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is there a list of coaches that are no longer under contract anywhere?
Id like to look and see who we may be seeing as our coordinators. I specifically want to look at the NFC south. With all the trouble we have had with the cover 2, and considering that Indi runs it.... I wonder if there are any offensive guys no longer under contract from Atlanta, Carolina, or Tampa, and see if they are in any way associated with Kubiak or Reeves.(Prefferably not any from N.O. ...they are tainted hehe)
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MIke mularky resined as the Bills coach today. Is there any chance we get him to be our D Coordinator. Since he was a capable HC he could have the drilled down to Kubiaks liking with out too much hands on involvement. He could even be the Asst. HC.
What about Al Saunders as our O Cordinator?
Kubiak is no mechanic!
Trade in the Carr and go with a Young-er model!
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Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
· The Gene Chizik File
Gene Chizik is in his first season at Texas where he will serve as assistant head coach/co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach. A 20-year veteran of coaching, Chizik came to the Longhorns from Auburn where he spent three seasons as defensive coordinator (2002-04). He was recently named the 2004 Broyles Award winner, honoring the nation's top assistant coach.
Chizik's defenses at Auburn ranked among the nation's top five in total defense and among the top 10 in scoring defense over the past two years.
Chizik led an Auburn squad that was one of the nation's premier defenses a year ago. As a team, the Tigers finished the 2004 season ranked No. 2 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls and completed a 13-0 season, defeating four AP Top 10 teams that year.
The 13 victories marked the first time in Auburn's history the Tigers reached that mark. Auburn defeated Tennessee, 38-28, in the Southeastern Conference Championship game for the Tigers' first conference crown since 1989. Auburn then went on to defeat Virginia Tech, 16-13, in the Nokia Sugar Bowl, to complete the perfect season.
Under Chizik's guidance in 2004, Auburn led the nation in scoring defense (11.3 ppg), ranked fifth in total defense (277.6 ypg), 10th in passing defense (173.5 ypg) and 12th in rushing defense (104.2 ypg). The Tigers did not allow a rushing touchdown until the eighth game of the season and surrendered only four all year. Additionally, Auburn allowed just one player to rush for more than 100 yards in a game all season.
Chizik helped guide a number of Tigers to individual awards in 2004. Also responsible for Auburn's secondary, Chizik tutored All-America cornerback Carlos Rogers, who was named the 2004 Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back. Rogers was also a 2004 consensus All-American and a finalist for the Nagurski Award, given to the nation's top defensive player.
Besides Rogers, safety Junior Rosegreen earned consensus All-America honors, and defensive ends Quentin Groves and Stanley McClover both were named freshman All-Americans.
In 2003, Chizik led an Auburn defense that ranked fifth in the nation in total defense (281.6 ypg), seventh in rushing defense (92.6 ypg) and ninth in scoring defense (16.3 ppg).
The 2003 Tiger defense featured LBs Karlos Dansby and Dontarrious Thomas. Dansby was the first pick of the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft, selected 33rd overall by the Arizona Cardinals, while Thomas was chosen by the Minnesota Vikings with the 48th overall selection.
Dansby led Auburn with 84 tackles in 2003, including 14 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He also forced four fumbles and broke up six passes. In his career from 2001-03, Dansby totaled 219 tackles, 36 TFLs, 10 sacks, 15 pass deflections and eight interceptions.
A 2003 first-team All-America selection by the American Football Coaches Association, Dansby was also a two-time All-SEC choice.
Thomas finished his career with 351 tackles, including 188 assists which ranked fifth all-time in the Auburn record books. He also totaled 33 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and 14 broken up passes.
As a senior in 2003, Thomas totaled 75 tackles to tsnk second on the team. He led Auburn with 122 stops as a sophomore. Following his senior year, he was a first-team All-SEC selection and was one of eight Division I players named a National College Scholar-Athlete by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
In his first season as Auburn's defensive coordinator, Chizik led Auburn to rank 13th in the nation in scoring defense (17.8 ppg) and 26th in total defense (328.2 ypg) in 2002.
Prior to Auburn, Chizik spent four seasons as defensive coordinator at the University of Central Florida, where he turned around a unit that ranked 81st in total defense prior to his arrival to one that ranked 16th (307.4 ypg) in 2001, while also ranking 13th in scoring defense (18.5 ppg) that year.
He also served as the Golden Knights' secondary coach from 1999-2001 and inside linebackers coach in 1998. In 2001, UCF's secondary helped the defense to rank 15th in the nation in pass defense (178.0 ypg).
In 2000, Chizik's squad at Central Florida ranked 28th in the nation in total defense (323.8 ypg), 32nd in scoring defense (20.1 ppg), 23rd in passing defense (192.9) and 37th in rushing defense (130.9 ypg).
Chizik also has previous experience coaching in the state of Texas. From 1992-97, he coached at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he was defensive coordinator from 1996-97, secondary coach from 1995-97 and linebackers coach from 1992-94. During his time at SFA, his prize pupil was Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Trotter also earned first-team All-America honors as a senior with the Lumberjacks.
He began his coaching career as defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at Seminole High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., from 1986-88, before serving as a graduate assistant at Clemson University from 1988-89, where he coached outside linebackers. He then coached defensive ends at Middle Tennessee State University before joining Stephen F. Austin.
A native of Clearwater, Fla., Chizik earned his bachelor's degree in 1985 from the University of Florida, where he played one year at linebacker (1981).
Chizik and his wife, Jonna, have two daughters, identical twins Landry Grace and Kennedy Danielle, 7, and one son, Cally, 4.
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