Gene Chizik met the Auburn media Monday. Thanks to the blog of Evan Woodberry at the Mobile Register-Sun, here are some nuggets:
The main vibe from Chizik: Confidence. He said several times that he was the best man for the job. He turned to Jacobs and said, “Jay, you’ve got the right guy.”
Chizik never talked salary. Jacobs had to bring up the subjectafter Chizik was hired. Chizik said he’s already made more money than he ever imagined and he doesn’t coach for money.
Chizik said he doesn’t regret his two years at Iowa State. He wouldn’t change a thing if he had it to do over again.
Why did he leave Auburn after the 2004 season? Chizik wanted to be a head coach and thought Texas could get him to that point. He left in order to be in a position to get back to Auburn, he said.