January 26, 2013
AUBURN -- Gus Malzahn loves to innovate.
He took the next step Friday by announcing the departure of assistant coach Rich Bisaccia, who accepted a job with the Dallas Cowboys. Malzahn and Bisaccia talked clearly and on more than one occasion about the former San Diego Chargers assistant's strong desire to return to the college game.
There was no room for misinterpretation.
Still, coaching football is a business and the Cowboys offered a major raise over the $500,000 Bisaccia was set to earn on the Plains. It was a decision Bisaccia felt he had to make.
The fallout has been intriguing.
In the same tweet, Malzahn announced that Tim Horton would take over for Bisaccia as the Tigers' running backs coach. Scott Fountain, who spent the past four seasons as an important, behind-the-scenes administrator at Auburn, will return to the field as tight ends and special teams coach.
Does that impair the Tigers?
Not at all.
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