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Shadow Days – Auburn’s Post-Chizik Era Begins

By Posted on: November 30th, 2012 in Featured Article, Football 28 Comments »
It is imperative for Auburn to make a homerun hire.

“Did you know that you could be wrong and swear you’re right?” – John Mayer, Shadow DaysJohn Mayer’s track, Shadow Days, bears no similarity to Auburn athletics, but this opening lyric lines up perfectly with where Auburn’s football program now finds itself. Gene Chizik banked an enormous amount of trust when he led Auburn to Continue Story…

Time Is of the Essence in Auburn Coaching Search

By Posted on: November 27th, 2012 in Football 115 Comments »
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                                   Could Gus Malzahn be Auburn’s next head football coach? There have been a lot of questions swirling around the Auburn Football program this fall, the biggest of which was answered Sunday afternoon when Athletic Director Jay Jacobs announced the dismissal of Coach Gene Chizik. With the announcement, the big question shifted from if and Continue Story…

Firing Chizik Not Enough For Auburn People

By Posted on: November 26th, 2012 in Football 58 Comments »
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A quick glance at Twitter and Facebook on Sunday told the story. Auburn people were not happy. It wasn’t because Gene Chizik was shown the door. It had more to do with the guy standing at the podium inside the Auburn Athletic Complex trying to explain why.For many alumni and fans, athletic director Jay Jacobs Continue Story…

UPDATED: Auburn Fires Chizik; Jacobs/Chizik Release Statements; Buyout Totals Revealed

By Posted on: November 25th, 2012 in Football 38 Comments »
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Auburn officials have confirmed that Gene Chizik has been fired. A 3:30 pm CT press conference is scheduled. Chizik notified his staff this morning and met with the players at 1 p.m. CT. Track’em Tigers has also learned that associate athletic director Tim Jackson is no longer part of the football operation.In a statement, Chizik Continue Story…

Riding Off Into the Sunset

By Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 in Featured Article, Football 22 Comments »
Gene Chizik is going out with a bang.

Auburn’s disastrous season will finally come to a close tomorrow in the tragic city. The Tigers have left a cornucopia worth of disappointment in their wake and are on the eve of suffering the worst Iron Bowl loss in the history of the program. The transformation from powerhouse to punchline is complete.

How Does Auburn Athletics Stack Up?

By Posted on: November 19th, 2012 in Football 12 Comments »

  How important is college football to a university? How important is the athletic director’s role? Above is a segment from 60 Minutes last night that looks at the college football industry. How does Auburn stack up? Does Jay Jacobs have the ability to grow Auburn? I’ll let you decide. It’s a fascinating look into Continue Story…

An Iron Bowl Week to Forget

By Posted on: November 19th, 2012 in Football 32 Comments »
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Typically this is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Combining the Thanksgiving holiday with the Iron Bowl is heaven on earth. Food, Family and Football. It’s hard to top.This year things are different.With the Iron Bowl resembling more of an execution date than a matchup between two top SEC programs, Auburn people are Continue Story…

All Eyes on Jay Gogue

By Posted on: November 12th, 2012 in Football 37 Comments »
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University president Jay Gogue is still something of a mystery man to Auburn people. Despite leading the institution for five years, little is known about the person poised to make one of the biggest decisions in Auburn football history.Considered to be a hands-off leader in matters related to athletics, Gogue finds himself today increasingly under Continue Story…