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"Would I have liked the opportunity to come back and fix what I felt like upon reflection I had a good idea of where we were going and what we were doing?," Chizik said. "We had a great recruiting class going. It water under the bridge. Auburn did what they had to do."
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Chizik still thinks he had the pieces in place to turn things around after a disastrous 3 9 season, Auburn's worst in 60 years.
For the moment, Chizik is trying to get his bearings. In a 27 year coaching career, Chizik had never left a job because of somebody else's decision. For the moment, he's been spending time with his wife and three kids, weighing his options, trying to figure out what's next.
Three minutes later, when he got back to his office, a line of players was waiting to talk to him.
Chizik hasn't figured out his next step yet. So far, he's served as a guest analyst for ESPN on National Signing Day, done what he called consulting work with some teams to offer his defensive expertise, looked at a few possibilities off the field.
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AUBURN, Alabama After a whirlwind day spent defending the university that fired him in November, a day that ended in an Auburn building speaking to local reporters, Gene Chizik could say he harbors no ill feelings toward his former employer with plenty of conviction.
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Chizik repeatedly said he misses the relationships with his players.
"One thing I will say is, I a big boy. And I understand the business," Chizik said. "Whether it the SEC or the NFL, the bottom line is you have to win. If you don people have to make changes."
After he finished his final team meeting at Auburn and informed his players that he would not be back, Chizik says, the players rose and gave him a standing ovation as he left the room.
rapport with my players and the impact that I at least tried to have on a lot of their lives."
Chizik is still proud of his accomplishments in his first three years, citing Auburn's 30 wins, three bowl wins, an SEC championship, a national championship, a Heisman Trophy winner and a Lombardi Award winner.
have turned things around.
"It's been a time of reflection. I'm not one to dwell on the past and look at all the 'what ifs' and things of that nature, but naturally, you reflect," Chizik said. "But I've also stayed busy. I in a place right now where I'm continuing to map out a plan."
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But Chizik has been in the coaching business a long time.
a lot of memorable moments," Chizik said. "There a lot of people that can wear the Auburn colors, and they can wear that shirt that says national championship on it, and I very proud of that.
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