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Saturday, December 4, 2010

SEC championship game: Tigers in unfamiliar spot, but head coach Gene Chizik isn't

It's SEC title game day. Plenty more to come once I get into the stadium, so follow the blog on Twitter and Facebook to get instant updates. Here is how today's game advance starts:
AUBURN, Ala. -- Not a soul on Auburn’s roster has taken part in a game the magnitude of today’s SEC championship against South Carolina.

It’s a good thing the Tigers’ coach has.

With a shot at the national championship on the line, No. 1 Auburn (12-0, 8-0 SEC) will look for guidance from coach Gene Chizik, who has been part of two undefeated seasons as an assistant in the last six years.

“None of us have been in this situation before and he has a few times,” left tackle Lee Ziemba said. “He does a good job of making sure our focus is in the right, making sure we’re not looking ahead to different things and we’re focusing on the task at hand.”

Chizik was a part of undefeated teams in back-to-back seasons, serving as Auburn’s defensive coordinator in 2004 before holding the same position during Texas’ 2005 national championship run.
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