November 24, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gene Chizik walks onto the field during a timeout late in the fourth quarter in their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE

Gene Chizik Fired From Auburn, Does He Come Back To Texas?


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22 months ago, Gene Chizik was raising the Crystal ball over his head in Glendale, Arizona. Now Gene Chizik is out of a job because Auburn went 0-8 in the SEC. Ignoring for a minute how a program like Auburn does not tolerate a losing season from a coach that won them a national title and Texas does tolerate that, Gene Chizik is available. Does Gene Chizik come back to Austin and coach the Texas defense?

Now Manny Diaz is still the defensive coordinator but this season has not been up to the Texas standard on defense. The seat is now boiling for Mack Brown to get this fixed now. That might make Mack Brown to make a move that brings in the defensive coordinator that won Texas a national championship. He is an experienced coach that knows Mack Brown, knows the city of Austin and can bring the Texas defense back to the Texas Standard that so many fans demand of the program.

It makes sense from a coaching perspective and from the Texas side of things, but will this make sense for Gene Chizik. Gene Chizik is only 50 which is young in coaching years and has a national championship ring on his finger. He might want to prove he still can coach at a high level of college football. He might also be looking toward the NFL and get a position coach job. Gene Chizik will have options, but Texas fans would like him to consider a return back to Austin.

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