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12.03.2008

Tuberville out

That's a wrap on coach Tommy Tuberville's 10-year reign at Auburn.

He's meeting with assistant coach Eddie Gran and other associates at this moment in Gran's office. I'll post more as it becomes available.

Other stuff:
  • Players' meeting is at 6 p.m. Many players are walking around and asking about the situation. Most seem calm. I saw a few that were pretty doggone upset. Don't ask; I won't name names.

  • Still waiting on an official announcement.

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Blogger scottatl said...

Thanks for the work Jay.

4:25 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Thanks Jay, do you think Paul Rhodes and James Willis will turn that plane around?

4:25 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll check that in a minute or two!

4:26 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

and to re-post a question from the last thread...do you think this means they already have another coach?

4:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I would think they're well on their way to a new coach.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Thanks for all your hard work Jay!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Thanks, Jay.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Sorry about the earlier goof up jay. Thanks for your hard work and dedication.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Dang, no twitter? After two phone calls already, I feel like I was the last to know.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Simply incredible. Thanks for the on site coverage Jay.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

I hope so Scott, if not, this could get ugly.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

Wow. Just wow. I hate to see it end this way, I really do. He was a good coach, but stubborn to a fault in my opinion...and it caught up to him. His loyalty to less than competent assistant coaches became more important than the overall goal: winning football games.

Good luck to him. This will be perhaps the most critical hire in AU football history.

I'm kinda giddy, though!

4:28 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

wow turmoil for years to come...this is a black eye for draggin tuberville and kicking him while hes down if you ask me...Thanks for the accuracy JAY!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Thanks Jay. As a person with a Journalism degree who has worked in newspaper, TV, and radio, I sincerely appreciate your concern with getting it right before getting it first and pushing rumors. It's refreshing!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Trey said...

I'll second Kristina's thanks, Jay.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

DUMB

4:28 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Thanks Jay. Your awesome for all you do for us Hotties.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Leach = HUGE mistake

4:28 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Jay, when you get a chance, what is the policy on posting links here and for posting copy and pastes from other sources. I assumed that links were okay, but copying of articles would be a big time no no.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Michael4AU said...

I will wait for the full details to come out before lambasting anybody and I also preface this by saying I hope for nothing but the best for our program and its players in the coming years, but I'm pretty disappointed in my university right now.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Thanks for your efforts Jay. I also appreciate you waiting to confirm. Lord knows we've had enough rumors this week.

4:29 PM  
Blogger nelsodt said...

I am sorry to see him go! Jay thanks for all of the time and effort in keeping us uptodate.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

This move is bittersweet. I was for Tubs for quite awhile, but I wanted change after the bama game for better or WORSE. I'm praying not worse. This is a very critical hire for Auburn. They better get the right coach, or we are in for some long hard times. With that said, everybody should appreciate what Tubs has done for Auburn. I do.

4:30 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

will,

i don't think the rumors are over for this week

4:30 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

What has Leach accomplished that Tuberville hasn't...nothing.

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Can't wait for the buyout details

4:31 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

I would say they need to introduce someone by Friday...if not them Monday...cant do it over the weekend.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

Jay,

I hope you honestly did believe them when they said they were off to go recruit.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

My sources tell me that Jacobs is trying to hire an OC before getting a HC.










Well, actually, I don't have sources, but that wouldn't suprise me.

4:31 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

jay better accurate than a fool. thanks for putting the time in this year.

4:32 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

Geoff,

what does that question even mean?

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Jay what's the % up to?

4:33 PM  
Blogger vrga said...

Something tells me we're about to enter a long dark period if we go after Leach or Petrino.

4:33 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Tuberville Fan said...

They'll introduce a new coach on Friday...

Get a ton of coverage during the SEC Championship game that way.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Jay,

Do you think CTT actually helped try to line up his replacement. Silly question, but today is the day.

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

I don't think they would let them take the AU jet on vacation.

4:34 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

yes, eddie bittersweet.......just got done with my meeting and now I am sad again after the weekend...hope they know what they're doing at Auburn

4:34 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

I'm going to be out of the loop for the next few days. No internet at my disposal AND I have to study for the GRE. Horrible timing on my part.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I believe that the new coach has been getting spoken in to in earnest since about the Tennessee game.

