Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)
Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.
This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
This just in... Via NBC affiliate WTVM in Columbus, GA, another guy's opinion about the Auburn coaching mess:
"As chairman of the Auburn University Board of Trustees, I believe an apology is owed to theUniversity of Louisville for the unofficial visit by Auburn University officials last Thursday. I am extremely disappointed to learn that Auburn President William Walker, Athletic Director David Housel and two trustees flew to Kentucky to discuss the Auburn head football coaching situation with Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino. President Walker had been reported in the press as deferring any decision on Auburn Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville's future until they met the week after Thanksgiving. It is also difficult for me to understand why I, as chairman of the Auburn board, was not informed that a search process for a new head football coach had begun, especially considering the fact that the promised meeting with Coach Tuberville had not yet taken place. The manner in which this situation has been handled is embarrassing to Auburn University."That from Bob Riley, who in addition to being the chairman of the board of trustees also happens to be the governor of Alabama.
UPDATE 11/27/03--Well, it seems that instead of turkey, President Walker and Jabba the Housel and the other couple of trustees who went hunting will instead be feasting on crow: Auburn University president's statement on Tuberville
Auburn University has an established tradition of excellence in both its academic and athletic programs. Recently, I have grown concerned that the football program has been falling short of my expectations for its success.Hmm. Smells like chicken.
In any event, don't be fooled that this was Walker's idea and his alone--that was a Colonial Bank [coughBobbyLowdercough] airplane that flew him and the other fellows up to an airport north of Louisville.
All in all, it sounds like all concerned are deeply sorry. That they got caught.
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