AP source: Auburn hires Gus Malzahn as head coach

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Auburn has hired Gus Malzahn as head coach.

The person said Malzahn will be introduced later Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school had not announced the hire.

Malzahn was the offensive coordinator during the Tigers' national championship run in 2010, but spent last season at Arkansas State in his first college head coaching position.

He led the Red Wolves to a 9-3 record, a Sun Belt Conference title and a berth in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

Malzahn returns with his fast-paced, no-huddle offensive style that quarterback Cam Newton operated to perfection two seasons ago.

Malzahn replaces Gene Chizik, who was fired after a 49-0 loss to No. 2 Alabama to complete a 3-9 season.

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Comments » 11

thevoice writes:

In other news, welcome to Knoxville, Mr. Strong.

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

Fox News just reported that UCLA Head coach Jim Mora Jr has informed UT he is not interested in an interview with the Vols.

wallingdad writes:

as much as I want to say "why in the world have we not hired a coach yet for crying out loud!"
I will hold off. I do not want them to rush out and get the next warm body. I do want him to take the time necessary to get the right one.

But it sure is trying to see all the other schools naming their coaching replacement and we have not figured it out yet.

in this case patience is indeed a virtue

Orange_Power_T writes:

Arkansas just hired Wisconsin coach Biliema.

Dickattrade writes:

This was expected.Arkansas got the coach greatly respected in the Big 10 from Wisconson..
I STRONGLY expect our announcement will be comming in the very near future...
All we can do is set tight and offer our support if we agree or disagree. VFL

VOLSnTITANS writes:

The longer we hear nothing the more likely a Gruden announcement will shock the world.

bigorangesob writes:

please get off the Gruden phooey, he ain't coming

Vol_in_Mich writes:

Good move Auburn.

Scoon writes:

You danged vols are just totally bringing up the rear end!! So, bite it!!

Colliervol writes:

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Or we may have gotten the only one we offered. One thing is for sure, you don't have a clue nor do any of the rest of us. Only Dave Hart and the powers that be at UT know that one.

62vol writes:

in response to Colliervol:

Or we may have gotten the only one we offered. One thing is for sure, you don't have a clue nor do any of the rest of us. Only Dave Hart and the powers that be at UT know that one.

Good post. Saved me the trouble.

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