Chizik: no worries, mon.

Since I know nobody reading here is going to rush out and buy Gene Chizik’s memoirs, let me just end the suspense for you right now:  he was never worried about losing Cam Newton to suspension.

“If we’d had any level of concern regarding Cameron’s eligibility, we would not have put him on the field and risked forfeiting games for playing an ineligible player,” he wrote.

Hurp… durp… wait a minute… wasn’t… oh, yeah.

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is eligible to play in the SEC title game this weekend, though the NCAA says his father broke rules by shopping his son to another school.

The NCAA released its finding in a statement Wednesday. The college sports governing body had concluded Monday that a violation of Newton’s amateur status had occurred. Auburn declared Newton ineligible Tuesday and requested his eligibility be reinstated.

I’ve given up trying to parse this.  Besides, Chizik only devotes two pages out of the entire 282-page magnum opus to the Newton story.  If he doesn’t think it’s a big deal, why should we?


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18 responses to “Chizik: no worries, mon.

  1. heyberto

    That’s funny, but I don’t even care anymore…. at least until we (probably) see this flair back up in a few years.


  2. TennesseeDawg

    Why dwell on the past when writing your memoir? Right?


  3. The Original Cynical in Athens

    Will he have to give back the money that his book makes when the fraud is finally uncovered? Sickening and disgusting. Everyone knows that they paid the kid and yet they just keep on trucking, acting as if everything was legit.

    Now you have this douche bag kid taking over at Ohio St saying that he never knew about anything that was going on.

    Then there is the entire Weiner thing.

    Do these people honestly believe that everyone in America is mentally challenged? Yes, there are a great number of people in America who get their news from the View, got up early to watch a fake prince get married and think that Kesha is a lyrical genius, but that does not mean that every single one of us is an idiot.


    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Auburn keeps getting away with it don’t they? Everybody in America doesn’t have to be mentally challenged for them to get away with it–only those in the NCAA who “investigate” alleged violations.


  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    The things people can say with a straight face.


  5. PhillyDawg

    Move on people. Nothing to see here.


  6. Normaltown Mike

    How much of the book is about the Cyclones?


  7. Dog in Fla

    “He even joked that Newton would be known as “Cameron Malzahn” if the Tigers took that plunge.”

    Al from Dadeville thinks that the immediately following sentence was deleted by Gene’s agent in the one and only earlier draft of the “The Rise of Gene”:

    “Gus even joked that Gene would be known as “Gene Malzahn.”


  8. OKDawg

    Charles Barkley tried to warn everyone in December of 2008: “You can say it’s not about race, but you can’t compare the two résumés and say [Chizik] deserved the job. Out of all the coaches they interviewed, Chizik probably had the worst résumé.” Guess they didn’t see the back of his resume and the words “pay for play.” Then they would have seen he was a far better choice.


  9. Reptillicide

    Only difference between Auburn and Ohio State is that Auburn was better about covering their tracks.


  10. heyberto

    Let’s not forget the renegotiated contract that removed provisions for penalties on him for any NCAA infractions. Interesting, considering the guy was never worried.


  11. 69Dawg

    Auburn is what is wrong with the NCAA. If you cheat enough you get really good at it. OSU was basically counting on the OSU mystic to avoid detection. Auburn on the other hand has been practicing Play for Pay for 30 years and they are really good at it. If the FBI tapes don’t end up exposing the scam Auburn will get away with the big one.


    • The Original Cynical in Athens

      It’s been a lot longer than 30 years. They were actually on probation for cheating when they went undefeated in 1957. They are actually the pioneers of cheating and were likely doing it in the early 1900’s if not earlier.


  12. Mohammar

    Now that I’ve had some time with my government under attack by the people who love me, NATO and Obama (Allah Akbar to the Republicans trying to stop the attacks – if I make it through, I won’t forget that support), I’ve been reading this photography site as I move from one tent to another. I have learned much about a lot of things, especially Auburn. According to fact-filled folklore passed around by the fans, they are a regular Petrie* dish of cheating and Bobby Petrino.

    Auburn with the help of pre-SEC officials in its 1892 inaugural season, cheated their way to a win against Georgia. In the next season, they did the same to Alabama but between those two who cares.

    Before that they stole UVA’s color scheme just like the Packers stole Georgia’s helmet logo. They stole Pat Dye and his humongous set of balls and Georgia gave Vince a great opportunity.

    In every other win against Georgia, Alabama, and every other team, they also cheated. Despite having been under constant surveillance by the NCAA since 1957 Battle of Phoenix City, all the way through the Tet Offensive, Granada and Libya, they are widely regarded as the most-deserving team least likely to have its assets frozen and NCAA sanctions imposed against them. USC hates them. Ohio State hates them. Karen from Morgantown hates them. In short, everyone hates them. They earned it the old-fashioned way, they bought it by laundering money through Mississippi State.

    * “The organization of Auburn’s first football team is credited to George Petrie, who led the 1892 Tigers to a 2-2 record. Petrie also chose burnt orange and navy blue as the official colors for Auburn athletic teams, which was inspired by his alma mater, the University of Virginia. The first game was against the University of Georgia at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Auburn won 10-0 in front of a crowd of 2,000, in a game that would establish the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Auburn met in-state rival Alabama for the first time ever at Lakeview Park in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1893 season, which ended with a 32-22 victory for the Tigers.”


  13. Cojones

    While agreeing with the posters here, let’s pose a serious question:

    Let’s say that a candidate UGA wants visits FU. I hire his cousin to call FU and say he is the player’s “agent” and demands money for his cousin to commit. They tell him that he has screwed things up by asking and they don’t pay for players. He can’t be a candidate because the NCAA would investigate even though they won’t pay him. He then commits to UGA. Could this be a devious way to undo a player at an institute and push your school to the forefront?