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12.09.2008

Tuesday talk

Hey everyone. So we at least have a few official interviewees on the list now:

  • Turner Gill, U. Buffalo head coach
  • Patrick Nix, U. Miami offensive coordinator (possibly by phone)
  • Rodney Garner, U. Georgia assistant/recruiting coordinator


DOOLEY IN THE PICTURE?:
We have unconfirmed reports that Derek Dooley, son of Vince, is interviewing with athletic Director Jay Jacobs today. That situation is difficult to confirm because Dooley is head coach and athletic director at Louisiana Tech.

He answers to the president, Dan Reneau. I'm aiming to correspond with him as soon as possible.

UPDATE: An LTU publicist, asked about the situation, said a statement Dooley released last week "still stands true." The statement says Dooley has not been contacted or interviewed in connection with another job.

HOKE REVERSES COURSE: Remember a few days ago when Ball State coach Brady Hoke said he hadn't been contacted by Auburn? Looks like that stance has changed. The (Muncie, Ind.) Star-Press, a fellow Gannett paper citing unnamed sources, reported today that BSU officials are expecting Hoke to meet with Jacobs today.

Of note: Hoke is schedule to appear in Mobile tomorrow for a GMAC Bowl event.

190 Comments:

Blogger Will said...

first....i called it

12:07 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

Can we get some live updates from the protest Jay? haha

12:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

We have a reporter on the scene there.

I am not him. I'll pass along information as I get it.

12:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Do the protesters know any facts or really why they are protesting?

Does anyone know the actual facts, much less the protesters?

12:14 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

why does everyobdy think the protest is funny?

12:14 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

They are protesting an assumption. There are no actual truths out there.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't even think they're protesting an assumption. A big part of this is because many people -- including several HOTTIES -- believe one of thesr two things is true:

a.) that firing Tuberville wasn't called for

b.) that paying him $5.1 million for kicks isn't a good decision

...the whole Olive Tuberville thing is a peripheral thing.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sorry - I'm late. What is the protest about?

12:18 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Ok. Tubs resigned on his own and we paid him 5 million because administrations thinks he's cool

12:18 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

the answer is A.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

the protest was cooked up before Tubs mom's story came out

12:19 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoPmd_wc7s8

Funny protest

12:20 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Pirate Hooker.

12:21 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Is Tubs going to appear and throw out $100 bills? I mean the man got fired and walked away with 5-6 million dollars. I hope the Keep Tubs signs head to the landfill to join the "We Believe beat Bama" signs.

12:21 PM  
Blogger ftworthtiger said...

I know a Jr. High coach who should be interviewed, at least while the interview process is staying at the level of ridiculous.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Adversity is an old wooden ship...

12:22 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

The Roundtable......quoting the HABOTN on the radio. Gotta love it.

12:23 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I posted this before but you should be able to see some of the protest online at the Auburn.edu site. At the botton of the page is a 'more features' button that will lead to the webcams on campus.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

50% of the time, protests work every time.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

lmao @ Doug - "yep" when asking that guy who he thought the best coach was. I LOVE Doug and Josh responses to callers.

12:29 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

What did they quote habotn? I'm in pensacola today so I can't hear doug and josh.

12:30 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

which webcam? Doesn't seem to be anybody on campus today.....

12:31 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Other schools protest wars and social injustice, but Auburn protests football coaching changes. (sigh)

12:32 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

JD, they were citing the HABOTN as a soure for who had been interviewed so far.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I'm with ya, astatguy (sigh)

12:34 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

I am completely underwhelmed by the list of interviewees so far, save for TG. It does not inspire confidence in JJ or this process.

Like I said yesterday, I like Nix or Garner as ASSISTANT coaches, not for the head job. Dooley, seems like TG lite to me. And the thought of Jimbo Fisher as HC makes me nauseous.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Grrrr, now I am going to have Gwen Stefani stuck in my head

whooooo hoooo weee hooo

12:38 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Joker said...

