CBS 8 Sports Analyst John Longshore Reacts to Malzahn Hiring


By CBS 8 News

CBS 8 Sports Analyst John Longshore was on CBS 8 News at 6:00 with his expert insight into Auburn's hiring of Gus Malzahn as the Tigers new head football coach.

Longshore calls it a "comfort hire" on the part of Auburn. He believes that not all fans will be overwhelmed by the choice.

Longshore does expect Auburn's spread offense to return. Malzahn used that setup when he was the Tigers offensive coordinator, including in 2010 when Auburn won the BCS National Championship.

Longshore doesn't think Malzahn will keep the assistant coaches who worked under former head coach Gene Chizik, but will create an entirely new regime.