What are your goals for 2012?
GC: Four of the last five national title winners have come from the SEC West. This side of the league is a jungle. We're not here to win eight or nine games; we're here to continue to chase national championships.
Characterize the current roster.
GC: We're young. Seventy percent of our roster will be freshmen and sophomores. But when this team grows up—and it could be in a month, could be in a year—we'll be good. Our future is bright.
SI: YOU'RE PRETTY OPTIMISTIC.
GC: I FEEL GREAT ABOUT THE PROGRAM. WE'RE ONE RECRUITING CLASS AWAY FROM BUILDING THE FOUNDATION UP. OUR NEXT RECRUITING CLASS WILL BE VERY, VERY BIG.
What do you worry about most when you're thinking about the program?
GC: I don't worry about anything. What's important to me is one word: develop. Not just as a player but as a young man—socially, spiritually and athletically. We want to develop the whole young man.
What's an ideal off day for you?
GC: Spending time with my family. My wife and I love to travel, and as a family [the Chiziks have three children] we spend our free time at the beach. That clears our heads.