so Auburn interviewed Patrick Nix for the open headcoaching position, but they won't even give Mike Leach a phone call? WTF? is it crazy to think that Jay Jacobs is secretly a Bama fan on a secret mission to destroy the Auburn football program from the inside?
Pat Nix for these moments we will always love you...
but as a coach?...no thanks. this would basically be the Auburn equivalent of hiring Mike Shula.
so far it's the Tuner Gill show on all the blogs. a few of my fellow Auburn bloggers out there have some cautious opinions about the guy, but for the most part i think people seem excited. Jimbo Fisher seems to be the number 2 choice, why? i'm not entirely sure. regardless here is my top 10 candidates in the order that i'd be okay with Auburn hiring them. (i've gone ahead and eliminated Butch Davis from the running because Auburn doesn't seem interested in even trying to lure the guy away from North Carolina with a mountain of cash).
1. Brian Kelly of Cincinnati
2. Will Muschamp of Texas
3. Turner Gill of Buffalo
4. Mike Leach of Texas Tech
5. Jimbo Fisher of FSU
6. Paul Johnson of Georgia Tech
7. Derek Dooley of Louisiana Tech
8. Hal9000 of the spaceship Discovery
9. a magical wolf with the power to speak
10. Gary Patterson of TCU