On the bright side, he’s not pointing fingers at those around him.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik says he isn’t going to start judging his coaches before season’s end. Sure the team’s 1-6 start is miserable, but there are still five more games to play according to Auburn’s head coach:
“At the end of every year we go back and we evaluate everything that everybody does, just like we’ve done every year that I’ve been here. We’ve got five games left. Our one focus for the next five weeks is nothing but trying to win a game, that’s it. At the end of the year, just like we do, we go out and evaluate everybody as I get evaluated.”
The embattled coach — just two years removed from raising a crystal football — said he’s more worried about the people who love Auburn than he is his own troubles:
“I don’t ever really think of things for me on a personal level. I think about everybody around me. I think about the Auburn fans. I think about the players and coaches. I’m the head coach at Auburn, so it’s really not about me. It’s about everybody else and everybody else’s expectations and things of that nature. I don’t take that lightly. I feel a very, very high sense of responsibility. This is not where any of us wanted to be, but I also know that the only way you can continue to drive forward and forge forward is keep working at it.
“Do I feel good about the start? Absolutely not. But I also know that there’s highs and lows that come in the game, and we’ve had a lot of highs and we’re hitting some lows and we’ve got to work through them.”