Just six years ago in the fall of 2005, an Arkansas high school coach was trying to put his school’s football program on the national map. Fast forward to 2011 and, not only did he put Springdale HS on the map, he has made quite a name for himself as the current offensive coordinator at Auburn University.
Gus Malzahn won three Arkansas Class AA state titles at Shiloh Christian and ran up a 44-game unbeaten streak before moving across town and taking over at Springdale HS. With his innovative two-minute style, no huddle offensive attack, Malzahn won the 5A state title in 2005 going 14-0 with Springdale and it’s star QB, Mitch Mustain. After that stellar season, Malzahn and four of his players from that team, including Mustain, moved on to the University of Arkansas, where Malzahn became the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Despite helping lead the Razorbacks to the SEC West title and winning the Rivals.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year, tension between Malzahn and Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt ran high. It was then that Tulsa head coach Todd Graham, a friend of Malzahn’s, offered him the offensive coordinator job with the Golden Hurricane.
Malzahn’s reputation rose quickly as Tulsa became the nation’s mostเว็บยอดนิยม ufabet prolific offense in 2007 and 2008, with the 2008 team becoming the second highest scoring offense in the history of major college football.
In December of 2008 Malzahn then joined newly hired Gene Chizik’s staff at Auburn. The Tigers had been struggling as an offense, eventually leading to the ousting of Tommy Tuberville at the end of the 2008 season. Malzahn’s offense helped Auburn make significant strides in 2009 and in 2010, with eventual Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton running the show, the Tigers went 13-0 and captured the national championship.