Posted November 11, 2012 on AP on Fox

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 25: Head coach Gene Chizik of the Auburn Tigers against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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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