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Auburn hires Chizik as new head coach

AMES, Iowa - Auburn has hired Iowa State's Gene Chizik as its new football coach, turning to a former defensive coordinator who helped the Tigers forge a perfect season but has won five games in two years as a head coach.

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard said that Chizik told him Saturday he was accepting the job at Auburn.

Chizik will succeed Tommy Tuberville, who resigned following 10 seasons with an 85-40 record.

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs would not confirm the hiring earlier after it was reported by numerous media outlets.