Auburn fires Gene Chizik after 3-9 season

Auburn fires Gene Chizik after 3-9 season
Auburn coach Gene Chizik talks to the media after a loss to Alabama 49-0 in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Chizik would not answer questions about his future at Auburn. (AP Photo/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.