AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn accepted the challenge on Wednesday — the Ice Bucket Challenge, that is.
Auburn's coach became the latest well-known personality to take part in the event that has swept across the nation. The Ice Bucket Challenge was started to raise awareness and help fund further research to combat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Malzahn had been challenged on three different occasions the past two days: The first was WJOX radio host and former Auburn kicker Al Del Greco on Tuesday. Then Waffle House chief executive officer Walt Ehmer and Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze called out Malzahn after their own dousings Wednesday.
Malzahn did his part following the Tigers' practice on Wednesday, as senior quarterback Nick Marshall and senior tight end Brandon Fulse dumped the bucket of Gatorade on their coach.
Once it was over, Malzahn issued challenges to three others: Brooke Ruhman, his brother; Auburn alum and PGA Tour star Jason Dufner; and Cam Newton, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner (and a former Malzahn quarterback), who now plays for the Carolina Panthers.
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) August 21, 2014
Check out the video of Malzahn's dousing below.