Major Program’s Boosters Reportedly Trying To Undercut Head Coach

first_imgA general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A major college football program’s boosters are reportedly trying to “undercut” their head coach in an attempt to get a change.There’s been major speculation about Gus Malzahn’s future at Auburn, with reports surfacing about the program’s top boosters being unhappy.Today, Alabama reporter Josh Moon is reporting that several of the program’s top boosters are trying to “undercut” the head coach.“This is the situation at Auburn now: top donors and university officials are so unhappy with the head football coach that they are seeking to undercut him by limiting assistants’ contracts to single year deals. This is currently preventing AU from hiring Hugh Freeze as OC,” he reports.“Freeze is reportedly seeking a multi-year deal from future employers. Sources said Malzahn has asked AU to wave the recent restriction on multi-year contracts in order to hire Freeze. AU response: Nah.”“To be clear, I have no source that can say AU is Freeze’s top choice. Only that Malzahn, in putting together an offer for Freeze, asked for the waiver. There seems to be better ways to run a football program.”Freeze is reportedly seeking a multi-year deal from future employers. Sources said Malzahn has asked AU to wave the recent restriction on multi-year contracts in order to hire Freeze. AU response: Nah. /2— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) December 5, 2018To be clear, I have no source that can say AU is Freeze’s top choice. Only that Malzahn, in putting together an offer for Freeze, asked for the waiver. There seems to be better ways to run a football program. /F— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) December 5, 2018Clearly, there’s a lot going on with Auburn’s football program right now.Stay tuned.last_img read more