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January 16, 2011 12:00 AM

Auburn football: Chizik's connection to Tuberville's holdovers key to success

AUBURN, Ala. -- The airport heckler, once the face of disillusioned Auburn’s fans in the immediate aftermath of Gene Chizik’s hiring two years ago, is now but a humorous footnote, immortalized on YouTube for eternity as a reminder not to jump to conclusions.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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