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Former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, who filled a lawsuit against LSU last week, spoke with Texas A&M media for the first time after practice Thursday.

Chavis was asked about his pending lawsuit with LSU, where he added very little info and also talked about being at Texas A&M.

Here's a sampling of some of Chavis' comments, per the 12thman.com:

Asked about the lawsuit with LSU:
quote:

Current situation has had no effect on coaching. My focus is on coaching football. There’s nothing I can say that will change anything. We feel comfortable with the law firm handling it.
On what appealed to Chavis about Texas A&M:
quote:

What wouldn’t be appealing (about coming to A&M). You look at what’s going on. What’s going on with facilities. This is a university that has invested. Look at stadium. That’s a place you can recruit (to). There’s a wealth of talent in Texas. Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of this program? We are building to win championships, that’s what it’s all about. And I want to be part of a championship program. There’s no question that you can win them at Texas A&M. that’s what we’re looking forward to.
On the Texas A&M fanbase:
quote:

Had some thoughts (about A&M fans) even before (I got here). A lot of good fans throughout the SEC and not going to get into a deal about comparing one group to another. But talking about classy, great people, not seen a classier group of fans than I did in Aggieland. And that’s before, well before, I came here. They made impression on the two trips I came as guy across the field. Great fans, and not able to do things here in terms of facilities if you don’t have great fans.
About the transition from LSU to A&M, and his emotions about leaving Baton Rouge:
quote:

Always hard to leave place. Love those kids at LSU. Came a time where have to make decision and do what’s best for you. Coached for 38 years and to be honest haven’t always made decisions based solely on what’s best for me. Great opportunity here I couldn’t turn down. Great situation. One where hope I can finish my career. Could get 8 or 10 good years here, if I could go that long, would be great. You get tied to kids. Love Coach Miles too, great to work for and have great relationship. Always will have a great relationship. Was tough leaving those kids. But have great group of kids here we’re learning to trust each other. They have to trust me and I have to trust them. That happens over time. Texas A&M feels like home.
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Anyone who is thinks aggieland is classy belongs in aggieland and nowhere else. Good riddance.
Reply81 months
We were in a down year anyway. He arguably did us a favor by blowing two more leads last year and cementing his fate. I think he knew he'd run his course at LSU. We aspire to better than third place in the West and weren't going to get there with him at DC.
Reply81 months
If you know anything about poker tells, it's that more often than not not, strength means weakness, especially when you know you're dealing with an actor.

Does not Chavis look scared shitless through the first minute of this video?
Reply81 months
3rd and Chavis will now come in its new Aggie flavor. Same results.
Reply81 months
I think the mojority of the LSU fans knew it was time for him to go. It was just time and the way he handled and still is handeling the situation speaks volumes as to what he is all about and that's MONEY. I don't blame him one bit for leaving it was smart on his part. He got an extra half a mill for his retirement in his first year even though he may have to pay it back or a&m will one way or another lol. You Aggies have no clue what you just got in Chavis and that's obvious. He isn't the most creative DC not close. He is a good coach and will probably improve the D stats BUT you better have someone that gets on a plane for him bc he doesn't do it very often, he will for the players he thinks he has a shot with but to actually go recruit forget it. He's very good at 1st and 2nd down but 3rd down he's terrible. Let's face the facts here, our DLine regressed while he was here and they took on his personality which is laziness. LSU has lots more talent than A&M and that's why he had great defenses here, A&M fans will be extremly disappointed in what they get out of thier new DC. Yall are basically his retirement plan lol.... He even mentioned it lol. Anyway good luck with the retiree!! It really doesn't matter what happens as long as LSU has a decent QB we will be more than ok, and I truly believe Chavis left at the very wrong time. The way he left is just wrong and he can GSTTDB
Reply81 months
Any reason why we still keep putting any information about the this dickhead? He is Tigerbait now!
Reply81 months
chavis is great until you have the lead with a minute left in the game, then he falls apart. see 11/3/2012 and 11/8/2014. aggies better score a lot of points.
Reply81 months
Sure are a bunch of angry tigers up in here...
Reply81 months
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HAD a lot of respect for him until he packed it in for the bowl game. His lack of effort and concentration trickeled down to some defensive players. (Kwon)
Reply81 months
I'm sure A & M is going to have to shut him up. He is either going to
have to pay the $400k or they are guilty of NCAA rules by having him involved
in recruiting before he was actually on their staff.

I have no problem with a coach leaving for a better offer. Just give LSU the
100% effort until the day you leave. He did a great job and was payed well for it.
Reply81 months
I only wish they would stop posting images of him in Tiger gear!
Reply81 months
Had a lot of respect for him, and all of that respect was lost by the way he handled this. Hope we continue the winning streak vs. A&M, hustle his arse into retirement and his boss into a job search.
Reply81 months
He handled his departure as bad as he possibly could. Showed no respect to the players, coaches or fans. Add in his stupid lawsuit, this a-hole doesn't deserve any respect or gratitude from the LSU fan base.
Reply81 months
How unprofessional talking to Aggies right before the kick off of LSU's bowl game. This guy has no integrity, morals and seriously lacks professionalism doing that to our program. I have a feeling he will get what is coming to him and the only reason he left was more $$$$. Go to hell chief!!
Reply81 months
Not mad either way about the lawsuits, him leaving LSU, appreciate what he did here, etc.

But the way he chose to depart was unprofessional and tarnished his reputation with Tiger fans.

LSU will be fine without him.
Reply81 months
8-10 more years?!? His D is going to get roasted without the superior talent he was privy to here. He will be canned after his second season at the bottom of the SEC.
Reply81 months
Who cares about chavis? It's over, he is gone. Go to hell
Reply81 months
"The Queef"
Reply81 months
Glad he feels like he did what was best for him. Not glad, and don't respect him, for the way he finished things out with LSU. Clearly was checked out in his last game, and that's pretty unfair to these kids that he supposedly "loves".
Reply81 months
The guy put in his time at LSU, did his part and kept this ship afloat. If he felt it was time to move on then I say good luck to him!
Reply81 months
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