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Sunday, December 14, 2008

SEC West gets a little easier

I am still in shock over the doings at Auburn in the last few weeks.

One bad season -- and it really wasn't THAT bad at 5-7 -- and Tommy Tuberville is, essentially, fired.

Then, instead of hiring a big-name coach or someone most consider to be better than Tuberville, Auburn goes out and hires Iowa State coach Gene Chizik.

Are you kidding me?

In a bad season, Tuberville won five games. In two seasons at Iowa State, Chizik won five games.

I realize Chizik was the defensive coordinator in Auburn's unbeaten season. I know he got rave reviews as a defensive coordinator at Texas.

But he was hired to be the head coach.

On the surface, this has got to be one of the worst hires in the SEC in recent memory. Even Ed Orgeron was coming in as a successful assistant and no one knew how bad he would be as a head coach.

Unless Chizik completely shocks the world, Auburn will be in the market for a new coach in three years.


Blogger ARKtiger said...

I agree this was an interesting decision by the Aub. AD, but Aub. will still be a tough game for LSU, esp. if they find a very good O coordinator.

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