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12.05.2008

Nutt soon faces the music

Looks like Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt will become the first coach to earn money from the Auburn Coaching Search 2008.

He met with athletic director Pete Boone and university president Robert Khayat earlier this morning. They have discussed financial matters.

Nutt makes approximately $1.7 million right now. He's now in line for a significant raise.

Nutt is expected to meet with reporters in Oxford after the Rebels' practice today. The team, which finished the regular season 8-4, is preparing for a bowl game.

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Blogger barkley for governor said...

Anything to keep him away from Auburn.

3:51 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I am so glad we got played on this one. So glad.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hooray. Day 3, here we come.

3:54 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

When do you think we will find out Auburn's new coach?

3:54 PM  
Blogger Sean from Ca$hville said...

Great news...now all we need is our coach.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I predict this goes down next week. Later in the week.

3:56 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

Jay who are your front runners now?

3:56 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

Alabama made lots of coaches multi- millionaires..

It's Auburn's time now.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Jay -- Is Tub's helping in this process.

And, would he speak highly of the job?

Does he know Davis?

I KNOW Larry Lacewell knows Davis but Jimmie Johnson is who CTT has always mentioned when asked about his style.

3:58 PM  
Blogger dnatl said...

So Tubs is like the HCIL (Head-Coach-In-Leaving)?

3:58 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Tub was on the same staff with Butch Davis from 86-88.

4:00 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

is Tubbs like watching Judge Judy on a treadmill, eating 10:00 lunches at the catfish house, with his rascal attached to the back of his pickup, the picture of him holding that little dog, made me have this mental image of him, its so different than HC Tommy, ???

4:01 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

RK -- Did you see that players list from Davis' time as HC in Miami?

Also, some of those 86-88 teams were OK i guess.

May be a pipe dream but if moeny's not going to be a restriction.......jus sayin

4:01 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

So Jay who's still on the list now? I'm assuming Nutt and Leach are officially off at this point.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Well PD'sWT --- That's EXACTLY who was Auburn's head football coach.

That's who he is and that's who was let go,.

4:02 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Tubs hates the boosters, the boosters hate him, right? Why would he recommend this job?

Wasn't his relationship with Jay Jacobs rough as well?

4:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

chris, most people doubt butch davis because Tennessee couldn't pry him away. If they coudln't do it, we probably couldn't either.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Per the B'ham News guy -- Leach not being considered.

4:03 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Maybe Tubbs, Franklin and Borges can meet for breakfast and have a power walk around the neighborhood before they cash their checks daily at Colonial Bank.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

Tubs could speak highly of the job 'til he's blue in the face but the fact of the matter is that there are approximately 5.1 million reasons for him to speak highly of the job. Whether Tubs speaks highly of it is irrelevant because the writing is on the wall. Has been since, oh, November of 2003.

Auburn has internal issues that have kept one particular coach (at least one) from even considering returning to Auburn. Auburn's administration is about as self-aware of these issues as a skunk is of its own smell.

4:04 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

So if we hire CTT back, does he still get to keep the $5.1 million buyout of the other contract?

4:04 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Chris,

Those players that Davis had at Miami and that he left for Coker were all top level college players.

Also, Davis kept Miami clean when he was down there too.

4:04 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Tubbs just bought wood whittling equipment, plans on building bird houses and traveling to craft shows to sell them.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I don't think TENN is a better job.

UF & UGA every year and no recruiting base unless its nationally.

Not an easy place to recruit to and not a great talent base in state.

AU's got Bammer & LSU but I think the ability to get better players can be interesting.

My only question is whywould a guy like Davis stay at a school where football's a distant 2nd fiddle?

4:05 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Can anyone actually keep Miami clean?

4:06 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Dog the bounty hunter could keep Miami clean, with his mace on his hip...oh you mean the football team...maybe

4:07 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

YES --- Bucth Davis graduated players and kept Miami very very clean!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I've never listed Mike Leach.

He wasn't anything more than a tertiary (beyond peripheral) consideration. Talk about a poor fit at Auburn.

Muschamp isn't happening. I told you all that before.

Fisher is a real candidate. They're gauging interest for several people through Bill Carr, the consultant.

4:07 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

My only question is whywould a guy like Davis stay at a school where football's a distant 2nd fiddle?

