Paul Finebaum explains why the timing is right for Gus Malzahn to leave Auburn
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has considered the Arkansas job before, and for a native of that state, the timing of the Arkansas job being open now is deal, according to Paul Finebaum.
Finebaum has raised this possibility before, and did it again Monday morning during his regular weekly appearance on the Birmingham-based WJOX, 94.5 FM program “The Roundtable.”
“Chad Morris, there’s no need to pile on, I think the record is self-evident of what kind of a coach he was,” Finebaum said. “As far as Gus Malzahn, I think he has to consider it, regardless of this weekend or two weekends from now, we all know the circumstances at Auburn, it’s just a never-ending soap opera. There are people who genuinely love Gus Malzahn and appreciate him, and there’s an equal number who don’t and I don’t think that’s going to change.”
The timing is interesting because of the potential of following Morris and his record the last two seasons, and how that might change expectations, or at least add patience from the fan base and administration.
“To me, he gambled two years ago, he made a lot of money and now I would leave,” Finebaum said. “I don’t think it’s really a difficult decision for Gus. I would take the money. We’ve all covered transitions. You’re taking over for Chad Morris, who has one of the worst records, most inept and incompetent and laughable programs I have ever seen in the history of covering the SEC. What do you have to do? You get to a bowl game and they’ll give you a parade.”