It’s been confirmed that Arkansas State’s Gus Malzahn will be hired as Auburn University’s 26th Head Coach. Multiple media outlets, including Track ‘Em Tigers, exploded with the breaking news just before 3 p.m. CST today.
A formal announcement and introduction of the new Head Coach is expected from the University tonight at 8 p.m.
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says the decision was unanimous.
“Coach Malzahn was the clear unanimous choice of our search committee, and I am pleased that Dr. Gogue has accepted our recommendation,” Jacobs said. “This is a great day for Auburn football and Auburn University.”
“I want to thank each member of the committee for their tireless effort in helping us find the right man to lead our football program and represent Auburn University. They were objective, thorough and thoughtful throughout the entire process. Their one and only agenda was doing what is best for Auburn.”
Malzahn was Auburn’s offensive coordinator from 2009-2011 and his offenses have broken records at every stop of his career.
His Arkansas State team just won the Sunbelt Conference Championship and will play in the GoDaddy.com Bowl on January 6th in Mobile.
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