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skyIdub

Winged Warrior
Just flew with an Auburn grad on my Cartel Run yesterday (ORD-Monterey, Mex :ROFLMAO: )...and this was a lot of our convo. We both agreed this was coming. I asked if they would go all in for Urban Meyer? He said he wasn't familiar enough with this new AD from Miss. St.
 
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Hmmm...Auburn hired the AD from MissSt the week before they play football, and he fired Harsin on his first day...am I getting that right?
New AD hasn't officially been hired yet. Admin already at Auburn fired Him
 
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and the rumors of Deon Sanders to Auburn should start about now
OMG this will be fun. Must buy popcorn.
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Auburn has created their own problems. Not many coaches are going to jump at that job knowing they'll be gone at the first signs of adversity. Which is how they ended up with Harsin in the first place. Delusion at it's finest.
 
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Didn't Sanders "unofficially" interview for the Auburn job last month when he was in town? :ROFLMAO:
 
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Mr. Tibbs

southeast DuPage
part of their fan base will want Sanders
and
part of their fanbase will want Hugh Freeze
and
part will want Urban Meyer
 
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part of their fan base will want Sanders
and
part of their fanbase will want Hugh Freeze
and
part will want Urban Meyer
Has Mike Leach done enough to get hired again by the same guy who hired him last time? Because Frosty proved that model pays off...for the coach.
 
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BZuppke

Plainfield
I think there more to the Harsin story (assistant coach defections and a lack of fit from the get go) but the fact remains there’s no loyalty or stability outside of Tuscaloosa. A revolving door of ADs and coaches at every school and they keep poaching each other. The mess that Sabin made.
 
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Auburn's interim head coach will be current RBs coach and former Tigers RB Cadillac Williams.

Tigers are currently 3-5 and would have to win 3 out of their last 4 to avoid missing a bowl game for the first time since the end of the Gene Chizik era back in 2012. Their remaining games are at Mississippi State, home vs. Texas A&M and Western Kentucky, and in Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl.
 
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BZuppke

Plainfield
Harsin was a terrible fit at Auburn but a hit at Boise State. His next stop?
 
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Auburn has created their own problems. Not many coaches are going to jump at that job knowing they'll be gone at the first signs of adversity. Which is how they ended up with Harsin in the first place. Delusion at it's finest.
Why take the Auburn job? Sign for a boatload of money and then get a $15 million buyout. Coach for a year or so and then be set for life.
 
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In a conference of delusional fanbases, Auburn's stands out as being the most delusional.
The thing with Auburn's fan/booster community isn't so much that they're any crazier than other football factories of the South, it's that they've managed to commandeer more control over the proper leadership of the school than at other places.

And so it's not even so much about having starry-eyed expectations of big name coaches, what their big boosters want is to be part of the hiring process and to have a head football coach they have a degree of control and accountability over. That's where the whole Kevin Steele thing came from.

Not an ideal organizational structure to say the least. And with the NIL world now center stage, the donors have a lot more immediate leverage than they used to.

It's a matter of time before we get an NIL-consortium versus NIL-consortium civil war for "control" of one of these big Southern programs. And Auburn is the perfect breeding ground for that sort of thing.
 
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The thing with Auburn's fan/booster community isn't so much that they're any crazier than other football factories of the South, it's that they've managed to commandeer more control over the proper leadership of the school than at other places.

And so it's not even so much about having starry-eyed expectations of big name coaches, what their big boosters want is to be part of the hiring process and to have a head football coach they have a degree of control and accountability over. That's where the whole Kevin Steele thing came from.

Not an ideal organizational structure to say the least. And with the NIL world now center stage, the donors have a lot more immediate leverage than they used to.

It's a matter of time before we get an NIL-consortium versus NIL-consortium civil war for "control" of one of these big Southern programs. And Auburn is the perfect breeding ground for that sort of thing.
I hope you write content for a living...
 
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MoCoMdIllini

Montgomery County, Maryland
Gotta wonder if CU would hire another Boise State coach after experiencing the Dan Hawkins years. He sucked more than Pearl Harbor and that's an awful lot girl.
Ah, you have a very good point. I forgot about Hawkins.
 
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