So he could do the job he loves without looking over his shoulder to see which of the BOT is trying to stab him this year? Just a guess.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't think Tuberville's relationship with boosters was eroded. Just some of them.

4:08 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

What a cool job Bill Carr has, am I right.

4:08 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

For some reason ESPN is still reporting that Auburn and Mike Leach are talking.

4:09 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I hate to be a hater, but I think UT is clearly a better job. They have successfully recruited nationally the last ten years, they have a 100,000 + stadium, they are the prime school in their state (all things that Auburn is not), and LSU/bama vs florida/GA schedule is about a wash. Plus they have a history of being patient with head coaches.

To an impartial observer, UT is better.

4:09 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

I heard Tubbs was mad because the Yella wood on his new deck was rotting...mmmmm

4:09 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

Jay, is Leach not a "fit" at Auburn for reasons other than his ability to coach?

If so, there's Auburn's problem.

4:09 PM  
Blogger kpayne said...

Posted in previous thread:

I have a question for the HABOTN nation. I understand Jimmy Sexton represents Houston Nutt. What other coach that could or would be interested in coming to Auburn is on his client list?

just something to think about....

some of the answers posted:
Tuberville,Spurrier,Fulmer,Nutt
Beamer,Saban, Muschamp, Fisher,
Kiffin

Any more to add?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

If he's happy winning 8 games and not competing on the largest stage in college football, well, his ego isn't what a major college football HC's ego should be.

Just a guess.

4:09 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I guess PMarsh's comments that if he were a betting man he'd put everything on either Fisher or Nutt had dropped down to putting it all on Fisher.

4:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I think Leach's personallity and his love of his own intelligence wouldn't fly too well at Auburn.

I don't think his offense would do very well over time in the SEC.

Plus imagine the outrage when he gives up 50 or 60 in a game at Auburn.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Sexton represents Butch Davis.

Tennessee USED to recruit nationally but don't now.

Its much easier to recruit locally on both the coahes and the players.

Having 12000 more people in the stands isn't that big a deal to me I don't think.

4:12 PM  
Blogger michael said...

It is fun to read the stories and people's guesses, but we have to remember that even inside sources get lied to and manipulated. Thus, I would take anything Jay or Marshall or Goldberg or anyone says with a grain of salt (by no fault of their own). Many false leads will occur, and who knows where the carousel will end up on. We won't know till Auburn makes the announcement.

4:13 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Leach is not a fit because he is a bit left of center and the conservative AU fan base would have a conniption fit and fall in it the moment he started talking crazy in public

4:13 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay would it be inappropriate to send a Honey Baked Ham to Tubbs house?

4:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Griff, homes, chilling in the Caribbean during the off-season isn't the way things work in the SEC.

That's not what Auburn wants.

4:14 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Nationally UT is regarded as a better football program than Auburn with better facilities and the advantage of being a state school.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

His personality won't fit in Auburn. Exactly. We need a "yes" man. Nevermind that the guy can coach.

Oh, and I'd take giving up 60 in one game if it meant winning the other 11.

4:15 PM  
Blogger michael said...

chris:

UT Football
6 National Titles
16 conference titles

4:16 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Being a state school is an advantage if you have great HS players in state.

Being UT makes it harder to go into other states to recruit in the south.

Being AU not so much.

Not to be argumenative but where have you seen that UT's a better program than AU?

I don't remember the wild scramble of coaches throwning them,selves at UT last month.

4:16 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

How many times has Leach won 11? Once, or one time less than Tub has won 11.

4:16 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Being a state school also means more money to spend, a larger national name, larger resources. It just doesn't mean people in that state love you because you share the same name.

4:18 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Leach = ZZZZZZ
UT = 5'3 Kenny Chesney

4:18 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

michael...

Is UT a better program than Florida or Georgia or LSU?

6 tiles -- one since what, 1950?

They have that advantage over a few schools in the SEC but when it comes to HS kids who win college football games -- that's like saying World War II

4:18 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

Fisher would probably leave FSU to be a HC at Auburn rather than sit around and wait for Bowden to retire/die.

From what I understand Fisher really likes the Auburn area and his wife is an AU grad and would love to come back here as the HC.

I agree with all this but how much pressure would daddy bowden put on him to stay. Would he use the "I gave you the keys to FSU" card

4:19 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Is there a wild scramble for people throwing themselves at the Auburn job?

