Auburn fired head football coach Gus Malzahn, the school announced on Sunday.
The decision comes less than 24 hours after the Tigers finished the regular season with a 6-4 record after beating Mississippi State 24-10 on Saturday.
"After evaluating the state of the Auburn football program, we've decided that it was time to make a change in leadership," said Auburn Director of Athletics Allen Greene in a statement. "We appreciate everything that Gus did for the program over the last eight seasons. We will begin a search immediately for a coach that can help the Auburn program consistently compete at the highest level.