Defense Coordinator Kevin Steele will act as Auburn’s interim coach.
Athletic Director Allen Green Advertise this On Sunday. The Tigers finished the 2020 season with a record 6-4, and took a heavy toll against Southeastern Conference opponents Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M.
Auburn also suffered a loss from South Carolina, who sacked coach Will Muschamp during the season.
“After assessing the state of Auburn’s football program, we decided it was time for a change of leadership,” Green said in a statement. “We appreciate everything that GAS has done for the show over the past eight seasons. We will immediately start looking for a coach who can help Auburn to constantly compete at the highest level.”
Auburn will pay Malzan $ 21.45 million for the remaining four years of his $ 49 million seven-year deal, according to Sportsman. Tigers are obligated to pay half of that amount within 30 days.
In eight seasons, Malzahn finished with a record 68-35 overall, which included a 39-27 record against SEC Shows. Auburn reached the SEC title match in 2013, which was his first season as head coach, but the Tigers lost to Florida in the national championship match.