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Strychnine

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  1. Strychnine

    Don't Fire Gus Malzahn

    Auburn is paying millions of dollars, regardless of whether they fire him after this season or keep him and fire him later. The latter might be cheaper than the former, but the latter also comes with all sorts of unknowns with regard to the present and future of the program. If he is as stubborn as many say, why would he feel compelled to change that? What leads you to believe he is not already doing everything to the best of his ability? What leads you to believe that he can actually coach better than he is currently? If he can, why has he not been doing so? This is year six of Gus' tenure, and there is enough evidence to determine that the zebra's stripes are what they are. While I am glad that firing Gus is not a decision that is mine to make, it has become rather clear that is the correct direction to move forward.
  2. Strychnine

    Don't Fire Gus Malzahn

    What purpose would humiliating Gus serve? Auburn would be humiliating itself by adopting such a vindictive posture.
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    Is Chip actually running HIS O?

    In general, I find Big 12 and Pac-12 football to be more entertaining than SEC football, so I completely understand that. Bedlam is almost always a fun game to watch.
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    Oklahoma Fires Defensive Coordinator

    That would be my thought as well. Offensive coordinators seem to have little difficulty landing on their feet, and there is nothing to gain by risking blackballing yourself to set the record straight in the media.
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    Oklahoma Fires Defensive Coordinator

    In any scenario of being fired, I would think it would be in Chip's best interests to go about his business rather than getting into a media feud with his former boss.
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    Is Chip actually running HIS O?

    When your only task is to prepare a football team, and you are paid so well to do it, I guess I take it for granted that obvious things like practicing the game plan and communication would never be a serious problem. It is not like Gus is being asked to operate the Large Hadron Collider or make the definitive discovery proving dark matter. As for getting mad anymore, no. My response to the inexplicable has now become, "of course".
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    Our Head Coach

    FTFY
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    Is Chip actually running HIS O?

    If either of those things happened to be true, that would be both baffling and terrifying. While I am no longer willing to rule anything out, I have spent the past few years trying to maintain the belief that Gus is not a complete idiot. Only a complete idiot would allow either of those things to transpire.
  9. Strychnine

    Mississippi State Post Game Thread

    Stating that he was retiring his offensive duties struck me as a response to pressure, and preparing to push Chip Lindsey onto the sword to save his job. He said the same thing about handing over playcalling to Rhett Lashlee. I am not convinced anything really changed in either instance. Offense struggled, he got heat, he "handed over" playcalling, they steamrolled the weaker teams, heat eased off, then back to normal. When he was not carrying it around, I doubt the clipboard was ever far away. I can absolutely see the admin preventing Gus from hiring Kendall Briles, but solely due to PR concerns.
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    Mississippi State Post Game Thread

    I debate it too, as I am never a big fan of basing a concrete opinion on rumor(s) or conspiracy theories. That said, I would expect the administration to apply some form of pressure when necessary, and Gus has certainly earned it. I suspect that is the reality at any major program. Meet or exceed expectations, and you get left alone. Lose or underachieve, and you get heat. What I do not see is Gus suffering from any lack of control over the program that would be causing failure. That is why I used the game plan for Clemson in 2016 as an example that he obviously has control. If he has enough control to trot that nonsense out on national TV, then what control does he really lack? If he fails, that is on him, not the PTB bogeymen.
  11. Strychnine

    Mississippi State Post Game Thread

    Like what? I see no evidence that Gus lacks the control he would need to either succeed or fail, and I doubt he cares much about backroom politics, whatever they may be. Auburn is hardly alone in the hiring duds over and over category.
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    Mississippi State Post Game Thread

    If Gus did not have full control of the program, the game plan for Clemson in 2016 would have never seen the light of day.
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    #Fireupthejets

    Auburn would be hiring an offensive coordinator, then telling him that whatever the head coach says is irrelevant. That is the administration creating infighting in the coaching staff. Aside from the obvious short-term problems that creates, that is the kind of meddling that no replacement head coach wants to deal with. Auburn would be better off by just paying the buyout and firing him, rather than resorting to such measures. Cut out the cancer and move on.
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    Mississippi State Post Game Thread

    Is there any reason to believe that Gus does not currently have full control of the program?
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    #Fireupthejets

    Auburn would be far better off by simply ponying up the buyout money and firing him. Creating dissent or forcing an assistant coach down Gus' throat would be Auburn effectively sabotaging its own program.