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They are facing likely probation. The new coach must be mature enough to deal with all that comes with that.
Malzahn makes sense but I think Fisher brings the level of maturity and stability to get through the storm
Art Schlichter's cellmates and Mo Clarett's rugby team believe Ohio State always does things honestly.....
I would say the strongest likely candidates are
Fedora (very underrated coach)
lol. Just like for Cam. When will you guys learn?
TURDS ALL UP IN THIS MUG. /// "2010 Auburn Tigers, my favorite team. Unbeaten in all ways." -- Dan Wetzel, April 4, 2013, 6:29 p.m.
Tiger is a player in a game of nerves where it is him vs the world.
Bobby is in a game of logic and sometimes luck, he is not alone.
Lol. No we aren't. Stop being a punk little girl.
So, everything is tucked away just as neatly as it was two years ago? You know this for sure?
Hey, we have a pretty good and civil thread going here. Lets not derail it. I'm all for the occasional flame and there are several threads going now that would be great for that, but lets keep this one going.
It would be absolutely stupid if Auburn hired anyone other than Petrino. He's available. He's the best coach of the bunch. Easy choice.
I kind of agree. That would be the smart move, IMO. That's also why I question the search committee they've put together. Seems like they are trying to find someone that will "fit in" again too much to me.
I kind of like the idea of hiring an outside firm of some sort and letting them come up with 5 or 6 names and then see why or why they aren't the guys that the school has come up with. I just can't see the end result of something like that being anything other than Bobby Petrino is the best guy for the job from an on the field perspective and that includes Patterson, IMO. Patterson still has not proven that he can compete at the highest level. Petrino has proven that he can have top 10 type teams at Arkansas. Now, just make the decision on whether you are willing to deal with the PR issues until he coaches his first game. We all know that people are going to have their jokes until the season starts, but once that happens it is all about results, IMO.
PR issues only scratch the surface. Anyone that hires Petrino has to know that their own lively hood at Auburn rests on Petrino cleaning up his act. One misstep and he's gone along with everyone involved in hiring him. That's why I wouldn't touch him. He's the easy choice as far as knowing what you're getting on the football field. Off the field is another story all together.
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For a year or two maybe, but even that would go away in time. Look at Clinton's approval ratings not long after office. I also think the number that would isn't that high.
Just making sure. I worry about major.
first year in a BCS conference and he is 7-4 took last week's texas choke to get there or he'd be staring 6-6 in the eyes, just never have thought much of his product on the field at TCU. that rose bowl win was one of the worst coaching performances I've ever seen. Why did a power running team decide to become pass happy in their bowl game? (Wisky) idk, i just don't believe all the hype on patterson
GM- 8/9 win SEC head coach. That's really not terrible, but it's not what AU is looking for. Would be a bad hire
Jimbo- I thought this was a better hire a month ago. I don't think he is going to get an offer from a big name school. At least, not this year. Very good recruiter though that was a big name before he went ot FSU.
Petrino- Good coach, terrible PR nightmare. Like it or not, if he becomes your head coach it will seal AU's thuggish and out of control AD image. I think it that would be fine as though as long as you embrace it. Saying, look, we know he was a POS, but we are going to give him another chance and see what happens, is the way to go IMO. Trying to justify what he did would be a mistake.
He is going to be a different kind of coach than AU is used to. His offense stops the clock and either scores quick or punts the ball quick. That means your defense will be playing the equivalent of 5 quarters in stead of 4 like most teams. That means that they are on the field longer. That means that they will give up more points, more yards, and not statistically be in the top int he country. It also means that you will need depth especially along the DL. That's the key in this league and you have to keep them fresh. When you are playing an extra quarter a week than everyone else it becomes even more important. He's also going to need an elite QB who can throw and make good decisions. He has struggled everywhere he has been without one. I would expect him to try and sign a JUCO QB to ease the transition. Without one, it might be two+ seasons til he can be competitive in the West.
Fisher- Best name of the list, not happening at all though
Fedora- Not sure about him
Mora Jr.- West Coast guy, but a solid motivator and X's and O's coach.
Patterson- Will stay in Texas, very good coach though
**** If I was the AD I would have gotten back to power football. That is what is wining this league. You have t ask yourself if Petrino can be more successful that Spurrier. Because that is what he is going to have to do to win the West and the SEC. Petrino is probably the best option available at the moment though and at this point I don't think AU has much to lose in hiring him. It's hard to ruin their reputation of public opinion very much worse. I think you guys are going to have to give your defensive coordinators a break. It won't be their fault that you will give up more points and yards than a lot of other teams. Petrino's offense puts them behind the 8ball. But i have no doubt they will be sacrificed as the sacrificial lambs as soon as all knowing Bobby Petrino struggles his first two years. Good hire, not great, but he will have a chance at AU to prove he belongs in the elite category. At this point I do not believe he will be considered for that category anytime soon. We will see though.
What about giving Jim Grobe a call? I know his stock isn't the highest? He seems to have very well coached teams and never had a history of off the field issues.
South Carolina has done well with it.
Gary Patterson gets atleast a call then...
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you do realize that is basically Bama's nickle package, right ?
and while the Tide list a base34 they run nickle more than not & i dont recall them being run on at all much less regularly.
-- juz sayn--
To be honest with you the whole list is pretty much mediocre from my standpoint. I was telling a friend tonight, that there just isnt that slam dunk hire available. All these coaches are fine coaches but there isnt that curb appeal available right now. I know everyone has their opinions but I would rather take a non proven guy, (coordinator from the NFL or college, maybe even another coach at a small school) and give him a shot. If you were to hire the biggest name on that list and he backfired, that would send the fan base into a direct nose dive for hopelessness. If the unproven guy fails then there are greener pastures and it was so called "expected" anyways. Whether any AU fan admits it, they are in a tough position right now with all their rival schools having such great success and there they are right smack dab in the middle of them.
not really fair to look at the record this year...their star QB decided to go full retard after the 4th game and was dismissed from the team. He's been playing a frosh at QB ever since...the guy can flat coach.
Strong. That's the only name Awburn needs to go after besides Patrino.
I would rather have a coach that has proven himself in BCS conferences.
Dan Hawkins was very successful at Boise St. Now he does radio and cameos in a couple shows on ESPN.
For every Urban Meyer that makes the move from a non-AQ conference to a BCS conference, there are many that fail. I would just like to see Patterson have somewhat near the same success in the Big12 before I put him on the same level as Petrino. So far he is looking at a 7 win season and a possible losing record in the Big12 unless TCU can beat Oklahoma.
He had a win over a top 10 LSU team in 2010.
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