Endorsement of the day

Art Briles is a big fan of Gus Malzahn.

Over the weekend, Kam Martin announced via Twitter that he had committed to play his college football for Gus Malzahn at Auburn.  The running back chose Auburn over another contender in TCU.

Malzahn and Briles are good friends who, prior to Briles’ dismissal in the wake of the sexual assault scandal in the football program, brainstormed together this offseason.  When Martin received a release from his BU National Letter of Intent, he turned to Briles for advice, with his former coach advising him that Auburn would be “a great fit.”

“He helped me — I still have a great relationship with him,” Martin told 247Sports.com. “He just told me Auburn is a great fit for me with Coach Gus Malzahn and his coaching staff. He said if I was going to Baylor and he was there, it would be the same type of vibe (as at Auburn).  [Emphasis added.]

Interesting choice of words there, especially since they’re second chance sister institutions.


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13 responses to “Endorsement of the day

  1. Go Dawgs!

    +I proudly stood by and did nothing after learning that my football players were assaulting and sexually assaulting women on my campus, and I think Auburn University is a great place for you to play.”

    War Eagle!


  2. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    Art may be a warlock. He almost knows the SEC vibes better than me.



  3. Cousin Eddie

    So how long before Briles gets a second chance at au? What other school would be better? He can be the Co-OC


  4. ASEF

    Both Real Men of God, too. That’s what I keep hearing from their supporters. And Hugh’s. There’s a trinity of righteousness for you.


    • Jared S.

      Another reason why I love Richt personally. I think his faith is genuinely the most important part of his life, and it’s never been a gimic with him to curry favor with administrators, fan bases or recruits’ moms. The other guys? Who’s to say. The Bible says “by their fruit you shall know them,” I know that much.


    • Don in Mar-a-Lago

      “Both Real Men of God, too.”

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


  5. sUGArdaddy

    I’ve already called it that Briles will be the HC on the Plains at the start of the 2017 season after another less than stellar year from Gus.


  6. Russ

    Briles still recruiting! He’ll be coaching that guy up next year.


  7. Tlkdawg

    I do not want Briles at Awburn under any circumstances! I do not want us to face that offense every year for certain, but I also have some dear friends in Alabama, who have daughters that I prefer not have to face Briles football players, also under any circumstances. Life in Alabama is hard enough for the fairer sex.


  8. B-UGA

    Briles would be a perfect fit at the Barn. They cheat better than ANY team (& not get caught). Once they fire Malzahn for a couple of bad seasons like they did Chizik, Briles will definitely be the the call for the Ti-eagles & “2nd Chance U”. Question is…How long to let the smoke settle before they make the hire.