Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dye speaks about potential coaches

Former Auburn coach Pat Dye has said he wouldn’t make any staff recommendations to Chizik.
He must have meant he wouldn’t do so directly.

During an explosive interview on The Paul Finebaum Show, Dye mentioned several names for a potential coaching staff.

Here they are:
Ole Miss assistant EDIT: Tracy Rocker
Georgia assistant Rodney Garner
Georgia assistant Stacy Searles
Troy assistant Shane Wasden
South Alabama assistant Dameyune Craig

“If you’re going to coach at Auburn and you’ve got coaches and, everything being equal, I think it would be smart to have someone that loves Auburn. I think that would be a tremendous advantage. And then bring in whoever you want to bring in. But all of that is Gene Chizik’s decision. It ain’t mine. I ain’t recommended anybody to him to hire. Not one soul.”

Bottom line: Don't be surprised if one, two or several of these names turn up on Auburn's staff next season.

This was not the explosive part of the interview, obviously. That can be found here on The HABOTN, run by The Montgomery Advertiser ace reporter, Jay G. Tate.

In other news today, The Opelika-Auburn News ace Andrew Gribble caught up with Auburn president Jay Gogue for the first time since Gene Chizik was named coach.

As for me, I caught up on recruiting today as well as taking in a less-than-inspired effort from the men's basketball team. Then again, Auburn did hold Tuskegee to a Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum historic low in points total. Still, it was hard to come away impressed with the Tigers -- and especially the Golden Tigers.

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