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If Texas Calls, Gus Malzahn Should Jump at Chance to Leave Auburn

Posted on 12/3/2013 by with 0 comments

Toilet paper still draped the trees in Toomer’s Corner on Tuesday morning. The nation still marveled in awe at Auburn’s dramatic 34-28 Iron Bowl victory over Alabama, when — maybe you’ve heard — cornerback Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown on the game’s final play.

It’s been that kind of season for Auburn, as the Tigers have reeled off one dramatic victory after another — Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Georgia and finally Alabama. It’s also been a dramatic change from the state of affairs a year ago. In his first season as head coach, Gus Malzahn has taken a team that went 0-8 in the SEC in 2012 and led it to the league title game.

But as great as things are for Malzahn on the Plains right now, here’s a piece of advice for the Tigers coach: Get out of Auburn as fast as you can.

There’s an expectation that the Texas job will open in the next few weeks. 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.


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