Valentine’s Day Cards 2014

Celebrating nine years of the same gag. Link.

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  1. Spencer Lee
    Posted March 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Walt I heard the same thing re: Capel the last time around. The prickly thing about hiring Pearle is that Jacobs has always preached the importance of hiring coaches that “do the right thing” and set a positive example for our student athletes. This was at least a major part of Bobby Petrino’s baggage that made him a non-option. Not to compare Pearle with Petrino but that does complicate matters.

    All the foregoing points to Tyndall…or perhaps someone who’s not on the radar. One interesting long shot is Ben Howland. He’s still unemployed despite going to three Final Fours in a row @ UCLA. He had a great run @ Pitt before that. He would be a homerun but his personality is pretty closely akin to Barbee AND he has no ties to the South that I know of…which I don’t care a lick about but then again, no one is asking me. :(

  2. Tdog
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I interrupt basketball to say it looks like I’ll be making it to the Arky Gus v. Bert “I like things slow….and fried” Butthead game! And I’m already excited!

    Okay carry on. ;)

  3. Walt
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    How about that softball team. Three no hitters in a row!?!?!? That’s got to be some kind of record.

  4. Spencer Lee
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Clint Meyers is a legend for a reason…..I mean no disrespect to the prior coach Tina Deese (who I’ve known since her days at Huntingdon College in the late 80’s when I worked for her) but Meyers is taking this program to new highs for sure.

  5. Spencer Lee
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Tdog – enjoy the 2014 season opener! I’m excited too! :)

  6. JCMac
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Hey folks, I hope all is well. I know we don’t have a basketball coach currently, but I thought we still could do brackets. I’m using the ESPN bracket competition.

    Our group name is TheAuburner
    pass: weagle

    I’m ok, with you opening this up on twitter if you want Mark.

    Oh— and War Eagle!

  7. Walt
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Spring Practice starts tomorrow! Gustav says he believes we can be faster next year (take that Saban and BERT). Also confirmed that Jonathon Ford has moved to Safety and Trovon Reed to CB. Hopefully those moves work out. Now back to my continuously checking Twitter to see if Auburn has managed to snag Bruce Pearl.

  8. Spencer Lee
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Keep me posted on the bball coach search. I’m probably the biggest AU hoops guy out here in the Auburner Family…if longevity and prior season ticket status means anything. :)
    Plus I’m AU hoops geeky enough to be able to name guys from the 70’s that played there. Yeah, I’m sick like that. ;)

    JCMac, sounds great…looking forward to it! Good luck everybody!

  9. Spencer Lee
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Just heard from a buddy @ work (and fellow AU grad) that Pearl is official (which means I should stop misspelling his name and take the “e” off the end). :)

    Great, great pick up for AU men’s hoops! WDE!!!

  10. Tdog
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I have no idea about basketball but apparently from you guys I see this Pearl thing as a big deal. Go us!

  11. Music City Tiger
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    4 amazing hires by Jacobs! Here’s hoping to me getting all excited for next years March Madness!

  12. JCMac
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Bruce Pearl… so I guess we might have a basketball team next year.

  13. Walt
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m actually excited about Auburn basketball. Amazing. Pearl won the press conference without a doubt. He’s got some serious excitement and looks like he’s injecting that enthusiasm into the program. Can’t wait to see what he does!

    The truly amazing thing is that this hire and the press conference even over-shadowed the first day of spring practice for football!