Dec. 13, 2010
"Gus Malzahn has played a large role in the success of our football program the last two years and we're very pleased to be able to give him a raise and extend his contract," Chizik said. "In my opinion we have the best staff in the country, and while we want our coaches to strive to become head coaches, retaining them as long as we can is important to me and the entire Auburn family. Gus is a very bright and talented coach and we are looking forward to beginning preparation for the BCS National Championship."
Malzahn won the 2010 Broyles Award as the nation's top coordinator.
"I'm very appreciative of Coach Chizik and the entire administration for their support," Malzahn said. "My family and I love Auburn and right now my main focus is helping Auburn win a national championship."
Auburn will face Oregon in the Tostitos BCS National Championship game on Jan. 10, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. The Tigers begin bowl practice on Dec. 18.