Although we may never know the real story behind Tommy Tuberville's resignation and the curious hiring of Gene Chizik at Auburn, there are several theories making their way around cyberspace. Larry Burton of Bleacher Report has a grasp of the issue and it centers around — you guessed it — agent Jimmy Sexton, who happens to represent Tuberville, Chizik and Mississippi's Houston Nutt.
All four cashed in on the deal, with Auburn taking the biggest hit. Not only did it have to pay Tuberville $5.1 million, it had to hire Chizik at a reported $2 million a year. Nutt got a hefty raise at Ole Miss and Sexton walks away with $1 million in commissions. Not bad for 10 days work.