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Posted at 5:10 PM ET, 12/12/2010

Gus Malzahn accepts Vanderbilt head coaching offer

By Matt Bonesteel

The Post's Eric Prisbell has been told that Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn has accepted Vanderbilt's offer to become the Commodores' next football coach.

Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin was a candidate for the Vanderbilt job, and was seen as the Commodores' second choice after Malzahn.

Eric will have more on this later.

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 12, 2010; 5:10 PM ET
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If true, this is the early Christmas present we Vanderbilt faithful have been looking towards for years.

Posted by: LetsGoVandy | December 12, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Vandy is getting a great coach! Good luck and beat Ole Miss every year!

Posted by: Hog4life1 | December 12, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Nice Christmas present for the Ducks also, It's still a month before the BCS MNC game so I wouldn't expect him to stay to coach the game, he would need to be recruiting and assembling his staff.

Posted by: A1Duckfan | December 12, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Terps still stuck with their Head Coach/Head Coach In Waiting dilemma!

Posted by: RITerp | December 12, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

From an Auburn alumnus, You are getting one of the best Vandy! He is the best coordinator that we have ever had. Hope you can hold on to him he will bring you much football happiness. War Damn Eagle!

Posted by: riverat1 | December 12, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Too bad. Kevin Anderson can't seem to catch a break so far, and it doesn't look like the Men's Basketball Team is going to provide any relief for him by earing a tournament bid.

Posted by: Terps85 | December 12, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

And, from the Terp alumnus ... we are disappointed that we have to continue to endure James Franklin as our Offensive Coordinator.

The guy is ungrateful, and unappreciative of the opportunity that Maryland has presented to him. He ought to be canned at the end of this season!

Posted by: mi6-007 | December 12, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Step 1 of the 3 step process to win the 2011 ACC Championship is complete. I definitely did not want Danny O'Brien to learn a new offense after all the success he had this year. Hopefully the threat of the NFL strike keeps Torrey Smith and Kenny Tate in school another year to complete steps 2 & 3. This season was lots of fun, but next year will be amazing!!!

Posted by: TerpFan2001 | December 12, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

If you are wrong, will you retract this and apologize? I don't understand why the Post likes to jump the gun

Posted by: dchunnjr1 | December 13, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

"Gus Malzahn accepts Vanderbilt head coaching offer"

Ummm, No he didn't.

Posted by: wsp_fan | December 13, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Apparently guessing right about the military bowl (prematurely)has encouraged the WP to continually go to the blogosphere without due diligence.

Posted by: mcmelton | December 13, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

As usual....


Posted by: TigerDJ | December 13, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Eric, Eric, Eric-Where are you? Where is the "more...later"? Is JF back in play for the job at Vanderbilt? Maybe you got the job? Your public awaits.

Posted by: fellowfan | December 13, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

How excited would you be for Maryland to have a coach like this?

Posted by: petecard | December 14, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse


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