UF hires ex Auburn AD Jay Jacobs

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    Will he bring some of that Auburn sleaze?
     
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    I'm praying he does:grin:
     
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      Aubie gets caught cheating all the time, we need to hire guys who cheat and DON'T get caught.
       
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        Wow this is such an academic move. Incompetent administrators often hire other fired/forced out incompetent administrators because they too want such a soft landing spot. This does not bode well for the UAA to me at all.
         
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            Well, as I've attested to on here more than once, Auburn is hands down the best gameday experience I've ever had. If this cat can bring some of that to the Swamp then this will be a fantastic hire.
             
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            Im glad we are losing Foleyites.... not so sure about this though.
             
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              One down, UAA to go.
               
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                Is he our new bagman????
                 
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                  Did he bring the bag?
                   
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                  Assistant AD of Fundraising and Discretionary Spending?
                   
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                  https://www.seccountry.com/auburn/jay-jacobs-resign-retire-auburn-athletics-director

                  Jacobs left Auburn after serving as AD for 13 years and before that I believe he was at Auburn for a long time in other capacities. He was born in Auburn, Alabama but his family moved to Jacksonville where he attended and graduated from Wolfson High School. He went back to Auburn for college.

                  So Jacobs is an Auburn man through and through just like Scott Stricklin is a Mississippi State man. What does this mean for Florida? I don't know. Jacobs left Auburn apparently because of several scandals in the athletic department. He knows the SEC and the facilities game/arms race that is played in our conference. But though Florida is a charter member of the SEC, the Gators are somewhat of an outsider in that we are in a more cosmopolitan state (year I know Mayo is not cosmopolitan) and we have traditionally tried to put a little bit more emphasis on academics and avoiding scandal (yeah I know Charley Pell was here} than a lot of the other SEC state schools (Vanderbilt being the obvious exception as a private school). The three other schools that were in the SEC that tried to operate above board (the University of the South aka Sewanee, Tulane, Georgia Tech) all left the SEC. But I also know your loyalty is to which school is writing your paycheck and UF will be writing his checks not Auburn.

                  The question I have is will Jacobs get frustrated with the administration at UF when he finds out that it may operate a little bit differently than Auburn? Or is that a concern? Also is Jacobs a more experienced athletic administrator and a stronger personality than Stricklin? How will that play out? It just seems with Mullen, Stricklin, and now Jacobs we are shifting gears a little bit and going in a different direction and it may mean we are going to get into the SEC arms race but at what cost? I know changes have to be made from what Foley was trying to do. We have to change the direction of the football program. Nick Saban laughs at All Sports Trophies.

                  The situation we are in in some ways reminds me of the Doug Dickey - Charley Pell regime change. We hit bottom with Dickey. Our facilities were rock bottom. Then we hired Charley Pell from Clemson a former Alabama player under Bear Bryant and a Bear Bryant prodigy. Pell built us a very powerful football team in 1984 -- one of the best ever at UF, but look what happened. I am not saying anything of the sort is going to take place now. This is a different time. I think Scott Stricklin is a good man, a nice man. He did a good job in Starkville. Sometimes it seems like we don't take care of things and things get so bad that it call for drastic action and we over-correct. But as is obvious, history doesn't always repeat itself. Sometimes it just unfolds.
                   
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                    I hope this ain't the dude that hired gene chizik
                     
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                      Starkville Mediocrity in progress.
                       
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                      Of course he does. Everyone does.

                      Only losers like Stanford worry about badmitton trophies.
                       
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                      Yeah, thats what we need, a complete bowel cleansing of thenAD department. Flush them all.
                       
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