Auburn football: Gus Malzahn, Bo Jackson to team together at Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comApril 15, 2014 

Apr 30, 2013; Greensboro, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers former running back Bo Jackson (right) and Auburn Tigers head football coach Gus Malzahn ride in a golf cart during the Abell Images Challenge at the Reynolds Plantation Resort. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey/CFA Bowl-pr via USA TODAY Sports/Abell Images


AUBURN, Ala.Gus Malzahn and Bo Jackson will represent Auburn on the links once more.

On Tuesday, the pairings for the 2014 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge were announced, which joined Malzahn and Jackson for the second straight year. Last season the duo came in eighth place at 5-under-par.

Other notable names for the annual tournament in Atlanta include Nick Saban and Mark Ingram for Alabama as well as former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, now at Cincinnati. Tuberville will team up with Cincinnati Bengal linebacker (and former Bearcat) J.K. Schaffer at the three-day tournament, which begins April 27 at the Reynolds Plantation resort in Greensboro, Ga.

In all, there are 11 teams competing for the $125,000 first-place prize; every team, regardless of finish, will receive a portion of the $520,000 purse, with the money going toward the scholarship fund of each university.

2014 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge

(Team, Coach & Celebrity Alum)

Auburn: Gus Malzahn & Bo Jackson

Alabama: Nick Saban & Mark Ingram

Cincinnati: Tommy Tuberville & JK Schaffer

Clemson: Dabo Swinney & Steve Fuller

Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson & Jon Barry

Mississippi: Hugh Freeze & Sean Tuohy

Mississippi State: Dan Mullen & Fred McCrary

North Carolina: Larry Fedora & Roy Williams

North Carolina State: Dave Doeren & Terry Harvey

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier & Sterling Sharpe

Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer & TBA

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