Dec 6, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn addresses the media at a press conference the day before his team faces the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn, head coach Gus Malzahn agree on six-year deal

Last Saturday, the Auburn Tigers pulled off the biggest upset of the season, and they also may have done it by executing the greatest finish in the history of college football, with Chris Davis returning a last-second missed field goal by Alabama 100 yards for the score.

That win was the greatest testament to what first-year head coach Gus Malzahn has been able to do with this team. A team which was just 3-9 last year and picked to finish near the lower-end of the SEC before the season.

Instead, tomorrow he’ll take his team into the Georgia Dome as the SEC West Champions to face off with Missouri for a trip to the BCS.

He’ll also walk into the Georgia Dome a richer man, as he and the school have agreed on a new deal for six years, which will pay the coach $3.85 million next season, and then $250,000 more every year after that:

This should slowly quiet down those Texas rumors that began to surface this week.

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  • Jeff Crum

    So did Arkansas State last season…

  • Jeff Mitchell

    Texas will double his contract in a couple of weeks. Sorry Auburn.

    • chuck

      Man, don’t you feel dumb. Enjoy Briles or all the second tier coaches bc the elite ones turned you down.