Hot seat talk

Hot seat lists are generally a waste of time to compile and/or read, and this one’s no exception.

I mean, in a league with an entire division of coaches making $4+ million a year, there’s always a decent chance somebody winds up with a fair amount of grumbling directed at him.  But Spurrier or Malzahn?  (And could Auburn afford another staff buyout, anyway?)

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  1. Dawg93

    If Malzahn is anywhere close to the hot seat at this point, then Auburn fans are dumber than I thought.

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      Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS Lost 38-23

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      • Gurkha Dawg

        I wish we had a SEC Chamionship and appearance in the NC game in the last 2 years.

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        • UGA85

          That does sound good, doesn’t it? And add a NC just a few years ago as well.

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        • 81Dog

          I see what you mean. Because that worked out so well for the Chiz when he was at AU.

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          • Uglydawg

            Could it be that a lot of Auburn people see 2013 for just what it was? The strangest and luckiest of almost any season that any team has ever had? The miracle at the end of the UGA game…and the gift from Saban at the end of the Alabama game cannot be attributed to anything other than Gus having….. (and this is well documented on GTP and elsewhere. As a matter of fact, “Golden Horseshoe” has a footnote by it in the dictionary directing you to “see Gus Malzhan”)….. a golden horseshoe up his yinnie-hiney.
            If the balance of luck regresses to the mean…he may be in trouble..because his reputation was pretty much bolstered by the success of ’13….By 2014, people on this side of the river knew Auburn to be a paper tiger. Some of them do understand this.
            (BTW, I would accept that kind of “luck” in a heartbeat. It’s not the guy’s fault he was smiled upon. I didn’t expect him to go on the post game show and say “We were lucky as hell! We should have lost”. Even though our hero Munson wasn’t shy about attributing such things to Lady Luck. Auburn’s good fortune was just uncanny for us to see)
            I hope we haven’t so offended WDE on here that he won’t offer an opinion on my suspicions…that AU fans suspect that this could be the case, and it kind of worries them?

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            • Otto

              UGA fans always point out the lucky play and ignore that through ~3 qtrs they dominated UGA. I was there watching other UGA fans file out. I would be more upset that he nearly blew the game than putting it to luck they won.

              The Iron Bowl was some luck but they were in that game and without the play they likely go to OT. Gus’s offenses are 1-1 in National title games, hard to call that a paper tiger.

              Gus had a great system that people seemed to have figured out. We’ll see if he can adapt.

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              • Uglydawg

                Good reply, Otto. You’re right..we’ll see. It’s going to be an interesting season in the SEC..where anything can happen.

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              • Charles

                “UGA fans always point out the lucky play and ignore that through ~3 qtrs they dominated UGA.”

                So, even if y’all had lost… y’all still would have won, right?

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    • Noonan

      Auburn fans will only be happy when their team’s achievements equal those of the Tide. In other words, never.

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      • Uglydawg

        Yep..Noonan.That’s it.

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      • Otto

        I find that rather delusional, most Auburn fans were content with last year, especially given Gus’s overall time at Auburn. Some season just don’t pan out but they do have a coach that does a good job of maximizing their chances. I don’t see Auburn wanting their record against their most heated rival being better than UGA’s record in the WLOCP (for much of recent history) as wanting to to equal Bama’s achievements.

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        • Uglydawg

          Delusional? It’s the biggest factorin the pursuit of happiness in Alabama!

          The fear at Auburn is that while they appear to be approaching the point of being Alabama’s equal..it may be an illusion. And it may be. It probably is. There isn’t a program in the SEC that has the energy and support and history and momentum behind it that Bama does. They’re on top and damn well mean to keep it that way.
          The Georgia/Florida rivalry isn’t even in the same universe as the Bama/Au rivalry. And qualifying stats by saying you’re only counting “recent history” is a cop-out for a bad argument. “Recent” for me is the last 50 years..For some it may be the last 5..both of which make Dawg fans smile. You can lean on the years in between if it somehow bolsters your point, but it’s meaningless when describing the desperate desire on the Plain to equal their big brother. In fact, you probably mention it snarkingly because you feel I’ve dissed Auburn.
          The only situation that is even close to Auburn’s burning desire (to be the equal of Alabama) is the desperation ARMY feels to beat NAVY..It’s gotten so lopsided for NAVY that it’s beginning to feed a complex, But at least those two schools respect each other.
          Auburn has a great football program..but until it’s the equal of Alabama’s on an consistent basis, no coach there is safe. Not so with UGA. Even with the big losses to UF during the period you refer to as recent..Georgia has held steady with CMR. Ray Goff and Jim Donnan were canned for a declining program with little outlook for improvement…Chiz was fired a year after winning the MNC…and Tubberville was screwed like a yard dog..stabbed in the back…for a jerk out of Louisville…There’s some pretty telling historical events over at the Barn.
          They’re well with in their right to nurse this complex..and carry it as their motivating factor for success..and it works for them. They try harder because of ‘Bama. Living in a state and a region where one particular game is almost life and death (and literally is to oak trees) would cause one to feel that way.
          Honestly..good luck against the Tide this year. If they CAN be bought down a notch it may be a good thing for us all. But don’t count on it being a trend.
          Auburn will always be the “other ” football school in Alabamastan.

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  2. Silver Britches

    I very much doubt that the word “afford” is ever used in decision-making at Auburn.

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  3. JCDAWG83

    The chickens would rather tear down their stadium and give up football than fire Spurrier. Sumlin is the only coach on that list that I think could feel some heat if this season goes bad. The A&M fans got spoiled with the one-two of joining the SEC and having Johnny Autograph at the same time. I don’t see Malzahn being at Auburn long term, but no way he is on the hot seat this year unless the wheels completely come off.

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  4. godawg

    The list is not a waste since I can use it to rile up my wife. (I know…it’s my own damn fault for marrying a Plains girl…)

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  5. Cousin Eddie

    Was surprised Mason was not on the list. That staff/program has been a train wreck, even for Vandy.

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  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    Hell, I wish I was on that list. Least I wouldn’t have to worry about fuel for my yacht.

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  7. HVL Dawg

    Jemery Foley

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  8. Mayor

    Basically this is all total BS. Except for Auburn which has shown a total lack of loyalty to its coaches in the past and will fire good coaches just for spite and lie about it, no matter the cost. And LSU which fired Charlie McClendon, a former 2 time SEC Coach of the year, while he was president of the ACFCA, because his team went 6-5 in ’79. And South Carolina because Spurrier is 70 and who knows how long he can continue coaching. And A&M, which has gone downhill ever since Sumlin’s first season. And UK, which never has a coach last more than about 5 years max. And Vandy…wait…they weren’t even on the list? Never mind.

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  9. 69Dawg

    We truly live in the age of what have you done for me lately. Gus will be alright and A&M will be better because of the Chief. Vandy is screwed unless we help them out by having a brain fart game with them again.

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  10. James Stephenson

    TBH I understand Malzahn on the list. Last year against UGA he looked completely confused on the sideline. I mean even when Paul Johnson’s stuff was not working right, he did not look confused on the sideline. Angry yes, but never confused.

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  11. Spike

    Tubbs is tanned ready and rested..

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