For the sake of Nick Saban Aflac commercials, please hire Coach Prime, Auburn
It is inevitable that Auburn is moving on from Bryan Harsin. While it remains to be seen if that will be before the end of the season or not, it is not working out for him down on The Plains in the slightest. Although Sanders should be a finalist for this lucrative SEC job, how sure are we he will be able to galvanize the always-zany Auburn boosters. Will YellaWood get behind Coach Prime?
Regardless, we need Sanders to take over in Auburn, strictly for the Nick Saban Aflac commercials he is part of, aight. Every 30-second spot on basic cable will be a reminder of how awesome the Iron Bowl is. Fansville will be in shambles. While Matt Rhule and Urban Meyer might be up for the gig as well, Sanders has an upward trajectory as a coach that neither of the other guys have now.
If Auburn hires Sanders, the Tigers should be able to recruit like Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M.
Without debate, Coach Prime is the ideal candidate to awaken this sleeping giant
This isn’t my idea, but it’s a damn good one. The Athletic’s Ari Wasserman brought up the idea of Sanders taking over at Arizona State and how awesome it would be. Coach Prime in the New Prime Time (10:00 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN weekly). Play into Arizona State being a top-tier party school in the country, and I can’t get it out of my head. The native son of The Valley has got it right!
Of course, Arizona State has to find a way to get out of its own way. Becoming the new University of Phoenix has killed its brand and turned off donors. The same university president believed Larry Scott was the second coming and helped kill the Pac-12. While they hired a head coach whose players didn’t play to win the game, Arizona State needs guys who will look good and play good.
There are few people better equipped to wake the sleeping Tempe giant better than Coach Prime.