Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik returns as SEC Network analyst
Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik gave up coaching when he stepped away from his role as the North Carolina defensive coordinator after last season.
But that doesn’t mean he’s done with college football altogether.
The national championship winner will be talking ball all season long back in the SEC. On Monday, Chizik announced via his Twitter account that he was returning to an on-air role with the SEC Network as an analyst.
— Gene Chizik (@CoachGeneChizik) August 1, 2017
He shared that his debut will come at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday evening alongside SEC Now host Dari Nowkhah.
Football junkies: Excited to talk more ball tonight! Pumped to be on w/ my man Dari. Join me tonight at 7 EST for your football fix. pic.twitter.com/x7WZ9ZW6fv
— Gene Chizik (@CoachGeneChizik) August 2, 2017
Chizik, who was let go from his role as Auburn head coach following a disastrous 2012 season, will be enjoying his second stint with the network.
He’s not the only former Auburn head coach that will be featured on an ESPN network this football season. On Monday, ESPN announced former Tigers coach Tommy Tuberville will be a part of a broadcast team with Mike Patrick and Paul Carcaterra in the booth. Tuberville, who entertained a run for the governorship of Alabama during the offseason, was let go from his job at Cincinnati following the 2016 season.