By Phillip Marshall and several other sites that Ellis Johnson is our new DC.
Folks, I know what this man did at USC for Spurrier without Jadvon Clowney. I suspect he can do similar things at AU. I know he had issues against us in 2010… but hell, who didn’t.
Further, I know he went 0-12 as the USM head coach…
Still, I think we could use the same analogy as has been used on Gene Chizik… many of us have made it so I don’t mean this to sound critical of those who said it… some people aren’t cut out to be the head coach. It’s a fact.
Personally, considering Malzahn’s experience level… which is moderate, I think this hire was an excellent one. Why? This 61 year old has been around the block. He ain’t taking any BS off anyone. To me – this shows that Mulzahn has not only wisdom… but he has some humility and can learn from those with more experience. I know that is taking a step on a ledge… but until I see otherwise… that is what I will believe.
Further… I am hearing that Malzahn will not coach his team in the bowl game. While sad for his kids… I think it is a boon for AU. He wants to get going. I like that.
Add to the fact that only a day after getting the job… he has a DC on board…. and did it on his own…. I think that is pretty impressive. I can’t wait to see who his OC will be.