Someone asked about some Bama history a few days ago – Appendices C and D

Someone asked about some Bama history a few days ago – Appendices C and D

This is a brief on how Alabama fell from grace in the general timeframe of the 1992 Championship thru Coach Fran with some earlier history thrown in for reference. It sheds light (true or false – that is up to the individual) on what happened to bring down the Tide and who all was involved. It definitely helps explain the animosity toward Phil Fulmer. I didn’t write any of the brief and don’t personally know anyone mentioned or attributed. I am not responsible for any typo, spelling, formatting, or whitespace errors. Nor am I responsible for any judgment errors, innuendo, false allegations, heresy, rumor mongering, slander, defamation, or character assassination. I just happened to cut and paste it from a Bama message forum (and I don’t remember which one) way back in the day and thought I might want hang on to it. I am only responsible for segmenting the document into chapters to make it easier to re-post as several RBR Fanpost. As with all Fanpost the content is not approved, condoned, sponsored, attributed, or verified by RBR or SBN and any of their writers, editors, or content providers. Buckle up this is a very long read. – WM58

Posted by clay3482 on February 27, 2004 at 20:59:25: The Fall Of the Tide


This is only a compilation of public information put in one place so that the truth could come finally out. Some source articles came from MAJOR news outlets and some from Internet Message Board Archives. I will try to credit everyone at the end of the "brief" in Appendix A. This is a rough draft however, so if you see something I missed or in the case of internet posters if you would like your Real Name instead of your Internet Handle credited please let me know.

Thanks to all who have helped! Roll Tide Forever!

Enjoy The Brief Clay

Appendix C

David Housel Speech (Transcribed) Before 2002 Alabama Auburn Game it was replayed before the Alabama Auburn game in 2003

This is a transcript of Auburn University athletics director David Housel's seven-minute radio commentary, which he did for the Auburn Network before Tigers' 28-23 win in 2003 over UA. If you wish to hear the recording, go to

"I, like you, have read everything. I've heard everything, and I've seen everything. Now the time has come - the time has come to decide who we are, what we are and what we're going to do. "You UA fans listening in to see what we're saying, how we're feeling, how we're thinking, how about giving us a moment alone, just us Auburn people so we can talk among ourselves. "Would you do us that favor? We'd appreciate it. Take a break. Go to the bathroom. Get another beer. Do whatever you want to do. I don't care. Just give us Auburn people a moment alone. "Well, now that we're alone, what do you think? Oh, I know they're still there. I know they're still there listening in on what we're saying. But so be it. I'm not scared of them, and you're not scared of them, either.

Not since Coach (Pat) Dye came, none of us have been scared of them anymore. None of us. "If they weren't scared of us, they wouldn't still be listening in and thinking we didn't know they were there. Funny thing is they probably thought we were stupid enough to think they would leave when we asked them to leave. They're the ones with the problem (laughs), not us. "In fact, I want them to hear what we're saying and what we're talking about. I want them to know what we're thinking. They need to know, and when they find out, they won't sleep good tonight, tomorrow night, any night. We're coming after their butt. We're coming after them today. We're coming after them tomorrow. We're coming after them the day after tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that. "We will not rest. We won't sleep. We will not be deterred until we reach our goal, and that goal is simply this: to paint this state - the entire state, not North UA, not South UA, not East UA, not West UA, the entire state - orange and blue.

"Now Terry Bowden and I didn't always agree, and we didn't always see eye to eye on everything, but we did agree on one thing: We might not get them, the UA mommas and papas, but we were going to get the sons and the daughters. We were going to get the children, and we are getting them. Birmingham was once their bastion, their home ground, their turf. "Look at the statistics. Statistics don't lie. Birmingham and Jefferson County students are coming to Auburn as never before. We're winning the battle there, and we're winning the battle everywhere else. Take a snapshot here, take a snapshot there and it might not be evident. But in your heart, in your heart of hearts, you know we're winning the battle, and you know we're winning the war. "Where are their sons and daughters going to school? Think about your UA friends and the number of their children who are coming to Auburn. Inch by inch, person by person, child by child, we're winning the war. It might not be evident in every battle, and it may or may not be evident today, but we're winning the war. "All we have to do is keep the faith and keep on fighting - every day in every way in every arena. The future is ours. All we have to do is fight for it and take it. Keeping the faith - that's the key. And I don't want to get anybody mad, and I don't want to offend anybody, but think about the Vietnam War.

