Jul 17, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

VIDEO - Gus Malzahn at SEC Media Days

Gus Malzahn returns to the Auburn Tigers after a one-year layoff. The offensive guru who helped the 2010 Tigers to a BCS championship took a season-long sabbatical to Arkansas State, where he guided the RedWolves to the Sun Belt Conference championship.

Coincidentally, Malzahn’s predecessor at Arkansas State was Hugh Freeze, who was a first-year SEC coach last season with the Ole Miss Rebels. Freeze exceeded expectations in leading Ole Miss to a bowl appearance and seven wins. Can a former RedWolves coach make it two seasons in a row of expectation-defying success?

Malzahn addressed his return to the Plains while speaking with reporters at SEC Media Days. The below videos are courtesy of The Red & Black‘s Erin Smith.

Malzahn praises his coaching staff:

Auburn’s offense is seeking a quarterback:

A coach needs a plan in the SEC:

Malzahn on the Auburn fan base:

The 2012 season is “in the rear view mirror:”

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