LOL Nice.

Eddie - WHY ARE YOU HERE????

3:23 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

It is becoming increasingly clear to me that the most obvious choice is Bruce Dickinson.
More Cowbell!!!

3:26 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Monica- Kids napping right now, but I'm getting ready to go look at the Animals in about 15 minutes. Is there a better was to kill time than spending it here??? I think not! :)

3:26 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Eddie - Are y'all have a blast already?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

having :-)

3:27 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Absolutely. We love this place. We were at the Magic Kindgdom this morning, and we are getting ready to leave for Animal Kingdom right now. My 3 year old is loving it.

Talk at yall later.

3:29 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

later Eddie. enjoy the animals.

3:30 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Eddie, if you get the chance do a "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party." It requires an additional admission to Magic Kingdom, but we thought it was well worth it. I love Disney World.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

An interesting thought. I believe Tuberville said he intends to stay in Auburn for at least a year. So, as LSU is discovering that Les is not more, is it possible that Les is out at LSU after next season and Tuberville is in? It wouldn't surprise me at all.

3:33 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

JAY,
I noticed reading an article about Nall that said coaches were fired as soon as CTT was no longer coach at Auburn. They still get paid so why stay on and help recruit. Do they do this in hopes of catching on with the new coach.

3:34 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Scottie B got my shirt yesterday!!! I love it! It looks great and the quality is better than 99% of the tees I've bought in the last 5 years!

3:36 PM  
Blogger AuNate said...

So when is our good ole pal JJ returning to Auburn?

3:36 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

tigerfan these coaches have put alot into this program for a very long time. I think they just honestly care about the future of this team and the players.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Who on our list is as impressive as Dan Mullen? Certainly not Muschamp, Fisher, or Gill. Petrino and Johnson, certainly, I don't see them coming.

3:38 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

I'm still going to push for Gary Patterson, but if we get Bruce Dickinson to interview, all bets are off. Can you imagine? Auburn with THE Bruce Dickinson?!?

3:50 PM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

We were there with a 3yo in tow last week, Eddie. Had a blast. I don't know if the extra admission MK Xmas Party is worth it, but the fireworks display on those nights was bigger than normal. It was very impressive from the Poly.

Have fun!

3:53 PM  
Blogger IndyTiger said...

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3:54 PM  
Blogger IndyTiger said...

"The chemistry was not there. The preparation certainly wasn't there. "

Is this quote right? He said Franklin didn't adequately prepare for games?

3:56 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Well, so much for the scientologist going to MS St.

3:57 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

Good interview jay. I was one of the few hugh nall fans left out there. I think he's a good football coach and was instrumental in developing the ben grubbs, tim duckworths and tyronne greens of the past 9 years at auburn.

Why do we care that mississippi state hired that guy? He is the OC job at florida is nothing but a figurehead position with meyer as the coach.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Kody said...

"I was never in it."

S. Ensminger

4:02 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I think the scientologist is coming to Auburn. Only I dont think he is a scientologist. I have seen almost no official talk about him. He must be the one.

4:02 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Jay G I'm real interested to read the rest of the story ($1 to Paul Harvy). I still feel like Tommy either resigned or asked to be fired, maybe in light that he didn't fully have the support he wanted. Maybe Auburn was willing to only commit one more year to him or told him he was their guy for now and he wanted more and in light of the lack of more asked to be let go. Regardless tommy really needs to call a press conf or conf call and clear up the real story. What's happening now is truly unfair to Auburn University and a self proclaimed "Auburn Man" wouldn't selfishly standby and let that happen.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Steve, How is fisher not as impressive as Mullen? They both have National championships on their resume, the difference is at UF, they are running Meyer's system, the offense was all Fishers at LSU.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Nall was a very good coach and will be missed.

I do suspect that Jay Jacobs and Tuberville agreed on a lot in terms of Tuberville returning. I suspect Jacobs had a one last thing for Tuberville that he held back because he wanted Tuberville to see they were in agreement on most things.

That one thing could have been the firing of specific coaches or a change in the buyout clause in his contract. We will never know.

That being said, Nall and Tuberville are gone. The damage is done. The way to minimize the effects is to look forward, not back.

Now, lets get a good offensive minded coach and see where that leads us.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Wakeriderof87, are you impressed with the FSU offense?

