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heard some wild stuff about au in terms of coaching and team chemistry, or lack thereof.
1-11 is a real possibility. This came from someone on the football staff. hell, if dye says they won't win one conference game, what kind of encouragement is that?
major friction between trooper recruits and the rest of the team. sad as a Bama fan we didn't get a few more years out of chizik. he's lost the team and the coaches.
had an aub tell me they haven't won a regular season game against a bcs opponent since 10-29-11...against ole miss last year. wow.
Bump for BOLers who forget this thread exists.
I'm not mad at all. I am happy today because one of my professors wants to help me get into his alma mater.
Anyway, I don't belong in this thread. Congtats on number 15 Bama fans.
Thanks man it feels great.
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here's a funny read for you as well.
College football recruiting has reached an all-time high with fan following and coverage in the past few years. As the process evolves, so do the coaches and Gene Chizik has become one of the most innovative coaches on the recruiting trail...
"Playing football at Auburn is fun because of fambula!"
I say 52-0. 62-0, if Saban allows Sims and Drake to "wildcat it" down the field for the entirety of the fourth quarter. Jake Holland--prepare your anus.
I got 48-3 and Kenyan Drake leads us in rushing yards.
Funny the Iron Bowl thread is already on page 4.... Lol. People care....
But wait... There's more!
WHERE WILL THEY BE IN 2015 COACH CHIZIK AND COACH SABAN
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19 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...
Great thoughts, and I agree completely! Can you imagine that great day when Saban finally clues in that he has the most egocentric, illiterate, misguided fan base in the nation, finds the greener pasture (WV, Michigan or MSU, Texas, Notre Dame, OSU, USC, etc...), when he's lost to "little brother" for 3 of 5 (or 4 of 6), and runs for it? I can see the damage control headlines now: SABAN BREAKS PROMISE...WE DIDN'T NEED HIM ANYWAY...WASN'T WORTH $7 MILLION/YEAR.
Meanwhile, Chizik quietly keeps selling a genuine product he believes in, recruiting young men of both talent and character, replacing good staff with more good staff, building relations in the A-O area, and establishing his legacy as a man of integrity as well as a true winner.
2015 is right around the corner, and we get to watch!
this is a key year for saban.
he has been to Atlanta twice in four years (1-1) and two BCS bowls (1-1 with a loss to Utah). He has a 2-2 record against AU.......and the blown lead/loss at home really stung.
The folks in Tuscaloosa did not shell out $32 mil and all the money for the stadium and recruiting and the staff just to go .500 against AU and to go to Atlanta "every now and then".....they want, demand and expect domination...........currently, the uat boosters are NOT getting value received for their investment.
IF, if uat misses out on Atlanta and looses in Auburn (2-3)...........look out!
"Just do what we do" and enjoy the show.
If you step back and look Saban, Myer and Carroll are cut from the same cloth. USC's paying for Carroll now, Myer bailed and Saban's planning an exit strategy. None of these guys have a Paterno gene, They all were hired to return programs to glory years, and give them credit they did it. What turns around and bites the ones who hired them, is what's next? Look at the coaches out there, who's gonna replace these guys, Kiffen? Muschamp? There's not many young coaches out there ready to step into those shoes.
Auburn, preseason 2010.........Picked middle of the pack to bottom of the pack in the SEC West
Alabama preseason 2010...........Picked to win it all, again.
It's funny to me, that when something doesn't go right for Alabama it is considered a "building" year. This year(2011) is supposed to be "the" year, again. I think it is hilarious. The polar shift in this state has been happening for a long time and there is nothing Bama can do about it. All we needed was the right leader and we have found it. One who matched our ethics and believed. Well folks, look out! Some things are about to really change I feel like. There is a reason why all the coaches never left and stayed. I feel like something great is about to happen!
Auburn 2010......BCS National Champions
Alabama 2010.....Who cares
I couldn't agree with you more. I think that Chizik will be around for a long time and have great success. I hope we can keep Malzahn for a couple of more years too. I think Nick will be back in the NFL within 5 years. I bet in the back of his mind he still thinks he can conquer the NFL. But he will always have the memories of 28-27 .
35-0. We shut it down early. 2nd half is a complete snoozer minus AJ, Lacy, Cooper, well pretty much everybody.
We have more important things to worry about than running up the score on a team that has already had that happen to them about 11 times the past two seasons.
What is the spread on this game? I'm looking to put some money on it
Auburn wins by 7, 24-17, in a shocker!
auburn usually quits by halftime. they want to get back to campus and get high as a kite and get some booty.
this should be a train wreck for au.
2012 Iron Bowl
Alabama - What ever Nick Saban wanted it to be
Awburn - 0
This post was edited by jimtom27486 17 months ago
"That's gold Jerry, Gold"
well atleast they played even with the 2's & 3's
Yeah, I was impressed.
The most telling quote from Scabs on al.com.......
This one didn't shatter that record only because Nick Saban appeared to take pity on the Tigers, putting backup quarterback Blake Sims in the game for good midway through the third quarter and taking a knee rather than taking a shot at 56-0 on his final possession inside the Auburn 10.
Imagine. Alabama taking pity on Auburn. Of all the indictments against Chizik - from the lack of player discipline to the shortage of player development - that may be the worst.
haha. i'm sure there's some funny stuff in the early pages.
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