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Rivals.com says that's a wrap ...

So Rivals.com, the national organization, is reporting that Gene Chizik will be the next coach at Auburn.

Here is the link:
Rivals.com

Here is the first sentence:
Iowa State's Gene Chizik will be the next Auburn coach, Rivals.com has learned.

Here is the number of sources used in Rivals.com's report: Zero.

**Bryan Matthews, who runs the Auburn-themed Rivals.com site, hasn't yet corroborated his national organization's conclusion or information.

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Blogger wartiger said...

no matter how this turns out Jay you are the man nice work bro

2:07 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

1!

2:08 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

HOPE!!!!!

2:09 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Jay, Phillip is reporting he is hired as well.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Jay, so you are saying don't give up the ship, but stand near the lifeboats?

2:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

it is chizik

i'll be damned

2:11 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Where is Phillip reporting? I thought his was speculation.

2:12 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

This is disgusting.

Disgusting.

That's all I can think of right now.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Barkley, Marshall is saying the deal isn't final, isn't he?

2:12 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

You have to go to the Bodda Getta Premium forum and he has a sticky in there saying Chizik was hired.

2:12 PM  
Blogger AUTGR91 said...

Can't we just please get a coach!

2:12 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

ok since the fallout has started it ain't confirmed til Jay or JJ says so..

2:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

PMarsh just added it.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm working to confirm it.

2:14 PM  
Blogger AUTGR91 said...

Chizik will be fine, Iowa is a wasteland. Let's just do it, and we'll go ahead and start another search in case Chizik fails!

2:14 PM  
Blogger FrontRim said...

Great we hire a guy that has won 5 games in two years

2:14 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Unbelievable. I feel sick to my stomach.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

We're replacing Tuberville with someone who is 5-19 as a head coach?!?!?

2:15 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Steve from Columbia, Hoopie:

You guys were right. I was wrong. I admit it. Tubs should have been retained. Dark days loom ahead for Auburn fans......But it didn't have to happen like this.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

People, stand behind whoever they choose. Chizik is likely not as bad as the impression we have from the Iowa State record.

We knew we would be taking a significant step backwards when Tuberville resigned. There isn't a candidate that will step in and change things in a couple of years. This is a process that could take anywhere from 4 years to 25 years. Changing the image that a program has on a national scale is not easy.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

We fired Tuberville for this? Unbelieveable.

2:15 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

I just glance at AU undercover and there is still question..CHILL!!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

And money was no object.

2:15 PM  
Blogger AUTGR91 said...

Sorry, that didn't really sound like I was behind the new hire did it?!?

2:15 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

I may be the only fan/alum that is on board for Gene Chizik. I lik ehim he knows football and belive it or not he is a good recruiter he knows how to beat Saban/Satan he knows Auburn. Is he a Muschamp I don't know but after the 13-0 season I would have taken him over TT and send TT to Texas. And most of you would have if you think back.

2:15 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Jay, work to confirm it's all a dream.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Holy crap. I need to go throw up now.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I don't get it. I know we'll never never all the in's and out's, but I just don't get after all the names we heard how we landed at Chizik.

I just don't get it.

2:16 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

so it's a done deal?!

2:16 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

If Chizik is hired... This is the worst day of the entire season if true... and that includes all 7 losses... heck, roll all 7 losses into 1 bad day and that is what today is.

2:16 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Obviously Turner Gill turned us down but didn't want to say so publicly. Either that or we've just made a HUGE mistake.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

barkley, don't get too down. Even if it is Chizik, he was very well thought of before he went to Iowa State. Give the guy a chance. We can only look forward. What has occurred can't be changed.

2:16 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

On second thought, we've made a HUGE mistake, period.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I don't see where Marshall has announced this. He just says Chizik has become a leading candidate.

2:17 PM  
Blogger vrga said...

We fired Tuberville for Chizik? Seriously? So we fired a 5-7 coach for a 5-19 coach, way to go JJ and co.

2:17 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

or controlled steve..good point

2:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Steve, it's on his premium board.

