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If Petrino is not given interview the back lash will be horrid. 80-85% of big money want Petrino. He deserves the interview. Smart is in the lead
"you're so vain, I'll bet you think this post is about you, don't you? Don't you?"
I would be very happy with Smart, but as happy as I would be I would be equally disappointed if Petrino wasn't given an interview. My thing is if you tell a man that you are going to give him an interview then you give him a real interview. Petrino would do a great job, and I hope he's given the opportunity.
This post was edited by AUWDE5704 16 months ago
Power of Dixie Land
No one "Deserves" and interview, certainly not Petrino. He deserves what he's earned. He a risk with great potential for sucess and failure. He got what he "deserved" when got whooped by that girl's fiance. He gets what he deserves everytime he goes to the bank and enjoys the money he has made. He wants an opportunity and someone will give him one. Maybe it's Auburn, maybe not.
Let's say we pass. Everyone is pissed. Let's say Southern Miss hires him.
Then, in July, breaking news hits every site with new information regarding Petrino.
Turns out that when he "told the truth" and "admitted" the girl was with him on the bike, that was actually ANOTHER lie. She was actually in her boyfriend's car chasing them down the road. So now his "confession" about the first lie turns out to be....another lie.
Then, it's August 20th, about ten days before the season starts.
BOOM, story #2 comes out...Petrino phone records show hundreds of texts with a hot ex-model, including pictures sent from her phone to his. After HBO pays the new girl $10k, she spills her guts about her relationship with him. (I made up the HBO part, the phone records part is apparently true though).
Once all of this starts happening....does the committee get credit for passing on him, or are they still idiots?
Is it possible they might have called around to Jeff Long and some others "in the know" around the Arkansas program and have been told there are, in fact, some dirty secrets that never made it to the public...that there are still unflattering things that could come out?
Is it possible that we decided the best interest of Auburn University was not to put ourselves in position to go through another Cam-like PR debacle where negative press hits the internet every 48 hours with the words "Auburn football" in bold letters?
You can even leave Jacobs out of it....but is it possible that Bo, Pat, and Mac aren't idiots?
This post was edited by jadennis 16 months ago
AU Alum '00
been AU since '74
bleed Orange & Blue
No Petrino - no money - no attendance - no championships.
If we are going to let second rate people (at best) run the athletic department and hire second rate coaches - not going to give money like first rate fan to loser athletic program - I love my school but to ... with this. JJ and Dye must be shown the door.
BP will get some type of interview, count on it - WDE
ON TO VICTORY - STRIKE UP THE BAND
Give the messiah bit a rest, please.
No one else out there remotely as well qualified as him that is available. Petrino is a first tier coach. Six of the top ten teams this year are in the SEC. Do we want to compete and win in football or become another Kentucky? It is simply illogical not to hire the best man available. Most people complaining about his transgressions have done far worst things in their lives (Pat Dye for example) than Petrino has ever done.
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