Gus wants you to know Saturday isn’t about him, no sirree, ’cause he’s already been there and done that.
… Since losing the 2013 BCS National Championship, the Tigers are 1-7 in their last eight games against top 10 teams.
That record, an 0-6 mark against Georgia and Alabama over the past three years, and losses to Clemson and LSU featuring woeful offensive play this season is why this stretch is critical to Malzahn’s future on the Plains.
He did not want to acknowledge the enormity of this week to his own career.
“We’ve coached in SEC Championships and national championships,” Malzahn said. “This is a big game, but it’s not about me, it’s about our team. It’s a great opportunity in a huge game for our team for this year. I don’t get into for me, personally big games. I’ve been fortunate to coach in quite a few of them.”
Hunh. Losing to all those top-ranked teams must have been somebody else’s fault.
When you say it’s not about you, it usually is about you.