Poll: Auburn fans in Lee County prefer Gus Malzahn as next football coach

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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:23 pm | Updated: 12:52 pm, Fri Nov 30, 2012.

Gus Malzahn is the peoples’ choice and Bobby Petrino remains the polarizing figure in Auburn’s search for its next football coach, according to an independent poll Hill Research Consultants conducted of Auburn fans living in Lee County.

The poll was compiled through a telephone survey of 500 Lee County residents, who were given the choice of first-year Arkansas State coach Malzahn, former Arkansas coach Petrino, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.

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