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After an hour long melt down I started to think big picture. Ok, so I have been in the Petrino corner all along but maybe I am wrong and people who know more than me might be on to something. Hear me out and I will try not to get too wordy.
Three years ago who was the hot coach? Texas coach in waiting Will Muschamp. When Florida got him it was consider a home run.
Who was the Coach in waiting at Florida State? Jimbo Fisher and they were so afraid he would leave before Bowden stepped down.
Ok - Alabama doesn't have an official coach in waiting but the obvious choice is Kirby Smart. And Alabama is light years ahead of where Texas and Florida State are. Maybe he is the next big thing and I cannot see it because of my despise all things Bammer.
Think about this - Pat Dye wanted Petrino in 2003 (Jet gate). Pat Dye wanted Muschamp in 2008 and now he wants (rumors speculate) Kirby Smart. Seems to me he can still judge coaching talent.
I have shuddered at the thought of Smart until I really thought this through. If not Petrino then Smart. If not Smart then Malzhan. But I am starting to give Smart a lot more consideration. Maybe its my inner psyche trying to protect me or maybe he is just a really good coach and I need to recognize it.
This post was edited by SpeedeeAu 16 months ago
"you're so vain, I'll bet you think this post is about you, don't you? Don't you?"
Sounds like a lot of us are beginning to think that way - is it possible that we may actually come to a consensus about this? Heck the guy hasn't even been offered or accepted and he's already begun to unite some of the fan base.
“they ain't got nothing but people...Alabama mystique...Georgia mystique...they’ve done it with people. Hell, we’ve got people, too.”Pat Dye
Ok, you're coming around now!
NOPE NOT ME. Have no interest. He is not the best available coach.
There is just no way to know if Smart will be a good hire unless we just hire him and hope he works out. My first choice is Petrino, but i think Smart is definitely a good choice, more so than Malzahn.
If not BP, then Smart, then Gus
I think he's an ok hire, but I really want an offensive minded coach. I am tired of the Auburn offense struggling. Give me BP or Malzahn.
The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round.
He is certainly not the best coach available but it is possible he is the best coach available for Auburn right now. And I am a Petrino guy but for all we know Smart might be the next Saban wherever he goes.
so you think the offense has suffered more than the defense? we only had 2 years of bad offense and 4 years bad defense
I like where your heads at! I was all CBP, but I think I can get behind this. Not sold until I can see his staff tho.
Run to the Hills! Run for your lives! We Comin'!!! WDE!
smart can keep recruiting class together and pull in even more....maybe morris was being interviewed to be kirby's oc? slam!
This post was edited by tommy sims 16 months ago
Excellent analysis! Coach Dye is not the enemy of "Anything Auburn" folks!
I like the way you think, Speedee.
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