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Gene Chizik’s wife wants Auburn fans to unfriend Satan on Facebook, or something

Oct 11, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

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Gene Chizik, the head football coach at Auburn, has his hands full this season — the Tigers are 1-4 with road games coming up against Mississippi and Vanderbilt, and a trip to Alabama to close out the regular season on Thanksgiving. The coach needs good things to happen for his team, fast. To that end, his wife, Jonna, took to Facebook to brainstorm some ideas to generate support and get fans more involved.

The result was rather bizarre.

See for yourself, but this seems more rant than rah-rah. I was with you, Jonna, until you brought Satan into the mix.

“…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.”

After more than a few confused replies, I’m assuming, Jonna “clarified” her post.

“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.”

Still confused, but thanks for the attempt to clear that up. When on Facebook, my rule has always been, “When in doubt, leave Beelzebub out.”

  1. t16rich - Oct 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    When she says “Satan”, she means the Carolina Panthers and when she says “stole from us” she means Cam Newton. Gene Chizik is exactly what Auburn fans thought of him on the day he was hired and what Iowa State fans knew all along….. A crappy coach.

  2. myopinionisrighterthanyours - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    So if she didn’t mean wins and loses, exactly what did she mean? I’m more confused now than ever. Just remember, though. If you go all in, and somebody calls your bluff, your next move is to the rail.

  3. ezwriter69 - Oct 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Oh, I thought she meant NICK Satan… never mind… I already knew that Satan is a ‘Bama man all the way.

  4. manchestermiracle - Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    If your god is “big enough to do as he pleases” how does anyone steal anything from him? Though it certainly appears someone has stolen her sanity.