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from the espn blog…

The decision to let TT go is the culmination of the attempt in 2003. Judging from the postings, most of you are too young to remember the mid-70′s. When Shug Jordan decided to retire in 1974, the AU Pres called the UA Pres to get advise on how to hire a head coach. The response was “Don’t hire a head coach who will be more popular than the BOD and the Pres. That was evident with the Lowder incident. TT was more popular than the BOD and the BOD wound up looking like a bunch of fools. With the results of the past season, the BOD had the opportunity to take advantage of the unrest in the AU camp. Plain and simple, the BOD took advantage of that opportunity. I believe TT would have turned it around next year. He did it in 2004, and he could do it again.
On the other hand the Bama fans have their right to bask in the sun.
Saban’s victory this year surely resulted in TT being fired, but how many coaches have left Bama at TT’s hands?

- geezer1965

I’ll miss him…geezer1965 for Heisman.

Tommy Out?

Tommy Tuberville is out as Auburn’s football coach, The Birmingham News has learned.

An official announcement could come today.

Tommy Tuberville

Tuberville was 85-40 in 10 years at Auburn, and is 110-60 in 14 years as a college head coach. His final season at Auburn ended with a 36-0 loss to Alabama last Saturday to finish off a disappointing 5-7 record.

Tuberville met with Athletics Director Jay Jacobs on Tuesday and Wednesday. He met with university President Jay Gogue on Monday.

Tuberville is fourth all time in wins in Auburn. He was the fourth-longest tenured coach in school history. Tuberville’s best season was also Auburn’s best season. The Tigers were 13-0 in 2004.      


Does Google know something about Tuberville?


Space Beer


The beverage, brewed from barley cultivated in the International Space Station in 2006, has splashed down courtesy of the Russian Academy of Science, a Japanese university and beer giant Sapporo.

But the 100 liters of the 5.5 percent alcoholic brew are not for sale, although tastings are being offered to some earthlings as Sapporo tries to push its brand into a new orbit.