College Football: 10 Successful coaches who would flop in the NFL

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Jan 1, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn reacts against the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half in the 2015 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Auburn Tigers 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Gus Malzahn – Auburn Tigers

CFB Win Pct.: .744
Years in Current Postion: 2

Uncle Gus probably has just the right temperament for the NFL, and he’s certainly got the wardrobe (sans the visors), but his personality and dress code aren’t why he’d fail in a professional coaching job.

Malzahn runs what is essentially a gimmick offense – or at least that’s how it would be viewed in the NFL. He can keep it going in the college game for years to come, but NFL defenses and defensive coordinators have already proven they can adjust and stop a zone-read type system.

The guy who saved Auburn football would be eaten alive as an NFL coach, and would be back to coaching on campus after two seasons or less.

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