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    What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    Baylor Bears football coach Art Briles forges his own path after family tragedy - ESPN

    Good article on Brile"s life. It was also noted, that maybe some do not know, Briles interviewed for the head coaching job in Ames. What if we currently had Art and never brought Chizek on board? RG3 followed him to Baylor from Houston. Hmm...

    We may not be in the conundrum we are currently in.



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    The what if game is really fun to play. You couldn't ever predict that he would accomplish here what he has at Baylor.

    Let me do you one better, what if RGIII didn't go to Baylor? Would Baylor be what they are now without him catapulting them into it? Doubtful and Baylor would be the same old Baylor.

    Art Briles is a helluva coach but I dont think he will be able to sustain a top 10 team at Baylor year after year. Baylor will turn into a good tough team though good for 7-8 wins a year



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    man do I hate that game.

    the thought of Art Briles coaching in Ames is too sweet to think about.


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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    At the time, gene was better than briles. Also, gene won a national championship two years after he left Iowa state. Had we picked briles, we could just as easily be saying what if gene chizik!

    I'm a big fan of briles though. The guy can coach, I hope he stays at Baylor or goes to the NFL.



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    This is news I'd rather not have known.



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    At the time, chiz looked like a homerun hire. Not hard to see why they went that way. In hindsight, that's 2 years of ny life ill never get back, but I don't fault pollard for the choice one bit.



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    Big fan of Briles. I think he is a solid coach. But if you are going to play the "what if" game... What if we hired Nick Saban instead of Chizik? Both he and Chizik were hired in 2007. Huh??

    That's right. National Titles in 2009, 2011, and 2012.



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    Do some of you just sit around thinking of ways torture yourselves?



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    This is a more realistic what if, but what if we got Jim Harbaugh?


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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    The what if game sucks.... no way to tell anything about anything if things happened differently... what if the earth blows up tomorrow? Who gives a ****?



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    Quote Originally Posted by 4theCYcle View Post
    What if we currently had Art and never brought Chizek on board? RG3 followed him to Baylor from Houston. Hmm...
    What if you shut the hell up?




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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    Big fan of Briles. I think he is a solid coach. But if you are going to play the "what if" game... What if we hired Nick Saban instead of Chizik? Both he and Chizik were hired in 2007. Huh??

    That's right. National Titles in 2009, 2011, and 2012.
    And then hired Phil Jackson to coach basketball!



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    Brian Kelly was all set to take the job back then. Pollard dropped the ball and let him get away.


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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    And then hired Phil Jackson to coach basketball!
    and then hired Mike Ditka instead of Chizek.



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    Re: What if: Art Briles instead of Gene Chizek???

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrr1 View Post
    Brian Kelly was all set to take the job back then. Pollard dropped the ball and let him get away.
    You realize Pollard wanted him and he was slow-playing us waiting for Michigan State to hopefully offer. You realize Pollard had to move on, right?

    What a great pool of candidates, Chiz now appears to worst of the bunch and he won a national title (regardless of how). Kelly, Briles and Harbaugh all were worth the time and attention given in the search but make no mistake, had we hired one of them, this board would have gone nuts over why we hired them. At least many would have- how can the .500 coach at Houston be any good or how can we hire a non-scholarship coach?

    Still, I would have enjoyed those discussions as much as this one



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