Malzahn Headed Back to Auburn as Head Coach
The Auburn Tigers looked long and hard for a new man to run their football program but didn’t have look too far down their own coaching tree as on Tuesday they officially named Gus Malzahn as their new head coach.
Former Auburn Off. Cordinator (2009-2011), Malzahn is coming off his 1st season as a head coach at Arkansas St University where he led his team to a Sun Belt Title as well as an upcoming appearance in the GoDaddy.com Bowl against Kent St. He collected a 9-3 record and defeated MTSU 45-0 in his last regular season game as the Arkansas St head coach.
Malzahn has been a hot commodity ever since he helped lead the Auburn Tigers to their National Championship back in 2010. He was the lead tutor for then Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton and helped orchestrate the Tiger’s high powered offense to one of the best overall offenses in the nation.
His coaching job during 2010 awarded him the Broyles Award as the top assistant coach in the country. Winning that award led Malzahn to job opportunties then but turned them down in favor of sticking in Auburn for another season.
Malzahn’s background in football isn’t too long but has been a successful stint in not only high school but also in college. He was the HC at Springdale HS (AR) for 5 seasons and led that team to multiple high school championships.
He also had successful stay in the SEC as well. Malzahn was the Off. Cord and WR’s coach at Arkansas in 2006.
Malzahn is a coach that loves offense and will bring back the offense that made the Tigers so successful just 2 years ago. He is young and eager to take on the responsibilities that will be layed upon in Auburn.
Winning in the SEC is tough. Malzahn knows the lay of the land down South and has the early looks of a great pickup for Auburn and their hopes of bringing back the great football tradition they have down on the Plains.