Found November 16, 2012 on
Crystal Ball Run:
Some of them educated types have some advice for you, Auburn Fan. You better listen up, too, there, Vol Nation.
If you think canning the underperforming asses of Gene Chizik and Derek Dooley mean you'll start getting better football teams, think again.
Academics from the University of Colorado system and Loyola University Chicago studied coaching turnover from 1997 through 2010 to examine the effects of a coaching change on a program's fortunes. According to their recently published research, bad teams might get a short-lived boost from a new hire before reverting to previous form. Middling teams actually tend to see their performances deteriorate, the researchers found.
(Somewhere David Cutcliffe is nodding vehemently.)
In other words, all the resources spent on all of that coaching churn generally don't amount to much - although coaches who get the ax probably appreciate those hefty buyouts.
So, why don't coaching changes produce better return...
BEST OF MAXIM
Auburn defeated Alabama A&M 51-7 on Saturday in the final home game of the season for the Tigers. Auburn (3-8, 0-7) travels to Alabama (10-1, 6-1) on Saturday.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Tre Mason threw for two touchdowns and Onterio McCalebb added two rushing scores to lead Auburn to a 51-7 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday. Mason passed for 181 yards and McCalebb ran for 104 yards for the Tigers (3-8). Auburn ran for a combined 341 rushing yards and finished with 512 total yards, as the Tigers picked up their third win of the season and...
Tre Mason rushed for two touchdowns and Onterio McCalebb added two rushing scores to lead Auburn to a 51-7 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday.
Mason rushed for 181 yards and McCalebb ran for 104 yards for the Tigers (3-8).
Auburn ran for a combined 341 rushing yards and finished with 512 total yards, as the Tigers picked up their third win of the season and posted their highest...
Gene Chizik hasn't been able to send Auburn's seniors out with a successful final season, but he's hoping they'll leave Jordan-Hare Stadium as winners.
The Tigers (2-8) should be able to make that happen with Saturday's visit from Alabama A&M, which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision.
''We've got to send our seniors out well,'...
Frankie Sullivan scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Auburn to a 55-51 victory over College of Charleston at the Charleston Classic on Friday night.
Sullivan had to leave Thursday night's loss to Murray State and get stitches after opening a cut on his right arm when he crashed into the scorer's table. He was back and on target for the Tigers (2-1), although...
I really don’t know what to say about this latest example of pure insanity when it comes to fans and sports. Watching, playing and writing about sports since the time I was five, I thought that maybe, just maybe, I had almost seen it all. But the insanity level of fans in the country, especially when it comes to sports, continues to amaze even me. This one is almost too good to...
Injured senior guard Frankie Sullivan led Auburn to a road win on Friday night vs. College of Charleston.
The Southeastern Conference's six-year streak of national championships could be in jeopardy.
And the SEC has expansion to thank for making it happen.
No. 9 Texas A&M and Missouri are making their presence felt since the SEC invited them into the fold.
The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 SEC) rolled into Tuscaloosa and knocked off defending champion Alabama 29-24 and now the SEC is by...