Chizik Video: “Being Great Is Really Expensive”

Here’s a short ESPNU clip featuring Auburn football coach Gene Chizik after his team’s recent spring football game.


Chizik to the Auburn players: “Being great is what?
Auburn players: “Expensive
Chizik to Auburn players: “Being great is what?
Auburn players: “Expensive
Chizik to Auburn players: “Gonna cost you a lot, gonna cost you a lot. But we can get there. Saw a lot of good flashes of some things that happened, today. But being great is really expensive.”

Hearing that, I can’t help but think back to this excerpt from a profile of Auburn Executive Associate Athletics Director Tim Jackson authored by Kevin Scarbinsky and published in the BIRMINGHAM NEWS two months ago:

In a rare interview in his office Thursday, Jackson said the leadership of Auburn football breaks down like that of an NFL franchise. “Jay Jacobs is the owner. Gene’s the head coach. I’m the general manager.”

Chizik said their management structure “is probably unique in college football. This may not work for everybody else. It works for us. Everybody is on the same page.”

Auburn is like any genuine, family® atmosphere: no credit required.

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