Auburn Hires Brains Behind 2010 Title

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If Gus Malzahn goes on to find great success as Auburn's head coach, is it possible Gene Chizik will forever be wiped from the program's memory? If, say, in 10 years, the Tigers have gone on to win several SEC championships and another national title, will the Chizik and Malzahn eras turn into one big blur? Will we remember Malzahn coaching Cam Newton and [future star quarterback] but only vaguely remember that miserable 3-9 season in between?

In hiring Malzahn, Arkansas State's head coach of one season and the Tigers' offensive coordinator for three seasons before that, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs essentially conceded what many already believed -- that Malzahn was the real brains behind Chizik's 2010 national-title team. Jacobs isn't necessarily getting the band back...

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