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Gene Chizik Headed to Auburn

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The Gene Chizik era at Iowa State has come to an end.  The Cyclones head coach has agreed to become the new head coach at Auburn University where he served as defensive coordinator from 2002-2004. 

Sources from within the Auburn athletic department have confirmed to KWWL that Chizik will become the Tigers new head coach.  The popular web site rivals.com also is reporting that an announcement is imminent.

Statement from Iowa State Athletics Director Jamie Pollard on Gene Chizik:

 

"Gene (Chizik) confirmed for me today that he is accepting the head coaching position at Auburn. I'm disappointed for our Iowa State fans and student-athletes that he has chosen to leave our program after only two seasons. I understand that it (Auburn) is a dream job for him, but the timing and the way it played out has been hurtful and disappointing. Although this is a significant set back, we will get through the challenge because the Iowa State University athletics program is far greater than one person."

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