The Gus Bus is hiring a new driver.

Talk about your late night news dump, this popped up about 10PM yesterday.

Rhett Lashlee is leaving his offensive coordinator position at Auburn to take the same position at the University of Connecticut.

The move was announced officially by the Huskies program on Twitter Wednesday evening after Fox Sports reporter Bruce Fedman originally broke the story minutes before.

A lateral move out of the SEC to a program that’s one of the lesser lights in the FBS?  Wut? Malzahn explains.

“This is a great opportunity for Rhett to implement and run his own offense. I’ve known Rhett for two decades and he’s a man of great character and integrity and this is another step towards his goal to become a head coach. I want to thank Rhett for all of his contributions and his friendship. I want to wish he and his wife Lauren all the best in this new endeavor.”

Yeah, sure.  And before you ask, no, it’s not about money.

According to USA Today’s latest database numbers, Lashlee’s annual salary last season was $601,500 with the possibility of additional bonuses that could go as high as $190,000. According to ESPN.com college football reporter Brett McMurphy, Lashlee is reportedly taking a sizable pay cut in his new position at Connecticut. McMurphy reported Wednesday night that Lashlee has agreed to a three-year deal with an annual salary of $350,000.

A fifty percent pay cut doing the same job at a shittier program is a great opportunity?  Cold translation:  don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out, son.

Now I doubt this is something that just came to Malzahn in the middle of the night, so the timing is noteworthy, in that five-star stud quarterback Jarrett Stidham is now safely in the Auburn fold.  What’s the big deal there?  Oh, not much.

Remember, kid, what they always tell you:  you commit to the school, not the coach.  Gus will explain it to you if you don’t understand.

Which brings us to the question who will have the opportunity to get close to Stidham, now that his former flame be gone.  The list of suspects is about what you’d expect, guys like former Auburn quarterback Dameyune Craig, Jake Spavital (who’s looking for a job now), Arizona State’s offensive coordinator, Art Briles… HOLY CRAP GUS MALZAHN MIGHT HIRE ART BRILES.

I mean, what could possibly be wrong with Art Briles?  He’s an offensive genius.

Briles has had a connection with Malzahn dating back years when the two staffs began trading playbook ideas with each other. Both staffs have made trips to each other’s campuses to go over new and innovative ideas with their similar offenses. And that right there is probably where this connection stops making sense. In case you’d forgotten, and I doubt many folks have, an independent review by the Pepper Hamilton law firm found that Baylor football coaches and staff interfered with investigations into sexual assault complaints against players, and even impeded potential criminal proceedings. The firm released a 13-page report on May 26, the same day Briles was immediately suspended before reaching a mutual agreement with the school for his departure about a month later. Briles hasn’t been interviewed for a job in college football since the Pepper Hamilton report was released. It would be a near impossibility for Auburn to explain this hire from a public relations standpoint.

Hey, we’re in the age of Trump.  Nobody has to explain anything anymore.  And you have to admit it would sure make Stidham comfy.

It would be the ultimate Second Chance U move, and if there’s any school more into second chances than Auburn, I’d be hard-pressed to name it.

If Jimmy Sexton manages to pull this off, he’s a wizard.

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UPDATE:  I’m shocked, shocked by the early results in this reader poll.

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UPDATE #2:  “No way on Art,” a high-level source told Auburn Undercover on Thursday.  Thanks for getting everyone’s hopes up.

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159 responses to “The Gus Bus is hiring a new driver.

  1. Jeff Sanchez

    If they did hire Briles, I’d just have to tip my cap at this point to them for fully embracing Auburn-ness and just not even pretending anymore.

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  2. Spike

    You had it right.. despite all the Coachspeak bullshit.. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.. Why the Trump snark?

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    • A guy runs for POTUS without releasing his tax returns, nobody really cares… and you ask why the Trump snark? Seriously?

      The better question is why some of you have an instinctive problem with Trump snark. As far as I’m concerned, anyone in public office is fair game for snark. Why should Trump be an exception?

