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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:23 PM


Q:  Two years after winning the BCS national title with Cam Newton at quarterback, Auburn football coach Gene Chizik was fired Sunday after a 3-9 season. What was the Tigers' worst season in school history?

A: Auburn, which set a record for the worst slide by any national champion in the history of the Associated Press college football poll, dating back to 1936, endured its worst season ever in 1950, going 0-10 under coach Earl Brown, who was promptly fired to bring in future Hall of Fame coach Ralph (Shug) Jordan.

Today in …

1971 – In a swap of pitchers, the San Francisco Giants trade Gaylord Perry to the Cleveland Indians for Sam McDowell. It appears to be an even exchange. Perry is 33 and has a 133-109 career record. Despite pitching for some terrible Indians teams, “Sudden Sam” McDowell is 122-109 and has led the American League in strikeouts four times. Perry goes 24-16 in 1972 and continues to pitch until 1983, logging 181 more victories with seven different teams. He ends up with a 314-265 career record and a Hall of Fame berth. After the trade, McDowell goes 25-35 with three clubs, pitching his last game in the majors in 1975. He later admits that alcoholism was his downfall.


Colts quarterback Blair Kiel, born 1961. 49ers defensive end Dwaine Board, born 1956.