"Make no mistake, I was humbled by Auburn's decision. And I knew this had to be a God appointment because this whole thing just didn't make sense otherwise. I knew God had to be behind opening this door," Chizik said in the book.
Chizik also expressed dismay at a statement Pollard released once news broke of Chizik's departure questioning the timing of his decision and how the process played out.
"Jamie is a quality athletic director, and I respect him for what he has done at Iowa State. But I wish he had handled my departure differently. It could have, and should have, gone so much better for all involved," Chizik wrote.