2:18 PM  
Blogger ftworthtiger said...

Chiznit!!!!!

2:18 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

The sad thing is I'll still be in my seats next fall. Oh the heartache.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Steve, HE IS 5-19. I normally appreciate your optimism, but 5-19!!!!!

2:18 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Turner Gill didn't turn us down, Jacobs just proved to the nation that he has mental issues.

Remember when Scott Van Pelt said if we fired Tuberville, he hoped we would fall flat on our face so he could laugh at us???

Start laughing Van Pelt.

2:19 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

I thought it was hailing outside, but it was just the sound of recruits falling off Auburn's list

2:20 PM  
Blogger AUTGR91 said...

War Eagle! I've been through bad times before, let's channel our energy towards ridding ourselves of JJ (et al), so this doesn't repeat. It's not Chizik's fault for getting out of Iowa!

2:20 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

I can always see the silver lining but that just came to an aburpt halt if he is the coach

2:21 PM  
Blogger Kirk Lazarus said...

i love it when reporters just go ahead and break the news with no credible sources or factual information.

i just learned that Norman Schwarzkopf will be the next head coach at Auburn.

see i can be a rivals.com reporter too.

GILL 09

2:21 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Jay G,

From reading your other posts, is it safe to conclude that you clearly think this is a not-so good move for Auburn?

2:21 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm in shock.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

You and me both Mrs.

2:22 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

tell you this much if CGC is the coach I need someone to make a Chizik 09 avatar..WAR DAMN EAGLE..

2:22 PM  
Blogger IndyTiger said...

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2:22 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Kristina, coaches don't win football games, players do. Chizik hasn't been a head coach that long. I don't know who bad Iowa State was prior to Chizik, so there is a lot to take into account.

I don't see a huge difference between Gill and Chizik. Yes, Gill had one good, not great, season at Buffalo. Chizik had a couple of stinkers at Iowa State. There isn't a lot of proof of either's coaching ability. Both have been highly though of on a national scale.

2:22 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

This is the same coach who dumped AU in the middle of recruiting season to go to Texas. The coach who was 5-19 at Iowa St. The coach we get after Jacobs said money would not be an isue in the search. I hope fans are not allowed into the press conference to announce him as it could be ugly. Unbelievable.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I pray you're right, Steve. I really do.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Incomprehensible if true.

Chizik will have a 5% chance to succeed. The first three-game losing streak will elicit the "5-19" crowd and, frankly, I wouldn't blame them.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

SFC are you related to Chizik? :-)

2:23 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Barkley...think Pepto-Bismo or...... Jack Daniels.

Don't tell Phred or Eddie...It'll ruin their trips.

2:24 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

I hope you really don't need Jay to verify this isn't a good move for Auburn for you.

Look at the division it will cause. Fans don't want Iowa State's failures.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

AUTGR91, you seem to be assuming Jacobs made a mistake without any proof. You are getting way ahead of yourself.

2:24 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

SteveFC
I think Iowa St. had been to bowl games 4 out of 5 or 6 years before Chizik.

2:24 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Steve man I wanna buy you lunch...

2:25 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I just had a second person tell me "that report is premature" ... both sources are reliable.

I have not confirmed Chizik.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

OK is it wrong that I really do feel like I'm about to throw up? Maybe it was something I ate...

2:25 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

TarHeelTiger, I am going to look into that.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I'm on my knees praying! Please Jay, tell us it's not true.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Thank you, Jay. Dear Lord I hope it's not true.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

I've paid too much money and time and effort and heartache for this crap.

If this is true, I'm coming after you Gouge and Jacobs.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Hey, Chizik is only No.3 on the Coaches Hot Seat board.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

I am done with supporting the football program at Auburn. Make this official. This is Auburn trading places with Alabama a la Mike Shula.

I'll catch up with you guys if this site is still kicking in three years when this clown is fired.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

No way, we're getting #3!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

OK, Jay. That last post didn't help anything ;-)

2:27 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

I really think we have Bobby Lowder to thank for this.

