Coaching Poll

By Posted on: October 15th, 2012 in Uncategorized 18 Comments »

Since it is an election year, polls are a daily happening. From the rabid speculation about the 2013 AU head coach it seems time for our own. The list is names I have heard from various folks. If you don’t like any of the choices write in another one. If you have another in mind, put it in the comments.

Who should be coaching the Tigers in 2013

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  1. autgr4life says:

    I think it is time we bring in a coach that has some good college head coaching experience, that has shown he can go to a school and build a top 25 program. One with SEC experience, I think we need another defensive minded coach as that will always be what drives the top programs in the conference to win SEC championships as well as national championships. I think it is time we go after Charlie Strong. He has done a very good job at Louisville as they are currently ranked number 16 in both polls as well as the first BCS of the year.

  2. audude audude says:

    Dana Holgorson, really? Chris Peterson, really? Jon Gruden, with no college experience, really? We as fans, as well as the team, have gone off the deep end. At least the team is trying to keep themselves focused on getting better.

    Is this what we (as fans) think will help?

    I think not.

    • sparkey sparkey says:

      The number one answer was write in was it not? What do you suggest? Keep Chizik and hope we get better? Really?

    • MyAuburn myauburn says:

      I have heard all the names mentioned. I really doesn’t mean that any of them are my choice. That’s why I wanted write in votes to be posted in the comments section after voting.

    • MyAuburn myauburn says:

      Actually out of the list I like Peterson. He routinely takes second tier players and competes with almost everyone. Think what he could do with top tier recruits.

      • AUdacious_Dude says:

        From what I hear, when Patterson interviewed at AU in 2008, he was unimpressed with JJ and the other powers that be. I think it was bad enough that he ended the interview early.

        Same thing with Muschamp. When Muschamp was asked if he was considering the AU job, he looked at the camera, smirked and said “not interested.”

        JJ has a way of making enemies.

  3. sparkey sparkey says:

    Paul Rhodes, Gus Malzahn, Holgerson for the record is NOT a bad choice there are plenty of names out there. Throw the bank and the kitchen sink at Bill Cowher for that matter. Go after all of the huge names. We should accept no less. Yes, many of them will say no, that is completely expected. Yet, how do we get a big time name if we never ask them. Gary Patterson would have been at Auburn had it not been for Tim Jackson and Jay Jacobs. Those two guys must get going yesterday.

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      We have to be very careful doing this, If we go after a big name we have to land him. If we go on the hat-in-hand-tour we will be more of a laughingstock than we already will be, after getting our head handed to us by Alabama. Go after the wrong guy and get turned down and reputable coaches won’t want to look like a second choice and we will end up having to take a chance on a a co-ordinator or another un-proen commodity.

  4. freddy007 freddy007 says:

    Pete Carroll is my first choice, Kirby Smart is my second choice.

    • AUdacious_Dude says:

      You would really take Carroll after all the cheating he did at USC? What a short memory people have. USC was basically the bammer of the west-coast under his watch.

  5. PhilTheTiger says:

    Charlie Strong should be atop of this list

  6. mikeautiger says:

    Chizik got the most votes, I hope he can turn things around. But if the powers to be make a change, I think zi like Strong. He knows the SEC, he is a great D coach, has been apart of several NCs I think both with Spurrier and Crier Myer, he knows how to provide a good O, and he has building a winner head coaching experience.

  7. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    I voted ‘write in’: Rich Rodriguez.

    I witnessed first hand how he turned WVU into a more respectable program. And it’s not like WVU is an easy place to get talent. Of course he had a thing for cheerleaders that probably needs to be cleared up, but still….it would be a solid choice. IMO, Ole Miss dropped the ball when they had a chance to snatch him up….

  8. theoldguard says:

    It don’t matter bc we ain’t gonna beat bama with any of them.

  9. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    Just an opinion – but I think we can go ahead and give up on Paul Rhodes. For him to leave Ames like Chizik – they would probably find his body in corn field with a sign around his neck.

    I think COL A is right. AU needs to change it’s philosophy and get out its check book. I say that because so far our tight wad approach has gotten us very little return for our investment.

    Get someone with a proven record – that has NFL/College ties, that can recruit, that can build a great coaching staff… and hire them. I think that will prove far more worthy in the long run than doing what we are doing.

    Heck – if we can turn the football program around, I say do it to baseball and basketball too. Let’s get AU back on the map!

    WDE

  10. CapnVegetto says:

    I can’t believe that at this point, there are actually 120 people that are dumb enough to think Chizik should stay.

    I mean, really, guys. How much worse do we have to get?

  11. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Most of these polls you can clear your cache and vote again, so who knows if it’s legit, or not. But I will fess up for voting for Chizik. Why? Economics, mostly. And I don’t want our school to have the image of making changes rashly, like certain SEC schools have done in the past 20 years. If we fire a national championship coach less than two years later, we’ll be the laughing stock of college football, and you know reputable guys will probably shy away from the job.

    …..Give the man another year. There will be no more of Tuberville’s players left, and he’ll have had five recruiting classes to build a team. If we have another losing season, and he’s still moaning about youth, then he goes, and we save some bucks.

    …..Gruden’s not your guy. He took over a well-built defensive Tampa team Tony Dungy and Monte Kiffin put together, and dumped the team’s moribund “pro style” offense that Mike Shula was running. Gruden installed the West Coast system, and won the super bowl his first season. Then the Bucs pretty much slid down the toilet. And Gruden doesn’t have any college coaching pedigree.

    ……I can’t imagine anyone’s serious about hiring Bobby Petrino. Too much scandal involved.

    …..Petersen would be kind of like Petrino, without the dirt. He’s an offensive wizard, but the question is, can he recruit the South?

    ……Holgo’s likewise a big time offensive coach, but did you see what Tuberville’s team did to him Saturday?