Thursday, November 8, 2012
UGA preview-Who the Hell is Shawn Watson?
If you believe 24/7's Phillip Marshall, AU President Jay Gougue is is planning on making a change at the end of the season. And if you believe Marshall, he's floating the name Shawn Watson.
What? You've never heard of Shawn Watson? Well, do not fret because neither have I. I had to look the guy up. From the ever reliable wikipedia:
In 1994, Watson obtained his first appointment as a head coach when he was hired to take control of the program where he started his playing and coaching careers; Southern Illinois. SIU had gone 15–29 in the four years prior to Watson's arrival, and his first year was a rough start to his head coaching career as SIU finished 1–10. SIU finished the next two seasons with repeat 5–6 records before Watson moved on, finishing with an overall head coaching record to date of 11–22. During Watson's three year tenure at SIU he produced 20 all-conference players and an NFL-drafted tight end in Damon Jones.
I have a very hard time believing this to be true. Not the wiki page's info, but the fact that Auburn would be floating the name Shawn Watson. To be clear, we should just as well hire a half dozen other guys named Watson a least you might have heard of:
How about Foley High's Todd Watson?
Or PGA Golfer Bubba Watson?
Why not go for Sexual Chocolate's Randy Watson?
One can only hope that Phillip got some bad information. One can only hope.
As for the game, I doubt we have a shot. I thought a night game at JH would give us a chance against Texas A&M. The result was a 63-21 blowout.
I think emotion will keep it from being that bad, but it will still be bad.
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