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Still_JAD

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Hearing rumors that Jay Jacobs career as Auburn's AD may be ending soon.
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This girl was a JMU commit. She was a really fast kid. Solid hitter, pitcher and I think she also played first. It was two pitchers on this team that were show stoppers.


Claire Davidson, she was not a JMU commit, she was committed to Auburn with Myers.
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Dean likes pitchers who throw gas & can shut down batters..



Sorry, this just made me laugh, Dean and every other coach in America.

Dean loves lefties that can spin it.  He has interest in just about every left handed pitcher in the country.  But I am sure if there is another Megan Good that lives 10 minutes from campus and didn't play any high level travel ball and can throw 70 he will love her as well.

You mention a lot how he can now recruit the best pitchers in the country at Auburn.  I don't disagree, but let me know when he has 2 pitchers with the Tigers better than Ford and Good on the same team.
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Gonna be interesting to see what Dean does with those that he had plans for at his previous school.  I know he had some big names and great talent coming in there.  I know there is one or two studs that  had made verbals to that program (a lefty and an outfielder) that he is going to have a hard time leaving behind.  Those two just might be some of the best players in their age group.  Either way, he is not going to be struggling for talent. 


From what I have heard only a couple maybe 2 JMU commits will be making their way to Auburn.  But time will tell.
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Sorry, this just made me laugh, Dean and every other coach in America.

Dean loves lefties that can spin it.  He has interest in just about every left handed pitcher in the country.  But I am sure if there is another Megan Good that lives 10 minutes from campus and didn't play any high level travel ball and can throw 70 he will love her as well.

You mention a lot how he can now recruit the best pitchers in the country at Auburn.  I don't disagree, but let me know when he has 2 pitchers with the Tigers better than Ford and Good on the same team.



Those two are beasts!  Do you know the name of the younger stud he had coming in?  I think she is a 2019 or 2020 lefty from that area.  Any word if she is staying or going?  I watched her last year and she was amazing.  JMU needs to hold on to her.
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Those two are beasts!  Do you know the name of the younger stud he had coming in?  I think she is a 2019 or 2020 lefty from that area.  Any word if she is staying or going?  I watched her last year and she was amazing.  JMU needs to hold on to her.


Don't know of any high profile pitchers in MD's JMU pipeline other than the recently decommitted for FSU Sandercock but I do know they have a very talented outfielder in Kelsey Brown coming next year to JMU.  

I'll be curious to see is MD is still regarded as a top pitching recruiter after a couple of years at AU.  Ford was recruited to JMU by Dean's predecessor and Good fell into his lap growing up in town and wanting to go to JMU.  We know he tried and failed to recruit Ballint to JMU but the conventional wisdom seems to be it that it was JMU's shortcoming and not his that led to not landing her.  Even though he's at a high profile SEC school now it's a school with a lot of baggage, athletic department in general and softball program specifically, that is going to make it a tough sell for top SEC caliber pitching recruits.
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Sorry, this just made me laugh, Dean and every other coach in America.

Dean loves lefties that can spin it.  He has interest in just about every left handed pitcher in the country.  But I am sure if there is another Megan Good that lives 10 minutes from campus and didn't play any high level travel ball and can throw 70 he will love her as well.

You mention a lot how he can now recruit the best pitchers in the country at Auburn.  I don't disagree, but let me know when he has 2 pitchers with the Tigers better than Ford and Good on the same team.


Ye I'm sure every coach would love that right..

And Good did play with the Beverly Bandits, you know that..Bandit. She was an afterthought while with the Augusta Flames, but can't say she never played a national schedule against top teams. Dean got lucky she just wanted to stay close to home so he got his hooks in her early. 

