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Auburn AD supports Gus Malzahn, says he ‘will be the coach next year’

Auburn will not be looking for a new coach in the offseason.

The Tigers currently hold a 6-3 record this season and some have speculated about coach Gus Malzahn’s job security. Auburn director of athletics Allen Greene, however, said Malzahn will be back at the school in 2019.

“He’ll be the coach next year and I’m confident — he’s already proven we can get through adversity,” Greene said (via 247Sports). “Every team has it and I’m looking forward to working with him for a long time.”

Malzahn inked a seven-year, $49 million extension in December 2017 after Auburn finished 10-4 and reached the SEC Championship game. Greene said he’s “really excited” to continue working with Malzahn.

“After seeing some games, I know that we’re young in some positions and I think there’s a lot of talent at those positions,” Greene said. “I know coach is working really hard to recruit additional talent which I think he’ll hit home runs in that regard.

“He’s going to continue to be a really good coach for us.”

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Malzahn has registered a 51-25 record over his five-plus seasons at Auburn. He led the team to the 2013 BCS National Championship game, where it fell to Florida State.

Auburn will face Georgia on Saturday.

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