Spurrier to Auburn? Don’t laugh. We’re trying to be serious here

The coaching carousel is spinning fast and furiously and inquiring minds want to know:

1. Is Steve Spurrier a serious candidate at Auburn?: It’s only been a week since Tommy Tuberville’s “surprise” resignation at Auburn but apparently some of the Tiger faithful are starting to get a little nervous. Tennessee has filled its spot with Lane Kiffin. Mississippi State hired a coach yesterday when it tapped Dan Mullen, the offensive coordinator from Florida. And by the way, if I’m an Auburn fan I have to be wondering why Mississippi State got one of the hottest offensive coordinators in the country and we apparently didn’t interview him. But I digress.

Auburn is still looking and the interviews thus far have included former players Patrick Nix and Rodney Garner, Tulsa’s Todd Graham, Buffalo’s Turner Gill, and Ball State’s Brady Hoke. Now comes the most delicious rumor of the silly season: that Steve Spurrier could be in the mix. I started getting calls on this a couple of days ago and it is all over the various chat rooms. And these people are SERIOUS!

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12/11/08