Skip to comments.Auburn Football Coach Gene Chizik is out.
Posted on 11/25/2012 4:43:08 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
To the Auburn Family:
I am very grateful for the opportunity that I had during the last four seasons to serve as the head football coach at Auburn University. Im extremely disappointed with the way this season turned out and I apologize to the Auburn family and our team for what they have had to endure.
In my 27 years of coaching, I have gained an understanding of the high expectations in this profession. When expectations are not met, I understand changes must be made.
While we experienced a tremendous low in 2012, I will always be proud of the incredible highs that we achieved, including three bowl victories, an SEC championship and a national championship.
I want to thank Dr. Gogue and Jay Jacobs for the great opportunity they gave me. Im confident in their leadership ability to continue to move this football program forward.
I feel blessed to have been surrounded with so many great coaches, players and administrators that have worked relentlessly and dedicated themselves to this institution. I will miss not being able to continue to mentor these players on a daily basis. Im confident these young men will continue to excel both on and off the field. They are a great group and I wish them nothing but the best.
Ive been fortunate to spend seven years of my coaching career at Auburn, which is an incredible place to work and live. My family and I have been blessed to call Auburn home and look forward to remaining in the Auburn community.
I have said this many times, but the Auburn fans are the best in college football. They have an incredible passion and love for their school and I want to thank them for their support in good times and in bad times.
As I said four years ago when I arrived, Auburn was great way before we got here and it will remain great long after we leave. My sentiments about Auburn have not and will not change. I wish the next football coach all the best and I anticipate a smooth transition.
I encourage the Auburn family to continue to be All In and support this great university and its athletics programs.
They got skunked yesterday; ouch.
He went 3-9 and 2-10 at Iowa State.
I think several things happened. I think after the loss to LSU some finger pointed started. It was clear that neither Frazier or Mosley were up to the task the team stopped believing they could win. Finally I think the younger players succumbed to the media whispering campaign that said a NCAA investigation into Memphis football was going to pull in Auburn. Chizik nor his coaching staff could get out front of these issues and the situation snowballed into what we have today.< p>He is a good man. Perhaps in over his head. The Auburn athletic department is going to have to develop a strategy to deal with an openly hostile state sports media. I’ve been following Auburn football for 40 years. We knew the media played up Bama and dealt with it. We are operating in a completely different environment driven mostly by Danny Sheridan and Paul Finebaum. They don’t even attempt neutrality and are at best adversarial. Very unprofessional, if not out and out corrupt.
They seem to be pretty good at football.............
but not all that bright.
Ugly, indeed. I was there last night.
Thanks for the ping, Clint. I saw the stories earlier this morning (for me, it is Monday morning) but, frankly, I didn’t have the heart to print it.
This is not a surprise. I wish we could have scored something at the Iron Bowl. However, that is in the past.
I wish Gene Chizik and the coaches my best wishes. They are truly men with whom I wish to associate and can value as role models.
However, it isn’t enough to be a good person; you have to be also competent at your job. Apparently, Chizik wasn’t. I think the NC was obtained with mostly Tuberville recruits and Cam. Chizik just got lucky.
I wish Jay Jacobs had gotten the boot as well. He has brought the overall sports program down and needs to be doing something else.
Sorry, list, that I was late pinging you. I had to teach a few classes.
Which at the time, was a good record.
It is STILL great to be an Auburn Tiger!
War Eagle to you and have a blessed evening.
Thank you and blessings to you as well.
Gotta link? I had no idea. Putting up with the BS about Cam his entire season and now this? WTF!
I watched. I always hope to catch a glimpse of her when they show the band. :) One of her friends from high school played the year they won the Championship and two of her friends at the other school got to play at last years Championship and might get to play again this year. I did buy me a Tiger Eyes Championship Hoodie and a Season Record or whatever showing teams and scores from two years ago so will wear them both in good health when visiting Auburn. :) Good that you made Mrs. S watch. haha :)
The story has been circulating since September, however this version just happened to appear on Iron Bowl week. Somebody allegidly submetted a false HS transcript for an AU signee. Auburn reported the discrepancy. End of story for Auburn. Any recent NCAA activity in Auburn would be investigating football in Memphis. Several schools have been interviewed. BTW, the “source” for the Yahoo story was Alabama (state of) media.
I think it was also the LSU game that the very young coaching assistant or not sure of his title from Huntsville died right before the game. I didn’t even know until afterwards but I know the team and all the coaching staff were aware. Never heard anything else. So young, so sad.
Yes it is, War Eagle!
I believe you are correct. I had forgotten about that.
Sounds like Alabama media takes its queues from the 0bama media.
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