4:35 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

The Seeker haahah id say 99.99

4:35 PM  
Blogger John Stubbs said...

Jay, how many sources do you need to confirm a story this important?

4:37 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

I'm headed home and will be on lurking later....just feeling...not sure what

4:37 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Listening to talk radio and one of the assistant coaches wife's called in upset because they found out from other people. This is just foul on the admin's part.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

My guess is that this will set the program back for 2 or 3 years at the least. Hopefully it won't turn into decades.

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Stubbs- I don't think it's quantity,, but quality of sources

4:38 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Tuberville Fan said...

John....As many as it takes which is exactly what he should do.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

WEG, I agree. I don't know how I feel about this.

4:39 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Steve-The Franklin hire already did that

4:39 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Seriously people, if you are a journalist then start your own blog and scoop everyone. If you are not a journalist then lay off...

4:40 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

It's like an early Christmas present!

TT is a good guy and I wish him the best in whatever he decides to do. He righted the AU ship when it needed to be done, and for that as supporters we should be grateful.

Now, let the deluge of names begin for his replacement.

4:40 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

the list???

4:40 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

The Franklin hire will pale in comparison to this dumb decision.

4:41 PM  
Blogger kmo171 said...

Mike Leach with Tony Franklin as qb's coach...

I'm still holding out for Chris Peterson from Boise.

4:41 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Tuberville Fan said...

Get em Kristina...

4:41 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

so dan patrick says he expects Will Muschamp to be next au head coach

4:41 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I had thought we might have a shot at the SEC West next season if the offense came around. Now everything is up in the air. I didn't see Franklin as a multi-year setback. This definitely will be and it will start with recruiting. Now they must hire a huge name, or we are in serious trouble.

4:41 PM  
Blogger CovingtonTigerFan said...

I hope I wasn't out of line in posting that PM had confirmed the firing... If I was, Jay, please let me know.

4:41 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Tuberville Fan said...

Please let it be SPURRIER

4:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Ha!

% up to 100.

Players' meeting at 6.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Thanks for your hard work Jay.

4:42 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

can we please delay the campfire until atleast 9PM i've got a dinner appointment with some custoemrs today earlier.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I hope Willis stays!

4:42 PM  
Blogger AUnMobile (Mr. 99% Sure) said...

Well,
if this is a done deal... thanks CTT... we appreciate all you did, wish they had given you another year to right the ship but Auburn must move on...

We need a HR on the new HC!!!!!

4:43 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Tuberville Fan said...

No Covington you weren't out of line. I think Jay was ok with it..

The idiots need to lay off of Jay though.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I detect that there will some bitterness on the part of the A. coaches wives. Unfortunately, when you have football coaches making the kind of money that they all are making, there is not much sympathy from the common fan out there. Back in the days when assistant coaches lived in faculty housing and made the kind of money that was on par with alot of fans, yeah there was sympathy. But they are all six figures with tons of perks.

I just want to have a coach signed soon.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

It is really too early to see how dumb of a decision this was, but the way it was done was definitely dumb. Now, hopefully they will make up with it with a hi profile hire, but we are likely relegated to the lower half of the SEC West for the near term.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Please don't laugh or point fingers but I seriously think Muschamp could be the next HC

4:43 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Set the program back 2 years?

Umm, yeah -- like going 5-7 , losing to Bammer by 36 & getting shut out and not going to a bowl.

Something like that?

4:44 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

I think a campfire would be out of control right now! Kodi Burns is probably freakin out. He may be a free safety next season.

4:44 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

jay is this emotional for you since you have cover tuberville since day 1 and that was right when you started?

4:44 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

Brain Kelly
Jimbo Fisher
Derek Dooley - Saban Protege
Stacey Searles - Saban Protege

4:44 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

PM is acceptable on this blog. At least by me. Jay says no one works harder.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Jay -- % this is the guy:

Spurrtier

Davis

Leach

4:44 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

I still think Brian Kelly is a legitimate candidate. He's done nothing but WIN in his time as a coach.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Reynolds said...

Awful. Just awful.

We will rue this day...

4:44 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Good job Jay! You're a beast with this blog. Dont take any crap from these shade tree journalist!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

muschamp just sign as HCIW at UT. it wont be him.

