Found October 18, 2013 on Football Nation:
The Tigers are experiencing a resounding resurgence in their program, thanks in part to the work of first-year head coach Gus Malzahn, who was offensive coordinator at Auburn from 2009-11.He left to take the head coaching job at Arkansas State, leading the Red Wolves to a 9-3 season. So when Gene Chizik was let go after last season, Auburn administrators had an idea of who they wanted to get the program back to prominence two years after they won the BCS National Championship game over Oregon.After six games, Auburn is 5-1, with the lone loss coming against LSU--at Baton Rouge. Last year at this juncture, AU was 1-5. Talk about a dramatic turnaround.After a resounding 62-3 win over Western Carolina, Auburn returns to Southeastern Conference fare, and the assisgnment is a tough one: going to Texas A&M and facing Johnny Manziel, a player Malzahn describes as the "best that ever played" college football. Malzahn coached Cam Newton at Auburn during his Heisman Trophy winni...
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