Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gene Chizik. Huh.

UPDATE: Blutarsky is right on. I'm about two more answers like that away from walking down the street and just telling people the Auburn Athletic Department is a racist institution.
Does anyone remember the Bugs Bunny skit where he meets Hansel and Gretel, and Bugs Bunny just keeps repeating the name Hansel like he absolutely can't believe or process that this kids name is Hansel?

This is what it sounds like.

That seems to be the nearly universal response to Auburn hiring Gene Chizik as their new head football coach. I'd be laughing, except for the very small percentage chance that it might work. I don't like taking chances.
ME: Turner Gill was the only one who scared me.

JOE: Gene Chizik. Who did not win a conference game this year.

ME: Are we sure this is right?

JOE: He was 2-10, dude.

ME: And not Turner Gill.
What would be even more fantastic, would be if Iowa State would hire Turner Gill to replace Chizik. But I'm not asking for that. That would be greedy.

UPDATE: Well, Kirk Herbstreit says it's an "outstanding hire."

"Auburn, congratulations. You got a great one."


Nick said...

Chuck Oliver (who is an Auburn fan) was on 680 this morning and said that there was one reason Turner Gill wasn't hired. I won't mention it, but you can guess what it was. I say that if that is the reason they didn't hire Gill then they get what they deserve.

On the other hand, I was expecting that Bobby Lowder could buy something better that this. It’s almost too good to be true.

Dan said...

Seriously, what other possible reason could there be not to hire Turner Gill over this guy. There are two. One, Turner Gill didn't want to come. Not likely. Two, the law of averages. After a ten game losing streak for Chizik and Gill's great success, Chizik is due to start winning and Gill due to start losing. Sounds like Aubie logic to me.
Did you know that the state of Alabama cancelled drivers ed and sex ed in public schools?
The mule died.

Lucid Idiocy said...

The Mule died. Only if you live there, can you truly hate them, I suppose.