Where Smart Picks Go to Die
Most articles I have read about Auburn’s game against Texas A&M have started something like this: “In all the years I have been watching/covering Auburn football, I have never seen anything like it.” That’s about the best way to describe it. Saturday, October 27th was a historically bad day for Auburn football. It would be nice to call it the low point, but I’ve thought that each week for the past month and it appears Auburn continues to out-do itself in bad-ness.
One thing is all but for certain now – the Gene Chizik era at Auburn will draw to a close sometime soon, likely within a month or so. I also expect Jay Jacobs, Auburn’s athletic director, to be updating his LinkedIn profile to “Seeking My Next Opportunity”. Let the speculation begin about Auburn’s next coach, but for what it’s worth I think the hiring of Petrino actually becomes less likely the worse Auburn continues to perform. The Auburn fan-base is deeply upset, as evidenced by massive numbers of fans leaving in the second quarter of yesterday’s game. Any new coach will have to unite the fan-base and power players to have a chance, and Petrino has a huge disadvantage in that department.
Anyway, there’s not a whole lot else to say right now. Auburn is bad. Really bad. Jonathan Wallace may be a bright spot at quarterback, but I am reserving any excitement until he is playing against 1st team defenders.
However, why don’t we take a different track today and remember some of the good times (we used to have those, you know). Below are some of my favorites:
Good times will come again. Auburn doesn’t stay down for long. My advice to Auburn fans: hang in there and keep watching. It’s painful, but it will make the coming good times that much better.