Martinez Hire Good For Auburn

A lot of Georgia fans like to make cracks about Willie Martinez, but for as big of a failure of a DC as Martinez was, he was that great of a position coach.  I am sure people in Norman won’t agree with that, but the Big 12 doesn’t play defense anyway. 

Sean Jones, Thomas Davis, Greg Blue, Demario Minter, Tim Jennings, Paul Oliver, Asher Allen, Reshad Jones, Brandon Boykin.  Those are talents that Martinez either coached or recruited.  Those are some good players.

I still don’t know if bringing in Van Gorder was a smart long term hire.  If he coaches in Auburn beyond 2013 I will be surprised.  But if getting the old band back together for the reunion tour makes their defense anything close to what Georgia’s was from 2001-2004, then it won’t be long before Auburn has something to say about Arkansas, Alabama and LSU’s stranglehold on the SEC West dominance.

Pluse, when (not if) Brian Van Gorder bolts for greener pastures, Auburn has another DC candidate right there on staff…


5 Responses to “Martinez Hire Good For Auburn”

  1. 1 Comin' Down The Track February 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I agree. Ragging on WM and BVG is fun, but those guys handled their business on D when they were together at UGA.

  2. 2 marblemadness February 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Arkansas’, Alabama and LSU’s stranglehold on the SEC West? Didn’t Awwburn win the MNC last year? I’d say they’re in a fine position and have as much a claim to be the best in the west as at least Arkansas already.

  1. 1 Post #130: Wednesday Morning Hangover « sugarfalling Trackback on February 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

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