Auburn dismisses Coach

12/13/2020

The Auburn Tigers fired head coach Gus Malzahn, the university announced Sunday. In eight seasons, Malzahn established a 68-35 (Wins-Losses), 39-26 in SEC conference games. In the 2013 season, he reached the National Championship but fell short 34-31 to the Champions Florida State Seminoles.

Auburn President Jay Gogue stated, "Coach Malzahn led the Auburn football program with honor and integrity." However, that was not good enough for the coach as Mnalzahn could not compete with Alabama. Rumors were going around since 2018 when the Tigers finished 8-5 (3-5 SEC Conference games). In 2019, Auburn stayed competitive with Bo Nix as QB, losing to LSU 23-20, Georgia 21-14 but defeated Stanford 52-0 and Alabama 48-45. This season, there were no promises. With many coaches being on the carousel, Auburn decided to move on. Auburn announced that defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will take over as interim head coach. There are no more regular-season games for the Tigers and they await to see if they will play in a bowl game.

Other coaches fired this week were:

Kevin Sumlin - Arizona

Lovie Smith - Illinois