Do not hire:
fulmer
leach
willingham
croom
tommy bowden

Hire:
Butch Davis
is there even anyone else good enough or better than tubbs?

4:45 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

It's going to be a long night for Jay. I look forward to the details of the situation, candidates and player reactions.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Chris, I expected us to compete for the West next season. Now it is very likely we will come in fifth.

4:45 PM  
Blogger CovingtonTigerFan said...

Thanks, FSJ. I hope you're right. I was just trying to be helpful in the midst of some uncertainly. Jay and Phillip are the only guys I put a lot of stock in when it comes to Auburn sports.

4:45 PM  
Blogger kmo171 said...

I wonder if Texas knew somewhere like Auburn was already putting feelers out for Muschamp a few weeks ago. That head coach in waiting announcement seemed like somewhat of a knee jerk, and really impromptu.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

What in 2008 makes you think this team would compete?

ANYTHING at all?

4:46 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

A song for the moment.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I have never seen Auburn do this to a coach. It is sad.

4:46 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

I really dont care if they are high profile as long as they win

4:46 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

For all of those who wanted him gone, you have your wish.....

Lets see if the new guy can turn it around in 5 games as that seems to be Auburns limit.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Taylor- Muchamp has agreed in principal with Texas, but not signed. He is very much in play.

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Auburn has canned plenty of coaches...tator tot was much worse

4:47 PM  
Blogger John Stubbs said...

I say we hire Will Muschamp. Mack Brown isn't quitting anytime soon. Give him 1.5 mil and he'll take it over the "future head coach" title

4:47 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

Steve....were you around in 03?

4:47 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I have a theory that everyone loses their effectiveness after time. Some sooner than others. Looking back, after 2005, CTT was in steady decline. In this case CTT had some problems, burned up a ton of goodwill last year, and, frankly, I don't see how he could change things next year with the awful quarterback situation we have.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

How about Jimbo Fisher?

4:47 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Taylor, has the contract been signed? Why not Muschamp? He knows Auburn, he knows what is expected, he knows what kind of recruits you can get at Auburn and where Auburn recruits, he is knows what of facilities Auburn has, etc..
Just my opinion though

4:48 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Tuberville Fan said...

Sensi:

I've never been that impressed with Fisher

4:48 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Chris, all you have to do is take a look at the roster. We loose very little, especially defensively. Doolittle is probably the biggest loss on defense.

Offensively, we seem to be set with the talent to be good if it is utilized. There is plenty of talent at most of the positions, particularly wide receiver, that has been underutilized.

We are basically a very young team that won't loose much to graduation, so I thought we would be pretty good next season until now.

4:49 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Great work by Jay in my opinion. Verifying news as true is more important than being first. I think it was a move that had to be made, but it was also risky. Hope it works out for all involved, including CTT.

4:49 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Guys winning in a 'lesser' conference is not enough for the next HC here. Every coach in the SEC was a winner before they got here. The next HC has got to be able to recruit Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. He's got to win like CTT did, graduate players like CTT did, and yes beat AL like he did. That's a lot to ask from a current assistant coach or someone from a 'lesser' conference.

4:49 PM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

Yeah, maybe Tuberville can pre-select Eddie Gran as his designee.

Jeezum, people. Can you not see that Tuberville and his incompetent staff were infected with a herpes-like case of hubris? Some of you folks are certifiable.

Good Lord. Look at what he had, and pissed away. Name a game-breaker we have on offense (and don't say Mario Fannin, because I want names of guys we'll play when the game's on the line.)

Tuberville, Gran, Nall and Knox should be dragged behind a truck for a half-mile. You people calling this "bittersweet" are on heavy drugs.

And Steve from Columbia, you're the biggest kool-aid drinker of all. Saturday night you said people who judged the quality of a season based on wins and losses were ignorant. Now you say the program's been set back 2-3 years?

Guess what, genius? Tuberville had already assured that was the case. There's a guy coaching in Tuscaloosa who's determined to destroy Auburn. We've got (or had, till today) an aw-shucks guy who turned an 8-4 average into a gold mine by beating Alabama when that program was at its lowest point in 3 generations.

He's a chronic choker, and right now, way the hell out of his league. I'm glad my alma mater is willing to take the PR hit, rather than suffer through another year of a downward spiral at the hands of Tuberville and is band of incompetent retards called assistants.

