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Auburn University beat reporter: Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mike Szvetitz, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    Mike is excellent people and a great boss who's done yeoman work in Sebring and Opelika.

    That's a tough beat for sure. But nowhere near as difficult as dealing with the Nicktator in Tuscaloosa. Expect to be writing some Cheez-it job-in-peril stories soon. It's a definite great opportunity for a hungry young turk to build a rep and learn from one of the better guys in this business.
  2. My intrigue level is very, very high
  3. Job in peril, 13 months after the school's first national championship in more than 50 years?
  4. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the last guy got four more years after going undefeated.
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    And Terry Bowden only got a half-season more than Tuberville after his undefeated-while-on-probation season.
  6. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    • Alabama, thanks to the Nicktator, is building a dynasty. They're amassing four- and five-star prospects like Whitney Houston popped prescription pills, cocaine, booze, no-doze and anything else she could swallow or snort. His program is built to last and win and win and win.
    • How much of that championship was Cam Newton, Cam Newton and still more Cam Newton? How much was it the genius (or lack thereof) of Gene Chizik? His coordinators from the championship game are both gone, Ted Roof for UCF and Gus Malzahn for the oh-so-exciting Arkansas State head coaching job. Newton was a once-in-a-lifetime prospect, a real football Jesus, Superman playing in the SEC, etc. etc. etc. His great rookie season in the NFL bore this out and he's not even scratched the surface of what he's capable of. I don't think Cheez-it gets the benefit of the doubt like Bob Stoops, whose last appearance in a national championship game was a bloodbath.
  7. BraulioPerez

    BraulioPerez New Member

    Any updates on this gig?
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I heard they interviewed a guy from Knoxville, Ala.
  9. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    I won't leave you hanging. Well done.
  10. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

  11. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    FYI this job got filled by a buddy of mine from college. He had been covering Northern Illinois the last few years.
  12. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Congrats to Mr. Wood
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