This is sort of out of the blue – Al Borges resigns, won’t coach in Peach Bowl.
Here’s the key passage:
… Borges arrived at Auburn before the 2004 season and helped the Tigers to a 13-0 record. But the Tigers’ offense was less effective in his last three years, and this season was a particular struggle. The offense is ranked 101st nationally. The Tigers scored two or fewer touchdowns in six of their eight SEC games.
But Borges made magic out his first Auburn offense behind a senior backfield that included future first-round NFL picks in Jason Campbell, Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown. The Tigers finished 25th in the nation in total offense that year and Borges was hailed as the man who brought Auburn’s talent together. But the Tigers slipped to 37th in total offense in 2005, 76th in total offense in 2006 and heads to the Chick-fil-A Bowl ranked at the 101 mark, ahead of only 18 other teams…
It’s easy to look like a genius with three NFL first round picks in your backfield. Sometimes those “Jimmies and Joes” do matter.