The return of Gus Malzahn to the Plains was not a surprise to those that follow the program closely. When Gene Chizik was fired, Malzahn was one of the first names that popped up in passing conversation.
Malzahn will attempt to temper expectations, but there will still be some that follow him to the head of the Tigers program in his first season.
The Malzahn hire was a good one for Auburn according to Bleacher Report’s own Barrett Sallee, and many others have listed it as a good move. The familiarity with the current players, and the understanding of the program and its expectations were major positives for Auburn when it hired Malzahn.
Here are the six things to expect from Gus Malzahn’s first season in Auburn.