Auburn has a new head coach and it won’t be Bobby Petrino. Gus Malzahn will return to the Tigers as the head coach, after spending one season at Arkansas State. This move just makes total sense.
Malzahn has proven his worth. In one season, at Arkansas State he led the Red Wolves to a 9-3 record, with two paycheck losses away to Oregon and Nebraska. Their offense improved from 49th in yards per play to 15th. Gene Chizik went 30-10 with Malzahn and 3-9 without him.
He’s also the most practical hire. He recruited most of Auburn’s offensive players to run his offense. Keeping his former colleague Trooper Taylor on board would help Auburn keep together its Top 10 Rivals recruiting class.
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