No doubt Gus Malzahn has a lot on his plate trying to rescue Auburn from the train wreck of 2012, but judging from this, there’s at least one piece of the puzzle that won’t overwhelm him.
Gus Malzahn needs to find a new starting quarterback, and if you think that sounds familiar, well, you would be right.
He’s doing it for the eighth straight season.
Auburn’s new head coach has had a different starting quarterback every year he’s been in the college game, and he’ll have another one when the Tigers open the season against Washington State on Aug. 31.
That’s pretty remarkable. I give him the most credit for making a functional SEC quarterback out of a lame-armed Chris Todd.
That being said, just because he’s accustomed to the situation doesn’t guarantee success. “Barrett is a great competitor, too,” is the coaching equivalent of “she’s got a nice personality”. I’m sure Auburn fans are hoping that the mediocrity of Auburn’s 2011 offense was somehow more Chizik’s fault than Malzahn’s. We shall see.