Auburn Football: Gene Chizik About to Be Fired

Report: Auburn Preparing to Fire Gene Chizik

11/9/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

According to a report by Sporting News and 247Sports.com, Auburn president Jay Gogue has told members of the school's board of trustees that he is preparing to fire coach Gene Chizik.Oct 27, 2012; Auburn, AL, USA: Auburn Tigers head coach Gene Chizik speaks at a press conference after Texas A&M Aggies beat the Tigers 63-21 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: John Reed-US PRESSWIRE

The report states that Gogue intends on forming a committee to help the search for Chizik's replacement, which would follow a few short days after termination.

“In the past few weeks many of you have contacted me, and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to share your thoughts about the football program," Gogue said in a statement on October 25. "I know your concerns are sincere and heartfelt, and I share many of them. As we do every year, the football program will be evaluated in an objective, thorough and professional process.

“For everything there is a time, and now is the time to support. The young men and women — our students — who make up Auburn University are grateful for the dedication of their extended Auburn Family. So am I.”

Two seasons ago — with Cam Newton as quarterback — Auburn went 14-0 and won the national championship. In less than two seasons since, Chizik is 10-12 and has yet to win an SEC game in 2012.

The report released only one potential coaching candidate: Louisville's offensive coordinator, Shawn Watson.


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11/9/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Chizik has to be the worst coach to ever win a National title, right? By far...

Looking at the list, it'd be hard to argue that. For sure in the BCS era.

11/9/12   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

Chizik has to be the worst coach to ever win a National title, right? By far...