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12.04.2008

The morning scene


Hey everyone. It's moving day on the Plains. Though coaches are in a meeting right now, they've already begun the process of packing their things and moving out. It's sad in a sense. They dedicated a big chunk of their lives to this place.

I'll miss seeing some of them.

There are cameras all over. Reporters all over. You may have the opportunity to watch this unfold on live television at 11 a.m. CST, but I'll be here live blogging as Jacobs speaks.

So you can kick it here.

86 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ass't coaches moving out? Aren't they still employed? And isn't it possible one or more could still be working for AU in '09?

9:54 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

stuck in knoxville so no tv. i'll be kickin' it with you bubba.

i don't blame folks for wanting a change but i'm sad to see this day come. thanks for the memories Coach Tubs. war eagle!

9:56 AM  
Blogger montgomery1 said...

Is rhodes gone too?

9:57 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think some will be employed for a bit.

Some laughed at that notion when I asked.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Kaleb said...

I think we all appreciate your efforts Jay. I know I sure do. I'm out of state also, so I'll be watching the HABOTN for my updates.

Scottie B, I got my shirt order in the mail this week. Looking forward to my shirt!

9:58 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

For a bit meaning a few more hours

9:59 AM  
Blogger montgomery1 said...

Do you have anymore news/rumors on who they coach may be besides leach??

9:59 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Thanks, Jay.

Who will you miss the most?

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

NO LEACH! He would be totally entertaining but too soft for the SEC. PLEASE people no more of this Cower/Gruden talk. It will never happen. Never ever!

10:01 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

thanks Kaleb. you'll soon be rockin' the HOTTEST t-shirt in all the land. i'll send it out the day i get your payment.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay,
The $4 million offer I told you was made on Tuesday turned out to be correct, yet every reporter called it a bad rumor. With the exception of the announcement I said would be made following the 2:00 meeting on Tuesday (which was anticipated due to the changed events but then delayed until Wednesday to allow Tommy to think about it), every piece of information I have shared over the last few months has been very reliable.

-George

10:02 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

James Willis must stay!!!

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Jay- I can't believe that you have made no comments about AU's basketball game last night. You really need to get your priorities straight.

10:03 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jay, seriously if you have to hand Willis the guitar and ask him to play guitar hero. Hold him up for 3 hours until I can get there from Chattanooga and convince him that he has to demand whoever the new coach is keep him on the staff.

10:04 AM  
Blogger montgomery1 said...

I saw the Sullivan kid play in high school. My high school and his high school met a couple of times in the final four he is a very good player.

10:04 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

I look for a coach that has been successful in another conference to be hired. The problem with that is they will have no connections in the south to reruits. But, I agree that this is a very important hire for AU. This hire will set the direction of AU football for 5-7 years. It use to be you could take a chance on someone but now with the landscape of the SEC one cannot do that. You have to hit that homerun.

10:07 AM  
Blogger AUWade said...

I would find it hard to want to stay as an assistant considering how things went down. Maybe it's just business, but that was pretty cold. The only one I could see staying is Willis because of his previous ties to Auburn. Kind of how Whitt stayed on Tuberville's original staff.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Jay,
Tell Rhodes and Willis not to pack. They need to stay.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Sullivan is a player. I hope we can get some bigs for him to dish the ball to.

I imagine it'll be up to the new coach to keep Rhoads/Willis

10:08 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Just heard the replay of Ensminger's wife on the radio.

wow.

That was one POB!

She even accused Sabear of hundred dollar handshakes!

10:09 AM  
Blogger montgomery1 said...

yeh the high school Sullivan went to is pretty much a dynasty in 2A basketball.

10:10 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

The more I think about it I think the way it went down, to me tells me that CTT did want the split also. If the university was hell bent to fire CTT then why allow all the staff to go out and recruit. The were leaving at the time tubbs resigned. So to me it looked like a fluid situation. Just because we all assumed he would be fired at game 6 of the season does not mean it went down like that.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Chris03 said...

Notice the image on the laptop in the picture of the office.

Whats up with that? A joke? Comic relief? Or Photo shopped by Jay?

Just thought I'd point that out, kinda interesting.

10:13 AM  
Blogger AUWade said...

Aubie, heard that too. She's sounds bitter, but that was an interesting tidbit.

If she's accusing Bama of cheating again, I'm assuming her hubby is telling her about it. So, why is there no action being taken to stop it?? Or, is there and we just don't know about it yet?

10:13 AM  
Blogger Struttinduck said...

Jay,

I have been a lurker for a while and finaly jumpped into the fire. Thanks for all of the updates. you have always been spot on!!!!!

Why are other reporters saying Muschamp and Petrino are candidiates. Petrino's contract prohibits and Don't you think enough damage was done when Muschamp left? JJ and Muschamp couldn't agree on tickets, much less anything else!

