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When Chizik was hired there were a lot of people extremely upset and shocked that AU would hire a coach with a 5-19 record and riding a 10 game losing streak. Those of us upset were hushed by the majority and demonized for not supporting the new coach. In other words, we were told to toe the company line.
A few of us tried to tell the masses on here how bad this team looked early in the season. We were down voted, called "bammers" and "trolls", and told that we were over reacting.
Make no mistake, this time we won't be quieted if the new coach isn't up to expectations. We expect a coach that can go toe-to-toe with Saban and bama. We expect a coach that can accomplish the same things here that Saban has in his short tenure at bama. I realize that these are lofty expectations but that is what is required to prevent a return to the 1970's. Since coming to bama, Saban has won 2 NC's and is on track to win a 3rd. That is what is expected of the new coach.
Auburn doing whatever it takes to stop Saban from winning any more NC's and ensuring that Auburn starts winning them is what is expected. If that means paying Saban $20 mil per year then so be it. He would generate enough revenue to pay for himself 3 times over.
If the new coach isn't a grand slam hire then we won't be quieted and told to support whoever the new staff is. We won't try to spin facts to make a poor hire look better. People can call us whatever you want (bammers, trolls, etc) but it won't shut us up.
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