Sunday, November 25, 2012

Carousel Begins: Auburn Fires Chizik

To the surprise of no one, one day after an embarrasing 49-0 to Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Auburn University has parted ways with coach Gene Chizik.

We might add, the move comes just under two years since Chizik won a national championship coaching the Tigers.

The Tigers were 3-9 in 2012, losing all 8 of their SEC games.

The school released a statement from AD Jay Jacobs saying that he "Recommended Coach Chizik not be retained as head coach" and that Auburn's school president agreed.

You can read that statement RIGHT HERE

The tricky part starts with how Chizik gets paid off. According to the now appearing to be stupid contract extension given to Chizik after winning the title, the school owes him somewhere in the neighborhood of $7.5 to $10 million.


With reports of an NCAA Investigation over recruiting violations swirling around Chizik's staff and the school, Auburn may have a way out. A clause in his contract says they don't owe him anything if the school gets in trouble.

We suspect a replacement to be named before the end of the year...but we could be wrong.

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