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I'm in sales and travel all over the state... That being said. Yes, people have mixed emotions about Petrino, but would support his hire in big numbers and it's growing. Part of it is desperation IMO.
Again, you show your close mindedness and come back with this same old tired statement you put up every single day. I'm a Petrino supporter and look at my post. I would be perfectly happy with a hire other than Petrino as long as long as it was a good hire for Auburn at this time. I like Petrino, not really because of his proficiency at the whole winning thing, but because he doesn't put up with bullcrap from his players.
But again, I would be happy with Jimbo or someone else that could come in and right this dumpster fire that is on the front railing of a sinking ship.
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...
Have to respectfully diasagree.
Petrino would definitely upset more of the fan base than Jimbo ever could.
I have talked to every Auburn fan I know from long time season ticket holders, contributors and alumni and have not found one that wants Petrino at Auburn.
I only hear support for Petrino on sites like this. Everyone obviously has an opinion it is just odd at the discrepancy from Auburn supportives I know vs. Auburn fans on websites.
Yes, we are well aware of your stance on Petrino... Jesus man I said one statement about him and 5 others on other coaches and yet you still want to pick a Petrino fight.
You say you can't respect a Petrino supporter? Well I can't respect someone who doesn't look like they are allowed within 200 yards of a Chuck E Cheese.
I'm not making an argument here for Petrino at all (Even though I do want Petrino), but I think the reason for that is simple.
This is the internet where people can speak their minds without garnering the judgement of those whom they associate with face to face on a regular basis. I guarantee you if you asked every single one of those people you mentioned on some anonymous forum, you would see more support for Petrino.
Everyone is just a sheep of morality when it comes to situations like this.
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There's not nearly 70% that want Malzahn...I don't think 95% want Stoops either....I'm not that big on Stoops myself. Just have never liked the guy period. Same could be said for Petrino, but I think mwdeav explained that one quite well. Although if you broke it down like that I would up the percentage and say:
90% total in support
35% right away all in on him (Me included)
55% comes on board once they see he can win and that he is behaving at Auburn
9% just will not like the idea of Petrino for one reason or another
1% (Buxton) will be sitting in the corner mumbling to themselves and waiting/hoping for Petrino to lose or mess up so they can run around yelling "I told you so!!!" ....That corner is going to be lonely and cold if he comes in here and starts showing people that he's not an idiot and knows that one more mistake will completely end his career.
The last sentence is the biggest point people are missing. The guy isn't stupid. He knows one more mistake with effectively terminate any chances he has of becoming a coach again. He is already on the thinnest of ice and knows one more and he's sunk and frozen.
This post was edited by ColaChiver 17 months ago
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C,mon Petrino, Fisher, Malzhan, Stoops, Is this the best we can come up with. Why dont we just say Saban, Urban, or Richt, none of those guys are coming to Auburn. The first group is retreads and if we are talking about them, then we shouldnt want them to come. We need young bloood, someone who is somewhere in the country either winning at a mid-major and ready to move up or a coordinator at a major college that has proven that it is time to move up. The geniuses that you are may actually not reconize the name. I personally like Kirby Smart. Does not bother me 1 bit that he coaches at Alabama, so did Pat Dye. When GA lost its first 2 gms last yr they were ready to go get him then and Kirby got a raise out of it, must seem that Bama wanted him also. He played at GA, coached at Bama and thus knows the territory. It is time for us to stop settling for someone and get with someone new.I say open up the wallet and go get him. Florida seems to have done well with exactly the same thing. For all we know it is Bama fans writing the get Petrino and Fisher for fear that we go out and get a quality choice!
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