Know this about the state of Auburn football: A 5-7 record, without a bowl appearance, is not going to please the masses. And when you lose 36-0 to rival Alabama, somebody’s got to go.
Out with Tommy Tuberville (80-44). In with Gene Chizik.
After that disastrous 2008 season, the culture surrounding the Auburn program has changed dramatically, thanks to an offensive uprising in April’s spring game.
Funny that Chizik was the defensive genius behind the undefeated 2004 Auburn team and added a national title to his resume as co-defensive coordinator at Texas.
Still, after his hiring, there were fans and alumni not happy with the hire.