Auburn's Gus Malzahn coaches without visor to honor Steve Spurrier
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, who has worn a visor since his days as a high school coach, is coaching without his signature headgear during the Tigers' game at Kentucky. Malzahn is "Visor free for the HBC" to pay respect to long-time head coach Steve Spurrier and to help raise awareness and money for flood relief efforts in South Carolina and surrounding areas.
The visor Malzahn would have worn during the game was autographed and will be auctioned on AuburnTigers.com, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross and South Carolina flood relief efforts.
"Coach Spurrier is one of the all-time greats and his influence on me and my coaching style goes back to my days as a high school coach when I started wearing a visor," Malzahn said. "I'm very appreciative for everything he's done for me and the game of football. He's played a large role in making Southeastern Conference football what it is today and will be missed. Going visor free for tonight's game is a small way to pay respect to Coach Spurrier and help raise money and awareness for a great cause."
Malzahan isn't the first to honor Spurrier, who resigned from his position as head coach at South Carolina on Tuesday. Florida released a great tribute video highlighting Spurrier's 11-year coaching tenure with the Gators.