I wanted my life back.
I got kicked in the balls.
… the balls of my Auburn heart.
It’s not about Chizik, per se (I mean, War Eagle, 2004 forever, hi-five). It’s about Jacobs. It’s about whateverpowersthatbe. I mean, I’m a defender. Big time. I’m a rose-colored-benefit-of-the-doubter like you’ve never seen.
But it is totes official: the emperor, whoever he is, has no clothes.
About 30 fans gathered at the airport, many of which heckled the four men as they deplaned. One man stepped ahead of the reporters and booed loudly, waving his arms up and down with his thumbs pointed downward. He continued to do so during Jacobs’ 33-second interview, which did not confirm nor deny earlier reports that Chizik had been hired.
Iowa State players finding out Chizik was hired ... as THEIR coach... two years ago ... seriously.
Even were we to somehow go 13-0 again next year, it would, somehow, still feel like the wrong decision.*
So obviously wrong that, to paraphrase a convo with Chris Shelling Jr., people you didn’t even think were into football are randomly texting you “God is dead.”
… and showing up at the airport not for manboob autographs or DUI arrests, but to boo the president and the athletic director.
But no offense, coach. Seriously. And nice tie. Seriously.
War Eagle, coach.
Let’s find as many of these type photos as we can… War Eagle.
*post-title is a Jimbo original…
** That’s easy to say right now…
Mid-morning update from J.M.
A night of fitful sleep did not help my outlook on this. Some of Chizik’s words this morning on his hire:
“Through my travels in coaching over the last 23 years, there’s one place that I’ve always wanted to return to and that is Auburn,” Chizik said. “The tradition of the Auburn football program combined with the passionate fans and their love for Auburn are second to none. My family and I are Auburn through and through, and look forward to being part of the Auburn family and community.”
Coach, if you loved Her so much, then why did you leave Her in the first place? For the same position at the University of Texas no less? It was insulting, baby.
HIT IT GINUWINE!
You owe us some roses and a foot rub, Coach Chizik. Dinner with orange and blue candles would be nice.