Unfortunately, Gus Malzahn is still the head coach of the Auburn Tigers.
Gus Malzahn is an average to below-average coach with a high school offense. Despite good recruiting, he has routinely failed to develop talent and deliver results. Players, especially skill position players, have routinely regressed under Gus Malzahn in subsequent seasons. His only success has come from transfers and inherited talent; his two best seasons at Auburn (2013 and 2017) have come with transfers at quarterback.
Gus Malzahn's failure to develop talent has lead to an increasing lack of depth. Gus has had six years to recruit the players he needs and develop them to be what he needs them to be. He hasn't done it, plain and simple, and there is no reason to believe that is going to change. All the while, since 2014, every Gus Malzahn season at Auburn has had at least four losses.
Gus Malzahn has had six years to deliver results and has not done so. Auburn continues to fall further behind the rest of the SEC and her traditional rivals, and further into mediocrity. And yet, somehow, Gus Malzahn is the 5th highest paid coach in all of college football?
High school coach. High school offense. High school results.
Don't believe us? Look at the numbers.
As of Friday, December 28th, 2018, Gus Malzahn is:
Under Gus Malzahn's new contract, signed at the end of the 2017 season, every loss during the 2018 season costs Auburn $558,000.  Auburn paid Gus Malzahn $2.79 million and counting for games lost during the 2018 season.
Since the "Kick Six" victory in the 2013 Iron Bowl, Malzahn is 25-25 against Power 5 opponents. 
Gus Malzahn is a combined 6-13 against Alabama, Georgia and LSU. He has yet to win a road game against any of them.
Auburn has a 21-19 record in SEC games [since 2014] including 1-4 against Bama, 1-5 against Georgia and 2-3 against LSU. 
Changing coordinators is not the answer. Sweeping the deck chairs off the Titanic doesn’t solve the problem. You’re still going to hit the iceberg, and I think Auburn is heading for an iceberg.- Paul Finebaum
Gus Malzahn let his team down.. - Barrett Sallee
Auburn had a chance, at least on paper, to make a game of it. Malzahn lit that paper on fire and threw it in the trash can.
There aren't any more excuses left for the $49-million coach. Apart from a fortunate national championship run in 2013, Malzahn simply hasn't gotten the job done. ... Six years as a head coach is more than enough time to build your program. Malzahn is in his sixth year and looks as lost as ever. ... Malzahn has shown over and over again that he will not adjust, and he will not give up on his failing offensive system. ... It's time to give up on Gus Malzahn.- Sumner Martin
This contract that Auburn signed with Gus Malzahn has the potential to be the worst contract ever signed in college football history.- Clay Travis
His problem is self-evident: the fans don't like him. They have no faith in him. They're not eager to support him, and I really don't know where this program goes now. Gus Malzahn doesn't have a plan moving forward. The plan was exactly what we witnessed on Saturday afternoon against a run-of-the-mill SEC program in Tennessee.- Paul Finebaum
Somebody at Auburn needs to insist that he make changes or leave on his own accord ... if Malzahn refuses to learn and refuses to change, then make him answer to somebody.- Guerry Clegg
Any coach worthy of a $50 million contract ought to be able to devise a plan for his quarterback to be more successful.
It's clear that halfway through the 2018 season, Auburn just isn't a good football team. Gus Malzahn has serious questions to answer about why his team is 4-3. The locker room is reportedly not in a good place, and neither is the on-field product.- Richard Johnson
32 million, need I remind you, for a coach that has gone just 37-22 at Auburn with a 1-3 bowl record since he lost to Florida State in the national championship game. Getting to a national championship should get Malzahn the heaps of praise he deserves, but since then, he's been an average to below-average coach in the SEC.- Mike Luciano
The man charged with leading Auburn's program for the next seven years for $49 million has gone from knocking off a top-10 team in Week 1 to losing to a Tennessee team that was on an 11-game losing streak in the SEC.
It's Malzahn's job to get this team focused and make sure each unit has a great game plan in all three phases. The Tigers did not do that last week under Malzahn.- Brandon Marcello
It's not just that the Tigers are so bad they are now the worst team in the Southeastern Conference. That would be disastrous. This is so much worse.
Auburn is stuck with a coach the fans don't want, and the players don't play for.
One thing is for sure. The fleecing of Auburn has begun. Auburn is the most disappointing team in the country this season.
The defense was one of the best in the country to begin the season. It all but quit on Malzahn in the fourth quarter.- Joseph Goodman
There is something much worse than anger in Auburn these days. Anger can be channeled. Apathy can set programs back for years.
Auburn overbilled itself this season, and probably overpaid its coach, too.- Joseph Goodman
Under Malzahn, Auburn finds itself stuck in a no-man's land somewhere just north of mediocrity but well south of excellence.- Kevin Scarbinksy
Auburn fans have to take a long look at this program and ponder the question, "Who is Gus Malzahn and what is this program all about? Is he a coach that caught lightning in a bottle in 2013, with two of the most miraculous come from behind wins in history or is he just an average, middle of the road coach who can get you to 10 wins every once in awhile but is most likely going to get you to eight?"- Paul Finebaum
By blowing a 20-point lead at LSU, Gus Malzahn confirmed what's been strongly suspected the past three seasons - he has little chance to lead the Tigers back into an SEC contender. Auburn has two home games left in which they'll definitely be underdogs, Alabama and Georgia. Those programs have emerged as the class of the SEC, an echelon that the Tigers don't look capable of returning to under Malzahn.- Pete Thamel
Somehow, someway something has to change. There has to be vision and commitment to excellence. Anyone who isn't willing to put the well-being of the program ahead of their own desires, even their own job security, doesn't need to be part of the process.- Phillip Marshall
But as we were reminded so painfully in Baton Rouge, Malzahn is long gone. "Gus Malzahn" is here instead, indistinguishable from a two dozen other spread-to-run coaches spread across the Power 5 landscape save for his remarkable defense, outstanding recruiting, and ability to bludgeon lesser teams into submission.- Jerry Hinnen
Those things would be more than enough at some programs. But they're not enough at Auburn. They're not why Malzahn was hired.
Only 2 SEC schools, Auburn and Vanderbilt, have failed to produce an NFL first-round draft pick in the last 5 years. The rundown:— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) April 26, 2019
Ole Miss 4
Miss. State 3
Texas A&M 3
S. Carolina 1
Auburn has a 21-19 record in SEC games over the last five seasons— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) November 25, 2018
Auburn is predictable on Offense based on personel.— Jordan Rodgers (@JRodgers11) October 15, 2018
vs Tenn when a TE/FB (predominantly Chandler Cox) is on the field vs off the field:
On — 35/47 Rush or Screen: 74%
Off — 30/33 Pass: 91%
Teams play coverage vs 4 wide, load the box vs heavy sets. Can’t win like this.
WATCH: Video captures Jeremy Pruitt calling out where Auburn will throw before Tigers can even snap the ball https://t.co/VeKJU2R7tU— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) October 17, 2018