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      • Spike

        I don’t have a problem with the snark, per se. All public figures are fair game. All of them. But, I thought this was supposed to be a politics free zone on here, as I thought you had requested earlier on here, that’s all. Don’t read more into it than there is. If I am wrong, I stand corrected and will feel free to snark when appropriate.

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        • Actually, what I posted was this:

          Listen — there is a time and place for political observations here. Sometimes politics and college sports intersect, usually in a regrettable manner. That’s fair game. And sometimes resorting to a political analogy to make a point is a reasonable thing. (In my opinion, that was the innocent start that set some of you off yesterday.) I’m not going to censor or boot people who want to discuss politics simply because… well, politics.

          As long as it’s relevant to the overall point being made, I don’t see the problem. My objection is more specific.

          Unfortunately, for some of you, the introduction of any political topic is an invitation to wallow in the personal and lay in to others for the sin of disagreeing with your politics.

          If it’s appropriate, snark away. I enjoy well-played snark.

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      • I come here to read about football dammit! If you are going to talk politics, then at least give us a discount on the subscription cost.

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      • AthensHomerDawg

        A guy runs for POTUS without releasing his tax returns, nobody really cares…

        ” We have to elect the Donald before you can find out what his tax returns are, away from the fog of the controversy.”

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      • Sen. Byrd

        Yes, b/c Obama had the most transparent administration evah evah!!! right? I remember seeing all his transcripts and everything people asked and wondered about.

        “Nobody really cares” – pretty sure it was mentioned 100s of times in the media, by Clinton and her surrogates (but I repeat myself), and by you and your lib counterparts.

        And, since you’re trying to be obtuse, the reason people have a “problem with it” is because your snark is completely one-sided. I don’t remember any Obama (or Clinton) snark ever on this blog, mostly just other Rs. It’s not hard to figure out, despite your attempt to strawman.

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        • Amazing how a one line quip gets so many panties in a wad.

          Relax, dude. Trump won. That’s all that matters; just ask him.

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        • Calidawg

          Jesus aren’t us lefty, limp-wristed liberals supposed to be the overly sensitive ones?

          We get it. You voted for Trump and aren’t smart enough to regret it yet. It’ll come, pal. Don’t lose faith.

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    • Macallanlover

      Because transparency has become such an ingrained tradition in the Executive Branch….especially over the past eight years. 🙂 Anything you want to know about Barry’s past, and those closest to him, was quickly provided, and those tax returns will tell you some, relatively, important shit man.

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      • Irwin R. Fletcher

        I’m so proud to live in an age where “They did it first” has become a legitimate rationale for almost anything.

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        • What a time to be alive.

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        • Macallanlover

          What a strange reply/interpretation, but who cares? When there is nothing to shoot from your side but BBs, I guess something this far off is as insignificant as any you could choose.

          Even the libtards are seeking cover from the way the loony snowflakes are acting. Thought I had seen the bottom of this society but man, the “celebs” are outdoing themselves these days. Even trotted Big Mama out from the trailer park today to call for a revolution next week. I might watch the inauguration if I could see that huuuge target charging those guns around the podium.

          Enough of this laugh fest, back to football. The Senator was nice to let us have a few minutes for political commercials.

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          • You elected a celeb, ya damn moron! You’ve elected a Hollywood B movie actor and a Hollywood reality TV star all the while railing against Hollywood. The truth is that if Hollywood had its own pro-Trump Leni Riefenstahl you’d be the last to complain. You have no problem with giving Hollywood employees great power so long as they agree with you.

            Have you absolutely no sense of reality or of irony?

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            • And there in lies the rub and nope the irony is not seen, just whatever suits your agenda. Now some will say that bout the left(see above) and some will say bout the right(see above), but the beat goes on. When a person realizes they are full of it and acknowledge it, that will be a major step forward. So far, I am still waiting. Kinda like waiting for a Bama fan to admit, we got beat by a better team.

