Paul Finebaum Says One SEC Coach Will Be Fired Without ‘Significant’ Season

first_imgAn extreme closeup of ESPN's Paul Finebaum.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn enters the 2019 season on pretty much every “hot seat” list in the country. He needs to win a lot in Year 7 to hold on to his job.It won’t be an easy task. Auburn plays in the always-tough SEC West, and will also face Georgia and Oregon during the regular season.The Tigers have won 10 games just once in the last five seasons, and another 7-5 campaign likely signals the end for Malzahn on The Plains. ESPN’s Paul Finebaum agrees.Speaking on Get Up! this morning from SEC Media Days, Finebaum said the odds are against Malzahn in 2019. He has to deal with the aforementioned schedule, and the school president who stepped in and saved his job when boosters wanted him gone has since been pushed out. “If he can’t have a significant season, he will likely be gone,” Finebaum said of Malzahn.In six seasons at Auburn, Malzahn is 53-27 overall and 28-20 in SEC play.His Tigers are ranked No. 14 in The Spun’s preseason top 25. They open up the 2019 season against Oregon on August 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET.last_img

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