Bobby Petrino Should Not Be Considered for Auburn Head Coach
  • Petitioned Auburn University President Jay Gogue & Members of the Board of Trustees

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Auburn University President Jay Gogue & Members of the Board of Trustees

Bobby Petrino Should Not Be Considered for Auburn Head Coach

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      Concerned Auburnite

Many Auburn alumni are growing weary of and deeply concerned about the local and national media's aggressive pursuit to force upon us the idea of Bobby Petrino coming to Auburn as our next head football coach. We stand firmly against our President or our Board giving any consideration to handing over our beloved football program to an individual whose poor decisions evidenced a complete disregard for the well being of his players and the reputation and best interest of the University he most recently represented.

We believe that Auburn is different from other schools and other programs and we want it to stay that way. We care about the character of our coaches and are not willing to compromise what we value to win a few more football games. We want to see Auburn excel on the field, but we care deeply about the influence our coaches have over the young men who sign up to be Auburn Tigers. While we acknowledge Bobby Petrino's coaching abilities, he simply doesn't meet the Litmus Test of an Auburn man.

As graduates of Auburn University, season ticket holders, students, and members of the Auburn Family, we have been and want to continue to be proud of the coaches who represent us, win or lose. Bobby Petrino is not a coach we can be proud of, regardless of his success on the field. If a change in our coaching staff should be made at the end of the season, we ask that our voices be heard. Hiring Bobby Petrino is not right for Auburn. We deserve better.

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    • Smack Mack SMACKIT, AL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am sick and tired of all the Christian talk and character of coaches and crap. Who are you to cast stones?? I assume that all who are against Patrino have never screwed up even once in their life. If you can't forgive, stop with the Christianity front. His wife is still with him. This guy is not going to do the same thing again if he gets a job like Auburn. Get over your holier-than-thou attitudes. For all of you that don't want Patrino simply because of his screw up at ARK, then I want to see you start a petition on who to hire that is a better proven coach than he is. I'm tired of this athletic program being the proving or rather nonproving ground for "up and coming" coaches that are "good men". Bear Bryant was not model citizen, Pat Dye is not a model citizen. Patrino screwed up but I believe in forgiveness and second chances.

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    • erich walchek BIRMINGHAM, AL
      • almost 2 years ago

      i love auburn

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    • Charles Byrd BREWTON, AL
      • almost 2 years ago

      After the Jetgate incident he should not be in the mix........We should still have Tommy as coach.

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    • Jason Robbins GRENADA, MS
      • almost 2 years ago

      To maintain the integrity of Auburn and its football program

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    • Matthew Miller POULSBO, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I don't know if the board would ever consider hiring Petrino, but if so, please consider the fact that not only is he trouble which has been proven and documented over and over, he's also 0-4 against Alabama as HC at Arkansas. That sums it up.

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