A poll here at the Capstone Report shows strong support for Tommy Tuberville; it is clear, Tide fans want Tuberville to stay at Auburn. In this morningâ€™s vote almost 75% of voters want Auburn to keep Tommy Tuberville as coach of the Auburn Tigers.
Why? Isnâ€™t Tuberville the guy who kicked Alabamaâ€™s ass for six straight years?
The answer from fans falls into two areas.
First, Tide fans believe Tuberville is lazy. Lazy probably isnâ€™t the right word because you donâ€™t get to be a head coach in the SEC without hard work. Comparatively, Tuberville is lazy when you think of Nick Saban. Alabama fans believe as long as Tuberville remains at Auburn, Saban will win recruiting battles and most battles on the gridiron.
Second, some Tide fans want Tuberville retained to humble him before he slinks off. Last year when Tubervilleâ€™s agent flirted with every open job in college football, several fans I spoke with were worried Tuberville would fly the coop before Alabama could end the streak and deliver some humility.
Some of these same fans wonâ€™t be happy if Tuberville leaves before he receives a few additional routs.
Anyone remember what Auburn fans were saying about Mike Shula? Doesnâ€™t this have a similar feel? Whenever rival fans want your coach to stay, it speaks volumes about the balance of power.
There is one segment of Alabama fans that believe Tuberville’s arrogance deserves his termination immediately. It looks like that segment will get their wish.