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NCAA issues + coaching turnover + Gus = Fail
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Cor 10:4
"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
Cocaine is a helluva drug......
Here's another classic that needs to be bumped over there:
22 months ago
As I was trying to get back to a normal day after yesterday's roller coaster ride I started thinking about how far Coach Chizik has brought our program in such a short time. When the coaching change was made I was neither excited nor disappointed in the selection of Chizik. Certainly, his lack of wins at Iowa State were not indicative of his success as a defensive coordinator. The dynamics at a place like Iowa State are light years away from any program in the SEC. I was more indifferent to the hiring. I simply felt like he was our new coach and he deserved the chance to prove himself either way. The program was not where it should be when he arrived and it seemed liked we needed a new enthusiasm for Auburn football. As he started to assemble his staff it got my attention right away. The staff he assembled as we now know was impressive. Chizik said at the time of his hiring he had a plan. He also said something else that caught my attention. He stated what we all new "That Auburn is a very special place". It was then that I felt two things would change. First, that this staff would sell our university to the very best recruits across the nation. Secondly, that for the first time in a long time we had a coach that was interested in being at Auburn for a very long time. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought in two short years we would be National Champs and one of the top 5 schools in recruiting. Remarkable indeed. It is a credit to Coach Chizik, his staff and most certainly the players who bought in to his vision. This leads me to this question...Where will Coach Chizik and Coach Saban be in 2015
When Coach Chizik was introduced there were snickers across the state from Bama fans that quite honestly turned to belly aching laughter. So many snide remarks about how far we had fallen behind them. It would be years, decades maybe even centuries before we could compete against them again. And while Auburn flounders Bama football would be a dynasty winning national championships year after year. They would dominate recruiting in the state. After all their coach is Nick Saban and we had just hired a coach with a 5-19 record as a head coach.
Please give me a moment while I stop laughing.
I believe when 2015 rolls around and it will not be that long folks Coach Chizik will still be at Auburn University. He will have had an impressive streak of 10+ victory seasons. He will have won several SEC championships. He will have proudly watched as his coaches become head coaches. He will become a cornerstone of not just Auburn University, but the Auburn community as well. In this day and age it is very hard for a coach to stay at the same school for more than 8-10 years. It takes a special demeanor. Chizik may have this quality. I see him at Auburn for a long time. Coach Chizik loves Auburn and Auburn loves him.
As for Coach Saban, I truly believe he is year to year right now. He has never been anywhere as a head coach past 5 years. There is a reason for that. He is very hard to work for. The qualities that make him a successful coach also work against him. Assistant coaches do not stay for very long. There are strong indications he is not that happy at UAT. Who would be, but that is another story. I do not think he likes his own fan base. Chizik embraces his fan base. I see Saban bolting within 2 years to the NFL or possibly another college job away from the SEC.
The clock is ticking...
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. -Mark Twain
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