- Will Chizik head coach somewhere again? He won a national title two years ago. Outside of that one year, his career is 3-9, 2-10, 8-5, 8-5, 3-9. Unlike others that have had lightning in a bottle, he had a difference maker player that we know, from facts and whatnot, that he didn't legally recruit to his school. In all likelihood, the answer lies with in how much the next AD thinks the other recruiting wins were his doing and how much were the Auburn machine. Oh, and how comfortable the next AD feels with his ability to find assistants to coach up his players. Both of those were big misses this season.
- How many of his assistants are now untouchable? Trooper has been in the middle of every investigation and other announcement from Alabama state media, save one. Brian Van Gorder has committed career malpractice with regularity and abandon. Willie Martinez. Will some of these guys find places to land? You bet. Will it be a while (at least until the NCAA mess clears up) for some of them? Absolutely.
- How big is this announcement, especially considering they had a couple of big recruiting wins, on the 2013 recruiting class? I'd guess it depends on those NCAA sanctions. If they are going to get the hammer, it is unlikely those guys are going to come to Auburn.
- Who will Auburn get? Now, this is a tough one. Don't think for a second Auburn can't or won't spend big...if they think they can get a difference maker. Who they get and how quickly will tell us a lot about the investigation. If they get a hot young coach (think Kevin Sumlin, although I don't think he'll leave TAMU), it either isn't that bad or they are flat out lying to the coach. If they get a caretaker, think Tom O'Brien....it isn't good. Their last search didn't go so great and they didn't hire ambitiously. Part of that had to do with how they fired their last coach and when they did so.
|No word on if Jay Jacobs put together this group.|