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Gene Chizik feeds cow named in his honor

Gene Chizik hopes "Miss Gena" can avoid becoming "Bowden Brisket."

Not sure how we missed this, but a few months back, Gene Chizik fed a cow. But not just any cow — cow No. 106, aka “Miss Gena,” one of the latest additions to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s dairy herd, which (so we’re told) came from a litter of calves named entirely after players and coaches on Auburn’s 2010 national championship team. Chizik was informed of the honor during a CVM PowerPoint presentation he attended in February.

“There is no place like Auburn,” Chizik said. “The passion, the tradition, and the pride. And the reason is because of you – the students, the fans, the family. And that’s without you naming a cow after me!”

Thankfully, coach was considerate enough to remove his trademark leather jacket for the ceremonial feeding (though we suppose it could have helped in avoiding nipple confusion).

The Vet School asks that you avoid purchasing any knock-off Miss Gena merchandise, including jerseys, as doing so could possibly affect her milk producing eligibility.

H/T @Everett_Duke (and @AndrewSalser), photos by Kim Smith.

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