Let me guess you think its like all the "little brothers" in here who think Bama is somehow behind all of this?
And has been said in this thread multiple times (I'll give you a break since there are hundreds of pages in here)
Gus, someone close to Gus, or someone who wanted to keep Gus would have been the only people to bring any of this to light. It didn't benefit anyone other than Gus' camp for the story to be leaked.
So it was someone inside or closely related our own athletic department that leaked this.
It looks as if you haven't really put much thought into this. Let me spell it out for you........................
This is hurting recruiting. Recruiting is the lifeblood of a program. The boosters wanting Gus out are causing as much conflict as possible ensuring Gus' future lack of success. Any Auburn fan knows that our PTB hurt the program far more than they help it. That has been proven more times than can be counted.
The contract given to Gus handcuffs us. It is what it is. You can not fire Gus, with that buy-out, unless you already have a huge fish on the hook. Auburn would also have to pay the buy-out on the entire staff.
What is the end-game? Fire Gus and hire an unproven HC at this level? I am positive some of our people contacted Stoops. IF Stoops had said yes, we would have a new coach today. He is not interested so it would be stupid of us to fire Gus at this point.
What is setting the program back is this garbage news coming out right now. We had a solid class coming in. That is now in doubt.