Gus Malzahn receives raise and contract extension at Auburn

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Gene Chizik says offensive

coordinator Gus Malzahn has received a raise and contract

extension. Monday's announcement came amid reports that Malzahn had

been offered the Vanderbilt head coaching job.

Chizik did not confirm that the coach had been offered - and

turned down - the Vanderbilt position. He also did not release

details of Malzahn's new deal.

A person familiar with the situation says Auburn will "more

than double" Malzahn's $500,000 salary. The person spoke with The

Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because details

of the deal were not publicly announced.

Malzahn, who won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant

coach, is also Auburn's quarterbacks coach and works with Heisman

Trophy winner Cam Newton.