I love Auburn as much or more than the next person, but we have more disadvantages than Tennessee does overall. We seem to overcome that.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

"Help me get to the NFL"


That's what a players in high school wants to hear.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Told ya so.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

Yeah, Leach is (at least) 3rd fiddle in an area of Texas where UT and Oklahoma get the pick of the litter.

Let's get us a good ol' boy, kahki-pants wearin', orange and blue tie havin', solider hard fightin', paper shaker shakin' yes man whose philosophy is 3 yards and a cloud of dust.

4:20 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Tenn does have Dollywood and Gatlingburg, pretty nice, The Ripleys museum has the 1960's batmobile, so yea, UT has the edge no doubt.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

We won't find out for sure until right after bowl season

4:20 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"I agree with all this but how much pressure would daddy bowden put on him to stay. Would he use the "I gave you the keys to FSU" card"

Fisher could just come back with "Auburn wants me to coach right now".

4:20 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I'm not saying its better but I am SAYING its on par.

What's different about the UT job search and AU"s?

Players win football games --- its not easier to get players to UT than AU.

4:21 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

You guys are having your own little battle, Andre the Giant vs. Hulk at the Dome, get it on...

4:22 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I've read Fisher's buyout went up to 5 mil after the flirtaion with WVU

4:22 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Put Leach's offense up against an SEC D every week, see how quickly they figure it out and how often he wins 11.

That's without considering how his personality would go over with everyone involved, including the fan base.

I just don't think he's that great of a coach and I think he's a horrible fit for Auburn...and it doesn't really matter since he's not going to be Auburn's coach.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Hey, like Vincent Vega and Jules Winfield.....I respect you and everything Mr Wolf....I just ain't agreeing.

I gotta go back to work.

I've just swung by to get some INFO.

Laters

4:23 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Chris, we'll agree to disagree on this one. I don't think the gap is as big as the one between Auburn and Alabama (throwing up now), but UT is the more prestigious program to the layperson. Doesn't mean we don't totally own them, though.

4:24 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

LOL PDWT!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Leach is having a great year this year. I would urge everyone to look at the last time bammer was in the cotton bowl and faced leach. As bad as bammer was they shut down his vaunted big 12 offense and won.

Leach at Auburn= The Hindenburg and Titanic all in one.

4:25 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Chris,

I'm just going to agree to disagree with you.

I feel that nationally UT is a more attractive job than Auburn for the reasons I have already mentioned.

I hate UT and love Auburn, but nationally I see their job as being more attractive.

You don't see it that way. It's cool.

4:25 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Now that Chris has gone back to work, let's all call him a retard and totally trash him.

4:27 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

I cant Chris is my boss......

just kidding..

4:27 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Good idea.

4:28 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

I'm afraid Jimbo will be the guy. We are in a world of hurt. Tubby did this to himself w/ the coaching turnover and putting his name out for every job opening. Now AU is left to find a coach from where? Athletic dept is dysfunctional, can't lead, can't manage.

4:28 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Chris, you are pretty stupid to think UT isn't a better sounding job to Butch Davis. Keep living in your little dream world, you idiot.

You are about as cool as that crappy ending to the Sopranos. hHw fitting.

4:29 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Chris is a retard...Chris is a retard...

4:29 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Chris is a retard...Chris is a retard...

4:29 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I change my prediction about Jan 8 announcement. If Jay G feels like it goes next week, then next week it is. He generally bases his predictions on both his experience and knowledge of his sources. I, however, like most message board dwellers, like to use supposition and rumor. I will never, ever, stoop, I promise, to the I have a source who knows someone that (fill in the blank) and they say (fill in the blank).

My feeling on those folks is that even if they know who they say they know, they are given information second hand by someone who has an agenda themselves. They are getting played and don't realize it.

4:29 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

I don't know but jimbo fisher doesn't sound that great to me. Why hasn't his offenses at florida state done anything the past two years? I know he did well at LSU for the most part, but saban had his hands all over that offense like everything else in his programs.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Go Gators.

4:30 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Chris is dumb. I mean what do you expect from a guy who doesn't see the obvious appeal of Dollywood and hearing Rocky Top 2000 times per quarter in a game.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

I guess y'all are right. He was good enough for Bob Stoops, but not Auburn.