Think about it in the context of the Auburn-UA rivalry. Time and time again, we Americans claimed victory. We read about it in the paper. We heard about it on television. We beat ourselves on the chest. And what did it get us? "In the little things in the hearts of the people, that's where wars are won and lost, and we're winning this war with UA. Just as sure as you hear the sound of my voice, we're winning it. You know it, and they know it. That's what will keep them awake tonight. That's what will keep them awake in the nights to come. "Winston Churchill, he of the Auburn heart, said it best: 'Never, never, never, never give up. We will fight on the land. We will fight on the sea. We will fight in the air. We will fight until Hitler and his Nazis are driven from the face of the earth.' "Now, I'm not comparing UA to Hitler and the Nazis. Not at all. There are many good UA people, and I have many good UA friends, at least a few, and I have great respect for them and their program for what they've accomplished down through the years. But this is not about them - this is about us. Who we are, what we are, and what we are going to do. "We are going to fight them today. We are going to fight them tomorrow. We're going to fight them every day and every way. We won't win all the battles, but we're going to win the war. You UA fans out there, still listening in, eavesdropping voyeurs that you are, lurking there in the deep dark shadows of radio land, you can bank on it. We're going to win the war. Remember Dunkirk. The gallant British army was virtually driven into the sea. That was but one battle. It was a long, long war, as this has been, and will continue to be - a long, long war.

No, this is not about you. "This is about us, the Auburn people. And this is a call to arms - today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, the day after that, and the day after that. We will fight until victory is ours. And as for today, Coach (Shug) Jordan said it best and that's 'Beat hell out of The University of UA.' "We will fight until the victory is ours. We may get knocked down, but we will not be knocked out. We will get up and fight again. We may occasionally be downhearted, but we will not be defeated ... never. And it is not in out nature, not in our makeup. It is not in our heart and it is not in our soul. "Remember Goliath, remember the Roman Empire, remember Ozymandias. Learn from them, my UA friends. Learn from them and prepare to join them. (Laughs.) No, Ozymandias was not Ozzie Nelson's cousin. "Now go listen to Eli (Gold). He's a good man. He'll tell you who Ozymandias was. Back to you, Paul (Ellen). Let's get it on.".

Appendix D

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Murphy speech marks official end of Operation Pole Dancer.

Mark Green, Roy "Tennstud" Adams, Roy Kramer, Jimmy "get those Coca Cola Selling Ba$tard$" Lee. Special Ops agent Destiny, EAGLEKLAW, all members of Operation Pole Dancer, and my fellow Auburn ITAT members: Major operations have ended.

In Operation Pole Dancer, The Auburn ITAT members and our allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in a plan to assure that we take full advantage of Alabama's weakened state.

In this operation, we have fought for the cause of right, and for our place at the top of the college football world. Our Family and our coalition are proud of this accomplishment.

Yet it is you, the members of Operation Pole Dancer who achieved it. Your courage, your willingness to face danger for your Football team and for each other made this day possible. Because of you, our position is more secure. Because of you, the Price regime has fallen, and the Tide is in Chaos.

Operation Pole Dancer was carried out with a combination of precision, speed, and boldness the enemy did not expect, and the College Football World had not seen before.

From Gulf coast hotel rooms or distant strip clubs, we sent dancers and hookers out that could arouse and entice a 57 year old man who never made a mistake in his life.. ...You have shown the world the skill and might of the Auburn ITAT members.

This Auburn Football Program thanks all the members of our coalition who joined in a noble cause. We thank the websites of Rivals, The Bunker, Gridscape, Volchat and especially TiderInsider for helping to perpetuate and spread this rumor and we thank those who shared in the hardships of dealing with delusional Alabama fan base.

And tonight, I have a special word of thanks for EAGLEKLAW, for starting the rumor and Special Ops team "Arety's" including Destiny for going above and beyond the call of duty, Your 'Shock and Awe" Lapdance was brilliant. Then you unleashed the WMD (Weapon of Mal's Destruction) "The M.O,A.B.B."(Mother of all Breakfast Bills) and it was as good as over. Destiny it is now safe to grow your beard back and remove the duct tape. We also send thanks to team "Sammy's", team "Babe's Show Club" and team "Royal Go Go" you were not needed, but you were in place and we know would have served admirably had your time come. Auburn Football is grateful to you all for a job well done.

The character of our ITAT members is obvious. The daring of Operation Clappy-Gotta-Go, the fierce courage of Operation-Rogue-Booster and Teats-Be-Gone, the decency and idealism that turned enemies like the University of Tennessee and the NCAA into allies is fully apparent in this era.

When the enemy looked into the faces of our operatives, they saw beauty(hey, he was drunk), kindness, and good will, masking their true intentions. When I look at the members of ITAT, I see the best of our Auburn Family, and I am honoured to be your Administrator in chief.

In the images of falling coaching staffs, we have witnessed the arrival of a new era. For a hundred years of football, culminating in the modern age, NCAA management was designed and deployed to inflict sanctions on a scale favoring the traditional powers. ...The NCAA was used by powers like Alabama and Bear Bryant to keep teams like Auburn at bay...No device of man can remove all inequalities... Yet it is a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear from the NCAA than the innocent.

