It’s not about second chances for me. I’m going to support Auburn until the day I die. Win, lose or draw no matter the coach.
My take, and my concern with this hire, is WHY put the university through all the negative PR and split the fanbase for a guy who has really proven very little overall?
No, there were absolutely no sure things when it comes to coaches out there, and maybe the ones who were the closest to a sure thing wouldn’t come to Auburn. But there had to be candidates worth considering who didn’t have all this baggage. The guy beat Saban a couple times…big whoop. Gus did it 3 times. Hugh was 1-3 against Gus who we let go.
It’s not that I don’t think he can/will win or that he isn’t a good coach but again WHY go get a guy apparently no one else was pursuing and put your university through all this? In a world of “Metoo” it seems tone deaf.
Again, I will support him and the team as I do feel he has been unfairly painted in some ways, but it’s frustrating that we even have to have this discussion when we could’ve hired someone else and possibly get the same results.