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Most overrated Coach in SEC history is Shug Jordan.

Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:00 am
Posted by TheFourHorsemen
Next door to Ric Flair
Member since Jul 2021
2527 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:00 am
Guy only won 1 SEC title in 25 years in 57. Plus the year he won the SEC Auburn did not even play in a bowl game because they were on probation.

Only Auburn would name the stadium after a guy that won 1 SEC.

Pat Dye is their best coach ever with 4 SEC titles.

Before posting I know he was a great and brave military man.
This post was edited on 7/10/24 at 12:16 pm
Posted by Uatu
The Dark Side of the Moon
Member since May 2022
355 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:13 am to
quote:

Before posting I know he was a great and brave military man.


THERE is your answer.

Plus, Shug Jordan refused to bend the knee to Alabama. For that, he will remain a great SEC coach. I don’t know how old you are, but when I was younger, the deck was always stacked against Auburn when it came to Bama. Shug was a major influence in ending that inequity.
Posted by 14caratgoldjones
Uniontown, Al
Member since Aug 2009
1339 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:25 am to
quote:

Plus, Shug Jordan refused to bend the knee to Alabama. For that, he will remain a great SEC coach. I don’t know how old you are, but when I was younger, the deck was always stacked against Auburn when it came to Bama. Shug was a major influence in ending that inequity.


Could you elaborate on the deck stacking and inequity for us young whipper snappers?
Posted by Murph4HOF
A-T-L-A-N-T-A (that's where I stay)
Member since Sep 2019
11661 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:26 am to
quote:

Pat Dye is there
Where?
Posted by rtr23242526
Member since Dec 2022
3295 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:27 am to
Dye was awesome..awesome cheater too..but great coach
Posted by rtr23242526
Member since Dec 2022
3295 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:28 am to
Shug was at au so he was handicapped
Posted by rtr23242526
Member since Dec 2022
3295 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:29 am to
Ib overrated..au not good yr in yr out
This post was edited on 7/10/24 at 2:13 pm
Posted by rtr23242526
Member since Dec 2022
3295 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:30 am to
13 + then add the probation what 7 then it's 20ish..
Posted by Uatu
The Dark Side of the Moon
Member since May 2022
355 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:52 am to
Sure thing. When was the first time Bama played AT Auburn? Yeah, I know the Iron Bowl was “neutral” at Legion Field, but most people with common sense know that Birmingham might as well be West Tuscaloosa when it comes to Alabama athletics.

The “deck stacking” comment is based on Alabama politics, and this isn’t the place to get into that conversation. But here’s a hint: This game was on hiatus for more than a few years. Why?
Posted by allin2010
Auburn
Member since Aug 2011
18173 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 10:55 am to
quote:

Guy only won 1 SEC title in 25 years in 57. Plus the year he won the SEC Auburn did not even play in a bowl game because they were on probation.



Weird rant...
Posted by Bill Parker?
Member since Jan 2013
4505 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 11:01 am to
Shug...candidate for the SEC all-name team.
Posted by 14caratgoldjones
Uniontown, Al
Member since Aug 2009
1339 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 11:06 am to
quote:

The “deck stacking” comment is based on Alabama politics, and this isn’t the place to get into that conversation. But here’s a hint: This game was on hiatus for more than a few years. Why?


I love Alabama politics, especially those years. This is the perfect place to get into that conversation.

I don’t know why the game was on a hiatus for years, but I’d like to.
Posted by Old1937
Member since Jun 2024
140 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 11:08 am to
Jimbo wins hands down.
Posted by TeddyWestside
Georgia
Member since Jul 2017
2879 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 11:54 am to
Auburn was essentially a dormant program before Shug Jordan, and he won a national title there. He only won one SEC title there, but not many teams other than Alabama were winning the SEC in the 60s and 70s with Bear Bryant at Alabama, not the least of which Auburn who had to compete with him in their state.
Posted by Frac the world
The Centennial State
Member since Oct 2014
17138 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 11:56 am to
quote:

I don’t know how old you are, but when I was younger, the deck was always stacked against Auburn when it came to Bama. Shug was a major influence in ending that inequity.


There’s that classic barn victim complex
Posted by Lou C Furr
Tuscaloosa
Member since Jul 2019
81 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 12:00 pm to
Birmingham is West Tuscaloosa? Geography is hard! West Tuscaloosa is Baton Rouge.
Posted by DawginSC
Member since Aug 2022
4932 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 12:00 pm to
My main problem with Jordan is how he pronounced his name.

Who pronounces Jordan as "Jerdan"?
Posted by RolltidePA
North Carolina
Member since Dec 2010
3530 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 12:09 pm to
quote:

The “deck stacking” comment is based on Alabama politics, and this isn’t the place to get into that conversation. But here’s a hint: This game was on hiatus for more than a few years. Why?


I love Alabama politics, especially those years. This is the perfect place to get into that conversation.

I don’t know why the game was on a hiatus for years, but I’d like to.


The game wasn't played between 1907 and 1949. The game was already resumed when Jodan took over at Auburn.

Here's an AL.com article that goes through year-by-year of why the series wasn't played. It all started because of a $34 contract.

Iron Bowl missing years

Posted by BigTastey
Middle Georgia
Member since Feb 2019
3611 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 12:11 pm to
In August, the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs played an exhibition game at Legion Field. Sullivan accepted an invitation to attend the game with Auburn's coach.

A day later, Alabama called to invite Sullivan to the game with Bryant. Sullivan politely declined.

The day of the game, Sullivan and Jordan were in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Graymont Avenue when Jordan's car overheated and blew a hose.

"So the driver said if y'all don't mind walking to the stadium, I'll get the car fixed and come get you," Sullivan said.

Sullivan and Jordan were walking through the throng of fans when an escort of police motorcycles cut through the traffic. The teams had already arrived at the stadium, so Sullivan asked Jordan who it could be.

"Boy, that's Coach Bryant," Jordan said. "You can either ride with him or walk with me."

Sullivan kept walking.
Posted by TheFourHorsemen
Next door to Ric Flair
Member since Jul 2021
2527 posts
Posted on 7/10/24 at 12:17 pm to
Legion Field was a home field for Auburn if not why did they play other game beside Alabama there.
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