"Just really disappointed in that," Chizik said. "That's a lot of reflection on us as coaches, and I'm embarrassed by it. That's not who we are. That's not the way we carry ourselves, and we will address it (Sunday)."Gene Chizik thinks "that is not who we are," talking about the ejections. I'd say that is exactly who you are. Nothing happened yesterday that hasn't been happening all season (or for that matter for several seasons) with Auburns offensive and defensive lines.
The irony of Georgia getting called for a chop block and a game opening personal foul were not lost on me. I guess the officials were looking to make a strong statement. Seems like they took their belt off to the wrong brother, as if to make a point to the other.
Gene Chizik can save his 'disappointment' for someone else. When you foster a sense of us vs. The World, coupled with an atmosphere of headhunting, then the inevitable result is a 20 year old will take it upon himself to show The World he's man enough. Sometimes he'll do that with his helmet, sometimes with his fist.
He's right, it is a reflection of the coaches. I suspect it goes higher than that.
At least Jerry Glanville had the intellectual honesty to own it.