Seems like a “long, long time”

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.

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10 responses to “Seems like a “long, long time”

  1. Russ

    Tell me again about how Auburn is “losing money”.

  2. Silver Britches

    “I’ve watched the first 50 minutes of MC Hammer’s ‘Behind The Music,’ and if there’s one thing I’ve learned about money, it’s that it never runs out.” – Jay Jacobs.

  3. stoopnagle

    1-2

  4. Go Dawgs!

    I think Auburn athletic directors get paid a bonus for every coach they fire.

  5. Sh3rl0ck

    long, long time.

    1 long == 1 year. They don’t plan on firing him until after the 2017 season, assuming he doesn’t win a NC. Had Jacobs said “Gus will be our head coach for a time”, that would have meant that he had Art Briles’s agent on line 1.

  6. Spike

    They deserve each other.

  7. AusDawg85

    AD praise = Kiss of Death. Gus Bus will be abandoned after this year if he doesn’t win SECw

  8. Bulldog Joe

    It’s all about recruiting.

    The SEC West schools have been beating Auburn on the recruiting trail with the “is he going to be here long term?” narrative.

    Auburn made the move to address it.