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          • Enough of this laugh fest, back to football. The Senator was nice to let us have a few minutes for political commercials.

            ‘Bout time somebody offered a little appreciation for an opportunity to vent. 😉

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  3. roswell dawg

    Age of Trump? Give me a break Senator. But since you added a political element to the discussion, how about the age of Obama? or Hillary? or Podesta? Can we just stipulate that the political arena is morally compromised for the most part? Rather than pull a Meryl Streep?

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    • Whatever blows your skirt up.

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      • roswell dawg

        Okay, since you gave me an invitation, Trump was not even my third most preferred candidate. But making a comparison with any non-Democratic candidate was eminently easy when we you countenanced the wonder that is Hillary. The most corrupt, loathsome, despicable individual to ever seek the office of the Presidency. With the exception of the person preparing to leave the office. Ok – I said it. Thanks for the opportunity.

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      • Scott

        I love that Republicans like to throw around that whole “snowflake” thing, but when somebody even IMPLIES anything negative about the guy who is the head of their party, they can’t get to the keyboard fast enough to start whining about it.

        But as for the article itself….yeah, I could TOTALLY see Auburn going AWWWWWLLLL-IIIIINNNNNN on Briles. I look forward to their twisting themselves in knots to justify supporting such a loathsome POS. It will be even better than the Cam-Fairley days.

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        • AthensHomerDawg

          Well the whole snowflake thing is kinda embarrassing. C’mon… Therapy dogs… Safe rooms, coloring books? They left out”participation trophies”. That would have calmed a lot of kids down. That’s poor planning. IMHO.

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          • BA Baracus

            Less embarrassing than swastikas and klan hoods, if we’re comparing fringes…

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            • Uglydawg

              Let’s see if you can name the US Senator who was a former Grand Dragon in the KKK. I’ll give you a hint..he’s a democrat. The only swastikas have been planted by the DNC…like the hoods and rioters they paid to be fake Trump supporters. We are sickeningly divided (as this very thread demonstrates) and it’s all happened because the Democrat party sees division as their only hope for getting elected. Now it’s going to end, because America is going to be Great again and everyone will be a Trump supporter.

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              • Calidawg

                Division is what democrats use? That’s rich. Here are most Trump supporters: angry white people who think they live in a country founded on their own superiority and they can’t understand why many of them are struggling. It cannot be themselves, or their own policies, it has to be something external. Trump speaks to that. He gives them targets, telling them that if we fix those external threats (the blacks, the browns, the gays, the muslims, the poor) he can return America to its glory days when the protection and growth of white supremacy came first before all other concerns.

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                • many of them are struggling because the fucking government makes it too hard to create jobs so everything is outsourced….NEWS FLASH, NO POOR PERSON EVER GAVE ME A JOB!!!!! You are part of the problem at no time has Trump ever promoted white supremacy, it’s people like you that create the divisiveness in this country, you should be ashamed.

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                  • Calidawg

                    Then I guess his KKK and White Nationalist endorsements were just unfortunate coincidences. Not to mention all the violence he incited at his rallies, and all the black people dragged out of them, and the career racists he’s filling up his cabinet with. His entire platform was basically I hate government, rich people are the greatest, and fuck minorities/women

                    You’ve elected a man born with a silver spoon who literally sits on golden thrones to be your working class savior. I don’t think things will get any easier for any of us.

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    • You know, you can think Trump is an unqualified, embarrassing conman AND also not have supported Hillary. They’re not mutually exclusive.
      God I hate the 2 party system so much.

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      • Russ

        I like the cut of your jib.

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      • True, but those were the choices we had. Any vote for stein or Johnson served as a vote for Trump. So did sitting the election out. I was never a Hillary fan, but when you start thinking worse case scenarios you have to consider: what’s the worst that could happen if Hillary gets elected? What’s the worst that could happen if trump gets elected? In my view those were not close questions and therefore sitting it out or voting third party should not have been an option for those who made a reasonable assessment of Mein Führgrabber such as yourself.

