Auburn head football coach Frank Chiznik is worried about Saturday.
About the game with Clemson? Not necessarily, though he really should worry about what’ll happen when his junior varsity secondary is met with a capable passer.
About being out coached? Every time he steps on the field this is a distinct and likely possibility, especially by a former Tide player who actually exhibits a pulse.
No, abarn fans, the Chiz is afraid you won’t show up.
So afraid, in fact, Chiznik took to the world wide web (or had a staffer who could spell do so) to make a plea to the Auburn students to show up Saturday.
Can you imagine for a microsecond Nick Saban writing any faction of the Alabama fan base…students, alumni, soccer moms, anybody…begging them to show up and be…this is so gay…”All in”?
I submit to you, if GameDay aired at 3:15 a.m. central in Tuscaloosa, when the cameras came on there’d be a crimson sea of thousands of screaming people in the background.
And for a game? Please. There is a reason for the monstrous waiting list for season tickets in T-town.
Cheesedip’s plea came in the form of a “challenge”. The only challenge I can recall Saban making came in 2008 when on a radio call in show, in impromptu fashion (not a premeditated published letter on a University website) he challenged the Bama nation to make Bryant-Denny “what it ought to be” for the Mississipi State* game. Saban’s words were following the most emotional win of his tenure at that point, an overtime victory over LSU in his old stomping grounds, where he was burned in effigy and easily the most hated man in the state.
Chiz’s begging today is totally different. It’s a home game. Game Day, representing the largest sports conglomerate in the world will be there. It’s the highest profile game on their schedule so far this season, though we all know in typical ACC fashion the Clemson Tigers will probably stiffen up like a fainting goat.
This is just another difference between the two programs. The hysteria of one fanbase is an overflow of who they are and their approval for the excellence they witness week in and week out. The other is a manufactured facade, a farce…and a program robbing the lower division 1-AA of a capable contender.
Begging the students and fans to make Jordan-Hare “rocking”…. hilarious!
*The misspelling of Mississipi State is intentional and a permanent feature on this site from now on after their abysmal choke job against abarn. In effect, they don’t deserve the other “p”.
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