Nice guy. Man of faith. Ultra-successful coordinator. Outspoken wife.
On the surface, it would be easy to conclude that Auburn just made a coaching change without changing much of anything, that Gus Malzahn is Gene Chizik’s twin brother from another mother, his mirror image on the other side of the line.
Auburn believes that Chizik’s former offensive coordinator is so much more than that, and it better be right. Otherwise, this program won’t be able to climb out of the pit it’s in, not for long and certainly not for good.
Malzahn is known primarily for his innovative offensive mind, but people who really know him say there’s a lot more substance to him beneath the mad professor exterior.