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        • Well, I voted 3rd party, but I always do, I figure I’m a wash either way. If we had instant runoff or ranked voting to insure that a candidate couldn’t get an entire state’s allotment of electoral votes with just a plurality, then I suspect people’s voting patterns would be much more informed and thought out.

          As it is, the 2 party system is nothing more than polished tribalism.

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          • Without a parliamentary system of government, 3rd parties are difficult to bring into prominence. The downside of parliamentarianism is that there are almost no checks and balances. The winners pretty much get whatever they want. The genius of our system is that little changes without broad consensus. The downside is that the fringe elements of each party control the only two real choices we have.

            Finally I might not question too much bowing out in in prior elections simply because there may be equal things to be uncomfortable with for either major party candidate but I question anybody’s judgment who believes this years candidates sat in similar equipoise. The big regret I think that a vast majority of Americans will soon have is treating this human bag of shit just like any other candidate.

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        • what’s the worst that could happen if Hillary were to be elected, The Presidency would have been for sale, The Clinton Org. took in hundreds of millions of dollars and actually used like 10% of it to help charities, I’m not an accountant or anything but that ain’t much going to what that money is supposedly intended for……wonder how much their organization is taking in now that she can do no favors for people

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    • AthensHomerDawg

      Streep highlighted the different countries (rather than cities) that Ryan Gosling, Dev Patel, Amy Adams and Ruth Negga were all born in. But when it came to Portman, Streep said: ‘Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem.”

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    • Gaskilldawg

      The point was that the voters elected a candidate who refuse to make disclosures that candidates traditionally made. Since the voters did not elect Podesta then using him as a reference would not make sense.

      I

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      • Well, Alex Jones told me Podesta was into spirit cooking. No, seriously. He actually said that.

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        • For the uninitiated, what does “spirit cooking” mean?

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          • Some sort of satanic ritual thing. It was maybe the most Alex Jones thing that Alex Jones has ever done.

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            • Followed closely by saying that Obama was an actual demon from hell that smelled like sulfur.

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              • AthensHomerDawg

                I could see that. 🙂 one summer after my junior year some friends invited me down to Hilton Head to play and invited a bass player friend of mine. too. He played a lot in Athens with a group called Men in Trees. Anyhow when got down there and we unpacking there was a strange sulfur smell in the house. My friend the bass player pulled me aside and asked ” are these guys cool, theyre not into anything weird satanic stuff are they? ” Turns out the drummer, was shaving. Apparently used a powder that turns to paste with water and dissolves whiskers. Smells funky too.

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          • Derek: some strange way ties into the whole pizza thing and pedophiles. Jones made the connection, and some bought it.

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        • Chris

          Actually, it was WikiLeaks that exposed emails regarding Podesta’s attendance of spirit cooking events.

          You can always fall back on blaming Russia if you like as well. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

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      • dawgfan

        Tradition aside, what is more important, Trump’s tax returns or the contents of the speeches Clinton made to Wall Street Bankers that she refused to release or the thousands of emails that were required to be maintained by law that she had deleted? The IRS will be all over Trump ‘s returns, so all America should sleep well.

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        • Given that Goldman Sachs is close to becoming an official division of the Trump White House, I’d say the worries about Clinton’s speeches are a might overblown at this point. YMMV.

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        • I can’t help but point out that trump hasn’t even released any documentation that his tax returns are currently under an audit. I’m assuming there would be correspondence to that effect. We haven’t seen any. Moreover, any tax return over 6 years old is essentially immune from any consequences and those haven’t been released either. He’s hiding something and he says he can get away with it because people don’t care. He said that explicitly yesterday.

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          • AthensHomerDawg

            And Obama said he couldn’t make law or rewrite laws. Blah… I think they say what we want hear and do what they want to do.

