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November 25, 2012

Auburn fires Gene Chizik; Buyout for all coaches could exceed $11 million

The 2010 football season was memorable for all the right reasons. Since that Cinderella run to the crystal ball, Auburn football rewrote history for all the wrong reasons. Gene Chizik’s firing Sunday establishes one last record-setter of inglorious proportions.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.