I protest the treatment of Bama fans on HABOTN. :-)

12:39 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I'm not with you guys. I love protesting trivial events. What else would people without jobs have to do all day, play on a blog?

12:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Guys ... SMOKESCREEN.

Don't spend too much examining who is on the the list. That's what I have to concentrate on because that's what I can get ON THE RECORD.

As I discussed on Saturday morning here, the winner (likely) has been chosen already.

12:40 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

BOOOOOMMMM!!!!! how do you like them apples?!

12:41 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

I'll take the list with a truckload of salt then Jay G.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Good point, Harrison ;-)

12:42 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Joker said...

Houston F. Nutt!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:44 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

When is this NY thing over anyway. Maybe they are waiting until then to announce Boomer as the coach, or if not then maybe we will wait 4 more weeks for completion of the NFL season.

12:45 PM  
Blogger ftworthtiger said...

will the winner look that much better bec. of who we are currently interviewing? and Jay, do you have an idea specifically who you think it is, or do you just believe they know two or three that they'd like?

12:48 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I still say if you poll all 400 or so people who are supposed to show up, many of them will have no clue as to what they are doing there other than "They fired Tuberville".

12:50 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Do you need a better reason? Why does PETA protest? because cows are delicious?

12:52 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

So do you guys want a coach that everyone likes and 'fits' in at Auburn or a coach that win games for you?

I don't Saban 'fits' in at UAT, but everybody looks past his Napoleon syndrone because he wins.

12:53 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Harrison, if we are not supposed to eat cows, then they would have been made of meat.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Meat is Murder!

(tasty, tasy murder)

12:54 PM  
Blogger AU_AG said...

Half of the protesters don't know what they are protesting. Just looking for a reason to skip class

12:55 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

lock me up.

12:56 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

If we are looking for a guy everyone likes, Jacobs could have stayed home and just visited eHarmony and found a likeable person that fit in at AU.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

excellent point wtc..vegeterians are dumb

12:58 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Anyone think our coaching search should be patterned after the Illinois governor's search for a senator?

12:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I have been threatened enough with Houston Nutt that almost anyone else would be ok with me.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You meant to spell vegetarian wrong, right?

12:59 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

If God didn't want us to eat the animals....

Why did he make them taste so good?

12:59 PM  
Blogger au0608 said...

Jay G.-- any feeling on an announcement time? Are we looking at days or weeks? Do you have a good indication at who (generally speaking) they are looking at?

1:00 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

hey AU_AG in college you really don't have to have a reason to miss class.... Oh and it's dead day at Auburn University so no classes...

1:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Don't go there, Faker. It's a bad line of logic that doesn't generalize well to other parts of your life.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Sean C. from Tennessee said...

Any hotties making an appearance on the Roundtable?

1:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

It's your turn, Sean.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

So, could the guy (Turner Gill) that's already been chosen (Turner Gill) also be on the list (Turner Gill)?

1:02 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Jay, can the guy on the seen at the protest find out if there is a keg involved? I would like to think they will be accomplishing something.

As for the guy having already been chosen, I am hoping that is the case. So far the candidate list hasn't been very impressive. When Paul Johnson and Houston Nutt are the big names, something is very wrong.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Sean C. from Tennessee said...

Mon, I would, but I've caught the cold from Hades and can barely talk. I'd sound like Courtney Love after a long night.

1:03 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

http://twitpic.com/rg6f

A picture from the protest...

1:04 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

oops...i didn't say i was any smarter Mon

1:04 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better soon.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Turner Gill has his pluses, but he wouldn't be an upgrade to what we had. He would also be likely to move on to greener pastures. Somehow I don't think he is the man to do it.

1:04 PM  
Blogger ftworthtiger said...

hate to say it, but that protest looks pretty lame.

1:05 PM  
Blogger AU_AG said...

Does anyone know how many potential recruits we've lost? I heard 5 this past weekend. Is that number growing.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Sean C. from Tennessee said...