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            • Yeah they are all the same. Some say things you think are hypocritical/inconsistent while others coordinate with the russians, grab pussies and encourage violence. All the same thing. I’m guessing you can’t tell the difference between speeding and mass murder. They are both against the law afterall. Everybody just does what they want. Nothing to see here.

              And I thought moral relativism was a thing for you guys?

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          • Spike

            Why would Trump not release tax returns? And Obama not release his college transcripts? Easy. They both have something to hide. What am I missing?

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            • Yeah, and where’s the birth certificate, amirite?!?

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              • MLB2

                Any of you in favor of freedom, accountability or self reliance? I guess there aren’t any true libertarians left. Only disgruntled Dems and Repubs who want to pervert the Libertarian Party. The 2 parties are fascist organizations that can’t agree on the social issues that government shouldn’t be involved in anyway. The socially liberal part of libertarianism is about tolerance, not advocacy. What you do is your business just don’t expect the government to pay for it. Too many moochers with voter IDs to ever change to that kind of thinking. God, I’m sick of politics.

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                • AthensHomerDawg

                  As my dad once remarked… “when too many people are riding in the wheel barrow. Not enough pushing it. One day that wheel barrow is going to topple over. “

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            • I’ve always thought that what a kid did in college is just as relevant as what a candidate did last year.

              Bush did cocaine in his 20’s. Would it be a problem if Trump was currently doing cocaine? Of course not. Its the same thing.

              Forgive me if that sounds really fucking stupid. Perhaps ‘the stupid’ is contagious.

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      • Uglydawg

        Hillary never released her medical records, which candidates traditionally do. There’s very good reasons why they each chose withholding.
        He doesn’t pay his taxes and she’s very unhealthy (I believe she has a “chemical problem”).. She has skimmed millions off of the “Clinton Foundation” scam, and is as dirty financially as she is dishonorable.

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  4. Auburn gonna Auburn.

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  5. Bigshot

    Auburn doesn’t have to explain anything. They are Auburn They’ve always been a dirty program and they just sink farther and farther into the mire.

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  6. Gaskilldawg

    Two typically Auburn moves, potentially, involving the same JC transfer.
    First, lying to the kid about Lashlee coaching him for two years.
    Second, hiring Art Briles. I suspect that after they have Briles in the building as OC Auburn will then eagerly hire him as HC when they fire The Coach So Great They Named A Bus After Him. After all, Jacobs could tell the world that they have observed up close and daily what a man of integrity he is.

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    • All kidding aside: no way Auburn can actually bring in Briles, right?

      Even the few sensible Auburn grads I know are going to have a problem with that.

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      • JCDAWG83

        You’re talking about a program who brought in two quarterbacks who had been kicked off of other SEC teams for stealing and paid one their fathers $200,000. Auburn has zero integrity or shame. If they think hiring Briles will help them win, they will hire him and give a pious speech about what a good man he is and how proud they are to have him.

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        • I get that, but given the current climate surround domestic violence and sexual assault, this is a completely different situation than bring in players kicked off of other teams for theft.

          Not even in the same ballpark.

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        • sniffer

          I don’t often drink beer or agree with you, JC, but about this, I do. Auburn rolled Toomers Corner after their rival lost, for criss’sake. Their tunnel vision focuses on being better at anything than UA. If they believe Briles gives them a chance to beat Bama, he’ll be in a house on Martin by Sunday.

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      • Russ

        Hate to say it, but I have an Auburn friend that I respect, and he’d be fine with Briles at Auburn in any capacity. “Auburn gonna Auburn”, indeed.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        Great question. The problem is that with Auburn it is a great question. With most places it is not even a question.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    If Gus hires Art Briles, there’s hope for Jerry Sandusky at Auburn.

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  8. DawgPhan

    I guess they can always tell that student athlete it is better to be pissed off than pissed on.

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  9. is this “literal move” just the fall out of have your ass handed to you by us and Oklahoma or did this guy admit to having sex with a goat? not that there is anything wrong with that these days. Does smell like an Obama administration Friday afternoon news dump through….nothing to see here move along…move along. .

