Jay Jacobs sounds like he’s all in on Gus Malzahn.
During last week’s SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Florida, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said Malzahn would be the Tigers coach for a “long, long time” and said he was the “the right guy for Auburn” moving forward.
“He’s a brilliant offensive mind,” Jacobs said last week. “Took us to two national championships; once as a coordinator, once as a head coach. There’s a bunch of schools in this league that would love to be in our position with a guy like him.
“It’s tough league, this league is tough every day. It doesn’t matter what year it is, year in, year out, how many years you’ve been here, whatever it may be, but there’s no doubt about that he is the right guy for Auburn.”
All that, and all it got Gus was a one-year contract extension. Which means all of the above turns out to be worth…
Terms of Malzahn’s buyout, both if he were to leave Auburn or if Auburn were to part ways with him, have not changed, with the exception of the additional year of money he would be owed if Auburn were to terminate the deal.
Malzahn would be owed $2,237,500 per year remaining on his contract if Auburn were to part ways with him.
Why, Jay, that seems cheap at twice the price.