Coaches turn skeptics into believers

Originally Published: January 8, 2011
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After Gene Chizik was hired as Auburn's football coach in December 2008, a Tigers fan was so upset by the news that he greeted athletics director Jay Jacobs at the airport, screaming insults at him in an episode that became a YouTube sensation.

After Chip Kelly's first game as Oregon's head coach in September 2009, a Ducks fan was so disgusted with the team's performance in its 19-8 loss at Boise State that he sent Kelly a bill for his expenses to the game. Kelly ...

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