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  10. “Lateral move.”..sorry I hit sent too quick

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  11. This seems like a “golden” opportunity to “shower” Coach Briles with best wishes in his quest to continue his coaching career. As to the politics I think it’s a shame that supporters of the Kenyan Muslim usurper can’t find it in them to accept the results of the election and insist on delegitimizing the winner of a substantial minority of votes. It seems to me that the most prominent “where’s the birth certificate?” guy in the country is best positioned to insist that the people support the legitimacy of the president elect. Undermining the PEOTUS with false, defamatory information is so like PEOTUS to do and if there’s anything we’ve learned from the “pussy grabber” it’s do the opposite of what he does in everything you do, without exception.

    It also seems to me at least that the PEOTUS is no more of a traitor than Tommy Elrod was to Wake Forest. Would supporters of Tommy Elrod, knowing that he was coordinating with the opponents of Wake Forest, be traitors to Wake Forest? Well sure they are traitors, but so what? After all is having a Russian agent as President really worse than Hillary? Most Americans said “No” but majority rule is so overrated just like Meryl Streep.

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    • Don in Mar-a-Lago

      Oh, I’m very popular. The FSB, the FBI, the KKK, 4Chan, RT, FOX, Pepe the Frog and the Daily Stormer all adore me. They think I’m a righteous dude. No puppet. No puppet. Believe me!

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  12. DoubleDawg1318

    Watching the Trump supporters lose their minds over a throwaway line is quite entertaining. And here I was thinking the sensitive snowflakes were confined to liberal college campuses.

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  13. DoubleDawg1318

    On a football note: The thought of Auburn (or anyone) hiring Art Briles makes me absolutely sick. Definitely a dirty move to lure Stidham in and then kick his favorite coach to the curb.

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    • two reporters suggest that Briles is a candidate for the OC job at Auburn and we react. Folks, this is a trial balloon to gauge reaction… they ain’t hiring him even at Auburn…maybe next year but not this one …too soon. He could be an analyst though…..it kinda worked out for Saban and Sark….kinda. While we’re speculating I bet Lashlee makes it back to the big leagues sooner rather than later…..he had some serious flaws to deal with in the Auburn offense( not that there is anything wrong with that) that were not completely his fault..

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      • “two reporters suggest”?

        Nah, more like Sexton trying to work the room. May not succeed — I don’t expect it will — but there’s more going on than just some casual speculation in the media.

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        • DawgPhan

          Coaching is weird. Some guys never get another sniff and some guys just keep getting recycled. I suspect that briles gets another job somewhere.

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        • Irwin R. Fletcher

          If only there is a tweet of Briles wearing a “Make Auburn Great Again” hat that wraps this whole thing together.

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  14. zachdawg

    This is soooooo Auburn. It could only be more Auburn if they hire Bridles and then petition Trump to pardon Sandusky so they can have a new defensive coordinator as well…

    GATA

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    • at this moment Obama has pardoned and commuted the sentence of more people than any President ever and he is the President who can ,and they usually do ,pardon lots of folks with no political repercussions at the end of their Presidency. Pardons come from the POtUS leaving not the one just getting there so what we have here is a double fault…..neither funny nor true….thanks for trying though.

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      • Irwin R. Fletcher

        at this moment Obama has pardoned and commuted the sentence of more people than any President ever

        That’s true so long as you define “any President ever” not to include FDR, Grant, LBJ, etc. etc. etc. Not to mention guys like Nixon who pardoned almost 1,000 in only 62 months.

