Monday, January 05, 2009

Hmmmmm Party on!

That last post may have to be redacted. Andy Bitter's reporting both that Taylor's bio has been reinstated after a previous disappearance on the Oklahoma St. website and that the Auburn plane has also returned without Taylor on it. These are distressing developments.

After the Malzahn hire and Chizik's general all-around independence Auburn fans are playing with house money, but after coming this close to another [fill in baseball metaphor] hire, it'll be tough to lose out. Fingers crossed.

UPDATE: Fingers uncrossed! Tate (and others) have confirmation and a statement from Taylor. Dude, the Chiznick is killing it.

5 comments:

jd is legend said...

Please let it be true, please let it be true...

Anonymous said...

Nevermind, Jay G. Tate says it is 100% official Trooper is hired! War Eagle!

A lifetime as an Auburn fan has taught me to quit getting excited about this kind of stuff until we see results on the field, but it still gets me every time.

Richard said...

Well, good news from the Plains has been in short supply for nearly a year...let's enjoy this new burst of optimistic feeling, we deserve it...and I also like the idea of actually getting excited about the 2009 season.

Loganville Tiger said...

One concern I have is all the reports on the latest assistant hires say what ....."super recruiters"... these guys are. I want to know if they can coach worth a damn. While at FLA, Zook was known as one of the best at recruiting but couldn't coach a lick.... I don't want head down that path..... I put as much value on being to coach up mediocre talent as I do signing up top talent...

LT

Jerry Hinnen said...

Loganville, it's a worthwhile question. Particularly, I guess, about Luper--trying to guess how much of Okie St.'s rushing totals are actually attributable to the running backs coach is impossible. And of course no one other than Chizik or ISU diehards knows what we're getting with Boulware. But Malzahn, at the very least, has an even better reputation as an X's and O's guy than he does as a recruiter, Willis you know, and Taylor's wide receiving charges at Tennessee were consistently outstanding.

So I don't think we've got too much to worry about on the coach-em'-up front, although as always nothing's proven until this fall. Or, at very least, Signing Day.