There seems to be a lot of love for Tuberville from Hog fans these days.
Yes, he was successful as Head Coach at Auburn. We shouldn’t forget Auburn is known for buying players. Even Terry Bowden had great teams at Auburn. I remember some Hog teams running Tuberville coached teams off the field (at Ole Miss and Auburn).
Tuberville’s Texas Tech and Cincinnati teams weren’t so successful.
Tuberville left Texas Tech in the middle of a recruiting weekend with recruits on campus.
He was accused of defrauding stockholders in a business venture. The lawsuit was settled out of court.
Not long ago, he was talking about running for Gov of Alabama. How stable is he?
Because he is from Arkansas, and thinks the UA should play more games in Little Rock. I know that’s a overly broad generalization, but that really seems to be his qualification. And in some people’s mind, that’s plenty.
I was thinking about this same topic this am after reading the board, but didn’t have time to reply. TT as AD to me is a joke! We need someone with real business acumen & experience running a athletic dept. We don’t need an unqualified former coach from our state, who never coached our team!
While your reasoning is sound, I wouldn’t put anything past this group.
They’re dead set on one thing (ok maybe 2) and if installing a former coach with no AD experience to run a $250 million company helps them do that (or they think it does) then it wouldn’t surprise me.
I personally like TT and I long wanted him as our HC but it doesn’t make a lot of sense to put him in as AD.
But, he’s from Arkansas (even though he hasn’t lived here for over 30 years/half of his life and he passed on a chance or 2 to be our HC) and that, and a willingness to do whatever the BOT members that pulled off the coup say, appear to be the only qualifications.