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Author Topic: Does Gus Malzahn’s massive buyout at Auburn make him untouchable?  (Read 45 times)

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Does Gus Malzahn’s massive buyout at Auburn make him untouchable?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/sec/2019/10/22/auburn-football-how-gus-malzahn-massive-buyout-changed-equation/3853045002/

On an unseasonably warm evening in October 2017, Gus Malzahn arrived at his postgame news conference wearing a striped Auburn polo and traces of a scowl.

The Tigers had just blown a 20-point lead on the road against LSU. They were 10-10 in their past 20 games in the Southeastern Conference. They hadn't beaten Alabama or Georgia in nearly four years. And their past three seasons had ended with records of 8-5, 7-6 and 8-5.

"It's not the end of the world," Malzahn told reporters.

In Auburn country, however, there was a growing sense it might soon be the end of Malzahn's time on the Southern plains.

Then, in a span of just seven weeks, everything changed. Auburn clobbered then-No. 2 Georgia and dominated then-No. 1 Alabama. Malzahn went from coaching on the hot seat to signing a seven-year, $49 million contract extension — complete with a massive buyout clause that won't dip below eight figures until 2023.
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Re: Does Gus Malzahn’s massive buyout at Auburn make him untouchable?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 12:11:01 PM »
Nope, as long as they have boosters willing to pay , it doesn't matter

 

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