How did we get here, anyway?

With the news that it will cost Auburn somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 million – in easy monthly installments – to buy out the contracts of its existing coaching staff when they’re canned (h/t Jerry Hinnen), I can’t help but harken back to more innocent times.

True, they have a national title to show for it, but that’s gotta go down as one of the most expensive MNCs ever.

You know what the saddest thing is?  Auburn will have gotten a helluva lot better ROI than the Vols will ever see.

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39 responses to “How did we get here, anyway?

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Chizik’s contract has some termination for cause language in it. Wonder how that’s defined? Betcha Auburn has people following him everywhere with video cameras and microphones. Betcha Ole Gene is bahaving like a monk; not one beer.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      SOD, too. Watch out boys. If you’ve got something going on the side, you’d better swear off it ASAP.

    • I heard Nick Saban say when he first came to Alabama. “I don’t have an alcoholic beverage in public around here, cause people will say I am alcoholic.” Now Chiz, I hear is a saint or at least he was.

  2. ScoutDawg

    Gotta fleece a lot of people at Victoryland to pay that kind of buyout.

  3. $10 million is a small price to pay for a national title.

    How much have we paid in salaries since 1980?

  4. TennesseeDawg

    Derek Dooley is a DGD. Totally trashed UT’s program and gets to cash their checks to the tune of $102,000 a month until December of 2016.

    • Bulldawg165

      It was all a part of the master plan! See Muschamp at UF for the next step.

      • Dawgfan Will

        Will is even more cruel: he’s raising their hopes before we make it three in a row next year. ;-)

        • Wolfman

          Up next: Where does Kirby strike?

          • Will (the other one)

            The (likely ill-informed) rumors on the radio this afternoon were that Kirby goes to Knoxville…and to save the Vols money, keeps Sal Sunseri, architect of the worst defense in UT history (likely) as DC.

            Given that the OC and all the great offensive skill players will be gone, I am 100% in favor of that move.

          • Cojones

            Kirby sets UGA up to win the SECCG and to go to the MNC game. Good Dawgs, one and all.

            • Mayor of Dawgtown

              +1. This Georgia Illuminati thing really is working great! SOD takes down UT. Muschamp leads FU fans on with early season wins then tanks the WLOCP not to mention last season’s loss in that game. We get BOTH Van Gorder and Willie in at Auburn and in just 1 year they completely wreck that program. Has Agent Smart gotten his instructions about how to ruin the Tide D for the SECCG yet? Now, if we can just get the right agents in at South Carolina and LSU…….

  5. timphd

    Tell Auburn I will make a contribution to the severance package for Trooper. Can’t wait to see his towel waving ass gone from the SEC. Of course, Arkansas might hire him, they have shown poor judgement before.

    • 69Dawg

      I wouldn’t doubt that Trooper’s payoff/buyout was going to artifically high since he knows where all the bodies/money is buried. It would not suprise me if he was retained to save the recruiting class.

  6. X-Dawg

    (I guess this sort of fits here) I heard that Auburn actually rolled the trees in Toomer’s Corner Saturday night because of the Bama loss. Does anyone know if this is factual?

  7. stoopnagle

    Oh, bullshit. When do we find out cut-offs for Championship Game tickets?

  8. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Didn’t both Tubs and Baby Bowden get packages worth more than the contractually required amounts? And didn’t both sign non-disclosures? Not that those two things were necessarily related or anything like that.

    BTW, Senator, are we now officially rooting for Kiffin?

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      “…are we now officially rooting for Kiffin?” You bet your sweet a$$!!! At least in the ND-USC game. If USC makes it to the PAC 12 Championship game I’ll be pulling for the Trojans, too. BTW, I watched the Oregon-USC game the other day. The Duck got out to a 21 point lead at least in part because of bad calls by the refs, then basically traded scores with Oregon the rest of the game. Neither team’s D could really stop the other team’s O. If the Trojans can get off to a good start USC just might beat the Ducks next time.

  9. Bulldog Joe

    “Suppose that through some miracle Bobby Petrino had been able to extricate himself from his contract at Arkansas and presented himself as a candidate for the Auburn job at the eleventh hour.”

    Nailed it back in 2009. Well done, Senator.