Could an Auburn graduate be responsible for the closed Georgia practice? According to an Atlanta-Journal Constitution writer who appeared on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network, Stacy Searels, a former Auburn graduate and former LSU assistant might have been behind Mark Richtâ€™s move.
The AJC.com writer, said he couldnâ€™t confirm that and wouldnâ€™t with anonymous sources, but it was a fascinating bit of gossip he passed along. Imagine, an Auburn graduateâ€™s fingerprints on a move to embarrass Nick Saban and Alabama.
FYI: Stacy Searels is a 1990 graduate of Auburn and the OL coach for UGA, according to the official Georgia website.
I said the Richt move was cynical earlier. Doesnâ€™t it look even more so with this revelation? Football has become a dirty game of politics, innuendo and media perception. Richt and his Auburn crony have decided to use the media bias against Saban. It smells rottenâ€”but what else should we expect from Auburn?
FWIW: Our piece on the controversy was mentioned on AOL’s Fanhouse.