Happier days

Auburn coach Gene Chizik shows off the trophy the Tigers won for claiming the 2010 national championship.

Gene Chizik led Auburn to unprecedented heights, but his tenure as the Tigers’ football coach couldn’t overcome the plummet that followed.

Auburn University fired the 50-year-old Chizik on Sunday, one day after a 49-0 loss at archrival Alabama in a game that sealed the coach’s fate at the end of a 3-9 season.

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