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Gene Chizik calls Monday 'game of the ages'

Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik, Jan. 7, 2011 (WBRC video) Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik, Jan. 7, 2011 (WBRC video)

By Dennis Washington

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (WBRC) - Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik said Friday the matchup against Oregon is a "game for the ages."

Chizik made the comments to reporters Friday morning during a news conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, as the Tigers prepare to play the Oregon Ducks in the BCS National Championship Game.  The game marks the first time these two teams have ever played each other.

Chizik said the team understands what's in front of them.

"We understand the tall order of this game and what it's going to take to be able to win against a great Oregon team, and we are continuing to prepare," Chizik said. "We've got a couple more days which we need. We need every minute we can get.
But really proud of our football team. Really proud of our players and the way they focused and done the things they've needed to do to win the game. So it will be a great game. I think it will be a game of the ages."

Chizik said his past experience with the national championship game is a blessing.

"I have been blessed to be a part of another national championship game that was exciting and fun and all those things for fans," Chizik said. "I think this one will be very similar in nature. And it will be a great game."

The game will be played Monday night at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. CT.

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