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Auburn coach Gene Chizik has declined to ''comment on speculation'' that the NCAA is investigating alleged improprieties involving the football program.
The Birmingham News reported Wednesday that NCAA investigators have interviewed at least one assistant coach and several players this week ahead of the Tigers' game against No. 2 Alabama.
The newspaper, citing an unnamed source, reported the investigation included but is not limited to the signing of running back Jovon Robinson, who was ruled ineligible amid allegations of academic improprieties.
Yahoo! Sports also reported Wednesday that the NCAA has been investigating potential wrongdoing involving Auburn recruits, players, coaches and others. That report says assistants Trooper Taylor and Curtis Luper haven't been allowed to recruit for several weeks.
Chizik has already been under fire during Auburn's 3-8 season.
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The Auburn Tigers are less than two years removed from winning the BCS Championship against the Oregon Ducks. Gene Chizik led the Tigers back to NCAA Football glory that season and, within two short years, the Auburn faithful are calling for his job. As it now turns out, they may not be the only ones upset with Auburn football.
Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the NCAA...
The hits just keep on coming for Gene Chizik and his program.
As if it wasnt enough that the 2010 BCS national champions are just 3-8 heading into this weekends Iron Bowl against No. 2 Alabama, a Yahoo! Sports report released Wednesday documented an ongoing investigation into the Auburn Tigers football program.
According to the report, NCAA investigators have combed the program...
The Big 12 outpaced the SEC in average salary pay per coach according to a USA Today report. The SEC still has the top paid coach, Alabama's Nick Saban, and they have eight coaches in the top 25 of the highest paid. The Big Ten has five of the top 25 salaries for coaches and the Big 12 has four. The SEC actually saw a decrease in average salary since last season, but that is...
What better way to make fun of your rival than to make a t-shirt and beg them to keep their current coach employed?
Alabama fans beg Auburn to keep Gene Chizik as coach
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Auburn coach Gene Chizik talks about the Iron Bowl this weekend, previews Alabama, and talks about why this is one of the top rivalries in sports.
Jeff Whitaker understands Auburn's situation going into the Iron Bowl. He's aware of the criticism that has been heaped on coach Gene Chizik and that the Tigers are huge underdogs going into the game with No. 2 Alabama.
The Auburn defensive tackle just doesn't need the extra motivation.
''It's Alabama-Auburn. We're not afraid because of your record or...
Comments from Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik are featured in this report.
Auburn at No. 2 Alabama Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST, CBS Line: Alabama -33.5 We are probably watching the final game for Gene Chizik at Auburn, which would have seemed pretty far-fetched just two seasons ago when the Tigers won the BCS Championship. The Iron Bowl has national title implications again, but only for Alabama … who just one week ago was on the outside looking in...
The NCAA is reportedly investigating Auburn in regards to possible recruiting violations. So says Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports. And before you ask, this has nothing to do with Cam Newton. Two of head football coach Gene Chizik's assistants are prominent in the investigation.
"According to multiple sources, NCAA investigators have spent weeks
looking into potential...
QUICK HITS: On Wednesday's SEC Coaches Teleconference, Alabama coach Nick Saban explained that despite the heat that comes with the Iron Bowl rivalry, there's no bitterness between him and Auburn's Gene Chizik
We were all getting ready to start off our Thanksgiving weekend when Pat Forde decided to drop a pretty juicy story on us all. According to Forde's report for Yahoo! Sports, the NCAA is investigating Auburn for potential recruiting violations.
I know, you're shocked. Right?
The repost says the NCAA is focusing their investigation on a pair of Auburn assistant coaches...