Auburn coach Gus Malzahn goes visor-free to honor Steve Spurrier, benefit flood victims
It is rare that you will see Auburn coach Gus Malzahn on a football field without a visor, but Malzahn went without the hat for Auburn’s Thursday night game against Kentucky.
No, Malzahn did not forget the visor in the locker room. The coach is auctioning off the one he would have worn, which features his autograph. Proceeds will benefit South Carolina flood relief efforts and to honor Steve Spurrier.
“Going visor free for tonight’s game is a small way to pay respect to coach Spurrier and help raise money and awareness for a great cause,” Malzahn told AuburnTigers.com.
It will be Malzahn’s first time not wearing a visor since he started his high school coaching career in Arkansas. Steve Spurrier resigned as coach of the Gamecocks earlier this week, closing the book on a legendary career in football. Just like Malzahn, Spurrier will forever be linked to the signature visor he wore on the sidelines.
“I’m very appreciative for everything he’s (Spurrier) done for me and the game of football,” Malzahn told the Auburn website. “He’s played a large role in making (SEC) football what it is today and will be missed.”
The auction for Malzahn’s visor will be open on AuburnTigers.com until Oct. 22.
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