Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tuberville Speaks Out Against ESPN

While speaking to the Montgomery Quarterback Club yesterday, Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville took aim at the BCS and ESPN. Tuberville told the group that ESPN has gained too much power in recent years and that their influence may have cost Auburn a shot at the national championship.

He says the same thing may be happening this year as the crew at ESPN pushes for a match-up between USC's Matt Leinhart and the Longhorns Vince Young.

Tuberville goes on to say:

"ESPN has gotten so much power lately, it's kinda scary," Tuberville said. "And most of their analysts are coaches who haven't won any games. That's why they're there. I think you know who I'm talking about.

"And Lou Holtz gets on there and talks about what a team has to do win that game, and the guy couldn't beat anybody in our conference. These guys will come talk to you and look you straight in the eye and tell you something, then they'll get on the air and say something else.

"ESPN, I'll tell you, I don't have much to do with them anymore."

Hey Coach, just relax. Let's let the Tide and Dawgs sweat it another few weeks. Once they play us it won't matter anymore. It's going to take more than six points to beat our offense.

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