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- BOWDEN GOING WITH THE GUILT TRIP: I'm intrigued by comments Andrew Carter, the Orlando Sentinel's FSU writer, has posted from Bobby Bowden. As we all think we know, FSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher is being considered for the Tigers' top job.
Here is the Bowden quote Carter posted earlier today:
"That’ll probably come up every year, and most of it’s probably not even true. But I think Jimbo’s a man of his word and his plans are to stay at Florida (State) and he told me that and he told our president that. And people write that stuff in there – they write that stuff in there like he’s not a man of his word, you know it. And we take him as a man of his word, so I don’t pay any attention to that.”Does that mean Fisher won't be the next Auburn coach? I'm still not convinced by what I've heard from FSU (ie Fisher's non-denial denial) so far. At the same time, I'm not convinced Fisher is a legitimate Auburn candidate anyway.
- FISHER IN TOWN TONIGHT: Fisher will be speaking to the Montgomery Quarterback Club tonight at 7 o'clock.
- ANOTHER RED HERRING DENIES INTEREST: Ball State coach Brady Hoke, whose job was in trouble after a middling 2006 season, tells BSU beat writer Doug Zaleski that he's not talking with the Tigers.
"I'm not meeting with anybody," Hoke told The (Muncie, Ind.) Star Press. "That report is false. No schools have contacted me."Hoke's Cardinals were outstanding this season, taking their first loss of the year against Turner Gill's U. Buffalo team last weekend. Prior to 2008, though, Hoke's teams weren't remarkable.