FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas assistant coach Gus Malzahn has been honored as the national offensive coordinator of the year by Rivals.com it was announced on Thursday.
Malzahn is completing his first season as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach with the Razorbacks after a successful stint as a high school head coach. In 2006, Malzahn called plays for the Hogs’ potent offense which featured two 1,000-yard rushers (Darren McFadden and Felix Jones), four All-Southeastern Conference linemen (Jonathan Luigs, Stephen Parker, Zac Tubbs, Tony Ugoh) and a school record-breaking wide receiver (Marcus Monk).
“I am proud of Gus and the job he has done this season,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “He did a nice job of blending our strengths with some new wrinkles to give us more diversity offensively. Anytime you make the transition to the college game it presents new challenges. He has handled that adjustment well and has contributed greatly to our success this season.”
Malzahn earned a pair of national coordinator of the week honors from Rivals.com earlier this season. He was recognized by the organization after Arkansas’ wins over No. 2 Auburn and No. 13 Tennessee.