Friday, December 05, 2008
Urge to kill ... rising
Houston Nutt's a good coach. But we know exactly who and what he is, and what he is not is someone who keeps his teams in the mix on a regular basis. He is not the right choice.
Home run hire? Bloop single to shallow left. For the love of everything holy, Auburn, swing for the fences.
UPDATE: Via Woodberry, Ole Miss's AD and chancellor just met with Nutt and acted like two guys whose coach might actually a threat to walk out the door.
I don't know if I agree with Will that this would be the biggest mistake in Auburn football history, but there's no question this would be a disaster that would immediately set Auburn back to the Arkansas/Ole Miss/Kentucky "Hey, I hope we make a bowl this year" level for years and years to come. That is Nutt's level. It's not necessarily anything to be ashamed of (though the lack of discipline Will mentions certainly is), but he has proven it over a number of years. That is where he will take us. Why the Auburn administration is even considering this, I have no idea. If we were going to grab a coach out of Mississippi, I'd rather have Larry Fedora--at least we'd have some hope we'd have something special.
I can't believe I'm even discussing this. Jay Jacobs, I swear, if this happens, I think I might just have to join the torch-and-pitchfork bunch myself. Might even wedge my way towards the front if I could.
UPDATE: So I just remembered that Nutt is also a Jimmy Sexton client, which means this whole thing is 99 percent likely to be nothing but hot air. Urge to kill ... steady.
Also, you've probably seen it already, but some random Panama City newsblogger is claiming Leach is close to a deal. Forgive me if I'm not exactly taking the word of someone this apparently removed from the situation as the gospel truth just yet.