Category Archives: Tommy Tuberville – Mythical National Champ

“Tuesdays with Tuberville”

If I knew for sure that his first piece in the series, about the process of hiring and firing coaches, snarkily called out Bobby Lowder, hells, yeah, I’d subscribe in a heartbeat.

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Death, taxes and…

Tommy Tuberville bailing on a program he swore he’d never leave.

It doesn’t seem to have sat well with his now former employer, either.

There is a punchline, and it’s definitely worth a chuckle.

Tuberville recently said he hoped to become an athletic director once he got out of coaching.

Maybe he can hire the next Tommy Tuberville.

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PAWWWLLL, why does Bill Connelly hate Tommy Tuberville?

There’s not much I can add to Bill’s header here (“Revisiting the 2004 college football season: Picking Oklahoma over Auburn was justifiable”), even if I wanted to.  Which I don’t.

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Wednesday morning buffet

The buffet line never ends.

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Saving Private Tuberville

So, one firing and two schools later, Tommy Tuberville is still chasing his great white whale.

Though Auburn laying claim to a national title that year would get into tricky territory since there was a designated championship game in 2004 and the Tigers weren’t selected to play in it, they were an undefeated champion of a major conference and won a significant bowl game.

“What I was disappointed with is we didn’t have the media step up and say, ‘OK, there’s got to be a champion so who is it? It obviously should have been us,” Tuberville said. “Oklahoma lost. Maybe they could say it should be split because they played in the game. But Auburn went undefeated.

“If it’d been Michigan, if it had been Alabama, there would have been more of a push toward saying, hey they should be named No. 1. But Auburn, for some reason, we never got to first base on it. There was no support out of the administration.”

Sense of shame?  Recognition that it’s hard to claim a BCS title without playing in a BCS title game?  Who knows.

But it may now be a thing.

That could be changing.

Jay Jacobs told AL.com that a committee will meet in June to discuss whether the school should officially recognize more than the two national titles for which it officially hangs banners.

That sounds like fun.  Especially when Auburn rationalizes claiming a 2004 championship due to USC’s ineligibility and a 1993 one in spite of its own ineligibility.

I just hope they have another parade.

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Tommy Tuberville’s wet dream

Auburn is contemplating claiming a national title for its 2004 team.

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UPDATE:  Bruce Feldman has a point.

What next? Does Utah also get to claim a national title in 2004 since the Utes won a BCS Bowl in a blowout, were undefeated that year and didn’t have players who went on HBO RealSports and said they received extra benefits as some Tiger players from that team later did?

Corch couldn’t have said that any better himself.

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Tommy Tuberville wants you!

The tricky part is figuring out between the recruits he’s running out on from dinner at his old school and the recruits he’s running off from his new school who you is, exactly.

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