Reports are that Auburn has interviewed Gary Patterson of TCU. Some reports even claimed that this was a sign that Auburn was looking at more high profile coaches. Excuse me? TCU…high profile? Someone wake me up when we talk to someone that anyone besides a ‘Wednesday Night College Football on ESPN-addict’ has heard of.
In other coaching news that semi-effects Auburn, Skip Holtz has turned down Syracuse, meaning that Gill is at the top of their list and will probably be offered the position soon. This means that if Auburn is using Gill as a back-up plan (as I definitely believe they are), they may need to hurry up and see what big dog is going to say no so they don’t lose him.
On an actual high profile note, I have been told by two sources of sources that Muschamp is definitely still in the mix and something could be happening soon. WJOX is reporting that Spurrier is also definitely a possibility and has already spoken with Auburn. The only hold up being the amount of time each side wants him to be committed to Auburn. My perfect scenario would be for Spurrier to come in for 4-5 years (noted in the contract) with Gill as the coach in waiting/Offensive Coordinator. This would give Gill some time to gain some SEC experience and give us a big name to keep the program afloat and even move it forward before we hand it over to a more experienced Gill.
What do I see happening? We try for a big dog or two behind the scenes, nothing happens, and we hire Gill.
What are your thoughts? What are your dream scenarios? Stay tuned to the Blogle for more updates…