Ball & Order is a weekly podcast where self-proclaimed sports historians/Attorneys Gabe Ibrahim and Alex Lange debate sports and tell historical sports stories. A Sports Drink podcast. Subscribe to our free newsletter: ballandorder.substack.com.
Gene Chizik is part of one of the most elite groups in College Football history: National Championship winning coaches. Yet, Chizik got fired just two years after winning the title with Auburn and still hasn’t gotten another head coaching job. He is almost unanimously regarded as the worst coach to get a ring. Gabe and Alex examine Chizik’s legacy, whether he’s a good coach or just lucky, and what his career teaches us. Let us know what you think on twitter: @ballthroughages. Subscribe to our substack: ballthroughtheages.substack.com.Show Notes: The Larry Coker story from the intro A redditor explains the Auburn coaching search when Chizik was hiredWE NEED A LEADER NOT A LOSER videoThe Athletic’s Justin Ferguson breakdown of 2010 AuburnArticle from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on Chizik being on the hot seat at ISUDes Moises Register on Chizik leaving Iowa StateVideo about following his kids to Spring Break Get on the email list at ballthroughtheages.substack.com