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Gene Chizik won't succumb to 'energy vampires'

Posted on: March 28, 2011 1:27 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Gene Chizik is coming off of the longest, most memorable season of his coaching career. The Auburn head coach led the Tigers to a national title, but he also had to spend just about the entire season dealing with the Cam Newton saga. In fact, since the NCAA hasn't officially concluded its investigation into Cam Newton's recruitment at Auburn, there's a good chance he'll have to deal with more questions about him in 2011 even though Newton has moved on to the NFL.

Not that Chizik plans on letting any of it be a distraction, or to let it all drag him and his team down. No, Chizik has no time for those "energy vampires."

“Whatever people want to say or whatever somebody is comfortable talking about in terms of talk radio or other places, we have absolutely no control over that,” Chizik told “But here’s what we know: We are the national champions, and we were the best football team in the United States last year. There’s nothing I have to do to defend our honor for that. 

“They’re going to say what they’re going to say and discuss what they’re going to discuss, and you have absolutely no control over that. I call those energy vampires. They’re not going to suck my energy out worrying about that. That’s how we work.” 

This is where I wish I had Photoshop so I could produce a Twilight poster with Gene Chizik surrounded by Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans. Since there are werewolves in Twilight, as well, I'd have Dan Wetzel and Charles Robinson in the background in wolf form. I tried to do this in Paint, but frankly, I just don't have the talent to pull it off.

Which is a shame for all of us, really.

As for Chizik, while dealing with the energy vampires for another season may be a problem, I don't think it's going to be as big a problem as trying to replace Cam Newton.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:40 pm

Gene Chizik won't succumb to 'energy vampires'

Energy vampires don't have tiger blood, and they're surely not winning. Coach Warlock will defeat them with his fists of fire!

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:39 pm

Gene Chizik won't succumb to 'energy vampires'

They're the national champions for now. Give the NCAA about four or five years. Just as soon as they're no longer the hot program, the NCAA will vacate the title. Oh, whoops, I forgot that the NCAA whored out the single most important championship they award for a few bucks, so they have no teeth here. The BCS calls the shot. It's their trophy.

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