At Auburn, it’s déjà vu all over again.

So, quick, which Auburn coach said this?

“If you know in this offense what you are doing, then you have an advantage over the defense by just playing extremely fast. Regardless of what you do, if you do it fast, it should work better.”

Trick question, that.  The real question is which former Auburn coach gave that quote.  So if you first answered Gus Malzahn and then changed your response to Tony Franklin, it’s understandable.

“You hear a lot about no huddle and a lot about ‘fast,’ but our goal is to play fast,” Malzahn said in February. “That’s who we are. That’s what we do.”

I guess that’s why I’m not as gobsmacked about this decision as Jerry seems to be.

Let’s review the transition here:  same noodle-arm starting quarterback, same offensive philosophy, head coach with same defensive-minded background.  As far as I can tell, the biggest change on the Plains is that Jimmy Sexton isn’t in the picture anymore.  Score one for Jay Jacobs.

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UPDATE: Barnhart talks to Franklin about Todd.  Franklin counsels patience.  That worked well last year.

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8 responses to “At Auburn, it’s déjà vu all over again.

  1. Joe B.

    Was Bo showing them where to insert the needle?

  2. Earl

    Doesn’t Jimmy Sexton represent Gene Chizik? I might be mistaken.

  3. Joe B.

    Too bad for Tubs that he did not last through 2008.

    Looks like Bobby Lowder is DONE as the Auburn Mafia.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/mergersNews/idUSBNG40478220090814

  4. Doug

    Is this a blog? I feel lonely.

  5. tiger7_88

    Sounds like some of you guys would rather be right than for Auburn to be good.

    Nice.