Dean will get or, create the pitchers he needs @ Auburn. I just think his next stud will be a transfer. His current pitching roster is above average and none of them will ever rise to the level of a Good/Ford combo. Most likely Auburn will just score a crap load of runs.
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He is already beating the bushes and asking around about possible transfer players, especially pitchers. Might be a stopgap move until he can establish his recruiting  
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Don't know of any high profile pitchers in MD's JMU pipeline other than the recently decommitted for FSU Sandercock but I do know they have a very talented outfielder in Kelsey Brown coming next year to JMU.  

I'll be curious to see is MD is still regarded as a top pitching recruiter after a couple of years at AU.  Ford was recruited to JMU by Dean's predecessor and Good fell into his lap growing up in town and wanting to go to JMU.  We know he tried and failed to recruit Ballint to JMU but the conventional wisdom seems to be it that it was JMU's shortcoming and not his that led to not landing her.  Even though he's at a high profile SEC school now it's a school with a lot of baggage, athletic department in general and softball program specifically, that is going to make it a tough sell for top SEC caliber pitching recruits.


I would agree mostly except the idea that the softball program will be a tough sell. Jacobs looks to be gone by years end. Dean will dispose of most any holdovers from the the Myers era. The program is still high profile, meaning there will never be a shortage of good players wanting to play in the SEC/Auburn. If he continues the template he had @ Radford then JMU, he will bring in alot of players, have a large fall roster, bunch of kids will quit/leave, spring roster down to a manageable number. The biggest challenge he faces at Auburn are the guaranteed scholarships he didn't have to worry about in the CAA. The attrition at JMU looked like a revolving door year to year. I'd expect there to be less attrition & also less guaranteed money being thrown around with him at the helm now though. But he has shown no problem in the past with getting kids to voluntarily leave his programs. 
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I'm very curious to see what Dean does with Carlson. Her mechanics are a dumpster fire & she throws basically 1.5 pitches, without great velocity. She's also illegal 75% of the time. Word out the SEC umpiring will change with special emphasis on illegal pitching & some changes in how the Umps are scheduled. Will believe it when I see it.

I think Carlson will resemble her days @ UNC by spring time. More legal with better velocity. I just can't imagine Dean actually sitting and watching her pitch without a wanting to throw a hand grenade at her. 
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I would agree mostly except the idea that the softball program will be a tough sell....  The attrition at JMU looked like a revolving door year to year. I'd expect there to be less attrition & also less guaranteed money being thrown around with him at the helm now though. But he has shown no problem in the past with getting kids to voluntarily leave his programs. 


I didn't say AU would be a tough sell in general but that it would be a tough sell for top SEC pitching recruits.  I'm sure he can find or develop talent around it but it will largely be moot if he doesn't get pitchers.  Anyone who would commit do Dean without guaranteed money regardless of position hasn't done even the slightest bit of homework and deserves what they get.

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Old news; they are waiting until after Football so the guy can exit gracefully. That's how they do things there. The news is finding out if Jenkins is going, too.


I had heard the same thing, but recent rumor is that the time table may be accelerated.  If Gus is fired at the end of the season they need a new AD in place to find his replacement.  If Auburn loses to aTm, UGA and Alabama and finishes 7-5 I would not expect Gus to be back next season.
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Sad that it can be more about (football) wins and losses than character and oversight.
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I'm very curious to see what Dean does with Carlson. Her mechanics are a dumpster fire & she throws basically 1.5 pitches, without great velocity. She's also illegal 75% of the time. Word out the SEC umpiring will change with special emphasis on illegal pitching & some changes in how the Umps are scheduled. Will believe it when I see it.

I think Carlson will resemble her days @ UNC by spring time. More legal with better velocity. I just can't imagine Dean actually sitting and watching her pitch without a wanting to throw a hand grenade at her. 


