UNC just hired Former D coordinator Gene Chizik

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The guy they fired (one of their co-DCs) was a big innovator in “positionless defense”, and headed Army’s best defense before UNC took him.
I think Chizik can recruit, and can do well at UNC.
 

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After Gene S won National Championship he wrote a book that so impressed my Canadian client he had Gene speak to our whole project team at a winter meeting. Gene was modeling blah blah blah sounds like Collins type leadership that wins. Gene was good speaker , nice guy and sucessful DC before he came to Auburn.
Having Cam Newton as your Qb is modeling blah blah that wins.
 

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How is this a great hire? they already fired him once
Different HFC - Larry Fedora.

Chizik, a former Broyles Award winner, took UNCheats defense from 120th nationally to 96th & 63rd his two years there. BTW we were 0-2 against the Holes those two years.

IIRC his family was having some sort of problems a long way from Chapel Hole, so he resigned to go get that squared away. He wasn't fired.

Chizik worked '05 (the last time the Horns won a MNC) & '06 for Mack at Texas.
 
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You know way more about football than the average poster on here, but it’s pretty hilarious for any GT fan to say “Meh” about a competitor hiring a former national championship winning HC as their DC when we didn’t even fire ours for having one of the worst defenses in the country.
 

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Wasn’t he there as DC before? Maybe 2015?
Different HFC - Larry Fedora.

Chizik, a former Broyles Award winner, took UNCheats defense from 120th nationally to 96th & 63rd his two years there. BTW we were 0-2 against the Holes those two years.

IIRC his family was having some sort of problems a long way from Chapel Hole, so he resigned to go get that squared away. He wasn't fired.

Chizik worked '05 (the last time the Horns won a MNC) & '06 for Mack at Texas.
 

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You know way more about football than the average poster on here, but it’s pretty hilarious for any GT fan to say “Meh” about a competitor hiring a former national championship winning HC as their DC when we didn’t even fire ours for having one of the worst defenses in the country.

Not sure what him being a part of MNC has to do with him being the DC. No one has ever uttered “Man those championship team Chizik were a part had some great defenses!!!“ Chizik has been fortunate to be a part of teams that had Top 3 drafted QBs. 2 of which may be in the top 5 of best college QBs of all time.


CGC may be on bad terms with many within the fanbase, but I’ve actually seen his defense carry a team to 10wins and look great multiple stops. Can’t say the same about Chizik.
 

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Not sure what him being a part of MNC has to do with him being the DC. No one has ever uttered “Man those championship team Chizik were a part had some great defenses!!!“ Chizik has been fortunate to be a part of teams that had Top 3 drafted QBs. 2 of which may be in the top 5 of best college QBs of all time.


CGC may be on bad terms with many within the fanbase, but I’ve actually seen his defense carry a team to 10wins and look great multiple stops. Can’t say the same about Chizik.
I have no idea how this hire will work out but agree with you 100% as to who and how those championships were won.
The defense was certainly the soft spot of those teams.
 

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Auburn always with high hopes let Chizik leave for ISU after he had done credible job as Auburn DC .
At ISU he took his Collins like play of why he will be a great head coach. Its all in his book describing his sucess at changing the culture at ISU which had a very average record but had been to bowls 4 of last 5 iirc years.
While at ISU for 2 years, they won 5 games. Iirc Auburn was not doing well so they brought him back w big $ for him and staff ( name brand OC and DC. )

It sure looks like UNC and Mack Brown are doing the same thing.
 

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Not sure what him being a part of MNC has to do with him being the DC. No one has ever uttered “Man those championship team Chizik were a part had some great defenses!!!“ Chizik has been fortunate to be a part of teams that had Top 3 drafted QBs. 2 of which may be in the top 5 of best college QBs of all time.


CGC may be on bad terms with many within the fanbase, but I’ve actually seen his defense carry a team to 10wins and look great multiple stops. Can’t say the same about Chizik.
As a matter of fact, I know several Auburn grads they were ready to fire Ted after they won their national title with Cam. Seeing as Chizik was a defensive minded head coach, he was partly responsible for that poor performance. They were not happy with their defense that year.
 

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Not sure what him being a part of MNC has to do with him being the DC. No one has ever uttered “Man those championship team Chizik were a part had some great defenses!!!“ Chizik has been fortunate to be a part of teams that had Top 3 drafted QBs. 2 of which may be in the top 5 of best college QBs of all time.


CGC may be on bad terms with many within the fanbase, but I’ve actually seen his defense carry a team to 10wins and look great multiple stops. Can’t say the same about Chizik.
So, Chizik gets no credit for winning the MNC as a head coach of that team? Interesting.

And you’re basically glossing over the fact that Thacker has been retained as our DC, when you start talking about Collins past results as a DC. Who’s in charge? There’s been no announcement.

Y’all are hilarious if you would choose Thacker over Chizik.
 
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