C'mon Jimbo!

4:32 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

The only positive I see about Jimbo is that he may bring a lot of ex AU guys in to coach. Stacy Searls OL, Tracy Rocker DL. Dameyun Craig ?. Maybe we would have a cohesive staff we could all get behind.

4:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Chris doesn't realize that the constantly overcast days in Knoxville make it virtually impossible to get sunburned. This is very important to a guy like Butch Davis.

4:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Hey Monica, whatever happened to that crush you had on the Minnesota dude?

4:34 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Hmmm, I have been busy with work so I missed some of this saga, but it doesn't sound like Nutt is out of the running. Ole Miss cannot compete in terms of salary with Auburn.

My guess is Jimbo would be the favorite at the moment and I am with Jay in thinking we will now something late next week, or possibly the week after. I seriously doubt they let this draw out until next year. Bama would have never done that with Saban if they hadn't got the shaft from Rod.

4:34 PM  
Blogger dnatl said...

pdwt - if tubs is going to do some whittling and woodworking, he may lose a few of those fingers that the bammers hated so much

if he does chop one off with a table saw, maybe jacobs could sell it through tigers unlimited

4:34 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Plus, another knock against Leach, he is going to bolt and take over Somalia. The pirating there is really picking up and they are looking to shell out some big bucks to get a guy who can not only bring home some tankers but grab a few cruise ships as well.

4:36 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Ever been to a UT game in Knoxville. There are people like that in Alabama, but they don't go to football game!!!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

WarEagleRK, I like your point about Rocky Top. That was a great song the first 10,000 times I heard it. Now it seems more like some torture device the Germans may have used.

4:36 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Griff,

If I said Mike Leach is a football God and the smartest man in America but not a good fit for a conservative southern school because he's batstuff crazy and his gimmick offense would get exposed in the SEC over time, would that make you feel better?

I mean I did say the "Mike Leach is a football God and the smartest man in America" first, so that makes everyone feel better, right?

4:37 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Rocky Top... Brings visions to mind......Like Deliverance..

4:37 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Ron,

I think Jimbo's offense haven't been the best (they lead the ACC in scoring this year though) the past couple of years mainly because of academic scandal, arrests and suspensions have killed any continuity he has been able to have and the fact that I don't think Bowden cares anymore.

If we get Fisher, I hope none of the above is his fault.

4:39 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Jay. You know what Jimbo's contract obligations are? What is his buyout. Lowder just got 550 Million from our Gov.. so I'm sure it doesn't matter.

4:39 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Rocky Top is even worse when you live in the state and have to deal with those people.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I do not see Leach as a primary contender. Him having ties to Tony "I am an idiot" Franklin doesn't help matters. If Leach became the head coach, it would be the most radical departure in terms of football philosophy that I can imagine happening at Auburn. He is a possibility, but I wouldn't think him the most likely candidate.

4:40 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Leach having ties to Hal Mumme and the problems that went on at Kentucky don't help him either.

However we hired Franklin despite that before.

4:41 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Leach.. No way is a candidate. We would bring back spitting lou holtz first. Ties not only to Franklin, but Hal Mumme as well. He just got fired for losing and, get this, trouble w/ players off the field. Can't imagine Hal not running a tight ship!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Nothing happened to my crush. I'm still crushing on him.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

Urban Meyer's gimmick offense seems to be doing well at UF. You know, the gimmick offense that everyone said would never work in the SEC against the salty SEC defenses.

Look, I want a guy who wins. Not just wins, but puts a lot of points on the board in doing so.

We can settle for Jimbo, though. He's a good ol' boy. He won't ruffle the BOT's feathers or those of its favorite puppet, Jay Jacobs. Let's be a proving ground for a 1st year HC.

4:44 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Monica. Crush on me. Look at my pic. I'm nice and spongy. Pretty square too.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Michael4AU said...

Agreed RK, like I said yesterday, growing up in TN, I almost began to hate UT fans more than Bama fans.

Now I'm pretty apathetic towards UT and would even kind of like to see them step up again, especially to rival UGA and UF.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Fisher's buyout is $2.5 million.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

What the heck does ties to Franklin have to do with anything? He has ties to Bob Stoops, too. Stoops' OC in '99.

