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The Best College Football Coach in the Nation

By on December 24th, 2013 in Football 7 Comments »

                                                                                                             (photo: Julie Bennett,
Who’s the best college football coach in the country? That’s a question that is often debated by fans across the nation. But at least for 2013 the question has been settled. Gus Malzahn won his fifth National Coach of the Year award Monday when he was named by the Associated Press as the AP’s Coach of the Year.

And why not? All Gus has done is be the architect of one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of the sport. From worst to first in the SEC. Malzahn has won the SEC Coach of the Year, the Maxwell Coach of the Year, the  Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, the CBS Coach of the Year, the Home Depot Coach of the Year, and now the AP Coach of the Year.

Yet in true Malzahn humbleness, he doesn’t bask in the accolades and is quick to share any credit saying yesterday that it was a group award and a tribute to the players and assistant coaches.

“I just take it year by year, game by game, practice by practice and just feel very blessed to be a part of this and be a part of this moment.” Well Gus the Auburn Family feels very blessed too. Blessed to have the best coach in college football as Our coach.

War Eagle!


  1. WDErichie WDErichie says:

    War Eagle Coach Malzahn!!!!!

  2. domaucan1 domaucan1 says:

    It’s great to have Coach Malzahn as an Auburn Tiger and,


    WAR EAGLE !!!

    GO BIG BLUE !!!


  3. ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

    Congratulations and WAR EAGLE!!

  4. restless6 says:

    He’s just getting warmed up.


  5. KoolBell KoolBell says:

    Coach Malzahn is an architect. He had a plan, he executed that plan to perfection, and he got his players to believe in that plan. The end result has yet to be fully realized. Whether or not this team wins the last Crystal Ball does not matter in this discussion. That Auburn is in the game at all is why the country’s sports writers are showering Gus with these deserved accolades.


  6. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    I am glad we have Gus. His mind and personality combine to make him one of the best coaches in America.

    He is able to see things many coaches miss. When something happens on the field, he sees what is significant. His mind races like a computer putting the event into perspective.

    He is able to do this when looking at the performance of his players. He then designs plays around their strengths to maximize what the team can do to get yards on the field.

    He does this when looking at game film. He also sees the tendencies of other teams during the game and usually makes appropriate adjustments.

    I have to say, he has grown as a head coach right before our eyes. We don’t see the double reverse halfback pass plays of yore. Every now and then he gets off track and calls a series of bubble screens that go backwards. But generally he learns sooner rather than later to get back on script.

    Our players love him and respect him. Gus gets the most out of the guys. He pushes them and they respond. All that’s left to find out about him is how will he recruit. Not just how many kids will he pull in, but will the quality of those players result in great Auburn football teams.

    I have faith in the man. When I look back at some of the guys being considered for the job I am so thankful that Gus was hired.

    • mvhcpa says:

      Well, we did see something like that the reverse-halfback thing for the two-point conversion at the end of the Georgia game (where I think they were just having fun on that play), but everything you say is 100% true. Gus is a great coach and he is only getting better!

      Michael Val
      (who repeats himself yet again: You better get ON the Gus Bus, or you’re gonna end up UNDER it!)