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I ask this question to the board members, because everyone seems to be thinking Pac-12.
I have watched Auburn football ever sinse i moved here in 1993.
You may not like him as a head coach, but he is a very good DC.
When your defense must stay on the field ,because the offense is not doing their job, your defense wears down.
He lost two indiividuals that changed the picture at Auburn
Cam Newton and Gus Malzahn.
Look at his teams stats on defense when he was DC at auburn and texas. forget the perfect back-to-back seasons, look at the team stats.
Anyone we bring in from the Pac will not do the trick.
SEC defenses are the best in the country-i hate to say it, but the truth is the truth here.
At USC, if the offense sustains drives, the defense rests. If the OC can't do his job, bring someone in who can.
Stanford is much like an SEC team--old school, smash-mouth and tough defense.
I want a DC that can bring that to the table--Chizik
For every name i have read on this site, none of them can answer our issues.
Downside- he is receiving $200,000 per month for the next five-years. he lives in Florida and i now hear Jimbo Fisher has been talking to him.
Spoke and had coffee with Bill Oliver, who played for Bear Bryant and coached at Auburn and Alabama--he believes Chizik would be a good choice.
now i can't wait for the responses to this post from all of the 'experts'.
Face the facts --we are not a championship program, nor will we be in the near future, unless we start changing our thought-process.
Just because our band plays "conquest", does not mean we are an elite team..
I wouldn't mind if he was hired and im sure some recruits wouldn't mind either.
I just dont know a lot about his schemes though. What does he run?
Out here fans aren't as nuts as the ones in Auburn so I'm sure not having all that pressure on him will make him comfortable starting day 1.
Still can't wait to see who we hire. Hopefully its done this week.
"If this was a prize fight they'd call it off"- F ND!
As SS has said a few times.....not gonna happen
Not happening per SS.
Join the fight for YOUR liberty!
Aside from his schemes, previous success, etc, why would we want his baggage (doesn't matter if he's innocent or not, the baggage exists), and he would not be a DC for long (I would assume he's looking for another head coaching gig as soon as it becomes available)?
Do not want.
I'd say no as well - don't need any of his issues following him here, then watching him bolt at the first HC job offered to him.
It would be a stupid, bonehead hire...I'd be shocked if he was even a joke consideration considering the perception out there that we are "cheaters".
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
USC has enough on its plate without bringing a coach with possible NCAA sanctions pending for his speculated part in the pay for play deal with the dad of Cam.
If he is innocent of such actions then he is a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but USC cannot take such risks, IMO, even if it means losing a NC opportunity.
We need leaders and not followers.
Right now we are going after wanna be's or has been's we need to find leadership and find it fast.
I heard that he was cleared in the Cam Newton affair.
He was. Thought there was another issue at Auburn. Don't forget, other than Newton, Auburn had a spate of off the field incidents.
I say we pass. If he came here, he would leave as soon as a Middle Tennessee St type HC job opened up. That's what happens to most SEC coaches who get fired (or Western Kentucky!).
Need a DC who wants to stay for at least five years. More if we do well, less if we don't. Banker.
F I G H T O N
At least 5 years? Good luck with that. Not going to get anybody good to stay 5 years unless its a really really young coach. These guys wanna be head coaches. Even Banker. He interviewed for the Hawaii job last year.
While it would be great to put together a staff that can last 5 years... you'd also have to wonder if that means you are settling for mediocrity. If you do well, your assistant coaches are going to be sought after for bigger roles. I don't mind if we get a DC who only ends up being here for a couple of years, if in that time he gets the defense turned around and the team is back on track in all phases of the game.
Banker was at OSU for ten years? It's not as rare as you think, but he obviously can grow roots if the staff stays put.
I can dream can't I????
I would love to see Gene Chizik as our next DC.
However, time would only later tell us if it was a good hire.
And in those 10 years, OSU has been a mediocre team. Not terrible, but not contending for BCS bowls year in and year out either.
You do realize we're talking about Oregon State, right? A program that has beaten us twice - when we have been on top in the conference, a program that has little appeal to highly ranked recruits, in the middle of nowhere?
Imagine what those coaches would do with USC's talent????!!!!
USC was looking ahead both times OSU beat us. We were their biggest game of the season.
The point I was making though, wasn't about OSU. CrownCityTrojan was wanting a DC who would be with us for at least 5 years. I was just making the point that if we are in national championship form, we should expect turn-over among the assistants as they go on to bigger jobs. If you're hoping to not have turn-over, then you will probably be a mediocre team. Not horrible (everyone gets fired), and not great (everyone gets offers for better jobs).
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