Brendan Maloy
Saturday December 7th, 2013

Gus Malzahn has lead the Auburn Tigers to 11-1 record this season. (Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images) Gus Malzahn has lead the Auburn Tigers to 11-1 record this season. (Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images)

Gus Malzahn has accepted a new six-year contract from Auburn University worth $26.85 million, according to Brandon Marcello of AL.com.

The new contract will pay Malzahn $3.85 million next year with a $250,000 raise in each subsequent season. The raise will make Malzahn the sixth highest paid coach in the SEC.

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Malzahn has taken the Auburn Tigers to the SEC championship game in his first season as head coach, after the team went win-less in the conference under Gene Chizik in the 2012 season.

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