Death Watch: End of a regime at Auburn; Gene Chizik fired today


Historically bad. There is no better description of this Auburn football team.

However, just like Auburn fans pointed out during the malaise days of Mike Shula, character should count. Auburn fans loved to point out how great a man Shula appeared to be. SEC fans loved to point out Shula’s character.

Gene Chizik is a devoted family man. Gene Chizik is a devoted Christian; his language and thinking are filled with theology. One could teach a Sunday School class based on his press conferences and his religious/inspirational book, All In published by Tyndale House.

Ever since Auburn fired its Christian, family-man head coach Tommy Tuberville because Tuberville was getting his ass kicked by Nick Saban, Auburn fans talked about the importance of faith and family.

Auburn fans praised Gene Chizik and his assistant coaches as good Christian men who stood for truth, honor and the Auburn way.

Now that Auburn Creed looks as bad as Toomer’s Corner.

Only this time, Auburn cannot blame an idiot rival fan.

Auburn fans are going to trade a good Christian man for someone, anyone who just might be able to beat Nick Saban.

This is football, and we should expect that.

However, it shows that all that family talk was just that—talk.

Now, just two years after winning Auburn a championship, Gene Chizik’s days are numbered. Will he be fired today? Will he be fired tomorrow?

The SEC is watching, but we already know where Auburn’s priorities rest. The same place all fans place their priority—winning.

Don’t be deceived, Auburn is not any different than Athens, Knoxville, Gainesville, Starkville or Tuscaloosa. And when Auburn fires the good Christian, family man be sure to point that out to their sanctimonious fans.