Here is another example (from the ESPN message board) of what I am talking about in regard to the stupid reactions we’ve seen from this whole mess that involves Turner Gill, Gene Chizik, Charles Barkley, Auburn University, Lane Kiffin, the University of Tennessee and more.
Lets see where to begin, Gene Chizik, he was Assistant Coach of the year in 2004 and was DC of the 13-0 Auburn team that got hosed by the BCS. Furthermore he is from the South and is familiar with the High School coaches and has recruiting inroads. As a high school coach in Florida I can tell you from personal experience he is great coach, great recruiter and an even better person. Turner Gill had a nice season at Buffalo, but did you see their schedule? What do you think Turner Gills record would of been in the Big 12 ? He would of been lucky to win 5 games. Bottomline Chizik has coached in the SEC and is more familar with the landscape, his hiring makes more sense than Gill, and anyone with a non racist brain can see that.
It is so pathetic to see the black race predictably pull out the race card every time they PERCEIVE something does not go their way. It is nothing but weak A $$ B.S. excuse making and speaks volumes.
COMMENTS: This writer does not mention that Chizik is 5-19 overall and coming into this job off a 10-game losing streak. This writer mentions that Turner Gill had “a nice season” and then proceeds to bash his schedule. This writer does not tell you that Gill improved a downtrodden Buffalo program and went from 2-10, to 5-7, to 8-5 with a Mid-American Conference championship and a win over previously undefeated Ball State in the championship game. This writer talks about Chizik’s resume as being a defensive coordinator for Auburn’s 13-0 season. The writer does not mention that Turner Gill was an assistant coach for three national championship teams at Nebraska. Gill was a position coach for two All-Americans at Nebraska (Tommie Frazier and Eric Crouch) and he coached a Heisman Trophy winner (Crouch). The writer does not tell you that Gill also has National Football League experience. The writer bashes Buffalo for the schedule it played, but the MAC has proven to be a strong conference and he was coaching a MAC team against MAC competition. So the competition argument is stupid. The writer searches for every excuse possible to justify Chizik’s hiring, but it doesn’t fly. Then the writer talks about “the black race” and “the race card” and “excuse making” at the end of a ridiculous post. People like this are why this nation may never truly come together.