Gene Chizik goes from Auburn's king to a mere jester, yet the #KeepChizik hashtag could yet prove prescient for Alabama's faithful.
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.
The nation's No. 2 prospect schedules an afternoon press conference, during which it's possible he'll decommit from Bama.
2013 DT Dee Liner grew up an Auburn fan but is considering Alabama.
Recruits often commit early to avoid other teams from bothering them, but often, the opposite happens.