"Except the Tigers hit the jackpot by hiring a coach who won the Outback Bowl in his first season, persuaded Blinn Junior College quarterback Cam Newton to wear an Auburn jersey — and not one from Mississippi State — and guided a remarkable comeback victory at Alabama in what might be the greatest triumph in program history.
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Persuaded is an interesting choice of words.
Found it interesting that some of the players walked out on Chizik's exit speech. Didn't know that. I'm greatful we have Rhoads but I'll always think Chizik's an ***.
Arnaud said. “I’ll be pulling for him.”
Wow, Austen taking the high road. Very few would be able to do that in this situation, and I'm one of those that can't take the high road.
I hope Chizik gets embarrassingly pummeled.
Must be story ISU/Gene Chizik day. The Keeler also has a story, sorry if it's been posted. Keeler: Mixed feelings about Gene Chizik | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register
I feel the whole Chizik matter is water under the bridge. The program must move forward. I am happier with PR at 5-7, than with Chizik at 7-6, just from a respect standpoint.
Arnaud; that hard to think of word to describe that.... probably means it too, I dont think he minces word just to say them: good for him....
“There’s always going to be a few people that disagree with anybody’s hire in college or the NFL,” Chizik said.
Whatever Gene, it has nothing to do with the hire, it has everything to do with the manner in which you handled yourself and lied to ISU and fans during the process.
You made a choice to leave, fine most can live with that - no harm no foul. That's college football coaching business. But you lied about it while spinning how entrenched you are in Ames and went on about how much character you have from your daddy. Blah blah blah. You can't opperate under two different sets of morals - EAD Gene.
I do think that the strength of Auburn is in the coaches under Chizik.
My opinion on Chizik has not changed. I disliked him from his first game (to the constant bashing from some folks on here...) Even now when I see him in a Ford commercial I want to vomit. The guy has very little character, end of story. I assume that he paid Newton. But does the NCAA ever punish its money makers...at least before the checks come in? He can win the national championship but he will always be a ****** in my book.
The thing that really bugs me about Chizik is he acts like he was never at ISU. He learned a lot at ISU to get him ready for the Auburn job. His success at Auburn shows how important a good staff is and how important it is to have an outstanding QB.
Any "journalist" reporting anything else should be fired for massive willful ignorance. How could any grown adult be so naive? When I buy a newspaper or go to a website, I expect the content to at least be a little insightful and not complete fantasy land.
Any story involving Auburn this year that doesn't mention they would be just an 8-4 team without a professional quarterback is dog $hi+. The whole Chiz-ISU connection is meaningless to me, the fact that Chiz, Auburn, Cam, etc... are getting props for being cheaters is what burns me. Beat Tom Brady and the Patriots and then I'll have respect for what you're doing Chiz/Auburn/Cam.