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Matt Millen reacts to Auburn hiring Gus Malzahn as its head coach. Says it is a good hire
I want everyone to remember something.....
In 2011, we were playing UVA in the bowl game and he had accepted the ASU job. He insisted on coaching his last game for us as offensive coordinator. There's not one guy in twenty that would have done that knowing he had a head coaching job and would probably never look back.
I know he can coach offense. I know his heart is in our program... those two things give him a chance. Let's see what he can do about building a staff. Everybody do three things........
1. Take a deep cleansing breath. It feels pretty good, just did it myself.
2. Turn the tv and talk radio off. No hire at AU is ever right, good enough or anything else. Didn't matter who we hired... the words would have been the same. Let 'em talk. We cant stop them from talking but we can damn sure stop ourselves from listening.
3. Let's just see how he does. We know he has something to hang his hat on. Let's see if he can build our program the way we want it. Climb off that ledge and lets just see how he does. He might just surprise you.
This post was edited by mhtiger87 19 months ago
Imagine Malzahn HC, Petrino OC, and Kirby Smart DC....I'm aware it will never happen, but it was a nice thought. And you can throw Gene Chizik in there as Recruiting Coordinator under the stipulation that on gameday's he gets locked in a closet (Mike Leach style) so he can't anything up on game day.
I was going to put a witty joke here, but I forgot bama fans still use picture books. So I thought I'd expedite the process for you...
I'll say this for Gus, his record as a head coach was light years ahead of chizik's when we hired him.
Well...there it is. Media validation at the top. Good 'nuff for me.
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