Now that Gene Chizik has been officially fired, it’s time for the piling on to begin. Of course, we already know about the NCAA investigation that is reportedly underway at Auburn. But according to a source that spoke to AL.com, there were more signs that Chizik had lost control of the program.
Case in point: Many Auburn players weren’t going to class and others were skipping mandatory workouts. All of which Chizik knew about at some point, but reportedly never did anything about it.
One example: During the second week of the regular season, before the cracks in the foundation began to show up on the field in a lifeless 28-10 loss at Mississippi State, an academic adviser told Chizik there was a problem with one of his Auburn starters.
The adviser said the player wasn’t going to class, wasn’t doing his classwork, wasn’t making much of an effort at all in the classroom.
Chizik’s response: He told the adviser he didn’t believe him. That player started the Mississippi State game and st...