Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and his wife, Kristi, have pledged a $2 million gift that would go toward a proposed football operations building.
"I love Auburn and am excited about our future," Malzahn told ESPN.
Auburn's current football operations building was built in 1989. Allen Greene, Auburn's first-year athletic director, made a pitch to the school's board of trustees on the need to build a football-only complex during a Thursday workshop with board members.
Malzahn is in his sixth season as Auburn's head coach. He signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension this summer after Arkansas showed interest in bringing Malzahn back to his home state.