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Chizik puts Auburn under media lockdown

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08:16 AM ET 09.12 | Even with Louisiana-Monroe on the docket, Gene Chizik isn't taking any chances. [Chizik] has slammed the door on football practice, completely closing it to everyone except players, coaches and the team's support staff. The move comes after Auburn lost its first two games of the season. A limited group of former players, parents of players and others were allowed to watch practice before the rule went into effect today. The media hasn't had access to practice since Aug. 10. Auburn practiced Sunday, mostly to review the mistakes from Saturday's 28-10 loss to Mississippi State. The Tigers' first major practice for this Saturday's opponent, Louisiana-Monroe, is this afternoon.

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September 12, 2012  08:46 AM ET

It's called "circle the wagons."

After starting 0-2 (especially after being flummoxed by Miss. State), Coach Chizik is taking no chances. Even if Louisiana-Monroe hadn't won last week, he'd be doing the same thing.

September 12, 2012  09:12 AM ET

If the Plainsmen do not beat the P40s this Saturday, they are destined for an 0-4 start. Next up: LSU.

September 12, 2012  09:20 AM ET

"Auburn practiced Sunday, mostly to review the mistakes from Saturday's 28-10 loss to Mississippi State." That must have been one very long practice!!! :-)

September 12, 2012  09:21 AM ET

He's doing this so that no one responds to any of the rumors floating around. There's possibly something going to come out about the Memphis players who had his grades changed.

Chizik was asked about the rumors in his press conference which leads me to believe that a story is coming out and the reporters have been talking amongst each other. There have been tweets about it.

I'm not saying auburn is guilty, but Chizik surely doesn't want his players being asked that same type of question.

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September 12, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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yeah I am lost on the pickem. They stink but not worse the ULM right. Now with the media blackout I have no idea without constant updates on how they are doing.

Me too. I've picked 'em two weeks in a row and they crapped the bed both times. Might get the hat trick and pick 'em again.

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September 12, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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He's doing this so that no one responds to any of the rumors floating around. There's possibly something going to come out about the Memphis players who had his grades changed.Chizik was asked about the rumors in his press conference which leads me to believe that a story is coming out and the reporters have been talking amongst each other. There have been tweets about it.I'm not saying auburn is guilty, but Chizik surely doesn't want his players being asked that same type of question.

Yep, MooSt and Aubie about to get pinched

September 12, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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Well I haven't picked them until this week because its a really bad team. But I think Arky beats ULM with a healthy QB and better play calling so I dont think ULM is as good as advertised. Problem is Auburn really isnt either. Esp at QB.

ULM two weeks in a row??? Me thinks not!

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September 12, 2012  09:58 AM ET

In reviewing their mistakes did they go as far back as hiring Chizik?

September 12, 2012  09:58 AM ET

No way AU loses to ULM too.

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September 12, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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In reviewing their mistakes did they go as far back as hiring Chizik?

LOL...that's good right there.

But, we'd expect no less from a Bama guy.

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September 12, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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LOL...that's good right there. But, we'd expect no less from a Bama guy.

Best part is that there are now some calls from AU fans to hire Petrino. At least he can coach. The only smart call Chizik ever made was hiring Malzhon (sp?) and paying 180K for the most dynamic player in the last 50 years.

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September 12, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Best part is that there are now some calls from AU fans to hire Petrino. At least he can coach. The only smart call Chizik ever made was hiring Malzhon (sp?) and paying 180K for the most dynamic player in the last 50 years.

Didn't think the state of Alabama allowed guys with "sexual transgressions" to coach college football teams. (i.e. Mike Price)

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