I’ll take former assistant coaches for whom Auburn could afford the buyout for $200, Alex.

Gene ChizikThe Gene Chizik? Good ol’ 5-19 at Iowa State Gene Chizik?

Seriously, can anyone give me three good reasons why you’d fire Tuberville to hire Chizik?

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UPDATE: Will Collier can’t.

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UPDATE #2: AD Jay Jacobs seems tight-lipped about the matter.  Maybe it’s an early April Fools Day prank.

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UPDATE #3: And how about this as a sincere, ringing endorsement?  “Other than the past two dreadful season [sic], Chizik has very good credentials.” LMAO.

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UPDATE #4: No love lost at ISU.

That may be the most negative article I’ve ever seen posted at Rivals.

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14 responses to “I’ll take former assistant coaches for whom Auburn could afford the buyout for $200, Alex.

  1. What a disaster.

    Nick Saban’s wife is going to have a fun night.

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  2. Believe it or not, I heard that they are going to give him six years, 18 million. So obviously money is not the issue here. Unbelievable.

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  3. Three million a year? Jeebus.

    Maybe Chizik has pictures of Bobby Lowder in a compromising position.

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  4. 81Dog

    6 YEARS AT 18 MILLION FOR GENE CHIZIK?!??!?!?!

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  5. 81Dog

    sorry, I had to be revived after typing the above. The only way THAT contract makes any sense if it’s about a million a year for 5 years guaranteed, with a Lowder option for year 6 at 13 million.

    Personally, I doubt he’ll make it to year 4.

    Gene Chizik? Goodness. Was Lou Holtz not taking Lowder’s calls? At least Gerry Faust had a winning season at Notre Dame. Maybe they should have called Bob Davie. This is not exactly a hire calculated to send shivers down the spines of AU’s SEC opponents. Unless by shivers, they mean spasms of uncontrollable laughter.

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  6. Auburn didn’t just fire Tuberville to hire Chizik. They paid $5 million for the privilege of firing Tuberville to hire Chizik.

    I am truly gobsmacked. The only thing I can think of is that Auburn took a long, hard look at the Alabama program post-Gene Stallings, said “You know, if we can just endure a decade of being a laughingstock, then we can end up with a Nick Saban hire at the end of it,” and decided it was worth rolling the dice.

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  7. Maybe Jacobs is just buying some time until the Petrino buyout is cheaper. 😉

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  8. ““You know, if we can just endure a decade of being a laughingstock, then we can end up with a Nick Saban hire at the end of it,” and decided it was worth rolling the dice.”

    HAHA. They do have an inferiority complex, so I wouldn’t put it past them.

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  9. Looks like the contract is 5 or 6 years, at around $2 million per year.

    I wonder how much the buyout is.

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  10. S.E. Dawg

    Don’t care who they hire or how much they pay him as long as they keep their finger out of Athens…well maybe except for one DC. and then I’m not sure.

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  11. Joe

    What’s the record for most consecutive wins over AU? We could really make some hay while this clown is over there. Maybe he will hire Neil Calloway as OC?

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  12. Ben

    Clark article: “And when he made the players spend 20 minutes of the first spring practice of 2007 precisely lining up their helmets, you wondered if a real life Captain Queeg hadn’t taken over the ISU football program.”

    Isn’t Lining Objects in a Row at least a minor at Auburn? I’ve heard it goes well in conjunction with a Bachelors of Science in Putting Square Things in Square Holes and Round Things in Round Holes. In any case, as least Auburn’s getting a coach dedicated to their academic success . . . .

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  13. Hobnail_Boot

    Ben, +1

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  14. peacedog

    The Rivals article was stunning. Chizik might hire a bunch of sharp assistants which would really help. But man, he sounds kind of goofy.

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