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Gene Chizik fired as Auburn head coach

Gene Chizik Gene Chizik has been fired as Auburn head football coach. (Butch Dill, Getty Images)

Two years ago, Gene Chizik led Auburn to the BCS national title. Today, he is out of a job. Chizik has been fired by Auburn University, one day after a 49-0 thrashing at the hands of rival Alabama.

Chizik's firing brings an end to a miserable season for Tigers football. The team went 3-9 overall this season, including a winless record in the Southeastern Conference.

"I'm extremely disappointed with the way this season turned out and I apologize to the Auburn family and our team for what they have had to endure," Chizik said. "In my 27 years of coaching, I have gained an understanding of the high expectations in this profession. When expectations are not met, I understand changes must be made."

Chizik finishes his four-year stint at Auburn with a 33-19 overall record, including a 15-17 mark in the SEC.