If it wasn't for him, I think we would have had Gill.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

If this is true, this is deeper than JJ. This smacks of the Ol' Boyz Ego meddlin' again. "Hire the one that got away" and all of that stuff. CEOs have big egos.

Considering our situation, Gill was easily the best way out... and a good choice anyway.

2:28 PM  
Blogger AUTGR91 said...

SFC, I made up my mind about JJ (after giving him the benefit of the doubt) last week. He either personally botched this or is a puppet, and either way is ineffective. I do believe some of the smoke about his relationship with WM that probably cost us hiring a real coach. I'm just saying is does no good to blame Chizik, look for the real problem and fix it!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

No, Kristina, it is NOT wrong that you really and truly feel like throwing up. Well, if so we're both wrong.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Stalkerblues said...

I can't believe this.

I know there are big problems with the power/authority structure at Auburn, and that is contributing to this folly of a coaching search...but Chizik?

2:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Easily the most controversial decision I've ever seen at Auburn.

2:29 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

I think that I will go do some retail therapy and hope that this goes away by the time I return...

2:29 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Jay, do you think you could change this to The Hottest Trojan Blog on The Net, and start covering Troy?

2:30 PM  
Blogger Will said...

As they say on the SNL skit, Jay, please go fix this. Just FFIIIIXXX it! It's borken and we need to FIX IT!

My stomach hurts, I'm going to go the restroom and try to Gene Chizik.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I'm reeling y'all. Seriously. This CANNOT be true.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Jay G,

When do you think we'll know if this is real or another lark?

2:31 PM  
Blogger Stalkerblues said...

I like Chizik...as a d-coordinator.

How do you fire Tuberville and replace him with Chizik?

2:31 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Iowa State went to a bowl 5 times from 2000 to 2005. The only exception was 2003. They won 2 of the 5 bowls.

One of their bowl opponents were Alabama in the 2001 Independence Bowl. They lost 13-14.

There most impressive bowl win was over Pittsburg in 2000.

2:31 PM  
Blogger FrontRim said...

Mrs. FR -
Buy me something nice!

2:31 PM  
Blogger eaglesteeler said...

JayG,

JJ will find the positives. That should be a very short press conference. It will sound a lot like the press conf for CTT resigning.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Unfortunately this could get ugly. I hope Chizik has a thick skin.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm cold.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So P. Marshall has it on his front page now. Who is his source?

2:34 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

SO, Steve. Chizik is leaving Iowa State in a worse condition than when he got there?

I AM LOSING IT PEOPLE!!!!!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Well, the defense won't fall off - he's a solid defensive coach.

Offense - who knows?

2:34 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

He's agreed to terms. Well we haven't!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

We know he won't be bringing his offensive or defensive coordinators. He fired them!

2:35 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Jay, please ask JJ at the press conference if he was ignorant enough to actually believe this would go over well with Auburn fans. Then ask him how it feels to make the worst hire in our school's history.

I seriously think we should get him checked into a mental institution.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If this is true I may have to get loaded at this party I'm supposed to be getting dressed for as I sit here waiting...

2:36 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Wow, this has turned into the largest simultaneous bowel movement in the state of Alabama since Dubose decided to go with that middle screen years ago near the end of the Iron Bowl.

2:36 PM  
Blogger AUTGR91 said...

Is Borges still on the payroll?

2:36 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

This was on AL.com:

Phillip Marshall, the dean of Auburn beat writers, penned an explosive column this morning on the AuburnUndercover Web site that said response to Chizik's potential hiring "has been the most negative I have witnessed in almost 40 years of being around Auburn football as a reporter."

2:36 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Someone find out if Gill turned us down or if we didn't offer him the job, please.

2:37 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Well, I guess this will unify the fans who were split over CTT being fired. Everyone seems to agree this choice sucks. I mean, really it's Gene Chizik?

2:37 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

What high school recruit is going to choose Gene Chizik over Saban, Miles, Meyer, Richt, Kiffin? I wonder if they even know who this guy is.

