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We are 2 years removed from a national title and have replaced 2 coordinators and reversed course on our schematic approach to the game.We lost Gus and the coaches believe this is the way to our next national championship. However, we have had horrible showing this season and shown no improvement. The coaches believe a large part of our issues come from the inability of the young quarterbacks in adapting to a new system. We also had some extremely difficult offseason issues with the incredibly unfortunate shootings. This season seems to be snake bit from the start. Additionally, we have fielded the worst Auburn Football team in recent history.
Coach Chizik has outlined a plan to get the team focused and keep them united through the offseason that includes focusing on growing team leaders and player development. Our offensive line will be a year older and should be ready to implement a power game and give our defense a chance to be successful in the game of field position which greatly improves our chances of success next year.
They are bringing in a recruiting class that is heads and shoulders above anything in recent Auburn history that fills many positions of need with impact players who will make an impact early and often in their careers. This is a special class that is sticking with the coaches through hard times and this shows me a lot about the respect young men have for this staff.
Although we have fielded a terrible team this year, Gene brought us the first our first National Championship since 1957. I feel we owe him a second chance to right this wrong and not fall into the arms race mentality plaguing sports in the modern era.
Our goal next year is to see marked improvement and a minimum 8 win season with wins against some of our traditional rivals. If not, we must move in a new direction.
The coaching carousel this year isn't especially great and we should be able to reach out to anyone next year we may be interested in this year. Additionally, Coach Petrino will be a year removed from his issues at Arkansas and his immense ability won't be overshadowed with year out the spotlight should we choose to look in that direction.
My recommendation is to keep Gene for another year and allow him to see his vision through.
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AuGR said: "Although we have fielded a terrible team this year, Gene brought us the first our first National Championship since 1957. I feel we owe him a second chance to right this wrong and not fall into the arms race mentality plaguing sports in the modern era."
I realize reading your full post it is tongue in cheek and not your wish; however, the fallacy I see with your postulation is:
CGC had his second chance in 2011........... pretty bad.
CGC had his third chance in 2012................absolutely horrible.
Course I'm just playing the devil's advocate.
This post was edited by AU2 17 months ago
Worry only about things which you can change, the rest will either work themselves out or kill you......either way, no more worries.
The arms race mentality is what lead to our first national championship since 1957. We decided to open up the offense and recruit 5* players. It worked while the offense worked.
Happy days are here again!!!!
If you take the NC year out of the picture, it has been horrible. Three terrible years amd one year dominated by the best player in football that year! He even tried not to lose early in the NC year, ya know, "keep it close and give ourselfes a chance to win in the 4th quarter".
I think it's gonna go like this.
We already discussed this, Gene is out the door and we move Tim to another department and I get be the perfect example of the Peter Principle.
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