Malzahn + Chavis = ???

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Fill in the blank.

    I say CHAMPIONSHIPS, as in plural.

    If Les Miles does leave, please for God sake hire this man as your head coach.

    He was the mastermind behind that Arkansas offense that gave everyone fits in 2006.

    He made Tulsa into the best offense in the nation for 2 years from 2007-2008. Tulsa!!!!

    From Wiki:

    During the 2007 season Malzahn emerged as one of the premier offensive coordinators in the nation, as Tulsa ranked 1st in the nation in total yards per game, ahead of Texas Tech and Hawaiʻi, and with a more balanced attack than both teams. The Golden Hurricane also ranked 3rd in the nation in passing and led their conference in scoring. Tulsa became the first team in NCAA history to have a 5,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and three 1,000-yard receivers in a single season.

    In 2008, Tulsa was again the nation's most prolific attack, leading with nearly 7,980 total yards of offense averaging 570 yards per game. The Golden Hurricane were ranked 2nd in the nation in scoring behind Oklahoma, scoring over 47 points per game. The offense was also the nation's most balanced attack, ranking 5th in the nation in rushing and 9th in passing. The Tulsa quarterbacks finished 3rd in the nation in passing efficiency, behind only Oklahoma and Texas.

    We all know what he did with Auburn this year. By the time those kids picked up his offense, they have been virtually unstoppable.

    And no Cam Newton didn't make Malzahn a household name, Malzahn made Newton a household name.
     
  2. Fishhead

    Fishhead Founding Member

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    For no other reason that it will destroy AU, and their recruiting class, I'd be for it. But yeah, there are other really good reasons. Whatever happens, if Les goes, we need to go after an OFFENSIVE minded coach...not Bo friggin Pelini.
     
  3. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    totally agree

    I don't think Malzahn would have any problem with retaining the entire defensive staff, less headaches for him starting off at LSU.
     
  4. TUSKtimes

    TUSKtimes Riding the Wave

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    Chavis will go with Miles to the land of the north.
     
  5. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Perhaps Bhelm can confirm or totally shoot down this statement but I was told Malzahn met with Jeremy Hill recently (as in a day or so of his re-commit) and told him to "meet me at LSU". 100% speculative, I have no link, only the word of an old man that drinks a lot of coffee with other old dudes that used to coach at Destrahan and stuff like that.
     
  6. TexasTigers

    TexasTigers Are You With Me ?

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    Failed ?
     
  7. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Try harder.

    Think clearly this time.
     
  8. Tigers Paw

    Tigers Paw Founding Member

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    He is actually one of my top choices. With the skill posistion athletes that Louisiana produces, an offense like that would be awesome in BR.
     
  9. TexasTigers

    TexasTigers Are You With Me ?

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    O.K. I dont think I am TO comfortable JUST yet handing the keys to a top tier SEC program to a head coach who's last HC job was in High School in Arkansas.

    He has been pretty solid at OC I will give you that, more so with CAM. But I really would like a bit more about running an entire program.

    Yes Gus may be the next great thing, I could be 100% wrong on this, everyone had to start somewhere. But two things on him for me

    1. He will bolt for the NFL sooner than Later as you can tell his truly believes his stool is much nicer to smell than most, which would put us RIGHT back where we are today.
    2. Dont you think before everyone starts crowning him the next Woody Hayes, we see him actually take the helm of a D1 football program... Which you could argue could(might) be us. That is what makes me nervous.

    It is literally a gamble.... One that may pay off huge, or one that could end like others (See Archer, Hallman, Dinardo, etc)
     
  10. Bayou Bengal11

    Bayou Bengal11 ~Orlando Tiger Coonass~

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    Id prefer Mullen...in terms of coaching and personality. The only plus to Malzahn is the Barner melt down that would ensue.
     

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