Do you know what the opposite of a hot seat is?

Crazy rumors like this:

Coaching Search Update – Tuesday Edition Premium Story

Mark RIcht

By David Sandhop
Aggie Websider Publisher
Date: Dec 6, 2011
Texas A&M conducted two interviews on Tuesday to start the coaching search process. Aggie Websider’s David Sandhop gets you up-to-date on the leading candidates and some other big name candidates that have inquired about the Aggie football job that have hit the radar screen

It’s delusional, of course. Evidently the article indicates that almost every leading head coach in America (Chip Kelly, for example) has made inquiries about the position. The ironic part is that Richt’s interest is supposedly fueled by the Georgia fan base’s impatience with the program over the past couple of seasons. Yeah, that’s why he’d be interested in going to a school that’s been through three head coaches during Richt’s stay in Athens.


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60 responses to “Do you know what the opposite of a hot seat is?

  1. Joe Nails

    I read that article yesterday and it’s pure black fecal material. The two or three paragraphs about how Richt was “in New York secretly meeting with TA&M officials” was particularly worth a chuckle…. Right. Think Keith Marshall would have committed yesterday if Richt was interviewing elsewhere?

    • No One Knows You're a Dawg

      Agree regarding Marshall. I saw this rumor on the TAMU boards yesterday morning and thought the only way it might be true would be if Marshall didn’t commit to UGA. Because the only way Marshall wasn’t going to commit to Georgia was if he didn’t think Richt was going to be there. And the only reason he would think that would be if Richt had told him he was exploring other job opportunities. Marshall commitment tells us all we need to know about the credibility of reports that Richt is interviewing, or considering interviewing, at other places.

    • Yay! Mark Richt is going to be our new coach! Even though he’s still actively recruiting on behalf of a school that is now a conference rival! [/delusionalaggie]

  2. Go Dawgs!

    Wow, Texas A&M fans think that their job is so spectacular that coaches of championship programs like Georgia and Oregon would just jump up and ditch to come coach them?

    They really ARE going to fit right in with the SEC.

  3. Russ

    You haven’t seen “delusional” until you’ve seen the Aggies. They think they invented football and school spirit.

    • Tommy

      ^This.^ All day long, this. There is no SEC analog for A&M. “Delusional” is an overused, even redundant, term when talking about fanbases, and it falls well short of describing the North Korean levels of institutional psychosis that is the Aggie athletics apparatus.

      Can you imagine Auburn’s AD referring to Alabama in a legal document as “SPUAT?” If you remember the A&M-Texas game this year, there was an Aggie fan holding a sign that claimed that Texas was afraid to play them — the same Aggies who left the frickin’ conference. The Aggies didn’t leave the Big XII because of the Longhorn Network. At the same time the LHN was in startup mode, the Aggies were building their own network. What sent them over the edge was the $300M check that Bristol sent to Austin. Seriously, what sent the Aggies to the SEC was a case of red-ass.

      Maybe I’ve lived in Texas too long, but we are about to find out why the rest of the Big XII laughed these guys out of the conference.

      • stoopnagle

        Honestly, I wouldn’t buy into the Texas party line to that degree. I agree red-ass sent them looking for other conference mates, but they weren’t the only disgruntled BigXII partner looking to get away from dealing with the arrogance on 40 acres in Austin.

        • Tommy

          It’s fine for fans to bitch about nebulous things like “arrogance,” but it took the Aggies to base a 100-year business decision on it.

          The Aggies were working on their own network. It’s not Texas’ fault that LHN was worth $300M more than theirs. And, before you bring up Nebraska, remember that the Huskers were the ones who drove the original unequal revshare agreement in the Big XII.

          • wingo

            Thanks for the info Texas Tommy.

          • piper

            i don’t really g.a.s. either way about tamu, but if they and texas wanted to continue their rivalry they could. georgia, florida, south carolina, and kentucky don’t seem to have problems continuing long standing rivalries with out-of-conference foes. wasn’t that the point of the “afraid to play us” sentiment?

            • Russ

              Agreed. TAMU got the red-ass and left the Big 12. UT got the red-ass that TAMU’s leaving and said they can’t play them anymore.

              As someone said during the “last” Texas-TAMU game, somebody will pony up big bucks to both schools to play the game in the new Jerry-bowl in Dallas.

              • Go Dawgs!

                But why should Texas continue to play A&M? A&M did everything within its power to damage the University of Texas and the other remaining members of the Big 12 by leaving and nearly destroying the conference. Now UT is supposed to just smile and give A&M a huge home game every other year? Screw that. If I’m Texas, I’m smiling and waving and wishing A&M luck with a bunch of new rivals that the Aggie fans don’t really care about for the most part beyond LSU and Arkansas, and a *whole* bunch of SEC losses.

                • Tommy

                  Exactly. Sure, Texas could schedule a series with A&M. But, by becoming a non-conference team, the Aggies just put themselves in a pool with Michigan, USC, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and anyone else Texas might want to schedule. And, given that Aggies put Texas in this position, I can’t blame Texas if the Aggies aren’t their first call.

                  • piper

                    what position? poor poor texas. wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! don’t make them leaving the conference the excuse then. if tx wanted to continue to play, they could. just say “screw you”, not “you ended the rivalry”.

