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Gus Malzahn - 2010 Offensive Coordinator of the Year

Gus Malzahn - Auburn University

coy-logo-2010-350x452FootballScoop is proud to announce that Gus Malzahn (Auburn) is the 2010 FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year presented by SpeedTracs.

Malzahn directed Auburn to a Southeastern Conference championship and an undefeated 13-0 season.  Under Malzahn’s leadership, the Tigers averaged 42 points per game (6th nationally) and averaged 497 yards per game (7th nationally).  Quarterback Cam Newton was recognized as college football’s most outstanding player by winning the Heisman Trophy.

malzahnactionAuburn converted 53% of third-down opportunities and finished 11th nationally with just 15 turnovers lost.  Third-down conversions were critical in wins against LSU (50%), Georgia (71%), and in the SEC championship game against South Carolina (75%). In the final nine games of the season, the Tigers did not turn the ball over more than once per game.

Malzahn’s up tempo and creative offense presented problems weekly against the nation’s toughest defenses.  Some of the best defensive coordinators in the game were not able to limit big plays from the Auburn offense.  In fact, the Tigers finished 5th nationally with 91 plays gaining 30+ yards.

Auburn has earned a trip to the BCS National Championship game, when the Tigers will play Oregon in Glendale, Arizona on January 10th.

The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards presented by SpeedTracs are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football.  The finalists (Malzahn, Paul Chryst - Wisconsin, Mark Helfrich - Oregon, and Dana Holgorsen - Oklahoma State) were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. A panel of coaches including previous recipients determined the 2010 winners.

Previous winners of the Offensive Coordinator of the Year award are Kevin Wilson (Oklahoma, 2008) and Bryan Harsin (Boise State, 2009).

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13-0 and SEC Champions 1st Nationally - Passing Efficiency
3rd Nationally - Third down conversions (53%) 6th Nationally - Scoring Offense (42.6 PPG)
6th Nationally - Rushing Offense (287 YPG) 7th Nationally - Total Offense (497 YPG)
11th Nationally - Turnovers Lost (15)

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