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I've seen some people make comments about how much they dislike Kirby Smart. I don't know that much about him except what's on the immediate surface. I think coming from a program that has been so successful year in and year out is a huge plus whether I like that program or not. I think he could also help save some of this recruiting class (even though I don't think that is the most important thing right now). What is it that some people know about him that makes them think he would be such a bad choice for Auburn that I don't know?
Auburn would be fortunate to have him. He may be more of a gamble than Jimbo, but he probably also has more upside potential. Now, I think Petrino is a very good head coach, but he would be the ultimate gamble in the sense that you're gambling that he's changed and that his baggage doesn't kill recruiting (an area that already isn't his strength).
I think the big thing is that he hasn't been a head coach. If we are gonna take a coordinator to be the HC, lets go offense.
I had rather have a proven top head coach, but unless we get Stoops or maybe Jimbo, that's not going to happen for us. Personally, I had rather have the top assistant in the country who has learned "the Saban way" than a guy like the head coach of Cincy or Western Kentucky who has been a head coach. In my view, you either get someone who has proven they are very good at a top level or you go with a top assistant who is viewed as a can't miss.
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