Auburn head coach Gene Chizik has a lot of fires to put out right now. His Tigers are 1-4 on the year, good for 6th place in the SEC East. His only win of the season came to Louisiana-Monroe in Week 3, and he barely squeaked that one out. Games against Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, Georgia and Alabama all but guarantee that he will finish the year with at least seven losses. And now there is dissent within the ranks, with wide receiver Sammie Coates publicly questioning the leadership on the team.
The last thing Gene Chizik needs right now is more attention on him or Auburn’s failures. His wife Jonna must not have gotten that memo, though.
Check out this weird mess she posted on her Facebook page yesterday (via Larry Brown Sports):
“…Therefore, my humble suggestion is to create a VERY POWERFUL ‘ALL IN’ movement of your own,” Jonna wrote. “We have fans all over the US and I think it is time that they RISE UP and snatch back what satan, himself, has stolen. We serve a God who recovers ALL that “has been stolen” from us and there are times that He requires the efforts of His people to accomplish this truth.
“Just think about the effect it will have first for the players and their families who sacrifice daily but how it will impact the fan base as a whole. During the season of 2010 the fans came together each Friday afternoon to send our boys off with a reverse tiger walk and the effect of just that alone was palpable enough that it carried over onto the field each and every Saturday.
“I encourage you to think outside the box and create something that will show the rest of the world WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO and why when we refer to ourselves as FAMILY that we mean it.”
After a lot of people (understandably) expressed confusion regarding that post, Jonna attempted to simplify her rant.
“To clarify my original post about utilizing social media to come together as a fan base in support of what Auburn stands for…when I refered to what satan has stolen from us as a whole I NEVER meant or even vaugely was refering to wins and/or losses on a football field. To be clear, I honestly believe that God doesn’t care who wins a football game but I do know that we serve a GOD big enough to do as He pleases.
“So for those who have misunderstood my humble attempt to get the best fan base in America to rally around a group of 17-22 year old young boys and for those that have misrepresented my words or my intent to unite the Auburn Family please forgive me for offending you with the integrity of my heart.”
Got all that?
(Kudos Larry Brown Sports)