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AU Prez Gogue Says Tigers Have Their Guy; Athletic Department Applies Brakes

According to multiple reports out of Alabama, Auburn president Jay Gogue has told multiple reporters that the Tigers have picked their next football coach and that that man will be announced at some point in the next 24 hours.

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart was impressive in his interview by all accounts, including our own sources.

There are conflicting reports regarding Bobby Petrino’s candidacy for the job.

And we at have not been able to get many comments at all from our AU sources regarding Arkansas State’s Gus Malzahn or his interview with AU’s search committee (which makes us a bit suspicious).

But the real beauty of this afternoon flurry of “news” is this tweet from Mike Szvetitz, the sports editor of The Opelika-Auburn News:










“Take that, boss man,” AD Jay Jacobs retorts.  Thou shalt not steal Jay Jacobs’ thunder.

Update: Multiple sources now reporting that Auburn is hiring Gus Malzahn. More on Malzahn’s background here.

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