COLLAPSE

I n-fighting between Tommy Tuberville, school administrators and boosters will finally yield bitter fruit—the day of reckoning is at hand.

Tuberville’s attempt to escape Auburn failed because school officials held Tuberville to his buyout. However, the school administrators/boosters really didn’t want Tuberville (see Jetgate), but decided to stick it to him.

Auburn’s crowd cut off their nose to spite their face. Now they are stuck with a coach who didn’t really want to be there.

How do we now that? He was hunting instead of recruiting. He was shopping in NYC instead of recruiting, and he lost out on just about every player to his chief rivals (Alabama, Georgia and Florida)

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It could be bad luck. But to make that assumption would be to ignore the animosity shown during Tuberville’s flirtation with every major job opening south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Deep down, Auburn fans know the stalemate in the power struggle on the Plains will condemn the program to further failures. Certainly, Tuberville won’t give up, but the snowball rolling down the hill is going to be hard to stop.

Tuberville will have difficulty recruiting in Alabama. Richt owns Georgia, and Meyer at UF and Jimbo Fischer at FSU are going to make Florida more difficult. So, where will Tuberville get his recruits? Without question, it is going to be harder for the Tigers. And the instability in the Auburn program makes it twice as difficult.

Auburn will continue to win games, but it is only making it more difficult for itself.

Auburn is a train wreck. And it can thank its coach, its administrators, and its boosters.

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  1. WillisMann February 6, 2008 at 5:23 pm #

    As I repeatedly say over and over again, this is nothing new for both Alabama and Alabama Polytechnic Institute. API had their brief stint of success courtesy of our downfall, but now, things are slowly evolving back to normal form. In just a matter of very few years, Alabama will be Alabama once again, and API will once again be API… They’ll go right back to being that little rejected cowboy school who takes pride in comparing themselves to their cross state superior, Alabama.

    End of discussion.

  2. finebammer February 6, 2008 at 5:54 pm #

    let it be written, let it be done.

    in reality, saban’s biggest accomplishment here is setting things back as they should be. the university of alabama is the state university. it should never, and i repeat, never be so much as challenged for any in-state recruit it wants by any program. (in basketball as well as football) saban’s recruiting expertise partnered with the championship tradition of alabama football has not only re-taken the state but has reaped a near consensus number one recruiting class nationally.

    now you’re seeing the real reasons he’s hated so.

  3. Jon February 7, 2008 at 9:23 am #

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL @ Alabama.

    Toolsheds. 66666666666666666 going to be 7777777777777777777 then going to be 888888888888888 then going to be 99999999999999999

    shitty fucking school

  4. Dash February 7, 2008 at 9:26 am #

    Bama fans are almost as bad as South Carolina fans. South Carolina had the #4 recruiting class in the country last year. They didnt make a bowl game this year. Nothing will change. You will lose to LSU, and Georgia, and Auburn and Probably Miss St. Maybe you can make it through your schedule without losing to a IAA school this year.

  5. lol@bamafans February 7, 2008 at 9:27 am #

    wait, wasn’t Saban the savior last year when you were 6-2, but after that impressive finish, now it’s because of his recruiting prowess? delusional

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