Malzahn acknowledges that his three-quarterback rotation was a flop against Clemson.
My only question is whether he had to review the game tape first before reaching that conclusion.
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That seems to indicate he had a plan. The performance I saw indicated otherwise. You best described it as flailing.
That rabbit’s foot is still lost. He got to look under his couch.
Honest question. Did Malzahn develop Newton and Marshall, or just plug and play? If he did “develop” them, what has held him back from developing anyone else?
It is strange. I’ll grant Newton was just plain good and didn’t need much from the coaches but Marshall? He was a solid athlete and all but the things he did were fantastic. He made calls and ran that offense like few others, maybe things just simply made sense to him and the plays he ran just felt natural from the get-go?
I think that if I were in Gus’s position I’d flirt with running the option like tech and navy do, just balance it a bit more with some rpo.
Marshall was a really good high school QB who was able to make plays for his team by being the best athlete on the field. I think that Auburn really developed him as a passer (as much as he developed) but he was/is a big fast guy who can really run in the open field and is hard to take down. So I don’t think that the best part of his game had to be developed.
Cam is the best College football player I have ever seen in my almost 30 years of paying close attention to college football. I don’t think he had to be developed at all to be able to throw the ball really well, run super fast or to be bigger than almost everyone else on the field.
It’s hard to believe Urbs didn’t find a way to keep him around.
Urban was too in love with the GPOOE to realize he had a once-a-generation type of player … on the bench.
As they say, the first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one.
From what I saw on Barn message boards, he could have gotten some very clear analysis about his offense from 100% of the fans. No one stuttered, and there wasn’t a contrary opinion to be heard. See? It is possible for fan bases to be united, at least in Alabama.
How much time do we have until Auburn realizes Gus is a flop?
They could be just a google search away…
Auburn fans want Gus gone already. I was actually in Auburn for the game, and Gus seemed pleased with the qb production on the post game radio show. So, yes he did have to watch the film first.
Gus was just in the right place at the right time and had the right personnel to run his high school offense. Having to find a superman QB is a tough way to coach college football. Urban can find them and Saban doesn’t need them. Gus is gone if his defense falters at all this year.
“We’re always looking for the aggregate of marginal gains.” — Kirby Smart, The Athletic, 7/16/19
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