Auburn Tigers talent Gus Malzahn has interviewed for the pending North Carolina Tar Heels head coaching job, according to pay site Auburn Undercover -- Charles Goldberg has confirmation and the details. (LOOK AT THAT PART ABOUT TROOPER TAYLOR BEING "IN THE MIX" AT TULANE, WOULD YA?)
Malzahn is as highly regarded as assistants come despite a 2011 downturn at Auburn. Some have noted his offense slowed down a tad this year, which suggested he might be losing control of his own side of the ball.
The UNC job offers all the resources it chooses to offer -- ommmmmm -- as the school has the money and prestige to compete in football. New athletic director Bubba Cunningham is looking to make a splash. Cunningham and Malzahn have ties already, having worked together at Tulsa before hitting the Southeast.