At 5–19, the odds against Gene Chizik leading Auburn to a national championship were staggering. But the odds were about to change. All In chronicles the remarkable journey of Gene Chizik, who in two short years went from being the much-maligned 5–19 coach of the Iowa State Cyclones to the undefeated AP SEC Coach of the Year of the 2010 national champion Auburn Tigers. Coach Chizik shares never-before-told stories about his controversial head coaching career—from his highly contentious departure from Iowa State and his heavily criticized appointment at Auburn to his historic 2010 championship run and all the unexpected twists, turns, tragedies, and triumphs along the way. As he recounts his journey, he opens up about the pivotal role his faith has played in his life and career, and he shares his time-tested secrets to success, both on and off the field.
Gene Chizik is the head football coach at Auburn University. In 2010 Chizik led Auburn to a perfect 14–0 record, winning the SEC title and the national championship. He was named the Associated Press SEC Coach of the Year, Home Depot Coach of the Year, Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, and Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year; and received the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award. At 8–0, he is undefeated in bowl games as a coach. Prior to taking over as head coach at Auburn, Chizik served as an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State; as defensive coordinator at Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of Central Florida, Auburn University, and the University of Texas; and as head coach at Iowa State University. A native of Clearwater, Florida.
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