WATCH: Auburn's Coach Gus Malzahn Ordered This Classic Southern Plate to Toast the Tiger's Iron Bowl Win
Did somebody say smothered and covered?
What better way to wash down a big football win than with a Waffle House feast? After Auburn's Gus Malzahn's Tigers claimed victory in the Iron Bowl against Alabama Saturday evening, the head coach did exactly that.
USA Today's sports writer George Schroeder shared Malzahn's post-win meal—“Ham and cheese omelet, scattered, smothered, covered and chunked. And some bacon."— via Twitter, accompanied by a photo of Malzahn signing a menu with his name and the team's slogan "War Eagle." According to AL.com, the post-game tradition started when Malzahn coached high school football.
Gameday also had some other notable highlights, especially a speech from Apple CEO Tim Cook, who graduated from Auburn in 1982. “This is one of life’s rare times that you can create a memory that will last a lifetime,” Cook's words are recounted in Schroeder's USA Today piece. "…Our biggest obstacle today is not the team in crimson. It’s that little voice in your head that tells you you’re doing 100 percent when you’re actually at 85 to 90. We all have that. Extinguish it!...You have worked too hard and come too far to only come this far."
Thankfully, by ushering the Tigers to a final score of 26-14, it's safe to say Malzahn earned every last bite of those sacred hash browns.