Auburn’s eyes are open; let’s hope minds are, too

Rodney Garner laughed. It’s been a little more than a year since we last talked, but I still remember that deep bass chuckle.
It was his initial reaction to this question:

Have you ever been a serious candidate for a head coaching job?
“No,” he said, as the laughter stopped. “I have not been a serious player.”
But he’d compiled what he called “a dream team” of potential assistants just in case.
Garner was a serious player at Auburn as a player. He’s been a serious player in the SEC as an assistant coach at Auburn, Tennessee and, since 1998, Georgia, where he’s now the assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach.

al.com
12/9/08