Former AU Stars To Help With Coach Search

Pat Sullivan

A report on who will help Auburn's president hire a replacement for Gene Chizik.

Auburn, Ala.--Two of Auburn's three Heisman Trophy winners will give advice to President Jay Gogue and Athletic Director Jay Jacobs on who will replace Gene Chizik as head coach of the AU football team.

On Sunday the university fired Chizik less than 24 hours after a disappointing season ended with an embarrassing 49-0 loss to Alabama. The Tigers ended with a 3-9 record and were 0-8 in SEC play.

Pat Sullivan, head coach at Samford University and the 1971 Heisman winner, will join 1985 winner Bo Jackson and 1960s letterman Mac Crawford on a search committee to hire Chizik's replacement. AU president Dr. Jay Gogue is expected to have the final say on the choice.

Search Committee:

Pat Sullivan--An All-American quarterback who rewrote the Auburn record book for passing and total offense, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1971 and then played six seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins. He is currently the head coach at Samford University. He also was the head coach at TCU.

Bo Jackson--A three-sport star at Auburn and one of the top athletes of the 20th century, he won the 1985 Heisman Trophy at AU. He was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports and he also won the Heisman Trophy in 1985. He was a running back for the Los Angeles Raiders and he played left field and was a designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels. Jackson is now a successful businessman.

Mac Crawford--A two-year letterman at fullback for Auburn from 1968-69 where he played with Sullivan, he is considered business turn-around expert. He was the Chairman of the Board of CVSCaremark and CEO and Chairman of the Board of CaremarkRx, Inc. He is a private equity investor in the healthcare services industry.

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