Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn will coach his last game for the Tigers when they take on Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
After that, he moves from the high-profile SEC to the under-the-radar Sun Belt Conference to become the new head football coach of the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
Malzahn may spend the rest of his coaching career shrouded in darkness. But Kristi Malzahn’s infamous, over-the-top video lives on.
You almost want to cheer for this video because it keeps coming back. The original video was removed from YouTube, Vimeo and even a Russian website during a cyber cleansing that took place over the course of a month.
First some background: On Oct. 6, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, a pastor, interviewed Kristi Malzahn in front of a church group in Arkansas. She made controversial statements about ESPN football analyst and college coaching legend Lou Holtz, former Auburn quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, Auburn star running back Michael Dyer (who has been suspended from the Chick-fil-A Bowl), and Auburn players who she says “aren’t the most intelligent people out there.”
John Phillips, a sports agent who runs The Breakthrough Sports Agency, originally uploaded the video of Malzahn’s interview on YouTube on Nov. 25. Thousands of people watched it. Then it disappeared shortly before Malzahn landed the job at Arkansas State. It reappeared on Vimeo and RuTube (Russia’s version of YouTube) and disappeared again.
Well, we found it after an exhaustive search. So, go ahead and enjoy it.
Some observers say Kristi’s comments cost Gus Malzahn lucrative head coaching jobs at North Carolina and Kansas. He made $1.3 million this year at Auburn. He ended up taking a $450,000 pay cut to join an obscure Arkansas State team in a bewildering career move that shocked college football fans and a number of Certified Financial Planners. Go figure.
At least we have Kristi Malzahn to entertain us once more.