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REPORT: Auburn fires Gus Malzahn after eight seasons as head coach

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Troy Taormina - USA TODAY Sports

Auburn football is officially heading in a new direction.

After eight seasons with Gus Malzahn, the Tiger program has fired him from being its head coach. News came from Auburn’s athletics director, Allen Greene in a press release.

Kevin Steele, Tigers’ defensive coordinator, will serve as interim head coach.

Malzahn, 55, was hired in 2013 after spending one season at Arkansas State.

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In eight years, he compiled a record of 68-35.

Auburn never had a losing season in his tenure and he collected a pair of 10-win campaign, including an SEC title in 2013 and an SEC West crown in 2017. Malzahn was an offensive coordinator in 2010 — the year Auburn won a BCS National Championship

He was 6-4 this season and suffered a 42-13 loss to Alabama in the 85th Iron Bowl.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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