Gene Chizik Quotes

Eugene T. Chizik (born December 28, 1961) is an American football coach and former player. He was named defensive coordinator at North Carolina in January 2015. He was the head coach of the Auburn football team from 2009 until the end of the 2012 season. Chizik's 2010 Auburn Tigers football team completed a 14–0 season with a victory over Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game. Chizik played college football at the University of Florida in 1981 for head coach Charley Pell.

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Gene Chizik


“You've got to stop the run, be physical and then be solid in your coverage issues. You can't let a team that throws it 70 times a game make you into a finesse team. You have to be physical.”

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“The thing that I'm the most proud of is that we never stopped working. We were patient. We never saw anybody get rattled.”

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“I feel very blessed and very fortunate to have been able to make the move to the University of Texas and continue a streak. You know, it's been fun. It's not something I think about it a whole bunch. Obviously, it would be nice to continue that streak, I can assure you (of) that.”

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“It's really unique. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have made the move to the University of Texas and continued the streak. I don't think about it a whole bunch. Obviously, it would be nice to continue that streak. I can assure you that.”

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“I told them we're going to be physical. If you're not willing to be that or can't be that, you won't be playing. They bought into that. There's no other way to play defense the way we see it.”

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“When you're playing a team that, in some areas, has been tagged as one of the best teams in college football history, that makes it fun.”

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“I think he one-upped me this year. It's really tremendous. I can't think of a more deserving guy, obviously, and he's not just a great football coach but a great man. I'm just really excited to be able to pass the torch to him because he's just that deserving.”

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“I haven't played anything like this in so long, it wouldn't even count if I said it. This is a whole different world.”

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“Size is definitely overrated. Speed is the great equalizer.”

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“What I've found is that a lot of times, if a guy is that good that you're spying on him, he's probably better than your spy guy. We've got to have 11 guys spying on him.”

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