Status of Auburn coach Gene Chizik in limbo

Status of Auburn coach Gene Chizik in limbo
November 25, 2012, 1:14 pm
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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) 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.