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Chizik took over at Auburn in 2009 with a 5-19 career record and a bad reputation nationally.
Auburn fans gave the guy a fair chance, and then karma kicked in.
Two years into his career, Chizik has a 22-5 record as the Tigers' head man. He has coached a Heisman winner and a Lombardi winner.
It might be controversial that I put a guy in his third year this high on the list, but seeing as he brought the Tigers a national title in 2010, I would say he deserves this place.
Don't be surprised if he's at least in the top three by the time he leaves.
Best season: 2010. Starting the season ranked No. 22 in the polls, Auburn became a powerhouse team offensively and a pretty good team defensively. Auburn went 14-0 and won the BCS National Championship Game over Oregon.
Also, Chizik's team had the best team performance in SEC Championship Game history, beating South Carolina, 56-17, and also posted the largest comeback in school history by rallying from a 24-0 deficit at Alabama to steal a 28-27 win in Tuscaloosa.
Cam Newton won the Heisman, Nick Fairley won the Lombardi and could be the top pick in April's NFL Draft, OC Gus Malzahn won the award for assistant coach of the year, etc. Auburn hauled in the bling in 2010.