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Gene Chizik sheepishly honored by ESPY nod

Updated: July 12, 2011, 8:46 AM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

LOS ANGELES -- Auburn football coach Gene Chizik is honored to be nominated for the ESPYs Coach of the Year Award, but thinks it's a little awkward.

"It's bit of a Catch-22, really. It's an honor to be recognized by so many people and see my name up there, but it's not really fair," said the 47-year-old Chizik, who is 22-5 at Auburn. "It's not about me. It's about a bunch of special people, my players and coaches. It's very flattering but you have to realize that as coach you're only a ...

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