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    To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around...

    Why did Franchione take Alabama's job in 2001?

    Butch Davis accepted and then backed out. Frank Beamer turned down UA. But Franchione took it.

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    malzahn wanted to bury his father-in-law in an auburn sweatshirt?
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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    I have to see what the staff looks like before I comment too much. But, if Trooper is still around I guess it's because he's tied to this no matter what.

    Gus was the one that pushed for Cam, who as we know was being shopped around. Gus is the one that stuck with Dyer even when he proved to be a criminal. If Gus doesn't do some housecleaning we'll have our answer.

    There's something interesting here and Gene might have been the patsy. Consider the notion that many felt Gene was brought in strictly because Auburn knew they could continue doing what ever they wanted without interference. Add to that the fact that a lot of people felt Gus was the one responsible for more than a coordinator should be responsible for.

    It is entirely possible that Gene turned out to be the one getting fed up with things. He tried getting more strict, he did a poor job but if he was never in control that would be a good explanation. Gus might turn out to be the guy that knew where the bodies were buried and Auburn in turn might have some leverage over him. If they're both in this together, it kind of makes sense that they stick together.

    As I said though, let's see what the staff looks like. But, if Trooper is still around I think we all know what's going on... Also, if Auburn hangs onto most of their top recruits that will tell us something to. They were winless in the SEC and fired their coach. Normal recruiting tactics do not keep a class around after that sort of debacle.

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    As I said in the other thread, he was desperate, dirty, or stupid. It doesn't necessarily have to mean that Auburn will skate.

    But whether they skate or not, they are a dumpster fire. It's not going to be an easy job as some barners seem to believe.

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    Look at Penn State, now Bill O'Brien is a "hot" name. He took it when sanctions were bad. You do mediocre to well, you get praised for it. You don't do well, you have an "excuse".
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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    Here is my theory as to what has went down the past few years. They finally got rid of Tubberville with a chance to hire someone that they could control, in walks Chizic. They then go out to hire the best coordinators they could find and luck up on Malzahn. Whoever was in charge down there wanted to implement the spread offense and they tried with Tubbs but he wouldn't go all in and thus the mess after that!

    The first year they find out who is really the head coach between Chizic and Malzahn. Malzahn goes after Cam Newton for QB and hits a home run and the next season wind up winning the SEC and BCS championships. Chizic gets the glory and even writes a book. Cam moves on and discontent ensues between Chizic and Malzahn because Malzahn knows he is the reason Auburn won the championships and the Auburn brass knows it too.

    So how do you go about demoting the head coach and promoting the coordinator to head coach? While they are both working on the same team? I've never seen it that I can recall.

    So the plan is hatched for Malzahn to take a head job somewhere else even if its a lesser job and preferably so. Wouldn't do to let him go to a program of equal or better prestige than Auburn plus more money and then him come back after just one year. But if it were to a lesser program it would make better sense for him to return for the big time job and money. Thats why he agreed to a pay cut to go to Arkansas State!

    They knew Chizic would tank this season. If it weren't for Malzahn they would have had just as bad a season last year as they did this year. So it was planned all along. Malzahn knows their skeletons and he probably shares them. The rest was just a ploy to make it look on the up and up. They are slick down there without a doubt! Thats my story and I am sticking to it...at least for now!

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMom2Boys View Post
    Look at Penn State, now Bill O'Brien is a "hot" name. He took it when sanctions were bad. You do mediocre to well, you get praised for it. You don't do well, you have an "excuse".
    He's 4-8 in the SEC where gus will be

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    better question, why would Auburn want him. SEC defenses figured out his offense already. Only reason I can see is he knows where the bodies are buried and can move them if the NCAA gets close.
    to 16 and beyond........

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    I've heard he's REALLY good at getting discount deals on really talented QBs.
    Honey Badger can take what the Tide gives him and like it.

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    ITAT has now convinced themselves Gus is the answer for Nick.
    Ask me about my vow of silence.

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    To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around...

    They did get a little better, maybe. I feel that will be short lives though.

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    Re: To those who ask why Malzahn would take the AU job with the NCAA sniffing around.

    I think what is hilarious is the assumption Gus is the terminator of CNS based off of two games where he went 1-1 with a victory margin of one point (2009, 2010 Iron Bowls). He had an off week before both games, the first was at home & the second had more to do with our turning the ball over & injuries than anything else.
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