Auburn fires Gene Chizik after 3-9 season

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Auburn fires Gene Chizik after 3-9 seasonduring the second half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Alabama beat Auburn 49-0. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)(Credit: Butch Dill)

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.

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