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Thoughts on Gene, Jay, and Athletics in General

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I'm worried. After reading Kevin Scarbinsky's latest article in regards to Earlon McWhorter and his influence and opinion on Jay Jacobs I'm genuinely afraid that the worst-case scenario may come true for Auburn football. I guess I have no reason to expect otherwise considering the way this season has gone.

To me, there are several scenarios that could play out:

  • Both Jay Jacobs & Gene Chizik are out. We clean house and start from scratch
  • Jay Jacobs is gone, but we retain Gene Chizik. We give Gene one more season and let the new AD decide Chizik's fate (My ideal choice)
  • Jay Jacobs and Gene Chizik both keep their jobs. I don't think many trust the security of this roller coaster much longer
  • Jay Jacobs keeps his job and fires Gene Chizik (to me, this is worst case scenario)
If Chizik goes and Jacobs stays then no real progress happens. Auburn will most likely go out and hire Mike London from UVA, Tim Jackson will create the position of Executive Assistant to the Regional Manager for the Athletic Director (he'll continue to do nothing, but walk around acting like he's doing something), and Auburn will continue to be mediocre at best.
Auburn's biggest problem, and what I believe it's the root cause of our current situation, is that the administration has continued to supply top Athletics jobs with yes-men. Whether they're yes-men to Pat Dye, BOT Members, etc. doesn't really matter.
These are just my opinions

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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