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OK. We need to be careful not to take an internet board too seriously. This is the place where people with no authority to influence anything come to vent. I am amused by some posts, puzzled by some and occasionally learn something from some. But I refuse to take any very seriously.
Auburn from day one.
....is to stop freaking out, stop the high blood pressure anxiety, and wait and see what happens. Eagleson, that includes you....put down the deer head and take a deep breath
That's it. That's all any of us can do. We have to stop assuming that we know who will and won't work and to what extent. There are no guarantees...
Also, this McBigun character pisses me off too with the freaking negativity. I mean damn, he could depress a bride on her wedding day...
hell of a post.
I'm with you. I supported every Auburn coach until they proved they didn't deserve it. The Auburn family needs to hope the Pres and the AD make a good choice and get behind that choice.
War Eagle everyone!
Make me a list of the Top 10 programs that hired your version of a "proven" coach (hires that exclude non-BCS level coaches and all coordinators). I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but it's definitely not the norm.
Florida - Meyer - non-BCS
Oklahoma - coordinator
Georgia - Coordinator
LSU - Saban...is 34-24-1 at Michigan State proven? If so, we should hire Dantonio tomorrow, he has a better record at MSU than Saban had.
LSU part 2 - Miles....is 24-21 at Oklahoma State proven?
USC - Carroll...33-31, fired twice in the NFL....is that proven?
Ohio State - Tressel.....1-AA
Oregon - coordinator (from 1-AA)
In fact, I went down the list of the 20 teams with the most wins in the last decade, and I think the only ones (BCS programs) that hired what could be considered a "proven" coach were Texas (Mack Brown had UNC in the top 10), and Alabama (Saban had won a title at LSU).
Everyone else came from a coordinator spot, a non-BCS program, or were unproven at their prior BCS position.
Look out there at the options...show me the next "Mack Brown" or the available "Nick Saban", because I don't see them jumping off the paper.
Most likely, we're going to hire someone in a similar fashion to the way Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, LSU, etc. all did. What would be your suggestion....specifically, not including vague suggestions like "proven coach"?
This post was edited by jadennis 17 months ago
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy - you know who
It's a new day in Auburn football!
Very good point. Coaches are like players some peak in high school, some peak in college and some peak in the pros. And the rare few are at the top from HS to pro. I don't have an answer to who should be the next coach at Auburn and I have said 4 years is enough time to prove oneself as a head coach but I'm pretty sure whether Chiz stays or a new coach is chosen, next year will be just as frustrating as this if Auburn isn't winning games.
..........BEAT BAMA .................BEAT BAMA..................BEAT BAMA
This is for the Auburn Family and everyone who played here before we did. I love ya'll, War Eagle!' Nosa Equae 10/19/13 Kyle Field Texas A&M
Excellent post as usual.
AU Electrical Engineering 87'
jadennis is the Logic Master. Well done again.
In reading your post it jumps out at me that your last list of coaches who became great AFTER they got somewhere all were strong Type A's with a "buy in or get out" mentality. No coddling. Intense. Focused. And all were great football minds.
Let's find that guy...no matter where he is...and then give him space.
I used an example yesterday and I found it useful in this context as well:
"Sometimes it is easier to replace the broken then to fix the malfunction."
It's kinda like a faulty transmission. Once it starts messing up, you have the option to fix it, but you know it will never be as trustworthy as a new one. Eventually, you know you will have to replace it when it breaks again.
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