Gus Malzahn calls the SEC West ‘a man’s league’

Touted as one of the most, if not THE most, elite divisions in all of NCAA sports history, the Southeastern Conference has had its shares of players bragging ’til their teeth fall out about how dynamic their offense is over another. But this time, a head coach by the name of Gus Malzahn, took it to the press during an SEC Media Day, backing his conference as “the best in football.”

Auburn's Gus Malzahn on SEC West: "If you're not in it, you don't understand it."

— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) July 13, 2015

Gus Malzahn on the SEC West: "It's a man's league." There's no off weeks. Says it's just a matter of "surviving the grind." #SECMD15

— Natalie Pierre (@NataliePierre_) July 13, 2015

#Auburn's Malzahn on #SEC West: "It's the toughest division in FB and I don't think it's close. It's a man's lg. There are no off weeks."

— Jimmy Burch (@Jimmy_Burch) July 13, 2015

2014 SEC West Summary

1. Alabama (12-2)
*L 35-42 vs. OSU (Sugar Bowl)

2. Mississippi State (10-3)
*L 34-49 vs. Georgia Tech (Orange Bowl)

3. Ole Miss (9-4)
*L 3-42 vs. TCU (Peach Bowl)

4. Auburn (8-5)
*L 31-34 vs. Wisconsin (Outback Bowl)

5. LSU (8-5)
*L 28-31 vs. UND (Music City Bowl)

6. Texas A&M (8-5)
*W 45-37 vs. WVU (Liberty Bowl)

7. Arkansas (7-6)
*W 31-7 vs. Texas (Independence Bowl)

About Gus Malzahn

Hometown: Fort Smith, AR
High school: Fort Smith Christian (AR)
University: Arkansas/Henderson State University (transfer)
Degree earned: Phys. Ed. (1990)
Coaching career: Hughes H.S.(DC/head coach), Shiloh Christian Prep (head coach), Springdale H.S. (HC), Arkansas (OC, 2006-07), Tulsa (OC, 2007-08), Arkansas State (head coach, 2012-13), Auburn (OC/HC, 2009-11, 2013-present)
Overall record: 20-7 (12-5 SEC)

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