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|12-15-2008, 05:20 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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At Least We Aren't Auburn
We may be stuck with Charlie Weis for one more (probably) inept season...but at least we aren't Auburn! After showing Tuberville the door, Auburn masterfully searched for his replacement. They proudly hired...Gene Chizik? Niiice. Way to go Tigers. Chizik not only was one of the worst head coaches in the Big XII (which is the second hardest conference in the FBS), they hired a man who was 5-19 in two seasons at Iowa State, including a 10 game losing skid to conclude this season. Nothing says confidence and possible championships like taking a crappy Big XII team, nosediving it, then stepping up in competition to the FBS's hardest conference! I was pretty unhappy about the Irish keeping Weis for another year, but at least I'm not an Auburn fan. I think if I was, I'd feel like a kid who bought a box of cereal for the cool toy at the bottom only to find there isn't anything in it but the bottom of the box.
|12-15-2008, 10:37 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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Did you hear Kirk Herbstreit's reply to the hiring. I'm a huge Herbstreit guy, so his take floored me. In case you missed it, he admittted that he knows Chizik very well, and then went on to say that he LOVED the hire, and that Chizik would do an amazing job and that Auburn would love him. I was shocked. My perception was that he is very good friends with the guy and had his buddy's back. It was almost Mark May-ish. 5-19 and it was a great hire? I mean, he may well turn out to be a great coach who was just stuck in a bad situation at Iowa St (and he was a great d-coordinator for Auburn), but Auburn dropped the ball here big-time IMO. There were better candidates...
|12-15-2008, 10:46 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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i can't defend his head coaching work at iowa state, that was just awful, but he was the DC at Auburn a few years back. i believe he was DC there from '02 til '04 and those were some fearsome defenses. i think they should've hired turner gill (but don't believe there was a racial component like barkley), however, this is a common routine for schools when there are no big names out there. they go for an assistant that was around during the good times. it makes some sense, but not enough to be proud of AU's AD.
|12-15-2008, 11:52 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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