        #FakeNews

        https://www.justice.gov/pardon/clemency-statistics

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        • White House Counsel to the President Neil Eggleston is the source of my information, somehow I think he would know. It really wasn’t my point though…my point was that Presidents leaving the White House are the pardoners-in -chief when they leave they pardon or commute the sentence of their half brothers or their Whitewater co-conspirators. Pardons and commutations are issued when there is no longer a political consequence for their actions. I’m not going to spend much time looking into it but the legend on these Justice Dept prior pardons and commutations seems to change from administration to administration and don’t discriminate between pardons/clemency and commutations so apples and oranges seems a potential problem. It is very obvious that Obama is commuting the excessive sentences of folks who were sentenced for crack as opposed to cocaine so yeah more pardons and commutations than any President who didn’t come after a Civil War where I suppose he had to pardon all southern soldiers and a President who severed 4 terms(FDR) . Commutations are NOT pardons …they leave the person a felon but shortens a sentence….thanks for helping with the fake fake news though

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          • Irwin R. Fletcher

            I’m not going to spend much time looking into it

            Now that I’ve identified the problem, feel free to fix it.

            #Fake News

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      • Olddawg 55

        thanks, Chuck….for the first time ever I finish reading GTP and feel completely disappointed..not just with the Senator but with many bloggers whose opinions I used to give value to…no more..sorry folks but you really disappoint me.

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      • They vast, overwhelming majority of these are nonviolent drug offenders.
        If you want to see pardons that should have pissed you off, you can start with Nixon, Richard M and Libby, I. Lewis.

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        • AthensHomerDawg

          That’s pretty rich…. Non violent crack dealers. Were you home schooled? Didn’t get out much. Still don’t. Drugs equal violence… Somewhere along the distribution chain there is always violence. . I really give a rats Azz what you smoke drop shoot snort or rub into your belly button. Until it effects me. In my work environment it effects me.

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          • Alcohol equaled violence when we were dumb enough to try to stop Americans from getting high. These people will huff gas and sniff glue but we think we can prevent cocaine abuse. Good luck with continuing to lose the war on drugs.

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          • I didn’t say crack. I said nonviolent drug offenders–which our prisons are filled with.

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      • zachdawg

        Wow. Just wow. I forgot that humor should always be literal. I’m glad I don’t personally know you. I rarely comment on this blog and it’s folks like you wewoof that remind me why I do that. Happy 2017. You deserve exactly what you’ll be getting for the next 4yrs, if he lasts that long which my money says he doesn’t.

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  15. If you wanted to skip all the political stuff, you can begin reading comments again right here.

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  16. Derek Dooley 2.0

    How much would it cost us to pay Auburn to take Chaney?

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  17. Uglydawg

    In Auburn’s defense..they kind of have a moral obligation. They are the givers of second chances to the vile. Only they can do this and not have to explain it to the world. In other words, yes, “Auburn’s gonna’ Auburn”..nobody does it better.

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  18. Speaking of giving folks a second chance, how bout Bama? Serious really. What better person to help Saban get up to par and fast offenses. No one would question him on this move. He is Saban.
    For politics, it always amazes me, the hypocrisy that is out there on both sides. Rant and rail on Obama, bout someone’s rants on Trump, hell to pay from these same folks and it goes both ways.
    The main thing that bothers me about Trump is he is the ultimate con man. Tell this to his followers and they get pissed off and bring up Obama. One will have to live and learn
    Will say this blog has some from the far end of both sides. Entertaining.

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  19. just sayin

    Trump was elected in part as a result of the pathetic state of the republican party and it’s inability to come up with a viable candidate. There were how many on stage with him, like 12???
    The real reason a guy like Trump won is due to the even more despicable democrat party and its slimy candidate. Hilary is lying, self serving bitch and she thought she was entitled to the White House. She sat on her ass instead of running an effective campaign and she still can’t believe she lost to Donald Trump. Fuck all the conversation about the popular vote. Trump was a neophyte in politics and he was smart enough to run a winning campaign over a lazy Washington insider.
    I pray that Donald will be an effective President and I can’t say that I was excited to vote for him. But, as a friend of mine said “I’d vote for Fidel Castro over Hillary Clinton”. A lot of people apparently felt the same way.
    This is the last time I’ll post on GTP about politics, but shit, we gotta do something to get us to signing day! As old as the thread is, nobody will see this anyway……love you guys!

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