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Nix not headed to Auburn

Susan Miller Degnan called me moments ago to tell me that she spoke with Auburn beat writer Charles Goldberg of the Birmingham News. Goldberg says the Tigers have hired Gus Malzahn -- Tulsa's co-offensive coordinator the past two years -- to be Auburn's new offensive coordinator. That obviously eliminates UM's Patrick Nix from the job.

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Maybe he's going to Tulsa then?

Ah, a guy can dream...

That's too bad!

After last nights performance Nix couldn't get a job as a cadaver at a medical school.

It doesn't matter, we can't keep Nix. The little bit of the fanbase that still believes in Shannon would surround the Hecht with torches and pitchforks if we keep Nix.

I have had season tickets for 13 years. If Nix is back next year, that streak will end. I will not throw my money away to watch that moron.

Shannon is going to take some time off to evaluate everyone while any offensive coordinator worth a spit has already been or is being hired away by more competent coaches.

Get ready for another year of the John Deere offense, Canes fans.

I agree with Jim. Email Kirby and let him know. I already did. I am not wasting my weekends and money next year going all over the country to watch that joke of an OC ruin this program.

This is worse than Coker.

I agree with Jim. Email Kirby and let him know. I already did. I am not wasting my weekends and money next year going all over the country to watch that joke of an OC ruin this program.

This is worse than Coker.

No big deal. Nix is still gone. This just means he won't be heading to Auburn(and Malzahn is off the board).

Gus Malzahn was definitely someone worth looking and he is going to Auburn. Nix' experience before coming to UM is suspect as best. He only called plays one year at GT prior to coming to Shannon staff.

The ONE (1) most effective statement RS came up with for supporting his Nix hire was that when he coached vs GT as DC, Nix the OC adjusted to what he did, and beat UM. There you have it, why one could keep a questionable hire.

But, then you must give RS credit, he said that he would "evaluate" coaching before he goes out recruiting. Translation: He may not want to be in a situation where he can't tell the recruits who they will play for.

We need a very strong recruiting class this year. And no crap Auburn didn't hire Nix, after last night I'm not sure who'd hire him.

miamiboisince85:

With all due respect to you as a fellow UM fan, I don't understand your point about Shannon not showing passion.

You're saying he looks like a stoned corpse out there on the sideline because he grew up in Liberty City?

What does one thing have to do with another?

Posted by: NJcane | December 28, 2008 at 02:39 PM


The point is if U didn't get it, is that growing up in liberty city forced shannon to grow up emotionless. I wouldn't expect any one who hasn't been through proverty to understand. Every one who grows up in "the hood" is not like that, but most people who grow up in the "hood" have a very tough outside demeanor. When things are going good he doesn't get to happy. When things are going bad he doesnt get to angry. Randy being emotionless does not hurt the team. No experience hurt the team this year, Run defense hurt the team this year, bad exucution hurt the team this year, poor clock managemeant hurt the team this year.

have had season tickets for 13 years. If Nix is back next year, that streak will end. I will not throw my money away to watch that moron.

Posted by: Jim | December 28, 2008 at 02:06 PM

then U my friend was never a real fan. fair weather fans make me sick...
Go canes

Has any one on this blog EVER seen a football team play so many TRUE freshmen. Look what Norte Dame did 2 years ago with just maybe two or three fresmen getting alot of play time, they went 3-7. Man all im saying is if You told me that we would be starting 2 freshmen qb's 3 to 4 freshmen receviers a freshmen corner, a freshmen linebacker, and a couple freshmen Dt's, I Would of told U that we werent making a bowl game. The team is improving. One point steve walsh made last night was earlier in the season Layron Byrd was just standing waiting for the ball to come to him, which caused a JH interception. Did U see the game last night. Bryd wasn't waiting for the ball any more, he was going to go get it. thats coaching. Sean spence was too small to be playing linebacker this year but they put him in and he exceled, thats coaching. O yeah and sean spence was the best linebacker in the country the year he came out, forget about what rival said about arthur brown. And another thing what about the half time adjustments this staff has made for the most part of the year. FSU game is a prime example. Man every body chill out. If Randy continues to make poor desicons on the sidelines then the university well act accordingly but until then lets sit down and enjoy wacthing the dolphins beat up on the jets........

I love the "yer not a real fan" comments. When someone is busy drinking the Koolade, they forget that fans that buy tickets have a right to walk if the product they seek to buy genuinely sucks.

"Here, buy my Mercedes".

"It's not a mercedes, it just has Mercedes spray painted on it!"

"So are ya goin' to buy the car or not? I have lots of customers lining up to buy it you know!!"

You guys are a good read for delusional behavior studies.

Stalker..

Then don't show up then. The Damn stadium is half empty any way. i dont care what anyone says fair weather fans are not fans at all.

Here's another analogy for U.

Ur Mom has been getting U everything U ever wanted ur whole life. She hits hard times and know she can't afford all of the stuff U wont any more.