Thanks, Mon.

1:05 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

the guy WHO's already been chosen...that's the Monk in me talking, just ignore

1:06 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

The day we start needing to spell everything right here is the day I will need to renounce my hottieness.

I can't spell either, Harrison.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Sean C. from Tennessee said...

AU, those recruits weren't ours until signing day. They're not scratched off until signing day. Depending on who the new guy is, I think we could still do alright in recruiting.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I won the school spelling bee in 4th and 5th grade.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

AU_AG, my guess is it won't be the number of recruits we lose, but rather losing the cream of the crop such as Cotton and Coleman. That coupled with losing players to the NFL could prove fatal for this program over the next decade.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Spelling something wrong is the most fun when it's in a post calling other people dumb. That was my point. Sorry if that offended you, Harrison.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

back to back!!!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

my efforts for a three-peat were thwarted by a nerdy 7th grader who later turned out to be a hot cheerleader

1:08 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

no offense taken...i totally got the irony of the post

1:08 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

Cant we all just get along?

1:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thank you. - I kinda thought you would cuz you're a fun fella. :-)

1:09 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

The sign in the back of that picture that reads "Bobbt Lowder is Bama Fan" is priceless!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

thanks..glad people are catching on

1:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Tommy Bowden was Dye's last OC.

1:10 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Monica's got yahoo mail, I think.

1:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sorry, that was for the roundtable guys.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

What's NOT funny about this protest? Seriously.

1:11 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

http://twitpic.com/rg5c

Cops were all over the place... Looks like the riot police almost had to be called to take control!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I did have email, Tar! Sorry for the delay.

1:14 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

http://twitpic.com/rg8p

Another picture of the protest.... I did not take the pics they are not mine

1:14 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Okay ladies, lets show your support for Auburn and coach Tuberville by stepping up, showing up at the protest, and participating in the Topless for Tuberville campaign. Remember, a boob is a terrible thing to waste.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Somebody write this down.

I'm speechless.

1:18 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

SFC, that's a wonderful idea.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Let is be known that on this date the impossible was accomplished, Monica is speechless.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Irony and reading comprehension are lost on me when I'm sick, monica. ;-)

1:20 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

Let's hope it is real cold whenever this protest takes place....

1:20 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

See? I am having trouble comprehending SFC's post right now.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Hey, I am an innovator and know how to run a protest that will get noticed.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Now, that I've recovered I find I can't post the things I'm thinking. I only hope you can imagine. Probably not.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

You see, even FSJ might show up for the protest if people would just listen to my innovative ideas.

1:23 PM  
Blogger just another scottie said...

I agree with Mon--I think I'll be happy with any of the legitimate candidates.

As long as it's not Houston Nutt. If he's the guy, I'm gonna jump.

1:24 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

SFC,

I'm there...to support the protestors....

1:26 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

There have been public demonstrations that have proven long lasting at Auburn, but it was long ago.

Making An Impact

1:26 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sorry to hear that you're sick, too, Kristina. Hope you feel better soon.
Hotties take care of yourselves!

1:29 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

I'm sick too. I've been sick since Saturday night...

Coincidence.... I think not.

Hope you feel better zoo keeper.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Steve FC is what you call a renaissance man**

**The terms Renaissance Man and (less commonly) Homo Universalis (Latin for "universal man" or "man of the world") are related and used to describe a person who is well educated or who excels in a wide variety of subjects or fields.[3] This idea developed in Renaissance Italy from the notion expressed by one of its most accomplished representatives, Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72): that “a man can do all things if he will.” Thus the gifted men of the Renaissance sought to develop skills in all areas of knowledge, in physical development, in social accomplishments and in the arts.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Thinking of the protest reminds of me of that late, great entrepreneur, Nathan Arizona.

FBI agent: Mr. Arizona, do you have any disgruntled employees?

Nathan Arizona: Hell, there all disgruntled. I ain't runnin' a daisy farm. My motto is: do it my way, or watch your butt.

