Auburn coaching rumors: Gus Malzahn returns to the Auburn Tigers

12/4/2012 4:20 pm ET

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Arkansas State coach and former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn will be Auburn’s next head football coach, according to reports on several media sites.

Stay tuned for details in the coming hours on this breaking Auburn football story.

The Guz Malzahn  bio:

Record: 6-3 in first season at Arkansas State

Salary: $800,000 (signed through Jan. 31, 2017)

Buyout: $700,000

Coaching background: head coach at Arkansas State (2012-), assistant coach at Auburn (2009-11), Tulsa (2007-08), Arkansas (2006), head coach at Springdale High School (2001-05), Shiloh Christian High School (1996-2000), Hughes High School (1992-95)

Alma Mater: Henderson State, 1990

Bio: Malzahn, 47, is one of the nation's most high-profile proponents of run-based variations of the spread offense. He fused elements of standard spread attacks and misdirection rushing attacks into a consolidated scheme during his days as a high-school coach in Arkansas. He brought those ideas to the college scene at Tulsa and later at Auburn, where his offense carried the team to the 2010 national championship by averaging 499 yards per game in 2010. He left for Jonesboro after a lackluster finale as offensive coordinator in 2011.

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