Originally Posted by WDE
These coaching searches bring up a good question: which is the better job, Auburn or Tennessee? If you think about it, they are pretty close. They have close to the same amount of money, which is a whole lot. Auburn has better recruiting areas, but you don't have to constantly compete with Alabama for recruits at Tennessee(for the most part). History doesn't really play a factor, for both teams have won several SEC Championships and each have had many great teams and coaches over the years. Both have big, rabid fanbases. Both have million dollar facilities. Auburn is in the worst year in their history, while Tennessee has not been to a bowl in 3 years, so it is fair to say both teams are down. Which one is it?
Not knowing anything about the facilities or pay or anything else, I'd say Tennessee solely because you aren't competing against Alabama for the hearts and minds of the people in your state. Tough call, though.