Auburn's Malzahn a finalist for Coach of the Year awards - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Auburn's Malzahn a finalist for Coach of the Year awards

File Photo: Gus Malzahn File Photo: Gus Malzahn
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The man leading the Auburn Tigers to the team's biggest, and fastest turnaround is being eyed for Coach of the Year accolades.

In addition to being in the lead for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Coach of the Year Award [Vote Here], coach Gus Malzahn is one of three finalists being named for the Maxwell Football Club's Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.

The other finalists in the MFC award are David Cutcliffe of Duke and Gary Pinkel of Missouri. Malzahn and Pinkel will square-off Saturday in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta.

Cutcliffe has led Duke to its first 10-win season in school history and an ACC Coastal Division title. Duke (10-2, 6-2 in the ACC) will play No. 1 Florida State (12-0, 8-0) Saturday.

In just his first year at Auburn and just the second year of his career as a head coach at the collegiate level, Malzahn turned the Tigers' 3-9 team of 2012 into a powerhouse 11-1 team the next year topping off the season with a historic, last second win over undefeated, reigning 2-time national champion Alabama.

Malzahn's Tigers are currently ranked No. 3 in the BCS standings behind No. 2 Ohio State and No. 1 Florida State.

Pinkel has led Mizzou's turnaround in 2013, much like Auburn, to end the regular season 11-1. The Missouri Tigers are the SEC East Champions and are currently ranked No. 5 in the BCS standings.

The winner will be named on December 19, 2013.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Coach O talks to media after preseason scrimmage

    Coach O talks to media after preseason scrimmage

    LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will meet with the media, as LSU gets ready to begin the fall semester and the Tigers gear up for a hopefully success season.

    More >>

    LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will meet with the media, as LSU gets ready to begin the fall semester and the Tigers gear up for a hopefully success season.

    More >>
  • Auburn Fan Day offers chance to meet favorite players and coaches

    Auburn Fan Day offers chance to meet favorite players and coaches

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:23:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Auburn fans have the opportunity to gather on the plains and meet their favorite athletes and coaches Saturday as Auburn holds its annual Auburn Fan Day. Fans will get the chance to meet the 2017 Auburn Football players and coaches. According to auburntigers.com, head coach Gus Malzahn will be located on the bottom floor of the Auburn Athletic Complex, but the football Tigers won't be the only Auburn University Athletics team at fan day. According to the website, the Aubur...

    More >>

    Auburn fans have the opportunity to gather on the plains and meet their favorite athletes and coaches Saturday as Auburn holds its annual Auburn Fan Day. Fans will get the chance to meet the 2017 Auburn Football players and coaches. According to auburntigers.com, head coach Gus Malzahn will be located on the bottom floor of the Auburn Athletic Complex, but the football Tigers won't be the only Auburn University Athletics team at fan day. According to the website, the Aubur...

    More >>
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K in Tuscaloosa Saturday

    Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K in Tuscaloosa Saturday

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:45:39 GMT
    Thomas Plott and his classmates, many of whom will be participating in the Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K. (Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC)Thomas Plott and his classmates, many of whom will be participating in the Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K. (Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC)

    The streets of Downtown Tuscaloosa will be crowded Saturday morning. It’s for a race with an important cause, and a pretty memorable name.

    More >>

    The streets of Downtown Tuscaloosa will be crowded Saturday morning. It’s for a race with an important cause, and a pretty memorable name.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly