Gus Malzahn and Auburn are losing one of the most experienced offensive minds from last season’s staff as offensive analyst Al Borges is leaving to take over the offense at UTSA. The Roadrunner program is currently run by longtime SEC assistant coach Frank Wilson.
Borges only ended up serving on Malzahn’s staff for one season after previously serving as the program’s offensive coordinator from 2004-07. Borges is a two-time Broyles Award finalist, given annually to the nation’s top assistant coach, and has a reputation as a noted quarterback coach.
While losing his 36 years of college coaching experience will be tough, it would be difficult for any program to hold on to an off-the-field coach who has been offered a major promotion at another FBS program.
News of Borges departure is being reported by college football insider Brett McMurphy:
Auburn offensive analyst Al Borges named OC at UTSA. Borges also has previously been OC at Michigan, San Diego State, San Jose State & Auburn
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 19, 2018
UTSA has since officially announced the hiring of Borges. The school offered up this statement from Coach Wilson following the news:
“I am thrilled to be able to announce the hiring of Al Borges as our new offensive coordinator. Al Borges has a masterful offensive mind and a coaching style that takes advantage of the talent and skillset of the players on the roster. His unique ability to develop quarterbacks is second to none. Our coaching staff got better today.”