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Auburn will now play 10 straight games in either Jordan-Hare Stadium or Mercedes-Benz Stadium through the early part of the 2018 season after earning a spot in the Peach Bowl.

Auburn football: Future is bright for Peach Bowl-bound Tigers

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‘Gus Bus’ will keep rolling 

After weeks of rumors and questions, it’s official: Gus Malzahn will stay at Auburn. The coach voiced his desire to stay on The Plains before and after the SEC title game, but the “Gus Bus” reloaded for a few more years on Sunday night.

Auburn president Steven Leath tweeted the statement below after more questions came up on the Peach Bowl teleconference call.

There’s no doubt that Malzahn has built something special in his time at Auburn. Though the Tigers have had their struggles and letdowns, there have also been incredible, historic moments under the Arkansas native.

Recruiting has been strong, the staff is tight and the Tigers are hungry. Most importantly, Auburn has proven it can contend for titles and challenge Alabama and Georgia.

The path back to Atlanta 

The future will start on New Year’s Day when Auburn plays in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against Central Florida.

While it’s still hard to deal with the SEC title game loss, it’s also a great opportunity for younger players who will play in 2018 to get a jump-start. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. CT and the game will be televised by ESPN.

In other Auburn football news:

Home win over George Mason 

Auburn basketball topped George Mason 79-63 on Sunday in Auburn Arena.

The Tigers earned their sixth win (6-1) so far this season, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 2002-03 and 2003-04. Four players — Mustapha Heron, Bryce Brown, Jared Harper and Davion Mitchell — all scored in double figures.

On top of that, Anfernee McLemore (10) Desean Murray (8), Chuma Okeke (8) and Heron all pulled down some great boards, too. Here are some highlights from the win now that football season is winding down:

Tweet of the day 

This is more the tweet of the weekend, but what a duo that was hanging out at the SEC Championship Game, right?

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