4:45 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

My comments on Leach have nothing to do with how much the BOT would like him or not like him. I don't think he'd be a favorite of theirs, but my comments are based on my perception of his personality and his coaching style.

That being said, he's not coming so it's not that big of a deal.

Glad you like him, I'm sure he's an entertaining fellow.

4:47 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Griff. I think that was Leach that was Stoops OC in 99. Stoops says Leach is a great offensive mind, but never adds any additional comments about other aspects of him or his coaching ability. Why would he. He owns Leach. Usually hammers them by 25 points +

4:47 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Griff,

Are you indeed Mike Leach?

Just asking.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Michael4AU said...

I'm not sure its Meyer's offense as much as it is the players. I think he stresses speed and athleticism as much as he does an offensive system. With all due respect to most of the SEC East, but Bama will be the first good defense they have seen since Ole Miss or UT.

The only reason they killed UT was UT's ridiculously inept offense. I still think the Gators will put up points on Bama, but they'll have to work a lot harder to do it than they have been.

4:49 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Leach was on a staff with Tony Franklin that the NCAA drilled back around 2000.

Mumme's ran up some huge numbers his first couple of years in the SEC and but never big yearly win totals. They scored tons and gave up tons and apparently violated several NCAA rules along the way.

Leach has the stain of that on him. Maybe he had nothing to do with those infractions at all.

4:50 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Bama beats UF by 10. It's destiny, as much as I hate to say that. 1992 all over again. Is this groundhog day?

4:51 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

I do not know how to link this so I will post. Please note section e of jimbo fishers contract admendment.

http://vmedia.rivals.com/uploads/1061/581297.pdf

Seems he may not be the one.

4:51 PM  
Blogger eaglesteeler said...

JayG, I hear JF buyout is $2.5 mil.

If you have the sources you say you have, tell them to keep to these 3 names: Kelly, Fisher, and Johnson. Anything else will be a poor fit for AU.

One ?. I believe, but I want your source. Was the MAJOR issue CTT's Assistants or was it MORE of CTT didn't want to battle the outside forces anymore and start over with possibly 2 coordinators?

4:51 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

I know Leach was Stoops' OC in '99. That's what I was saying. Others have said no way on Leach because of "ties to Franklin."

No, RK, I'm not Mike Leach.

Also, if you're trying to compare the talent levels between OU and Texas Tech (Texas friggin' TECH), then there's really no discussion.

4:51 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

buyout of a head coach in waiting being 2.5 million is ridiculous, but we just paid a coach who technically resigned 5+ million. Lowder really knows how to spend that bailout money doesn't he?

4:51 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

The only thing worse than Muschamp love is Mike Leach Love.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

but are you sponge worthy?

4:52 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Oh, Mon....

4:53 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

Lord Monica...

Gratuitous Seinfeld reference # 323

4:53 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

But as I read further it seems he can terminate this contract with a 2.5 mil payment 45 days after termination. But he is not supposed to look for a job. ;)

4:54 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Mon.. Very good. LOL

4:55 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

Denny, we disagree on Leach but we agree on Muschamp.

My first choice is Saban, to be honest.

My first legitimate choice is Butch Davis.

My first choice of someone who'd actually come to Auburn is Mike Leach.

Jimbo Fisher is not on my radar. Nor is Paul Johnson.

Welcome to Auburn, Coach Calloway!

4:55 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

ever since the mike leach scare, muschamp doesn't sound that bad to me anymore. But i would rather have mike price than mike leach honestly.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

well come on! Y'all can't set me up like that and not expect me to knock 'em outta the park!

Sheesh. ;-)

4:56 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"if you're trying to compare the talent levels between OU and Texas Tech (Texas friggin' TECH), then there's really no discussion."

There was a day that could have been said about Alabama or Georgia and Auburn...then Pat Dye was hired.

Leach has the advantage of working in the state with the largest amount of HS football players that play division 1-A football in America, surely some of them play defense the he could have recruited over time.

Anyway, I'm done bashing a guy who won't be here anyway.

4:56 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

Just say NO to Saban.....

4:56 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

Mon...did you like the fact that I chided you for the Seinfeld reference when I have one in my name above?...

LOL.

4:57 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I know it was a joke, but if we hired Neil Calloway then we'd be worse homers than Bama hiring Shula.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Got some information on Brian Kelly ...