And instead of appreciating all the years that she did buy U what U wanted, U Go and throw a temper tantrum and start screaming wildly for her to get U what U want.

Ungrateful phucks
Go canes

Jacory lost this game... This game should prove to you Marve haters that he is nedded at the U!!!

I'm with you miamiboi, good "mom" analogy.

Stalker,

If you bought season tickets back in '95. I commend you. Those were tough years, and you hung in. Good man.

You're certainly entitled to spend your money the way you want. I don't like Nix either, but I'm still in for 4 or so games next year when the Cane Club order form comes (not bad for a family guy 1000 miles away).

This isn't Pro ball. UM needs to sell tickets, receive donations, etc. for $$.

Dumping your tix may be the wrong way to get your point across.

Jacory didn't lose the game idiot, if the line would've blocked we would probably have seen a different outcome.

The only problem is........Marve quit !!!!!

Congrats to the Phins...

Still, the Hurricanes had every chance to win this game. If Harris doesn't fumble on that series, who knows what happens.

FROM SHANDEL OF THE SS

On the final drive, Harris had every chance to get out of bounds on a scramble but didn't. Big mistake.

FROM SHANDEL

NIX called a draw on 3rd 6 to JJ


Then did not want to call a time out , Randy had to rush and do it!!!!

NIX can't be an OC @ Pop Warner!

If youngblood would have block then Jacory would made the throw!!

Jacory can't see a weak side DE coming from the blind side when hes rolling the other way!


BLOCK!!!

Jacory did lose the game. He started rolling out when the pressure was coming. That late in the game you have to protect the football. No excuses!!!!

Clock management and "2 minute drive" was piss-poor in the final 2:41. Let me preface this: I know ultimately this falls on Shannon's head.

Throughout the game I was willing to concede Nix some benefit considering how poor the O-line is. I mean, yeah we rag on him for calling run plays at the most inopportune times, but watching the O-line hold as strong as cooked spaghetti made me realize the offensive woes aren't ENTIRELY his fault.

HOWEVER, that last 2:41 is in Nix's hands. We know this. Shannon is a defensive guy. He's never run offenses, he's never called offensive plays. He put that responsibility on the guy most qualified on his staff to do it: Nix. I still hold Shannon to blame for the clock mismanagement -- again, it's ultimately his team. Thinking it through though, Nix is the offensive guy and by damn, he should be running that 2 min drill. Yeah, it pisses me off that Nix is running it and he's doing such a crappy job, but who else on that coaching staff can?

Nix: you're the only guy on this staff with a modicum of offensive experience. Last night you showed just how little your experience is worth. A 12-year old who has played Madden 09 for three days could have called that better. After watching those last minutes, I'm convinced beyond any doubt that Nix should not be on the U staff next year.

My Rx for the next month:
1) Recruit the hell out of linemen
2) RS: go on sabbatical with JJ and pick his brain for every last detail about HC'ing
3) Hocutt: find the resources to hire a competent OC
4) Players: try to learn from your mistakes and pray for a competent OC

FWIW,

I remember everyone used to beat up on Butch Davis about clock and game management in his first few years.

Like it or not, Coach Shannon is the best coach for the U. He will just get better with experience.

Nobody likes to lose, but the U is on the right track. Very few "experts" gave us a chance to be in that game last night. A few breaks going our way and we would have...

GO CANES!!!

just like i said last night ive been a season ticket holder for 18 years as of right now i will not purchase these next year until they give some of these coaches the boot im not driving 500 miles to watch this idiot you call a offense cordinator plus randy is to worried about discipline instead of teaching these guys how to play football he has to keep ms president happy i hope something happens to change my mind i really love watching the kids play their buts off but i cant keep giving these idiots my money if they want spend it to help the team i will always support the canes but not with money unless changes are made

AS far as an OC can anyone say Tim"Ice" Harris. Harris ws hireed from "BTW" my almatature btw.... get it "BTW" LOL. But seriously the guy was high school coach of the year twice in six seasons and he turned Bokker T. Washington around by far he has been the best coach in Miami Dade the last 6 seasons. He was hired at Miami a week after Brandon signed as a assistant Non-coaching role to Shannon. Trust me he is no assistant non-coach he is a real coach and he's just waiting to replace Nix mark my word. Now if you want a coach thats a coach.

About last night yes Jacory should have protected the ball but that offensive line is horrible, they gave the kid no protection. Kyle Wright wasnt that bad as the offensive line made him look and neither is Marve but Kirby Freeman was just horrible. Got off track Shannon needs O lineman point blank period.

he was blindsided....

Davis in 98 was where RS is in 08. Remember what happened in 99 and 2000...

end of the half, we have 3 t/o left...down 7, and we play to go into the locker room...


1 time out left, in the middle of the 3rd quarter..


and someone should be telling these kids, to get out of bounds...


Coaching..

SHANNON SHOULD LOOK AT THE UTAH oc.
LETS SEE WHAT HE DOES AGAINST BAMA.
He should be atop of the list.

If NIX stays im no longer going to waste my time. Im no longer going to purchase season tickets for me and 3 other members of my family.

