Funny, nobody cared when he was winning.

Jon Solomon of The Birmingham News looks up and notices, hey, that Tuberville fella sure burns through some coordinators, doesn’t he?

Along with an 84-37 record in 10 years at Auburn, Tommy Tuberville carries a dubious distinction: Most coordinators by one Division I-A coach in the past decade.

Tuberville stands at 10 coordinators since 1999 – five on offense and five on defense. Following the midseason firing of Tony Franklin, Tuberville’s next offensive coordinator will put Auburn at 11 total coordinators.

Note to Solomon:  it’s only dubious if that’s the reason you don’t win.  Yeah, Franklin was a bad choice this time and Tubby’s paying the price for it, but if you’ve an Auburn fan this year, the lack of talent at quarterback and wide receiver should be a much bigger concern.

(h/t The Wizard of Odds)


Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles, Tommy Tuberville - Mythical National Champ

3 responses to “Funny, nobody cared when he was winning.

  1. Not that the revolving door for coordinators is the SOLE reason Auburn has had such trouble, but continuity on the coaching staff means a lot. I’d imagine it’s a lot harder to make a meaningful recruiting pitch to star offensive players, for instance, when you’re implementing a new system every couple years. And it’ll be interesting to see what happens to Auburn’s current recruiting class given that nobody, least of all Tubs, appears to have the slightest idea what kind of scheme they’re going to be running in ’09.


  2. JasonC

    Ahhhh, he just likes to rotate ’em to keep ’em fresh… kinda like the D-line.


  3. Carruthers

    This is probably a big reason why Auburn hasn’t been able to haul in a big time quarterback since Campbell. Man, I’m still glad we got Greene and not Campbell.