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Looks Like a New Deal is Done

By on December 3rd, 2017 in Football, News 10 Comments »

Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports

Multiple news outlets including Auburn Undercover are reporting that Head Coach Gus Malzahn has agreed to a new deal to remain at Auburn. The numbers are not yet finalized or, at least, not being made public yet, but it is being reported to span at least five to seven years with up to as much as $7 million per year.

Arkansas is said to have made Coach Malzahn its “top target” with an offer of seven-year deal in the $50 million range. ESPN’s Chris Lowe says the Auburn deal will be for $49 million over seven years.

Malzahn is 45–21 in five years at Auburn and 25–15 in SEC play. He has two SEC West titles and won the SEC in 2013. He also coached the 2013 Tigers to within 13 seconds of winning a National Championship.



  1. friedca friedca says:

    Good. Now is not the time to start a coaching search, it’s a zoo out there. Love him or hate him we are in a New Years bowl back to back for the first time since the 80s. Lock down these recruits, beat UCF, and prepare for next year. War Eagle!

  2. meathead530 says:

    I was disappointed after the LSU loss and wanted him to go. But the way the way the season finished was great. Sure, I wish the tigers could’ve won last night, but Georgia’s focus on revenge was just too strong.

    Gus has room to improve, but I love that he lead the team to an Iron Bowl victory. If the elephants win out, I’m planning on reminding my Bama friends that over and over and over again.

    The twitterverse is in meltdown mode regarding keeping Gus and the bowl game. I guess I’m weird, but I’m looking forward to the team plowing over UCF. Coach will have them read mentally and physically.

    War Eagle!

  3. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    The best thing about this is that we get to keep Steele and Lindsey. Also, our recruits will stay on track.

    Half the SEC will see a coaching change this year.

  4. Tigers5711 says:

    I too am thrilled that CGM is staying. He’s the only SEC coach other than Saban to win the SEC and now of course Smarty Britches at GA. No other team to my knowledge has ever beaten no. 1 twice in a season much less 15 days. And beating GA and Bama is always sweet. I felt like GA had a better and different game plan on Sat. than when we demolished them 3 weeks ago but our game plan was apparently based on KJ playing come hell or high water injury or not with no plan B. Stidham had to pass more than he wanted to and might have been off target due to an injury himself (just my guess). I clearly remember beating Bama in 2002 with our 3rd string RB Tre Smith as Cadillac and Ronnie Brown were hurt. Our defense also did not have a good game plan if any to stop the GA run game. A bitter loss for sure.

  5. War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

    Glad to keep Gus. It’s was a very good year with a state championship and sec west championship. Next year Auburn will be deeper than its been in my lifetime and Gus deserves credit for that. Congratulations 2017 Tigers, you’ve given us a fun year!

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  7. jlobailey says:

    What is his new buyout? No doubt if he goes 9-3 next year we’ll have folks calling for his head.

  8. SisBoomBah says:

    To whom much is given, much will be required.

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