The Tigers won their first five, but have since nosedived, losing their last three. Paul Finebaum of the Mobile Press-Register has seen enough. He writes:
"In two consecutive road games, the Tigers have been out of games before the uniforms got dirty, trailing by a total of 65-6. This wasn't against the Denver Broncos or the New Orleans Saints. Auburn fell behind 34-3 to an Arkansas team fresh off a 35-7 pounding to Alabama. LSU has looked a little better, but it still took a miracle goal line stand to beat Mississippi State.
"Can we say lousy coaching?
"I say give Gene Chizik a contract extension before someone comes and steals him away. After all, that 10-22 record as a head coach would be tough to turn down. One can only imagine that his agent's phone is blowing up right now with calls from Louisville and Virginia. One thing is for sure — they don't want him back at Iowa State. Did you notice over the weekend that his successor won at Nebraska [first time since 1977] and matched Chizik's two-year total of victories?"
Fotunately for Chizik, he still has Furman on the schedule. That would get the Tigers to 6-6 and make them eligible for the Pizza Bowl in Birmingham.