Status of Auburn coach Gene Chizik in limbo

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 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 coach Gene Chizik watches the game near the end of a 49-0 loss to Alabama during the second half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Auburn coach Gene Chizik watches the game near the end of a 49-0 loss to Alabama during the second half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The status of Auburn coach Gene Chizik could become official soon.

University President Jay Gogue is expected to make a decision on whether to keep or fire Chizik on Sunday or Monday.

Auburn spokesman Mike Clardy said Sunday the president "is standing by his plan to evaluate coaches after the season." Clardy says he doesn't know what the timetable is.

The Tigers finished a 3-9 season with a 49-0 loss to No. 2 Alabama. Auburn lost all eight Southeastern Conference games two years after winning a national title. It's the worst two-year fall of any Associated Press national champion.

The Tigers lost their final three SEC games by a combined 150-21.

Cam Newton led them to a 14-0 season and the program's first national title since 1957 two years ago.

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Comments » 6

Prostar writes:

AT LEAST WE'RE NOT AUBURN. I think they're waiting on the NCAA investigation to see if there is an escape from having to pay the $7.5 million payout.

imw8n4u writes:

Not in limbo any more - just got fired.

DownTheField15 writes:

If UT wants Petrino or Fisher, they had better move now. One of them will end up at Auburn.

UTKin1992 writes:

Oops. If you'd waited about 5 more minutes, the headline could've read "Insert Fork - Chizik Done".

6972 writes:

How soon the mighty fall. NC to the pits.

joeaubie writes:

in response to Prostar:

AT LEAST WE'RE NOT AUBURN. I think they're waiting on the NCAA investigation to see if there is an escape from having to pay the $7.5 million payout.

You're right. Tenn is ON probation. Unreal...

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