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Of Auburn Men and Auburn Coaches

This is going to be a controversial post, and I hope it doesn't blackball me from the site.

I very much believe in the accepted definition of what it means to be an Auburn man/woman. They are principles that I believe in, and know that, for the most part, is embodied in our university.

I also believe that, when it comes to major college football, Shug Jordan is gone. Not just in life, but in principle. I believe we continually kid ourselves, and try to put ourselves on moral high-ground by creating this persona of a coach that despite his shortcomings is worth having because he embodies these principles. Behind the scenes it's typically a different story.

Please don't confuse what I'm saying with me advocating that principles and morals don't matter when hiring a leader. I'm not saying that at all. I'm also not trying to make a case for hiring Bobby Petrino or anyone else with a shady past. What I am saying is that we need to stop pretending like Pat Dye and everyone after were saints, and that just because our fans are exceptional that our coaches are too.

We're all just trying to have a good time here. Don't be a jerk, and we won't have a problem with you. War Eagle!

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