Auburn coach Gus Malzahn comments on speculation about his job security
Entering the 2017 season, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was on the hot seat, but had seemingly coached his way off of it while leading the Tigers to a No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll.
However, on Saturday, the Tigers took a 20-0 lead at LSU before collapsing and losing 27-23 to fall to 5-2 on the season.
On Tuesday, as the Tigers prepare for a game against Arkansas, Malzahn said he’s not worried about his job security and is simply focusing on the task at hand (via AL.com):
“No, I’m not,” he said. “The only thing I’m worried about is beating Arkansas and coming back and getting healed up for a week and try to finish this thing with the goals that we started to.”
The Tigers still control their own destiny in the SEC West, but now they have no margin for error.
In order to reach the SEC Championship Game, Auburn will likely have to beat Georgia and Alabama later in the season — no easy task.
Meanwhile, another unexpected loss could prove to be the final straw for Malzahn.