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Auburn hires Iowa State’s Gene Chizik

Auburn has reportedly hired Iowa State’s Gene Chizik as its new football coach.

The Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register and Rivals.com reported Saturday that the former Auburn defensive coordinator will succeed Tommy Tuberville, who resigned following 10 seasons.

An Auburn spokesman said no announcement was scheduled for Saturday and an Iowa State spokesman also said he couldn’t confirm the reports.

Chizik is 5-19 in two seasons at Iowa State after stints running the defenses at Auburn and Texas. He coached the nation’s top scoring defense in his third and final season with the Tigers.

That 2004 defense allowed just 11 points a game and Auburn went undefeated.