Malzahn is about to see one of his dreams come true. The football manager always said that he wants to become a head coach on a collegiate level and now he finally has the chance to do it. ESPN announced on Tuesday that Malzahn will join Arkansas State as their new head coach.
The news was made public by a close friend of the football manager who told reporters that Malzahn accepted Arkansas State’s offer. On Wednesday, the college football team will officially introduce their new head coach to the public through a press conference that will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Everybody talks about Malzahn’s latest contract on Twitter and other social media channels. The first to congratulate Gus was Hugh Freeze, the former ASU head coach. He wrote on Tuesday night that he is happy that his good friend obtained such a good contract.
According to sports analysts, Malzahn is one of the most expensive coaches at present. Last year, his salary amounted to $1.3 million a year even though he had the worst season as a play-caller. We should not expect Arkansas State’s new coach to receive a similarly generous sum of money. The state team was paying Freeze a little bit more than $200,000 per year, so analysts estimate that Malzahn’s annual salary will be around $850,000.
Gus Malzahn is known for his great coaching techniques due to which his teams registered the best results. In 2010, he helped Auburn get to the 2010 BCS National Championship and led Cam Newton to a record-breaking season. His merits were acknowledged through the Frank Broyles Award that he received last year as the nation’s top assistant coach.
Despite this, Malzahn’s scores were not as good in 2011 as they were in 2010. His offense was very inconsistent; therefore, the team ranked 104th in total offense, averaging 328.17 yards per game.
Arkansas State is, however, glad to have Malzahn whom they think, will refresh their game. Chizik, the head coach of the Auburn University, will assume the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach positions before the bowl game.