I_M4_AU

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  1. I_M4_AU

    Could Gus be a good CEO coach?

    Understand the optics part, but the public will only know that Auburn and Gus reached a deal on the buyout. There would be a lot of speculation, of course, but will die down in time. A new HC will have to prove himself like in anyother coaching job he may get. The deal was horrible and this is hard ball. We’re talking money here, hard feelings will sooth.
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    Who would replace Malzahn (merged threads again)

    He just took Oklahoma to the wire and seems to do that almost every year. If they only had a defense.
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    Deshaun Davis on fake FG

    I think you’re correct, but Gus has fire in his belly when playing Arky. Not so much against UGA.
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    Could Gus be a good CEO coach?

    I don’t remember who it was, but somebody floated the idea of “reassigning” Gus to another position. It would be brilliant in that Gus could be reassigned to an Analyst. The man would be the highest paid analyst in the history of analysts. Get a new HC and that HC won’t have to listen to Gus and Gus will not have anything to do with coaching. Gus’ ego couldn’t take it and Auburn could broker a deal. This all would not be public, but behind the scenes. It could work.
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    Monday or Tuesday after the IB

    5 pages and counting on just innuendo. Wait until IB week when the rumors really ramp up.
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    Official New Hires Thread

    He would be fired by Gus for insubordination before the season started.
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    Official New Hires Thread

    The culture of an organization is a difficult thing to change. It takes total buy in to that goal, I’m not talking “yes” men buy in, but hard work to achieve the change. It takes small steps, but it has to start somewhere. I see Auburn at a crossroads in recent years. With Allen Greene going to bat for Bruce Pearl and the success the Basketball program is having this culture can be turned around. The decision that will have to be made with the football coach will also signal a change is culture if the right coach can be found. You have seen many posters on this board having no faith in the hiring process that Auburn has done in the past (and for good reason), but we have a new AD and it’s a new day. I’m hoping JABA is going the way Clemsoning has gone. It can be done, the righ hire is essential. Success begets success.
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    Stidham

    SW was a warrior and just his attitude with JS’s talent would make a big difference. The real question is; would the coaching staff be able to recognize how to use such a QB early enough in the season to make a difference in the season?
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    Official New Hires Thread

    Auburn doesn’t actually want a proven coach, if the coach thinks he is proven there is no reason to go to any other school. You want an experienced coach at another school ready to prove himself in the SEC’s toughest division. I know semantics. Having said that: @McLoofus brings up some great points and the one coach that would fit the bill would be Mike Leach who coaches at Wash State. That guy has proven what he is capable of in Pullman and would love to be a SEC coach. He would be hungry for the job and this year his defense is doing the job. The only thing would be he might be too expensive considering the buyout we would pay and his possible buyout. He doesn’t fit the typical SEC style, but he wouldn’t be recruiting the same people the rest of the SEC is recruiting. If you run the same type of system Bama, UGA and LSU run, you’re down to your third choice. It would be a gamble, but what coach wouldn’t? Heck, with Leach I’d start watching the pressers again.
  10. Respectfully disagree on it’s not Malzahn. I do agree he was not ready, but AU athletics knew he was an up and comer and paid him as such hoping he would learn on the job. Learning on the job requires the learnee to adjust and adapt to the HC position as he progresses through the transition from OC to HC. Malzahn’s first year was his down fall, he convinced himself he was the second coming of Knute Rockne. The smartest man in the room. Auburn Athletics needs to do a little more research into potential HCs and just not go with the “gut feeling” approach they have used in the past. After last night I think Auburn Athletics will get their chance.
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    Official New Hires Thread

    Nobody is without a job yet, so maybe revisit this in 2 or 3 weeks.
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    Big Plays Given Up By Our Defense

    Reminiscent on 2008, Tubs last year.
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    "They're probably gonna fire me"

    I think he said “they’re going to fire Chip”. Yeah that’s what we need to do.
  14. Respectfully disagree on it’s not Malzahn. I do agree he was not ready, but AU athletics knew he was an up and comer and paid him as such hoping he would learn on the job. Learning on the job requires the learnee to adjust and adapt to the HC position as he progresses through the transition from OC to HC. Malzahn’s first year was his down fall, he convinced himself he was the second coming of Knute Rockne. The smartest man in the room. Auburn Athletics needs to do a little more research into potential HCs and just not go with the “gut feeling” approach they have used in the past. After last night I think Auburn Athletics will get their chance.
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    offense isn’t ‘hurrying enough

    What you described in the first paragraph is a person that is burnt out at work trying to get his mojo back. It does take time to figure it out, but when your job depends on performance and you're not performing, you better find that solution quick. Pressure is when the threat is what you fixate on and not how to solve it. If you do not know, because of lack of experience, how to handle a situation, you ask for help. Usually a mentor that you trust. Gus has no mentor as far as I can tell. His rise through the coaching world was meteoric and he did not develop mentors, so who does he lean on? The Bama game will find Gus in a fetal position in the sidelines. Not because he won’t throw the kitchen sink at Bama, but because Bama’s defense will stifle anything he comes up with. Tua will only play the first qtr to give him time to rest up for the SECCG. Their defense will score more than our offense. If Gus takes over the offense completely in the off-season he should be fired.