I guess we'll continue to battle with UAB and Troy for recruits.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

barkley, how good of a hire this is will be determined by what happens at Auburn, not what happened at Iowa State.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

welcome to a decade of mediocrity and irrelevance

2:37 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Monica, I'm getting loaded right now. Here's a drink , girl!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

It's apparent fan approval is not important to the Auburn administration. I bet season tickets don't sell out this year.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

barkley, Gil or Muschamp wouldn't impress high school recruits much more than that. Muschamp might have an edge with this HCIW status at Texas, but that is about it. We are going from one of the top coaches in the west to one of the bottom. Welcome to Barfield II.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The plane is coming back from negotiations in Memphis at 5.

I'm just not 100% this is a done deal just yet.

Either way, I'll be at the airport.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

"It's apparent fan approval is not important to the Auburn administration. I bet season tickets don't sell out this year."

Never has been, never will be.

2:39 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

oh my. i'm stunned. ???????

2:39 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Since football season doesn't start for over 9 months, the only thing we can go by is what he's accomplished at Iowa State.

Which is......ummmmmmmmmmm.......yeahhh........well.........nothing.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thank you, Kristina. I wasn't thinking clearly. I don't have to wait for the party. Glass of wine being poured for me right now.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Do you think Tommy has busted a gut yet laughing over this? Do they remember how Chizik left us right before signing day? Left us in the cold, and we are bringing him out of the cold and back to Auburn? I'm laughing right with Tommy, et al. Have to laugh to keep from crying.

2:40 PM  
Blogger AUTGR91 said...

I was upset when Chizik left us as a DC....as a DC, not a HC

2:40 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

This is the worst Anniversary I have ever had! :-(

2:40 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Iowa State reporter Andrew Logue says:
Word of caution: My sources at Iowa State have told me they have not heard this. And word out of Auburn is that Chizik will have a second meeting today with Tigers officials. A representative from Aubrun has told me no press conference is planned.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

WHO'S IN MEMPHIS???? WHA???? HUH???

2:41 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I think I will go straight to shooting tequila.

2:41 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Steve, I'm convinced that Gill and Muschamp would both be great for recruiting. They both have name recognition and players like playing for them.

We already know how much my opinion means though.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

Do they know it's Christmas time at all????????????

2:41 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

GET TO THAT PLANE JAY G AND SHAKE SOME SENSE INTO THESE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

oh no :-( happy anniversary i guess...

2:42 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Thanks, Mon.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

lmao @ Hornet - whew i needed that laugh - at least it made me breath - i haven't actually moved anything other than my fingers since i first read this

2:42 PM  
Blogger ftworthtiger said...

Speechless...literally, just can't speak.

2:42 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Monnie, i'll pour you that glass and keep the bottle for myself if you don't mind.

2:43 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Steve, I admire your positive outlook but look at the response of the majority of fans. Don't you think recruits will pick up on this vibe? And yes, I was one who thought it was time for a change at AU(still do), but this just makes me feel sick. Chizik over Turner Gill?

2:43 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

From my friends at the tidesports forum

HOW BIG IS THIS MESS?

2:44 PM  
Blogger Stalkerblues said...

Did we just collectively receive a lump of coal from Christmas?

2:44 PM  
Blogger AUTGR91 said...

I'll check back in for A-day to see who's on the sideline. Stay calm and War Eagle!

2:44 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

I'll be back..calm down Mon. enjoy your party and Merry Christmas

2:44 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Faker is somewhere laughing his butt off.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I can be a Pollyanna when the sands don't shift the team's way. This ain't shifting sands....this is some stoopid decision-making. 1. Fire CTT(esp w/o a backup plan) 2. Hire Chizik?

2:45 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

anybody bought firegenechizik.com yet?

2:45 PM  
Blogger eaglesteeler said...

do we really know how well an ON-THE-FIELD coach Chizik is?