4:12 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

"Coach? I'm a COACH?!?"

Steve Ensminger

4:13 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Its nothing mine blowing but it was second in the ACC in scoring, I realize the ACC isn't the SEC, but there were alot of suspensions this year as well.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

I've got a Fevah! And the only prescription is MORE BOOM!

4:28 PM  
Blogger CovingtonTigerFan said...

Thanks for the interview, Jay. That coupled with Olive Tuberville's comments seals it for me. Someone please give JJ an Oscar for his tear-jerking Hallmark card of a performance...

4:34 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Cue up the great quote from Meatballs ...

It just doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter.

4:37 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

The fact that Nall had the psycic power to call before he got on the plane to see if he needed to get on the plane or stay back says even more to me than Nall just blew a bunch of smoke up your back side and he's even more full of crap than I had initally thought and Tony Franklin warned us about.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

The one thing I like about getting Boom is that Texas stole two DCs from us. Swipping their HCIW would be cool. We can easily make that $900k look like chump change.

4:46 PM  
Blogger CovingtonTigerFan said...

I know I'm in the minority on this one, but for some reason this really does matter to me. I guess it's just the way JJ portrays himself as this bastion of honesty and integrity who believes in doing things "the Auburn Way" and in "treating other people the way he would want to be treated." Please... spare me the hypocrisy. If he didn't lay the "family atmosphere" stuff on so thick, it probably wouldn't bother me so much.

But again, that's just me, and I know that I'm in the minority...

4:48 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Silly Phmarsh, has Steven Spurrier pictured on the front page.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

CovingtonTigerFan, I think they put the most positive light they could over firing one of the most successful coaches in the SEC and in school history. I would just let it go.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Curious, these quotes say that Tubs could have quit.

Nothing inb what I read said that they were'nt trying to "work this thing out."

What's the quote that says Tubs didn't step aside on his own but asked for his family to be taken care of?

And please, no more scoops from Olive Tuberville, um kay?

4:52 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Sorry, but the most sucessful coaches in the SEC's history are judged by CHAMPIONSHIPS and nothing else.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Nall's interview by the Albany Ga paper:

http://www.albanyherald.com/stories/20081210s1.htm

4:57 PM  
Blogger CovingtonTigerFan said...

I know, Steve. You're probably right. But every time I read/hear something else like this, it just makes me mad all over again.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

The $5.1 mil is to ensure that CTT is a good "ambassador"...that means not divulging exactly what happened. It also means not writing a book about the whole "Auburn Experience". The "message from mom" was a way to skirt the payoff.

It seems to me that Nall had already decided that this would be his last coaching gig prior to getting dumped and had prearranged with his buddy. The phone call to his buddy was inevitable.

4:58 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

BOOM BOOM BOOM lemme heay ya say ayyyyoooooo!!!!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Boom is an emotional midget.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

In that article:

Although Tuberville’s mother, Olive, told the Opelika-Auburn News that her son was actually “fired,” Nall confessed Tuesday he’s still not sure what happened.

All he can do is just try to make sense of everything.

“I think it was a situation where everybody realized that everybody needed to be on the same page,” Nall said. “It is tough in this league. In order to win the league and possibly a national championship, you’ve got to have everybody on the same page. So, I think there were a lot of people realizing that was never going to happen. Some of the support that was needed was not going to be there. So, did he resign? I think a ‘mutual agreement’ was the best way to put it.”

5:01 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Jhag ...

Aayyyoooooo!

BOOM!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Hoopie ...

The correct phrase is "little person."

So bring on the Emotional Little Person!!!

BOOM!

5:02 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

You ain't hurt!

5:03 PM  
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5:03 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Jay,

Is it fair to say Eddie Gran is responsible for all the players on the roster from South Florida?

Dillard and (#1) St. Thomas, Aquintas & others.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

The Dillard pipeline goes all the way back to Dye taking in troubled child Otis Mounds, which led to Frank Sanders, James Bostic, etc., who were signed by Dye, but blossomed during Bowden's tenure.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Nall's comments about Franklin needing to be gone don't surprise me. I suspected that Tuberville had a meeting with the offensive position coaches and asked them their opinion. My guess is Tuberville was shocked by the response he got.

