Auburn fingerprints on Richt’s decision

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 Richt’s move.

The writer, said he couldn’t confirm that and wouldn’t with anonymous sources, but it was a fascinating bit of gossip he passed along. Imagine, an Auburn graduate’s fingerprints on a move to embarrass Nick Saban and Alabama.

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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. Doesn’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 rotten—but what else should we expect from Auburn?

FWIW: Our piece on the controversy was mentioned on AOL’s Fanhouse.