Originally written on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 12/4/12
Last year, when then-Auburn offensive coordinator took off for Arkansas State, no one could believe it. Turns out, we should have seen this possibility.Gus Malzahn was hired today by Auburn as their head football coach to replace Gene Chizik. Chizik lasted only two years after his championship run in 2010. But more importantly, Chizik lasted only one season without Malzahn.Malzahn's departure to Arkansas State may have been surprising. But when it was all said and done, he won the Sun Belt title, and had the same people he left asking him to return.Malzahn is playing with house money for a few years. If there is the slightest whisper that he might get canned during a rough patch, Malzahn could possibly walk into another job just as easily as he left for Arkansas State.Looking back, it was a very sneaky move by Malzahn. Did he throw Chizik to the wolves with a "you can't win without me" WWE tag team breakup moment?Regardless of the why, Malzhan looks like a ninja a year later.
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