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Philip Lutzenkirchen talks about the firing of Auburn head coach Gene Chizik on Sunday. (abc3340.com) Philip Lutzenkirchen talks about the firing of Auburn head coach Gene Chizik on Sunday. (abc3340.com)

Three Auburn football players talked about the firing of their head coach Gene Chizik on Sunday, and all of them, while disappointed, understood the decision.

Sophomore defensive lineman Jeffrey Whitaker:

"It's tough. When you love somebody, it's tough. But it's the business we all live in."

Senior tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen:

"I'm disappointed in the year, disappointed in having to let Coach Chizik go, but it's part of the business in college football, especially at a big time program like [Auburn] in the SEC."

Sophomore running back Tre Mason:

"It's like a dead silence, a lot of hearts broken and feelings, emotions everywhere. But we're going to stick together as a team."

 

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