I know the PTB looked at everything he did (recruiting, communicating, hires he made, etc) but how did he coach during the last 2 years with the players he had?

It will be a down few months around here for us, since we have NO CLUE what to expect from him...

...since his results are not positive ones to look at the last 2 years...

2:45 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Preach it, hoopie.

2:46 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

hornet-

i'm sure the domain is property of an ISU fan

2:46 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

hillarious Mr.S

2:46 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I believe this is a go, but I won't have official confirmation for a little while ...

2:47 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

If you guys read my post this morning I was telling wife about Chizik and she said they wouldn't hire a coach with a 5-19 record. My next comment was welcome coach Chizik. She is a jinx. If you want her cell # to cuss her out like I have just let me know. Just kidding about the cell.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

now ISU will hire Turner Gill and beat us in the PapaJohns bowl next year

2:48 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

STOP THAT PLANE!!!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Jay NOOOOOOOOOO

2:48 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

I guess Chizik will bring his crack staff with him.

2:49 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

Is this guy a proven winner, not as a head coach at ISU but with enough money to get a good OC I think he will win more then TT did. He will let his OC do his job!! I am all bout it.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I consider this credible information ...

2:49 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Have you ever heard the old proverb “Be careful what you ask….you just might get it”?

2:49 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

abort, retry, fail?
abort, retry, fail?
abort, retry, fail?
abort, retry, fail?
abort, retry, fail?
abort, retry, fail?

2:49 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

oh f

2:50 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

He doesn't have a staff. HE fired them.

2:50 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

would nobody else take the job? seriously?

2:50 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Let's start a Fire Jay Jacobs campaign. What an idiot!

2:50 PM  
Blogger IAm'sKid said...

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2:51 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The return flight from Memphis has been moved up to 4.

I gotta get going.

Behave while I'm gone.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I'm going to take a shower and wash the Chizik off of me.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

gill

2:51 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Over/under on number of fans at the A-day game: 9.5

2:51 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Hoopie, you and I actually agree on this.

Once again the Underpant Gnomes plan has its way with Auburn Athletics.

2:51 PM  
Blogger just another scottie said...

The only good thing that can come from this is we can perhaps finally unite in getting the necessary changes on the BOT.

2:52 PM  
Blogger AUsome said...

Kathy,
It's been started. Found it this morning.
www.firejayjacobs.com

2:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

why is a plane coming from memphis?

2:53 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

People, don't go all Alabama on us and start eating our own. Wait and see the results first. To attack Jacobs on this decision with out knowing the situation or the results is not fair. It is also very possible that some of the candidates decided they didn't want the job, including Gill. Auburn has proven to be detrimental to a coaches career. Ask Terry Bowden.

2:53 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Oh S*&%*
There is NO plane from Memphis returning to Ames, IA.

No NO NO!!!!!!! He's on his way to Auburn.

ARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

2:54 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

There is a poll on an Auburn Undercover asking "Do you like Chizik for HC?"

Results:

97.92% - No
2.08% - Yes

2:54 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

That must mean his agent is Jimmy Sexton, Monica. More great news.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Exactly Steve. If we are so toxic that people are turning us down, then that's on Jacob's head don't you think?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Struttinduck said...

Nooooooooo, please sweet Lord, no......

2:55 PM  
Blogger Chip said...

F_CK Jacobs and TPTB.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

this is a night to do lots of bad stuff

2:56 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Kristina, the reason we have become toxic has little to do with Jacobs. It has more to do with fair weather fans and an interfering BOT. The embarrassments started long before Jacobs became the AD. It began with what happened with Dye.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

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2:57 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

C'mon Monica. Let's break some stuff! ;-)

2:57 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

ooooo i have song for us brb

2:58 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I haven't liked Chizik since he left Auburn high and dry for Texas, right before signing day. Don't want to reward him by bringing him back as head coach. But maybe he'll be motivated to bust his butt to make Auburn the best in the SEC. I hope he proves me wrong. I really hope he will be successful. I'll purchase my season tickets, but I won't be anticipating the new season. I really thought Chizik was a smokescreen. I am really just sick to my stomach right now.

