Auburn names Malzahn as offensive coordinator

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Gus Malzahn has been named the new offensive
coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Auburn University.

Head coach Gene Chizik made the announcement Sunday afternoon,
calling Malzahn one of the "great offensive minds in college

Malzahn served as assistant head coach, co-offensive coordinator
and quarterbacks coach for the University of Tulsa during the past
two seasons.

In that time his offenses were ranked first nationally in total
offense in 2007 and second in 2008. Malzahn was the offensive
coordinator and receivers coach at Arkansas in 2006.

The Fort Smith, Ark., native will join the Auburn staff after
Tulsa's GMAC Bowl game versus Ball State on Jan. 6 in Mobile.