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For Auburn Tigers Football Fans, Patience Is a Virtue in 2009

Article By on 24th June, 2009

... past offseason has been tough on your stomach.

Actually, check that: All of last year was pretty awful. It all started with the Tony Franklin debacle midseason (or really, when he was hired) and ended with a 5-7 record and the "resignation" of Tommy Tuberville, the fourth winningest coach in the university's history.

So what did the school's athletic director, Jay Jacobs, go out and do?

Hire a guy with only two years of head coaching experience and a 5-19 record. Oh, brother.

The hiring of Gene Chizik was tough to stomach for most die-hard Tigers fans. Why on earth a top-tier program like Auburn would fire a coach who had done as much for the program as Tuberville had to hire a man who has proved very littl...

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