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USA TODAY's Danny Sheridan Says Gus Malzahn Will Be Fired If He Doesn't Beat Alabama

USA TODAY handicapper and sports analyst Danny Sheridan is putting an ultimatum on Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn.

Appearing on The Paul Finebaum Show, Sheridan declared Alabama

.@DannySheridan1's early #IronBowl line:

Alabama -4 at Jordan-Hare Stadium

— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 1, 2017

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">an early four-point favorite in this year's Iron Bowl. Then, he put the pressure on Malzahn. According to Sheridan, the fifth-year head coach will lose his job if he doesn't beat the Crimson Tide. Malzahn has lost three straight against his arch-rival since winning the "Kick Six" game in 2013.


— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum)

"This is it for Malzahn. If you don't beat Alabama you're history this year" - @DannySheridan1

— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 1, 2017

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In addition to losing three in a row to 'Bama, Malzahn only has a 23-16 overall record in the last three seasons.

The last Iron Bowl coach to lose four in a row to his rival? Alabama's Mike Shula from 2003-06. Shula got fired, but, then again, he didn't have nearly the resume of Malzahn.