SEC’s rookie coaches aren’t exactly five-star recruits

What do Gene Chizik and Lane Kiffin have in common?
Wait. Is this a trick question?
At first blush, they’re as different as Auburn and Tennessee orange.
Chizik has perfected the art of speaking without saying anything while Kiffin is a walking, talking voodoo doll. Every time he opens his mouth, a rival winces as if someone just lanced his eardrum with a straight pin.

OK, so they’re not clones, but neither are they strangers.
By virtue of their new posts, they’re 1-2 on Alabama’s enemies list, in no particular order.
When they stand on opposite sidelines Oct. 3, it won’t be the first time.

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5/31/09