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You Thought the Black Leather Jacket was Bad…

No, the picture below was not taken in 1976. It was taken sometime between January 2011 and today. Most of you thought the black leather jacket was bad (I don’t), but this is bad, or awesome. I can’t really decide. Maybe he had just come out of a rehearsal for the Broadway version of Saturday Night Fever?

Thanks to Dan B. who sent this in. He said it came with a signed National Championship football he purchased to prove that they were actually signed by the man himself.

Dan had the good idea of starting a campaign to have this shirt replace the leather jacket during Gene’s public appearances next year. After hearing that Ridgewood, New Jersey is on the list of cities he will be visiting on his upcoming book tour, I believe this shirt would fit right in. *fist pump*

Update: According to ‘Blogle follower, @whduncan, Chizik was wearing this shirt TODAY as he went through the drive-thru at Auburn’s Hibachi Express. No, I am not joking. I am dead serious. Chiz ain’t scared to recycle a shirt this awesome.

Update #2: Apparently this type of fashion runs in the (Auburn) family, or maybe there’s a disco room inside the Athletic Complex that we don’t know about. Here’s a pic of Auburn’s Tim Jackson, AKA Cam’s shadow, AKA the Executive Associate Athletic Director, wearing his best ‘Garth Brooks meets Guido’ ensemble. Some part of me thinks these shirts are awesome, some part of me thinks they need help.

Thanks to @jwm0004 for the picture, who said Jackson wears these type of shirts daily.

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Auburn09 05/26/2011 at 4:28 pm

I used to live in North Jersey before I moved down to Auburn. I worked down the street from that bookstore. Ridgewood is a very rich and posh community. No fistpump there

JerseyisstillJersey 05/26/2011 at 4:36 pm

Some people getting too butt hurt about being from Jersey *fistpump*

Auburn09 05/26/2011 at 4:38 pm

nope not hurt I left for a reason.

SMR 05/26/2011 at 4:43 pm

Jersey is close, but Mean Gene’s wardrobe is Florida-born and bred. You can take Gene out of Florida, but you can’t take Florida out of Gene.

AUjamstan 05/26/2011 at 5:14 pm

My parent’s didn’t want to move to Florida but they turned 60 and it’s the law. – -Jerry Seinfeld

I can’t tell whether it’s disco, Feliz Navidad or “The Puffy Shirt” but ONE THING can be said for certain, it’s a party shirt! The kind you wear when you sign BCS Championship Footballs after a season where you spotted your arch rivals 24 points! WAR EAGLE! (cue fight song)

Lana 05/26/2011 at 5:43 pm

I personally like the rolled back sleeves – reminds me of something Cam would wear on Modern Family.

Julius 05/26/2011 at 6:19 pm

Ex-Auburn players say they received thousands in payments

Leishac 05/26/2011 at 6:45 pm

The horse is dead. Quit beating it.

rent 05/26/2011 at 6:20 pm

When I see chizik I think of the cheatinest coach in college FB

Hunter 05/26/2011 at 6:43 pm

“cheatinest”??? Please tell me you’re a bama fan. Like I had to ask

Yobama 05/26/2011 at 8:50 pm

He speeled it so Barn fans would understand. Bilingual, if you will.

TheLandSlide 05/26/2011 at 10:06 pm

This must have been after/before the Elvis impersonator contest

KoolBell$AU 05/26/2011 at 10:07 pm

I thought maybe coach had already been to Memphis/Graceland on his book tour, and The King gave him a shirt.
Thank you very much.

binoba 05/26/2011 at 10:54 pm

Gene just coached his team to the BCSNC. He can wear whatever he wants….winning. I’m guessing most of the haters would prefer a coaching shirt and a straw hat ? 28-27.

TheAuburnGirl 05/27/2011 at 9:12 am

You know what? He can wear whatever he wants and dye his hair blue and be as odd as he likes because he’s a great coach and a great guy. At least he doesn’t cross his arms and hunch his shoulders like a particular UAT coach we know (re-watch the Iron Bowl and you’ll see what I mean). Nor is he a Cheaterpants–that honor belongs to Urban Meyer. You haters can just go on hating because he’s Auburn’s coach, not yours.

chelsea 05/27/2011 at 7:19 pm

Well, it doesn’t make the shirt any more attractive but I’m pretty sure its Robert Graham, which costs $200+. So just in case you were wondering what he is spending his bonus on.

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