Friday, December 05, 2008
My heart wasn't set on Mike Leach. I think he's a great candidate, but as great as I think he'd be, there are two other guys I'd rather Auburn hired first.
However: if Auburn's athletic leadership somehow believes
1. that the coach that just took Texas Tech to 11-1 in this year's Big 12 and by all accounts is willing to at least listen to what Auburn would have to say isn't even worth considering
2. that Houston Nutt is
I am forced to conclude they are incapable of judging what's best for this football program.
Because of the sea of rumor and doubletalk this process must wade through, final judgment is suspended (here, at least) until Auburn's coach is actually named. But I did not expect this process to be so infuriating, to make me this angry, sad, and afraid.
Here's to hoping saner heads prevail. I'm no longer optimistic.
UPDATE: If true, this only changes the identity of the lackluster candidate they'll set their heart set on. Dude, this whole Nutt thing has me seriously emo. The weekend needs to arrive in a hurry.