AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn is the athletic director Allen Greene announced the change of leadership of Auburn football as on Sunday Gus Malzahn no longer controls the program. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will serve as a temporary head coach.
In eight years, Malzahn set a 68-35 record, including the Southeast Conference’s 39-27 index. He led the program to appear in the first season of the SEC Championship and the BCS National Championship, and in 2017 to the title of SEC West.
Greene suggested a change in the leadership of the football team to Auburn president Jay Gogue after a “thorough analysis” of the program. Gogue accepted Greene’s recommendation.
Malzahn will be paid the remainder of the contract. The nationwide search starts immediately.
Auburn is the athletic director Allen Greene Statement
“After evaluating the status of the Auburn football program, we decided it was time to change the leadership. We appreciate everything Gus has done for the program over the past eight seasons. We will immediately start looking for a coach that can help the Auburn program compete at the highest level.”
Statement by President Auburn, Jay Gogue
“Coach Malzahn has led Auburn’s football program with honor and integrity. We appreciate the service of Auburn Athletics, Auburn University and especially our athletes. We wish him and Kristi all the best.”