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I understand Bobby Petrino is a good coach. However, due to his most recent past history....is this what we want to represent the leadership of a good football program? I understand each person deserves forgiveness, but, what kind of message are we sending to the younger generation about morality? I think if the leadership decided to replace a coach, there has got to be someone else out there just as good who also displays good moral standards.
Because there isn't one that would realistically come to Auburn. John Gruden would be a huge homerun in my opinion, but that's slim to none that will happen. Everything else just won't happen or they aren't near the coach Petrino is.
I was going to put a witty joke here, but I forgot bama fans still use picture books. So I thought I'd expedite the process for you...
Other than them being a larger school, with a larger, more affluent fanbase, a bigger stadium, better annual attendance, more overall victories, more SEC victories, a higher overall winning percentage, a higher SEC winning percentage, more SEC championships, more bowl appearances, more bowl victories, and more recognized national championships, I can't think of a damn thing.
I don't if that's true though. Jimbo and his staff make a combined $1.8 million less than Chizik and our staff. That's a lot of money to throw at a guy to go to a place that we already have reason to believe he is fond of. No guarantee, but I wouldn't say it's a long shot. The real challenge would be if FSU is willing to throw more money at all of them.
Dantonio leaving Michigan State would be no different than Saban leaving Michigan State to go to LSU....or Meyer leaving Utah to go to Florida....or Miles leaving Oklahoma State to go to LSU (and turning down Michigan to stay). The question would just be whether he wanted the challenge of taking on his old boss, Saban, and his alma Mater, South Carolina.
None of that is to say that those are clearly the best choices. The whole premise was just to point out that those who may not want to endorse the coach with the worst reputation in all of sports can actually present reasonable alternatives.
Again, the forced notion of 1. Chizik, 2, Petrino, and 3, Billy Graham is just...well, not an honest attempt at discussion.
I in no way take any of this personal.
And whwn I ask I'm not looking to ding someone for it. Look back, I didn't do that in any response. As a matter of fact, once Jimbo Fisher came up i actually began discussing his pros and cons.
My point is simple, we may be looking to replace the football coach. Hire the best football coach.
Last year you had Rich Rod, Sumlin, Fedora but they all took jobs & are in year 1.
I just contend CBP is the beat option available as a FOOTBALL COACH.
Kids, (a) Changing speeds is more important than a curve ball (b) you play defense with your feet & (c) Wayne Hancock is the tits.
"We're all family here. Other people say, ‘Hey, we love our sports. We love this and that,’ but here at Auburn, we love Auburn.” Bo Jackson
We may not all want Petrino.....but he couldn't be more controversial than when we hired Chizik. If we don't take the opportunity to get Petrino, someone else will and if its someone in the SEC and that someone in the SEC starts kickin our butts every year we will start griping and whining about why didn't we hire Petrino when we had the chance. His wife forgave him....his family forgave him....his AD cried when he fired him...he screwed up (literally) but who is beyond forgiveness and righting his ship. All you who talk about forgiveness need to man up....I think Petrino would be perfect hire.....when else would someone try his dead level best to turn his reputation around? He would do everything in his power to succeed coaching wise and character wise..... otherwise he might be drummed out of coaching in the SEC forever. If we don't take him we're dumb.....it's business and nothing else.
We gotta have Petrino. I don't care if puts on lip stick while watching rambo and eating smores at home. He is a winner at every stop. He has won with lesser talent on the field thus his record against sabear is scewed. We could be competetive right away with this guy and BVG and the talent he has!!
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy - you know who
What if I told you that: There. Is. Not.
Unfortunately, Tom Coughlin, Bill Belichek, Jim Harbaugh, Nick Saban, and Pete Carroll won't take our job.
This post was edited by HFT 18 months ago
The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round.
You forgot completely irrelevant in the past 12+ years, douchebag. In that time Auburn has won a National Title, 2 SEC Championships, 2 undefeated seasons, has a Heisman winner, and Tennessee hasn't beaten us since what? 1999? Auburn is currently a more prestigious program. No one thinks of Tennessee as a top program anymore and Auburn is about to fall into the crap of the SEC too if we don't make the right hire.
This post was edited by ColaChiver 18 months ago
Your original question was, and I quote: "How in the hell is Tennessee a more prestigious program than Auburn?"
Now, if you'd have asked "How in the hell is Tennessee considered a better program in the last 12 years?" I wouldn't have responded.
Everything I posted is factually correct, and those are reasons why Tennessee could legitmately be considered a more successful - and therefore prestigious - program that Auburn. I could've also added how the national perception of their athletic department as a whole is considerably higher than ours, but I assumed you were limiting the discussion to football only.
It's my opinion that the knee-jerk reaction to any perceived slight on AU's football program relative to our SEC brethren is a large part of why we keep finding ourselves in the situation we are in currently. It certainly might explain why our last two Athletic Directors seem to have been hired based on a search limited to candidates located within 100 feet of the Lovelace Museum.
And finally - douchebag? Was that really necessary?
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