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Carl Spackler

Shula promoted to OC

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Has anyone heard what Cam's reaction is to this?

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Has anyone heard what Cam's reaction is to this?

what do you expect him to say? no way anyone on the team says anything negative about it. he's a likable guy.

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Yes, he was.

His record in 4 years at Alabama was 26-23.

His record in 4 tries against Auburn 0-4.

As head coach at Alabama, your mission is clear- beat Auburn. He did not succeed.

That Alabama - Auburn rivalry makes me want to blow the state of Alabama off the map. Never seen such stupidity so rampant in a state in my life. And for the record I despise the Duke/UNC obsessions too.

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what do you expect him to say? no way anyone on the team says anything negative about it. he's a likable guy.

Well, Id like him to say "I love this hire and he's the man for this job". I don't expect him to bash the guy but I would like to get an idea of Cam's true feeling on the situation. If he made a statement, we could get a feeling of what he is thinking.

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Well, Id like him to say "I love this hire and he's the man for this job". I don't expect him to bash the guy but I would like to get an idea of Cam's true feeling on the situation. If he made a statement, we could get a feeling of what he is thinking.

he and shula have a great relationship. of course he's going to like that his guy got the job.

i just don't see how that qualifies him

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the reality is that we had an OC leave the team and get replaced by some guy that was so bad at the job he hasn't had another for 12 years.

and we did it for stability's sake. not because he was good, but because we wanted to maintain the status quo.

that's the reality of the situation.

everyone's best defense of him is that we don't know that he's still as bad as he was over a decade ago. wow. talk about low standards, but apparently that's what being a good fan is.

That's not reality, that's speculation.

The reality is that we've gone with an unproven guy instead of one of three dubious retreads, none of which have had a winning season as an OC in the last five years. So all four of them have that in common. What Shula has over them is an established relationship with our franchise QB and the confidence of the current staff. You may not like it, but you're not exactly making a great case for doing anything to the contrary.

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Cam is not on the Huddle so I think internally its a well recieved move.

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he and shula have a great relationship. of course he's going to like that his guy got the job.

i just don't see how that qualifies him

Doesnt qualify the guy. Would just like to hear his thoughts.

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the reality is that when he's had the job...he sucked. he was horrible. he hasn't held that position again.

that's not speculation.

speculation is that he won't be as bad as he was. speculation is that him having a good relationship with cam means that he will be a good OC. speculation is that since the players like him he will be good.

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I know shula's history and I dont believe he is the guy for the job and dont put much faith in speculation.

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i just don't see how that qualifies him

I guess you could say he was the QB coach of a guy that was supposed to be a 2-3 year project and developed him into becoming the best rookie QB in the history of the game and the best first two seasons in NFL history.

That would qualify a lot of QB coaches to get a chance at OC.

Que the "derp... Chud did that not Shula... derp" as if anyone on here knows what goes on in the film room or on the practice field.

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the reality is that when he's had the job...he sucked. he was horrible. he hasn't held that position again.

that's not speculation.

speculation is that he won't be as bad as he was. speculation is that him having a good relationship with cam means that he will be a good OC. speculation is that since the players like him he will be good.

That is fact, but it was also 12 years ago, and not what I was referring to.

You are speculating that they hired him to keep the status-quo, and because he's likeable, etc. because that's all the shitty sportswriters and other armchair GMs on this board can come up with as we descend into total meltdown.

Did it never occurred to you that he might actually be the best option out of a group of guys that don't have a winning season between them in the last five years?

I know it's not the best scenario, but it's not like we passed over one of the Harbaugh's or something to promote him!

I think having Shula for Cam and the passing game, and Skipper for the running game has the potential to be a really fun combination. I don't know for sure, but nothing's guaranteed.

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