I'll have to agree with Dart that Chizik is not a spin machine like Coach Mac was. He's more of a says it like is, however I think he sand bags a bit and would rather under promise than over promise.
It's a nice change of pace. It will be interesting to see how he reacts once the pressure of the season, fans, record starts coming into play.
I think that Gene understands what he is dealing with, in terms of his fanbase. While it is an educated group, the midwest values are pretty apparent. He speaks in a sincere, measured way, and that is SOOOOOO refreshing.
The thing that I like the most is that he is confident in himself. He realizes that at this point it is better to be realistic, which I think will continue as long as he is here, than try to confuse people with hyperbole to cover the reality.
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