SEC Network hires Chiz

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  1. ChrisMWilliams

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    ESPN release...

    The recently launched SEC Network, a national sports network devoted to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, has added former Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik and former Georgia quarterback David Greene to its football analyst roster. Chizik will be a studio analyst on Mondays and Tuesdays and Greene will host Film Room regularly airing Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET.

    “The addition of Gene and David rounds out our SEC Network studio roster with a full slate of college football contributors from the offense, defense and coaching perspectives,†said Stephanie Druley, ESPN senior vice president, college networks. “Gene’s experience as a former head coach will provide viewers with unique insight into what’s going on behind the scenes, from weekly game preparation to in-game adjustments, and David’s many hours watching film and preparing as a quarterback make him a great fit for Film Room.â€

    Both analysts bring a depth of recent SEC football and championship experience.

    Chizik’s first appearance as an SEC Network analyst will be Sunday, Aug. 31, as a studio analyst for the Utah State at Tennessee game. He will regularly contribute to the network’s news and information show, SEC Now, on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as other SEC Network studio shows.

    Serving as Auburn’s head football coach from 2009 to 2012, defensive coordinator from 2002 to 2004 and playing linebacker at Florida, Chizik brings a wealth of SEC experience to the network. He was named the Home Depot Coach of the Year and SEC Coach of the Year in 2010 after leading Auburn to an undefeated season, SEC Championship and BCS National Championship – its first national championship in more than 50 years. Chizik was the second coach in collegiate history to be recognized as both the Nation’s Top Head Coach (2010) and Nation’s Top Assistant Coach (2004). He has been a part of two BCS National Championships, three conference championships and three undefeated seasons over the last 10 years of his coaching career.

    “I’m thrilled to be a part of the launch of the SEC Network,†Chizik said. “I’ve been in college football for more than 25 years and look forward to offering my insight. I hope to give the viewers some inside perspective on game week preparation as well as shed some light on the different strategies that take place on game day. It’s exciting to be able to share some of that on such a tremendous platform.â€

    Greene led the Georgia Bulldogs to an SEC Championship title in 2002 and started as quarterback in 52 consecutive games 2001-04. During his college career, Greene set the NCAA record for most wins as a starting quarterback, and currently holds the SEC record for career passing yardage with 11,528 yards.
    In his new role, Greene will sit down with a different head football coach in the SEC every week for an exclusive film session, breaking down X’s and O’s of game footage. His first show will beWednesday, Sept. 3, airing a special time, 8 p.m.

    “I am looking forward to being a part of the team and talking SEC football,†said Greene. “My goal is to bring a new layer of depth to fans on why teams are successful on the field and the mindset of a coach during a game.â€

    The additions of Chizik and Greene bring the SEC Network analyst pool to a total of five national championships and eight SEC football championships between them. (SEC Network Football Analyst Roster).
     
  2. abe2010

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    time for some ESPN-SEC commemorative coins!
     
  3. TRZA

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    WHOO-Yeah! Chizik Yeah!
     
  4. Ciclone

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    Although there should be at least one asterisk.
     
  5. kingcy

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    Do they like having dry monotone analyst? Well I guess if Chuck Long can get a TV gig I guess the Chiz can also.
     
  6. RubyClone

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    Not that I needed a reason to intentionally avoid the SECN, but thanks all the same.
     
  7. ImJustKCClone

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    Well, golly! That will certainly make me petition my provider to start offering the SEC network - what with all the great teams and exciting games and variety of programming and...and...and...
    /sarcasm

    The man has all the personality and charisma of a clump of soil.
     
  8. FarminCy

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    Different soil types each have very unique and interesting characteristics that make each season different for us that make a living off of soil. There is no reason to be disrespectful towards dirt by comparing it to Gene Chizik.
     
  9. Clonehomer

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    I see the SEC studio show coming back late from commercial often. Perhaps on occasion have to take a second commercial break yet still be late coming back.
     
  10. heitclone

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    So I'm guessing Chiz had a job with a less known, less historic studio, in which he performed very poorly? I mean that's usually his strategy.
     
  11. Cy$

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  12. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    I humbly apologize. I should have known better. I shall have to think of a better analogy...

    How's this?

    The man has all the personality and charisma of a chunk of concrete.
     
  13. Cy$

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    serious reaction when I read this

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  14. abe2010

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    once set, concrete could be considered firmly entrenched and unlikely to suddenly move across the country
     
  15. Frak

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    Man, you'd think that they would hire someone who could actually speak well on camera. The Chiz is about as dry as they come.
     
  16. aeroclone

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    You would think with ESPN running the show they would know better than to hire a guy with a questionable past as a coach and no real speaking abilities....

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