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For the sake of discussion, let's say that Chizik IS meddling in the coordinators' business. I would hope so. The buck stops on his desk and we have suffered multiple blowout losses. The best way for a coordinator to ensure that the head coach remains a CEO is to get results. When the results don't come, the head coach MUST try and meddle. What's he to do? Just wash his hands and walk away? Watching the sideline interaction lately, it is evident that Chizik is more engaged. You can't blame him. When Gus gets frustrated with his new offensive coordinator's results at UNC, he'll have one of those moments of understanding. Like teenagers, coordinators don't like parental oversight. But when they themselves become parents they know what they must do. The same thing their parents did. So let's enjoy watching Gus and others getting what comes around someday.
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What's the undercurrent in this thread about Tim Jackson? I've wondered why he's so involved many times. Is there thought among those that know that he is the source of some problem? Let me say that I don't buy into the "chaos on the coaching staff" stuff that is being bandied about here. I think it is just a natural part of coaching in college football that coaches move on and staffs undergo periods of change - especially when a staff has experienced great success the way this one has. I can say that Tim Jackson's front and center presence has bothered me a little bit. I just don't recall any previous Auburn teams (or any other college teams for that matter) that have a non coach roaming the sidelines in a sport coat talking to coaches. Strikes me as an ego thing on Jackson's part. Maybe it does no harm. But, to me it gives the appearance of a voice from upstairs making his presence known at all times. In reality I don't think it's anything sinister that he is invovled. I think it's more that he wishes he were a coach and if I had a job as an administrator and I wished I was a coach, I would probably do the same thing. I just know when I see him on the sidelines, it annoys me and I can't exactly put my finger on why.
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