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still think this is a bad take. Gibbs left for more money, more exposure, and a chance at a NC. Choice left for a ton more money. Coleman left for whatever reasons he left for. Your interpretation of them leaving as the proverbial “middle finger” is inconsistent with the actual data. Do you think Gibbs goes #12 overall if he doesn’t have the national exposure he got at Alabama? Probably not. How much money would #25 versus #12 be? I think Choice tripled his salary when he went to Texas. Bottom line, assistant coaches come and go. Players are going to continue to come and go.None of us were on the inside with the previous guy but Gibbs was. Gibbs leaving showed the admin that the best player on the team who was the prize recruit by the previous guy no longer believed in him. I swear it seems like so many smart later in life guys on here haven’t figured out that words mean nothing and the only thing that matters are actions. Of course, Gibbs as a 20 year old isn’t going to blast the previous guy on his way out. Neither did Marco or Choice. But their actions spoke for themsleves. They gave the previous guy the middle finger with actions. GT fans spoke loudest by turning Bobby Dodd into Sanford South which led to the iconic photo of TStan having to escort that guy off the field. Then Gibbs, Choice, and Marco all tell the admin this ain’t working. Gibbs leaving helped wake up the decision makers to make a change along with the fans statement in late November. Gibbs and every GT fan who sold tickets to UGA fans should be lauded for forcing change. That change has led to a new direction at the top with JBatt and 2 new coaches. If Gibbs, Choice, and Marco stay maybe we limp to another few wins and still stuck with that previous guy.
I don’t think Coleman nor Choice would have affected our win total had they stayed. Hell, I doubt Gibbs affects the win total if he stays.