Tuberville: misanthrope

Tommy Tuberville told the troops he hates the media.

Yes. You read that correctly. Tuberville hates the media.

You know, the media—the guys who saved his job by exposing Jetgate. The guys who make excuses for his horrible 2008 recruiting class.

Who knew that Tuberville and Saban have so much in common?

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Tuberville doesn’t pull any punches in his talk with the troops, as chronicled by Ivan Maisel.

The one thing I don’t like a lot is the media. There is a lot I don’t like because they really don’t have a clue about what they’re talking about most of the time.

Tuberville has a point. There are plenty of mental lightweights on the Auburn beat.

And how does Tuberville feel about recruiting rankings and scouts?

They are idiots too!

Those five stars tend not to be five stars. [They’re] ranked by somebody if they knew anything about football, they wouldn’t be ranking players anyway. They’d be coaching.

Tuberville has turned into as much of a misanthrope as Nick Saban.

What’s next? Berating reporters at media days?

Maybe I’ll ask him about expectations for 2008.