ESPN adds Gene Chizik and David Greene to the roster.
I’m happy about Greene’s gig, because he’s hosting the one SEC Network studio show that sounds promising. I’m betting on a lot more substance from him than we’ll get from Tebow.
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I guess Chizik has given up on ever getting another head coaching gig again. I like the “film room” idea though and I’m glad David Greene will be a part of it.
No reason for Chiz to feel that-a-way, (see L. Kiffen Jr.)
See Jim Donnan.
SEC halftime and post game call in shows with Donnan, Nutt, Pat Dye, Ray Goff, and Ed Orgeron would be damn entertaining.
I would tune in for that.
Only if they add Joe Kines.
Alabama coach Joe Kine’s Independence Bowl Halfti…: http://youtu.be/VGNEdOGtBlo
Yeah, but it’s similar in that no one’s hiring the slacket to be a head coach. DC? Well, he was good at Texas, and Auburn, but that was a while back… His track record as a head coach without Gus in charge of the offense? 6-18.
Chizik to Tech in ’15. Book it.
Yep, then Tech will claim another MNC based on Chizik’s 2010 fluke.
Gene Chizik?! Couldn’t they at least have gotten Woody Widenhofer or Guy Morriss?
David Greene is extremely laid back; I’m curious as to how his personality will transition to TV, particularly considering he’ll be sitting down with a slew of ultra type A SEC head coaches. It will be an interesting dynamic, to be sure. Either way, I hope he does well.
I would ask if Chizik was coherent enough to be on TV; but I think that’s the point. However, I do not think the ying to Greene’s yang is the appropriate analogy. In terms of airtime, I would make the analogy of the Soviet Union vs. Georgia.
“I would ask if Chizik was coherent”
Will there be racing?
Yes But no father daughter moments.
I’m happy for David Greene. As 3rdandGrantham stated though, it will be interesting to see how he interacts with the likes of Boom, Satan & the Old Ball Coach.
I would think it would be more awkward for Chizik The Barn Burner. I haven’t forgotten the part he played in letting his team maul Murray.
Good gig for DG..and I agree, this one if the shows I thought might be worth catching.
Is the Chizzer hosting a “One Hit Wonder” show?
Good for Greene. I guess that was what the big announcement on 92.9 the fan FM was about this morning. He did a show there. Seems to have some media experience, which is more than Tebows.
Truth..we can’t expect the same from Greene and Tebow…but Tebow will get better or go away. I’m pulling for both of them.
BTW…I looked over the SEC channel menu for the next few days..looks like the Alabama/Auburn network, judging from the shows that will be on.
That is all they will have left after selecting FBomb to be their marque guy. Didn’t they do any research on this buffoon? Haven’t had the channel on my TV yet and probably won’t until next Thursday night.
While spending more time with his family, Gene developed expertise in photo bombing, which they plan to use whenever there’s a lull in the Finebaum show when they’re recharging the battery on Phyllis from Mulga
Great minds think alike. Didn’t see this when I replied to you above.
Verizon FIOS finally agreed to carry it today. They were about to lose some serious TX and FL business.
You literally just made my day!
It seems odd to hear Fbaum playing the company line now. He used to maul Richt, Malzahn, Jay Jacobs, Chizik, Tennessee and others on his Bama network but now he’s “all in” with 14 schools. He would have skewered Malzahn for the Nick Marshall business on his old gig but now he is forced to defend him. Politics, and show biz, makes strange bedfellows.
Good observation. You’re dead on. The guy is a total opportunist. Nothing he says should ever be taken seriously.
Hey Mac, you have xfinity?
Tebow has a pretty big following. Glad to see Greenie taking a shot.
“Tebow has a pretty big following.”
Indeed he does but only missionary style
^^^ This leaves plenty of “wide open” reply options … but I’ll refrain in case there are little ones reading over their parent’s shoulders.
Now THAT’s a tight end.
I’ll bet those coaches are “thrilled” to have to be doing this show. Good luck to David as he might need it.
This was the one show on the network that I was planning on making part of my regular viewing. I’m looking forward to it even more now that we know Greene is the one hosting it. I met him at the 2012 SECCG…. super cool and laid back guy. As others have mentioned, it will be intersting to see how that laid back personality works for him here, but he also seems to have enough strength and charisma to his personality to not get run over. I think he’ll do well.
I don’t have satellite radio, but one of my buddies who does says that Chizik’s radio show was actually really good, way more personality than anything he ever showed as a head coach. I think he may surprise some folks.
Very excited for David.
You can take Gene out of Tarpon Springs but you can’t take Tarpon Springs out…wait, whut?
They need to get Russ Tanner to do something – he is awfully funny when he checks in with the 960 morning show guys.
I’m sorry but I have tried to watch Finebum but god is he terrible. First he has a face for radio but his whole gig was the crazy callers. This show on a national broadcast will set the South back worst than Reconstruction.
“Give them credit, but I think everybody can see that Georgia’s going to be a force to be reckoned with. I’m very proud of this team and this university, and we’re not going anywhere.’ — Kirby Smart, AJ-C, 1/9/18
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