His wife, Paqui, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. He has been adamant about working at a school featuring a world-class cancer center.

Cincinnati has that. Auburn does not.

Is that a deal-breaker? I have no idea, but it's something to consider.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

My point was do you need one if he is one, Mon?

4:58 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Davis... Not coming. Muschamp.. not coming. Nutt....Not coming. Leach.....not going to be offered. Fisher... Problems w/ contract, but maybe. Johnson....not coming Pool of good candidates that don't already have a job better that the AU job is getting small..

4:58 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

BlogTom,

Right now I'd say anything is still negotiable, even with those who it seems may not be coming.

Well except Leach or Nutt who aren't coming.

5:00 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Kristina, i'm reusable too. arghhh.

5:00 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

LAWD Kristina......

This is a family blog....

5:00 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Griff, Meyer has been altering his offense at Florida since he got there to better fit the environment, which is what a good coach does (Franklin take note), so the question would be if Leach would do the same.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Which is why i didnt actually say it, faker.

5:01 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

WareagleRK. Just tellin what I'm hearin. Jerry Faust is still lookin. He of Notre Dame ilk.

5:02 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

Guys/Gals:

I know this is an Auburn blog, but permit me this linkage about Terrence Cody, who is probably my favorite Bama player in the last 25 years...He's overcome a lot....

Cody

5:03 PM  
Blogger Michael4AU said...

Are there any NFL-connected candidates on the radar? I've heard Cowher and Gruden, but I'd be pretty quick to dismiss those.

5:05 PM  
Blogger eaglesteeler said...

JG,

the Kirklin Clinic in Bham is one of the top Cancer centers too, and it is only 1.5 hrs away.

I'm sure there are a lot of reasons coaches have for leaving or staying.

thought...it is HARD to believe that the powers at AU would cut CTT loose UNLESS they had a coach with = ability already lined up. That's why I believe JJ more than your peers (who seem to not believe as much as u do about AU administrators).

5:06 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

No, faker you are not allowed to post any bama references no matter how sweet and interesting an article it might be. ;-)

5:07 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

Cody changed the whole Bama defense. Big pickup for them.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Kristina that sent me into overload. The response were popping into my mind so fast I was dizzy.

5:08 PM  
Blogger eaglesteeler said...

..trust me. Bill Cowher would never think about the AU job. I have a source for him.

He will be back in the NFL shortly.

i have to laugh at those around me that bring his name up.

5:09 PM  
Blogger BlogTom said...

I'm out. War eagle all. (Lebo to replace TT. u heard it here first)

5:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

eaglesteeler ... No matter how much craziness we encounter during the next few days or weeks, your second point is very important.

If there's one thing I know about Auburn, it's that Important People have a plan and a backup plan and a backup backup plan when it comes to football.

They had Tuberville locked down a month before he was introduced in 1998. Reporters, me included, spent a month chasing false leads.

I suspect we're seeing a redux right now.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Do not underestimate the probability of Auburn going Nutts. Think about it. Not only do we get a respected coach, but we also don't have to face him. That isn't even to mention that advantage of having the coach with the most psychotic look in major college football. Forget fearing the thumb, fear the Nutt.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Also, I'm aiming for a campfire tonight.

I'm headed for Atlanta now. I'll be eating with the Alabama beat guys (hopefully) when I arrive and I'll be campfire-ready around 10 p.m.

If you don't see the chat here, you know where to go.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

THanks Jay - safe travels.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Hold on the ----


Michael put the OOOSH in Douche.

5:19 PM  
Blogger eaglesteeler said...

Ditto JayG...

And if they expected him to stay, they STILL had an idea of WHO ELSE, just in case.

I hope you can get a CHristmas breather soon....

5:19 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Steve,

Ole Miss has bumped Nutt up to 2.5 mil per year. I don't think we're going in that direction, probably never were. It was just something set up by Nutt and Sexton to get more money his way.

Time to go get some food and hang with the wife. I might be back later or drop by the campfire depending on whats going on.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

A nice chilly Friday night by the campfire....

5:20 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I have just been named the new coach.

You can quote me as the source on that, Jay.

5:39 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

Safe travels Jay and Roll Tide.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

michael, any chance of you hiring Jan Terri as your offensive coordinator?

