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Turds... here you go.
Traditionally, Tennessee, but with how recruiting is so fierce these days, Auburn. More turf to recruit and programs like USCe, Va Tech, and others now get a lot of guys Tennessee used to get.
College of the Ozarks is looking better considering the options
This post was edited by Bill Cutting 17 months ago
An unbiased opinion.... Auburn
he wouldn't let his players pose in the Playboy All-American magazine edition, he said, "Cause you can't play football with an erection."
Where's the "neither" option?
but in all seriousness, I might go with Tennessee. You're the big guy in the state, nobody else will rival you in recruiting. You have lots of great history, a 100,000+ seat stadium, a gay fight song, really hot girls. Auburn has to deal with bammers poisoning their trees and well, Bama in general.
Gee if I'm an upcoming coach where would I rather ruin my future.....Knoxville or on the Plains.....is there a pistol on the desk in front of the contracts?
I'd say Tennessee.
The main reason I'd say UT is because you don't have perennial powerhouse in-state that you have to compete against.
At least you would have an excuse though. It would be better than finishing below Vanderbilt in the standings.
ESPNU had a segment with top 5 places to turn around a program. They had Auburn at 4 and Tennessee 1. I think they had Arkansas 3.
I've lived in Ohio... Don't act like it is so much of a better place. Pretty much the whole state sucks. I won't argue that Tenn and Alabama don't have much either but come on. It's not like Ohio is any better.
You don't miss the Ohio weather at all?
Clouds, rain, and cold.... Maybe some days like today when I'm under the weather and just want to sleep.
If I HAD to choose one to ruin my career...Auburn, it is just more fun down there. Plus you get to sit back and enjoy the great drinking and outdurrs with the great Pat Dye
UT used to be the 2nd best job in the SEC. That's no longer the case but they are still ahead of AU. Not by much anymore though
The Burns is the better job, Tenns is the easiest of the two.
I Believe Auburn and Love IT...4 Life!
You should prepare yourself to live with the consequences of your decisions, whatever they may be.
What do the schools have to do with the Cities?
Homerism. But, other than that, more recent success on the field and recruiting. And plus, I feel like Tenn has been mired in this for years, this is just out of left field for Auburn (not that we have had the best of records or anything and there were signs that pointed to a possible down year).
This post was edited by AIO 17 months ago
This was asked on Rivals in an article a few weeks back and each of the five or so analysts picked Auburn.
Edit: Well, from a recruiting standpoint.
This post was edited by Mr Perfect 17 months ago
TURDS ALL UP IN THIS MUG. /// "2010 Auburn Tigers, my favorite team. Unbeaten in all ways." -- Dan Wetzel, April 4, 2013, 6:29 p.m.
Tennessee IMO. It's not very hard to recruit to UT on the national level if you've got the right coach. I also think they have a better infrastructure. More stable environment, if you will. A guy like Kirby Smart would kill it there.
Better recruiting base at AU. More money at UT.
UT by a little overall
From a recruiting standpoint LA Tech, Ole Miss, Miss State, etc, all have an advantage over UT. That's not really the main point at UT. When Fulmer was there they had the top class in the country on Rivals. They were cheating (Trooper Taylor) but that's another story. They have been able to recruit and recruit at a high level coast to coast for a long time before they fired Fulmer. Some schools say they can recruit that far but they sign scrubs. UT was going into random states and pulling BIG players the home school wanted. Robert Meachem (sp?) a 5 star WR out of Oklahoma was one of the more impressive pulls I've seen. They've also made a living in Atlanta-metro area (Jamal Lewis) and the Carolina s. They had/have the highest recruiting budget of all the schools in the country and it like doubles most big time SEC schools.
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