View Poll Results: What would you have done if you were Chizik and Auburn came calling?

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  • Taken the Auburn job.

    54 52.43%
  • Stayed at ISU.

    31 30.10%
  • It depends on how good Auburn's offer was.

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    What would you do?

    If you were were Chizik and Auburn came knocking at your door and asked you to be their head coach what would you have done? Try to take off the Cyclone colored glasses before you answer.

    [edit] Yes, there are a lot of threads, but none w/ a poll. Vote here, vent there.


    Last edited by Kyle; 12-13-2008 at 01:08 PM.
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    Re: What would you do?

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...read-post.html

    I'd try and use one of these because a lot of people have said their opinions in those threads. I'm a man of my word, I'd be here.



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    Re: What would you do?

    Go to Auburn. That is a no brainer. But I'm a Clone fan, hope the door doesn't hit him on the way out.



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    Re: What would you do?

    I would start 20 threads about it per hour. Sure there are already plenty of threads, but my thought deserves its own thread so everyone will make sure to see it, dammit!



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    Re: What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...read-post.html

    I'd try and use one of these because a lot of people have said their opinions in those threads. I'm a man of my word, I'd be here.
    There is not a poll in any of the other threads to the best of my knowledge.


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    Re: What would you do?

    I wouldn't take the job. With Saban at Alabama, you are screwed. No matter how well you do, that guy is going to do better. It's like Ricky Bobby, that guy wakes up &(^%*#@# excellence. No matter your acheivements, his will top yours. Not to mention, he has quite a head start.

    Secondly, he made a commitment to ISU. We gave him his first head coaching opportunity. I expected him to leave, but I at least expected him to right the ship first. He didn't.


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    Re: What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    I wouldn't take the job. With Saban at Alabama, you are screwed. No matter how well you do, that guy is going to do better. It's like Ricky Bobby, that guy wakes up &(^%*#@# excellence. No matter your acheivements, his will top yours. Not to mention, he has quite a head start.

    Secondly, he made a commitment to ISU. We gave him his first head coaching opportunity. I expected him to leave, but I at least expected him to right the ship first. He didn't.
    I agree. There's a reason why nobody wants the Auburn job and they are desperate enough to give it to Chizik. Gene was better off trying to win here and exploring other jobs in the future. This Auburn job is currently a death trap and if Gene is still the coach there in 4 years I'd be shocked.

    Good luck beating Saban out for recruits numbnuts. The guy looked in over his head in the Big 12 NORTH at times. Good luck.



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    Re: What would you do?

    I knew ISU was just a stepping stone for Chizik, but I thought that when he left the program would be better then it is now. I assumed that he would leave after taking us to a couple of bowl games, not 5 wins in 2 seasons.



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    Re: What would you do?

    if i had no conscience and knew I could set myself up for retirement in 4 years if I stunk, then if the money was right I would go to auburn.



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    Re: What would you do?

    When the going gets tough, I have found it is best to quit.



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    Re: What would you do?

    Now, I stay. In 2 to 4 more years after I've had some success at ISU, maybe Auburn.



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    Re: What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prone2Clone View Post
    Now, I stay. In 2 to 4 more years after I've had some success at ISU, maybe Auburn.
    Obviously the Auburn job most likely won't be open in 2 to 4 years.



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    Re: What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    I agree. There's a reason why nobody wants the Auburn job and they are desperate enough to give it to Chizik.
    The biggest problem with the Auburn job is that the AD is only marginally in charge. They have a booster with questionable ethics who also sits on the Board of Trustees who meddles and micromanages the athletic department even down to the coaching staffs:

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    Re: What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    Obviously the Auburn job most likely won't be open in 2 to 4 years.
    Actually, I would not be surprised if it is.


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    Re: What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    questionable ethics
    Questionable ethics at a southern football school? No way.



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