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August 8, 2014

Ryan Black commentary: Gus Malzahn seeking to continue emulating Steve Spurrier's winning ways

AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn has always wanted to emulate Steve Spurrier. Scoring lots of points and winning lots of games? After his first year as an SEC coach, Malzahn has that down pat. Spurrier, who has won more than 200 games at the FBS, including six SEC titles and one national championship, is accustomed to ending on the right side of the scoreboard, too. But perhaps the most obvious connection is their choice of headgear.

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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.