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Well said Sami, I couldn't agree more. He's just a guy who loves football, loves the kids he's coaching and is out trying his best chasing his dreams and earning a good living doing so. The world has no shortage of losers who don't even show up to try. The man shouldn't be shamed for trying and failing. There's no sense in being unduley cruel. It lacks class. We here in the South should be better than that. Like most failed head coaches, he's probably a pretty solid coordinator and should return to doing that. I wish him luck and hope he finds his sweet spot.
It's quite a strange situation us AU faithful are in. This season has thus far been a disaster, but right now, the mood is electric and hopeful. The team and the fandom has found the leader we needed.
I disagree with you on this one Smoke. I think the fanbase would tolerate giving Caddy a shot for a year or two.
I could not have said it better myself. I would be LIVID if Cadillac wasn't retained in some capacity and he should be groomed to become a HC. There's something special in the air with this guy and everyone can feel it.
Everyone likes winning and I'm no exception, but there's more to the story in college. There are intangibles to be considered. Excitement, character, heart and passion matter, especially on the plains. Win or lose, Cadillac is the man I want at the helm of my Auburn team until he proves he's not up to the job. So far, he's looking like he is and that warrants a 1-2 year probationary contract. It's not like we don't need to save some money at the HC position anyways. This is the fire I like to see in those young men. This is the character and passion I like to see in my coach. This is the kind of man who should be guiding these young men.
A man with this kind of heart and love gets my vote. Give the dude a small 1-2 year contract. He's earned the opportunity imo. He bleeds orange and blue.
4.4 40 in high school. The fastest white guy on two different teams.
How many times do people need to see a decade of failure trying to replace a good coach? Tennessee? Florida? Florida State? USC? I could keep going. I said it then and I'll say it again, getting rid of Gus was a mistake. He put us in two title games and beat Saban about 5 times. These stupid Auburn fans got a taste of success in 2010 and 2012 and now magically think we're Alabama. It's completely delusional!
I not only agree with Saban here, but posite it's a wide spread problem. Auburn suffers from this too, as does many other programs. Real life loosers who have their self image all wrapped up in how a group of other people perform at a recreational game. Team pride and Fandom are fine, but like anything else, it's toxic when taken to extremes.
I want to say this and I want you guys to know I'm not being hyperbolic, I've NEVER seen so many dropped passes by receivers & backs as I have at Auburn this year. I mean NEVER. It's fair to say that Bo is probably a little better than the hate he gets. You start "getting credit" for those 10+ drops per game, his numbers are far better.
Everyone just needs to chill out and give the new coach some time to build himself a team. So far I'm impressed with what he's managed to do in such a short time.
Pretty much, the "if I had a dollar for every time Auburn was supposed to lose a game and didn't" seems like an obvious go-to atm.
I'm a little confused. Auburn's new coach is a pretty accomplish dude. Boise St consistently fielded really good teams. Auburn's got a relatively strong set of talent and a relatively decent coach, why all the hate? Don't get me wrong, I certainly prefer to be considered an underdog, but at this point, the assumption we're a "bottom half of the SEC" team just seems rather nuts considering how bad half of the SEC currently is. The SEC, realistically only has two great teams atm (Bama & UGA), so where is this coming from? Logically?
It's hard to believe how far they've fallen from the natty a couple of years ago.
Looks like people shouldn't write articles until the game is over. Gus's career at UCF is off to a great start.
I've argued with many fellow Auburn fans about this, but Gus is a good coach. Was it time for him to move on? Maybe. Is he a Nick Saban, which many Auburn fans seem to think they're entitled too? Obviously not, though he managed to beat Saban fairly regularly. I wish the guy nothing but the best, I hope he goes down there to UCF and wins some conference championships. He'll always be part of the Tiger fam imo.
I would recommend TN fans try and restore their tradition of winning before lecturing others on theirs.
I miss the days of the Vols being a good football team. It's in the best interest of the conference to have solid competitors. Coaches don't win football games on their own. Players don't win football games on their own. I'm tired of people pretending there's a single individual that's going to "right the ship". You need a good defense, which requires both talented players and a good defensive coordinator. You need a good offense, which requires both talented players and a good offensive coordinator. You need a pretty good quarterback. You need a head coach to oversee all of this. You're not going to get any of the above in an unstable environment like Tennessee. At best you're going to grab some overachieving players who are diamond's in the rough and lose because you don't have the framework to support them.
@jwl3gg Quite the contrary, I've studied it so much I can spot it a mile away.
@BlackandGold is correct. BLM has evolved from a movement to a Marxist political party and would also be labeled as a domestic terrorist organization if it wasn't for the Democratic party running interference for it.
Gundy is a coward for caving. Should have stood his ground and defended his beliefs.
The woke cult has gotten out of control. Dude's a conservative and wore a shirt from a conservative news outlet. No different than someone wearing a Fox News, CNN, or MSNBC t-shirt. College players aren't entitled to a "personal" relationship with their coach. There are a lot of players and there's no way for him to do so even if he wanted too. He can't mentor everyone and I'd think if this was a codified role in college athletics, it would mostly fall on the assistant and position coaches to say nothing of the senior players on the team.
Because his team got absolutely embarrassed against LSU.
No joke I was sitting there and told my wife, "watch this, Bama's kickers are always terrible" and them "doink" and she just looked at me. A special moment of the game all unto it's own. "ESPN had this remarkable stat earlier Saturday that said, “Since Nick Saban’s first season at Alabama in 2007, Alabama kickers have now missed 101 field goals, the most by any FBS team in that span. That’s 8 more than any other team." You would think at some point Nick would start taking kicking seriously and make it a focus.
Yet many an Auburn faithful that frequent these forums want to fire Gus... Bunch of fools!