Saturday, December 09, 2006

A Month Of Thumbdays

Heh:

3 comments:

Jim said...

That is inexcusably cruel...

therefore, I love it.

jinnmabe said...

What do you think about this article on UAT's control over UAB? Is it really so incestuous as all that? And if so, how much does this tickle you, Aubie?

Will Collier said...

Well, it's no surprise that the UAT trustees are leaning on UAB. They never wanted UAB to have any kind of athletic program in the first place, much less a 1-A football team. I'm not surprised at all to see "Cub" blocking UAB from getting a better football coach than UAT is likely to hire itself; he already prevented Pat Sullivan from taking the job out of nothing more than decades-old spite (as an Auburn quarterback, Sullivan led AU to laying the worst defeat on UAT in Bryant, Sr.'s career, 1969).

It's really a sad situation; UAB and UAT have very little in common as schools other than the word "Alabama" in the middle of their names. The right thing to do would be for UAB to break away from the Alabama system and become an independent University of Birmingham (UOB), but that's never going to happen. The big money guys at UAT would never give up their power over UAB, and they also love to claim the UAB Medical School as "theirs" (which is a joke).