For whatever reason, Pollard hasn't called me yet to ask how many games Rhoads needs to win next year. :jimlad:
This is one of my pet peeves - sports fans that try to talk authoritatively about stuff that they have no inside information for. Cheer for your team, have pride in your team, critique your team based on your personal observation, but don't act like you know as much from sitting in your armchair as the coaching staff/administration does when that is their job.
I personally like to hear what the "average" fan has to say about a team. Ultimately, that is what will determine a coaches success or lack of percieved success. The people who buy the tickets. I agree bigtime boosters have their influence, but don't discount Joe six pack fans influence as well. Talking football with the Auburn fan was fun. He wanted my opinion as much as I wanted his. And after all, what is a message board for. Your opinion, my opinion on our team, coaches etc. This is for fun, not for publication in the newspaper. That's the spirit I offer info in, and I appreciate and respect other "average" fans as well.
I have lived in Alabama for the last 20 years and graduated from Auburn in 1993(ISU in 1983). For those of you who have never lived in the "Heart of Dixie" football is everything. Remember when 93,000 fans showed up for Saban's first Spring game? Walmart had a shirt with that fact and my wife wanted that rag. If Auburn does not play in an SEC Championship game within 3 years he will be sacrificed to the Auburn donor machine. In Alabama(the state) there is no mercy for losing(9-3) football coaches. He could also still be fired if he doesn't beat Bama, even with a stellar record.