Gus Malzahn is Auburn's new head football coach. Malzahn replaces Gene Chizik, who was fired following a disappointing 2012 season for the Tigers. The offensive coordinator for Auburn's 2010 National Championship team served as head coach for Arkansas State in 2011.
As offensive coordinator, Malzahn led the Tulsa Golden Hurricane offense to the top of the NCAA in total offense in 2007 and 2008.
Malzahn's arrival at Auburn in 2009 and style of offense marked a drastic turnaround from the 2008 season when Auburn struggled to move the football and score points. In the first season the Tigers improved from a tie for 110th to 17th in the nation in scoring offense.