Tommy Tuberville is out at Auburn. We need a coach. Just sayin'.
Tuberville was 85-40 in 10 years at Auburn, and is 110-60 in 14 years as a college head coach. His final season at Auburn ended with a 36-0 loss to Alabama last Saturday to finish off a disappointing 5-7 record. The loss ended a six-year winning streak against Tuberville's biggest rival.
It was a tough year for Auburn but let's face it. That Auburn team still probably could have gone at least 7-5 in the Big East this season. And sure they lost to Alabama, but they did beat their rival SIX TIMES in a row before that.
You may also remember Tommy's work from the 2003 13-0 season in which Auburn got shut out of the national title game. That was a decent year.
Check out Tommy's pre-2008 reign here. Note that Auburn won at least 9 games in six of the previous eight seasons before this one.
Who knows what Tommy's agenda is right now. He's probably got a lot on his mind. But I'd be shocked if DOCTOR Gross isn't lobbing a phone call to his agent right about now. Tuberville should righly join the rest of the candidates, all of whom are neatly catalogued by Donnie Webb here.
Donnie also makes a really good point. We were probably much closer to getting Chip Kelly than we realize. You don't just name your 2nd-year offensive coordinator as coach-in-waiting just because he lines up one interview.
And so we wait...
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