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Column Auburn should name Taylor offensive coordinator

Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011 4:00 pm

Three years ago this month, Athletic Director Jay Jacobs took a leap of faith, and put his own credibility on the line, when he tapped a man with a career record of 5-19 to be Auburn's next head football coach.

Many in the media and the Auburn Family grumbled, but Jacobs took a chance on Gene Chizik. Sure, Iowa State struggled in his two years on the job, but the Cyclones, not exactly a traditional football power, were in the midst of rebuilding. Plus, Chizik had a track record of success in stints as defensive coordinator at Texas and Auburn.

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