They had a lot of time from the Peach Bowl to the start of the season to get on the same page. The responsibility to make it happen has to lay with Franklin.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Steve ... aw, man, no it doesn't.

YOu can fault Franklin for x, y and z, and that's OK.

But the responsibility to make it work lies with Tuberville.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Sure, I understand that whole thing Jet but someone has been recruiting so. fla very well.

Someone posted that they didn't understand the Gran-love becuase of just running back play and recruiting was my first thought.
Lus, don't discount the St. Thomas-Aquintas connection.

And Armwood, Sefner -- ie: the Smith Bros.

5:28 PM  
Blogger jdinmacon said...

impromptu list of NFL offensive lineman coached by Nall:

Marcus McNeill
Ben Grubbs
King Dunlap (it's true)
Kendall Simmons
Tim Duckworth

lots of all-sec guys...someone not as lazy as me could compile a list...

Nall may have had his faults, but he produced.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

jdinmacon, Nall is well known as a great offensive line coach. I don't think anyone knowledgeable about college football would doubt that.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

I will grant you a tip of the recruiting hat to Gran.

Even so, he's a part of our past, not our future. Because he's viewed as Tuberville conjoined twin.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Jet and the Sonic Boom, Tuberville wasn't the OC, which stands for offensive coordinator. It is not the job of the head coach to coordinate the offensive staff.

5:31 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

The fact that Nall had the psycic power to call before he got on the plane to see if he needed to get on the plane or stay back says even more to me than Nall just blew a bunch of smoke up your back side and he's even more full of crap than I had initally thought and Tony Franklin warned us about.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Steve.

A. If Tuberville was shocked -- shocked -- that his offensive staff disliked Franklin, then he should have been fired at midseason. Surely you don't believe that.

B. It is the CEO's responsibility to tell long-time employees when a new manager comes in "either get on board, or get out." Otherwise, you are setting everyone up for failure. If you are aiming to walk to the other side of the street, you better not stop in the middle of the road. Look at what happened.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Tuberville did what a manager is suppose to. Mr. Franklin, you didn't do your job. Goodbye.

5:35 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Sorry about the double post stupid blackberry

5:35 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Steve ...

One more point and I'll let it drop.

1. Mazzone fired.
2. Borges fired.
3. Franklin fired.
4. Staff on the front line untouched.

Tail wagged dog. Bad CEO.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

A bad CEO would have let them remain. See Mike Shula.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Steve ... Love ya, bro.

We just ain't gonna see eye to eye ... you might as well pay me my $5.1 million and I'll adios.

Just kiddin'

5:39 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I think Graham or someone of his ilk. Turner Gill still possibly.

We do not need someone who has never been a head coach.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Kody said...

"Coach? I'm a COACH?!?"

Steve Ensminger

"....I was wonderin' why I moved up here five years ago!"

5:39 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Jay G ... I'm beginning to have this strange feeling that you know exactly who the new coach is. Why is that I wonder?

5:40 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet - Why is he called Boom?

5:42 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Jay, you make anything of this email, I just read...

Friend at B'ham news just texted me and said that we may hear something around 8 pm. on the AU search. He said that an announcement may come as soon as tommorrown morning. They plan to go with it tonight.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Monica -- GREAT STUFF MF'er

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZSy2JH8iu4

5:44 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

camera and mike pans to Muschamp as he encourages an AU defender as he runs off the field ... "BOOM MF!"

5:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Mark will you share it with us if you hear? :-)

5:45 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I LOVE THAT VIDEO!!!!!!!!

"get your ass off the field you ain't hurt!"

5:45 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

SHARE IT!?!?!?

I'll scream it from the rooftops.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet.....you spin propaganda in a style similar to Lowder. Just obvious instead of hidden....how well do you know him?

5:45 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Habotn first though.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

A guy called Paul Fartbaum and said Jimbo Fisher was a done deal and that his source hasn't been wrong yet.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

oh my...

5:46 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Actually he says --

"Boom! That's what I'm talking about. Woo, knock these MF'ers out."

