Auburn hires Gus Malzahn to replace Gene Chizik
Gus Malzahn will be named Auburnís next head coach, according to multiple reports.
Malzahn, who led Arkansas State to the Sun Belt title in his first season with the Red Wolves, was Auburnís offensive coordinator for three seasons, including the 2010 BCS national championship-winning season.
Gus Malzahn is returning to Auburn, this time as head coach, replacing the fired Gene Chizik. (AP Photo)
He is expected to arrive in Auburn tonight, AL.com reported.
He replaces Gene Chizik, who was fired Nov. 25 after Auburn completed a 3-9 season and went 0-8 in SEC games. One of Chizikís first moves after being hired to replace Tommy Tuberville in December 2008 was to hire Malzahn, whose offenses at Tulsa and Arkansas lit up scoreboards.