Archive for Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chizik takes over at Auburn

ISU AD: It’s ‘hurtful and disappointing’

December 14, 2008


— Auburn has hired Iowa State’s Gene Chizik as its new football coach.

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard said that Chizik told him Saturday he was accepting the Auburn job. He called the timing of the situation and how it transpired “hurtful and disappointing.”

Chizik was 5-19 in two seasons at Iowa State after stints running the defenses at Auburn and Texas. He coached the nation’s top-scoring defense in his third and final season with the Tigers.

That 2004 defense allowed just 11 points a game, and Auburn went undefeated. The following season, Chizik took over the defense at Texas and helped the Longhorns win a national title.

Chizik will succeed Tommy Tuberville, who resigned following 10 seasons with an 85-40 record.


KEITHMILES05 9 years, 6 months ago

Auburn has got ot have the dumbest AD in the country.This is just pathetic sacking a very, very proven coach only to take a very, very unproven coach.

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