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I'm not one to speculate but I am very intrigued in to what was said in what appeared to be a heated discussion between Roof, Chizik and Lolley. anybody a lip reader, i tried and cant figure it out.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by AU_Koppie 3 years ago
"Alabama fans love Alabama football, Auburn fans love Auburn" -- Patrick Fain Dye
I saw that also and was curious about the discussion.
Roof did not look happy when he walked away
It was definitely a heated discussion. If u noticed Trooper is walking by and he rubber necks the conversation, D McNeal is tuned into it, Jawara White is listening, N Thorpe is aware of it. If they're(coaches) are fighting amongst themselves in front of players, that's a recipe for disaster. That just might be the problem. The previous play was a screen play that an all out blitz was called, Roof was probably chastized for it. Roof is not happy with what was said. Just my two cent observation.
This post was edited by dcdoc 3 years ago
I am glad to see this post. I almost forgot. I made immediate comment with friends when I saw this scene. I told friends I was hoping an ultimatum was being issued to CTR and Lolley. FAU drove the ball right down our throats on that drive and I was blowing a casket myself. Of course FAU scored on the next play.
I can not see where there was ANY improvement on defense. It is now impacting the offense IMHO.
If you didn't see any improvements on defense, you must have been listening on the radio. I certainly saw improvements on defense.
Good enough? No way. But, certainly improved. Especially for a vanilla scrimmage.
I think that the fact that we are looking at the "convo" between the coaches with such interest is simply a symptom of the
contagious dislike of our defensive coaches. (CTR in particular).
Friends of mine that are fans of other programs (uga, Clemson, FSU) have told me that they believe AU's weakness throughout the Chiz era has been Roof. I don't know if I am certain of that. What I am certain of is that a Gene Chizik team should have a dominating D.
The man went undefeated as a Defensive coordinator at AU in 2004 and again at Texas in 2005. During those two seasons, his teams allowed an average of 14 ppg. (11 at AU). Gene Chizik became one of the most highly respected coordinators in the game.
Coach Gene Chizik was a controversial hire, but we felt we knew him. Iowa State was a low rung for him, and we were willing to look past that and back to 2004 AU and 2005 Texas. Good thing we did, as we now have 2010 to look back on, too.
--[Wow, just think about that. Since 2004, Gene Chizik has coached THREE undefeated teams. (In my book, THREE NC teams.)]
Anyway, back to the rambles-
When looking forward to the Gene Chizik era, my biggest concern was offense. That concern was short lived, as Chizik hired the best OC in the country in Gus Malzahn. So, this team now had not only the best DC of recent memory, but the best OC in the game (IMO).
That should have meant a NC, and we did win one. But, defense played a backup role in that title. Mind-boggling.
I am not on the "Fire Ted Roof" bandwagon, but I am worried.
All signs point to Gus' departure sooner than later. He will be tough to replace. Where would we have been without him a year ago? Probably not in Atlanta or Glendale.
Without the guaranteed ability to outscore an opponent that CGM brings, how can we go on without an SEC level D?
We have shown, along with Florida and Arkansas, and now others, that OFFENSE can win in the SEC. But, lsu and uat are showing that mean defenses are still winners as well. Whatever tricks are brought in by OCs are always countered within a year by swift DCs.
We need both. We are going to have our hands full trying to replace Gus, so when the time comes to make a move on D, we'd better go for the gold.
I see 2012 as a year of great opportunity for AU. knowing that we may go into that with two new coordinators is frighteningly reminiscent of all the missed opportunities of the Tuberville era.
Hating uga since 1892.
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