AUBURN, Ala. — No Auburn fan will ever forget the crystal-ball run from two years ago.
A primary piece of that title glory is coming back to the Plains.
Former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, who championed the Tigers’ offense as Cam Newton and company sailed to a 14-0 season in 2010, has accepted an offer to become Auburn’s 27th head coach Tuesday after a one-year stint at Arkansas State, according to multiple reports.
Malzahn would replace his former boss, Gene Chizik, who was fired nine days ago after Auburn’s 3-9 season in the first year after Malzahn’s departure.
Once the university confirms Malzahn’s hiring – president Jay Gogue said earlier Tuesday the decision was imminent – exhaustive coverage of Malzahn’s hiring will follow on WarEagleExtra.com.