08 October 2008
Tuberville said he will take a bigger role in plotting the course of the offense. Tuberville said he'll decide in the next day or so who will call the plays in Saturday's game against Arkansas.What does it mean for our cross-state rivals?
- It's a public relations disaster for Tommy Tuberville who was the ultimate "riverboat gambler" when he hired the then Troy offensive coordinator to run his offense on the Plains. Tuberville has notoriously run through coordinators like a hot knife through even hotter butter, and this is another mark against him in that column.
- There's a chance it stains his credibility. I know, I know... be aghast that an Alabama blogger would impugn a coach's credibility, but Tuberville was steadfast on Sunday about letting Franklin turn it around.
- Holy crap, is their recruiting screwed. The Tigers have all season long talked about how they're recruiting the athletes to play this offense. They have a ridiculously large number of recruits committed - lots of them two and three stars - who were "perfect" for the new system. Those kids are either going to get cut loose (which hurts Tuberville's long term credibility) or stay on and not run the spread (which hurts Auburn's medium term competitive situation). Either way, it's a disaster.
- Saturday's game against Arkansas is now the biggest wild card of the weekend. Does Auburn come out running the wishbone and rack up 300 rushing yards against the Hogs? Do they keep at the spread? Do they bring back Al Borges (who still lives in Auburn)?
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