May 11, 2011
Auburn coach Gene Chizik, the man, the myth, the legend, won an improbable national championship last year, and on July 5, he's going to tell the world exactly how he did it in a book titled: All In: What It Takes to Be the Best.
No, sorry, this will not be an tell-all book about the scandal surrounding quarterback Cam Newton -- at least we don't think so -- but rather a tale of faith and perseverance that only Chizik, the man who called Auburn's national championship run "a God thing," can accurately tell.
I know, we're disappointed, too.
The book is set to hit the shelves of your local Barnes and Noble on July 5 and while the book probably won't answer any of the questions about boosters, money or any of the other improprieties that surrounded the Auburn football program all year, it does promise unique insight into Chizik's coaching career from the time he left Iowa State. We're sure this will be a bestseller in Ames.
According to the publisher Tyndale House, the book will be:
"…filled with never-before-told stories from Chizik's controversial 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 of the extraordinary twists and turns along the way. Coach Chizik opens up about the pivotal role his faith has played in his life and career and shares his time-tested secrets to success, both on and off the field."
I gotta admit, it sounds like it has potential, but at $24.99 some readers might be left craving more meat with their helpings of success and faith.
Curtsy (the female version of the hat tip) to the war eagle reader
Graham Watson is a regular contributor to Dr. Saturday. Follow her on Twitter: @Yahoo_Graham