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Phillip Marshall 10 months ago
What has happened to Auburn athletics in the last six months? It will soon be time to look for answers.
This post was edited by PhillipMarshall on 2/24/2013 at 1:13 AM
It may not 'shouldn't be this way' but it is. I'm not at the pay grade level to decide what to do. Does the BoT and President really care? I hope so. Has there been a determination by the new board to downgrade the importance of athletics? I don't believe that's the case and I certainly hope it's not. All I know is that I'm retiring the end of March and moving to Auburn when my house at National Village is completed soon thereafter. I'm hoping to be able to attend athletic events next year that are competitive. and right now they're not. Something(s) has got to change and quickly. Jacobs sent out another letter a couple of weeks ago asking for patience. But how much patience can he expect us to have when nothing is getting better? I'm afraid we're at the point of no return and an entire housecleaning may be in order. I don't know anything else to try.
From your past columns, Barbee isn't so far behind the records posted by some fair teams judged fair by attending the NCAA affair in March. And the truth of the matter could be that the posed questions have been asked by the principles involved and answers derived are such that it appears that Barbee isn't going out the door soon. While I don't suggest that our linen be exposed to our recruiting competition, as it would be if given out to our fans, a coach can not expect to satisfy fans by the lack of information given. Until the Basketball Program starts winning, impatience is growing faster than Johnson grass. The way to turn this unfortunate condition to fan satisfaction, is to win something and that may not come until next year, if then. Will the fans wait until next year? Don't know. But, impatience has destroyed some fair developments, and may again..
This post was edited by AU49 on 2/24/2013 at 2:28 AM
Very well stated PM. It is shameful to see the product we now are putting on the floor, every bit as sad as last year's football team. Because of its lesser following by the average AU fan, it is not groaned about by as many, but for those who love AU and enjoy basketball, it is a disgrace. Here's to hoping that somebody can turn it around. It is such a train wreck I don't even know where to start.
fire jj now!!! best answer I have.
Joe Dean Jr.
Firing Barbee doesn't effect any of the other sports mired im mediocrity. And firing Barbee now just gives Jacobs another hire. What we have is a systematic problem that requires the removal of Jacobs and a complete overhaul of the athletic department. That decision is the President's. The Board can influence, but ultimately, it is Gogue's call to make.
To a large extent, his legacy will be determined by what he does with Jacobs. Right now, that legacy is one of ineptitude and stubbornness.
The Money is an issue with me,were paying CTB over $1 million a year for this. I`d rather get a great high school coach or jr college coach and pay them $150,000 a yr or less and save the other 850,000 to pay off debt.And if the results are the same so be it!
Quit rewarding failure in these contracts and expecting success. The pay should be performance based like everyone else on this board lives with daily. Last yr, we ended up rewarding CGC with 10,000,000 for turning the team into a D2 school, and until contracts like that aren't allowed at Auburn, we will see it repeated.
It's all about leadership. Jay Jacobs must go. Not next year. Not next month. Not next week. He must go now.
As bad as our teams are right now across the board, anyone in his position that truly cares about Auburn would immediately resign.
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