Jeezum.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

JKev, don't speak ill of the departed. Show some class. That's what we are known for brother. I'm glad the change was made, but I don't hate Tubs.

4:51 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Tuberville Fan said...

Auburn will pull a Brinks truck up to the following doorsteps:

- Petrino
- Davis
- Johnson

4:51 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

AUBigCat -

Not to get into a disagreement, but Jim Tressel went to Ohio State from 1-AA Youngstown State. I'd say he's done pretty well. And Urban Meyer came from Utah. Just sayin'...

4:51 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

JKev- Nice rant

4:51 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I agree Brad. You never know.

4:51 PM  
Blogger ron mexico said...

this is a miserable decision...

If we hire mike leach we will be back to running tony franklin's offense that we saw the first 6 games this year

4:52 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

I have never seen Auburn do this to a coach. It is sad.

What give him 6 mill to do nothing not sad at all.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Was a good rant though, JKev.

By the way, I take my class hat off for a second.

Mr. United - at least I don't script my calls or my show, man.

4:52 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Paul Johnson...JD would not be a fan of!!!

4:52 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

If Paul Johnson comes i am headed to the Opelika Airport...who is with me?

4:53 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Cabana Boy said...

Paul Johnson is a heckuva coach

4:53 PM  
Blogger kmo171 said...

j.kev, those last two paragraphs are spot on. When seven out of ten years you lose four or more games and get one BCS and conference championship win you are anything buy irreplaceable.

4:54 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Let's have a chaotic campfire!

4:54 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I really wish we had kept Tubs, but it is a little early to start talking like this decision will set us back a few years. Kind of like how it was premature to crown us SEC champs after a certain coaching hire last December...

So anyway, give the next coach a chance. He may be great for us. You never know. It would have been silly to say we were screwed if Tubs stayed or screwed if he left. No one knows. We will see. War Eagle.

But really, how horribly was this handled? I have to say, I take back my comment on the Jays taking band-aids off slowly and methodically. When they take a band-aid off, they just instead slowly dig out the band-aided skin with a dull spoon.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

So when a new coach flies into the Opelika-Auburn airport, are we all going to be there tailgating? LOL!!!

4:55 PM  
Blogger CovingtonTigerFan said...

Any idea when the "official announcement" will be made?

4:55 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Mr. S, is JKev Mr. U???

4:55 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Well Brad...Auburn aint Ohio State or Florida. We dont have the same pull with recruits or the media. I doubt we will ever have a roster full of 4* and 5* recruits.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

the naughty girl in me kinda wants petrino

4:57 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Just,

Let's hope we don't have an Auburn version of Collete waiting for someone...

4:57 PM  
Blogger krewe said...

In my opinion Leach is a one hit wonder. He is a lateral move at best; they had better do better than that. Petrino would be ok but to me the #1 on my list is Butch Davis.

4:57 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Cabana Boy said...

Fight that naughty urge Kristina...

FIGHT IT!!!!!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

James, I'm hoping we do not have an Auburn version of Collette. But you have to admit she was good times.

4:58 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

i'd take paul johnson in a heartbeat.

4:58 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Cabana Boy said...

Monica will be the Auburn Collette when they hire Jimbo Fisher.

4:59 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Cabana Boy said...

I agree jhag...

Paul Johnson scares the Mike Dubose out of me.

Seriously.

4:59 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I would take Leach if he came with Michael Crabtree and 3 more years of eligibility and a desire to stay in school that long.

5:00 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

So Jay G., did you bring a sleeping bag to the Athletic complex? Looks like you may be chillin there for a few more days...

5:00 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

espn breaking news finally...does tommy t already have another job lined up they say?

5:00 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I would like me some Paul Johnson. He would be a breath of fresh air after that which was CTT leaves. I like CTT and I appreciate what he did for Auburn, but unfortunately, as much as I liked him, I believe that time had run out on him.

5:02 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

at the tailgate MonD can play the part of this lady...

Oh God we love him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL00FDb5zqc&feature=related

5:02 PM  
Blogger michael said...

So if it was Petrino, it would be kinda like divorcing your wife and marrying that girl you had an affair with a few years back. Sketch city.

5:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Paul Johnson would be a good option. We could field a pretty sweet option team in a couple of years.

5:03 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Deep breath...