Carlson can easily become legal with a toenail on the chaulk.  Not sure how much time Dean is going to spend trying to fix a senior with one season left.  If I was him I would work on coaching up his freshmen because I do not see Ashley Swindle being a viable #3 this season.
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I would agree mostly except the idea that the softball program will be a tough sell. Jacobs looks to be gone by years end. Dean will dispose of most any holdovers from the the Myers era. The program is still high profile, meaning there will never be a shortage of good players wanting to play in the SEC/Auburn. If he continues the template he had @ Radford then JMU, he will bring in alot of players, have a large fall roster, bunch of kids will quit/leave, spring roster down to a manageable number. The biggest challenge he faces at Auburn are the guaranteed scholarships he didn't have to worry about in the CAA. The attrition at JMU looked like a revolving door year to year. I'd expect there to be less attrition & also less guaranteed money being thrown around with him at the helm now though. But he has shown no problem in the past with getting kids to voluntarily leave his programs. 
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I have heard that as well.  He appears to be a tough one to play for.  You either do what he wants and how he wants it or you don't end up back there.  Makes it even more interesting to see which of the commits he has will stay after he meets them for the first time.  He will win and he will win big, I just think it is going to take some time and I think we will see a huge shift in some of those already verballed kiddos before it is said and done. 
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Sad that it can be more about (football) wins and losses than character and oversight.


Gus has been a disappointment other than a flash in the pan season in 2013 with two miracle finishes to help him out.  He loses games he should win - see second half of LSU debacle this year, and is about to be 2-8 against our two biggest rivals (UGA and Alabama), with his two wins being the miracles mentioned earlier.

The FBI and NCAA are asking questions about the basketball program and Chuck Persons was recently arrested and fired.  Two star players may be declared ineligible this season and there is still a chance Bruce Pearl, who is already on the NCAA's naughty list, will be caught up in the investigation.

There are allegations that a WBB coach kidnapped and sexually assaulted a player.

Corey and Clint Myers put the softball program in a bad situation after circumventing the University's nepotism policy and a Title IX complaint has been filed.  If any former players decided to hire an attorney and seek restitution Auburn will write a YUGE ($1 to Donald Trump) check to keep this from going to court.

There was a ticket scandle two years ago where Jay was accused of circumventing the ticket priority system to give extra premium tickets to his buddies in exchange for person favors.

The former baseball coach was fired and I believe has filed a lawsuit against the university.

Auburn recently hired a law firm and is paying them BIG $$$$ to do an internal investigation of all the allegations mentioned above.

Now tell me again about Jay Jabobs character and oversight...


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I THINK TerpAlum meant that it is sad that Jacobs is going to be let go due to a poor football season rather than fired due to his poor character and lack of oversight.  That's how i took it.  it's as if the administration barely cared about the things you listed, but a poor football season, no, we can't have that.  ANYTHING but that.  [smile] 
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I THINK TerpAlum meant that it is sad that Jacobs is going to be let go due to a poor football season rather than fired due to his poor character and lack of oversight.  That's how i took it.  it's as if the administration barely cared about the things you listed, but a poor football season, no, we can't have that.  ANYTHING but that.  [smile] 


Auburn was trying to give JJ a graceful exit by allowing him to "retire", similar to letting Corey "resign" to "spend more time with family"...but that plan may have melted given the current situation in football.
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Another bum being tossed out
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I didn't say AU would be a tough sell in general but that it would be a tough sell for top SEC pitching recruits.  I'm sure he can find or develop talent around it but it will largely be moot if he doesn't get pitchers.  Anyone who would commit do Dean without guaranteed money regardless of position hasn't done even the slightest bit of homework and deserves what they get.



BINGO. 

It may take a season or two until the players & parents figure out what's going on and, when they do, the 'stories' will start to leak out just like JMU. But he WILL win & everything else kinda gets lost in the mix. 
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Longtime athletic director Jay Jacobs' tenure at Auburn Athletics is coming to an end.

Jacobs, who has spent over a decade leading Auburn's $100 million athletic machine, is retiring from his position, an announcement from Jacobs circulating in booster circles said. The letter, written as a "Word from Jay Jacobs" was obtained by The Plainsman.