This ain't a daisy farm, the Peace Corps or the YMCA mini-soccer where everybody plays and no one keeps score.

This is big-time college football where coaches get paid millions and if they screw up or their trend lines starts down, they get fired. They happen to get millions on the way out the door.

The little sign wavers better understand that one day, because the world ain't nice. And it won't be payin' 'em millions to go away.

Oh, the Constitution gives them right to protest, and I'm cool with that. It's a waste of time. They ought be studyin' for finals.

Tommy's gone -- fired, resigned, gone fishin' with Al Neri on Lake Tahoe, whatever. It's over.

Look to the future. And if you're buyin' all these interviews, I've got some swampland to sell you.

It's either Boom, Petrino or Johnson.

And I think it's Boom. I couldn't be happier.

Jet, Self-Apppointed AD, and driver of the Winnebago

1:40 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Yeah, that's it. Renaissance man...

1:41 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet - Do you have the Cliffs Notes on that last post?

1:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Dang - Y'all are all sick! Hope you feel better soon, too, Faker.

Anybody else?

1:43 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I got better

1:44 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Monica:

Protest waste of time.
Tommy's gone, not coming back.
Interviews smokescreen.
Jet (hearts) Boom.
Jet has named himself AD in a coup -- bloodless or otherwise.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Sean C. from Tennessee said...

The bright side of being sick is being able to sit at home all day and follow this coaching search, oh wait I do that at work too. Anyway at least here I can't get in trouble for it.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Monica hearts Cliffs Notes.
TYVM, Jet.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

OK. Jay Geezy keeps giving hints. I feel like I'm Nick Cage in National Treasure. Or in a cage in National Geographic. Any hoo, I need more hints. I was the last cub scout to figure out the ancient Indian (excuse me, Native American) saying, " Owha tagoo siam"
I keep chanting "smokescreen" over and over, but it's not coming to me.

1:49 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We have got to make this hire by Thursday afternoon.

I will be up in Asheville, NC for the Christmas Jam all weekend and away from the internet. If we make the hire while I'm gone, I'll be having serious HABOTN withdrawls.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Sean C. from Tennessee said...

RK, you'd think if any of the above were serious candidates an announcement of sorts would come by then.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

The protest is funny to me because it took them a week for them to figure out that Tommy got fired.

Maybe they'll figure out one day that's exactly what Bre'r Tuberville wanted.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

THe coaching search will give you clues and when you find it out, there will be another clue, and another, and another.

I beginning to believe that TPTB are really what remains of the Knights Templer and are operating at some mystical level that is at another level than the rest of us less worldly folks.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Jet, I don't see any of the three you mention as likely.

Petrino has only been at Arkansas one season and would have a distinct following, but also he would have a large segment that are against him. He has already damaged his reputation by jumping around. I doubt he jumps again.

Muschamp has a very sweet deal at Texas and as much job security as you can have in college coaching. I don't see him going anywhere unless we pay him ungodly numbers that are far above his level of experience.

Johnson has only been at GT for a year, so I doubt he would be the man. He is probably the most likely out of the candidates you list, but somehow I think we will go with a more wide open offensive minded coach.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Bre'r Tuberville! Good one, Jet. Don't throw me in the briarpatch!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Was it one of the Die Hard movies where the bad guys caused a big ruckus on one side of town to draw all the cops, while the REAL crime was going on unnoticed somewhere else?
Am I on the right track?

1:56 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Steve ...

If it's not one of the three (I am 90 percent sure it's Muschamp, 8 percent Johnson and 2 percent Petrino), I will:

a. ask to be removed permanently from the list of Notable Newcomers -- never to return or advance beyond.

b. ask to be given the death penalty on front page quotes

c. petition to have JGT create a new category to be known as "Flaming Idiot" to which my name can be first on the list in perpetuity.

Monica, sorry for the length of the post.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Muschamp is an interesting choice because I saw people wanting him fired after our defensive performance against UGA a while back. The criticism wasn't fair, but it is amazing how the pendulum swings.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Jet, might as well add an atomic wedgie to the list.