Thoughts?

10:14 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

wow....can't believe all the new names on the HABOTN board...so all the lurkers are now registered except our infamous George..

10:14 AM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

The family just keeps on growing, but it's good to find a civil and enlightened group of folks...my blood pressure stays at a might tame level here.

10:21 AM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Scottie (and others) who live out of state, you guys and gals can probably watch this live on one of the ham TV station websites. ABC 33/40 is going to carry it live I know, as I am sure the others will.

Just a thought.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Geoff said...

Jay is that your office? If not, whose is it?

Check out the monitor.

10:24 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

What is a good online radio site to listen to for Auburn updates: I have WJOX on right now anything better?

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

Jay, what happened to this presser being closed to the public? Wouldn't television coverage contradict that statement?

10:25 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

For those who want to hear the "coaches' wives" calls. You can go here and listen to them in the archives.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That's Hugh Nall's office.

Already packed.

10:27 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

did anyone attend campfire last night?

10:27 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

i got off facebook before the notice....guess that will teach me

10:28 AM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

Facebook with all the status updates is almost as bad as Al.Com

10:30 AM  
Anonymous dnatl (on way to auburn now) said...

When Bowden came in 93, they sold pins that said"AttitUde". Will Leach sell "pirAttitUde" pins?

10:30 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Can Mrs Dunn and Mrs Ensminger really be surprised?
Gravy train is over. The Prattville 75 lb league needs an OC.

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Nall started packing Nov 30

10:31 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

WEG - Set your facebook to email you of any notices! Missed you at the campfire.

Welcome to all the new, HOtties.

Keep it clean and real (both such relative terms) :-)

Jay G - I'll be working right through any television coverage so I'm hanging on your every word for coverage.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Geoff said...

As the best offensive line coach in the country, he more than likely has a job already anyways.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Another "premium" site is reporting these names Jay. How bout we let our insider Jay Tate weigh in on these. My honest opinion is none of these guys will be the next coach at AU.

P. Johnson
M. Leach
BOOM M'FER
Bobby "Dastardly Villain" Petrino
Jimbo
Ol Ball Coach

Whatcha think Jay?

10:33 AM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

Monica, I have tried to find the facebook group and I have been unable to. Is there a direct link to the page to apply??

10:33 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

"best offensive line coach in the country". Have you not watched our line the last 2 years?

10:33 AM  
Anonymous dnatl (on way to auburn now) said...

Leach may be the second coming of Terry Bowden, except they will be selling "pirAttitUde" pins this time

10:33 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I think we will see most of the coaches leave because most had a close relationship with Tuberville. My guess is that it was the unity between the coaches that got Franklin canned.

I do hope to see Rhodes hang around. I doubt Gran or Nall will be there. Ensminger and Knox are likely gone.

Dunn and Willis will probably also be gone.

It will be up to the new coach to replace most of the staff.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Geoff said...

You obviously didn't sense my sarcasm. Perhaps I should have said "self proclaimed"

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

Seeker, Nall is a very good offensive line coach. He is well respected. A bad year this year doesn't change that. He is well known for producing NFL caliber talent. That being said, he is no OC, but he is a very good position coach.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Seeker I'm with you, NO Leach.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sean - It's HABOTN Hotties. If you add me I've posted it on my front page. Find me by my email address monica_wareagle@yahoo.com

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

Thanks Mon, will do it tonight, the internet nazis at work have blocked the facebook.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Mornin' Will! The only name on your list that I might buy is Fisher, but meh. I agree that zero of those guys wil be our coach

10:40 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

It so ticks me off when an employer expects you to refrain from social networking on company time! Communists.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

I know these productivity rules are just silly. For a good laugh, you should see my avatar.

10:46 AM  
Blogger mwdeav said...

I think you can expect that Rhodes and James Willis will stay. Don Dunn and Eddie Gran have good enough reputations that the new man will at least sit down with them. Kevin Yoxall and the strength team are some of the best in the business ... I'd be a little shocked if they're not back.

10:47 AM  
Blogger McLovin said...

I would personally like Charlie Strong over Muschamp. Turner Gill wouldn't be a bad hire. We will have to at least interview a minority coach or we will get shredded again by the media.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

As for coaches, I know Andy Lutz (dir. of football operations) is staying at least on an interim basis.

Some coaches already are gone.

Some seem to be taking their time, so maybe they're staying. Everyone is in meetings, so it's been difficult getting face-to-face with each coach.

I just saw AC and Terry Price talking in the defensive team office. That's gotta be hard on everyone.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

FACISTS

"All you facists"

Wilco w/ Bill Bragg

JACK DEL RIO

He links porn.

10:49 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Anyplace airing the press conference live on TV or radio?

