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Category Archives: Tommy Tuberville – Mythical National Champ
… 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.
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.
The buffet line never ends.
- Russ Mitchell has always been a huge fan of Mark Richt. Here’s his latest verse from the same song.
- Coming soon to a cut-out bin near you…
- Phil Steele’s top two running back groups for 2014 are Alabama and Georgia.
- Meet Judge Claudia Wilken.
- Here’s Paul Myerberg’s preview of Georgia’s September 20th opponent, #77 Troy.
- There are at least eleven receivers coaches making more than $300,000 per year. How many of ’em are better than Tony Ball?
- Athlon convenes a panel to vote on the fourteen SEC venues. Sanford Stadium checks in at number three: “It may not be the SEC’s biggest or loudest stadium, but it is the most beautiful.”
- Bookkeeping magic: Nike pays Urban Meyer $1.4 million a year, but Ohio State says he doesn’t have a contract with Nike.
- Greg McGarity expects the NCAA to cap the size of schools’ athletic support staffs soon.
- Supposedly, Alabama and Cincinnati are discussing a series. I guess Tubs wants another crack at the Tide.
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.
Auburn is contemplating claiming a national title for its 2004 team.
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.