Malzahn Era to Begin Saturday

Auburn, AL --- The Auburn faithful are anxiously awaiting the beginning of the Gus Malzahn era., which officially begins Saturday night when the new coach and the Tigers host Washington State.

"I know our coaches, our players, me personally, I'm really looking forward to Saturday,” said Malzahn. “We get a chance to be back in our own stadium with our fans. That's very exciting. Regarding our players, I think back to when I first got hired and I see where we're at now. I'm very proud of the guys of buying in with the stuff that they did in the spring, fall camp. They're really improved all the way around. And I'm really looking forward to personally watching our guys play."

After going abysmal 3-9 in 2012 and firing Gene Chizik, the Tigers hired Malzahn a year after he left their offensive coordinator spot to become Arkansas State's head coach for a season.

Now, the man responsible for Cam Newton's playbook during the National Title run is responsible for the programs return to glory.

Kickoff at Jordan Hare Stadium set for 6:00 Central.