5:49 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I had totally forgot about Junior and Lulu...

http://www.luluandjunior.com/

5:53 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

Wonder if there is any truth to Auburn officials meeting with Strong over in Atlanta...

5:55 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

After Alabama shocks the world tomorrow and beats UF, the AU power brokers will be willing to pay top dollar to get a big name coach here ASAP.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

A. I have Cowher on hold for my San Diego Chargers.

B. Tuberville had been ID'd in 1997 for the Auburn job ... Bowden backed into ATL to push it back a year.

C. That makes me think they've ID'd the coach again a year ago.

so then, it makes me think: a) Muschamp, and having to wait to make sure that the Horns don't back into the BCS game, or b) Petrino. Remember there was a report about raising 16-17 million in the Bham News (maybe it was in Scarbo's column). That would be the total for Tubs' buyout and Petrino's escape.

I think a lot of what we're hearing is the misinformation wagon running at full speed.

I'll be surprised if it's not one of these two ... and I'll let Fisher in on the game because I know he was a fair haired child to them years ago.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

I go out of town, and it's gone stark raving mad.

Monica, I thought you were in charge.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Ate -- I just think Muschy's out.

What do you think about the Tubs', Jimmy Johnson - Butch Davis connections.

I'm praying.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

I'm not writing Muschamp out yet ... a lot of folks on the edges ... I'm here in Dallas ... they don't think he's leaving ... but everything he's said, leaves a little loophole.

Of course that could be my wishful thinking.

Butch would be OK, so would Paul Johnson. I would prefer them over Jimbo.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet! I promise I tried. This bunch of hooligans don't listen to me. I try to model good behavior for them, but do you think they appreciate it? Nooooo...

:-)

I think your theories are very, very interesting on Muschamp and Petrino.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

don't = doesn't

6:12 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Just FYI... our former assist coaches that are still contacting recruits are really putting in some work! Yesterday we lost the 4* WR and today thanks to the assistants he is back. They are doing a good job of reminding these kids that they committed to an ideal/belief that is Auburn and not just a coach. Kudos for them!!! I hope the new HC keeps a few like Willis.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

My preferred candidates in no particular order: Paul Johnson, Brian Kelly, Butch Davis

Guys I don't want but could live with: Leach, Jimbo, Muschamp, Charlie Strong

No. Please no: Petrino

NO! ARE YOU EFFIN KIDDING ME!!??!! NO!!! - Houston Nutt

6:20 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Greg Maddox to retire monday -- anyone seen this?

6:21 PM  
Blogger Roman said...

Sorry to see that defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads has apparently bailed already. I'd hoped he might stick around and maybe get some consideration for keeping his position as DC from the next head coach.

Hugh Nall declining to help out during the transition is something I understand and in fact am glad to see. I'm not sure AU could have taken much of his kind of help during the transition. These coaches (Nall and Rhoads) are still being paid...seems like they ought to have to do something to earn it. After all, their employer was AU even if their direct boss was Tuberville.

6:23 PM  
Blogger michael said...

You think they should rake leaves, Roman?

6:25 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

sneaky, M/michael

6:29 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

hehehe --- I have another handle....JohnnyBonze

Anyway - I saw where Dunn and all others are out recruiting and that Rhodes - who's paid through 2009 -- is calling from his office.

al.com/auburn

6:32 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Rhoads leaving is huge. Losing Nall is also. There are others that won't matter, but those are two of our better coaches.

I can't believe we would settle for Muschamp and probably not Fischer. There is not excuse for Auburn to not at least pursue a top notch coach.

6:32 PM  
Blogger michael said...

You caught me, Mond!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

sorry --- it was here.

http://wareagleextra.blogspot.com/2008/12/dunn-several-coaches-will-continue-to.html


how do I link that?

6:36 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

According to AuburnSports.com, linebackers coach James Willis, running backs coach Eddie Gran, wide receivers coach Greg Knox, defensive ends coach Terry Price and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger will continue to make recruiting trips as well. None of them were in their offices at the Auburn athletic complex Friday afternoon.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Steve - check out that link.

Its said Rhodes was still there.

6:38 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Has anyone heard about the Alabama DC as a possibility?

6:39 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I saw we hire Charlie Strong as HC. He has great recruiting skills and has deep connects to the most talent-rich state in our area, FL. We promote Willis to DC and get Malzahn as the OC and let him bring his own asst coaches. It's a young crew and they're sure to make some mistakes but their energy would be great for the program.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Also said Don Dunn has advised S. Marks to come back.

