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Auburn has fired coach Gene Chizik.
Auburn announced Sunday that Chizik was dismissed two years after leading the Tigers to their first national title since 1957. The Tigers closed with a 49-0 loss to No. 2 Alabama that was the second-most lopsided Iron Bowl game ever and worst since 1948.
The move came after a 3-9 season without any Southeastern Conference wins. It was the most losses by an Auburn team since an 0-10 season in 1950.
Chizik had three years left on a contract worth $3.5 million annually. The announcement came after a team meeting.
The Tigers were outscored 150-21 in their final three SEC games.
He finished 33-19 and 15-17 in SEC games.
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AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn coach Gene Chizik said he understands the anger of fans over this season, but has also heard from some who are more supportive. Chizik said Tuesday that he thinks both perspectives are fair given that the Tigers have fallen to 2-8 and have only one more chance to avoid a winless Southeastern Conference season -- a visit to No. 4 Alabama following Saturday...
Well, let’s give Gene Chizik credit for this: If Saturday’s 38-0 loss to Georgia proved anything, it’s that if the Auburn coach was going down, he was going down in style. Like they have most of the year, the Tigers were overwhelmed from start to finish, as the Tigers got beat down in most unceremonious way possible.
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Gene Chizik is approaching the press with a positive mental attitude. He's talking about how he will reevaluate his regime after the season. However, most observers believe that Chizik will be reevaluating his employment opportunities after the season, while Auburn fans, like those above, have taken to strong drink and chemical assistance to forget the season...
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Auburn fell to 2-8 overall and 0-7 and the SEC with a 38-0 loss to Georgia. Gene Chizik's record as head coach against the Bulldogs dropped to 1-3.
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As if the first go round wasn’t enough, strike up the “Reuben Foster to Georgia” chatter yet again, now that it’s becoming even more likely that Auburn Tigers head coach Gene Chizik won’t be welcome on The Plains for much longer. The Georgia Bulldogs embarrassed the Tigers 38-0 this past Saturday, in a game that wasn’t even close to competitive–the Bulldogs started...
Auburn coach Gene Chizik talks about his senior class and the final home game of their careers Saturday against Alabama A&M.
Comments from Auburn's head football coach are featured prior to the team's final home game of the season on Saturday at 1 p.m. vs. Alabama A&M.
If Georgia executes as it is capable, today's game will probably mark the final straw for Gene Chizik and his staff. There are numerous reports that suggest Auburn's president is already in the process of replacing Chizik.
I think it is going to be fun to witness Chizik's last stand.
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Covering Dixie Like Mildew.
Derek Dooley has still not been fired.
Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley says that his boss, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart, hasn't made a decision on His Hairness' continued employment in Knoxville yet. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)
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Auburn HC Gene Chizik still "believes he can turn...
Losing to Georgia is one thing. But getting shut out by their longtime rival brought a little extra pain to a lost season for Gene Chizik and the Auburn Tigers.
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Texas A&M proves that the spread will do just fine in the SEC [SBNation]
Noted Aggie enthusiasts have the proper response to the victory in Tuscaloosa [GBH]
Barbara Dooley is going to be so bummed [Rivals]
LSU is totally back, you guys! [ATVS]
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