The only way Shannon saver his skin is hiring a competent OC. If no his career will go down like a snow ball.
As a HC I get the feeling than Shannon is not a likeable coach, he is like a dark shadow, a prison disciplinarian....
NOW LOOK an Dolphins Sparano: He is a TOUGH coach but at the same time one of the guys, he relates to players

I was at the game last night and you boys should have seen the look of disgust on Shannon's face during the last 3 minutes......all due to that fool Nix's piss poor playcalling and efficiency. After the Cal missed FG, we had a shot but a fade route to AJ on 1st down(incomplete) and a run inside on 2nd (surprise surprise) puts your makeshift OL and young QB in a very bad situation(fumble ends game). What did that fool think was gonna happen??? Shannon is doing good but he's gotta cut loose of that idiot Nix. 09 is canestime baby!

you guys need to figure out that this is the same thing as with butch. new talent is good, but still have old talent starting. remember when we had a good defense, but had awful corners that would get burnt. now we have old lbs that either get there and miss tackle, or just miss the hole altogether. oline needs help. they were getting pushed off the line most of the night. our drives take too darn long, and seems that the defenses don't wear down.

need marve back, staff needs to stay in place (except maybe strength coach), and rs needs to lighten up a bit. not only did marve miss playing the game, but missed the practice time. there will never (ever) be another program/hc that would suspend a player if he had a legit excuse (that a professor backed up) for breaking a team rule.

hey for all of you who want tim ice harris you have to have a college degree before you can have a coaching job.

Last thing we need is Marve back! Just imagine how good our recievers could be with JH. Marve is confused & lost in the backfield. JH played in complete control while being harassed all night! Any & every reciever including P.Hill caught passes. Marve needs a really good OC to make him a good QB.
How many sacks & scrambles would we have endured had Marve been the starter?

sad nite for all of us ,the future with nix not good....GO CANES....

ATXcane that's the best post i've seen since the game and the truth.

Also, as an avid Madden [not so much there anymore] and NCAA gamer, I would rather have killed myself than have done that, you totally lost the game as soon as the clock ticked

wow, people actually blaming JH for losing the game??? if it weren't for him settling down and committing to his passes, making plays with his receivers, throwing it as catchable as he can, the game wouldn't even be that close, ya'll should thank him for executing plays with his receivers and progressing as the game went

and i dunno why you guys kept pushing for shannon to get fired, ya'll ever think if it weren't for him bringing in all this freshmen on the team, we would even have 7 recorded wins this season, if the cokers seniors were to play this entire year, we'd be worst from that 5-7 season we had last year, give him another year to progress as HC, after all, it will only be his third year all time as a HC, all HC deserves to have atleast 4 years, before you start firing them!

wow, people actually blaming JH for losing the game??? if it weren't for him settling down and committing to his passes, making plays with his receivers, throwing it as catchable as he can, the game wouldn't even be that close, ya'll should thank him for executing plays with his receivers and progressing as the game went

and i dunno why you guys kept pushing for shannon to get fired, ya'll ever think if it weren't for him bringing in all this freshmen on the team, we would even have 7 recorded wins this season, if the cokers seniors were to play this entire year, we'd be worst from that 5-7 season we had last year, give him another year to progress as HC, after all, it will only be his third year all time as a HC, all HC deserves to have atleast 4 years, before you start firing them!

this is the worst part of the year - the time where everyone sits back & complains aboUt this and that - isn't it great!!

a few observations for you:
1) jacory didn't "lose" the game for Us - it's a team game
2) oUr "o" line played well and like any line had a few moments that were well not good
3) b harris has problems covering anyone
4) coach shannon had a good gameplan
5) we dearly missed robert marve - i've been a marve sUpporter ALL year long, BUT he let Us all down this last week
6) recrUiting is going great for those of U that dont know
7) the CANES finished 7-6 AND made a bowl game with a bUnch of 18 - 19 year old KIDS
8) we made enoUgh mistakes the whole year to potentially have been 10 - 2 & won the acc BUT that's what kids do rite - MAKE mistakes; do U forgive yoUrs when they screw Up or do yoU get on the compUter and b****h aboUt how bad they are
9) this program is headed back to prominence - the coaches, staff, players (those that trUlly want to be here), REAL fans know this and are bleeding ORANGE and GREEN
10) OK WELL YES NIX STILL SUX - can't pUt a positive spin on that sorry

be sUpportive of oUr CANES ALWAYS

as always GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are the guys fulminating over Nix the same ones who hated that "horrible" off. coord. Larry Coker when he was helping with 9-10 win seasons, setting the table for 2001-2002? Oh, and recruiting many of "Butch's" recruits?
Like my dad used to say: "give you a front seat in heaven and a gallon of ice cream and you'd still complain." Or as Screwy Lewy (Holtz) says: "the other guys give out 85 scholarships, too."
True Canes fans---be there! Fair-weather fans---watch the first half before you give up and
go out to the mall.
Go Canes!!!

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