                    • Tommy

                      They are saying “screw you.” This whole move by A&M was their way of saying they don’t need Texas. Fine, then. Enjoy life without Texas.

                      If you’re Deloss Dodds, why would you prioritize a game with these guys over home-and-homes with the teams I previously mentioned?

          • stoopnagle

            Fine, fine. I don’t know the details. I do know that Texas throws its weight around and it should surprise anyone that others don’t want to deal with it. I also know that no fewer than 4 schools have bailed on being in the Big XII in the last two years and more than one intimated that the Longhorns were at least one reason why.

            On the face of it, the Ags got into the SEC. That’s an upgrade for them all the way around.

            • Tommy

              How does Texas “throw its weight around” that’s any different than what other schools do in the same position? I don’t see anyone threatening to leave the SEC over the Sunshine Network. Every member of the SEC is free to do side media deals. Are the Aggies going to run the ACC when LSU, Georgia or Florida signs a blockbuster deal?

              Texas is a money machine. Deal with it. I don’t get A&M’s passive-aggressive schtick of resenting Texas’ institutional strength to the point of leaving the conference, and then turning around a whining about wanting to play them every year. Either compete with ’em or don’t.

              • piper

                i’m pretty sure the big xii doesn’t have equal profit sharing either like the sec requires. so the longhorn network is on top of already preferential treatment. honestly, it’s amazing the big xii stayed together as long as it did.

                • Tommy

                  No one in the Big XII had a problem with the proportional revenue sharing arrangement until they saw how much more Texas was worth. Much like Al Gore, they were for it before they were against it.

              • stoopnagle

                Hey, I don’t really care. Go ask Nebraska, Missouri and the Aggies brass.

                • Tommy

                  Ask ’em what? How they felt about pushing for proportional revenue sharing when they chartered the Big XII? I think I already know the answer.

      • Dog in Fla

        “North Korean levels of institutional psychosis that is the Aggie athletics apparatus.”

        +1 Kim Il-Carl Jung

      • Dante

        The SEC has three teams that manage to schedule a non-conference game with their big in-state rival every single year. A&M leaving the conference does not in any way prevent them from playing each other.

    • Macallanlover

      Uh, you think A&M fans are delusional and think they invented football? They will get schooled by Bama’s fans on both of these subjects. My personal experiences with A&M fans have been very pleasant. Good group, with a solid football tradition.

      I did see a “proposed” schedule yesterday, I don’t think any of these have been officially released, that showed they would have home games next year with Forida, LSU, and Alabama. That is a great home schedule for fans but can you imagine the following year when you go on the road to those places? Were they trying to scare any potential coaches away with this?

  4. hailtogeorgia

    Yeah, I saw that yesterday as well. It’s completely ludicrous. Georgia wins the SEC East and yet we’re not happy with Richt? …or even better, Richt would leave Georgia, the dominant in-state school in a fertile recruiting area, where he has advantages like a brand new state of the art facility, a beautiful campus, a pleasant climate, a great college town, and beautiful coeds, to go to a school that will always be the second best in-state school and play in a division where he’ll perennially be competing with the likes of Les Miles, Nick Saban, and Bobby Petrino to get to Atlanta? Riiiiight.

  5. Irishdawg

    This article is about 5 months early. Nothing against A&M, but Georgia and Oregon are considerably more elite gigs than theirs.

  6. Comin' Down The Track

    So, that’s what College Station In The Middle Of Nowhere, Texas has got going for it… good weed.

  7. Bogey Dawg

    It seems TA&M is going to fit in perfectly in the SEC. With Pinkel getting a DWI, Missouri is trying as well.

  8. Edawg

    Speaking of A&M, what is with those commercials/ads talking about it being “time for Texas A&M to change the game”?

    A better slogan would have been “it’s time for the SEC to give Texas A&M a much needed reality check b/c being a middle tier program in a lesser conference didn’t do the trick”.

    • Bulldog Joe

      “It’s time for Texas A&M to change the game.”

      “Well, since we suck at football, let’s try basketball.”

      • BMan

        They’re gonna change the game alright. Instead of getting f*cked by opponents’ offenses, they’re gonna get f*cked by defenses.

  9. At least now we know what Kirby Smart’s pen name is.

  10. X-Dawg

    Texas A&M vs SCe. Looks like they will perpetually compete for the Pre-Season SECC.

  11. Hogbody Lombardi

    I asked about that job too. I’m an experienced coach.

  12. AusDawg85

    Memo from Dawgvent to Aggievent: HIREMARKRICHT!!1!!

  13. Mark Richt *was* at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York yesterday, but it wasn’t for an interview.

    Former University of Georgia All-America safety and Super Bowl MVP Jake Scott will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (on Dec. 6th)….Scott will be honored at the National Football Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria.

    In addition, Georgia punter Drew Butler will be presented one of the NFF Scholar-Athlete Awards at tonight’s banquet. Butler is the only player from the Southeastern Conference on the 16-man team and he is the only specialist being recognized.

  14. JasonC

    I think Jimmy Sexton is the major source for all such articles.

  15. If Richt was forced to leave, he likely will have chosen North Carolina. This way he remains near his current domicile and other family members.