5:47 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Yes, somehow I think Muschamp isn't an introvert.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Jay is noticeably absent. If the Birmingham NEws knows something, you can bet our very own HABOTN beat reporter has the scoop.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

That's what I want my football coach to say!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Mark ... if you do hear something, pass it along to Jay via email and give him the chance to scoop everybody else. I imagine that would grant an immediate promotion to the ring of fire.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

If link don't work --- I just Googled...


"BOOM mfer" -- seriously - top link!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

LOL Thank you, Chris for the link and for the transcript. Now, I finally get the, "You ain't hurt!" references too.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Boom! Boom! Out go the lights!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

It is really a hard call between Jimbo and Boom, but I will go with Boom based upon strength of nickname.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Boom Shakalaka!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet based on the "JET" CEO reponsibility code....it's obvious that you've never hired the wrong guy for a team. Have you ever hired anybody at all?

5:50 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Texas actually got a T-shirt done up.

"BOOM MF'er!!!!!!"

5:50 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Mon - that's from the 2006 Arky game where we held McFadden & Jones to like 70 yards on the ground and won WITHOUT AN OFFENSE.

Sound familiar?

5:51 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

JD, while I appreciate the effort in the list, thats 5 O-linemen in ten years. Four of those were gonna play pro if pee-wee Herman was their position coach. Its the ones that don't have that ability to start the end up good pros that make the difference. If anyone wondered as to the coaching desire much of this staff had left need look no further than Nall's new gig. It aint in football folks. Please dont infer from my comments that I do not appreciate Nall or any of the other coaches, its just that I think this whole staff was tired and needed to go. That leads me to my next gripe: Why is it so important for the national media (no beef with you Jay-good get on the interview) to get proof that Auburn fired Tubbs? What difference does it make? For gosh sakes, take it for what it is and move the hell on. I have, and it wasn't that freaking difficult.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Wouldn't it be hilarious if Jet was actually Bobby L?

5:52 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Phred, have you ever been on the soonerfans board that called "fark central"?

That's where B stole my fish farks originated and many many more.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet.....How many sports minds will you persuade today? It's always the same mantra and packaged very cute.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Kris, there's PLENTY more OL than that in the league.

And add Tyrone Green from this years' squad.

Another DL turned PRO OL-,man.

5:54 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Anyone look at flightaware, an interesting flight occured from AUO to Smith Field and airport in NW Arkansas about 20 miles from fayetteville...jet gate part deux???

5:55 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Yes, Chris, that sounds very familiar. I think I'm going to BOOM! the IRS dude I have to deal with tomorrow...


Mark - I'll be listening for your rooftop shouts. :-)

5:55 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

then again maybe tubby went duck hunting again.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

name the ones that start

5:58 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Tyronne will go pro, but why did we run to the right side of the line so much? Not hatin, by the way.

5:59 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

the "update ball" on my mac is bouncing. I'll be offline for a few minutes. I hope I don't miss The BIG ANNOUNCENT!!!! ;-)

5:59 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You better hurry, TAR!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

If there were going to be some kind of announcement tonight, I would think super Jay would be on the plains.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I do marvel at the people describing how someone is a bad offensive line coach, but when examples of the good players that they coached come up, they say the players didn't need coaching. Now, that is some of that ironic irony I have been hearing so much about.

6:04 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

way off topic, but i saw the coolest license plate today. here in az. it's az vs. asu. a red pickup (nice one, it's one of az.'s colors) had a big u of az sticker in the rear window, had an asu vanity plate, complete with the little sun devil, and the "number" on the license plate read "stinks". asu stinks! someone should by a car or truck from chris in inverness and get the same thing with a uat plate, imo.

6:04 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

163!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I do like the Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights reference. That would actually be some cool music to play as the players hit the field. Better save it for a big game though.

6:07 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

so 8:00PM we will have more info?

6:10 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

This impending announcement doesn't bode well for my exam in the morning.

Come on Auburn, announce the hire and get it over with.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I'll be in church from 7-8, so you will probably know anything newsworthy before I get back on.

Hopefully this will end soon. If not, I imagine, it will quiet down and end after the bowl games.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

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6:12 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

8:00 CST or EST?

6:12 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

oh no pining for another announcement. I assume he meant 8 central.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I'm interveiwing for another job (3rd interview BTW) tomorrow.

