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Watch Gus Malzahn: Still proud of Auburn's turnaround

Jan. 7, 2014

Auburn's Marcus Davis goes high for a big catch in the BCS title game (Lauren Barnard photo)

By Charles Goldberg

PASADENA, Calif. -- Gus Malzahn was disappointed with Monday's 34-31 BCS Championship Game loss to Florida State, but the Auburn coach said he was still proud of his Tigers and their remarkable turnaround season. 

He says so in this video. 

"I'm very proud of my team, proud of these guys, how far they've come from the very first game to getting here, and just being on the brink of winning the whole thing," Malzahn says. 

The Tigers, 3-9 a year ago without Malzahn, finished with a 12-2 record, falling to Florida State when Jameis Winston completed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 heartbreaking seconds left. 

"It went back and forth, a lot of little plays swung, but you've got to give those guys credit. They drove the field and they scored towards the end and found a way to win," Malzahn said. 

Tre Mason seemingly sealed yet another Auburn comeback victory when he scored on a 37-yard TD run with 1:19 remaining to give the Tigers a 31-27 lead. Mason not only scored, but broke Bo Jackson's single-season school rushing record in the process. He finished the season with 1,816 yards. 

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