MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Gene Chizik says offensive
coordinator Gus Malzahn has received a raise and contract
extension. Monday's announcement came amid reports that Malzahn had been offered the Vanderbilt head coaching job.
Chizik did not confirm that the coach had been offered - and
turned down - the Vanderbilt position. He also did not release
details of Malzahn's new deal.
A person familiar with the situation says Auburn will "more
than double" Malzahn's $500,000 salary. The person spoke with The
Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because details
of the deal were not publicly announced.
Malzahn, who won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant
coach, is also Auburn's quarterbacks coach and works with Heisman
Trophy winner Cam Newton.
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