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Posted on: December 16, 2008 4:32 pm

I dont know if race played a factor in Auburn's hiring of Gene Chizik and i'm not calling it a good decision, but it's crazy how people are blowing the out of proportion. It's not a matter of race, but a matter of who's qualified and who's not. I'm sure eventually there will be more black coaches in NCAAFB but Turner Gill coached at BUFFALO and this is his FIRST winning season as a head coach (They were 7-5 in the MAC). Did it occur to anybody that maybe he isn't ready to coach in the SEC? I don't think it's a good idea to hire somebody with a 10 game losing streak but he at least has experience with texas and Auburn. Maybe we don't agree with the decision, but we can't call it completely illogical and just say "those racist bastards down in the south"

If Auburn interviewed him and saw him as less qualified, can you blame them? Should they higher a black coach even if it doesn't help there chances of winning? Is it racism that NBA teams have a ton more black players then white players because they want to win more? NO. Is it racism that many african americans vote for Obama because he's black. I think it is.... so we cant have a double standard even if race was a factor.


Since: Jun 29, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2009 3:56 pm


can't say I don't agree with you here. you play to win the game and to do that in the SEC you want to have players and coaches that will be able to perform at the highest level. sure, racism still exists... but I know Auburn would have hired Gill if he gave them the best chance of winning and winning early. people don't seem to want to acknowledge that.

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2008 2:07 pm


I would like to believe that someone gets a job in these United States based upon abilities and how they can help a company prosper.  I am not that stupid; however  in this case I feel that Auburn went with the more experienced and more "known" coach.  Coach C has some history in the South and Coach Gill may not be remembered from his days at Nebraska.

Ipersonally would like to see the best coach get the best "fit" with a team and I do not care if they are PURPLE!

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