ALL PRAYERS APPRECIATED

6:14 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

Chris is it the Auburn head coaching job? JK JK Prayers sent!!!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Never said he was a bad OL coach Steve, and I now regret even saying anything about it at all. This staff was tired, period. That staff got run, period. Lets move on.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

And my new profile pic of Rodney Garner makes me tee-tee myself a little bit every time I look at it.

Could you imaging BOOM MF'er you ain't hurt and Coach Garner on the same staff?

one word- badass

6:17 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Adding you to the list Chris and good luck!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Kris, I agree.

His comments are from a tired coach who didn't have it in them to compete against the Myers, Richts and Sabears of the SEC-world.

6:18 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Nobody makes an announcement at 8 PM central.

6:18 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

is Jay J still in NY? I can't imagine any announcement with him up there

6:19 PM  
Blogger Sean AKA "Shake N' Bake" said...

Obviously it wouldn't be anything official, just an oh we intend to introduce so and so tomorrow.

6:20 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

it's plane season...

6:21 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Jay, have you heard any rumblings of an announcement?

6:22 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I'm in commission only in the auto biz at the moment - lucky me.

BIG THREE gets a bailout - me, not so much.

New gig - hope hope - would be salary plus commission and its in my wheel-house!

Plus about 60 less hrs a week so my 5 year old gets to know her father.

Thanks in advance - Amen!

6:22 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

good luck. spending time with the misses and kids is good stuff.

6:24 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

that pic of Garner is great when you zoom in on it. it looks like he wants a piece of the camera guy. yikes!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Chris - I would LOVE to see you in an interview! Yes, you're added to my list and good luck! Hope it works out for you.

6:27 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned crazy facial contortionist Jim Leavitt at South Florida.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

So does yours, Scottie! :-)

lol @ RK "nobody makes an announcement at 8 CST" I don't know why. That's just struck me as funny.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Monica - my wife's an executive recruiter and has coaches me up!

whoo hoo -- the guy I'm interviewing with is a former jock like me and we hit it off nicely.

Its a phone sales job that I'm built for.

Not much to look at if'n ya know...

6:29 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Kris, I agree. The thing to do now is get behind whoever the new coach is. It may not be who you would like, but whoever it is, give him a shot to prove what he can do before we trash him:)

6:29 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

isn't my girl Beasley just precious? she's giving a big yawn for her daddy. :) thanks for noticing Miss Mon.

i think he meant, that if you're going to make an announcement, 8pm ET makes more sense....at least from tv perspective. or maybe i'm nuts. who knows?

6:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I just picture you as a hyper, very entertaining dude. I really hope you get the job. I'm sure your baby girl would like to see you more often.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

If there were going to be an announcement, Jay would know and would likely be on his way to Auburn now. If they are going to make an announcement, I assume they would want the media there. If not, I don't think it is an announcement, but more of a coverup.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I know this - If they had a recruiting coordinator Battle Royale like the old WWF days, I've got my c-note of Coach Garner.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I could never do sales. I just don't have the attitude for it. Hey, you wanna buy one of this thingies. No, I don't know what it is for, but I need the commission.

6:33 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

I met James Bostic two weeks ago, down here in south florida...me and a few friends had a bon fire...huge black cop comes running up the fire...and says war eagle,I think i know your parents. We got out of all trouble and he just made us put out the fire. Great time.

6:36 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve, I don't think it's a cover up. I think it's just someone posted that they heard that someone heard that a friend of the guy who does Mrs. Lowder's nails said there was something going on at 8 PM tonight.

So they posted it.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Well, when I get to the house I'll put some of my kid's pics on my "Inverness Chris" facebook.

I'm tellin ya - Gerber Baby cutest kid contest all da way.

Off topic - Anyone else have a young child that's looking forward to Santa's visit?

Anyone ever heard of the "Elf on the Shelf". It has made the holidays SO much fun with my 5 yr old.

She named hers "Eddie Elf" and every morning's like Christmas-lite. We have to hunt Eddie to see where he moved the night before.

If you have young'uns, look it up!

6:36 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

He saw they Auburn Logos on my truck.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Well, Steve. It takes a certain type person. Its like running your own business.

I know a few guys here knocking down as much as the NFL minimum here.

Of course they've been here forever. now managers make the big money but hours are the problem.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

200.

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