Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Gene Chizik - Former Auburn Head Football Coach, 2010 National Champion

THIS IS EPISODE 198 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

PART ONE

For 28 years, Gene Chizik coached college football. He began his career at Clemson and after stints with Middle Tennessee, Stephen F. Austin, Central Florida, Auburn and Texas, he got his first shot as a head coach with Iowa State in 2007. Two years later, he became the head coach of the Auburn Tigers, and in 2010, reached the pinnacle of college football, winning the BCS National Championship, defeating Oregon 22-19.

Chizik spent four seasons with the Tigers before his time ended in 2012. In 2015, he returned to coaching as the defensive coordinator of the North Carolina Tar Heels for two seasons. In 2016, he was named an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network, where he remains today.

In Part 1 of our podcast, Coach Chizik shares about broadcasting, parenting, his coaching journey, and where his faith in Christ was rooted.

THIS IS EPISODE 199 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

PART TWO

In Part 2 of our podcast, Chizik shares what it was like to win a national championship, what it was like to coach Cam Newton, the rivalry with Alabama that is the Iron Bowl, what that coaching grind is like, and whether he wants to coach again.

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