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'Football ages you in dog years,' jokes a young Gus Malzahn
Sept. 17, 2014

Gus Malzahn is happy during Auburn's Tiger Walk

By Charles Goldberg
MANHATTAN, Kan.  Kansas State coach Bill Snyder will celebrate his 75th birthday in three weeks. Thursday, he's going to coach against a young man.
Forty-eight-year-old Gus Malzahn. 
The Auburn coach said during the SEC teleconference Wednesday he doubts he'll be in the game at Snyder's age, instead marveling at Snyder's drive.
"I'm very impressed with that fact. This college football ages you in dog years, so the fact Coach Snyder is still doing it, and very, very successful at it, is very impressive," Malzahn said.
Snyder will extend his age advantage, in people years, when he turns 75 on Oct. 7. Malzahn will close the gap when he turns 49 on Oct. 28.
Snyder has been Kansas State's head coach forever, or at least from 1989 to 2005. The Wildcats rehired him in 2008. The Wildcats play in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
As for the game, it's a Top 25 battle between No. 5 Auburn and No. 19 Kansas State.
"It's a good test to see where we're at," Malzahn said.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer for Follow him on Twitter:



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