Gus Malzahn named AP coach of year

Updated: December 23, 2013, 10:16 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team with a stagnant offense and bullied defense that had just suffered through the program's worst season in decades.

As usual, the coach known for fast-paced offensive play quickly went to work. Malzahn led the second-ranked Tigers' transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State.

The quick turnaround made him The Associated ...

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