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November 8, 2013 7:12 AM

Ryan Black commentary: Gus Malzahn makes $2.4 million salary look like bargain

AUBURN, Ala. — It takes a little bit of effort to locate Gus Malzahn’s name on the list of highest-paid college football coaches. You have to scroll all the way down to No. 32 in the USA Today chart before Malzahn pops up. Further, 11 of those listed ahead of Auburn’s head coach reside in the same conference. But there’s no argument: No coach has in the SEC has given his school its money’s worth this year like Malzahn.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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