Chizik New Mexico State
Former Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik walks off the field after the Tigers' 42-7 homecoming win over New Mexico State on Nov. 3.
2012 AU Alabama Iron Bowl football game
Auburn head coach Gene Chizik addresses the media after the Tigers' 49-0 loss to rival Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Auburn's second-worst defeat in the history of the Iron Bowl. The Tigers finished the season with just three wins, none coming against SEC competition.
2012 AUFB Chizik firing
Laura Chramer/Opelika-Auburn News Auburn University Athletics Director Jay Jacobs speaks during a press conference to discuss the firing of AU head football coach Gene Chizik on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.
Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:40 pm
Updated: 8:25 pm, Sun Nov 25, 2012.
The coach who led Auburn football to its first national championship since 1957 could not outlast the Tigers’ worst season in 60 years.
Gene Chizik was fired Sunday as Auburn’s head football coach less than two years after hoisting the crystal football in Glendale, Ariz., athletics director Jay Jacobs announced. Below, you will find the letter Jacobs wrote to the "Auburn Family" containing the news.
Ryan Wood is the Auburn University Sports Beat Writer for the Opelika-Auburn News.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:40 pm.
Updated: 8:25 pm.