Time for today's "there's a possibility but no chance" coaching rumor of the day. The Alabama blog I Bleed Crimson Red claims that first-year Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez is the top candidate to replace Auburn HC Gene Chizik.
The blog gives several reasons why RichRod coaching Auburn would make sense.
For the last three years, Auburn has recruited players on both
sides of the ball that are suited to playing on a team dedicated to a
spread-type philosophy. This year’s attempt to morph into a pro-set has
failed miserably, as the players on the depth chart just aren’t suited
to line up and play smash-mouth football.
Rodriguez is still
somewhat miffed over the treatment he and his wife received at the hands
of the Alabama media over his on-then-off agreement to replace Mike
Shula after the 2006 season. He would like nothing better than the
chance to coach in the SEC and extract a pound of flesh over that
He would immediately...