LIES! AU press conference

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Was Tommy Tuberville fired? Did he resign? The story pushed at the press conference was that Tuberville amicably resigned.

“I asked Tommy to lay out a comprehensive plan. Yesterday in our meeting, Tommy told me that he’d like to resign. We will honor his contract. His willingness and assurances that he wants to continue to be part of the Auburn family” … is why they paid him the buyout even though he quit. (quote via Jay G. Tate’s blog because I’m too lazy to take notes or rewind the tape.) UPDATE: AP story on press conference appended to bottom of post.

If it were mutual, then why did Tuberville’s mom declare he was fired? This from the O-A News:

Olive Tuberville, the coach’s mother, was disappointed, but strong as a rock.
Three hours earlier, her son resigned from the job he held so dear in the wake of a surprising 5-7 season.
“He didn’t resign,” Olive Tuberville said. “He was fired.”

Finebaum on Fox 6 just said “very little of what (Jacobs) said was believable.”

That is an saying it nicely. What we heard were lies. Tuberville will say the right things and make the transition palatable; however, listening to AU’s obvious lies, Tuberville had a horrible situation and deserved much better.

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  1. 2
    BamaBrando

    I think it was an ‘ultimatum’ there Ballplay. But you are right. If he was to stay, there would be conditions. Tubby said no thanks, I will take my $6 mil please.

  2. 3
    Auburnisajoke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian.

    I live in ballplay. They would make me move if I spelled currectly.

  3. 4
    tmc1

    “His willingness and assurances that he wants to continue to be part of the Auburn family” is double speak for “he knows all of our dirty little secrets and can get us the death penalty witht the NCAA.

  4. 5
    Auburnisajoke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian.

    tmc1,,,that or ” dont bash us when your on ESPN calling a game “…..He “quit” and still gets 6 mill . ? Sign me up baby.

  5. 8
    Auburn Man

    Let me see…..
    Tuberville goes to meetings. Check
    Tuberville quits. Check.
    Jacobs gives Tuberville $5.1 million dollars that he didnt have to give him…
    WTF!!!WTF!!!! WTF!!!!!
    He quit you F*CKING SIMPLETON!!!! YOU DONT OWE HIM SH*T!!
    WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD GIVE JUGGEARS THAT DAM MUCH MONEY!!!

    ARE YOU STUPID!!!!
    DID YOU BUMP YOUR ALREADY IGNORANT HEAD!!!
    FIRE JACOBS AND GOGUE NOW!!!
    MORON DOLT DIMWIT LOSER!

    Auburn Man is a little frustrated at the moment….But dont worry I will call Bobbo Lowder and we WILL get to the bottom of this mess-up.

    Iam Auburn Man. And apparently I am donating WAY TOO MUCH money to Auburn University.

  6. 9
    BamaBrando

    Jacobs didn’t look very believable to me, but I am biased against the man. I think Tubby just paid Auburn back for jetgate. Who thinks this will hurt Auburn for the next few years? I see the recruits are starting to bail. Maybe Bama can cherry pick a few of the better ones.

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