Come on guys, I believe AU when they say they never offered Smart the job. I truly believe that near the end of the interview, Coach Smart started laughing and said that Saban put him up to this; he then just walked out of the room, still laughing, before AU even had a chance to make an offer.
Here's a pretty telling article about why Coach Smart didn't get the job..He wanted full disclosure about the NCAA investigation & auburn wasn't willing give them..I would too if I was Coach Smart..Whatcha trying to hide auburn????..
Here's The Link..CLICK ME
His demands included full disclosure of the state of the NCAA’s current look-see at the Auburn program, full control of hiring and firing staffers and the opportunity to coordinate the Alabama defense in the BCS Championship Game against Notre Dame.
Smart’s demands are perfectly understandable. So is Auburn’s unwillingness to grant them, which is part of the reason Auburn didn’t offer Smart the job and turned toward Malzahn.
"I didn't come to Alabama to win 10 games a year and be a contender. I came here to win championships. Conference championships and national championships. I love it here because that's just not what I want, but what this fanbase expects."
--Alabama Head Football Coach, Nick Saban
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on it’s ability to climb a tree, it will spend it’s whole life believing it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein
Last edited by TideMan09; December 5th, 2012 at 01:32 AM.
Taking the AU job is akin to walking in the barn full of walkers on "The Walking Dead." A bunch of mindless zombies doing whatever the heck they want to do. Glad to see Smart staying with Bama, at least for now.
Last edited by CrimsonTheory; December 5th, 2012 at 02:09 PM.
the former CrimsonBleedRed.
There is no doubt that Smart was offered the job.............it all comes down to semantics about what constitutes an "offer".
Full control of staff hires, full disclosure about the NCAA, allowed to finish the job he has right now= Not an Auburn man
Dirt can't hide from intensified Tide!
Malzahn was always the fall back guy, and the committee was a rouge. Bo Jackson probably wanted Charlie Strong, but not a chance with Dye is still there(fired 1st shot in the war), Petrino was vetoed from the top but was allowed an interview, and Coach Smart embarrassed them with his bluntness about change.
Side Note: Petrino he came out of the coaching hires with egg, he wanted the Auburn job yesterday although that may have not been his 1st choice.
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