Jason Dufner says he was inspired by Gus Malzahn
From one champion to another.
The BCS National Title game is on Monday night in Pasadena, Cali. Jason Dufner will no doubt we watching from his hotel in Hawaii, thinking about everything he's learned from Auburn coach Gus Malzahn.
Kevin Van Valkenburg wrote a fantastic piece about Malzahn for ESPN and told a story about how the Auburn head coach invited Dufner to speak to and help teach Auburn's football team after he won the PGA Championship.
Dufner said he learned more than he taught.
"He believes successful people are successful for a reason," Dufner said. "Maybe they have certain characteristics or similar traits, and they're consistent in the way they do things. I was student at Auburn at one time, just like those players, and I had to do things to become successful, so he believes it gives these kids a chance to see what success looks like."
He also couldn't believe how organized Malzahn was.
"His preparation, the way his mind works, the way he prepares his team to play, it just blew my mind away," Dufner said. "It was very surprising. There weren't a lot of note cards or things written down. It just seemed to come from his memory. They were in a bad place at the end of last year, but he gave them the blueprint for how to be successful."
Dufner, who also gave a pregame speech at the Auburn-Texas A&M game, hasn't been in a bad place in a while but when he does get there, he'll know where to turn.
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