Okay, so now I'm just confused. Auburn fires Tommy Tuberville, a proven winner with a 70% winning percentage over Alabama, and hires Gene Chizik, a guy with 2 years of head coaching experience under his belt and 5 total wins. Tuberville had 5 wins in the season that got him fired.
Auburn fans have to look at themselves now and realize that Mississippi State did a better job hiring a football coach. Mississippi State. In Starkville, MS. That's a sobering dose of reality for a program that just last year was among the most consistent winners in the country.
After thinking about, I've come up with a few explanations as to why Jay Jacobs would fire Tuberville to hire Gene Chizik:
- Chizik has compromising photographs of Jacobs... possibly something with farm animals or leather
- Jacobs was unable to resist hiring Chizik after Nick Saban triple dog dared him to, despite the slight breach of etiquette by skipping the "triple dare"
- The spirit of Bear Bryant possessed the body of Jacobs and forced him to the make the most damaging, idiotic hire possible
- Jacobs wants to set the bar as low as possible for himself so that all his future decisions will seem brilliant in comparison to this one
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