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1. He is an elite Defensive Coach, and that's the foundation for championships!
2. He can recruit head-to-head with anyone! That said, he keeps our current Defensive class together...possibly even getting us closer to Vonn Bell, and a few others!
*As for Petrino, he doesn't recruit defense very-well. His Offense looks great against normal teams, but has always tended to get shut down by the elite Defensive units
3. He's young, could build "his" program the way he wants, and become a legend!
(To those who cry "no bammer coach", please give us some logical reason(s) to consider why you think he wouldn't be great. Heck, I'd go get him just based on reason #2...holding our current class together!)
This post was edited by Robbie B 18 months ago
Wow! I guess that most of you disagree, evidenced by the lack of any responses. I really hope that we don't even consider Petrino! He fails to turn the corner at every stop he's made!
I think the best hire we have had in a long time is BVG so i totally disagree with any hire that ends up to him leaving!!! Recruits love him too because of his success in college and the NFL.... AND I don't want another HC with no HC experience but i like your thoughts
I don't disagree with you. However, I have seen it posted a number of times on this board that Smart will never take a job with Auburn because he wouldn't want to face Nick Saban every year. I don't know whether there is any truth to those posts, but I have seen it a number of times in the last week to ten days.
Does anyone know whether Smart would even entertain the HC position at Auburn?
Actually no one has any idea if he's an elite defensive coach, or what schemes he would run as a HC. He has certainly got that "yes sir" down pat by now though.
he would definitely entertain the idea, he can recruit well here and win a championship
The Gus Bus is rolling, get on or get out of the way!!
I would love to see an offensive head coach that is able to convince BVG to stay on at Auburn. Not sure if that is possible, but would be the best possible ending to this horrific season. I just hope that whoever they hire, they give him enough time to do something to save/build on/or adjust this years recruiting class. I think a new coach hired in January is too late to be able to make anything out of this recruiting class.
I'd need to see him be a head coach first.
As many have said before....all we know about him is that he takes 9-10 NFL draft picks and runs Saban's defense very effectively. That's all we really know. His players are far superior to the opponents in about 19 of every 20 games he coaches.
In other words....we know nothing about his ability to lead a program or run "his own show". I'd love to see him be somewhat successful somewhere else before jumping in at Auburn.
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Since he recruits many of those NFL caliber players, I'm willing to take a chance. Seems as though Muschamp is doing pretty-well in his first HC gig!
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I would not object to him at all!!!
If he is successful somewhere else, he won't come here. Its a risk, do you take it? or not? Clearly you don't want to based on HC experience however Bama develops talent on a year in, year out basis and that starts with the DC and his assistants more then it does Saban and him running his schemes,
You got to grow up sometime and put on your big boy pants. Smart would want to face any team.
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My number one choice for all your reasons plus he's spent a lot of time around a pretty fair coach. Similar to hiring Dye in 1980. That worked out ok.
Absolutely! Kirby should be given consideration. The guy is a great Defensive minded coach. I'm ready to return back to the Carlos Dansby and Stanley Mcglover days. It our bread and butter.
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