Chizik: AU not living in past

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Gene Chizik is sticking to his
philosophy of looking ahead, not behind.

Chizik said Tuesday the Tigers aren't dwelling on last year's
36-0 loss to Alabama as they prepare for Friday's Iron Bowl.

Auburn faced frequent questions about last year's season-ending
slump during a three-game losing streak earlier in this season.
Chizik says he didn't worry about the players having those issues
then and isn't now.

Auburn receiver Kodi Burns - the Tigers' quarterback in last
year's game - says last year "was a big mess" and this team is

Linebacker Craig Stevens says they don't talk about it much, but
watched tape of the game to remember how they felt. He says it does
supply some motivation.

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