Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn celebrates after winning the 2013 SEC Championship game against the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. Auburn won 59-42. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Gus Malzahn no longer a candidate for Texas Longhorns job

While the Texas Longhorns coaching search is expected to continue into the new year and after bowl season is complete, one name can be eliminated from consideration from a wish list that was near double-digits after Mack Brown resigned after 16 years in Austin.

“According to Bobby Burton of Horns247, we can eliminate one name from a list of prospective coaches – Auburn’s Gus Malzahn. While no specific reason was given, I was told that Malzahn is not going to be the next Texas coach. Whether it’s his own lack of interest or that of Texas is unclear. But I was told that Malzahn would not be the next Texas coach.”

Malzahn was always perceived–at least by me–as an extreme long shot that made the chances of pulling Nick Saban from the Alabama Crimson Tide appear like a slam dunk. That’s how much I discounted the Malzahn to Texas rumors.

Malzahn’s new contract extension shows the commitment of Auburn athletic director, Jay Jacobs to Malzahn for the long-term. Despite more whispers that claimed Malzahn said Texas is his “dream job” his response to that was, “I’m tickled to death to be the head coach at Auburn University,” Malzahn said.

We don’t yet know who will be the next head coach at the University of Texas, but it won’t be Malzahn as the Longhorns have struck out on both SEC head coaches in the state of Alabama.

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