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No Malzahn yet

Posted on: December 12, 2010 6:31 pm

Not saying it won't happen but Gus Malzahn to Vanderbilt hasn't happened yet.

That's what a source at the school told me Sunday night.

"I'm supposed to be in the loop," the source said. "Nothing has happened yet."

The Washington Post reported late Sunday afternoon that the Auburn offensive coordinator had accepted the Vanderbilt job. If Malzahn does get the job, Vandy would have lost a bit of its innocence. This is a school that basically de-emphasized football when it eliminated its athletic department a few years ago under former president Gordon Gee.

It has inexorably tried to become an SEC member in football -- I know it is in name but c'mon -- since Bobby Johnson's departure in July. Johnson, pressured by the administration, supposedly waited until late in the summer to step down so Vandy would have no choice but to replace him with a staff member. Assistant Robbie Caldwell lasted a season.

The Malzahn move would show that Vanderbilt is at least trying to stay relevant. There were reports the school was offering $3 million per season. Clearly Vandy would be overpaying for its losing history to get one of the hottest assistants in the country.

"It [press conference] better not happen Sunday night," the source said. "We've got an inch of snow on the ground and Tennesseans don't do snow very well."

Category: NCAAF

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:47 pm

No Malzahn yet

Since i thought of it had become likely to be some sort of lackluster antique process, it also unequivocally mainly recognised with regard to time.

Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:57 pm

No Malzahn yet

Gus is staying!

Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:44 pm

No Malzahn yet

saxman it dont matter who coaches auburns offense next year dont expect them to put nothing enept on the field

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 12:00 pm

No Malzahn yet

There's a lot of chiming back from Auburn fan towards naysayers. I'm not going to say bad things about Malzahn because (1) I have never followed him, and (2) he may come to UF.

But, be warned about the timing of the forces of the universe. Look at Steve Addazio serving as OL coach around the time of Tebow. Newton is better than Tebow on the field as a passer and a runner - he's more accurate and he's got more finesse. But, Auburn is hanging everything on Cam Newton, not unlike Florida did with Tebow.

If Malzahn stays with Auburn next season, you will find out for certain if he's good or if he's a product of alignment with Newton's enrollment at Auburn.  Because, Newton is going Pro after this season - there's no way he's coming back for more BS and further restrictions on his father's attendance at games around the whole pay-for-play allegations.

Take a look at The Gators this year 'cause it's probably what you can expect at Auburn next year ... Malzahn or no Malzahn.

Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2010 11:20 am

No Malzahn yet

Methinks Malzahn would do well for himself to go to Vandy forthwith. The ongoing investigation into the possibility of pay-for-play being the norm at Auburn has the potential to make life miserable for anyone on the staff.

Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:23 am

No Malzahn yet


Obviously you dont have a clue for someone who lives in NWA. It was HDN that ran off Mustain, who was over-rated anyway. If he was so good why has he rode the pine @ SC? Malzhan knew that HDN was a joke, that is why he bailed... just ask Ole Miss fans now about the circus that is HDN.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 9:30 am

No Malzahn yet

I am not sold on Gus. Maybe he'll prove to be a great head coach, but I haven't seen much that makes me think he deserves the hype.

I got a play for you:
Hand the ball to Newton. Score TD.

Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 7:27 am

No Malzahn yet

I would refer you to the fact that Auburn's D was the problem that couldn't be overcome last season.  The O this year simply had more firepower to overcome weaknesses in the D.  The D was actually better this year than last as well, and you didn't see all 11 starters on D playing 95% of the snaps.  They had more depth this season.  So I wouldn't exactly be blowing off the O that Malzahn has had at Auburn.  The lack of a quality qb last year cost Auburn several games.

Since: Sep 23, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:07 am

No Malzahn yet

I guess you mean I don't have a clue because I am from NW Arkansas?  Because I lived every moment of the Malzahn freakin disaster?  I see where Auburn set all kinds of records in 2009 and finished 3 - 5 in the conference! Congratulations to Malzahn(the great).

I also see where he had an ingenious plan this year!  Give the ball to Cam!  BRILLIANT!

What exactly do you classify as "some idiot fan"?  Someone that has years of experience with watching the fall-out of the super-ego of Malzahn(the great) or someone like you, that has only watched him make excuses and ride coat-tails? 

Post something worthwhile after you have had to tolerate his megalomania for a decade.   Better yet, give Mitch Mustain a call and see how that transfer to USC that Malzahn(the great) encouraged him to take worked out for Mitchs' career.  It worked pretty good for Malzahn(the great), he was able to demonstrate that he could throw anybody under the bus to satisfy his own ego!

Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 12:27 am

Listen up brutus

You don't have a clue what you are spouting off about.  Auburn set all kinds of records LAST YEAR under Malzahn on offense.  With an average qb at best.  Malzahn is the qb coach.  To say he rode the qb's coattails at Tulsa to get the job at Auburn is ridiculous.  You are obviously some idiot fan of another school that Auburn ran roughshod over this year.  Just shut the hell up moron.

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