Envy and jealousy, the Chiznit edition

Lovely opening paragraph of a take down of the former Auburn head coach who fancies himself to be quite the font of wisdom:

Gene Chizik, he of a perfectly mediocre 38-38 record as a college football head coach, tweets supposed pearls of wisdom every few days. They almost always end with the hashtag #WordsofChizdom, because you can’t get advice like, “Pay close attention to those who don’t clap when you win” just anywhere.

True dat.

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28 responses to “Envy and jealousy, the Chiznit edition

  1. New rule: any coach who’s ever received a buyout that effectively paid them for not working loses their right to complain about players getting paid.

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    • Derek

      I wish someone would at least try to address the nuance between “whether” and “how” the players get paid.

      There’s a HUGE gap between saying that the players should remain uncompensated and saying that NLI $ is a good path forward for the sport.

      I don’t care how much they get paid. I’d prefer that they be paid by the university as an equal stipend to all scholarship athletes, across all sports.

      The bidding wars that are just gurgling up to the surface in this very first post-nli recruiting cycle are going to end up badly for the game.

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      • ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

        ^^Totally agree.

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      • Whiskey Dawg

        A good coach learns to listen ignore and forget all at the same time. #WordsofChizdom

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        • Derek

          That’s actually not bad.

          Reminds me of a Bear Bryant coach when he was asked about his own popularity and whether he should care about it:

          “If I lose, my friends can’t help me. If I win, my enemies can’t hurt me.”

          In other words, focus on the 1 thing because there’s going to be a bunch of bullshit headed your way that just doesn’t matter.

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      • Chalk one up for the socialist approach, I suppose.

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        • Derek

          Pretty sure some schools would be able to pay more than others. Just a guess that the amount of the stipend would be quite the competitive market.

          If you think a guy with a 1.7 gpa who is opting out of a bowl on a 7-5 team deserves more than the women’s soccer forward with a 3.9 and who leads her team to a national championship, well lets just say that my judgment won’t be confined to lazy and ill-fitted, ideological constructs.

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          • If you think a guy with a 1.7 gpa who is opting out of a bowl on a 7-5 team deserves more than the women’s soccer forward with a 3.9 and who leads her team to a national championship…

            It’s not what Ben thinks. It’s what the market is willing to pay.

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            • Derek

              Tell the Yankees to rid themselves of the strictures of a salary cap and in turn let the Pittsburgh Pirates fold.

              I’m sure we’d all love to watch the Yankees have two teams and they could play each other 162 times because market economics demand both utter stupidity and foreseen failures.

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              • You are comparing apples and oranges. MLB is a unified monopoly with an antitrust exemption. College football… isn’t.

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                • Derek

                  And you know I am in favor of whatever is necessary to ensure sustainability because trusting market forces makes sports leagues become defunct sports leagues.

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                • In all due seriousness, you might appreciate this article.

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                • Derek

                  Thanks. Its absolutely correct. Too bad our political system is not currently in such a form where people can leave their ideologies at home and come to some practical solutions. It will have to become a real shit show before the powers that be grab those assholes by the lapels and tell them where to fucking sign.

                  I could be way off based but methinks someone with Disney is slowly putting together a super league of college football teams. Once its down to 30 or 32 who can actually play the “game” as it were, they close the doors and use the pro-like rules.

                  Drafts vs recruiting will remain a real sticking point to making that work like the nfl. Maybe they let bad teams carry more schollies or something.

                  Who knows but my money is on college ball being more like the NFL in terms of structure and in the relatively near future.

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  2. ASEF

    Generally speaking, if someone’s willing to pay you $7.5 million to hit the bricks, you probably should sit this one out. Maybe Gene and Charlie Weiss can start a consulting group and sell their wisdom on the open market. Someone’s stupid enough to pay them. They’ve proven that.

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  3. sniffer

    I hope guys like Chubb, Roquan and others tell the players eligible for the league just what it’s like. The latest Meyer saga coming out of Jax shows how different pro ball is to college.

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  4. Down Island Way

    “Pay close attention to those who don’t clap when you win”…dumbass, it means they took the points and lost…

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  5. NotMyCrossToBear

    But he’s a better coach than most because he has a natty, right? Right??

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    • Derek

      Right along with Les Miles and Ed Ogeron.

      Head coaching fucking brilliance…

      No wonder Kelly took that job:

      “If those two buffoons can win a natty at LSU…”

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  6. Anon

    I like Chiz on SEC network. He seems smart, fair, has solid analysis. I didn’t know he was gator turd until 2 weeks ago. He seems like a solid guy.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Yep. He doesn’t have an axe to grind. He just (I think) gives pretty good analysis and tells it like it is.

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    • Russ

      Damn. I like listening to Jizzick on SEC Network but didn’t know he was a Gator. I’ll have to watch my biases now.

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      • theoriginalspike

        I just learned that too! Who knew? Although his analysis is solid on TV, as I commented the other day, just like Jimbo Fischer, without Cam Newton Chiz would be down at the car wash too. FTMF he’s a Gator.

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  7. I’ve never been a fan of Cheezit, going back to his Iowa State days, the only corollary for him that I have is what an upgrade Ben Watson is to SEC Final. He really classed up the round table…I enjoyed watching it this whole season mainly because of Ben.

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  8. Faltering Memory

    Gee, before reading these comments, I though “Pay close attention to those who don’t clap when you win” was a PhD thesis at AU.

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  9. Ran A

    I wanted to strangle the guy while at Auburn. You can understand why he might have problem with paying players above the table. After-all, he was King at paying players below the table and that got Auburn a Natty. I mean he’s the guy that put the ‘S’ in Scam Newton.

    With that said, I think his analysis is usually better than most (not that this is a hard thing today) than most on all of the SEC channels (TV and Radio).

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    There’s another bama senate seat opening up. Saying dumb shit is a prerequisite for the job.

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