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Tigers' haphazard search leads to Chizik

Originally Published: December 14, 2008
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Auburn got rid of Tommy Tuberville, a coach who won 85 games in 10 seasons and once beat rival Alabama six consecutive times.

The Tigers hired Gene Chizik, a coach who went 5-19 in his two seasons as head coach at Iowa State, and ended the 2008 season with a 10-game losing streak.

When Tuberville was ousted, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs hoped the masses were naive enough to believe Tuberville quit on his own.

Given what transpired during Auburn's 10-day search for ...

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