6:40 PM  
Blogger michael said...

God bless Don Dunn

6:42 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I wonder how many players are waiting to see who the new coaches are before deciding on entering the draft.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I don't see how Dunn could advise Marks to comeback with all the uncertainty. With this, I assumed Marks and Coleman would be gone and possibly Powers.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Roman said...

michael: You think they should rake leaves, Roman?

Why the 'tude, dude?

Rake leaves? No. All of these men have degrees. They are still being paid. No one pays me to do nothing (though I wouldn't complain if someone would.) I just don't see why they can't do something for the dough. But ya know, if nothing else, sure...let 'em rake leaves. I'd gladly rake every leaf on campus, spread 'em out and rake 'em all over again for a six figure salary.

SFC: Rhoads leaving is huge. Losing Nall is also. There are others that won't matter, but those are two of our better coaches.

I agree that Rhoads leaving is huge. Nall? Overrated. Why some think he was such a great coach is a mystery to me.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

To enter the draft when its niot the right move don't have much to do with the HC or staff.

Now coming to AU - I can see that but its PURE dollars and cents.

If you're not a first rounder - and you could be in 2009, you cost yourself money.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Nall is generally acknowledged as a great offensive line coach, although I do suppose that coaching the spread may not be one of his favorite things.

Gran is the only other coach that I would consider a huge loss, although Dunn and Price are good also.

6:49 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I yam what I yam, Roman. And that is humorous/sarcastic/dry but most definitely not tude filled.

Anyway, if Auburn wants to fire them, they can fire them. And then they would still pay them because that is what the contract that everybody signed said they would do. So, the ones who want to look good are recruiting hard in hopes that they remain at Auburn, while the ones who know they aren't staying are chilling. I don't see any injustice.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Chris, a lot will be determined by where the players are forecast in the draft. I don't think being a first rounder is the criteria, although Marks would seem the most likely to have a chance at that. Coleman will likely be within the first 3 rounds. Powers is likely lower down and leaving would be a huge risk, a la the predator.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I really don't see a benefit in asking coaches to work that don't have their hearts in it. It could do more harm than good.

6:52 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

Turner Gill's team about to play on ESPN. He appears to be a good guy. I know his team runs the ball well.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet - Don't forget to come back for the 10:00 Campfire.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Chris03 said...

TONY FRANKLIN SPOTTED!

My girlfriend and I saw Tony Franklin with another guy at the Jim N' Nicks in Hoover, AL tonight.

He looked like he had lost a lot of weight. He was parked behind me and had an A-Zone AU hang tag, then pulled around and went to leave and I saw it was a silver Hyundai with a "43" plate from Lee County.

The guy who was with him had on like a red coaches sport shirt thing. We followed him until he got on I-459 North like he was headed back toward Auburn, but I have no idea.

Just thought I would share.

7:08 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

They were at the Highschool playoff football game today I bet.

7:14 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

was that Jay Jacobs I saw in the stands at Ford Field?

Student holding sign "Got Gill"... I hope we do soon

7:34 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Master of My Domain said...

Monica,

Did you hear what your hero Herbstreit had to say on Finebaum last night?

7:34 PM  
Blogger Fan in Waiting said...

I would love to have Jimbo Fisher come. FSU has 5 or so, 4-star and better, offensive recruits who are committed to Fisher. They also have an interest and an offer from Auburn. These guys look like studs and would have an immediate impact on the team.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Why would you want Fisher? Doesn't that mean we should NOT want fisher?

Herbie isn't my hero I just...umm..."admire" him. No, I didn't hear. I'm sure you're anxious to tell me!

7:59 PM  
Blogger McLovin said...

Take a look at the dreadlock tackle from the Louisville game last night. Ouch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp0Dswk6EAk

7:59 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

I'd pass a brick if we pay 2.5 MILLION to FSU just so we could hire Fisher.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

The dead dreadlock laying on the field was the funniest. About time someone grabbed a handful of that hair. It's crazy. Who is that pro player with wicked long hair flying behind him every Sunday?

8:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thanks for that visual, TarHeel.

8:01 PM  
Blogger dnatl said...

200?

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