Now this is all in.

Not dismayed in the slightest by running close to a $13 million deficit in the last fiscal year, Auburn’s athletic department has infrastructure plans on the table that look like they’ll exceed $200 million in costs.


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21 responses to “Now this is all in.

  1. Chi-town Dawg

    Senator, you’re forgetting about how all the coaching severance payments are winding down, so Auburn has new found money available for all kinds of construction and COA initiatives;-)


    • Will (The Other One)

      Of course, Gus has had his miracle season already, so it they lose 4-5 games this season, including to us and Alabama, he’ll be well positioned to get fired after they faceplant to a losing season in 2016 (because if you wanna coach the Barn, that means getting fired at some point.)


  2. Bulldog Joe

    In case the COA advantage isn’t enough, Coach Dye is lobbying the state to bring back those “lucky” slot machines for the ath-a-letes.


  3. Timphd

    God bless them. Hope they run their program into bankruptcy.


  4. Dog in Fla

    “82-year-old Betty L. Myers of Mobile, Ala., is seen through the Auburn logo as she waits near the head of the line to meet coach Gene Chizik as Auburn University hosts Fan Day 2011 Sunday, August 14, 2011.”

    Setting aside the fact that deficits or current file photos don’t matter at Auburn, I think that shot is a fake b/c 82 y/o Betty L Myers of Mobile looks an awful lot like Bobby Bowden. Betty still thinks Gene is wandering around somewhere in the Wellness Kitchen


  5. DugLite

    Auburn doesn’t have a soul or brain for that matter. Spending like a drunken sailor.


  6. nWo "Sting"

    The Auburn Way is very different from the Georgia Way.


  7. Deficit spending is good for the economy, right? 🙂


    • hassan

      “You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter. We won the mid-term elections, this is our due.”

      — Dick Cheney (January 9, 2004)

      “You know, Pawwwwl, Saban proved that deficits don’t matter. We won the SEC, this is our due.”

      — Jay Jacobs (January 9, 2014)


  8. Dog in Fla

    “exceed $200 million in costs”

    Jay Jacob’s CFO sees no problem whatsoever


  9. NIce to see some $ flowing toward more sticks and bricks instead of inflated salaries.


  10. hassan

    The creative accounting of some of these schools is mind boggling. They move all kinds of money around to show a loss, and then shift it all back when it comes to the arms race.


  11. Will (The Other One)

    So are they taking financial advice from Bobby Lowder?


  12. Silver Britches

    “If there’s anything I’ve learned about money, it’s that it never runs out.” – M.C. Hammer and Jay Jacobs.


  13. Uglydawg

    To be fair to the Barners, the $85K they put in the collection plate in Newnan was tax deductable.


  14. ctfain

    How long before the first story breaks with financial aid office workers complaining of athletic office/booster meddling? Or before a quiet reshuffling of aid office staffs?


  15. Spike

    Those AU boobs should work for the government.