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Of all the unfathomable things that have happened this year, hearing our school's President apparently leak a really weak candidate's name as a possible choice to replace our existing coach probably 'tops the pops'.
Watson is such a ridiculously bad choice, one has to wonder, which of the following is true:
- Gogue has no concept of history and the power of a leaders' words.
- Gogue had an agenda for leaking that name.
To the former, words by a leader put a man on the moon. Words from a leader almost single handedly ended the division of a European country. Words are powerful thing when spoken by a person in power. I suppose Gogue isn't a PHD in History but he's not a stupid man. Doesn't he understand that the very first name 'dropped' in this manner would be latched onto by the entire Auburn family and now frames what happens next in what has to be described as 'unflattering terms'. Or did he understand exactly that and let that piece of information out on purpose.
Moderators and fellow Botta Getta friends.... I'd like to know which way you all see this?
He didn't directly leak it.... but unless you are very naive, you dont go telling anybody, anything without the expectation that people are going to find out about it....and Phillip said yesterday that it was Gogue who started this.
This post was edited by mhtiger87 20 months ago
Poor ole Gogue might just be in over his head when it come to athletics
Are we sure?? Can we know that he wasn't intentionally setting expectations low?
Let me put it to you this way......
If PJG really in his heart of hearts wanted Gus Malzahn back as head coach and felt that was probably the direction that this thing was going to go, wouldn't setting the expectation that we were aiming low be a smart play.
If the expectation was that we were going after Fisher, Stoops or somebody else major, 'settling' for Malzahn would be perceived as a failure. With this expectation set, Malzahn, (especially after his ASU team spanked Lamo last night and looked good doing it), now might not be the craziest hire ever. It would certainly be perceived better in this light, than if the expectation was set higher.
"you're so vain, I'll bet you think this post is about you, don't you? Don't you?"
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