Auburn's AD Jay Jacobs says road games are for chumps
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they makeI'm very familiar with the whole procrastination scene. In fact, I'll blog about that one day if I ever get around to it. But procrastination has been taken to a whole new level in the sports world by Auburn's Athletic Department.
as they fly by." -- Douglas Adams (author)
"How does a project get to be a year behind schedule?
One day at a time." -- Fred Brooks (former IBM scientist)
We're less than nine months away from the start of the football season, and the TigerPlainsEaglesJungleDwellersMen still have two open slots on their home schedule for 2007.
Auburn's current home football schedule consists of:
- South Florida
New Mexico State
Secondly, Auburn is trying to land two more home games. EIGHT HOME GAMES? Seriously? Hey Auburn, if you're wondering why you're struggling with the schedule, it's because you're not returning games. The 8th home game is part of Auburn's strategy to raise ticket prices without raising ticket prices.
Georgia went damn near 50 years without traveling outside the South. So we're a bit of an expert on the topic. However, since the release of the 12 game schedule experiment, we've booked home/away series with Clemson (twice), Colorado, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Louisville and Oregon. If you want to fix your schedule issues, you're going to have to accept the fact that 7 home games is enough.
Thank heavens for Damon Evans and crew. We're finally getting to schedule decent teams, and we're not seeing the bumbling keystone cops articles as much anymore. Plus, we've got quality non-conference games booked through 2016. Auburn...not so much.
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