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    Chizik lacks self confidence?

    Allow me to play amateur psychologist for a moment here. If we look at the Chizik situation from the perspective that he is insecure, some things start to make a lot of sense.

    Job hopping- Never stay in one place long enough to fail. Has he ever been in one job for more than two or three years?

    CHECK

    Hiring practices- Hire people (and friends) to positions on your staff because you want people far enough below your own station so that they will listen to you and not question your authority. Admit it- was anyone not scratching their heads after we spent a ton of money to hire this staff?

    CHECK

    Firing practices- As soon as something goes wrong, look for a fall guy to get the ax. If something goes really wrong, find several.

    CHECK

    Recruiting- Don't allow commits to take other visits. Afraid that other coaches may sell their school better than you did, Gene?

    CHECK

    Player defections- When a player leaves, immediately assassinate their character. They are a quitter. You didn't fail in keeping them as part of the team, they just quit.

    CHECK

    Make sense to anyone else?



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    Re: Chizik lacks self confidence?

    No he lacks a SPINE.



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    Re: Chizik lacks self confidence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post

    Make sense to anyone else?
    No, it's just a bunch of spin.

    Bates quit in the middle of the season. That's quitting. Chizik took another job, a better job, after the season was over. Just because everyone calls them both "quitting" doesn't make them the same. Not hardly.



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    Re: Chizik lacks self confidence?

    I dont think that is it. Coaches move around a lot, for starters. The rest has to do with him being a bad and first time head coach and not knowing what the hell he was doing.


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    Re: Chizik lacks self confidence?

    He didn't spend enough time with his life-skills advisor.



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    Re: Chizik lacks self confidence?

    Everyone would be calling Bates a quitter if he left this week. Chizik left after making promises to the program. the fans, and the team. He quit because it was hard. The writing was on the wall the instant the OSU rumor surfaced. He never bought into anything he said to recruits. Or the fans.


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    Re: Chizik lacks self confidence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    No, it's just a bunch of spin.
    Add a little more spin...and this thread could wind up in the cave...



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    Re: Chizik lacks self confidence?

    Makes some sense. But in reality, I would have taken the Auburn job too if offered. For him to have turned it down would have proven he is an even bigger idiot than I thought. Truth is, that Auburn did us a favor. Chizik was in over his head. We showed some improvement last year but regressed this year. Teams are a reflection of their coach. Perhaps the team sensed Chizik's lack of commitment and sensed that he was looking to bail out. I think we need to get a HC who has had some success and actually has some experience as a HC. These coordinators from the Florida's, Texas's, USC's, etc. seem to just not be able to get it done when they go to another school that has less talent. I don't want another Donnie Duncan. That man absolutely killed our program when we had it going and then bailed out.



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    Re: Chizik lacks self confidence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormin View Post
    Makes some sense. But in reality, I would have taken the Auburn job too if offered. For him to have turned it down would have proven he is an even bigger idiot than I thought. Truth is, that Auburn did us a favor. Chizik was in over his head. We showed some improvement last year but regressed this year. Teams are a reflection of their coach. Perhaps the team sensed Chizik's lack of commitment and sensed that he was looking to bail out. I think we need to get a HC who has had some success and actually has some experience as a HC. These coordinators from the Florida's, Texas's, USC's, etc. seem to just not be able to get it done when they go to another school that has less talent. I don't want another Donnie Duncan. That man absolutely killed our program when we had it going and then bailed out.
    Agree with your post, except one point. It is apparent that Auburn did not come looking for Gene, but Gene actively sought an exit as soon as things got tough....like halftime of the Baylor game. I think he was probably on the phone that week laying the groundwork then for all of this. That stinks for us.
    Life should be fair where we never get our feeling hurt.
    All in all though, we will get Herm Edwards as our new coach and everything will be great in 3 years.



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