On April 23, 2013, the oaks at Toomer´s Corner had to be removed. More than two years earlier, those trees at Auburn University´s historic landmark had been poisoned. Meanwhile, the Auburn football team went from National Champions in 2010 to the bottom of the SEC by 2012. Head coach Gene Chizik was fired and replaced by Gus Malzahn. Expectations were bleak entering the 2013 season but hat followed was one of the biggest single-season turnarounds in college football history.