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Auburn fires Gene Chizik and had no choice. Gregg Doyel gets it, adding that Chizik -- despite a national title -- couldn't win in that job because he's not Nick Saban, a distinction Chizik's heir will share.
Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits. - Richard Nixon
Odd. Doyel had been one of the more pro-Auburn/Cam people during 2010.
Then again, he may be getting the BS that the state media is spreading--i.e. that there are serious NCAA issues in Auburn. That just isn't true. And, even if it were to be true, Ohio St. says hi.
I get what he's saying in the article, but I respectfully disagree.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MattAU05 on 11/26/2012 at 10:59 AM
Ron Sanders said...
Ron Sanders said...
1981. Greggy no good at Google
I've got too much Auburn in me to act like bammer trash.
I think I see what Gregg is doing here. I think he's actually trying to HELP us out by putting the fire in some coaches out there who CAN compete with Saban by making them want to say "Oh yeah, look what I will do" and say they will take that challenge.
And, I will say it, Saban is NOT that great of a coach. He is a disciplinarian who gets his pick of the recruits, because the REC does his bidding FOR him and they haven't gotten caught. I'll hand it to him, he does discipline right......but so do alot of other coaches, they just don't have an entire state full of automatons (from the AHSAA, dozens of HS coaches, thousands of rabid boosters with money and an unhealthy worship of the value of football, to a state media that worships at his feet and would never DARE report any recruiting improprieties) who can help him take his pick of stud athletes. Stud athletes who want a "free ride + benefits", i.e. brand new automobiles (Yukons, Camaros, Chargers) to ride around in, $1000 free suits and who knows what else, free meals ANYWHERE they want to eat, houses and jobs for their poor mommas, and police who will "look the other way" and cover-up any wrong-doing in order to save "Lord Saban's" empire.
What we need is a coach with the cahones and the desire to "bring down that empire" and that will take a co-ordinated effort of great coaching, discipline and not backing down in recruiting. Recruiting will also require that we wage a media campaign AND collect evidence of the cheating that is going on in recruiting AND stand up to the little bully across the state!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by 94TigerBand on 11/26/2012 at 11:25 AM
Makes alot of sense to me. With all the internal struggles so public, whether real or not, added to the mix, I can see why any top coach with a good job would resist the urge to take us on. This highlights why like it or not PETRINO is the answer. Maybe not for the long term but at least the next 5 years.
Doyel just doesn't get it. Forget Auburn for a minute..The SEC is the most dominate conference because of one simple fact, the SEC loves to compete. When I play golf I always try to play with guys who are better than me. If I win then I know I've accomplished my goal of becoming a better golfer. I think head college coaches, especially in the SEC, have a similar goal or philosophy. No one is really afraid of Little Nicky but everyone wants to beat him. Doyel's points of argument are exactly why Anyone offered the Auburn job would jump all over it and would be no fool at all but pretty astute to SEC football. I just hope the committee and JJ come up with that coach who has a burning desire to beat Little Nicky. NO FEAR!!!!!!
..........BEAT BAMA .................BEAT BAMA..................BEAT BAMA
What a ridiculous article.
He writes this with the assumption that every coach in the country is terrified to compete with nick saban.
Can't believe someone can publish this crap.
Auburn from day one.
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