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does Gabe Gross stay or leave?
I don't understand why our fan base want Dunn as the Coach. His record is not that good and there are much better hires out there. Like USA coach. The problem we have is we think because he played at Auburn he will be a great Coach.
It is getting tiresome of uninformed posts like these.
No one wants Dunn just because he is an Auburn grad. Its more of people want to whine because he is a Auburn grad. People seem to not want to pay attention to the fact that Dunn is nationally RECOGNIZED as a great young coach.
Would he be the flashy hire? No. Would he be a good hire? Absolutely.
But one thing he would not be is a "typical JJ hire" as I have seen posted nor would it be JABA.
Just to be devils advocate. Say they do give him a five year deal and they only make the ncaa tournament once. Would you still consider him such a great hire because a magazine said he was good? This is an honest question. Also what has he done that's so great?
1) many hires that are great hires on the surface when they were made, dont turn out. What worked for a coach at one school may not work at his next stop.
2) Every Auburn fan was overly excited the day we hired Tony Barbee. Now, many in herr want to cuss him.
3) He has made an irrelevant Samford program into a relevant one. Yes, they didnt have a great season. But that tends to happen when 8 of your pitchers get drafted in the last two years. It was widely known this year would be a rebuilding in year.
He isnt at the top of my list, but his in my top 5 of realistic options.
"A CHAMPION NEVER TAKES SHORTCUTS HE ALWAYS PAYS THE COST TO BE THE BOSS"
About 2 years ago and he is no on the same level as Coach Calvi. If you don't believe me research for yourself and don't give me that crap about Dunn not been a former player don't have anything to do with either.
Thank you for answering and giving some perspective. He's not my top choice either, so I was just curious other than the AU link what he had doing for him.
Stay. Gross was supposed to be the new Samford assistant before he was hired at Auburn.
Im a big Calvi fan and would love to have him, but how are you coming to the conclusion that Dunn is nowhere near Calvi's level. Calvi took over a much more proven program.
And you are fool if you think anyone wants Dunn just because he is a fprmer player. He has gotten more crap about it than praise.
I am certainly not saying who they should hire, but Casey Dunn is very highly thought of far beyond Auburn. Samford has by far the fewest resources in their league and the program was nothing when he arrived. They went to a regional last year, and it was the first regional in school history. Should Casey Dunn be the top candidate? I don't know, but he certainly would be a worthy candidate.
Gabe was never going to Samford. I am not sure how he would fit on a Casey Dunn staff since Dunn is also a hitting guy. Right now, Gabe wants to get a chance to make his own case for being the head coach.
"Get in where you fit in." Life is, Too Short TL;DR
If you cant be honest....whats the point of being anything?
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