Gene Chizik Watch: Auburn President's Statement Looks Ominous

Auburn is 1-6 this season and 0-5 in the SEC. With three remaining games against Texas A&M, Georgia and Auburn, the Tigers best-case scenario looks like a 3-9 finish and 0-8 in the conference. This would drop Chizik’s record to 9-14 vs. FBS and 4-12 in the SEC since Cam Newton left. There is strong speculation this will get him fired. Thursday’s statement from Auburn President Jay Gogue looks ominous.

In the past few weeks, many of you have contacted me, and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to share your thoughts about the football program. I know your concerns are sincere and heartfelt, and I share many of them. As we do every year, the football program will be evaluated in an objective, thorough and professional process.

For everything there is a time, and now is the time to support. The young men and women – our students – who make up Auburn University are grateful for the dedication of their extended Auburn Family. So am I.

The statement existing at all should unsettle Chizik. The statement not mentioning the coach by name and using cryptic remarks, such as “evaluated in an objective, thorough and professional process” and “for everything there is a time” portend his demise. How bad does a coach have to perform to get fired two years after a BCS title and one year after a major staff overhaul? This bad.

We’re not sure whether Chizik has responded, but we’ll predict he’s “not concerned” and confident his team will play hard this weekend.

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