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Another SEC Football Coach Fired: Auburn’s

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Gene Chizik, Getty/Michael Chang

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - 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.

Auburn joins Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas as the SEC schools firing head football coaches at the end of the 2012 season.

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