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A note registering my opposition to the old coach



I have been in favor of a new coach for Auburn football since about game 4 of the 2022 season. I was one of those who, while not excited about what I had seen from the coach in 2021, felt like, from the information we had, the old coach got a raw deal from the leadership and behind the scenes influential big wigs. I was willing to give him the off-season and the first few games to see if he had what it took to overcome the challenges and prove he was an SEC caliber coach. As 2022 wore on, it was clear that he wasn't going to cut it and I was eager for Auburn to get its act together and make a move for the future of the program. The old coach faced continual criticism, especially for not recruiting in 2022. I did not join in with these critics, because it was clear to all that he was a lame duck and if I were a lame duck and knew it, I wouldn't recruit either. But I heard some stories yesterday, most of them of higher credibility, that turned my stomach about the old coach And I've shifted my frustration almost entirely to the old coach and people who hired him. If even half of the stories are half true, then it is pretty crazy that he was hired in the first place. Also, the old coach, given his behavior and the behavior of his people, was either delusional about what his career would be here, or never intended to have a long career in football and used Auburn as a convenient money grab. The damage done to the players, the program, the larger athletic community, and the University is unconscionable. And Cadillac, already a hero in my eyes, is a legend for how he was able to rescue what was left of the program and save many of those kids.

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!