Gus Malzahn was reportedly very much in the mix for the Maryland head coaching position back in 2010.
The Terrapins would go on to hire Randy Edsall, and their athletic director Kevin Anderson said at the time that only Edsall and Mike Leach interviewed on campus.
Now it seems we know why Malzahn never made it on that plane to Maryland when he was Auburn offensive coordinator according to a new report.
Gus Malzahn, then Auburn’s offensive coordinator, refused to get on a plane to interview at Maryland in 2010 unless he was promised a job offer, according to that same search committee member. That demand turned off the school, and both parties decided to go their separate ways with Malzahn ultimately taking the Arkansas State job the following year.
He took the Arkansas State job a year later and then returned to The Plains in 2013 where he is 45-21 as head coach of the Tigers who play UCF in the Peach Bowl.