When Auburn finally fired Gene Chizik on Sunday, I couldn't help but think of Reuben Foster. Who is Foster? He's the star high school linebacker who originally committed to Alabama but flipped to Auburn in July. How did Foster celebrate his decision?
By getting an Auburn tattoo that spans one of his forearms.
Few things in college football should ever be commemorated with permanent ink. Not verbal commitments. Not conference affiliations. Certainly not coaches. Foster loved the coaching staff at Auburn so much that his affection for the group played a major role in his decision to have the school's logo inked into his skin. But no amount of love can overcome 0-8 in the SEC.
Less than two years after Chizik hoisted the Waterford crystal football in Glendale, Ariz., and spoke of his affection for the All In Auburn Family, he and his assistants are jobless.