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Auburn's Gus Malzahn brings 'hurry-up' approach to community bingo-calling

(Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) Gus Malzahn's up-tempo bingo-calling impressed recruits at Azalea Place Assisted Living. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

More than 100 Auburn athletic department employees took part in the school's annual Tigers Give Back Community Service Day on Friday, and new football coach Gus Malzahn put his own spin on a classic game: bingo.

Malzahn ran through numbers quickly as the newest bingo-caller at Azalea Place Assisted Living Facility, one of the 13 sites participating in the Tigers Give Back program. Much like Malzahn's approach to offense, the coach preferred an up-tempo style of play.

"I tested them a little bit," Malzahn joked. "We ran the hurry-up, no-huddle bingo today, and they did a good job keeping up with it."

Malzahn embraced the opportunity to give back to the surrounding Auburn community.

"Anytime you have a chance to get out in the community and meet people and try to give back, that's a special feeling," Malzahn said.

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