DunderMifflin

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  1. DunderMifflin

    March 28 Coach Pearl Interview

    Actually just for the b’ball student section.
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    Murray state - Preview

    Nice preview of an opponent I don’t know much about. Thanks for putting this together. I like that they are giving more credit for true road wins and this should be another chance to get this team in a different environment before hitting the road for conference play.
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    Honest question about the team...

    Yes, It was stated that MTSU has 11 Jrs or Srs on that team. They will do some serious damage this year and make us look good in the process.
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    Top AD candidates becoming clearer

    Does anybody feel like the relative silence means they are talking with people who are currently ADs elsewhere? If I am leading a search or a potential AD I am trying to keep my name out of the news in case I don’t get the job and have to stay at my current school. I think the fact that it has been relatively quiet is good news. If names start leaking people sometimes get spooked when people At their current school (including board members and presidents) start coming up and asking.
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    Top AD candidates becoming clearer

    Of the ones I have heard, I favor this move also. I like the experience at various stops because you learn something, and take something, from every place. Very familiar with the SEC having spent about a decade at Ole Miss. Also familiar with the state given his time at Troy. But disconnected enough from AU to be able to look at things with a clean slate. I am sure there are others who would do a great job but all I know is the list I have seen.
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    Top AD candidates becoming clearer

    It is also my understanding (I say that because I don't work in the athletic dept., do not live in Auburn and I am not any of the individuals involved) that she drops by the AD to visit over the last several years when in town, so it is easy to see who she is closest to - especially when she stays with a certain family at times when in town. Jackson and Hargrave are the two I have heard. I don't want to make this political, so please excuse the term, but I see what needs to happen in our athletic dept as similar to what needs to happen in DC. We need to drain the swamp and identify who is carrying their weight, who is making a difference, who deserves to be there, who is qualified for their position, who is a mole, who is a bad apple and on and on. I believe a person who comes in and is close to those already in the AD would be more likely to either maintain the status quo or would lean on those people they are closest to and get bad advice on who should stay and who should go. Much like the establishment jobs in DC, many of these jobs provide a nice six-figure salary and not a whole lot of accountability. Some know they are in a better situation than they could ever hope to be in anywhere else and will do whatever it takes to hang on for dear life. I am sure a lot of it has been going on since JJ announced his resignation and it will only get worse as the new AD steps in. Given this, don't you think you would be fighting to make sure the next AD is someone you are already aligned with? I believe that is the reason her name came up from day one. People from the inside making sure her name was on "the list". I have some concern that Leath may be influenced somewhat by internal opinions or forces in making this decision, and that could lead to us doing the feel good, JABA thing. I say that not because he is that type of person, but because any human being who is new in a job would find it easier to make the decision that more people around you want you to make. Then, even if you fail, you all fail together. The difficult thing is to make the right but unpopular decision knowing everybody around you will say I told you so if it doesn't work out. Having said that, I will support the person Leath decides to put in there, because I truly beleive he wants a strong AD who will allow him to not have to be putting out fires every other month. That should lead to him making the right decision for the right reasons.
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    Top AD candidates becoming clearer

    From what I understand she has stayed with the family a time or two (or more) when in town. Hargrave is another. Being close to some at AU when that is where you went to school is not disqualifying, but it does give me pause. I believe she was a Tigerette or something and some of these folks have been around the athletic department since those days. There is nothing wrong with having relationships with people you came in contact with on your way up but... My personal opinion is that there is a house cleaning that needs to occur, so I question whether someone who is already that close to some in the AD is the right person.
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    A Few Notes From Inside the Stadium Today

    Sounds like a great day. Thanks for sharing.
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    Don't call Paul Finebaum next week....

    On the radio? Where? How is he not in jail? The fact that he would show his face in public is amazing to me.
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    Pettway out indefinitely

    Yes, our bowl gameS will be played Jan 1 and Jan 8.
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    Texas A&M Game Report Card

    Stat, what do you make of the downward trend on defense? Late season injuries? with chubb, michele, harris and scarbrough coming in over the next three weeks we have to at least be solid with our run fits and keep the passing game in front of us.
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    JJ Replacement

    My problem is we too often take this approach at AU... "we need a national search to find the very best person for this critical position.......among the people I currently know, am comfortable with, and can control. "
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    JJ Replacement

    My opinion on M M-D... M M-D is way too close to certain current occupants of the swamp. It would be very difficult, if not impossible, for her to drain it the way it needs to be drained. I am sure they are part of the big push to hire her. They may even be on the various message boards fanning the flames. Hopefully enough people who understand this are involved and will be able to influence the decision. We do not need a situation where people like TJ, for example, are running the show from behind the curtain due to their relationship with the incoming AD. We need somebody who has experience as a P5 AD. Preferably someone who has been an administrator on some level at 2-3 (or more) different schools. Someone who is NOT close with current occupants of the swamp. Someone with a proven record of identifying and being able to attract (and close the deal with) successful coaches. M M-D does not meet any of those key criteria. It is possible to be an impressive person with a strong resume and AU connections and not be the right person for this time at AU.
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    Relationship between Gus and Rod Bramblett

    I don't think it is petty at all because it speaks to COACHING. Not who has the most resources or who has the best players or which school's boosters will sell out to win. COACHING.
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    2018 4* QB Joey Gatewood (Auburn 12/5/15)

    I heard he can hit the NARROW side of a barn - from 60 yards away.