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If we can get Jimbo, I would do it. He and Petrino would be my first two calls and I wouldn't want to go much further down the list than that. Jimbo is a very good coach, a great recruiter, loves Auburn, has worked for the best with Bowden and Saban, and he is also a great man that comes across well on TV. That sounds like a grand slam hire to me. That doesn't even include the fact that I think we need an offensive minded head coach to get this offense straightened out. Aside from being horrible on offense, there is no identity. So, how much do we offer and what other things will Fisher want? Make him a deal he cannot refuse.
There's no reason Auburn should have any problem with that. I'd pay $5M to get him. Would Jimbo be concerned about other issues that could kill a deal such as control? Would he be ok coming to work for Jacobs or an unnamed AD? It looks to me like JJ is going to be out too, but maybe not until the new coach is hired.
This post was edited by tigers2291 18 months ago
I'm glad FSU lost to NC State. IF FSU was still undefeated, we would have a problem. Nobody is going to walk away before a NC and Auburn needs a head coach by early to mid Dec.
TURDS ALL UP IN THIS MUG. /// "2010 Auburn Tigers, my favorite team. Unbeaten in all ways." -- Dan Wetzel, April 4, 2013, 6:29 p.m.
What exactly in Jimbo's record makes anyone think he is an above average coach? I don't see it. Look at the year-by-year records from his days as an OC and then look at his head coaching record. He is average to below average. That's what his record says. And as Bill Parcells once said, "You are what your record says you are." He is a nice guy. I get that. But Gene is a nice guy and look where it has us. Is Jimbo a better coach than Gene? The record says the answer is a resounding yes. Is he even close to the best we can do. NO WAY. And by the way, Charlie Stong's record is significantly worse than Jimbos. If we are going to make a change, lets hire an OUTSTANDING coach. Not a mediocre one. JMO.
This post was edited by MontyPython 18 months ago
you come down on Jimbo awfully hard. maybe he is maybe he isnt. but if you're gonna make those claims at least offer your choice. just wondering who your OUTSTANDING hire would be? and dont say Gruden cause that's wishful thinking if you ask me
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NOLA_AU98 18 months ago
Run to the Hills! Run for your lives! We Comin'!!! WDE!
The way Florida is playing they'll beat FSU. Also, if it did happen Jimbo could bring some nice recruits.
..........BEAT BAMA .................BEAT BAMA..................BEAT BAMA
The answer to the OPs question is:
CBP to hang up his whistle.
This is total bs. Look at the year by year records? LSU got better when he became OC there. FSU stayed about the same when he became their OC but they have improved drastically with him as their HC. Drastically.
What most people keep forgetting about Jimbo is that EJ MANUEL WAS HURT LAST YEAR!!!!
My God why is that so hard to understand? The only real "blemish" on Jimbo's record at FSU is going 9-4 last year (if you want to call that a blemish, still pretty good). But THREE of those losses came with EJ Manuel out injured. They were 9-1 with a healthy EJ Manuel. 0-3 with the backup. Does that make Jimbo a bad coach?
Hypothetically, what would you think about a coaching candidate that has this resume...
Powerhouse ACC school that had fallen on hard times and gone 7-6, 7-6, 9-4, 7-6 in 4 consecutive seasons. Promotes their hotshot OC to become the new head coach. He promptly goes 10-4, 11-2, 12-2 (that's what Jimbo's record would've looked like without an injured EJ Manuel most likely). In his 3rd year, they are 7-1 and lead the ACC in offense AND defense by a SIGNIFICANT margin. They have a top 2 defense nationally and a top 10 offense nationally. He recruits top 5 classes. He has recruited head to head against Saban and won those battles. He was a QB coach/coordinator in the SEC for about 10 years, with some of those being at Auburn which he loved. He coached under Saban for 4 years. He is an offensive minded coach that has developed several good QBs. LSU has not had a good QB coach since he coached there.
How could you turn your nose up at that? I mean I know we'd love to hire Jim Harbaugh, or Bill Bellicheck... but if you're realistic this is as good of a hire as we can make sans Bobby Petrino (and even that is splitting hairs).
Don't make the mistake of thinking if you want Petrino that means you have to downplay Jimbo. They're both good coaches and I'll be happy with either. But the dropoff after these 2 is significant.
FSU's offense before Jimbo:
2004 25 ppg
2006 26.5 ppg
FSU's offense after Jimbo:
2007 23.3 ppg
2008 33.4 ppg
2009 30 ppg
FSU offense after Jimbo becomes HC:
2010 31 ppg
2011 30.6ppg *** QB injured
2012 44 ppg
So after one brief dip in production his offenses have produced atleast 30 points per game every year since he's been there after failing to do so in the 3 previous year's before his arrival. And now, in their 3rd year, with a healthy QB, they are scoring 44 points per game.
If "you are what you record says you are", find a coach who has done much better at this stage of his career. Fisher has the exact same record (26-9) after 35 games as Patterson, with Gary taking over a team which had gone 25-10 the prior 3 years under Franchione, while Jimbo took over after FSU went 23-16 Bowden's last 3 years (30-22 the last 4 years). And according to the "record", who would have wanted to hire a guy who at Jimbo's age was in his fourth season going 6-6 to run his record at that school to 25-22-1 (Saban).
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