Gus Malzahn or Nick Saban?
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It seems all the smoke regarding Texas’ next head coach is coming from the state of Alabama.
After Auburn won the Iron Bowl, Sports Illustrated derived a report linking Malzahn and Texas, where some of Malzahn’s closest friends said he called it his ‘dream job’.
According to a source, Malzahn has told friends privately that coaching the Longhorns is his dream job. If confronted with the choice between Auburn and Austin, it’s a no-brainer move for Malzahn to bolt. The best job in the Big 12 is a much more stable place than The Plains, as even a play-caller of Malzahn’s acumen isn’t likely to make adjustments to historical trends.
Malzahn responded to the report during his press conference, and he didn’t deny the report. Why? It’s good business, via AL.com.
“The response is, I’m tickled to death to be the head coach of the Auburn Tigers,” Malzahn said.
“I’m very blessed to be the head coach of the Auburn Tigers,” Malzahn said. “I really appreciate the guys that gave me this opportunity and believed in me. We are playing for the SEC championship, so it’s been a good year.”
Auburn AD Jay Jacobs has already said Malzahn will get an increase in salary and a possible contract extension after the season.
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Saban and Malzahn both share the same agent in Jimmy Sexton, who knows how to play the game.
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