Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 96
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 68,617, Level: 81
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 1,133
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Your first GroupVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SE WI
    Posts
    5,005
    Points
    68,617
    Level
    81
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 56
    Given: 1

    Chizik talks about leaving ISU in book

    Gene Chizik Talks About Messy Departure from ISU | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather | Local

    Chizik said he told Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs that he didn't want to agree to an interview unless he was a serious candidate for the job. Chizik also expressed concern if news leaked about him showing interest in the Auburn job, it would cause trouble for him in Ames.

    "I don't know what it's like to cheat on a spouse, but on the ride over, I imagined the feeling had to be similar to what I was experiencing at that moment," Chizik said about his mixed feelings shortly before speaking with Auburn.

    Chizik wrote that after his first interview with Auburn, he was convinced he wouldn't get the job. And, after news of his talk with Auburn had been leaked to the media, Chizik left Jacobs a phone message telling him he was bowing out of consideration.

    Chizik told Iowa State assistant athletic director Steve Malchow of that decision and boarded a plane back to Des Moines. But when Chizik landed, he got a text message from Jacobs to call him back.

    When he did, Jacobs offered him the job.


    Last edited by mred; 06-17-2011 at 11:32 AM. Reason: Typo in title

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 102,546, Level: 99
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 504
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Mankato, Minnesota
    Posts
    5,931
    Points
    102,546
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 153
    Given: 155

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Huh... Maybe This will shed some light on the situation. Maybe he Really didn't want to leave isu.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 442,148, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    24,078
    Points
    442,148
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 307
    Given: 32

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    Huh... Maybe This will shed some light on the situation. Maybe he Really didn't want to leave isu.
    He stayed put until they doubled his salary.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 72,777, Level: 83
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 373
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfan964's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    4 blocks from the Jack
    Posts
    4,623
    Points
    72,777
    Level
    83
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 137
    Given: 313

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Most arrogant person alive? You told everyone you were "all in" and then bolted Gene. You wish Pollard would have handled it differently? You might want to look in the mirror. **** you.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 349,305, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Tre4ISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Estherville
    Posts
    19,872
    Points
    349,305
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 843
    Given: 106

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    Huh... Maybe This will shed some light on the situation. Maybe he Really didn't want to leave isu.
    He wanted to leave. If he didn't, he wouldn't have interviewed and he wouldn't have left. He says it right there. He thought he was out so he tried to withdraw to save face........until it was offered and he left. I don't blame him for it but it is what it is.


    It's all snark from here on out

  6. #6
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 6,810, Level: 24
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 240
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    QuickQuestion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    248
    Points
    6,810
    Level
    24
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book




  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 425,928, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 49.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    22,000
    Points
    425,928
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 997
    Given: 523

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    He wanted to leave. If he didn't, he wouldn't have interviewed and he wouldn't have left. He says it right there. He thought he was out so he tried to withdraw to save face........until it was offered and he left. I don't blame him for it but it is what it is.
    Yep. And i dont blame him for taking the job. I do blame him for talking bad about ISU while he was here (which led to the 'firmly entrenched'), and i do blame him for playing along with Auburn's dirty program.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 102,546, Level: 99
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 504
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Mankato, Minnesota
    Posts
    5,931
    Points
    102,546
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 153
    Given: 155

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    I seriously am not defending him in.the least bit, don't get me wrong.
    I do wonder What jp would have done had there been a meeting.
    I am glad he's gone, i am 110% behind cpr but this book may shed some light on how he left, we all know why he left



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 284,348, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    16,883
    Points
    284,348
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 365
    Given: 55

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Ha, what a load of ****.



  10. #10
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 12,828, Level: 34
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 522
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    IowaCYcler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Liberty
    Posts
    348
    Points
    12,828
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 16

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    I will not buy his book.
    But if I had a chance I would read it.



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 123,535, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cycsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    10,270
    Points
    123,535
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 604
    Given: 563

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Yep. And i dont blame him for taking the job. I do blame him for talking bad about ISU while he was here (which led to the 'firmly entrenched'), and i do blame him for playing along with Auburn's dirty program.

    I don't remember this (my bad memory, not questioning whether he did it).

    What did he say?



  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 425,928, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 49.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    22,000
    Points
    425,928
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 997
    Given: 523

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    I don't remember this (my bad memory, not questioning whether he did it).

    What did he say?
    Rumors were surfacing about how he was telling some of his coaching buddies (I think the source originated out of Oklahoma State) that he regretted taking the ISU job.



  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 63,584, Level: 78
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,266
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    sdillon500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    northern california
    Posts
    1,309
    Points
    63,584
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 39
    Given: 6

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneInHawkCountry View Post
    I will not buy his book.
    But if I had a chance I would read it.
    Support your local library.

    And I don't blame Chizik for leaving for his dream job, I blame him for ******* sucking while he was at ISU. Don't hire your fishing buddies to be the coordinators at a BCS program.


    www.widerightnattylite.com/ - All the news on the team that gives you fits

  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 193,237, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CyFan61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,045
    Points
    193,237
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,002
    Given: 510

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    That text message from Jacobs may have saved our program.



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 15,941, Level: 38
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 509
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    shildreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,150
    Points
    15,941
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 36

    Re: Chizik taks about leaving ISU in book

    one side of the story. Told by him in an effort to make him look like a nice guy. I'll wait for the whole story.


    '00 Grad
    "Can I borrow your towel, my car just hit a water buffalo" Erwin Fletcher

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPN
  • Iowa State @ Kansas
  • February 2, 2015
  • 08:00 PM