ESPNU or anything?

10:50 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

http://media.myfoxal.com/live/index.html

Live video

10:52 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Thanks for the live video link...any way to get rid of the live chat or make the picture bigger?

10:54 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

streaming live now...Sports Radio 740 with John and Barry

10:54 AM  
Anonymous patydyeswildturkey said...

see only in alabama:

My wife works at a big federal building in Mobile, wont say which one. She forwarded me an email going around.

Says Tubervilles wife has a drinking problem and he had to go get her from Vegas where she was seen with a family friend. Thats why Tubbs stepped down to be with his family. Not kidding.

I think its horse manure. But only in Alabama. Its like as the world turns. Cameras, radio, tv, speculation, lawyers...its ugly.

10:55 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

www.sportsradio740.com
more local comment

10:55 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Much better, the live chat thing on the video was driving me crazy

10:56 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

war eagle rk right click and zoom

10:56 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

somebody sum it up later please. our computers wt work have no sound. i wish some of my co-workers had no sound.

10:57 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

haha the live video is great! I don't think they know that the mic is on
http://media.myfoxal.com/live/index.html

10:57 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

get someone on that camera! ASAP!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

PatDyes - I promise I'm not picking on you, but can we not perpetuate rumors about family members? Is that too Polly Anna of me?

10:59 AM  
Blogger McLovin said...

Here is one take if you haven't seen it.
http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/birmingha...&thispage=1

Basically, the BOT are stating that CTT is the one who decided to end the relationship (TIFWIW).

"Auburn trustee Paul Spina said Tuberville and Auburn officials had reached an agreement for him to remain as head coach on Monday, but that by Wednesday it was Tuberville who had changed his mind.

"He met with (Athletics Director) Jay Jacobs on Monday and said he (Tuberville) wanted to start over and fix it, and they talked about who he could go after for assistant coaches," Spina said. "Then he went home (Tuesday), and called Jay and said, `Let's have lunch.' They weren't supposed to meet until after lunch.

"But at lunch, Tommy said he'd talked with (his wife) Suzanne and she wanted him to get out of the business. And Tommy said, `If Auburn will take care of me, that's what I'd like to do.'"

Spina said it was at that point that Jacobs and Auburn President Jay Gogue agreed to work out a satisfactory resignation package for Tuberville.

"These are Tommy Tuberville's terms," said Terry Henley, a former Auburn running back. "His and his family's terms. He wants to stay in Auburn.

10:59 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

you are actually supposed to work and listen at the same time....what a deal!

11:00 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

ESPN News is going to air the press conference

11:01 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

Mc That sounds like it is more possible than any others.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Roman said...

Some interesting tidbits from the ESPN article by Billy Tucker on Tuberville's firing/resignation:

"Auburn's recruiting class is sitting just outside our top 15 despite not claiming a single ESPNU 150 prospect. The group is led by Travante Stallworth (Leesville, La.), ESPN's No. 21 overall athlete, who had only an offer from Tulsa when he committed to the Tigers this past summer. The class is filled with prospects who, like Stallworth, do not boast a plethora of BCS offers to entice them away from their commitments to Auburn at this time."

Tuberville's recruiting on offense in the time since the classes that brought in Jason Campbell, Ronnie Brown, Carnell Williams, Devin Aromoshudu (sp?) and Ben Obamanu has been way, way overrated. (That's not a slap at the QB's on the current scholarship roster. Dunno what kind of players they are and won't until they get some decent coaching.)

We get all these "highly rated" classes but it's always been a mystery to me how they can be so highly rated when they are filled with second tier prospects that AU is fighting for with schools like Troy, Southern Miss, Tulsa, etc.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Polly Anna, no, just Anne of Green Gables. Just stating how things go over board and fast in this state when football is being discussed.

11:03 AM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

They just showed Tubs walking out with a fish....

11:06 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

lol @ Anne of Greene Gables

Did JJ just say if CTT hadn't resigned he would have been the Auburn coach next year?

11:06 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

I think TT might be working for ESPN next year ....I think he wants his kids to stay in school there

11:09 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Very interesting comments from Jacobs so far.

11:10 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

hope he doesn't have the Pat Dye job

11:10 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I heard Tuberville is resigning because his dog got pregnant. She was in heat, jumped the fence, and boom. It was probably that mutt from down the street who knocked her up. No pedigree whatsoever. So, that slut and the shame she brought on the Tubervilles pretty much forced him into retirement.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

come on what are they saying?

11:11 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I heard Jay ask a question. The audio here is terrible.

Is it possible that he ACTUALLY resigned because he felt like enough was enough - enough getting jerked around?

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

jj actually sounds like he knows what he is talking about....he is talking about treating TT right

11:14 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

impossible

11:16 AM  

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