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What Gogue did throughout this saga is nothing short of heroic, and shocks the heck out of me.  I thought he'd proved he was useless to the athletic department with his handling of Jethro Jacobs, particularly during the Chizik tenure.  He must really be confident in Greene's abilities...which is refreshing to think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear 

Tomorrow we will officially introduce Auburn’s new football coach, Bryan Harsin. It’s an exciting time for the Auburn family, one we can all get excited about. We have every reason to be confident about a future where our football team consistently competes at the highest levels and makes us proud on and off the field.

Let me begin by saying thank you to Coach Malzahn for some great “highs” in Auburn football. Coach Malzahn is a man of great character, his student-athletes performed well athletically and academically, and his teams always played by the rules. In every regard, he represented Auburn with class and distinction. Thank you, Gus and Kristi. You are forever members of the Auburn family.

When this process started, I asked Athletics Director Allen Greene to select a small group of Auburn men and women to advise and support him as we looked for a new football coach. We had a singular focus – to find a coach who will succeed in the toughest conference and who will represent Auburn well. Allen and the advisory group aimed high and hit high. They found the right man at the right time, and we welcome Coach Harsin.

We are fortunate to be members of an Auburn family passionate about our university. In the past couple of weeks, we received countless emails and notes with suggestions on selecting our next coach. Let me add that I read every one, and I appreciate your enthusiasm. Every Auburn voice is important.

It is also important to remember that not everything that is reported or posted on social media is accurate when it comes to coaching searches. In fact, some of it is disruptive, inaccurate and malicious. In our coaching search for example, no candidate was told that there were stipulations on who would serve on his coaching staff – not one. Only one trustee, who actually served on the search advisory group, had any part in the search process. Some candidates who reportedly “turned down” the Auburn job were never even offered the job. One candidate that made these statements never even had an interview, much less an offer.

Coach Harsin and I agree on many things and one thing is that much of what you see and read on social media are opinions or statements that are simply not based on fact. I regret that these comments hurt our university and many good Auburn people. Free speech is a treasured American right, but the Auburn family should also have the right to know the facts.

Tomorrow we start a new chapter for Auburn football. We wish to thank all of those who gave their input about our university and our football program, and we especially thank the Auburn family for their enthusiasm, loyalty and passion for our university. Let’s join together as we unite behind Coach Harsin and use this experience as a time of excitement and growth.

War Eagle!
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7 minutes ago, RunInRed said:

Two immediate thoughts ...

 

 

Just now, atl-tiger said:

Clark jealous Auburn didn't offer an interview or something? Why even say that? Cringey

I do appreciate Gogue clearing it all up though. 

Bill Clark lost any credibility he may have had with his lies.  He’s not likely to get any HC opportunities above Group of 5 level ever as a result.

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3 minutes ago, aubie57 said:

Maybe, just maybe, times they are a changing...

I think a lot hinges on Harsin’s success.  If he fails, the power boosters will re-emerge and run he and Allen Greene out of town and take back control.  But if he succeeds, they will just be boosters rather than puppeteers.

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8 minutes ago, shabby said:

So wait, none of that stuff about Kevin Steele was true?

That was true. But Gogue and Greene thwarted it - with help from the fan base. The other crap about formal offers was BS.

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25 minutes ago, WalkingCarpet said:

If this is the start of an edge to Auburn football then I'm there for it.

It’s time for Auburn to go from being “oh golly” to having an attitude. 
 

Dabs took the heel turn a few years ago. Time for Auburn to turn heel and make it out time. #thisisourtime

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38 minutes ago, TigerCatcher said:

 

What Gogue did throughout this saga is nothing short of heroic, and shocks the heck out of me.  I thought he'd proved he was useless to the athletic department with his handling of Jethro Jacobs, particularly during the Chizik tenure.  He must really be confident in Greene's abilities...which is refreshing to think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fneweratickets61-t.

 


Dear 

Tomorrow we will officially introduce Auburn’s new football coach, Bryan Harsin. It’s an exciting time for the Auburn family, one we can all get excited about. We have every reason to be confident about a future where our football team consistently competes at the highest levels and makes us proud on and off the field.

Let me begin by saying thank you to Coach Malzahn for some great “highs” in Auburn football. Coach Malzahn is a man of great character, his student-athletes performed well athletically and academically, and his teams always played by the rules. In every regard, he represented Auburn with class and distinction. Thank you, Gus and Kristi. You are forever members of the Auburn family.

When this process started, I asked Athletics Director Allen Greene to select a small group of Auburn men and women to advise and support him as we looked for a new football coach. We had a singular focus – to find a coach who will succeed in the toughest conference and who will represent Auburn well. Allen and the advisory group aimed high and hit high. They found the right man at the right time, and we welcome Coach Harsin.

We are fortunate to be members of an Auburn family passionate about our university. In the past couple of weeks, we received countless emails and notes with suggestions on selecting our next coach. Let me add that I read every one, and I appreciate your enthusiasm. Every Auburn voice is important.

It is also important to remember that not everything that is reported or posted on social media is accurate when it comes to coaching searches. In fact, some of it is disruptive, inaccurate and malicious. In our coaching search for example, no candidate was told that there were stipulations on who would serve on his coaching staff – not one. Only one trustee, who actually served on the search advisory group, had any part in the search process. Some candidates who reportedly “turned down” the Auburn job were never even offered the job. One candidate that made these statements never even had an interview, much less an offer.

Coach Harsin and I agree on many things and one thing is that much of what you see and read on social media are opinions or statements that are simply not based on fact. I regret that these comments hurt our university and many good Auburn people. Free speech is a treasured American right, but the Auburn family should also have the right to know the facts.

Tomorrow we start a new chapter for Auburn football. We wish to thank all of those who gave their input about our university and our football program, and we especially thank the Auburn family for their enthusiasm, loyalty and passion for our university. Let’s join together as we unite behind Coach Harsin and use this experience as a time of excitement and growth.

War Eagle!

Gogue and Greene are the heroes in taking down the PTB behind JABA.  It’s a new day in Auburn football.

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The truth will set you free! I was saying all this few nights ago.. Billy Napier was never offered and neither was the others.. Auburn had their guy Monday but I said they were going through the process and will not comment until they have the deal with their guy.. I figured it was Kiffin but I was wrong.. I didn't know it was Coach Harsin but knew the media was playing many fans like a fiddle.. This is the truth of the matter believe it or not but Harsin was their guy all along..

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5 hours ago, shabby said:

So wait, none of that stuff about Kevin Steele was true?

@shabby It was as was the boosters role in the search. What Gogue is saying is that the circus portrayed from the administrations end wasn’t true nor were the comments by Napier or Clark about them being offered were true.

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