Black

Fayetteville, AR

#21 Nov 13, 2012
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
Just for the record, I heard all the same chatter from Tulsa's fanbase when Gus coached there ... for one year. During that year, the fans were even talking up a case for joining the SEC. hahaha
Then,..... Gus went to Auburn.
Actually, what shut Tulsa up is Willy Robinson's porous defense shutting the Gus Bus's offense down. That became a regular occurrence for Gus, even after he moved on to Auburn.

Cathouse Mouse

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#22 Nov 13, 2012
I think you'd agree that the talent level at Auburn was better suited for Gus Malzahn's offensive schemes than was that at Tulsa.

The same situation arose when he was a high school coach. Although he had already won 3 State Titles in 4 years, he was lured to a crosstown school who had better talent and bigger bucks.

The same holds true today. There are other schools with better suited talent and bigger checkbooks that have eyes committed to watching Gus Malzahn's every move.

I also think you'll agree that Gus Malzahn is much more committed to winning an NCAA National Championsip as a head coach than he's interested in coaching ASU to the top ten.

I can't imagine why the ASU fans haven't by now realized that winning is their biggest threat to losing their head coach.

That must be an awful place to be in mentally, wouldn't you agree?
guest

United States

#23 Nov 13, 2012
It's very difficult for schools like ASU to keep a good coach because of the larger schools constantly "harvesting" them. I hate it but that's just a fact of life for them.
guest

Conway, AR

#24 Nov 13, 2012
guest wrote:
It's very difficult for schools like ASU to keep a good coach because of the larger schools constantly "harvesting" them. I hate it but that's just a fact of life for them.
True. But there are exceptions. It is not clear whether he is an exception at this point. He is a little unorthodox.
guest

United States

#25 Nov 13, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
True. But there are exceptions. It is not clear whether he is an exception at this point. He is a little unorthodox.
That's right. I would really like to see Gus stay at ASU a few years, just to see how it works out. But chances are we won't get that luxury.
Guest

Plano, TX

#26 Nov 13, 2012
Gus isn't going to the Hill, he may be going to Tenn or Auburn, but he is not in the top 5 or 6 for the Hog job.
guest

United States

#27 Nov 13, 2012
Guest wrote:
Gus isn't going to the Hill, he may be going to Tenn or Auburn, but he is not in the top 5 or 6 for the Hog job.
Tennesee looking bigger. Auburn wants new blood.

Cathouse Mouse

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#28 Nov 13, 2012
Hey, there's a possible bright side to Gus going to Fayetteville. He might schedule that ASU match-up you all want so bad.

hahahahahahahahaha
Wolf

United States

#29 Nov 13, 2012
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
Hey, there's a possible bright side to Gus going to Fayetteville. He might schedule that ASU match-up you all want so bad.
hahahahahahahahaha
Why? ASU has nothing to gain playing someone ranked below them. Why should ASU stoop down and play when the powerhouses of Samford and Jacksonville State have obviously "earned" the right to play the Razorbacks.
Black

Fayetteville, AR

#30 Nov 13, 2012
Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Why? ASU has nothing to gain playing someone ranked below them. Why should ASU stoop down and play when the powerhouses of Samford and Jacksonville State have obviously "earned" the right to play the Razorbacks.
How long will the Wolves run?

Since: Jun 11

Fort Smith, AR

#31 Nov 13, 2012
While the UA will flounder for several more years, Malzahn, a proven recruiter in his home state of Arkansas will bring quality players to ASU.

You guys, ASU is on the rise!
Guest

Plano, TX

#32 Nov 13, 2012
Liberty13 wrote:
While the UA will flounder for several more years, Malzahn, a proven recruiter in his home state of Arkansas will bring quality players to ASU.
You guys, ASU is on the rise!
Yep, I've never seen a man flat on his back that didn't say things are looking up.
jordan

Jonesboro, AR

#33 Nov 13, 2012
Howl long will the wolves cry
guest

United States

#34 Nov 14, 2012
jordan wrote:
Howl long will the wolves cry
Another good topic going down the drain.

Cathouse Mouse

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#35 Nov 14, 2012
Liberty13 wrote:
While the UA will flounder for several more years, Malzahn, a proven recruiter in his home state of Arkansas will bring quality players to ASU.
You guys, ASU is on the rise!
hahaha The Razorbacks have never "floundered for years".
leave it

United States

#36 Nov 14, 2012
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
<quoted text>hahaha The Razorbacks have never "floundered for years".
When's the last time they won their conference or any significant title? Most would consider that floundering if you can never win any title with all their "talent"
guest

United States

#37 Nov 14, 2012
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
<quoted text>hahaha The Razorbacks have never "floundered for years".
I always considered not winning conference championships to be floundering. That is the overall point...to win championships.

Neither UA or ASU have been any good at that.

Cathouse Mouse

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#38 Nov 14, 2012
Then you really don't understand big league college football.

You ASU fans come from a conference that winning it all is the only route to a bowl game. Half of the SEC is always bowl eligible ... always. The Hogs are part of a small cluster that make up the conference who has brought home the NCAA Title 6 years in a row.

Some of you aren't even qualified to talk football outside the confines of Craighead County.
Black

Fayetteville, AR

#39 Nov 14, 2012
leave it wrote:
<quoted text>
When's the last time they won their conference or any significant title? Most would consider that floundering if you can never win any title with all their "talent"
Only people who don't understand the definition of the word "floundering" think that. Good try, though.
GusBus

Jonesboro, AR

#40 Nov 14, 2012
I agree with much of what's been said and think that within three years max Coach Malzahn will be coaching elsewhere, but I'm actually fine with ASU being a stepping stone for up and coming coaches! It ensures a steady stream of aggressive, offensive minded coaches that know if they win at ASU they will get a shot at the big-time. Eventually ASU will, over-time be at a level that may keep one of these coaches and provide stability for fan base, players, recruitment, and build a tradition. It takes a LOT of time and a LOT of money to do these things. From my perspective ASU is using Gus as a stepping stone as well and while I'm not a rabid ASU or UA fan, what is good for Arkansas, what is good for Northeast Arkansas where I live is good for me and mine!

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