Is the Gus Bus parking in a new garage?

I’m sure some saw this coming as soon as Malzahn’s old Arkansas State boss got a new job.

UCF has offered Gus Malzahn its head football coaching job, a source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel Sunday night.

Malzahn, 55, spent the past eight seasons as coach at Auburn, where he led the Tigers to a 68-35 overall record and a 39-27 mark in the SEC. He was fired on Dec. 13 following a 6-4 campaign and a third-place finish in the SEC West.

It’s unclear whether Malzahn will accept the UCF offer.

Pat Forde says he expressed interest in the job last weekend, so I’m guessing it’s gonna happen.  Nothing like bringing home the guy who helped bring you your first national championship.  Circle of life, man.

I’m only half joking, but is it possible that Malzahn’s trading up?

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UPDATE:  Per Bruce Feldman ($$), Todd Monken was also a target for the UCF job.  For everything you’ve done for UGA, thanks, again, Gus.

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16 responses to “Is the Gus Bus parking in a new garage?

  1. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    He will be a mainstay at the W.House near Downtown Disney.

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  2. 81Dog

    Gus will probably do ok in Orlando. Cartoon heroes are what built that town.

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  3. armydawg

    No 50 million contract there. Can poor Gus manage on maybe 2 million a year?

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  4. As I said elsewhere, there would be worse places for Gus to park his bus. There’s a lot of talent within a 100 mile drive of the UCF campus. South Georgia is an easy private plane ride. He could get to Atlanta or Miami in about the same time he could from Auburn. A lot of high schools run a variation of his offense. If he can add some pro-style passing concepts and get the right guy to run his defense (cough, cough … Kevin Steele … cough, cough), he could make life miserable for Dopey Dan on the recruiting trail (enemy of my enemy). A coach with a national title as a coordinator, a title game appearance as a head coach, and probably the best record against the GOAT would be alluring.

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  5. theotherdoug

    What does this say about Tennessee?

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  6. Ace Harris

    Is this going to be tied to his buyout at Auburn? He should carefully weigh the consequences if he will be penalized. Of course as stupid as he appears to be he will probably make the wrong choice. Of course his wife is saying, “a girl has got to eat” that has to be an EXPENSE unto itself.

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  7. W Cobb Dawg

    How could they pass on Freeze, Pruitt and Briles to take Gus?

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  8. could be a blessing. He aint a bad coach.

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  9. Get him on the schedule and take the home & home deal!

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