In the images of celebrating Auburn fans, we have also seen the ageless appeal of equality. Decades of lies and cheating could not make Auburn family accept their oppressors or their arrogance.....We have difficult work to do in Memphis. We are bringing order to parts of the City that remain dangerous. We are pursuing and finding leaders of the Alabama regime, who will be held to account for their crimes.

We have begun the search for hidden slush funds and NCAA violations,

and already know of hundreds of witnesses that will be deposed in Memphis and Tuscaloosa. We are helping to reform the Alabama Administration, where the regime built museums to the Bear instead of building an honest Program for the people.

And we will stand with the new leaders of Alabama if they establish a Program that operates by, and for the NCAA rules. The transition from cesspool to respectability will take time, but it is worth every effort. Our coalition will stay together until our work is done. Then we will leave and we will leave behind an honest Alabama.

Operation Pole Dancer is one victory in a war on cheating that began over half a century ago when evil operatives left illegal inducements on the porch of Don Fuell and the war goes on. That terrible morning, the shock troops of a hateful ideology, gave Auburn and the rules abiding programs a glimpse of the Bammers ambitions.

They imagined, in the words of one cheater, that the Don Fuell sanctions would be the "beginning of the end of Auburn." By seeking to turn our city's high schools into Alabama farm teams, the regime and their allies believed they could destroy the Auburn Program's resolve, and force our retreat from the world of college football. They have failed. WE PREVAIL!

In Operation Rogue Booster, we destroyed the Memphis Slave Traders where they operated. We continue to help the Memphis people clean up their high schools, restore honesty, and educate all of their children. Yet we also have dangerous work to complete.

And as I speak, a special operations task force, led by the Federal Grand Jury is on the trail of the Rogue Boosters agents and those who seek to undermine the NCAA's rules on recruiting. ITAT and our coalition will finish what we have begun.

From Tuscaloosa to Pensacola to the High Schools of Memphis, we are hunting down the regime. Years ago, I pledged that the cheaters not escape the patient justice of the ITAT Operatives. As of tonight, nearly one-half of the Alabama regime's senior operatives have been deposed by the Federal Prosecutor.

The dismissal of Pappy is a crucial advance in the campaign against cheating. We have removed allies of the regime, and cut off a source of the cheaters funding. And this much is certain: No coaching staff will gain advantage from the slush funds, because that Rogue Booster network is no more. ...With those slush funds, the Alabama Program and their supporters declared war on Auburn Football and war is what they got.

Our war against Alabama is proceeding according to principles that I have made clear to all: Any person involved in committing or planning NCAA violations or cheating against the Auburn Football Program becomes an enemy of this Football Program, and a target of the ITAT members.

Any person, organization, or regime that supports, protects, or harbors cheaters is complicit in the corruption of the innocent, and equally guilty of Cheating.

Any outlaw coach, fan, or booster who has ties to the Alabama Program, and seeks to procure athletes for the Alabama Program, is in grave danger from the ITAT forces, and will be confronted.

And anyone, including the NCAA and the University of Tennesee, who works and sacrifices to stop the cheaters working with the Alabama Program has a loyal friend in ITAT.

...The use of ITAT force has been, and remains, our last resort. Yet all can

know, friend and foe alike, that our Program has a mission: We will answer threats to our Family, and we will defend the Auburn Football Program.

Our mission continues. Alabama is wounded, not destroyed. The scattered cells of the cheater network still operate in many locals, and we know from daily interaction that they continue to plot against Auburn football.

The proliferation of slush funds remains a serious danger. The enemies of Auburn are not idle, and neither are we. Our membership has taken unprecedented measures to defend the program and we will continue to hunt down the enemy before he can strike.

The war on Alabama is not over, yet it is not endless. We do not know the day of final victory, but we have seen the turning of the Tide. No act of the regime will change our purpose, or weaken our resolve, or alter their fate. Their cause is lost. The Auburn programs will press on to victory.

Other teams in history have fought cheating programs and sought to exploit the defeated. ITAT members following a victory, want nothing more than an even playing field. That is your direction tonight.

After service in the Pensacola theatre you are homeward bound. Some of you will see new ITAT family members for the first time, 150 TiderInsiders have converted to ITAT while you were deployed in Pensacola. Your ITAT family IS proud of you.

All of you, all in this generation of our membership have taken up the highest calling in Auburn Football history. ... And wherever you go, you carry a message of hope, a message that is ancient, and ever new. Play by the Rules.

Thank you for serving our Football Program. God bless you all, and may God continue to bless Auburn!

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