How bad was Auburn’s offense this season?

Welp, it pretty much stunk, especially by Malzahn’s standards.

If I were a current Auburn quarterback, I wouldn’t get too comfortable, either.

Malzahn has spent plenty of late nights attempting to address the Tigers’ offensive woes. On the recruiting trail, the Tigers targeted and received commitments from two mobile quarterbacks. John Franklin III, a transfer from East Mississippi Community College, is expected to compete for the starting job in the spring.

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31 responses to “How bad was Auburn’s offense this season?

  1. Gus’s offense simply doesn’t work without a legit running threat (no big insight there). However, when he does have a legitimate running threat, we’ve seen what he can do with them. I expect them to be much improved next year with that JUCO kid. Watched part of his highlights the other day and he reminded me a lot of Marshall – raw as a passer, but has the legs to make you pay on the ground. Not saying I expect them to win the west next year, but I do expect them to be significantly improved, assuming they get a decent DC.

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    • Argondawg

      I disagree. I don’t think a change at QB will make that big of a difference for them unless your talking about a cam newton type freak. Not a guy who bailed from FSU’s scout team over Goldton. SEC defenses have caught up to Gus’s offense. He had lost his schematic advantage. Just my two cents. I hope he never leaves.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      Considering they’re looking at Grantham now, I think that whole “decent DC” thing may be a stretch. They haven’t had a great D since Tuberville left (2010 had a great Dline, but that was about it, but with Newton on offense, that was enough. 2013 had a very good pass rush, but that was another “outscore them to win” offense.)

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  2. THE DOG MAN

    Why would a receiver go to the barn. I don’t get it. The big dude picks the barn over UGA from Archer can’t think of his name. I believe he will
    regret that decision down the road. He would be more NFL ready playing
    in a pro set than the spread. Way to many voices in that young mans head.
    That’s just my take on the situation. Going to the barn would be like kissing your sister……WTF

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  3. THE DOG MAN

    Oh yea Kyle Davis, I believe is his name.

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    • Wade Wilson

      Kyle Davis is an attention seeking prima Donna already, and he hasn’t even played a snap of college football. Believe me, that guy is a problem/distraction/energy vampire waiting to happen. He’s a superstar in his own mind. UGA is better off without him IMO.

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      • Macallanlover

        Maybe, maybe not, the recruiting gurus all think he is the best we could do but we all know how that can work out. What I have read about him supports what you said about his being a prima donna. As I recall, his mother favored UGA very strongly but his father was almost an “anyone but UGA” guy. Think he lives in TN and pushed the Vols or Auburn hard, amazingly because he felt a spread type offense would best prepare him for the NFL. He cannot be that dumb, it must have been some under the table stuff because a “run until you get open” playground offense versus disciplined route offense is a no-brainer.

        I never get upset about an 18 year old’s decision unless they flip at the last minute and screw someone that has taken them at their word and planned around them. And that doesn’t matter whether it goes UGA’s way or the other. So I have no issue with Davis going to any school he chooses, at least he made a decision early and didn’t jerk anyone around. But someone might want to keep an eye on Pappy’s lifestyle changes in the coming months but because something is smelly about that guy.

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        • WarD Eagle

          Three whole weeks and you guys have gone full Bammer.

          DIDN’T CHOOSE GEORGIA, MUST BE GITTIN’ PAID Y’ALL!!11

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          • MLB2

            You pay players and suck more often than not. Go back to the AU blog. Nobody smells sewage in the Chattahoochee until it’s south of Columbus.

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          • Gaskilldawg

            Ah, yes, the Auburn wail.
            Auburn is the one university willing, with a straight face, tell the NCAA that Cam Newton, who explained signing with Auburn by sayinb, “The money was better, ” didn’t know he was being sold.

            Auburn knew that the NCAA would buy it to keep the Heisman front runner in the BCS picture and Auburn was unscrupulous enough to take advantage.

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      • WarD Eagle

        Gotcheryerself a Bammer coach and now gotchyerself a TiderInsider attitude.

        DIDNWIMANYWAY

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    Few teams can recruit the monsters it takes to compete with the bama’s of the world, but they can adjust to the option teams by getting faster players. I guess the novelty of Gus’s offense is wearing off.

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  5. PTC DAWG

    It was very enjoyable to watch, IMHO….I hope they continue to fine tune it.

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