Auburn football: Gus Malzahn comments on current events at AU

Former Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn commented on the current events taking place on the Plains to the Athletic Mandatory Credit: Rebecca Warren-USA TODAY Sports
Former Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn commented on the current events taking place on the Plains to the Athletic Mandatory Credit: Rebecca Warren-USA TODAY Sports /
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Former Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn — whose UCF Knights now ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll after knocking off Group of Five darling Tulane in New Orleans this past weekend — told The Athletic’s Chris Vannini that he still has love for Auburn.

This isn’t exactly news considering past comments Malzahn has made about the program, though interestingly enough never about his replacement, the recently-fired Bryan Harsin, while he was still manning the head coach post on the Plains.

Here were Malzahn’s comments about Carnell “Cadillac” Williams’ current Auburn football interim head coaching stint, and the tabs he keeps on former players he brought to the program during his eight seasons in charge:

Auburn football could soon finally find their Gus Malzahn upgrade

With how bad things have been the past two seasons, it’s easy for Auburn football fans to miss Gus Malzahn and the steady stability he brought to East Central Alabama. Still, he was fired for never knocking off the likes of Alabama, LSU, and Georgia on the road and never elevating the team past an SEC Championship appearance post-2013.

With Lane Kiffin being a heavy favorite to take over the head coaching job from Carnell “Cadillac” Williams — with Cadillac hopefully taking over the offensive coordinator job since he has masterfully produced 700 yards of offense in two games despite a bottom-ranked offensive line — the proper replacement for Malzahn could finally be on his way.

Kiffin has elevated Florida Atlantic and Ole Miss to recent history highs over the past five years, so coming to Auburn with momentum and a motivation to finally unseat Nick Saban at Alabama could lead to the same for the Plains.