Tommy Tubervilleâ€™s 2008 recruiting class was so good he had to go on talk radio and defend it.
According to the Mobile Press-Register:
“I know we get ridiculed when we come up supposedly short on anything. We didn’t come up short on recruiting. This group is going to be a heck of a class,” he said during an interview with WANI-AM 1400 in Auburn. “I know that Alabama had a good recruiting class in-state this year. We’ve dominated pretty much the last six or seven years.”
Once he explains his Tigers have dominated recruiting, Tuberville switches tack and says the staff isnâ€™t about recruiting, but evaluation:
“The best thing our coaches have done in the 10 years they’ve been at Auburn is not recruiting, but evaluation,” he said. “There’s a lot of these four- or five-star (players) that we won’t even touch, because No. 1, we can’t get them in school, and No. 2, they don’t fit what we want to do in terms of attitude and personality and academics. If we just went after only the athletic ability, we’d end up with 10 guys on scholarship at the end of four years.”
You know the pressure is intense in the Auburn circle when Tuberville has to go on talk radio to defend the debacle called the 2008 class. Does anyone with a brain buy this nonsense? Of course not. Auburn fans are in meltdown over the Tuberville situation. His flirtation with Arkansas, his flirtation with Texas A&M, his duck hunting and shopping in NYC instead of recruitingâ€”Auburn fans know Tuberville was lazy in 2007-2008.
Lazy wonâ€™t cut it in the SEC. Spinning doesnâ€™t top hard work. Auburn fans know that. That is why they are always talking about Nick Saban.