When Gus Malzahn took over as head coach of an Auburn Tigers football team that was coming off of a 3-9 season, no one expected much out of the team in his first year. With a junior college transfer at quarterback and a young and inexperienced defense, you couldn’t have imagined that the Tigers would be a threat in the SEC. But they are.
Now, with the college football season entering the final stretch, it is time to think about who should be named the Coach of the Year and Malzahn is a man that should be at the top of those lists.
Not only are the Tigers currently sitting with nine wins, but they have an upcoming match up with Alabama that will likely determine the SEC West title.
Win or lose, Auburn has put together an incredible season and Malzahn deserves plenty of praise.
While there are plenty of other coaches around the nation that should be in the running for the award, no one has done as impressive of a job and had as quick of a turnaround as Malzahn. Let’s see if those with votes see the great job he has been able to do.
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