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Malzahn completes Auburn coaching staff

Tim Horton

A mini-flurry of activity over the past couple of days has left Gus Malzahn with no work left to do on the coaching hire front.

Malzahn announced Friday that Tim Horton (pictured, left) has been hired as the Tigers’ tight ends coach.  Horton’s hire means the first-year AU head coach has filled all nine positions on his coaching staff.

“Tim is a true professional and an outstanding coach and recruiter, who deserves a lot of credit for Arkansas’ success while he was there,” Malzahn said. “Tim is a man of character who will be a great compliment to our staff and a tremendous representative of the entire Auburn family.”

Horton has spent the past six seasons at Arkansas as running backs coach, serving as recruiting coordinator as well for five of those years.  Horton also played at Arkansas in the mid- to late-nineties.

Prior to his coaching stint at his alma mater, Horton served on FBS coaching staffs at Air Force (1995-2005; 2007) and Kansas State (2006).

“It is an honor and privilege to work at Auburn University with Coach Malzahn and the tremendous group of people and coaches that he’s assembled,” Horton said. “My family and I are thrilled to be joining the Auburn family.”

(Photo credit: Arkansas athletics)

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3 Responses to “Malzahn completes Auburn coaching staff”
  1. burgandy2260 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:43 PM

    They got their man and now he’s got his staff. Auburn will be a top 10 team next year. Malzahn was the reason they won the crystal and why Cam has so much success not Chizik. Stellar hire by AU!

  2. John Follett says: Jan 4, 2013 11:42 PM

    From the worst CFB coaching staff I’ve seen in my lifetime to the greatest…in only one season…wow. They may not have as many five-star recruits coming into this season but this will be a disciplined football team that actually executes, again, on game days.

  3. be4bama says: Jan 5, 2013 9:21 AM

    I only wish the best to AU. It’s not fun when AU is irrelevant!!!

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