Re: SEC Football Discussion Thread
Roh roh.... Jay Gogue issued a statement about Auburn football today:
Originally Posted by Jay Gogue;
A Message to the Auburn Family about Auburn Football
The Auburn spirit is part of everything we do – in the classroom and beyond. It includes the spirit we show when we support those who represent us on the playing field.
Later today, Auburn students and the local community will gather to cheer on the football team as they practice. I encourage others to follow their example by coming together and getting behind the young men who wear the orange and blue each fall Saturday.
In the past few weeks, many of you have contacted me, and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to share your thoughts about the football program. I know your concerns are sincere and heartfelt, and I share many of them. As we do every year, the football program will be evaluated in an objective, thorough and professional process.
For everything there is a time, and now is the time to support. The young men and women – our students – who make up Auburn University are grateful for the dedication of their extended Auburn Family. So am I.
It was a pretty simple statement, a statement that did not have to be made and did not mention support for coaches and did not get filtered through the AD's office. If some were expecting a boilerplate vote of confidence for Chizik, this wasn't it. In fact, it might be about as far away from a vote of confidence that you'll ever hear officially from a President of a major university.
If Auburn loses to A&M this weekend, it guarantees a losing season for the Tigers and ends the prospects for bowl eligibility. Traditionally, Auburn has waited until the season's end to evaluate the program (i.e. fire the head coach). No where does Gogue say Auburn would wait until the end of the season....
Intrigue on the Plains.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner