Gene Chizik goes from Auburn's king to a mere jester, yet the #KeepChizik hashtag could yet prove prescient for Alabama's faithful.
A look at the things to watch in Saturday's Auburn-Alabama rivalry matchup.
The normal hype and hatred that accompanies the Iron Bowl have been toned down a bit due to Auburn's struggles and Alabama's dominance, especially with the lack of upsets in the series.
Alabama might have bought into the hype, but then Texas A&M beat the Tide. Now, with two wins standing in the way of another BCS title apperance, Nick Saban has his team focused only on Auburn.
It would have been bad for Alabama to lose defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and his recruiting ties to neighboring Georgia. It could have been worse for him to end up at archrival Auburn.