SEC Reporter “Not Ruling Out” A Change In Head Coach

first_imgA General view of Auburn's stadium.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Last week, Paul Finebaum addressed the future of Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn after the team’s second loss of the season. Finebaum felt that Malzahn’s “likely not going anywhere” given the fact that he just signed a big contract extension.However, after another loss, Malzahn’s immense buyout might not be that big of an obstacle. The Tigers fell to 4-3 on the season after sitting at No. 7 following the team’s season-opening win over Washington.Auburn’s latest loss was an embarrassing 30-24 loss to Tennessee. Fans of the program aren’t happy and now a local Auburn reporter said he’s “not ruling out” a change at head coach.“I’m not ruling out a change at the end of the season even though he (Malzahn) has a contract that has at least 38 million dollars in buyout money…from what I’ve been told, there’s not much concern there when it comes to the money,” said Brandon Marcello.”I’m not ruling out a change at the end of the season even though he (Malzahn) has a contract that has at least 38 million dollars in buyout money…from what I’ve been told, there’s not much concern there when it comes to the money” – @bmarcello pic.twitter.com/jjhYUemqxz— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 16, 2018Would the university fire Malzahn despite the nearly $40 million buyout? Malzahn signed a seven-year, $49 million deal after Auburn’s 10-4 season in 2017.He might be out sooner rather than later.last_img

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