Chizik shares candid comments in book about landing the Auburn job
- Published: Friday, 17 June 2011 08:05
- by Administrator
Gene Chizik’s book, "All In: What it Takes to be the Best," will go on sale July 5.
A couple of parts have leaked including Chizik’s candid reasoning on landing the head coaching job at Auburn, despite a 5-19 record at Iowa State.
Chizik writes, “Make no mistake, I was humbled by Auburn's decision. And I knew this had to be a God appointment because this whole thing just didn't make sense otherwise. I knew God had to be behind opening this door."
In fact, Chizik had a weird feeling just before talking with Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs about the position. He didn’t want to interview for the position unless he was truly a legitimate candidate for the job, fearing the consequences in Ames if he didn’t land the job.
In his two years as the head coach at Auburn, Chizik has led the Tigers to 8-5 and 14-0 records. He recently signed a 5-year contract worth an average of $3.5 million per year.
He will receive a $100,000 bonus for 10 or more wins, $50,000 for playing in the SEC championship game, $100,000 for winning the SEC championship game, $50,000 for playing in a BCS non-national title game, $100,000 for winning a BCS non-national title game, $200,000 for playing in the BCS national title game, $400,000 for winning the national title. He will also receive $25,000 for an APR score of above 930, $50,000 for an APR score above 950, and $75,000 for an APR score of 1000.