This was tweeted today by CBS’ Bruce Feldman.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise to regular readers here. We were hearing his name floated around in early November, before Auburn made the decision to fire Gene Chizik.
With reports swirling that early fan favorite Bobby Petrino was only given what amounted to a courtesy call, it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge as the choice for Alabama’ biggest rival. But it stands to reason that the coaches who won’t have to completely rewire the football philosophy there would have the most success early on. Clearly, Rich Rod wouldn’t need to change much to make his system work with that roster.