I can’t figure out what I find more amusing about Gene Chizik becoming Larry Fedora’s new defensive coordinator – that he’s going to coach defense at school that ran more offensive plays than Malzahn called at Auburn (remember, that’s why Malzahn left Auburn in the first place), or that Andrea Adelson questions the hire because Chizik once had Trooper Taylor working for him.
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He’s a solid defensive coordinator, so it’s not a dumb hire by any means.
I just wonder how much less he’ll be making than Boom.
What is it with Auburn coaches running away from ACC competition? The Chiz wouldn’t step up against the genius? “You talk to any coach out there they do not want to play the Georgia Techs of the world.”
If nothing else, that ought to disqualify him from another head coaching job ever.
Just because it’s June doesn’t mean I can’t fill a few chafing dishes for you.
- I’ll go into detail later this summer about it, but perhaps this is the best thing Georgia’s secondary has going for it this season.
- Bitcoin is going to sponsor a bowl game. Will it hand out a virtual trophy?
- The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Aereo case may impact how we watch the NFL, but keep in mind what’s written in this piece could also apply to CBS and its contract with the SEC.
- Here’s the Post and Courier’s preview of the Clemson-Georgia game. And here’s the preview of the South Carolina-Georgia game.
- One reason the schools fear Jeffrey Kessler’s lawsuit: one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys used to be an associate director of enforcement for the NCAA.
- Believe it or not, ESPN preseason rankings have Georgia’s secondary as seventh best in the conference.
- Gene Chizik predicts a 10-2 season for Auburn, with losses to South Carolina and Alabama.
- Vanderbilt checks in at #74 in Paul Myerberg’s preseason roundup.
- College coaches try to figure out the best way to utilize the new rules on summer supervision. (Brian Kelly knows what to do, but if he told you, then he’d have to kill you.)
- “We’re guessing that many people would agree that college president or medical school dean is slightly more beneficial to humanity than being a football coach.” Depends whom you ask, I suspect.
- Bill Connelly looks at this year’s Clemson Tigers team and comes away impressed, particularly with that defensive line.
No turkey in this buffet.
- Harvey Updyke’s rehabilitation hasn’t exactly taken hold.
- With all the bad luck with injuries we’ve seen in Athens, I’m kind of surprised this happened with the other Bulldogs.
- Speaking of injuries, it’s hard to believe that Todd Gurley’s still got a decent shot at another 1,000-yard rushing season.
- Gene Chizik reflects. Yawn.
- If you haven’t heard, next year Georgia plays Arkansas in Little Rock.
- One reason we always seem to hear about patience and Georgia quarterbacks is because Bobo and Richt are good at developing their starters at the position.
- Tennessee refuses to release information about whether Maurice Couch or Tyler Bray committed any NCAA violations, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal law designed to protect student privacy. Wait, what?
Eh, why not.
- Gregg Doyel must be in serious need of hits: “I’m not saying Manziel has a drinking problem.”
- Anthony Dasher has a good piece on Georgia associate strength and conditioning coach Sherman Armstrong.
- Relax, gamers. EA Sports has a new deal with CLC.
- If this is true, hopefully it’ll broadcast at night, because sometimes I have insomnia.
- Dawg fans, here’s the link to the 2013 Official Media Guide.
- Scarbinsky asks a good question, rhetorically, of course, since we all know the answer.
- There will be plenty more Return of Mett stories between now and September 28th.
How ’bout this? “In a 27-year coaching career, Chizik had never left a job because of somebody else’s decision.”
That’s what happens when you’re the guy with the program that turned in the fourth-worst offensive and third-worst defensive showings in the SEC in the last six years. Maybe we should be impressed that Auburn managed to win three games last year, given that.
It’s obvious Chizik wants to coach again. That’s why he spent the time strenuously objecting to Selena Roberts’ report the other day. (By the way, “we did it right” includes spending $77,000 to have private security enforce Auburn football player curfews during last season? Ho-kay, fine.)
“It’s been a time of reflection. I’m not one to dwell on the past and look at all the ‘what-ifs’ and things of that nature, but naturally, you reflect,” Chizik said. “But I’ve also stayed busy. I’m in a place right now where I’m continuing to map out a plan.”
Careful with that kind of talk, Geno. Remember what happened with the last SEC head coach who had a plan.