Auburn announces search committee & Chizik buyout

Samford's Pat Sullivan will be on the search committee in charge of finding the next Auburn head coach. (

Auburn Head Football Coach Search Committee

Pat Sullivan

Sullivan, an All-American quarterback at Auburn Tigers, won the Heisman Trophy in 1971 and then played six seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins. He is currently the head coach at Samford University; he was previously the head coach at Texas Christian University (TCU) and the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).


Bo Jackson

Jackson, a former baseball and football player at Auburn was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports, and he also won the Heisman Trophy in 1985. He was a running back for the Los Angeles Raiders and he played left field and was a designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels.


Mac Crawford

Crawford was a two-year letter winner at fullback for Auburn from 1968-69.{} Recognized as one of the country's most successful businessmen and turn-around experts , he was the Chairman of the Board of CVSCaremark and CEO and Chairman of the Board of CaremarkRx, Inc.{} Currently he is a private equity investor in the healthcare services industry.

Information on Auburn Football Buyout

The total buyout for Coach Gene Chizik and his nine full-time assistants is $11.09 million.

Six assistant coaches will be paid the remainder of their 2012-13 contracts in equal monthly installments until its conclusion on June 30, 2013.

Three coaches - Brian VanGorder, Scot Loeffler and Trooper Taylor - have contracts that expire on June 30, 2014. They will be paid in equal installments over the next 18 months.

Chizik's buyout will be paid in monthly installments through four fiscal years concluding in 2015-16.

All buyout figures could decrease with future employment.