1:59 PM  
Blogger AUnMobile (Mr. 99% Sure) said...

I'm sick also Mon.... what about me?

2:00 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I've been sick for nearly a week, although the first couple of days were the worst. It did get better, but it doesn't want to go away. Fortunately I ain't the John Wayne type. I will drug the crap out of myself.

2:02 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

How about an Indian.. (I'm sorry) A Native american burn.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Jim in Scranton said...

It's likely someone they already know. Just like 2003, there is a former assistant out there that made a very good impression on the people that matter. The opportunity has presented itself to have that former assistant return.

2:03 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'd say listening to a three hour loop of "Rocky Top" would be enough torture for you Jet.

2:04 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

How about a 3 hour loop of Jan Terri videos?

That would be the ultimate HABOTN punishment.

2:06 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

Ok...guys and gals..

I've got some time between meetings...

Where is the All female HABOTN protest going to be held?

I need to schedule a vacation day.. :-)

2:06 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

If Jay is on the money, it seems we should hear something within the next week or so.

If it is someone previous that made a good impression, a lot of names come to mind, none containing the name Franklin. How about Chizik? Borges is Back!!! Forget Gibbs, unless he is a long lost beegee, he won't be famous. How about Mazone?

2:07 PM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

My vote's with "The Program" Turner Gill.

Also special shout out to Jay G for not posting rumors and stuff from the "horse's mouth" without quotes.

Still not counting out William the Loud. He would be the first guy ever in Auburn coaching search history to not offer a direct quote to the media and still not take the J.O.B.

Schizzle

2:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Poor AUnMObile! Bless your sweet heart honey. I hope you feel better very, very soon!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Finebaum is bringing up the blackface incident from years ago. AAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!

2:09 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

jim I think you are right on. The more I think about it the more it just seems to jive. I do not believe AU will do a national search for a replacement when they already know what type of coach they want. This is all smoke and mirrors. Or as the say in the Czech republic "kouřová clona"

2:10 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Maybe it's Phillip Lolley or John Lovett.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Doctors say that Nordberg has a 50/50 chance of living, though there's only a 10 percent chance of that.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I like the idea of John Lovett. I don't think he was that impressive of a coach, but his name reminds me of the guy from City Slickers II, so I consider that a plus.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Riddle me this ... if Jay is interviewing everyone under the sun this week, then what is the search firm doing?

Maybe, they're doing the deal with the real coach!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

Alabama is afraid of Turner Gill. This is Finebaum's agenda. What a scumbag.

2:14 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

"Life is all about timing… the unreachable become reachable, the unavailable become available, and the unattainable become attainable. Have patience, wait it out, It’s all about timing."
This is my new philosophy about the coaching search.

2:15 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

Sorry to see that a lot of people are feeling under the weather, I hope everyone is feeling better soon. I will send out lots of TLC to the Hotties.

2:17 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

Jet they are thee ones who are talking with the real canidates. Finding out favorite colors, how many zero on the buyout, what staff, how they like their eggs and other important details while jay is off interviewing the "smokescreens"

2:19 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Mrs. Rim ... a voice of reason.

Health update: I'm feeling quite well, thank you. Monica, I knew you were concerned.

Got a meeting in 10 ... and need some coffee.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

I don't know Ronnie from Auburn Undercover, but Finebaum eats his lunch.
He says Houston F Nutt is still a viable candidate.
If that is the case, I will snip my own achilles tendons with rusty garden shears just to keep my mind off what a horrible hire that is!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

KJ, that's what I was saying without saying it directly.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

So MrsFront. One day I'll be able to dunk a basketball, never work again, and make out with scarlett johanssen as long as i time it right? sweet

2:21 PM  
Blogger Jet and the Sonic Boom said...

Harrison ... the way the economy's going that "never work again" part may be sooner than you think!