5:04 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

all my buddies in the ACC our saying to offer Paul Johnson saban like cash they are terrified of him and want him out.

5:04 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

I think Lowder should already know who he wants as our next coach.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

"We bowlin baby, we bowlin"
Collette is such good times. I have to admit every once in a while when I need a laugh I'll watch that video

5:06 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

I think PJ and BD are TOO obvious for choices right now. I can't shake the feeling that this is going to be someone with a NAME, but someone we don't expect.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

this is a total disaster

5:07 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

any official word on a campfire..im pretty sure its gonna be scrolling so fast that none of us will be able to read haha

5:07 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

omg this lady on sports call right now...one of the coaches wife

5:07 PM  
Blogger Trey said...

What's she saying, JD?

5:09 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

who is recruiting cotton right now? his wife is on sportscall...

5:09 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

I'm up for a campfire

5:10 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Lookin like it may be Mike Leach....Don't know if I like that or not.

5:10 PM  
Blogger padre2 said...

Coverage for tonight's women's basketball game against North Carolina A&T will be unprecedented.

5:10 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

she's killing the auburn ptb. a coaches wife named amy? her daughter and she found out that her husband/father was going to be with out a job via a text message...

5:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'd be thinking about:

Petrino and Paul Johnson.

I'd think Johnson's physical brand of football -- which is wishbone right now, but has been spread-ish in the past -- would be an almost ideal fit.

5:11 PM  
Blogger michael said...

How does the wife know that the PTB are the leak? Just wondering.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Willis is who is listed as recruiting Cotton

5:12 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Biscuit- James Willis is recruiting Cotton. I hope whoever the coach is, retains Willis.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I can't do a campfire right now.

Too many people, too much moderation responsibility and I have too much going on.

If you want to hold your own at the batcave, you're certainly welcome to do so.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

What's she saying JD? Fill us in.

5:13 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Campfire would make the internets explode. Too much confusion.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Eddie4AU said...

Jay- are you hearing a time frame for coaches?

5:13 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

KS of the ham fish wrapper is saying that Leach has been contacted. Interesting.

The backdoor to the campfire is always open for those that have a Chatroll account. I'm sitting here all alone by the fire as I type...

5:14 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I can't believe Johnson would leave Tech after one year. would not make sense.

5:14 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Well, at least Tommy doesn't have to sort through that huge stack of offense coordinator resumes anymore. If he's anything like me, he hates paperwork.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

How soon does Auburn need to announce Tuberville's successor?

5:14 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

will muschamp? maybe? Finebaum guy says it might happen

5:16 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Johnson's stock is really high, as is Leach's. If they are smart, they will get the money while they can. Greg Schiano ring a bell, anyone?

5:16 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

Announce by Friday...Monday at the latest

5:16 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Let's get someone who has won a championship. Somewhere. Anywhere. What about the Ball STate Guy. What about the Utah coach.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Mark, I think Muschamp is very much in play

5:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll be very surprised if Auburn waits beyond Monday to name Tuberville's successor.

5:17 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

she was saying that the way auburn handled the situation was horrible sending the assistants out and then firing the staff. apparently who ever her husband was is sitting in the cotton's house the very moment he found out he was no longer employed. her and her young daughter found out that they were out on their way back from dothan via a text message her daughter recieved from a friend

5:17 PM  
Blogger padre2 said...

Muschamp was already named as Mack Brown's successor at Texas. I wish people would stop talking about this moronic possibility of him coming back to AU as a HC.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

what about skip holtz?

5:18 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Lets get the wishbone back at auburn... that will really attract the talent...

5:18 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

I don't Auburn can afford to wait until next week to name the next HC. I'm sorry but I really hope its not Leach - he is the wrong fit for Auburn. Go to youtube and search for some of his press conferences, he would be a much better fit at Washington

5:19 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Are they considering Dooley at La Tech?

5:19 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Why do you think that. Johnson just signed a huge deal with Tech. Petrino with Arky. People are still talking about them. Butch signed a deal a couple of years back with NC.

What does that have to do with anything. Don't you think 3 million is more than 900k?

5:19 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

oops let out "Think" between I and Auburn on that last post.