"Earlier this week, I informed President Leath that I will step down as Director of Athletics on June 1, 2018, or sooner if my successor is in place," Jacobs wrote in the letter. "I have come to this decision after a lot of prayer, deliberative discussions with my wife, Angie, and with the realization that it is time for a new leader of an incredible Department."

Jacobs' move, which will be effective June 1, 2018, comes after a succession of scandals hit Auburn Athletics over the course of the year, including allegations against two winning softball coaches accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and the arrest of an Auburn basketball legend turned coach accused of bribery and corruption.

http://www.theplainsman.com/article/2017/11/athletic-director-jay-jacobs-set-to-retire

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"Jacobs' move, which will be effective June 1, 2018, comes after a succession of scandals hit Auburn Athletics over the course of the year, including allegations against two winning softball coaches accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and the arrest of an Auburn basketball legend turned coach accused of bribery and corruption."

You reap what you sow, JJ. Don't let the softball hit you on the way out!

Interesting that of all the scandals, softball is the one that is mentioned first.
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Nothing attracts more attention than salacious sexual misconduct.  The rest is just various shades of greed.

Let the housecleaning begin.
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The sexual misconduct didn't start at AU. Just like Clint's pattern of protecting Corey, Corey had the creepy sexual misconduct reputation at ASU. There were some comments of him being more than friendly with the ASU student-athletes but they were dismissed for various reasons. Now, looking back, those posters were right but they couldn't prove anything.

It's ironic that ASU got rid of one sexual predator, only to end up hiring another one in Nicholson, who was also more than friendly with the student-athletes.

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Dont know if this has been discussed but if Megan Good graduates early and gets her degree this December, She could transfer to Auburn as a graduate transfer and would be eligible to play in the spring.
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Dont know if this has been discussed but if Megan Good graduates early and gets her degree this December, She could transfer to Auburn as a graduate transfer and would be eligible to play in the spring.


It has, ad nauseum.
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"Jacobs' move, which will be effective June 1, 2018, comes after a succession of scandals hit Auburn Athletics over the course of the year, including allegations against two winning softball coaches accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and the arrest of an Auburn basketball legend turned coach accused of bribery and corruption."

You reap what you sow, JJ. Don't let the softball hit you on the way out!

Interesting that of all the scandals, softball is the one that is mentioned first.


It happened first.  Jay hired the next softball coach.  Jay also pushed for Chuck Person to be on the staff even though it was a bit unusual for a coach that interviewed for the head coaching job (which Person did) to be hired as an assistant.   Note that the push to move Jay out began when the FBI announced the charges against Chuck Person.   And I'm referring to the push that got Jay to resign, not the stupidity that pushed for it on this board.   Two things led to this.   Football's loss at LSU which put Auburn in a position to need another AD in place just in case another football coach needed to hired...and the FBI case.  Softball was just used as leverage to move it along.   If the FBI thing didn't happen and Auburn was in a better position in the CFP rankings with a 8-1 record instead of that loss at LSU after blowing a 20-0 lead, Jay still might have resigned at the end of the school year, but it wouldn't have been sought, nor announced anywhere near this time.
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Ummmm....

Where is Brad Gibson?

WentyardAU??
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Anything can happen, but from what I am told, Jay isn't in any danger.  I haven't always been the biggest fan of Meredith Jenkins, but I doubt very seriously that her position would be in danger due to her having a tense meeting with the team in which she essentially told the student athletes that taking a team member's phone and reading her messages was inappropriate and that they risked arrest should the phone's owner file a police report.  Corey Myers was forced to resign that same day, therefore, a real argument can't be made that she was trying to cover anything up by her actions in that meeting.  We will see in time, but the reason that the national media have back away from the story is that the story isn't nearly as interesting as it once was believed to be.



This aged well.

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Ummmm.... Where is Brad Gibson? WentyardAU??



Sanctimonious B-Gib will be here shortly to tell us Jay is 'retiring'. That it had nothing to do with the myers fiasco and subsequent cover-up. 

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