2:22 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

jet I know, trying to be a notable newcomer. HaHa

2:23 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

see...the perfect timing is almost here. without a job, i can work out to jumo higher and stalk hot celebrities

2:24 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

Muschamp:

I don't think that Alabama is scared of any potential hire. Why would they be?

Was Auburn scared of the Saban hire? Not according to Phillip Marshall. He kept talking about Tuberville's record against Saban. We also heard that it is different recruiting at LSU versus recruiting in a state where there are two major programs. All truthful statements. And still we are happy with our hire. It's not important that your opponent fear your hire as long as you get the correct person for the job.

Certainly, some hires are better than others. In my mind, Auburn is going after a big name with the up and comers filling out the list if they don't get their first choice.

2:24 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Funny how Phillip Marshall of Auburn Undercover said to remove Nutt from the list.

So you have one website that one person says no and one says yes.

2:26 PM  
Blogger michael said...

If I was a cop at an unruly protest, I would keep yelling in my megaphone, "Thou dost protest too much!" I'll bet it would surprise the protesters, and it would be the first time the phrase was used at an actual protest

2:26 PM  
Blogger MrsFrontRim said...

Harrison, I am not sure about the making out part, but if you have 40,000 dollars she might sell another date on ebay. My quote was more directed to these very long days we are having trying to see past all the smoke.

2:28 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I was thinking, and maybe someone stated it on a earlier post, but what about offering Saban 5 million a year. He has no buyout. Does UAT have to pay him if he leaves? If they do, he would make 9 mil a year.

Just wondering.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

FSJ, I agree. Auburn is likely chasing a few big names and guys like Muschamp, Fisher, and Gill are the fallbacks.

I don't understand why people feel Nutt would be such a horrible hire. No, he would likely not lead us to the promised land, but he has been successful everywhere he has been. I guess it is a matter of expectations.

2:29 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The only way Saban would get money from Alabama if he leaves is if they fired him. Otherwise, he just walks away.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I know what you meant. i get bored and just post stuff. I think of those 3 things the scarlett johanssen thing is the most plausible..that feels nice

2:30 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Harrison, I think we could make at least one of those three happen for you. I let you try to figure out which one.

Side note...does the dunk have to be on a 10 ft rim?

2:31 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

To most Muschamp and Fisher are big names, especially Muschamp and Gill would be a big time hire for the attention it would bring.

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

I still favor Butch Davis. I think he only makes like $1.7 Million and NC. He would bring something Auburn has long needed, a head coach with a cool nickname.

2:32 PM  
Blogger jhc said...

FSJ, I'm sure you're right about AU going after the big names and getting the 2nd tier in order, but I'd feel better if the 2nd tier was a little higher. Beyond Gill (on whose bandwagon I surprisingly find myself), none of the publicly confirmed names impress me.

I've only been an Auburn fan for 26 years (since my first Iron Bowl after moving from GA to AL), so I don't carry much weight, but I want a coach that will 1) run a clean program, 2) make Auburn men out of the boys that come to play, 3) outcoach the other guy most of the time, and 4) win the overwhelming majority of the games he coaches (even some when he doesn't outcoach the other guy).

2:33 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

yes it does..without any help of anykind. and the never work again has to be because i am filthy rich.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

wtc, I like the way you think. How about this scenario...
We pay Saban $5 mil a year and make him a customer service rep in the AU ticket office. Then we hire Turner Gill for $2 Mil to be our head coach.
That way we dispose of our bitter enemy, get the guy we want, and still come out cheaper than buying out one of $exton's other clients.

2:34 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

SFC:

I'm right there with you..

I would back the Brinks truck up to Davis' house and make him tell me no first...

2:35 PM  
Blogger Will said...

okay, scratch that 0 for 3.

2:35 PM  
Blogger FSJ-The Bandit said...

jhc:

We are all equals here no matter how long we've been fans...

Well except for me..I'm a Bama fan so that automatically places me on a different level. I'll let y'all determine where that level is.. :-)

2:37 PM  
Blogger jhc said...