5:20 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

The coachs' wife was named Amy, and she was blasting the Auburn athletics program, especially TPTB about the way this was handled. Also said they liked Auburn, and had made many friends here. I think S Ensmingers' wife is named Amy, but I am not sure. If her last name was given at the beginning of the segment, I missed it.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Ensminger's wife.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Jack Del Rio?

5:20 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i get on the treadmill to run a few miles and the sky falls. my goodness.

i'm not a fan of this decision or the way it has been handled. ridiculous.

5:21 PM  
Blogger AUWade said...

Supposedly Petrino is off limits due to some clause in his contract. Whoever the coaching choice ends up being, I'd have to think that the PTB want a more traditional offense minded coach (i.e. no more of that spread).

5:21 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Ensminger needed to be fired one way or the other. No way she thought he would be back. her coming on a radio show is just idiotic.

take your buyout and shut up.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Where was she quoted?

Why is a coach's WIFE talking to the media?

Jay -- were the players who were upset O guys or D guys?

Younger or older guys?

5:22 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

unbelievable.

5:23 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

padre2,

Head coach in waiting is nothing but a pay raise. What is stopping him from coming to Auburn then leaving once Mack Brown leaves.....In reality all coaches are available even Nick Saban :) but of course we wont be able to get anyone we want.

5:24 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I take a nap and wake up to chaos, never again.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Chris,

Anyone can call in to a radio show. I don't if that is really like talking to the media. Ensminger is making more money than he was when he was a high school coach. Again, all the coaches make damn good money. Hard to feel to sorry for them.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Mark, where was Emsmingr's wife on the radio??

5:25 PM  
Blogger Cotton said...

so, so stupid. Auburn = down in flames.

5:26 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

If real change is what we are looking for what about that Obama guy?....sorry, had to

5:27 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

Coach dunns wife said a coach in misissippi told him of the firing. Something not right here. If that is true The JAYS dropped the ball.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

She called in like a regualr Schmoe?

Wow.

Ok, coaches I would hope are kept ---

Gran: Good recruiter of the So. Fla area.

Willis: another good recruiter and Auburn man.

I hope someone - who ever's hired calls RODNEY GARNER!!!!!!!!!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

WHY ARE COACH'S WIVES CALLING RADIO SHOWS?

Oh wow - they're not happy.

HUGE suprise.

5:28 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

ball state guy, not so much. washington guy, never. i like mike price for the job. oh sweet revenge!

5:29 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Again I ask...how can Charlie Weis have a job and CTT not?

The way this was handled with these assistant coaches and their families is pathetic. How can you treat the staff of your 4th winningest coach like this? And some of you actually believe this administration is competent enough to hire a suitable replacement??

5:29 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

she also made alot of commments about how no one will beat Nick Saban because of he buys players. and that if auburn wanted a coach who got players by shaking hands with $100 bills they she was glad that they were involved it that. She excused this year as fault of the Board of Trustees move to fire Tuberville in 2003 and the recruits then seniors now as a result of Jetgate. She was harsh!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

I happy with the decision.

This season showed me that when balls meet wall, Tuberville s***t his pants.

Saban hired at UBammer -- He freaks out and sends an assistant to hire an OC.

Changes his recruitng strategy and has class filled by spetember.

He totally craped his pants.

Nothing he's done in 2008 said he needed to be kept.

5:30 PM  
Blogger CovingtonTigerFan said...

I know that a legitimate case could be made to fire Coach Tuberville. I can't argue with that. But for some reason I've got a bad, bad feeling about this that I can't shake...

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

I really don't want willis to be retained. I am not sure that he is a lilly white clean as everyone would like to think he is!

5:31 PM  
Blogger scottatl said...

tigerfan44 - get a life, friends, or a gun

5:32 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Big Cat, I would think that with the internet and talk radio it would almost be impossible for Tubs to contact all the assistant coaches before the news broke.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

she also made alot of commments about how no one will beat Nick Saban because of he buys players. and that if auburn wanted a coach who got players by shaking hands with $100 bills they she was glad that they were involved it that.


Are we SURE -- like really sure --- that this woman is who she claims to be?

LINK ME UP!!!!!!

5:32 PM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

bad day

not happy...:(

5:33 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Cabana Boy said...

She needs to quit whining on the radio.

5:33 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Cabana Boy said...

chatroll not working for me properly too...

ughhh

5:34 PM  
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