BY Associated Press
Monday, November 26, 2012
11/26/12 at 3:45 AM
Auburn fires Chizik after 3-9 season
Auburn coach Gene Chizik was fired Sunday after the Tigers' rapid fall from a national champion to a winless Southeastern Conference season.
The Tigers endured the worst slide within two years of winning a national championship of any team since the Associated Press poll started in 1936 and hadn't lost this many games since going 0-10 in 1950. The decision came 17 months after Auburn gave Chizik a contract worth some $3.5 million annually through 2015.
The Tigers went from 14-0 with a perfect SEC record with Cam Newton leading the offense in 2010 to 3-9 and 0-8.
N.C. State fires O'Brien after 6 seasons
North Carolina State has fired Tom O'Brien after six seasons, four of which were good enough to get the Wolfpack into a bowl but none to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Athletic director Debbie Yow made the announcement Sunday, one day after the Wolfpack finished a 7-5 regular season with a win over Boston College.
O'Brien went 40-35 after coming to Raleigh from BC following the 2006 season. He took the Wolfpack to three bowl games, but won't coach in a fourth when N.C. State receives its bid next week.
N.C. State says offensive coordinator Dana Bible will be the interim coach for the bowl game. All other assistants are staying to continue bowl preparations.
Purdue makes quick decision to fire Hope
Danny Hope is out as Purdue's football coach - one day after the Boilermakers retained the Old Oaken Bucket with a 56-35 victory over Indiana and became bowl eligible.
After replacing the school's winningest coach in school history, Hope went 22-27.
Boston College fires coach Spaziani
Boston College fired football coach Frank Spaziani after four years of progressively worse records and two straight seasons without a bowl appearance.
The team made the announcement on Sunday, a day after the Eagles (2-10, 1-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished the season with a 27-10 loss at North Carolina State.
Embree out as head coach at Colorado
Jon Embree tells The Associated Press he has been fired as coach of the University of Colorado football team. The Buffaloes just competed the worst season in the 123-year history of the program. They finished 1-11. Embree was 4-21 in two years at Colorado, where he replaced Dan Hawkins.