I'll take a thoughtful, rational bammer fan any day. I'm just glad to find a blog where the conversation is (generally) focused forward.

2:38 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Finebaum's agenda is to be negative and piss people off so they listen and call in sounds like he's succeeded. Second Jet I don't know if I'd step out on that limb you just did. I seriously think its someone were not really talking at the current time...maybe an ole ball coach.

2:39 PM  
Blogger jhc said...

My wife and I spent some time last night talking about the ball coach heading west from Columbia. It'd definitely rub some of my gamecock friends the wrong way (dangerous sentence alert).

I'm just not sure that he brings the discipline and energy we need right now.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The search firm sets up these interviews.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

jhc, discipline wise, I have no problem with darth visor. I am in Columbia. When he arrived here he kicked half the players off the team. Fear the visor.

2:47 PM  
Blogger jhc said...

The search firm setting up the interviews certainly provides for a bit of smokescreen if so desired, as well as any interviews they'd like to set up for PR purposes.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Jay, you predicted we would hear something in a few weeks about a week ago. Is that still your impression. If the man is really lurking in the background as you have suggested, I would expect an announcement late this week or early next week.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't see it happening this week. Anything is possible, of course.

I'd have lost any bet involving Jacobs interviewing Rodney Garner.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I want a search firm job, it seems super easy and I bet it pays well

2:51 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

In terms of darth visor, if he was wanting to make a change, I think he would have showed up at UT and asked where his office will be.

2:51 PM  
Blogger AU_AG said...

Who has actually been interviewed so far. There are a lot of names bouncing around the world wide web, but who has been interviewed?

2:53 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Harrison, you also can buddy up with the agents so their clients can get "interviews" to provide additional income for everyone involved.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

AU_AG: The confirmed list is on the front of this blog.

I haven't yet been able to confirm Derek Dooley. Louisiana Tech maintains that they have not been contacted for permission ...

2:54 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

JD,

You are correct about Finebaum's show.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

My dream of never working again is taking shape, lookout scarlett johanssen

2:54 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Don't think OBC would have gone to UT despite being from East Ten. I don't think he was necessarily searching for a new job but maybe was given an offer he couldn't necessarily refuse.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Jay, what keeps regular folks from contacting s.i.d.'s and coaches' "people". do journalists have a password, or do you just have the phone numbers that we can't get?

2:58 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Harrison, please don't hold your breath for the phone numbers of coaches to show up here.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Jay, let me congratulate you on being a successful blogger. You can tell you are successful when you have people typing first when they are the first to comment.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Harrison, I guess anyone could call these people for information.

It's a boring process. I'm warning you now.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Butch Davis is an Arkansas graduate. It makes you wonder why he didn't end up there.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

From what I have heard Butch Davis took the UNC job because he wanted a low pressure job were a 8 win season is considered successful. This would explain why he didn't go to Arky and would certainly rule out Auburn.

3:28 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I bet those words never came from Butch's mouth. Nobody would ever admit they went to a school just to be somewhat above average.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

My biggest fear:
This entire show is cover for Lowder/Rane/Dye to hire their flunky.
The guys should just pool their money and buy a pro team so they can do all this out in the open.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Aubie, where are you getting your info about these guys involvement?

4:13 PM  
Blogger Muschamp Wuz Here said...

You guys are silly with your ideas on some sort of mastermind plan Jay Jacobs has to completely fool the entire media.

The problem is you expect something like Saban to happen to Auburn. It's not. And it doesn't need to.

FSJ is right about that. Not right about Turner Gill not being a threat to recruiting in this region. You can't kid youself there.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Trent said...

Turner Gill will not be offered the Auburn job even after a face to face interview and a phone interview----- MY source who is very creditable and is a close memeber of the BOARD of Auburn have assured me that Will Mushchamp will take the job w/ in 3to 4 days. Believe me or not IT IS TRUE!

5:55 PM  

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