Auburn, Malzahn to talk new contract after season

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm •  Published: December 3, 2013
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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs will discuss a new contract — which will probably come with a raise — for coach Gus Malzahn after the season.

The third-ranked Tigers (11-1) will face No. 5 Missouri Saturday in the Southeastern Conference championship game and still have a shot at playing for the national title. They were 3-9 last season.

"All Gus is thinking about is Missouri," Jacobs said Tuesday. "When the season's over, he and I will sit down and talk about things and certainly we want Gus to be here at Auburn as long as he wants to be. It's been phenomenal what he's done this year, and we certainly want to make sure that he's adequately compensated for similar coaches in the Southeastern Conference.

"We'll begin to discuss those things once the season's over."

Jacobs had a brief conversation with Malzahn's agent, Jimmy Sexton, a couple of weeks ago.

Auburn gave Malzahn, who has led the biggest turnaround in college football, a five-year deal worth $2.3 million annually after his hiring in December 2012.



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