Auburn fans celebrate win in Hoover

Auburn fanatics within the Hoover community have claimed what they feel is a victory against Alabama with the ouster of Richard Bishop as principal of Hoover High School.

Why would Auburn fans take such joy over the dismissal of a high school prinicipal?

Sour grapes.

Petulant Auburn fans spoiled with recruiting success while the Tide was on probation were furious that Nick Saban salvaged Alabama’s 2007 recruiting class; Saban’s class was helped out nicely by landing several players from Hoover.

And in typical Auburn fashion, some mid-level boosters and fans cried foul.

The howls within the Hoover program were fueled by an Auburn-bias amongst many political and educational leaders. In additioin, Rush Propst’s acerbic style has made numerous enemies within Hoover High School, within the Hoover community and within the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

With enemies surrounding him, it was only a matter of time until a cabal formed to take on the coach.

There is also a culture clash between some Auburn-fan political leaders in the Hoover community and Propst. This culture clash hears certain persons compare Propst and the present Hoover style with the old days of Berry High School and its football coaches and program.

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To hear the Auburn fans, the old Berry coaches had class and Propst doesn’t.

There are legitimate issues within the Hoover High School athletic department, the high school proper and the school system. However, the problems go beyond football, and are political, that is to say factional—factions are battling for control of the school system and city politics—this is the latest battleground.

Auburn fans (and I’m not talking about the program’s real fans, but the rogue fanatics which mar every SEC program) should think carefully before launching into the character assassination engaged against Propst and other “enemies” of the Auburn nation.

There can be little doubt that Auburn fans were fueling the flames behind the revelations of Rush Propst’s alleged infidelity.

Such nuclear actions come with a price, Auburn fans don’t want the same type of scrutiny applied to high schools in south Alabama, where allegations of steering players to Auburn have long been a staple of conversation.

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  1. 1
    Auburn OwnsU

    Auburn has always gotten who they wanted from Hoover. just because the Tide is cheating once again and the heat is coming is no excuse for making up fairy tales.

  2. 3
    Wingnut

    I couldn’t help but laugh as Richard Bishop’s role in Auburn’s vindication was brushed off in this article. Instead of focusing on a principal that used taxpayer money to line up a coronation parade for
    Sabandesoleil (i.e, the fake bake variety) at the school doors and likely used his power to influence a certain DL that his first choice was not his best.

    Instead, this “article” (and I use the term loosely) went straight for Rock Star . Do you think Auburn fans really care about the man? He isn’t pushing recruits in any direction. He’s kissed every college program in the South’s behind looking for a promotion to the D-I ranks. Rock Star is a fan on nobody or no program except himself and the program he’s coaching be it as a head or an assistant. Anybody ever wonder why no school in the South has touched him with a 10-foot pole? He’s damaged goods and a non-issue for Auburn folks.

    Auburn folks are glad for one reason – Richard Bishop got what he had coming to him. His arrogance and glaring bias was doing no good for Auburn athletics at Hoover. That is a fact. The article was basically a waste. Wonder if ole Rich’s egomaniac twin brother Sabandesoleil will reap the same reward? Time will tell but the mighty normally fall and it’s a hard fall from that high up….

  3. 4
    Auburn OwnsU

    Hmmm, you mean the glass house in mobile that turned out to be nothing but bammer involvement and not AU? Or could you be fondly remembering 12 championships of which half are fictional? CTT has a does run a clean program and it’s sad because you know that, but stll make things up.
    Ask any college football fan which team is a joke in the state, but you don’t have to because you know the answer. Make up stories all you want as a cub reporter (that’s generous) but it won’t change the fact that there is smoke and fire at Hoover and AU has nothing to do with it.

  4. 5
    Turner Yarbrough

    I never ceases to amaze me at the envy of Auburn fans. As Herbstreit said, things are about to return to normal in Alabama and Auburn can go back to being non factors in the grand scheme of college football. No matter how much they scream and cry, they are not, nor ever will on the same level as Alabama. Just reminisce fondly about your nano second in the national spotlight only because of self inflicted wounds that we have now paid for. Remember your 1/2 (while on probation) NC fondly. Oh, that’s right. 95% of you weren’t born then.

  5. 6
    Auburn OwnsU

    5 years is probably a third of your life there big talker. Yeah we envy championships when Notre Dame beat you in the bowl game but you claim it. Don’t make me go on or you’ll just be embarrassed. I love bammers that have yet to see their team play a down of football under Saban but are world beaters. Remember “Got Shula”? You keep talking and we’ll keep whipping you on the field.

    You better be worried about Vandy and not the team that has your number for years running.

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