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He comes across as a Pat Dye puppet. As my boss would say, " call a spade a spade". He is part of the bigger issue. I will not doubt he is a good man and Auburn through and through. That doesn't make him a legitimate AD.
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Can you please describe your experience within any sports organization close to this college level so I can decide if I should respect your opinion? Same for everybody else on this board that continues to act like they know how to fix all of the team's issues even though you probably do not know half of what is really going on. We should all read the creed before reading and posting on this board. Jus' sayin'.
Jay, is that you?
This. Chizik was a loser at ISU and should have never been hired. JJ hired his church buddy. He may be a good fund raiser but he shouldnt be in charge of the new hire.
People seem upset with Dye but maybe we should seek his OPINION with the next one.
I don't think you are being fair here and I'm not sure why you would make the effort to distinguish between growing and guiding a team. I can tell you from personal experience that even just changing one assistant sometimes makes a huge difference in a team's performance. I played on a high school team that had a 9-1 record one year, there was a disagreement between the HC and one of the assistants, the assistant left and the next year with the same schedule and essentially the same players the team went 4-6. Why? Well, there are dozens of variables that impact a team every day much less from one season to the next.
Chizik had two recruiting classes that impacted the 2010 team. Aside from Cam and Mike, there were a number of others had significant roles in the success of the 2010 team. I'll give you two, one recruit and one who developed. We desperately needed another offensive tackle. They recruited two JC players, Moseley won the job and started every game in 2010. As for developing players, take a look at Nick Fairly's stats in 2010 vs 2009. If that doesn't paint a picture of a player who developed from one year to the next, there isn't one. Did Nick have a lot to do with that, knowing he had to up his level of play in order to have a chance to get drafted? No doubt but that is the same as it is with every player. No coach can develop a player who doesn't want to get better but Nick developed exponentially from '09 to '10.
Chizik put the staff together, decided to go to the spread, was deep[y involved in the recruiting and held the team and fan base together during some dark days. On the field they came back from double digit deficits at least 4 times including the biggest comeback ever on an al team and on their field. The players played the games but they weren't on the sideline drawing up plays in the dirt. Before the BCS game they were able to prepare the defense to the point where they were able to hold one of the most prolific offenses in the country to 19 points and 8 of those were due to a turnover and resulting short field.
I would say that, so far, al's coaching staff have had much less to deal with this year than Auburn's coaching staff had to handle in 2010.
My point is that Chizik is just as responsible for 2010 as he is for this season. He may end up paying for the mistakes he's made, especially in the past year, with his job. But I don't think it's necessary to make Chizik look as bad as possible in order to make the case he needs to be replaced. This year has been plenty bad enough on its own. But until sept 1st most of us were fairly satisfied by what he had accomplished in his first three years. August seems like a long time ago.
The 2008 team would not have won the NC no matter who was coaching it. The fact is that the 2010 team did win the NC and it was not a fluke. It was legit and the coaches and players deserve all the credit, including Chizik.
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agree with good man, au man,BUT AS IT RELATES TO HIS JOB PERFORMANCE HE MUST BE LET GO. next up should be a professional ad and au ties are not part of the description. succesfull hiring, program performance including academics, off the field issues, ncaa compliance and fundraising are the only criteria. good luck to jj sincerely.
“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
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He might be a good guy (like Chizik), but giving a coach who was not a hot commodity (regardless of the championship he just won) a $10 million buyout shows that he is not a good AD. He does not need to pick our next coach and he needs to be gone along with the current coach that he hired.
The proof is in the results - football, basketball and baseball are all in the toilet. Time to go JJ.
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This post was edited by Stone Mountain 21 months ago
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