Big Monday, people. We had a lot happening over the weekend starting Friday with the absolutely ridiculous day around college football with Jimbo Fisher leaving for Texas A&M, Philip Fulmer taking over as AD at Tennessee, and Ole Miss getting smacked with NCAA penalties that included a postseason ban and scholarship reductions.
Then Saturday it was the SEC Championship, although I don’t really remember what happened (I looked it up, we lost to Georgia), and then yesterday, amid a sea of rumor that Gus Malzahn was going to bolt the SEC West Champions for a mess of a situation at Arkansas, our head coach agreed to an extension on the Plains.
Recruits were tweeting out pictures of Gus all day at their houses, this wasn’t exactly a shock.
Either way, Gus is here to stay, with a 7-year deal worth $49 million.
And it falls just a day before the five-year anniversary of Gus coming to Auburn as the head man in the first place. It’s kind of weird looking back now, because we totally talked to Kirby Smart about the job back then. Time is a flat circle, man.
So, “HEY, ANOTHER ROUND OF HASH BROWNS FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS!”
Just hope that we don’t find out that Gus Malzahn is full of fat and makes us gain a bunch of unnecessary weight.
Back on the field, Auburn was selected to play in the Peach Bowl against UCF on New Year’s Day. It’ll be the Tigers’ second straight game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (and second of three in a row, as they open 2018 against Washington in Atlanta).
And on the hardwood, Auburn welcomed George Mason to the Plains, and came away with a 79-63 win to improve to 6-1 on the season.
The Tigers play Gardner-Webb on Wednesday, then UAB this weekend. Get out and be loud for Bruce Pearl!
Alright, that’s enough for today, War Eagle!