College Football

Auburn's Gene Chizik among those at the podium Friday at the SEC Media Days outside Birmingham. Chizik going into his second season at the helm. He'll do so with one time Gator Cam Newton atop the q-b depth chart. Chizik asked about the pressure being put on Newton to run that spread offense and produce big numbers in the Fall.

Gene Chizik
Auburn Head Coach

"You know great players put enough pressure on themselves to produce and be the best player they can be. I don't know how he is going to feel about all of the external pressures that come along with that job. I can only note that we educate him on staying very focused on what we're asking him to do, stay very focused on the task at hand. And again we do our best to educate our guys that the outside pressures are something that we try to pay a little bit of attention to, instead of a lot."

Chizik 8-5 in his first season, but just 3-5 in the SEC, though the Tigers came rather close to knocking off eventual champs Alabama.


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