Later Quitter - Be sure to stop by and pick up your soulmate Bates on your way out
JP may have overreached with Chiz but I am nowhere near mad at him. How could he have seen this coming. Who in their right mind would have thought that after a 5-19 record Auburn would come hire Chizik. He had to think like everyone else that if chiz would get hired away he would have had success and advanced the program first.
Here's why i like JP:
Volleyball in the elite 8 and sweet 16 past two years
Wrestling has been rated in the top 2 in the nation the last 2 years.
He hired Sanderson
He made desperately needed renovations to Jack Trice and layed out a bold plan to bowl it in.
He is building us a basketball practice facility.
I don't know and AD in the nation that can claim to know the success their coaching hires will experience when they are hired. He hired Gene and Greg after with very promising resumes. they just haven't paid out. Hell Gene just got hired by a top tier football program so obviously they still think he's worth something.
So aside of raising season ticket sales to an all time high at higher prices, and changing the book keeping system to a legal GAAP for the athletic department and dreaming big you're mad because he has run us into debt?
I'd argue that debt needed to happen to upgrade our basketball practice facility and Jack Trice. Yea his basketball and Football hires haven't paid out, but I don't think you could argue ex-ante that they were bad hires, only ex-post. Nobody can see the future when they make those sorts of hires.
JP hired the best man for the job, he did his job, its not his fault Chizik left.
JP has done nothing but improve the facilities for both Football and Basketball/vollyball and that alone will pay dividends in these respective sports for years to come.
If you think Chizik didnt backstab JP too your sadly mistaken. This isnt the type of x-mas that JP was hoping for i can bet that. But now he's stuck with it and i will bet his next hire will not be the hotshot OC or DC somewhere. This will be a head coach and i will be surprised if its not Turner Gill!!!!
Jamie Pollard time might be coming to a end here pretty soon.
He has experience taking a program that is in shambles and turning it around. ISU is seriously in shambles.
He would enjoy being back in the big 12. He would be a ray opf hope.
I read the thread title and about lost it as I couldn't believe someone would be such a moron... I was much relieved to see that it was sarcastic. WTF did GC accomplish at ISU? Auburn can have him, they are really going out on a limb in my opinion.
I don't know if Gill would come here, but I would take him in a heartbeat.