This 2008 Auburn football season has been one big dud. Over-hyped, under delivering Auburn did give us the 2003 Iron Bowl moment of Cadillac Williams taking the first play from scrimmage 80 yards to Rod Bramblett’s screaming punctuation of Go Crazy Cadillac, Go Crazy. What will 2008 leave us?
Exit polls from another SEC loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium seem to indicate 2008 will give us a new football coach on the plains. You should always think before you “go crazy”.
Six Straight Iron Bowl losses and four coaches ago, Alabama forced Gene Stallings into an early exit and made one horrible hire after another before Nick Saban wanted to leave the Miami Vice of the NFL for the teacher friendly college ranks. Remember that series of misfires?
With all do respect to Jimmy Stewart, let me show you Auburn’s Not So Wonderful Life if you decide to make Tommy Tuberville disappear.
Push Gene Stallings out… 1 National title, 1 SEC title but a lot of wins (Sound familiar Tuberville fans?)
Hire great defensive coach with no head coaching experience (Mike DuBose meet Will Muschamp)
Hire quirky outsider with moderate success on a much smaller stage (Dennis Franchione meet Boise State Cris Peterson or Wake Forest Jim Grobe)
Bring back a golden quarterback to stir up some good memories (Mike Shula meet Patrick Nix)
Throw in a drunken Mike Price episode (has anyone seen my pants, wallet and car keys) and you’ve got the stage set for one wild ride.
I can already see the 2014 halftime ceremony when you are honoring Tommy Tuberville and the 2004 unbeaten team and wondering why we ever got rid of that guy who beat our rivals 6 times in a row. The timing will be perfect. The revolving door in the football complex will have you looking at 6 straight losses.
I know 3 SEC losses and an offense that goes backwards just as much as it goes forward, makes you want to curse Doug Barfield. But if you decide to Go Crazy Auburn…make sure Jay Jacobs and the Jetson’s know what they are doing and are not just high on jet fumes.