Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tony Franklin speaks

It's been a week since I've posted on my blog, so I figured it would be time for an update.

Going to see The Hangover in about an hour and a half, and I can't wait. Should be an awesome movie in the mold of other movies like this one, this one and this one, all three of which are some of the funniest movies I've seen.

Anyways, the purpose of this post is to point you to this article about Auburn's former offensive "coordinator" Tony Franklin. It's a little long, but it's certainly worth the read if you've got a little time. It's an interesting view of the inside of the Auburn athletic department, and sadly, none of it is too surprising.

If you ask me, Auburn's a pretty successful athletic college. We're generally a top half SEC team, with division championships and conference titles sprinkled in throughout the years in football. However, the atmosphere the administration, board of trustees and athletic director have created is not one that is conducive to productive work. The board of trustees is far too involved in the goings on of the athletic department, and the hand-picked athletic director appears to be a boob who serves as a puppet for the board of trustees.

Unfortunately, you can't fire trustees, so we just have to wait until the ones currently on the board are gone, and hope that their replacements have more of a laissez-faire attitude with regards to the athletic department. And of course, we all hope Jay Jacobs is relieved of his duty very soon.

1 comment:

Sean said...

Not sure Jay Jacobs is a bad guy. I'm not saying he isn't. I'm just not convinced he is a detriment to the U at this point.