Gene Chizik? Seriously?

The Dead Guy SECAnalyst IDecember 13, 2008

Okay, so now I'm just confused. Auburn fires Tommy Tuberville, a proven winner with a 70 percent winning record over Alabama, and hires Gene Chizik, a guy with two years of head coaching experience under his belt and five total wins. Tuberville had five wins in the season that got him fired.

Auburn fans have to look at themselves now and realize that Mississippi State did a better job hiring a football coach. Mississippi State. In Starkville, MS. That's a sobering dose of reality for a program that just last year was among the most consistent winners in the country.

After thinking about, I've come up with a few explanations as to why Jay Jacobs would fire Tuberville to hire Gene Chizik:

  • Chizik has compromising photographs of Jacobs...possibly something with farm animals or leather
  • Jacobs was unable to resist hiring Chizik after Nick Saban triple dog dared him to, despite the slight breach of etiquette by skipping the "triple dare"
  • The spirit of Bear Bryant possessed the body of Jacobs and forced him to the make the most damaging, idiotic hire possible
  • Jacobs wants to set the bar as low as possible for himself so that all his future decisions will seem brilliant in comparison to this one

Can anybody else come up with an idea or two as to why this hire was made?

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