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Charles Barkley Unhappy About Chizik Hire, Plays Race Card

[Bumped.--OPS]

I wonder if Iowa State fans can convince Sir Charles that their Chizik Coins are actually casino tokens....

"I think race was the No. 1 factor," said Barkley, who played basketball for three seasons at Auburn during the early 1980s. "You can say it's not about race, but you can't compare the two resumes and say [Chizik] deserved the job. Out of all the coaches they interviewed, Chizik probably had the worst resume."

Who did Barkley feel was the best fit?  Well, Turner Gill, of course.  Granted, Turner Gill did a phenomenal job, but Barkley seems to be focusing on something more than credentials.

"I'm just very disappointed," Barkley said. "I just thought Turner Gill would be the perfect choice for two reasons: He's a terrific coach and we needed to make a splash. I thought we had to do something spectacular to bring attention to the program. Clearly, if we'd hired a black coach, it would have created a buzz."

Really, Charles?  If Auburn was looking to create a buzz, then they've passed with flying colors.  Think about it, who isn't talking about this hire?

Turner Gill may have been a great candidate, and probably deserved the job over Gene "Firmly Entrenched" Chizik, but I find it slightly hard to believe that he was snubbed because he is black.

 

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