2:58 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Steve, I admire that you always try to see the bright side of everything. But fans like you in a situation like this are few and far between. It's hard to be pleased with a guy who was a failure at a school that has lower standards than us.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HVJg0WCBHI

2:59 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Might possibly the most disappointing moment this season. I thought i'd relegated that thought to the iron bowl but the powers that be at AU have solidified this as a day of complete and total failure to me. I hope mr chizik can do what it takes but i don't see it happening.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Phase One: Hire Chizek

Phase Two: ????

Phase Three: Profit!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I guess you're right Steve. But someone has to be held accountable.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

People, negative attitudes breed negative results. Be patient and react to facts, not rumors.

If Chizik is the guy, the next huge question will be who will be on his staff, and most importantly, who will the OC be.

I have long said that if we replaced Tuberville we needed to get an offensive minded coach, so Chizik is the obvious choice.

I am reminded of an old programmer saying. In C it is easy to shoot yourself in the foot. In C++ it is harder, but when you do, you take your entire leg off. We may have just taken our entire leg off.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm breaking dishes up in here
All Night (Oh-oh)
I ain't go stop until I see police lights
I'm a fight a man
I'm a fight a man
I'm a fight a man

3:01 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Hop a flight to Auburn, girl and we'll go fight a man...

3:02 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

SteveFC...This hiring could only be explained if every other coach on the list turned us down. If that happened that is not JJ's fault. That would be the PTB's fault. That would constitute a coach's boycott of AU.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Maybe they are going to pick up Ashton Kutcher in Memphis and he will reveal that we all have been Punk'd.

3:02 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

on a positive note, at least i got to watch a Rhianna video today.

thanks monnie.

3:03 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

I am with Steve. lets see who is the OC then go nuts.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

anything for you scottie ;-)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I don't think it is a given that Chizik will be worse than anyone else on this list. This list has been pathetic. Read this quote on Chizik.

"Chizik won the Frank Broyles Award, honoring the nation's top assistant coach and was named on many lists as the nation's top future coach and top defensive coordinator."

3:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Let me preface this by say that I'm guilty of once posting a "100" post.


That being said, after reading that terrible MState blog last week, and seeing the whole "first" comment by 10 people on every blog entry, I am of the belief that that kind of post makes our blog family seem childish and uneducated.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I told you! I told you! I told you! Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. I KNEW IT. WE ARE THE BIGGEST COLLECTION OF IDIOTS ON THE PLANET EARTH! I would say I can't believe it, but that would be a lie. I knew it would be this kinda brainless choice. Good grief. Pitiful.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

What a terrible hire. Fire Chizik now.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

heaven forbid anyone at auburn do anything that looks foolish...

more wine, please

3:06 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

who wants 3 of my seats?
this is absolutely the most disappointing news from Auburn since Shug retired.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Sp Phred I guess that feeling of apathy and dejection isn't gonna change anytime soon huh?

3:06 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Midnight Mover said...

Two things...

Happy Anniversary Zoo Keeper

This decision shocks me.

3:06 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

Phred, that was not the Zen like comment I was looking for

3:07 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I suppose it would be in poor taste to take my hostess a bottle of already opened wine, huh?

3:07 PM  
Blogger Roman said...

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3:07 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Thanks Faker. Finally something we agree on...

3:08 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

I just moved back to AU and will take any seats that you do not want I am all bout chizik is he saban no but I am willing to give him a shot

3:08 PM  
Blogger AU Donor No More said...

I have given the Tigers Unlimited at least $5000 a year for the past decade. That will stop today! I cannot stand to think my money helped bring about this debacle! They ran off Tuberville with $6 million of our hard earned dollars, to hire Chizik who in 2 years has yet to beat a winning 1A team! Tell me this is a joke! If not, I will stop giving any money to the athletics department until Jacobs is long gone.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

another one for you scottie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGnux0_SPsM

3:10 PM  
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