Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina.
That's when it hit him: His twin daughters would be doing the same thing at Auburn soon and he would not be there.
"It was tough," Chizik said. "I remember going out to practice and just being out of sorts a little bit because I was just thinking to myself: Holy cow, I'm not there to help. Most parents are going to help their kids move to college."