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Gus Bus

Postby dwp007 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:54 pm

I am somewhat indifferent about Gus Malzahn and in living out of state, don't carry any of the emotional baggage left over from his short stay as HDN's offensive coordinator. No idea on what happened with Nutt or who made and perhaps broke some promises, but Malzahn has proven to be winner on the field from his high school days to present. Evidently, he thinks very highly of the state of Arkansas.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby squealer » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:54 pm

Even if Gus beats Bama but doesn't win it all, how many years does that buy him there?

Gus will be walking away from a top recruiting class and he knows what awaits him here. Gus is the top choice.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby bakedhog19741 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 pm

squealer wrote:Even if Gus beats Bama but doesn't win it all, how many years does that buy him there?

Gus will be walking away from a top recruiting class and he knows what awaits him here. Gus is the top choice.

I posted this on another thread, but Gus may want out. He maybe worried about the FBI investigation. He may be aware of possible sanctions coming down and is jumping ship before it sinks. Just my opinion, but it would explain a guy who many of us are hearing is leaving AUB regardless of how the season plays out.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby dwp007 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:09 pm

As a belated footnote, I read a story yesterday saying Auburn's Plan B may be Bobby Petrino, in the event Malzahn should leave for Arkansas. Auburn made a run at Petrino once upon a time and with the athletic director at Louisville no longer in office, that's an interesting possibility. On the flip side, should the Gus bus actually arrive in Fayetteville, Gerry Bohanon may be more receptive to an offensive philosophy better suited for his skill set.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby RBBrittain » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:41 pm

I'd rather forgive Petrino for putting his girlfriend on the payroll than Malzahn for stabbing Houston Nutt in the back.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby TNarch » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:37 pm

I'd rather forgive Petrino for putting his girlfriend on the payroll than Malzahn for stabbing Houston Nutt in the back.
That's the way I see it. I can't stand the thought Gus coming back...so sick of the Gus crap. On the other hand, Petrino did prove that he could win at Arkansas and be competitive in the SEC.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby Army Hog » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:59 am

TNarch wrote:
I'd rather forgive Petrino for putting his girlfriend on the payroll than Malzahn for stabbing Houston Nutt in the back.
That's the way I see it. I can't stand the thought Gus coming back...so sick of the Gus crap. On the other hand, Petrino did prove that he could win at Arkansas and be competitive in the SEC.
I don't like Bike guy at all. Don't trust Gus either. He's a horses tail! Gus is probably going to stick it too us anyway and turn them down.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby dwp007 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:17 am

Given the timing, if the buzz that Malzahn will have a say in the hiring of the next AD is true, then he may be the guy.

I like Gus. He knows Arkansas and would be a huge improvement over the past 5 years, in my opinion.

Yet personally and for different reasons, I also like Mike Leach, Charlie Strong or the guy at Memphis.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby bakedhog19741 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:30 am

dwp007 wrote:Given the timing, if the buzz that Malzahn will have a say in the hiring of the next AD is true, then he may be the guy.

I like Gus. He knows Arkansas and would be a huge improvement over the past 5 years, in my opinion.

Yet personally and for different reasons, I also like Mike Leach, Charlie Strong or the guy at Memphis.

I think a lot of people fail to realize, Gus is having issues at AUB. He had a terrible two year stretch with 4 & 5* athletes. He won’t get that here. I don’t think he is one of the coaches that can make up for the gap in talent by scheme (I actually think Petrino is better at that than him).

Charlie Strong couldn’t get it don’t in Texass with 4 & 5* talent in the Little 12. I see no reason in believing he can do it here with “less talent.”

Leach is EXTREMELY OVERRATED. Many on here claimed 8-4 is mediocre. His career stats show a 7-5 guy (and that counts an 11-2 year). Bret was a career 9-3 guy prior to coming here. No way Leach will be ready for the SEC.

As for Mike Norvell, I’m not sure two years as a HC will be good enough, but if those four are my choices, I’d risk it to find out. However, the rumor mill is Norvell has already accepted another job, which will be announced after their Championship Game. If Memphis wins they’ll play in a New Year’s Six Bowl, that he may not coach in.

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Re: Gus Bus

Postby DawgTownHog » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:21 am

bakedhog19741 wrote:
dwp007 wrote:Given the timing, if the buzz that Malzahn will have a say in the hiring of the next AD is true, then he may be the guy.

I like Gus. He knows Arkansas and would be a huge improvement over the past 5 years, in my opinion.

Yet personally and for different reasons, I also like Mike Leach, Charlie Strong or the guy at Memphis.

I think a lot of people fail to realize, Gus is having issues at AUB. He had a terrible two year stretch with 4 & 5* athletes. He won’t get that here. I don’t think he is one of the coaches that can make up for the gap in talent by scheme (I actually think Petrino is better at that than him).

Charlie Strong couldn’t get it don’t in Texass with 4 & 5* talent in the Little 12. I see no reason in believing he can do it here with “less talent.”

Leach is EXTREMELY OVERRATED. Many on here claimed 8-4 is mediocre. His career stats show a 7-5 guy (and that counts an 11-2 year). Bret was a career 9-3 guy prior to coming here. No way Leach will be ready for the SEC.

As for Mike Norvell, I’m not sure two years as a HC will be good enough, but if those four are my choices, I’d risk it to find out. However, the rumor mill is Norvell has already accepted another job, which will be announced after their Championship Game. If Memphis wins they’ll play in a New Year’s Six Bowl, that he may not coach in.

Just curious...you wouldn't want Norvell because he only has 2yrs as a HC...right? Soooo...a 34yr old with one year as a HC would be out of the question, huh?


Frank Broyles was 34yrs old and had one year as a HC before being hired at Arkansas and he won a National Championship 6yrs later. Geeze...

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